Introduction At St Mary’s School Sports Centre we offer a wide range of group exercise classes. Members have access to all fitness classes free of charge. The group aerobic activities are a great way to achieve your personal goals, increase your energy levels and reduce stress. All classes are led by a highly qualified and motivated exercise-to-music instructor and are a 'must try' experience for all. Fitness classes are open to all adults aged 16 years and above unless otherwise stated. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact reception. Important Fitness Class Notice Temporary Relocation of Classes From Monday 25 September we are running a new and temporary arrangement for fitness classes. This creates a number of logistical challenges! St Margaret’s and St Mary’s schools have offered alternative rooms where classes can take place which enables us to continue our programme with as little disruption as possible however, these school sites are heavily regulated by Ofsted and the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate. As such, there are strict policies in place with regard to visitors. To enable us to offer our programme of fitness classes, we ask that members are patient with staff in the initial weeks as we solve inevitable teething problems, and also that members stick to the guidelines below to help the system run smoothly: Meet 10 minutes earlier than your class is due to start at reception The Sport Centre need to know who is in attendance for safety reasons, and to check that they are current members. Wait for a member of staff to escort the whole group to the relevant room Even if you are a member of school staff – for above reasons. The Schools cannot have unaccompanied visitors on site, particularly during school hours (remember, St Mary’s is a school 24 hours a day)! Car parking is also an issue, please only use the main car park and then swipe your card at Reception After your class, wait to be escorted back to the Sport Centre by a member of staff and leave the site as normal. Joining classes late or leaving early is now not permitted due to the above, however if you know in advance that this is necessary for a specific reason, please ask a member of sport centre staff if a one-off arrangement is possible. We are determined to deliver a fitness programme to the same standard that both you the customer expect and that we consider to be the best we can in these circumstances. Please help us by following the guidelines and communicating politely with our staff. Your patience and understanding is appreciated New Classes Launching in September Children's Afterschool Club - New week day!We are delighted to announce our Children's Afterschool Club is relaunching on Wednesday 6th September at 4:00-5:00pm. This is FREE for members and just £4.00 for non-members, so your child can bring a friend a long without having to be a Sports Centre customer. Class Booking Information St Mary's members can book seven days in advance either in person or over the telephone. The terms and conditions are different for the booking of courses. Please refer to the Dry Courses leaflet. Are you ready for exercise? Please ensure you read the Health Commitment Statement before the class starts. Wear appropriate clothing and make sure your footwear is designed for the activity. As a courtesy to others and for health and safety reasons, please arrive 5 minutes before the class start time to set up. We will refuse access to anyone arriving after the class has started. Drink plenty of water during and after the class. Never exercise after a heavy meal. A light carbohydrate snack is ideal. Inform your instructor of any medical condition, medication, injury, ante/post natal or illness. Never exercise when feeling unwell. Under 16s are not permitted to participate in any fitness classes. Cancellation Policy A cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel within 2 hours of the class start time. The cancellation fee for all classes is £4.00. Please refer to the cancellation and refund policy in Reception for more details.