You said – we did! So here’s a quick update for you on some plans we’ve made for the gym membership.
As you know, the gym at Walter Bower House (WBH) will be a well-provided but obviously much more compact facility than the main Sports Centre, with 12 pieces of equipment and various accessories available for use. I heard from a few of you that you had some concerns about the membership costs. You felt that the full membership price would be too much to pay for a smaller gym facility. Because we want to make sure this facility meets your needs, Saints Sport and I had a look at various options.
The main priorities were:
- the avoidance of any undue administrative burden for Saints Sport
- creating a fair pricing structure for the gym which would help to encourage staff to use the facility.
So, we propose the following membership structure. The information in black is the current price for full Fitness+ membership. The information in red is the proposed Eden Campus only membership.
|Staff Membership Prices 19/20||Full Fitness+
(Main Sport Centre)
|Salary deduct (monthly)||£24||
The idea is that staff members who are part of units that are fully or partially relocating to WBH can buy the Eden Campus only membership.
Reception staff at the main Sports Centre would ask a prospective member to confirm their unit name and check that the staff member is eligible for the discounted rate.
For the moment access to the WBH gym will be limited to those with the Eden Campus membership at the outset. Obviously we can keep a close eye on how often the gym is used by reviewing the card data and change this as necessary.
Those with full membership already (and who want to keep full membership) can have the Eden Campus membership added to their account if they are part of a unit that is fully or partially relocating. Current Sports Centre members can adjust their membership type, from ‘Full Fitness+’ to ‘Eden Campus Membership’ on their membership renewal date.
Eden Campus membership will be available to buy soon – I’ll let the reps know as soon as it’s available.
PSR Project Officer