Birmingham

Re-opening information

We're looking forward to welcoming you back!

Thank you for bearing with us while we’ve been closed. We’re delighted to tell you that your centres re-opened on 1st September 2020.

To begin with, our focus will be on the gym, classes and swimming pool (where available) until all our services can re-start safely, in line with Government and industry guidelines. We will update the information below for all other facilities and activities as soon as we know more.

You can view timetables on your centre's homepage and book sessions 14 days in advance of the facilities re-opening. If you are looking to book a swimming session, please note the date that your centre's pool re-opens. Direct Debit and annual members have 14 days' advance booking rights and Places members have 7 days' advance rights. To book, please visit the member area on our website or use the Places Locker app. For more information on booking, visit our FAQs.

Please note that Be Active members who hold a free Places membership will be charged standard rates when trying to book sessions at this time. We will update this page should this change.

The guidance on this page is for the centres below:

Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre

Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre

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When will activities start?

For more information on re-opening, please visit our re-opening FAQs and information hub

Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre
Facility Date
Gym

1st September

Studio classes

1st September

Lane swimming

1st September

Swimming lessons Swimming lessons will recommence from 7th September onwards. We will be in touch with parents prior to lessons beginning. Read our swimming lesson FAQs.
 

Please find information on changing facilities for this centre below:

Swimming

Changing rooms and showers will only be available after your session, so we ask that you arrive to your session swim-ready. Hair dryers and water fountains will not be available but hand dryers will. Lockers will be available.

Gym and studio class sessions

Changing rooms and showers will be unavailable for members attending gym and studio class sessions. Hair dryers and water fountains will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available. We ask that you bring minimal belongings into your session with you as we cannot currently allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios. Unfortunately, we cannot allow personal towels to be brought into sessions at this time. We do however encourage you to bring your own mat to sessions.

 

Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre
Facility Date
Gym

1st September

Studio classes

1st September

Lane swimming

1st September

Swimming lessons Swimming lessons will recommence from 7th September onwards. We will be in touch with parents prior to lessons beginning. Read our swimming lesson FAQs.
 

Please find information on changing facilities for this centre below:

Swimming

Changing rooms and showers will be not available, so please arrive to your session swim-ready. You will need to towel dry on poolside after your session. Hair dryers and water fountains will not be available but hand dryers will. Lockers will be available but will be limited, so customers are able to leave their belongings poolside.

Gym and studio class sessions

Changing rooms and showers will be not be available for members attending gym and studio class sessions. Hair dryers and water fountains will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be unavailable. We ask that you bring minimal belongings into your session with you as we cannot currently allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios. Unfortunately, we cannot allow personal towels to be brought into sessions at this time. We do however encourage you to bring your own mat to sessions.

 

Still have questions?

For more information on our re-opening plans, please visit our information hub and re-opening FAQs