Date posted 16 May 2019

The Hive celebrated its first birthday on the 14th of May 2019. The centre which includes the below listed facilities as seen much change in this period with the pool providing a new home for Ely Tri Club and Ely Swim Club along with lots of other local sports clubs who now undertake regular sessions in our Sports Hall or on our 3G outdoor Football pitch.  

  • 8 Lane 25m Swimming Pool
  • Separate Learner Pool with a moveable floor
  • 140 Station Fitness Centre
  • 4 Court Sports Hall
  • Two Group Exercise Studio’s
  • Separate Multi Purpose Meeting Room
  • 3G Outdoor Football Pitch

As part of the move to The Hive the centre took receipt of Swim School members from the previous local Swimming Pool with the vast majority of lessons being able to transfer like for like into the same Stage at the same time within the new facility. Since this date The Hive has since been expanding lessons and increasing provision, with the new larger Main Pool space providing plenty of space for growth in the future allowing us to accommodate many more children and adults as time goes on. Additionally, throughout the holiday period the centre has also consistently offered a range of crash courses for a number of stages proving opportunities for new members of the scheme to give it a try and existing members to develop their skills further and even move up in stage.

The Fitness centre itself has seen many new arrivals and members within this time, including a huge number of early sign-ups with local members of the community taking advantage of an early bird promo and giving the new state of the art Fitness Centre 1156 members from day one! As time has gone on The Hive has also been developing a larger and larger group exercise scheme with a steady increase in sessions over the past 12 months. Examples include the introduction and rapid expansion of the Water Workout range of activities which have proved hugely poplar alongside Pilates and Extreme Interval Fitness which have seen 95% and 100% average attendance rates with class capacities of 18 spaces for Pilates and 30 for Extreme Interval Fitness.

Furthermore, The Hive’s development still has many new exciting things on the horizon for the community. In March The Hive played host to a British Gymnastics course whereby we enrolled a number of staff who subsequently achieved a Gymnastics For All Instructor qualification. This has set the scene for our first ever Gymnastics crash course over the May half term with state of the art brand new equipment along with friendly and well trained instructors offering a great and fun opportunity for juniors between the ages of four and twelve.