What is Junior Gym?
Junior gym is a dedicated session for children between 11 and 17 years old to introduce them to working out in the gym and help them start their journey towards a healthy and active lifestyle. All sessions are supervised, with a member of the Fitness team present, to ensure they are working out safely. Membership also includes access to our Junior Fitness Classes that take place on the gym floor during the allocated sessions. Keeping everyone fit, active and healthy is important to us, so we want to ensure we offer a variety of fun activities. Sessions are included in the monthly membership or can be booked on a pay-as-you-go basis. All juniors are required to attend Junior Gym Induction before their first session.
Junior Gym days and times:
Monday - Friday, 3:30pm - 4:20pm, 4:20pm - 5:10pm and 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 3pm
Junior Gym Induction
All juniors are required to book and attend a junior gym induction before attending the first junior gym sessions. Junior inductions are conducted by our level 2 qualified Fitness Instructors in small groups of no more than five people and are 30 minutes long. During the inductions, our Instructors will go over all health & safety information about the gym, explain the gym etiquette, demonstrate the equipment that juniors are allowed to use during the sessions, and show how to use it safely.
Junior Gym inductions take place 4pm - 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday and 11am-11:30am Saturdays and Sundays.BOOK NOW
Junior Gym rules
Due to high demand, there has been a recent change in how to book the sessions. Monday - Friday, there are now three bookable slots of 50 minutes each; 3.30pm – 4.20pm, 4.20pm - 5.10pm and 5.10pm - 6pm. Juniors wishing to attend both, will require a booking for each slot. Juniors are required to vacate the gym when the sessions finish and are not able to stay between sessions.
At weekends, juniors can book their gym sessions between 10am – 3pm, on the hour for 50 minute sessions.
Juniors will have access to the majority of gym equipment including:
- Cardio machines (treadmills, cross-trainers, upright bikes, spin bikes, recumbent bikes, ARC Trainers, & rowing machines)
- Resistance machines* (chest press, chest fly, lateral row, cables pulley machines, leg press, hip adductor, hip abductor, lat pull down, shoulder press, leg extension, hamstring curl, & assisted chin-up)
- Functional Area** (TRX ropes, kettle bells, bosu balls, skipping ropes, steps, slam balls, battle rope, plyo boxes, small free weights)
Juniors are not able to access the free weights area or use any free weights.
Adult & Junior Gym (9-17yrs)
Calling all gym members with children! Would you like to bring along your child to train with you in the gym for free? Our 'Adult and Junior Gym' sessions allow any pre-paid adult to bring a child to the gym with them for free. The reservation must be made by the adult who books the 'Adult and Junior Gym' session with their membership. Juniors do not need to book the session but must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times.
Session Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday, 3pm-8pm.
Supervision: Please note that the adult/parent must actively supervise the child at all times and takes responsibility for the child's conduct and safe use of machines. Only children between 9-17yrs are permitted in the session, and it is limited to one child per one supervising adult. If an adult is not supervising the child or the child misuses the gym equipment or misbehaves, both parties may be asked to leave.
Junior Gym classes
Junior fitness classes take place during the Junior gym sessions and are tailored to junior participants. These short 20-30 minute fitness classes are led by our level 2 qualified Fitness Instructors and take place on the gym floor during the afternoon junior gym times. Fitness classes will include:
- Strength and Conditioning - Strengthen and condition your whole body in one of our Junior Strength & Conditioning classes. These classes are a combination of strength and conditioning activities that could include Circuit Training and Body Conditioning in one class
- Cardio - Get your heart pumping and increase your energy levels in one of our Junior Cardio classes. These classes are fast-paced with high energy activities which could include HIIT and Step Aerobics in one class
Junior Table Tennis
A brand new addition to our junior gym programme - table tennis, activity takes place in the first floor Park View Suite from 4pm-6pm during the junior gym time.
There will be four 30-minute bookable slots between 4pm-6pm with a maximum of 8 spaces bookable each time for two doubles matches.
Slots are bookable via the Better UK app or with our concierges at reception.
Tennis is a great sport that is fun to play and socialise. Some other benefits of playing table tennis include:
- Improves hand-eye coordination.
- Improves reflexes.
- Improves balance.
- Stimulates various different parts of the brain.
Days and times: Monday - Friday, 3:30pm - 4:30pm and 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Free for junior gym members and only £2.70 for non-members.BOOK NOW
A brand new addition to our Junior programme - Drop-in Junior basketball!
Between 3.30pm-4pm, juniors ages 11-17 can shoot hoops with friends, play mini-games and practice drills in this open, social basketball session.
Days and times: Mondays, Tuesdays* and Thursdays* 3.30pm-4pm.
*A basketball coach will be available on most Tuesdays and Thursday sessions to help run the session, give a few pointers, and set up mini-games.
Free for junior gym members and only £2.50 for non-members.