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 - Tuesday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday - Friday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
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 - Tuesday
5pm - 5:30pm, Wednesday - Friday
Junior Gym rules
There has been a recent change in Junior Sessions.
Monday & Tuesday, sessions will finish at 5pm, Junior members will have the option to join a junior class or to leave.
This is bookable via Better UK app
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. *Juniors are required to use the lightest weight plates when using the resistance machines, as well as under 10kg dumbbells in the functional area.
Always wear appropriate clothing when training in the gym
Unacceptable behaviour is not tolerated - Three strikes and we cancel your membership
Always use equipment correctly
Mobile phones to be used for music only in the gym area
Always wipe down equipment after use
Adult & Junior Gym (11-17yrs)
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:
Monday - Friday, 3:30pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am - 5pm
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 9-15yrs 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 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:
- Core Conditioning - Get stronger and sculpt those abs! These sessions are designed to help you get fitter, stronger and leaner using a series of exercises using equipment and your body weight.
- Cardio Junior - A class that really packs a punch and gets your heart working. The class is a mix of steady-state elements of HIIT or focuses on more combat/Boxercise-type moves.