After yet another period of closure enforced by a national lockdown, we’re thrilled to be able to open the outdoor fitness facilities we have at the majority of our Clubs during March.

Our Clubs in Scotland, Wales and England are all now open for outdoor fitness. With heated swimming pools, top-class tennis courts, Personal Training, serene spa facilities and even some of your favourite fitness classes available to enjoy, we can’t wait to welcome you back.

If you’re more used to working out indoors, or you’re unsure about what to expect when you return to the Club to use our outdoor facilities, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you prepare for your next visit and get the most out of your experience.

Arrive ready to exercise and dress appropriately for the weather

With our indoor facilities including showers and changing rooms out of action for the time being, we are requesting that anybody visiting their Club arrives dressed in their sportswear ready to work out.

It’s also worth remembering that while we are doing our best to keep you warm and dry with temporary shelters and marquees, this is the UK, so if the weather forecast looks a little dicey, please come prepared with appropriate clothing.

Don’t forget your mask

We’re all now used to double checking our bags and pockets for our face masks before leaving the house, but here’s another reminder! At David Lloyd Clubs, our policy is that anybody over the age of 12 years old must wear a face covering as they walk through the Club, and entry will be refused to anybody not wearing one, unless they are exempt. You don’t need to wear one when you are outside or while exercising though, so don’t worry about it affecting your workout.

Fancy a swim? Bring towels and a dressing gown

If you’re keen to get back into our heated outdoor swimming pools to enjoy a few lengths in the open air,  then come ready with clothes and accessories to keep you warm  once you get out of the water. As we are currently unable to open our changing rooms due to government restrictions, we’d recommend you bring a couple of towels, as well as a dressing gown to help you dry off and stay toasty after your swim.

Help us to help you

While we are doing everything we can to keep everybody safe during their time at the Club, we need a helping hand from you too!

Help keep yourself and others safe by wiping down equipment before and after use and wash your hands frequently. Please keep social distancing in mind at all times, leave plenty of space between yourself and other members, and please observe all signs and notices that will be laid out to guide you around the Club.

And of course, should you need any assistance, our friendly team members will be on hand.

We’re still there for you at home

If you’re not quite ready to make the jump back to your old fitness routine, you can supplement your visits to the Club with our wide variety of @home content. With everything from high energy classes to on-demand fitness tutorials, a virtual after school club to live music nights, David Lloyd Clubs @home is the perfect way to keep fit, active and entertained from home, and best of all, it’s free for everyone to enjoy.

Find out more about the range of outdoor fitness facilities available at David Lloyd Clubs here.