Why does Phyllis Court need a Fitness Centre
The Fitness Centre will benefit both current and future Members. It will expand our current offering, providing increased value for money for all our Members.
What is the impact on the tennis courts?
The tennis club have benefited from the resurfacing of the 4 courts (to En-Tout-Cas Savanna specifications). The tennis courts have new lighting, access and have been a real advantage for the tennis club.
Is there any catering in the Fitness Centre?
Hot and cold (soft) drinks and light pre-packed foods are available for purchase in the Reception area.
The Fitness Centre Deli counter offers a healthy lunch option from 12pm until 2pm Monday to Saturday each week. The counter has a choice of protein such as chicken or salmon and a vegetarian option, as well as an ample salad bar. The Deli can be enjoyed for £12 in the Fitness Centre, or for those seeking lunch 'on the go' there are take-away boxes.
Of course we encourage Members to continue to take advantage of the Orangery, Terrace, Members’ Bar and Lounge while on site.
Does the Fitness Centre change the atmosphere of Phyllis Court?
We don’t believe it does, as there is still only one Phyllis Court membership; any users of the Fitness Centre are obliged to conform to the dress code and other Club rules and bye-laws. All prospective members will go through the same process before joining the Club as in the past, involving the Membership Committee. The Fitness Centre is located away from the main Clubhouse.
What are the health benefits to Members from the Fitness Centre?
The Government recommends exercising at least 5 times per week for 30 minutes. Government reports show that ease of access is important to maintain regular exercise and the availability of The Fitness Centre at the Club will provide this to Members. (Dept of Health factsheet November 2011).
There is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can lead to a healthier and happier life and boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy as well as reducing the risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
It is well recognised that, regardless of age, regular exercise reduces the risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers by up to 50% and lowers the risk of early death by up to 30%.
Swimming and water-based exercises put less strain on joints as the body is supported by water; those with back pain, spine, hip and knee conditions benefit from water-based activities.
We believe it is more convenient and less expensive for those Members who currently travel to other clubs or gym facilities.
Who can use the facility?
The Fitness Centre is available for Members, hotel guests and Members' guests, when accompanied by a Member (the Fitness Centre is NOT for the general public).
Every Member of the Club has full access to all of the facilities within the Fitness Centre at no extra charge beyond the increase in subscriptions.
Opening hours have now been determined from the Members’ survey carried out in 2015 demonstrated there wass demand from early morning through to evening, 7 days per week. These opening hours are within the conditions attached to the 2014 Planning Permission. See below the opening times FAQ for details.
Where is the Fitness Centre located?
The building is located within the grounds on the west side of the visitors’ car park, this provides easy access and the ability for seperate use from the club to ensure ease of use.
This site has minimal impact on neighbours and leaves room for future development of the Clubhouse.
Does Phyllis Court provide instructors and personal trainers?
Yes, there are qualified fitness class instructors, personal trianers and therapists in the Fitness Centre.
Classes offered are run on a scheduled basis and paid for personal training sessions can be booked seperately. View the class timetable here.
What are the opening times?
Opening hours are as follows:
Monday - 06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday - 07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday - 06:30 - 20:00
Thursday - 07:00 - 20:00
Friday - 07:00 – 20:00
Saturday - 08:00 – 18:00
Sunday - 08:00 - 16:00
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time in all areas apart from Reception. The pool, sanarium and gym will close 15 minutes before the advertised closing time to allow Members time to change.
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