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.
Will there be any catering in the Fitness Centre?
Hot and cold (soft) drinks and light pre-packed foods will be available for purchase in the reception area.
Of course we encourage Members to continue to take advantage of the Orangery, Terrace, Members’ Bar and Lounge while on site.
Will a Fitness Centre change the atmosphere of Phyllis Court?
We don’t believe it will, as there will only be one Phyllis Court membership; any users of the Fitness Centre will be members of Phyllis Court and 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?
During the soft launch the Fitness Centre will be available only for Members. To monitor the use and progress of the centre, after the soft launch we will review the activity within the Fitness Centre and decide whether hotel guests and Member's guests can use the facilities. It will NOT be avaliable to the general public.
Every Member of the Club will have full access to all of the facilities within the Fitness Centre at no extra charge beyond the increase in subscriptions.
Where will the Fitness Centre be 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 will have minimal impact on neighbours and it will also leave future development space for the Clubhouse.
Will Phyllis Court provide instructors and personal trainers?
Yes, there will be qualified fitness class instructors, personal trianers and therapists.
Classes offered will run on a scheduled basis and paid for personal training sessions can be booked.
What will the opening times be?
Opening hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 07:00 – 20:00
Weekends: 08:00 – 16:00
Bank holidays: 08:00 – 16:00
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
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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