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Our Colleague Alex Somerville

Monday 26th July 2021

It is with the utmost sadness that enjoyleisure learned of the passing of Alex Somerville, an extremely valued member of our team and the 'main man' at Pinkie Playing fields for many years. Alex will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Alex's family and, on behalf of everyone at enjoy, we'd like to offer our heartfelt condolences to all his loved ones at this difficult and very sad time.

 

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Community Investment in Accessible Access to Dunbar Leisure Pool

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Thanks to the generosity of Dunbar Community Council, supported by funding via Community Windpower, enjoyleisure’s Dunbar Leisure Pool is now is possession of a state-of-the-art accessible wheelchair to assist customers in and out of the pool.

The purchase of an ‘Easyroller Wheelchair’ means that customers with various additional needs can now gain easy and safe access to the pool, thus benefitting from the numerous health and wellbeing benefits that come from being in the water, whether for rehab, therapy, relaxation, fitness or pleasure.

Read the full press release here 

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Move to Level 0 from Monday 19th July 

Thursday 15th July 2021

On Tuesday 13th July, the First Minister announced Scotland will be progressing (albeit to a slightly modified) level 0 from Monday 19th July.   In the coming days, enjoyleisure expects to receive further clarification of the new government guidelines via SportScotland and official sporting bodies.

From Tuesday's announcement, the next stage of easing restrictions means that East Lothian’s charitable leisure trust will be able to reduce its current physical distancing measures from 2m to 1m.  This will allow for more equipment to return to Bodyworks gym venues and maximum capacities to increase in the halls, dance studios and gyms, providing more opportunities to the county’s residents to enjoy being physically active.  Additionally indoor adult contact sport can resume.  

As soon as possible after the 19th July, enjoyleisure aims to reopen its soft play areas, squash courts and the café at Dunbar Leisure Pool.

Across enjoyleisure’s indoor facilities enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures will continue to be upheld, and both customers and colleagues will be required to wear face coverings in public areas, unless exempt.    At this time, we ask all customers to continue pre-booking activities sessions, in order to comply with Test and Protect measures.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

 

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Get into Summer with Free Child Swims 

Tuesday 15th June 2021 

enjoyleisure is delighted to announce that it will be offering children the opportunity to SWIM FOR FREE during the summer holidays!

“Get into Summer” is a Scottish Government-funded initiative to help children, young people and families have fun throughout the holiday period.   The activities have all been planned to help children and young people who have been particularly affected by the pandemic to make the most of their summer and connect with others.

East Lothian’s charitable health, wellbeing and leisure trust, enjoyleisure have been awarded funds from East Lothian Council through the scheme to deliver “FREE CHILD SWIMS” to children of all ages across the county.

GET INTO SUMMER WITH FREE SWIMS!

  • Location:  All East Lothian Swimming Pools
  • Dates:  Monday 28th June – Friday 6th August 2021
  • Offer Valid:  Monday – Friday during swim sessions scheduled between 9am – 3pm
  • Eligibility Criteria:  Applies to all children under the age of 18.
  • Bookings:  Pre-book required.  Please contact your local swimming pool or book online at www.enjoyleisure.com.  (When booking into a kids swim session online, please do so under the child’s profile).

For the full press release click here.

Click here for more details and booking information.

 

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Drowning Prevention Week 

19th - 26th June 2021
enjoyleisure is proudly supporting Royal Life Saving Society’s (RLSS) Drowning Prevention Week.

Living in coastal communities like ours, it is vitally important that children & adults know the importance of water safety … especially as we head towards the summer holidays.

Over the next week, our swimming lessons will have a drowning prevention focus … please remember to bring a t-shirt to lessons!! 👚👕

Click here for more details 

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Musselburgh & North Berwick Swimming Pools Reopen

Monday 14th June 2021

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for ...

Following major refurbishments of the floating floor and boom at both Musselburgh & North Berwick Swimming Pools, both facilities have reopened in full! 

We would like to say a  massive thank you to all our customers for your patience and understanding during these works.
 

Interested to find out what happened during the refurb?

Check out our series of videos on YouTube here

 

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Housebuilder Dandara Provides Boost to Leisure Facilities

Wednesday 19th June 2021

Housebuilder Dandara East Scotland is set to provide a boost to local leisure facilities by funding the cost of equipment to help improve facilities throughout East Lothian.  This support will allow enjoyleisure to invest in new leisure equipment, which especially benefit the county’s youngest residents.

Set to arrive in centres shortly is a set of brand new specialist gymnastics equipment to enhance and expand their existing gymnastics coached activity programme. The programme currently delivers lessons to over 600 children across the county. As well as providing much need replacement equipment, participants will also benefit from new apparatus to help develop their skills.

In addition, the support will also cover the cost of purchasing vital swimming pool platforms used in the delivery of the county’s Learn to Swim programme.   For younger children, entering water which is out of their depth can be very daunting, however these platforms, (which the children stand on), provide both an assurance and confidence boost as children learn this essential life skill – a necessity in this area given the county’s coastal location.

View full press release here. 

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Cricket Update

Tuesday 18th May 2021

Much has been said on social media over the last week about cricket charges in East Lothian, however we feel some background context needs to be provided to present a more complete picture.

At enjoy our mandate is to provide sports, recreation and leisure facilities at fair and equitable prices across communities in East Lothian.  Added to this, we strive to ensure the ongoing viability of our facilities and continually seek to invest and improve our service offering so communities continue to benefit.

We take income generation seriously while ensuring there are minimal financial barriers to participation, so that everyone in our communities has the opportunity to use our facilities.

It should be noted that in terms of the current charges for cricket, that cricket clubs within East Lothian have been and remain heavily subsidised. Considering Tranent & Preston Village Cricket Club, an informal agreement has been in place since 2013, where the club received a reduced charge for use of the cricket pitch.  It is not viable for enjoy to continue this discount in perpetuity.  Instead, we are currently in discussion with local Cricket Clubs who have been invited to put forward their comments for inclusion in our intended cricket prices review.   This will include an appraisal of comparable cricket charges across the country. 

Pending the outcome of the review, the current interim charge for all cricket clubs is £50.95 per session.  This is based on a 7-hour booking, equating to £7.28 per hour.  This represents a 3% increase of the fee for 2020/21, which was £49.45 which includes use of changing and showering facilities.

The proposed charge for 2021/22 is £68.60 pitch only, or, £81.90 including changing and showering facilities.  The higher rate equates to £11.70 per hour for a 7-hour session or £0.53 per head, per hour based on two teams of 11 players. These charges remain subsidised to support the continued development of cricket in East Lothian.

When reviewing our charges, enjoy must consider pitch hire, utility cost of pavilions, staffing and building checks.  To ensure the sustainability of community clubs, it is enjoy’s policy to absorb much of these costs, in partnership with East Lothian Council, is to encourage our communities to get active and stay active.   This policy applies to all activities offered by enjoy.

Statement by Bill Axon, Chief Executive

 

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Fitness Classes are Back in Centre!

11th May 2021

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement (Tues 11th May) we’re delighted to confirm our in Centre fitness class programme will be returning as of Monday 17th May.  

Please click here for the Fitness Class Timetable PDF   All classes are available to book online or by calling the Sports Centres.

Bill Axon, enjoyleisure Chief Executive comments:

“Tuesday’s Scottish Government announcement confirming a move to Level 2 from Monday 17th May, is brilliant news for our many customers who attend coached classes and is greatly welcomed by everyone at enjoyleisure.  The resumption of group exercise; albeit socially distanced, is a massive boost to our customers and coaches alike; who like many others have been furloughed since Boxing Day.  

enjoy’s fitness coaches are eager to return, and we can’t wait to have our halls and studios buzzing with excitement as adults of all ages return for their endorphin releasing boost!   The benefits of group exercise go way beyond the physical elements too.  enjoyleisure’s fitness classes are social affairs.   Friendships are created out of shared interests, motivation levels are enhanced by engaging instructors.  For many, it’s an opportunity for quality “me time”; to energise, relax or de-stress.  For some people it’s an opportunity for ‘real life’ contact (as opposed to virtual) with other people.  It’s important, and maybe even more so with it being Mental Health Awareness week, to recognise the positive social, mental and wellbeing aspects that come from ‘enjoying’ being part of group fitness activities.  It’s a win, win for everyone!”

Continuation of Zoom Classes

Thank you to everyone who completed our Zoom Fitness survey, following your feedback we are delighted to continue to deliver a number of classes over zoom from Monday 17th May onwards – see timetable for more details.   

Going forward we will be monitoring all fitness classes on a regular basis and will be modifying and adapting the timetable in line with customer demand.

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Welcome Back!

26th April 2021

We've made lots of changes to the Sports Centres to comply with physcial distancing measures and introducing enhance cleaning regimes. 

We've prepared a Welcoming You Back Guide which we strongly advise you to read and review before visiting the Sports Centres.

Included within this document is a guide to:

  • Physical Distancing Measures
  • Enhanced Cleaning Schedules
  • New Booking Procedures
  • Physically Distanced Swimming 
  • Bodyworks Gym Sessions
  • Fitness Classes
  • Booking Online 
  • Waiting List Functions 
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Gymnastics Lessons 
  • Racket Sports
  • Outdoor Pitches
  • Athletics Arena
  • Golf Courses 
  • Your COVID questions answered
  • Your reopening questions answered
  • Facilities that will be returning soon
     

As you can tell .. quite a comprehensive guide!   So its definitely worth taking some time to give it a read. 

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Activity Bookings!

26th April 2021

You will find our activity sessions detailed within the timetables on our Venues Page. 

NB:  All activity sessions need to be pre-booked in advance. 

This can be done either online: click the link here or by calling the Sports Centres directly: 

NB:  Family / Public Tank Swim Sessions cannot be booked online.  These can only be booked with the centre directly.   

NB:  Activities at the Mercat Gait Centre is not linked to the enjoyleisure booking system as this centre is managed by FES FM.  Please call them directly on 01875 618997 to book activities. 
 

Book Online:  click here

See our download session for our guide :  How to Book Online

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What do the Sports Centres look like?

Your safety is our number one priority.  We have put in place various physcial distancing measures and enhance cleaning regimes to safeguard our customers and colleagues during the Coronavirus Pandemic.   

Below some of our colleagues explain the measure put in place:

Welcome Back Video Here: 

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Welcoming You Back to the Pool!

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Welcome Back to the Gym!

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Welcoming you back to Fitness Classes!

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If you've got questions, please just ask:  info@enjoyleisure.com 

See you soon!