Exercise Class Guidelines

The studio within the Club facility will be reopening on Monday 17 May 2021and we have introduced a number of changes to help with the fight against coronavirus and reduce the risk of transmission within the facility. Please read the information below on the process for using the gym facility.

Firstly, we must advise the following to all members: 

You cannot come into college facilities if you or anyone in your household, is displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been given guidance to self-isolate.

The class timetable is restricted due to a number of factors including the need for cleaning time between each class.


In order to manage numbers and flow in our venue safely, our class sessions must be booked by members ahead of time. This means you won’t be able to turn up to a class without a booking.

Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance.

You can book two classes per day and these can be consecutive if you wish.

A class is bookable by telephone on our usual number 0131 344 7373

Clearly defined work out areas

In order to facilitate social distancing, we have divided the studio up into distinct areas for customers to use.

Changing facilities

Unfortunately, there will be no changing facilities available so please come dressed to work out. The disabled/family changing area will be available for use of the toilet and toilet only. Please do not bring bags into the gym.

The new studio processes

After you have made a booking for a class you will need to follow the new process for arriving.


  • Please arrive ready to exercise.

  • Please wear your face covering in the public areas at all times

  • Ensure that you use the hand sanitiser station at the entrance to the Club

  • Please follow the floor directions and keep to the left when moving around the facility.

  • You must arrive on time and not before

  • When you arrive for your class please wait on the floor markers on right hand side of reception next to the large windows, the class instructor will come and collect you and walk with you to the studio.

  • We cannot admit you into a class if you are late for your class

Entering gym area to access to studio

  • When entering the gym, we ask you to wear a face covering and keep to left

  • Face coverings do not need to be worn while exercising

  • Please DO NOT drink directly from the water fountain – only use this to fill water bottle.

In the studio and its layout

The way in which customers can use the studio has been changed and you will need to follow the new rules.
How you can help us during your class visit: 

  • The studio has been laid out into distinct areas for customers to use when exercising. This is to allow for physical distancing.

  • If equipment is required for you class it will be in the designated area for you

  • If you are attending an indoor cycling class please do not move the bikes as they will have been positioned by your instructor to adhere to social distancing

  • All customers must adhere to physical distancing at all times, both while exercising and moving around the studio floor

  • While there are enhanced cleaning measures in place, it is your responsibility to wipe down each piece of equipment before and after use.

When your class is over you should leave via the studio fire exit to the decking, please leave the studio promptly and keep to physical distancing guidance as you leave.

If you have any questions, please contact us on the.club@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

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