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Easing of restrictions in leisure centres

Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of restrictions, we are pleased to be able to offer a more comprehensive programme at our centres but we will continue to take a cautious approach on how we operate. Please visit the individual centres webpages for times, sessions and other useful information.

Please be advised that, due to the on-going Covid situation, we are experiencing staffing shortages. Therefore, sessions may be cancelled or restricted at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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A modern fitness suite designed to provide everyone, from the complete beginner to the more experienced athlete with the ultimate workout.

Our Lifestyles Gyms have been supplied and fitted with a range of Cardiovascular and Resistance equipment from Technogym that will help you to improve aerobic fitness, muscle tone and strength effectively.  

Each piece provides you with training adapted to your personal requirements and some equipment is fitted with individual television screens for your enjoyment while exercising. In addition quiet areas and relaxation spaces help you to socialize and contribute to your comfort and wellness.

Information and guidance following the easing of restrictions

Following the governments announcements regarding the easing of restrictions we are now able to operate the Lifestyles gyms under new guidance.

Important guidance

Crystal and Dudley leisure centres

  • From Friday 23 July you will no longer need to pre-book gym sessions
  • Hand sanitiser stations are still in place at the entrance of the buildings and the gyms
  • Please wipe touch points on equipment after use. Signage will be in place to help you out
  • Gym equipment will be unlocked to allow access without the use of a data key. The unity pods will still be out of use for a while as we are adopting a phased back approach. You will be asked to free train using the quick start button
  • You may bring a towel into the gym (only to wipe personal perspiration and not equipment)
  • Water coolers will be back in use
  • Gym inductions are available. To book, please call the leisure centres on 01384 812800, or the Lifestyles Gyms direct on 01384 812912 (Crystal) 01384 812819 (Dudley)

Halesowen Leisure Centre

  • Booking sessions will remain in place until Monday 30 August (inclusive).
  • From Tuesday 31 August 2021 the Lifestyles gym will only open at selected times. This is due to refurbishment works. Some time slots throughout the week must be pre-booked and some you can just turn up to. Please see details below for further information.
  • Hand sanitiser stations are still in place at the entrance of the building and the gym
  • Sessions are 75 minute slots and can be booked online, by phone or in the centre. This system will change from Tuesday 31 August onwards.
  • Please wipe touch points on equipment after use. Signage will be in place to help you out
  • Gym equipment will be unlocked to allow access without the use of a data key. The unity pods will be out of use until the refurbishment is completed
  • You may bring a towel into the gym (only to wipe personal perspiration and not equipment)
  • Gym inductions are available. To book, please call the leisure centre on 01384 812800 (option 2). 

How to join

You can join the gym at any of Dudley's leisure centres:

For further details and to book a gym induction please call the leisure centres on 01384 812800, or the Lifestyles gyms direct on 01384 812912 (Crystal) or 01384 812819 (Dudley). For Halesowen Leisure Centre please call the main reception (option 2).

Pre-Consultation & Initial Induction

To ensure that your time at our Lifestyles Gym is as safe and enjoyable as possible it is compulsory for you to complete an initial induction. During your induction our fitness staff will explain correct exercise technique, can devise an appropriate training routine and answer any other questions you may have.

At your induction an instructor will explain the payment and membership options available and will help you fill out your membership forms and Par-Q (medical clearance form). A photograph will be taken and the staff will help sort out any payments/direct debits. This process can take up to 90 minutes. Once you have completed your induction you will be able to use the gym facilities.

Personal Programme

Your programme will be set for you by an instructor after a short lifestyle/goals discussion where you explain what you want to achieve. All levels set on your induction are recorded and used for your programme.

This session lasts for about one and a half hours. Your programme is then reviewed every six weeks through the goal reviewing programme.

Conditions of use

  • All users must purchase a Data Key to be able to use the Wellness System. Data Keys are available from reception
  • An induction fee applies, however this fee is waivered when joining as an Options Lifestyle member
  • Your membership number will be required when making a booking
  • All users must be 12 years* or over to access the gym facilities

*Restrictions apply.

Gym opening times

Crystal and Dudley Leisure Centre

Monday to Friday
7.15am to 9.30pm

Saturday and Sunday
8am to 4pm

Please note: Junior members aged 12 years and over can access the gym from opening to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

From 5.30pm onwards (Monday to Thursday) junior can only access the gym with parent/carer supervision. The parent/carer must be a gym user and have received a gym induction at one of our facilities. 

Halesowen Leisure Centre up until Sunday 19 September 2021 (inclusive)

Monday to Friday
6.15am - 7.15am (must be pre-booked)
7.15am - 8.15am (must be pre-booked)
5.00pm - 9.30pm (no booking required)

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am - 4.00pm (no booking required)

Please note: Depending on demand, a booking system for all time slots may be introduced.

Halesowen Leisure Centre from Monday 20 September 2021

Monday to Friday
6.15am - 7.15am (must be pre-booked)
7.15am - 8.15am (must be pre-booked)
8.15am - 12.00pm (no booking required)
5.00pm - 9.30pm (no booking required)

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am - 4.00pm (no booking required)

Please note: Depending on demand, a booking system for all time slots may be introduced.

 

Benefits of joining as an Options Lifestyle member

What do I get?

A gym induction and unlimited access to:

  • Lifestyles gyms
  • Public swimming
  • Fitness and yoga classes
  • Badminton, squash, racketball and table tennis during off peak hours (Monday to Friday until 5pm and all weekend)
  • Running track at The Dell Stadium
  • Regular programme reviews
  • Seven-day advance telephone and Online Leisure Bookings for fitness classes, badminton, squash, racketball, five-a-side, netball and basketball

Membership accepted at Crystal, Dudley, Halesowen leisure centres and The Dell Stadium.

Get the most from your workout

At Lifestyles we pride ourselves on the fact that we have a great team of gym staff, who are enthusiastic, motivational and enjoy helping you achieve your goals. Remember they are always on hand and willing to give you advice, or answer any queries you may have about our gym or fitness in general.

Ongoing support

We appreciate that the first step to improving your fitness can often be the hardest, but maintaining that initial enthusiasm can be difficult, so we offer regular reviews including programme re-evaluation and electronic reports of your progress and improvement.

Individual exercise programmes just for you

The 'Wellness System' allows our gym staff to design an individual exercise programme just for you! On entering the gym, your key should be inserted into the Wellness Expert. This will allow you to review your workout plans, check for messages and update workout information. If you wish, you can view brief instructive videos demonstrating exercise equipment, proper stretching techniques and floor exercises.

Key System and Facilities

An individual data key programmed by one of our qualified members of staff provides you with your optimum workload and resistance level for every workout.

Our gyms are fully air-conditioned for your comfort and complete with state of the art TV and Audio systems.

Personalise your workout using the 'Wellness System'

Lifestyles wanted to provide its customers with a unique gym experience. The system is so user friendly that it will tell you:

  • how many sets and repetitions you should do
  • what weight to select
  • what seat number to have

When you start lifting it will tell you your range of motion i.e.

  • how far back you should go
  • how far forward you should go
  • the suggested speed

It tells you when to start, when to stop and what your next exercise is. It even sets limits, so that if you suffer physical difficulties, you won't overtax yourselves!

Much of the information is gathered automatically whilst you work out so there is no need to remember how many repetitions you did on the last machine!

How to use the system

To start your programme, insert the key into your choice of exercise machine, which will automatically set-up, adjusting the distance, speed, and workload depending on the programme you have selected.

On finishing your time in the gym, you should again insert your key into the Wellness Expert. This saves your current workout on your file and allows you to view your past workouts in the form of charts and graphs. You can even compare your distance to an imaginary Tour de France course or the New York Marathon! Reports can show how many calories have been burned, distance covered, weight lifted, intensity, duration and volume of workouts. Biometric information, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, can also be recorded. Up to 365 different workout sessions can be recorded on your key!

These can then be printed out for you to keep. By using the fitness assessments, you can compare your progress over time i.e. month to month.

Why do we use the wellness system?

Lifestyles use Technogym, a company that is currently one of the leading suppliers of cardiovascular and resistance equipment in the UK. Using state-of-art technology called the 'Wellness System' working out is made more satisfying and fun! It allows you, the user, to view your progress even before you can notice the changes to your body. By enabling you to achieve your personal goals, you will be motivated to visit our gym time and time again!

Easy to use: The Wellness System Key simplifies every aspect of your experience. You insert your Key into each piece of equipment, which then starts automatically, and follow the instructions displayed.

Increased Motivation: With a clearly defined routine to follow, and constant feedback on your progress, you feel more motivated to continue until you reach your goals.

Personalised Experience: The system provides you with an individual fitness assessment, which provides the starting point for creating your personalised workout programme. Each workout is then monitored, in order that both you and our staff can see how well you are doing, and make any necessary changes.

100% Data Collection: The Wellness System Key can be used throughout Lifestyles Gyms and uses wireless technology to both gather and communicate data related to every activity – from the moment you enter Lifestyles Gyms till the moment you leave.

Fully programmable: Programmable centrally or by trainers at their own workstations, the Wellness System can provide you with a customised programme to follow.

By inserting your Data Key into the key reader you can:

  • access your training programme information
  • view any messages from your instructors
  • also update your own training results
  • use interactive interface between system and user
  • view video clips of correct exercise techniques available for all equipment
  • use the easy-to-use, interactive touch-screen
  • download results at the end of workout section: calories burned, distance covered, weight lifted and other information
  • view graphics / images to view performance and compare with pre-set goals
  • measure personal data: weight, body fat, blood pressure, etc.

Options+ Leisure Discount Scheme

The Options+ Leisure Discount Scheme offers significant savings to residents and non residents on leisure activities across Dudley.

Membership Options

The Lifestyles Gym offers great value for money and there are a range of payment options for you to choose from: