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Outdoor group exercise classes to kick off phased reopening of leisure centres in Charnwood

Published: Fri 26th March, 2021

Charnwood Borough Council and Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce that in line with the Government roadmap, outdoor group exercise classes will restart at Soar Valley Leisure Centre on Monday March 29.

The outdoor exercise programme will see some of Fusion’s most popular group classes brought into the fresh air, giving fitness fans the chance to get back to the classes they love, in a safe and secure way.

In line with the latest government guidelines, Fusion Lifestyle plan a phased reopening across all leisure centres in Charnwood from April 12, including swim schools, gyms and swimming for individual and family exercise will also commence.  Fusion Lifestyle hopes to be able to reopen indoor groups exercise, sports halls and other activities in May, as stated in the Government’s Roadmap to recovery.

The centre will be operating in line with the latest government guidelines and those planning to visit will be required to book and pay online, minimising contact required at the centre and allowing for the track and trace process to be implemented.  Centre users will be asked to arrive ready to exercise.  These measures, combined with meticulous cleaning routines, are designed to keep customers safe and offer complete confidence to use the facilities and classes.

Charnwood Borough Council is working with Fusion to reopen other facilities in the area in a phased approach in line with the government roadmap.

Anthony Cawley, Director of Operations at Fusion said: “We are really excited we will be able to start welcoming the local community back to our centres, starting with outdoor activities from 29th March.

"We know how important our leisure facilities for the health and wellbeing of the local community so we’ll be doing our best to offer the choice of as many outdoor options as we can while we are waiting to open more facilities.”

Sylvia Wright, head of leisure and culture at Charnwood Borough Council added, “We’re delighted that our leisure facilities will be starting to reopen in March with outdoor activities leading the way. 

"We are working closely with Fusion Lifestyle on the reopening programme and look forward to helping our communities get safely active in more and more ways throughout the year.”

Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance, via download of the Fusion Lifestyle app or visit to register and use the booking facility.  For centre opening times and timetables please visit the centre’s website: