Charitable trust reports locals eager to get active 

We have seen nearly 95,000 attendances in the past three weeks with locals eager to get active after lockdown.

We’ve welcomed customers back to our facilities across Fife with the easing of restrictions and this week we are launching our indoor group fitness session timetable in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID route map.      

And, thanks to the recent Scottish Parliament elections which saw some of our facilities used for voting and counting, we are re-purposing Perspex screens used by electoral officials for social distancing in its gym. The use of the screens means that we can increase capacity, particularly around cardiovascular machines, so that more locals can make use of the gyms. So far the screens have been installed in Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre but Carnegie Leisure Centre, Duloch Leisure Centre, Dalgety Bay Sports and Leisure Centre, Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre and Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre are also being assessed for the initiative.

Emma Walker, chief executive of Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “We are really encouraged by the number of people who are making use of our facilities and staff are reporting fantastic customer feedback with consistently high customer satisfaction ratings regarding COVID protocols the trust has in place.

“The recycling of screens used during the election process is a fantastic bonus for us and it will have a real benefit in increasing the numbers which can access our gyms thanks to the protection they give users.”

The trust opened doors on 13 of its facilities on April 26 with work progressing to address issues related to COVID health and safety measures at the Beacon Leisure Centre.