Welcome to Richings Sports Park

gym faqs


Is it a contract?

Yes, it’s a flexible 12 month contract. You are contracted to 12 monthly payments that can be cancelled if you move five miles away or have an injury or illness that prevents you from training and can present evidence of this. After your initial 12 months membership automatically becomes a monthly contract with a one month notice period.

Why is it a contract?

As a charity, we don’t have any shareholders which leaves us free to reinvest all of our profits into opening more sites for the community and, importantly, improving our existing ones. Having our users on a 12 month contract ensures our income and as a result we know how much we can spend on improving the facilities for you, our users, and how much charitable work we can do throughout the year to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.

Can I freeze payments?

Memberships can only be frozen if it is due to illness. Proof must be given to authorise this and can only be done for up to 6 months.

Can I cancel my membership?

Memberships can only be cancelled following the completion of 12 monthly payments and with 30 days notice. For further information please read our full terms and conditions of membership by clicking here.

Can I cancel within my 12 month period?

Yes – if you move out of the area (minimum five miles radius) or you become physically impaired preventing use of the gym. We will need proof of new address or confirmation of your ailment from a doctor. All cancellations are subject to one months notice.

What if I get made redundant?

Providing sufficient proof, allowances can be made however all cases will be treated on an individual basis.

I only work in the area, what if I get relocated?

If this is the case we will treat your work address as if it were your home – if you are relocated more than five miles away then we can cancel the contract providing sufficient proof is presented.

I can’t do or don’t want to do a direct debit scheme. Can I pay up front?

You certainly can and there is a £30 discount in doing so – this removes the admin fee – and can only be done at the Club itself during our bar opening hours.

What are the set up costs? 

All direct debit memberships are subject to a £30 administration charge and a pro rata payment of your monthly fee from the day you join to the day of your first direct debit. This payment can be made on the day you sign up, or it can be included in your first monthly payment

When can I use the facilities if I am an Off-Peak Member?

Off Peak members can use the gym and pool* between the following times.

Mon-Fri – 08:00 -16:00

Sat – 08:00 – 22:00

Sun – 09:00 -1900

*Pool does not open until 09:00 and is booked on our website for 30 minute sessions.

Is there a minimum age to join?

Yes, all members must be over the age of 16, with those under the age of 18 requiring an adult to sign up on their behalf. 

Can I pay as I go? 

Unfortunately not at our gym.

Can I trial the gym? 

You can purchase a day pass for £7 during bar opening hours.

Can I bring a friend as a guest?

Yes, they will be required to pay the day pass however.

Does my membership cover any other sites?

Not at present, no. 

Do you have any other facilities?

Yes – we have an Osteopath on site and additionally a beautician. Please visit them upstairs in the Templewood Clinic for more information. 

What are your opening hours?

Our opening hours can be found here

I have never used the gym before, do I get an induction?

Yes, all members are entitled to an induction from our qualified staff. 

Is Personal Training available?

Yes, through Future Personal Training – click here for more info.

tickFree Car Parking
tickFree use of our Endless Pool™
tickThe latest Technogym™ equipment
tickThe latest Star Trac™ equipment
tickVirtual Spin Bikes
tickFree weights area
tickFunctional Training Equipment
tickKettle Bells and Battle Ropes
tickBoxing Equipment and cardio area
tickShowers & Changing Rooms
tickFuture Personal Training available*
tickBootcamps & other training*
tickDiscounts across our other services




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*Future Personal Training operate on site at Richings Sports Park. Their services are charged in addition to gym membership directly to Future Personal Training themselves.
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