Monday 17th May 2021

Long-awaited milestone reached as teams welcome back members to indoor classes

The Club Company celebrated today’s milestone as members returned to indoor studio classes, saunas and steam rooms, indoor dining, and leisure stays.

Chief Executive Officer Richard Calvert commented; “Clubs have been welcoming back members to outdoor exercise classes since 12th April, alongside the reopening of gyms and swimming pools. We are delighted to be moving to the next phase. This next step sees teams preparing to welcome back even more members to a robust and COVID-19 safe programme of both indoor and outdoor classes, alongside an extensive programme of live and on-demand online workouts.”

Group Exercise Coordinators from across the group expressed their excitement at the return of indoor classes.

The Warwickshire’s Karen Smith started her journey teaching group exercise 35 years ago, yet her passion refuses to wane. “When I get in the studio it’s the biggest buzz for me… ultimately, it’s about helping people achieve their goals. I just love it! My members laugh at me because I’ll say, ‘I love this one’ and they’ll say ‘yes, we know - you love them all!’”

The Tytherington’s Kelly Bailey was similarly excited at the prospect of being able to teach indoors again; “What we can offer inside is a lot more varied, and the group can be slightly smaller. The bigger the group, the less opportunity for one-to-one interaction.”

For Sarah Andrews at Castle Royle, it’s the energy of classes and members which she’s missed the most; “Online classes definitely have their place, but there’s nothing like being in the room face to face with people. As an instructor, it gives me the opportunity not only to see the faces and feel the energy, but also to help people. One of the things I love is at the end of a yoga class you can feel the calmness in the room, and everybody thanks each other – there’s a real connection there.” 

As well as the return of indoor classes, a refreshed menu awaits members wishing to take advantage of the return of indoor hospitality as indoor dining resumes for groups of up to 6. As many look forward to the prospect of a staycation this summer, hotels across the group also opened their doors today for leisure stays, with members enjoying a 10% discount.

About The Club Company

Majority-owned by Epiris LLP, The Club Company operates 15 country clubs, the majority of which are located in central and southern England. The clubs offer a range of facilities to their members, including championship standard golf courses, premium health and fitness facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts, bars, restaurants and accommodation.