Using the centre safely

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre


For Your Health and Wellbeing

  • Stay at home and self-isolate even if you only have minor symptoms such as; such as cough; headache; mild fever; Exercise cannot ‘sweat it out’

  • Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub to kill any viruses that may be on your hands.

  • Please make sure you have washed and / or sanitised your hands before entering your activity session. We have extra sanitiser stations around the centre but we also recommend that you bring your own.

  • Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other persons (social distancing) in case they or you cough or sneeze spreading the virus through droplets.

  • We will continue to offer services to our GP referral members & the Healthy Hub is planned to be open as soon as we can. There may be some restrictions for those members of the public who have been shielding, please refer to our website for more details.

  • Our team have increased cleaning and sanitation of the centre and this may mean lead to certain areas being unavailable for short periods whilst additional cleaning takes place. We will also be providing hand sanitizer stations around the centre.

  • We are pleased to say that there is a fresh air supply and extraction system in all areas of the building. We have also adjusted our systems so that air is not re-circulated, all air supplied is 100% fresh air.

  • The use of face masks is not compulsory but you can wear one if you would prefer.

One Way System & Circulation Areas

  • A new 1 way system is operating throughout the centre, please follow the arrows on the floor.

  • Please come ready to work out if you are able to as changing room space will not be available.

  • Lockers will also be unavailable so please plan not to be able to use them.

  • We recommend bringing your own sanitiser hand gel and / or wipes with you. We will provide cleaning products throughout the centre.

  • Showers will also be closed upon re-opening and this will be reviewed weekly.

  • Toilets availability will be limited and due to the layout of our centre we ask that you co-operate with others on maintaining social distance. Please always wash your hands thoroughly.

  • If you do require lift access then only 1 person in the lift at any 1 time unless you are from the same household.

Using the Gym

  • Numbers will be controlled and you will not be able to just ‘swipe in’. If you haven’t booked online for your gym session you will have to phone sports reception (01438 579379) your attendance.

  • We will be open 6.30am 10pm throughout the week and 9am 5pm at weekends.

  • In order to maintain fair usage we ask that you spend no longer than 1 hour for your activity

  • The gym has been spaced out so that each station is at least 2 metres apart. To accommodate this,the gym has been re-arranged to maintain as much equipment as possible.

  • Please wipe down the machine with sanitizer or anti-bac sprays that will be available throughout the centre.

  • Equipment should be cleaned before and after each use and replace any equipment back into its storage area.

  • Do not use your own towel to wipe the machines down, instead use the paper towel provided, there will be increased cleaning stations around the gym

  • Spotting and sharing of machines with those not from your household is not allowed so please be considerate to your fellow user over the time spent on a piece of equipment.

  • Please follow the 1 way system around the gym.
  • Please bring your own mat if you wish to do any floor work

  • On Monday to Friday we are reserving the downstairs area of the gym between 1030-1130 to our members over 70 years old and those on the GP referral scheme.

Using Classes 

  • The class programme will be affected and some classes may be cancelled upon re-opening,

  • Classes will updated regularly, please view the online bookable class timetable for the most up todate schedule.

  • Please check start times as these may change and do not enter the centre until 5 minutes before your class

  • Please book online for your class, we are restricted in numbers and booking upon arrival may result in you not being able to take part.

  • Please bring your own mat as these will not be available (and hand weights if possible)

  • To maximise space, most classes will be in a different location. A studio 1 class is likely to be in the Main Hall, Studio 2 classes have moved to studio 1 and Indoor Cycling is in the theatre foyer.

  • Classes have reduced in time to allow for cleaning and changeover, please make sure you clean your own equipment before and after each class.

  • Booking terms have changed for our re-opening and you can only book a maximum of 7 days in advance.

  • The class programme will be reviewed weekly.


  • Upon re-opening only badminton will be the only sport available to book, this can be carried out online.

  • Only 2 people per court. For those who are playing with the same household, this may increase to 4 per court.

  • Will not be hiring any equipment therefore you must bring your own equipment

  • If your activity is in the Main Hall, it is likely that you will experience noise (music and instruction)from exercise classes that have moved in to the hall.

  • Booking terms have changed for our re-opening and you can only book a maximum of 7 days in advance.

  • Other sporting activities will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Any customer observed not following the above code of conduct will be asked to leave the centre immediately by staff.

Note if you are showing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, headache or mild fever, for your safety and for the safety of you friends and their families stay at home.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.


  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Fitness suite over 4 rooms & 2 floors
  • Astroturf Sprint Track and Sled
  • Free Weights Area
  • 2 Functional areas
  • Pure Strength room
  • 2 x 8 court sports halls
  • 3 x squash courts
  • 3 x studios
  • 90+ weekly classes


  • 125 Station Gym
  • TechnoGym EXCITE range
  • 2 x Wattbikes
  • 8 x Cable Stations
  • Up to 50kg dumbbells
  • Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • FES bike
  • Sled and Track


  • Body Composition Scans
  • Personal Training
  • Lifestyles programme
  • Exercise Referral
  • Technogym Mywellness

Contact Us

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ

01438 579 379

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 6.30am - 10.00pm
Sat - Sun 9.00am - 5.00pm

Getting Here

The centre is located across the road from Stevenage Train Station and is a 2 minute walk from Stevenage Bus Station. The bus route can be found here. Car parks are available around the centre and are free to members for 2 hours or £1 to non members using the centre.