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‘It was fantastic to be back’: Sport Aberdeen welcomes the community back to fitness


Sport Aberdeen welcomed almost 1,300 members back to several of its citywide venues on its first two days of reopening, after four months of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions.  

Alongside Aberdeen Tennis Centre and Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre, seven of Sport Aberdeen’s gyms opened their doors. Sport Aberdeen staff have been attending training in preparation for reopening, ensuring that enhanced safety protocols are in place to protect employees, volunteers and members.

Alistair Robertson, Sport Aberdeen Managing Director commented: “The response from the community has been fantastic. Gyms, pools and community leisure centres are absolutely vital to the mental and physical health and wellbeing of our community and these encouraging numbers only serve to highlight the eagerness to return to fitness.

It was fantastic to be back. The staff were welcoming and friendly as usual. I was made to feel like a valued member and felt exceedingly safe to be there and can’t recommend it highly enough!

Sport Aberdeen member

“Everyone has been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to ensure that our venues are safe, clean and ready and from the very encouraging feedback we have received over the last few days I am proud to say that our team has been going above and beyond in creating a friendly and welcoming environment for people returning to activities.”

At Get active @ Jesmond, another member appreciated the support of staff when returning from a lengthy break from the gym: “The staff are so lovely. Always helpful. Always smiley. Always friendly. The gym is 10000000% outside my comfort zone, so these small ‘acts of kindness’ are very much appreciated.”