Covid-19 / Coronavirus Information

Leisure Centre reopenings

Our fitness suites and Classes at Amphitheatre, Larne Leisure Centre and Seven Towers Leisure Centre, reopened on Friday 11 September.

We are working towards our pools reopening in October.

Access to our centres is strictly by bookable session only for both members and non-members.

Sessions can be booked 7 days in advance. 

Sanitising stations are available through each centre, you are asked to use these when entering and leaving the centre.

Opening Hours

We are opening with a phased approach across all of our leisure centres

Centre

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Amphitheatre, Seven Towers and Larne Leisure Centre

1pm – 8pm

9am – 4pm

1pm – 8pm

9am – 4pm

1pm – 8pm

10am – 3pm

12Noon – 4pm

Gym and Classes

Our fitness suite and classes re-commenced on Friday 11 September 2020 in Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus Leisure Centres.

Some equipment within each of our gyms has been marked out of use to ensure safe social distancing for our members.

In order to manage those attending our centres, in line with government guidance and to ensure social distancing, access to the fitness suite and fitness classes is by bookable session only for both members and non-members.

Fitness classes will be re-located to the sports halls in each centre allowing adequate space for social distancing. Showering and changing facilities (including lockers) will remain closed but a designated toilet provision will be available.

Sessions in the fitness suite will last up to 45 minutes with a 15-minute turnaround time allowing for staff to clean and sanitise the equipment.  

Attending the Gym

  • Book a time that suits you using the MEActive App.
  • Arrive on time. If you arrive early, you’ll need to queue outside and if you arrive late, you won’t be allowed access to the leisure centre.
  • Be changed into your activity clothes and shower at home, there will be no changing or showering facilities available.
  • Bring your own water bottle, towel and hand sanitiser. (Water fountains will not be in use)

Staff members will aim to keep our centres cleaned for your safe use, you can help by adopting the following:

  • Use the hand sanitising stations that are placed throughout the building when entering the centre and before using equipment.
  • Follow staff direction and any one-way signage in place for member’s safe use, where possible a one-way system has been introduced for your safety. Follow all directional signage or instruction from a members of staff.
  • Wipe down machines or equipment before and after each use.

Class Timetable

Amphitheatre

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Pilates
1.15pm - 2pm
Pump
9.30am - 10.15am
Circuits
6.15pm - 7pm
Spin & Tone
9.30am - 10.15am

Spin
6.45pm - 7.30pm

Body Combat
10.30am - 11.15am
Spin
12.15pm - 1pm
Spin
5.15pm - 6pm
Pilates
10.45am - 11.30am
  Pilates
10.45am - 11.30am        
     
Body Combat
6.30pm - 7.15pm
           

Larne

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun

Spin
5.45pm - 6.30pm 
Main Hall

Spin
9.15am - 10am
Main Hall

Spin
5.45pm - 6.30pm 
Main Hall
Spin
9.15am - 10am
Main Hall
Functional Class
6.45pm - 7.30pm
Theatre
Spin
10.15am - 11am
Main Hall

Body Conditioning
12.15pm - 1.15pm
Main Hall

Pilates Mixed
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Theatre

Light Exercise
10.15am - 11.15am
Main Hall

Yoga
6.30pm - 8pm
Theatre
Light Exercise
10.15am - 11.15am
Main Hall
 

Pilates
10.30am - 11.30am
Theatre

 
Body Combat
6.45pm - 7.45pm
Main Hall
  Body Pump
6.45pm - 7.30pm
Main Hall
    Body Pump
11.15am - 12.15pm
Main Hall
 
 

Seven Towers

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Spin
5,30pm - 6.15pm
Pilates
10.30am - 11.15am
Spin
5.30pm - 6.15pm
Pilates
10.30am - 11.15am
Spin
5.30pm - 6.15pm
   
HITS
6.45pm - 7.30pm
  Pilates
6.30pm - 7.15pm
  HITS
6.45pm - 7.30pm
   
    HITS
6.45pm - 7.30pm
       

How to book!

Advance booking is essential, members and casuals are asked to register and book online. To set up registration click the link below and follow the instructions

Registration instructions

Already a member?

  • Select Book Online
  • Select Register
  • Enter email address
  • Select a password
  • Agree to Terms & Conditions
  • Select register
  • An email confirmation will be sent to your email address, follow instructions on email to complete registration

Casual User

  • Select Join Now
  • Enter all contact details
  • Select Next Step
  • Receipt of registration confirmation
  • Email confirmation will be received to complete registration and set up password (please check junk/spam mail also)

On completion of registration, you will be able to download the mobile app to your phone. Mobile app Get MEActive is available from both Google Play and Apple Store.

If you have any problems getting registered please email MEActive@midandeastantrim.gov.uk for assistance.

MEActive Membership

Wanting to become a member?

Join up here

If you are currently a member and your membership was frozen because of Covid-19, your membership will automatically restart on 11 September 2020 with the remainder of the month being no charge in recognition of centres closing in the middle of March 2020 before lockdown. The first Direct Debit payment will be taken on the 1 October 2020.  Those members who have paid an Up-front Membership will have the additional time lost through lockdown added to the remainder of their membership. 

If you feel you are not ready to return to our leisure centres, you can continue your membership freeze: to do this please email: MEActive@midandeastantrim.gov.uk  with your name, membership number and date of birth. 

FAQ’s

When will MEA Centre’s reopen?

Larne Leisure Centre, Amphitheatre and Seven Towers Leisure Centre will reopen Friday 11 September 2020. First sessions start 1pm.

What facilities will be available?

Our fitness suites and classes will open 11 September

Will the swimming pool be open?

We’re working towards an opening date of October for our pools. Opening date will be posted on this website and all of Council's social media channels.

Do I need to book to use the gym or attend a class?

Yes, booking is essential, there will be strictly no access without prior booking.

How long does a gym session or class last?

Gym sessions are 45minutes with a 15-minute gap for cleaning and sanitising equipment. Classes are also 45 minutes long with 15-minute gap cleaning and sanitising equipment.

How do I book?

To set up registration click the link below and follow the instructions

How to register online

Notice

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a type of virus called coronavirus. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, everyone should be trying to follow social distancing measures as much as possible

Like seasonal flu, the same public health advice applies for COVID-19: if you cough or sneeze, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose, throw it away carefully after use, and wash your hands.

The best way to prevent the spread of infections, including COVID-19, is good personal hygiene. This means washing your hands well and often, using soap and water and drying them with paper towels.

Catch it, bin it, kill it

You should NOT attend the Centre If you have any of the following symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough
  • a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste

You should stay at home and contact NHS 111 for further advice.