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Re: Fusion Lose Southwark Council Leisure Centre Contract

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Wednesday 1 June 2016 5.10pm

Can't see this reported yet on this forum but no sooner has The Castle Centre opened- on 21st June Fusion loses its management contract to Sport and Leisure Management Ltd (operating as "Everyone Active" who run council gyms in Ealing and Sutton.

On first viewing they appear to be WAY more expensive in comparable locations:

e.g. Swimming with concessions is over 3 x more (2 compared to currently 60p at Castle)
off peak Gym with concessions is 50% more ( 4.45 compared to currently 2.80 at Castle)

I've used concession prices as they are the most affected residents and a few quid could be the difference between exercising or not. If one has the Southwark Leisure Axess card I imagine they have to honour those prices, who knows..

Also Off peak times are currently Mon - Fri: 06:30 - 16:00 with Fusion/in most Everyone Active gym it is Mon Fri 09:00 18:00. Apparently if you are unemployed you are not allowed to get up early and exercise...

The peak times will be mostly relevant when Everyone Active publish their classes- as at present Fusion run very few classes off peak at The Castle (only 8 out of 33 classes are off peak! 3 of which are spinning and 2 of which are 50yo+. thus discriminating against concession holders IMHO.
Wednesday 1 June 2016 7.52pm
There was talk of delaying the opening until the new (post Fusion) contract started.

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