Fitness returns from 2nd December

We hope you have all been keeping active during this second lockdown and that you and your families are safe and well. Well…we’re back here again and I’m sure you’ll be ready and excited to kickstart your health and fitness again with Activ8! We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome you back on Wednesday 2nd December.

We have now had time to digest all the latest guidance and have received confirmation that our local area will be placed into Tier 3 of the government restrictions once the lockdown ends. We will try to answer as many of your questions and provide all the necessary information to get started again.

Thankfully, due to the positive impact on mental and physical health, and the extremely low infection rates in gyms prior to lockdown, our venues are deemed as an essential service and can reopen in Tier 3. That means that the gyms and swimming pools will all open as normal from Wednesday 2nd December. Swimming sessions and off-peak gym sessions must all be booked in advance, just like before, using the Tees Active online booking platform – Bookings for these will go live early this evening 26/11/2020.

The Tier 3 guidelines stipulate that fitness classes across the country should be temporarily withdrawn under these restrictions, but we remain hopeful that they will be able to return shortly. However, we have been planning for this eventuality and are very excited to announce that we will be launching an online streaming service that will be free for Activ8 members during the time our classes remain closed. The live streaming programme will include over 30 weekly classes delivered by our expert coaches and include all your favourite brands like Les Mills, Pound, Clubbercise and more!

Activ8 Live Streaming Service

The streaming service will enable you to enjoy all your favourite classes to the same high standard as those recently added to the online hub, giving you the full studio experience to enjoy your workouts.

Classes will be accessible through the Technogym app where you will be able to meet online for a quick catch up (all those Zoom regulars will be familiar with this!) before getting started. There is also an extensive library of workout videos, as well as pre-recorded classes that we will be regularly adding to, so you’ll always have plenty to choose from. We will be releasing more information very soon via email and our social media channels so please keep your eyes peeled.

As well as this great new service, members will of course be able to mix up their workouts with gym and swimming sessions!


As an existing Activ8 member you do not need to do anything, we’ll reactivate your membership and your payments will resume on your usual Direct Debit date. During the November lockdown period we paused your payments but if your scheduled 1st of November payment was taken just before we closed, please be assured that we won’t take your next payment until January. If your payment date is the 15th of the month, this will be taken as normal on 15th December.

Booking Sessions

As before the latest lockdown, you will be required to book all peak time gym sessions (Monday – Friday 08:45 – 11:15 & 16:00 – 20:00) and all swimming sessions using the Tees Active booking system. You will still be able to attend off-peak gym sessions without booking.

Bookings will go live early this evening (26/11/2020) and can be booked online at

Your Safety

Our members and venue teams remain our top priority and we will continue to implement our enhanced cleaning and safety measures so we can safely support everyone in getting back to enjoying their fitness again.

Thank You

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued support during these difficult times. As a not-for-profit charitable leisure trust we are committed to helping everyone to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and raise levels of physical and mental wellbeing in our communities. With your support we will be able to continue to provide the great service you all know and love long into the future.

If you have any queries about our latest update or have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by filling out an enquiry form online –

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Activ8 Team