Fusion

Update from Fusion Leisure Centres — 17 Sept 2020

We asked Fusion Leisure some questions and these are the answers they came back with.

Why are some centres not open and the others offering limited hours for gym /swim and far fewer classes?

Due to the nature of the pandemic we, working in partnership with Enfield Council, have taken a phased approach to reopening the facilities. We have taken guidance from UK Active (the leisure industry organisation) and central government to ensure that we following rules and regulations around social distancing and being Covid Secure.

Why am I allowed only three visits per week and one activity per visit?

Whilst we have reduced capacity, we need to ensure every member gets a fair chance to undertake the activities they want and that everyone is safe when in the centre. Members can book further visits (on top of the three they have already had in a week) for the gym. You need to use the option that says ‘Extra’ when doing this. So members can use the gym every day if there is space available.


We advise members to utilise their advanced sessions for the activities they want to attend and the Extra session for any gym activities. We do have plans to review this and are hopeful of an increase in the number of sessions members can book shortly.

Are members of the Over 50s Forum still entitled to concessions?

Yes, we are offering concessions to members of the Over 50s Forum as well as to other groups including those with disabilities, those in receipt of benefits and the under 16s, who are pay-as-you-go.

This means they can buy the concession card (sometimes called the energy card) for £7.50 a year instead of the standard price of £21.50. With this card they will get a discount of 30%, so paying £5.60 for a swim/gym session/ class instead of £8.

How do Over 50s members ensure they get the discount now that all bookings are online?

We need people to go to www.fusion-leisure.com , select a preferred centre and register with their name and address etc. Then they should go into that centre, show their Over 50s membership card and renew or buy their annual concession card. This information will be added to their online registration so that they will then pay only £5.60 for activities they book.

What about Forum members who had /have an annual pass?

All Fusion annual memberships were frozen at the end of March and re-activated in mid-August when we re-opened. We have extended members end dates on their memberships to backdate for the loss of time during the lockdown and we would advise all annual members on their visit to ask our reception team for confirmation of their end date so their annual membership and any benefits that might be associated with it do not expire.

What about Forum members who paid monthly direct debit?

We are still awaiting an answer from Fusion. Check our website for updates.

What are the new options?

  1. Daytime, Individual DD, Centre Only. This means access to only one centre Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm. Gym, pool, 2 classes a week. £35 per month individual or £66.50 per couple.
  2. Anytime Individual DD All Enfield Centres, £45 per month or £85.50 per couple.
  3. Gym and Swim DD Centre Only, £34 per month or £64.60 per couple.

What happens when Forum members’ annual pass runs out?

Forum members with an annual pass which runs out before April 2021 will be able to renew for a year for the same price as they pay now (as agreed between Fusion and the Forum last year) with the same terms and conditions though limited to three activities a week (see earlier question). For others buying an annual pass, Fusion is currently offering a 12 months for the price of 11 deal. The Number 1 option above will cost £385. The number 2 option, £495. There are no reductions for Forum members at this current moment in time.

When are the Over 50s Days returning?

We would all like to see this very successful scheme up and running again as soon as possible. Unfortunately, by its very nature, an Over 50s Day involves people gathering and socialising as well as exercising, so it does not meet Government guidelines. The new guidance around groups of no more than six people meeting at a time has also put a hold on these days returning. As and when guidance changes we will be in a position to update the Forum accordingly.

What provision are you making for people who are unable to access online booking facilities?

We are still awaiting an answer from Fusion. Call in to your local Fusion Leisure centre to find out more. Or ask a friend / neighbour to check our website for you.

If you have more questions about Fusion, especially about day to day operations and Covid-19 measures, please go to your local centre or visit the website and see Frequently Asked Questions.


We will update this page again as soon as Fusion sends us the information we have urgently requested. We keep getting different and contradictory information so do not want to publish anything unless we know it is accurate. You may wish to visit your local centre but note that you can only take part in gym, swim and classes by booking in advance and online.

The leisure centres are open but with limited hours/ facilities /classes for now. The good news is that swimming at Southgate has now also opened. But there are no Over 50s Days at the moment due to the requirements of social distancing.
Check the Fusion website for the most up to date information or visit your local centre. NOTE: All activities will need to be booked in advance and online.

Enfield Council press release about reopening of Fusion Leisure Centres, 11 August 2020. https://new.enfield.gov.uk/news-and-events/enfield-council-holds-fusion-lifestyle-to-account/

Statement from Fusion, 24 July 2020
Following the government announcement that leisure centres may reopen, we have been analysing the safety and financial challenges ahead. The Covid crisis has had a huge financial impact on the sector and UKactive have confirmed that projected footfall and income will be significantly down over the next year, whilst operating within the new guidelines.

We are working with Enfield Council to look at the options for a phased return of leisure centre provision, but we do not expect all activities at all facilities to resume immediately. At this stage we will not be opening on the 25th July. However, please be assured, we are working closely with Enfield Council to assess the situation and will bring you news as soon as possible. We know your leisure facilities are really important for your health and well-being and we want them open again as soon as they are safe and viable, so we hope that you will bear with us during this time.

As a registered charity, Fusion is supporting the #SaveLeisure campaign launched by Community Leisure UK urging the UK Government to commit circa £800m relief funding to enable the full reopening and recovery of the public leisure sector. Without this dedicated relief fund a third of all public leisure facilities in the UK may not reopen and half will face permanent closure by the end of the year. To find out more about this campaign and ways you can support, click here.

Please stay tuned for more information, we will be in touch as soon we have an update for you.

Team Fusion
https://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/

Cheaper fitness for members

Forum members enjoy reduced rates at the council leisure centres run by Fusion Lifestyle

graphic: fusion logo

We are continually getting messages about keeping our minds and bodies active in order to stay healthy and happy as we grow older. The Forum heartily endorses these sentiments so we try and offer our members as many incentives as possible to get out and about in the borough – and further afield.

One major advantage of joining the Forum (for just £11 a year) is that, if you are an Enfield resident, your membership entitles you to reduced prices at the council’s leisure centres which are run by Fusion.

Take your Forum membership card along to one of the Fusion centres and buy an annual Energy concession card for just £7.50 instead of £21.50. Then you are eligible for discounts which in most cases means half price for swims/sauna, using the gym and talking part in classes and other activities.

Annual membership is £390 instead of £506 and there are even cheaper annual/monthly offers if you are able to visit the centres during off-peak hours.

Fusion runs Over 50s Days in all the centres which cost just £4.50 (instead of £9) for Energy concession card holders and enable attendees to take part in all the activities including swim, gym, walking football / netball, pilates, yoga, badminton, aquafit and even dancing on some days. See below for a list of centres and their timetables

You can just turn up on the day – no contract, no signing up. It is a great way to meet new people as well as taking the chance to try out new activities – or get back to old ones you used to enjoy.

Fusion Goes Cashless

Fusion no longer takes cash. See our news item.

Walking to Fitness

For details of this free activity, see our news item.

Over 50s Days at the Leisure Centres

Albany — Tuesday and Thursday
Edmonton — Monday and Friday
Southbury — Tuesday and Wednesday
Southgate — Tuesday and Friday

Fusion runs many activities and classes, so visit the website or call in to your local centre for more information.

Albany Leisure Centre

505 Hertford Rd
Enfield
EN3 5XH
Tel: 020 8804 4255

Tuesday

09:00 – 16:00 Swim, Steam and Sauna (Subject to opening times)
09:00 – 16:00 Use of the Fitness Suite
11:30 – 12:30 Tai Chi, Studio
12:30 – 13:30 Yoga, Studio

Thursday

10:30 – 11.00 Gym circuit, gym floor
11:00 – 11:30 Gym circuit, gym floor
10:30 – 11:25 Aerobics, Studio
11:30 – 12:25 Zumba Gold, Studio
12:30 – 13:25 Toning, Studio
13:30 – 14:25 Pilates, Studio
14:45 – 15:30 Aqua, Pool
09:00 – 16:00 Swim, Steam and Sauna
09:00 – 16:00 Use of the Fitness Suite


Edmonton Leisure Centre

2 The Broadway,
Edmonton
N9 0TR,
Tel: 020 8375 3750

Monday

09:00 – 16:00 Badminton, Sports Hall
09:00 – 16:00 Table tennis, Sports Hall
09:30 – 10:30 Easy Line, Sports Hall
10:15 – 11:00 Easy Line, Sports Hall
10:30 – 11:30 Pilates, Studio
11:30 – 12:30 Total workout, Studio
11:00 – 11:45 Easy Line, Sports Hall
09:00 – 16:00 Swim, Steam and Sauna
12:00 – 12:45 Zumba Gold, Sports Hall
13.00 – 15.00 Short Tennis
13:45 – 14:30 Aqua fit, Activity Pool
15:00 – 16:00 Yoga, Studio
09:00 – 16:00 Use of the Fitness Suite

Friday

9am -12pm Badminton
10.45pm – 11.45pm Soca dance
12.30pm – 3pm Badminton/ Short tennis/table tennis/pickle ball Gym available 9 – 4 and swim sauna and steam subject to opening times.
Meeting room available 9-2pm


Southbury Leisure Centre

192 Southbury Rd
Enfield EN1 1YP
Tel: 020 8245 3201

Tuesday

09:00 – 10:00 Tai Chi, Studio
09:00 – 10:30 Badminton
09:00 – 16:00 Gym
09.30 – 10.30 walking netball, Sports hall
10.45 – 12.15pm walking football, Sports hall
11:15 – 12:15pm Aqua fit (Ladies only)
11.30 – 12pm Gym circuit, Gym floor
13:30 – 14.30pm Pilates, studio (Chair Pilates last Friday of the month)
14.30 – 15.30pm Chair yoga, studio
09:00 – 16:00 Swim

Wednesday

09:00 – 10:00 Pilates, Studio
11.00 – 11:45 Dance for your heart, Studio
11:45 – 12:40 Yoga, Studio
12:45 – 13:45 Yoga, Studio
10:00 – 16:00 Badminton, Sports Hall
13:00 – 16:00 Table tennis, Sports Hall
15:00 – 15:55 Aqua fit, Main pool
09:00 – 16:00 Swim, Steam and Sauna
09:00 – 16:00 Use of the Fitness Suite
14:00 – 16:00 Tea dance , Studio (2nd and 4th Wednesday every month)


Southgate Leisure Centre

Winchmore Hill Rd
Southgate
N14 6AD
Tel: 020 8882 7963

Tuesday

09:00 – 10:00 Gym circuit, Fitness suite
09:30 – 10:30 Pilates, Activity room
10:30 – 11:30 Gym Circuit, Fitness Suite
11:30 – 12:30 Gym Circuit, Fitness Suite
11:30 – 13:00 Yoga, Activity room
12:30 – 13:20 Zumba, Fitness studio
13:20 – 14:15 Tai Chi, Studio
09:00 – 16:00 Use of the Fitness Suite
12:00 – 16:00pm Swim, Steam and Sauna

Friday

10:30 – 11:30 Gym Circuit, Gym floor
11:30 – 12:30 Gym Circuit, Gym floor
11:30 – 12:25 Bokwa, Studio
12:30 – 13:25 Aerobics, Activity room
13:30 – 14:25 Pilates, Activity room
15:00 – 15:45 Zumba Gold, Studio
09:00 – 16:00 Use of Fitness Suite
12:00 – 16:00 Swim, Steam and Sauna



www.fusion-lifestyle.com
Or contact : Dominic Hall, Sport and Community Development Officer, North London at dominic.hall@fusion-lifestyle.com