A safe return to fitness at Quorum Park - Quorum Park

As more and more people are returning to being office-based following Covid-19, one member of our Quorum Park community is helping people on their journey back to normality, with a series of initiatives aimed at making them feel as comfortable as possible after so long away.

PureGym Longbenton, which is one of six Covid-safe PureGym facilities across the North East, has been based at Q5 on the park since 2015.

Because the PureGym team understands how challenging it can be for people to get back into their old routine, it is currently offering free introductory classes and open weekends for Quorum staff, family and friends to come and try the facilities for free.

The team is also offering health assessment days, and ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions in which gym managers and personal trainers will come over to those using the space to help them settle back in to the environment.

PureGym Longbenton Manager James Ryan explained: “We’ve all been through a lot of change and upheaval over the last 18 months, and people are understandably nervous about returning to their workspaces, and in many cases, returning to a gym environment.

“Many of our members may feel they’ve lost fitness or lost confidence while they’ve been away, and not being able to do the level of activity they could before the pandemic is a real challenge.”

PureGym’s TrainSafe Covid policy and cleaning station is also still in operation, to help alleviate any concerns around potential virus transmission.

James added: “Many people remain concerned about the risk posed by Covid-19, and we want to offer reassurance about the extent of the measures we’ve implemented to ensure customer safety.

“We have three or four team members on hand each day and all of us will do all we can to answer any concerns or queries members of the park may have. One to one personal training is available for those looking for more supervision in their fitness journey, wherever their starting point.

“With 24-hour access, it’s also possible to work out off-peak, so there are fewer other people around.”

With a membership of PureGym Longbenton, which you can freeze at any time, there’s no contract and prices start from as little as £17.99 a month for access to more than 50 classes and 220 pieces of equipment, including prowler track flooring and sledges for a full-body weight-bearing workout, Nordic ski machines and heavy-duty static resistance bikes for sustained intensity – all within a large, air-conditioned space complete with Wi-Fi.