SPINNING sessions, cardio combat and muscle mix classes are on their way back at No Limits in Hexham as the gym prepares to reopen.

Members were resigned to workout routines from their living rooms and gardens after the Hexham gym was forced to close on health and safety grounds when the Government ordered all gyms and leisure centres to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However a return to exercise at the Fore Street base is in sight with new look facilities planned.

“I have spent that past few weeks carrying out new risk assessments and have moved all the equipment around to make it a safer place,” Lisa Thompson said.

“At the start of lockdown I couldn’t do anything with my business I did not know where it was going.

“I was thinking that I was going to have to open with half the members due to restrictions and people not being able to turn up.”

While indoor gym classes were prohibited Lisa continued with outdoor sessions during the height of the lockdown period. And now the gym has adjusted its programmes to suit its members.

Lisa explained: “I have been getting some great feedback. I am changing the timetable to have a mixture of outdoor and indoor classes.

“I am trying to create as much variety as possible.”

Reopening the gym on Saturday, August 1, has bought Lisa extra time in preparing the exercise space for a members return.

She added: “The gym area needed a change around and I have really used my time effectively to plan and organise an improved gym space for all.”

The gym’s instructors are also relishing a return to indoor training, Lisa said, after months of virtual workouts.

“All the staff are buzzing because of all the changes we have made to make the gym a better place,” she said.

“We are one big family here and the encouragement and support we have had from our members throughout lockdown has been amazing.”