If you are experiencing any issues with your key fob/card, please contact Sharon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We are a volunteer-run Community Gym, open 24 hours a day Monday to Saturday.  Access is through an electronic key system.

Equipment includes: 2x treadmills, 2x upright bikes, 2x cross trainers, 1x multigym, 1x rowing machine, 8x resistance machines (chest press, shoulder press, arm curl, total abs, leg curl, leg extension and pectoral machine), and a variety of free weights.

UPDATE 2022:  We are currently working on a funding application to enhance the gym further which will include sourcing more equipment as well as improving the ventilation system and general appearance and presentation of the gym.  In particular, we hope to provide a full range of free weights and some good weights benches.

We currently have three volunteers who carry out gym inductions.  They are a massive help to Sharon and Jennet, especially as the gym is increasing in popularity.  If you're interested in volunteering in this way, please contact Sharon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To become a gym member you must aged 16 or over and you must complete an induction with us first.

Annual membership costs just £50 + £10 security deposit for the electronic key fob/card.  This grants you 24 hour access to the gym Mon-Sat.

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM HERE (WORD VERSION)

If you would like to join the gym, please download an application form (see above) and submit it to Sharon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Alternatively, you can bring your completed application along to your induction.  Once you have submitted your completed form to Sharon, she will arrange a day and time for your induction.  Please bear in mind that we rely on volunteers to help us carry out inductions - they cannot always do the same days/times each week and may also be unable to help out some weeks.  However, we do our very best to ensure you receive an induction in a timely manner, usually within a week of your application being submitted.

Ahead of your induction, you will also be sent a link via email which will redirect you to our secure online payment system.  If you would prefer to pay by card or cash, please let us know and we will arrange this for you.

At your induction you will be met by the main entrance to the building and your inductor will go over all the important health and safety information with you regarding the building, i.e. what to do in the event of a fire or power cut, where the first aid kits are kept, where the contact details are for the keyholders, etc.

If you are already familiar and confident with using gym equipment then your induction should take no more than 20 minutes, but we still need to carry out an induction with you to ensure you know your way around the facilities and are familiar with emergency protocols and the rules and regulations of the gym.

Please report any faulty/damaged gym equipment to Sharon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks to everyone who helped make the community gym at Back become a reality.  Particular thanks must go to the Lewis Sport Centre for the donation of a number of machines and the Co-op Community Fund for providing funding for additional machines and the electronic key card system.

The Co-op also funded the development of changing rooms and showers for gym users.

We recently recieved funding from Foundation Scotland to extend the gym allowing us to take more members.