I go to
Barnet Copthall leisure centre
Yeah new program
Unless you are young or fit
You may have to walk a little bit to get to it
Because there’s no buses except for the 221
I come on the Dial a ride but I have to order this in advance
I like most of the things that this centre has to offer, only comments is the bad smell coming from the drainage. Even though that you see that staff have all amenities clean and is done very often; the smell just don't go!
I have personally seen how some staff clean their dirty trainers on the pool (tree times in total I am not suggesting all the time), I was so disgusted that I actually looked at this instructor and leave the swimming pool in repulse of her behaviour! she could not care less as she took blue/white paper and kept cleaning her trainers (maybe a policy of sandals only or dedicated protective shoes for the job).
Punctuality, it is not fair that instructors came late, but is even worst that if they don't come we have to wait 15 min for a replacement with a class of 30 min. Plan B is always as important as be on time.
Excellent group exercises - especially water works. The Instructors are excellent, very knowledgeable and professional.
The Gym is also well equipped and the trainers are approachable and willing to show one how to use the machines. They also help draw up achievable personalized exercise plan
The receptionists are friendly, approachable and always willing to help especially if and when I get stuck with the 2 tickets machines in the lobby.
Personally, those 2 machines are one of the 3 negatives i have. Most times they do not work and can be annoying if one is in a hurry to attend a class
The other are the showers - which are sometimes cold
3rd is the big swimming pool - the water is cold most Wednesday for water works. Not very good for elderly people.
The parking facility is good considering the massive construction going on👍
But I will still recommend Copthall to friends and family.
I like the price. I would like to see more water workout classes as the are nearly always full. the same applies to the aerobics classes.
Staff wise - everyone I have come across have been very pleasant and those taking the classes have been teaching to a good standard
I'm looking forward to moving into the new centre. I have been using Copthall on and off since it was built and have seen many changes (for the best) but I must admit the fabric of the building is looking shabby