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02 Apr

Statement from Active Northumberland


To all our followers from home and across the globe,

Thank you all so much for joining in with our Facebook LIVE classes over the past few days. Your positive interaction and feedback has been much appreciated by us all - especially our dedicated and professional team of instructors.


From today, we are having to re-assess how we deliver classes to you. As a charity, we have had tough decisions to make in the last few weeks. With all the centres closed at this time and memberships frozen we need to ensure that we are in a strong position to re-open when the time comes. We also need to ensure that our staff have a job to return to and financial security throughout this period of closure and uncertainty.

With this in mind, today, many of our staff have been ‘furloughed,’ and this includes most of our fitness instructors. Sadly, as part of the furlough restrictions, they are not able to do any of their classes live on our Facebook page.

Please be assured that there are other options available to us, and we just need a little time to pull something together. It will be scaled back slightly, but we’re confident that we will be able to offer something to you.

Along with the re-assessment of our live classes, we are going to make sure that all those classes we have recorded so far are loaded onto our Youtube channel so that you can access them easily and at a time that suits you. Just search for ‘ActiveNorthumberland’ and you’ll find them there.
We will also still be updating our Facebook page so please watch out for any further news.

It has been an incredible few weeks. Before the centres closed, the instructors were keen to take part in a series of pre-recorded classes. We had never done anything like this before, and they rose to the challenge. After the centres closed, once again they stepped up and out of their comfort zone to bring the live classes into your homes. The opportunity to continue to make a difference to people’s lives spurred them on. It has been fantastic to see them perform live each day, and we have loved reading all your positive comments.

Finally, again we want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all your kind feedback. We are all very much looking forward to welcoming you back in person to our centres when the time comes. And the time WILL come. Keep Andrew’s favourite quote in mind as you complete each of our home workouts -

“Fitter, Stronger, Healthier, Happier...Together.” 💙

Stay safe everyone

Active Northumberland

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