Return to Boxing Safely at Empire Fighting Chance

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the gym from Saturday 25th July 2020.  

The gym will operate a one-way system entering from the main reception entrance with the fire exits in the gym areas providing your exit points out of the building. All attendees will require to register at reception as normal. 

The reception will only deal with one attendee at a time and this may cause slight delays entering the facility as you queue outside.  Please be patient as we safely sign attendees into the gym, and we advise you arrive a little bit earlier to allow for this slight delay. 

The gym has undergone a full Covid-19 risk assessment to ensure your safety returning to the gym. 


The gym has been deep cleaned and we will continue daily cleaning and regular sanitising of all surfaces. Sanitiser dispensers will be located all around the gym.

Masks will not be required, though you are welcome to wear one.

There are taped off areas to give users their own safe space to train. 

Please exercise with common sense respecting the 2m social distancing rules.  If you are not respecting these rules, we will ask you to leave the gym.  

If you don't feel well, have a temperature, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19, DO NOT come to the gym.  If you've been exposed to someone who has contracted COVID-19, DO NOT come to the gym.  


Gym Areas

The whole gym facility will be open and accessible as before with the two main boxing gym rooms along with the fitness studio. 

We have also created a new covered outside boxing area in the basketball court that will allow outdoor training with five punchbags and a training area. 

Changing Rooms

Please come dressed and ready to train. Changing rooms and showers will not be available to gym members. Toilets will remain open as usual to gym members. 

Gym Timetable

We will operate our normal full gym timetable for adults and juniors as before lockdown. This will allow us to spread the number of attendees to safe numbers. Click here for the Gym Timetable

We will regulate numbers as per the government guidelines utilising all the gym indoor and outside training areas.  There will be no booking system with the expectation we can manage attendee numbers. If this does become an issue, then we may introduce a booking system for classes. 

Boxing Equipment

There will be no boxing equipment gloves, skipping ropes, etc available to be lent out.  Please bring all your kit or there will be boxing equipment available to buy in reception. 


Please bring your own water bottle or purchase one at reception.  Bottled water will be available to buy from reception as normal. No drinking from the tap. 

No Reception Waiting Area

The reception waiting area will be closed off and we will ask all non-gym attendees such as parents to move away from the gym entrance at a safe distance and wait for their child to leave the session via the exits. 

For any other questions please feel free to call us on 0117 908 6655 or email [email protected]

See you back at the gym! 

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