Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: MALLAIG POOL & LEISURE: ANNOUNCMENT OF CLOSURE

TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS, IT IS WITH REGRET THAT WE ANNOUNCE OUR LEISURE CENTRE IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

It was heartbreaking to close our doors on Friday evening on 20th March knowing that we wouldn’t be there as usual on Saturday morning, or any day after that until further notice. Exceptional times.

To help us all keep smiling, and to maintain a fit body and soul we are pleased to promote two of our local ladies who are now streaming their classes live on Zoom.

Tina’s Fitness is on as follow:

Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30am – Dance Aerobics

Tuesdays & Fridays 9.30am HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)

To join Tina’s class please send Christina Coull a private message via Facebook.

Catherine’s Yoga is on as follow:

Mondays 7.30pm

Thursdays 9.30am

To join Catherine’s Yoga please send a private message to Catherine Mc Donell via Facebook.

We will continue to shift through, and upload suggestions and inspirational ideas all related to on-line work-outs and yoga sessions. We will post on our Facebook page a series of workouts for different abilities lasting from 5 minutes up to 1 hour. Likewise, in the evening’s we’ll post a short yoga or meditation session to calm your body and mind, and set you up for a good night’s sleep.

You can do this on your own, or get your family involved. It will help you start the day, keep you positive and motivated, and will keep you in balance. If you can keep fit and healthy, your immune system will be strong, you will feel energised, more positive and happier.

Join us on our Facebook page – Mallaig Pool & Leisure

For those who don’t have Facebook page we will do our best to add these links to our Gym & Fitness Classes page on our website regularly.

There’s strength in community and we hope this will help you BE ACTIVE – STAY ACTIVE

Before you take part in any online activities please be aware of your health & safety.

The closure of our Leisure Centre

We honestly thought we’d be able to go on longer, but with the announcement by the First Minister yesterday closing schools, and in collaboration with the Highland Council who are closing all Pools, Museums & Libraries from tomorrow, although we are independent of them, we must follow their lead. This is in the best interests of our staff, our volunteers, and you the community, in order to reduce risk of spreading infection.

Our closure will be for an indefinite period while we await further Government guidelines.

Regarding our Membership Scheme, we will be entering into difficult financial waters over the next few months, so should you wish to support the Pool by continuing with your Direct Debit that is greatly appreciated. For those who have their own financial worries with COVID-19, Memberships can be frozen until such time that the Centre is open again. Please contact us with your details and we’ll take it from there.

Thank you for your support for which we are always overwhelmed. We’ll get through this difficult period and be back stronger and healthier. Do please try to maintain your own health and fitness during this time. We all know stress and worry reduces the immune system, but investment in your own health and fitness will boost immunity, keep you well, and also aid recovery time from illness. Take a walk or run on the hill or beach, ride your bike, fly a kite, appreciate each day, be good to your neighbour and look out for each other.

Keep well, keep happy, be active, stay active. We’ll see you back soon 🙏💜

Warm wishes,
The Board, Friends & Team
Mallaig Pool & Leisure

Mallaig Pool & Leisure Centre is a charity and social enterprise, run by a volunteers from the community, our General Manager, Brian O’Rourke, and dedicated staff who ensure the day-to-day running of the facility.  We want to provide every member of our community, and visitors alike – young, old, and in-between – with every opportunity to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.  We extend a warm welcome to everyone to use our fantastic local facility, and are happy to provide support and advice to reach your fitness goals on your health journey.

Our small but comprehensive facilities include:

  • Heated swimming pool (20m x 10m) 
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Fitness classes 
  • Swimming lessons (private and group lessons for all ages and abilities)
  • Bike hire
 
Lovely heated 20x10m pool with pool-side spa & sauna, plus large glass window for warm natural light. Our pool has a Scandanavian feel with heavy timber roof reminiscent of the keel of a boat.

Throughout the year we organise a number of events that can be found via our dedicated events page on this site.