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Published 08 April 2024

From 15 April 2024, the minimum age for casual gym use will increase to 16 years.

Increasing the minimum age for casual gym users from 14 to 16 years is a positive step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of our youth.

By raising the age limit, we are promoting a healthier environment where young individuals have more physical and emotional maturity to engage in fitness activities safely. This adjustment helps in preventing potential injuries and accidents that may occur due to inadequate supervision or lack of awareness about proper workout techniques.

Teens as young as 14 years can still use the gym if they have a valid SWSC membership. It is a condition of membership that anyone under the age of 16 years are required to attend at least one appointment with a SWSC Trainer prior to their first use of the gym.

Important information for young people wanting to use the gym:

  • Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent for a membership and/or casual use of the SWSC facilities.
  • The minimum age for casual use of the gym is 16 years.
  • 14 and 15 year olds can use the gym providing they have a SWSC membership and have attended at least one appointment with a SWSC Trainer.
  • Proof of age may be requested by SWSC at any time.
  • 14 and 15 year olds can attend certain Group Fitness classes on a casual basis. These include: Bodybalance, Bodycombat, Bodyattack, RPM, Bodystep, Yoga, Tai Chill, Water Walking, Teenfit and Fit Mix.

Ultimately, this change to our minimum age policy prioritises the health and safety of our youngest gym users, empowering them to embrace fitness in a responsible and beneficial manner.