Monday, 27 October 2008


‘’Get Yourself Motivated’’
(formally known as ‘’ Gym for Free’’)

I am pleased to be able to inform you that the plans for the roll out of ‘Get Yourself Motivated’ to Perry Barr Constituency including OSCOTT are now in place.
This is a good opportunity for some of our older teenagers in particular, to keep them selves occupied during the winter months.

The scheme will now operate across the whole of the Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust area.

For the purposes of this scheme this includes ALL four wards in Perry Barr Constituency: Handsworth Wood, Lozells and East Handsworth, Oscott and Perry Barr Wards.


1) Open to all residents in the HOB ( and Oscott) area over 16.

2) This is not means tested, and applies to everyone.

3) Free use of all swimming, gym facilities and fitness classes across the city (i.e. not necessarily in the HOB area.)

4) Residents can register at any local Sports and Leisure facility within HOB area. They will need photo ID (i.e. Drivers Licence or passport) plus and 2 separate forms of ID showing full postal address.

5) All the local sites have the details of the scheme available and can answer questions from residents but telephone enquiries are being directed to Alexander Stadium (on 464 0208) as they have the greatest capacity to take calls.

6) To use the gym facilities residents will have to undertake an induction session (as is standard now.)

7) They do not need to have a gym induction session to make use of the free swimming or free fitness classes.

8) ‘’Get Yourself Motivated’’ scheme members will still have to pay for use of some facilities e.g.: Hire of courts for badminton and five-a-side football etc, club use of facilities, sauna and steam room, private hire.

9) The existing Direct Debit scheme will still be operational and if residents wish to stay on this to get the additional benefits they can do so (e.g. sauna / steam room)

10) The Leisure Flex System can now enrol people on to this scheme, which means that if someone does register they can join immediately. Word of mouth is spreading fast and we do not want to discourage anyone from joining the scheme.

11) To remain on the scheme, customers must use their card at least four times a month.

12) The scheme is funded by HOBt PCT and an amount equivalent to the Passport to Leisure rate (currently £22.50 per month) will be credited to the Constituency for each resident on the scheme every month.

13) Promotional material is being funded by HOBtPCT in addition to this regular revenue income.

14) It is likely that this scheme will be taken up citywide in the very near future but at this stage it is just available to HOBtPCT residents.


For further details ring the Oscott Ward Support Officer on 464 1869 or at any of our Oscott Leisure Centres.

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