Getting back in the ring

Nov 27, 2020, 11:00 AM
Reopening your gym after lockdown? In the first episode of Fighting Back, we share our stories and experiences of getting young people back in our gyms and using our services. 

So many great ideas were shared - highlights from our exchange include:

  1. Re-engage young people through outreach and detached youth work. Go to where young people are and talk to them about what they would like to see and do in the gym. Talk to parents about what you are doing and how you are working with young people to keep them safe.

  2. Offer a variety of in person and online sessions. We have seen that not all our  members feel confident to come to the gym. Continue to deliver online sessions, as well as re-introducing face-to-face sessions that follow social distancing guidelines. Make sure members have the opportunity to shape both online and in person sessions, so they remain responsive to what is happening in their lives.

  3. Stay in contact. Stay in regular contact with your members. Use different approaches to keep everyone informed about the different opportunities available in your gym. Use social media as well as phone calls and messages to keep them up to date on what is happening and changes that are taking place due to changing guidelines.
A big thanks to the Fight for Peace Alliance partners who featured in this episode:

For any further information about this project or our work at Fight For Peace, visit our website 

This podcast series is supported by Sport England through the National Lottery Community Fund on Tackling Inequalities.

This podcast is a MIC media production.