12 Days of Fitness for £12!

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12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE » 27 Nov 2012, 18:22

Hi,

From the 1st of December to the 17th of December we are going to be offering a fantastic deal at Portobello Swim Centre :D

12 DAYS OF FITNESS FOR £12!

You can come in anytime from the 1st of December to the 17th of December and purchase a 12 Day Membership for £12. The pass covers all aspects of our health and fitness facilities, including the Gym, Swimming Pools, Fitness Classes and the Turkish Baths.

If you are likely to come in and use the Turkish Baths in December a £12 day pass would be ideal as one Turkish session costs £6.50! Likewise for the gym and fitness classes, £12 for 12 days is excellent value.

For further information please email infopsc@edinburghleisure.co.uk or give us a call on 0131 669 6888.

Thanks,

Portobello Swim Centre Team.
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 28 Nov 2012, 13:54

People should be aware that the temperature in the Steam Room of the Turkish Baths doesn't regulate correctly. The temperature ranges from extremely hot to very cool.
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE » 30 Nov 2012, 15:38

Hi Storky,

There were technical issues relating to the heat cycles in the Steam Room but these have now been resolved. We have had positive feedback regarding the Turkish in the past couple of weeks. Thanks for your feedback and please feel free to pop in and take a nice Turkish Bath in this cold winter snap!

Thanks,

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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 01 Dec 2012, 19:07

These technical issues have been a bit of a saga. Since the new steam generators were installed in January, the temperature of the steam room has never regulated correctly. I was in the Turkish the other day and it was very cool with absolutely no steam being generated. I don't think the fault has been resolved. I'm not sure who provided the positive feedback, one can only assume they have no sense of temperature.
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby bathst2 » 07 Dec 2012, 17:31

I always assumed that the steam room wasnt steamy when no-one has been in for a while...once you go in it seems to trigger the process but it does take a wee while to make a difference so next time I will go in just to get it started and then go back 10min later....I do like the coloured lights tho and i think the 12 for £12 is great...I think a leap up to £40 for a monthly membership is too much if you can only get to a class/gym or swim once or twice a week
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 10 Dec 2012, 14:53

If the steam is being generated when you enter it is a coincidence and very fortunate as the steam is rarely generated. The steam is generated under the control of the thermal detector (the grey box at the far corner of the room). You regularly see people pour cold water on it to get the steam generating.
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE » 10 Dec 2012, 16:58

Hello,

Thanks you for the feedback BathSt2! Yes, the £12 deal is really good value if you don't have too much shopping left to do. Even if you do a Turkish is perfect for recovery after!

With regards to the memberships, if you just choose to swim and/or use the Turkish you can purchase a Swim Membership from as little as £14.00 going up to £28.00. The Swim Membership is very flexible and you are not tied into a minimum term contract.

Edinburgh Leisure are also looking into gym only and fitness class only memberships, although this is currently unavailable. This may be available in the future though. The £12 pass would give you full use of all our gyms, pools, fitness classes, Saunas, Steam Rooms and of course the Turkish. You can also use the Royal Commonwealth Pool with the pass.

In reposnse to Storky, if the Steam Room varies from cool to extremely hot, how can it be possible for Steam to be rarely generated? There was a fault with gauging the temperature, granted, but there have been no complaints with regards to the Turkish temperature since the work carried out to adjust steam output. If you could fill in a customer comment with any complaints that would be very helpful. If you see people pouring water on the detector, you should really report this as this is really not helpful and could be damaging to the system.

Thanks,

Portobello Swim Centre :D
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 10 Dec 2012, 17:31

Portobelloswimcentre you state "if the Steam Room varies from cool to extremely hot, how can it be possible for Steam to be rarely generated?"

Simple: the steam piles in for a couple of minutes and makes the temperature almost unbearable. Then the steam turns off for around 30 minutes which means the room cools down to too low a temperature. This means that the steam is on for around 5% off the time, hence the comment "steam is rarely generated".

In a properly operating steam room, the steam is applied constantly (at a gentle rate) maintaining a nicely regulated temperature. If your unclear how it should work pop up to Bannatynes and check their steam room out.
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE » 12 Dec 2012, 10:27

12 DAYS FOR £12

Come and get your £12 for 12 Days Pass! The Passes have been extremely popular, as they are tremendous value! The last day you will be able to get full use of the pass is the 17th December.

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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby bathst2 » 12 Dec 2012, 11:35

I'm going for a second one once this one expires! Am interested in cheaper membership or specialist as you mention above...dont know i would get use of full one but after this month who knows!!
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 12 Dec 2012, 13:47

Why would someone take a 12 day pass starting today if it expires on the 17th December? Would it not make sense to extend the expiry date to say the 24th December?
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE » 12 Dec 2012, 17:34

Hi BathSt 2 thats great news!

No no no Storky! #-o It's not that at all. If you purchase the 12 day pass today, you will get 12 days usage from the card. Thats why it's called a 12 Day Pass! =D>

The offer officially expires on the 17th of December. This is because this is the last day you will receive full 12 Day usage from the card (We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

However, you are more than welcome to buy a pass on the 18th or past this date for £12, it's just that you wouldn't actually receive the full 12 days from the pass. However, if you are going to use the centre a lot in this time, it could save you money!

Thanks,

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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 13 Dec 2012, 10:38

PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE wrote:
The offer officially expires on the 17th of December. This is because this is the last day you will receive full 12 Day usage from the card (We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).


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That makes sense as it wasn't clear in the original statement.
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 13 Dec 2012, 10:42

PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE

What is the status of the Turkish Baths, in particular the steam room? I was in on Monday and it was working well: a nice constant gentle steam at a well regulated temperature :D Then I was in on Tuesday and it was back to normal - not working :(
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE » 14 Dec 2012, 10:01

Dear Storky,

To say the Steam Room is 'not working' is untrue.

The Steam Room is working fine, I was myself in there last night, and it was just the trick after a good training session. The Plunge Pool was 'refreshing' :shock:

Now, if you have any more comments Storky, please let us know at the centre, because there if very little we can respond to if you remain quiet then wait to express your opinion here!

12 Days for £12 is still available, please pop in for further information folks, the pass includes unlimited access to all Edinburgh Leisure centre for gym, pool, fitness class and sauna/steam room usage!Thanks,

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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 16 Dec 2012, 13:44

PORTOBELLOSWIMCENTRE wrote:Dear Storky,

To say the Steam Room is 'not working' is untrue.

The Steam Room is working fine, I was myself in there last night, and it was just the trick after a good training session. The Plunge Pool was 'refreshing' :shock:

Now, if you have any more comments Storky, please let us know at the centre, because there if very little we can respond to if you remain quiet then wait to express your opinion here!

PORTOBELLO SWIM CENTRE :D



When I say "the steam room isn't working" I mean it is not working correctly as per my earlier messages.

Believe me I've raised the problem with the Turkish face to face on numerous occasions and been ignored. The reason I want to bring it up on this forum is that it is in the public domain. Perhaps you'll take more notice here.
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby magbagpuss » 16 Dec 2012, 16:19

Hi Storky, how much is Bannatynes ? Wonder whether to try there. Not as easy to get to without a car though !
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Re: 12 Days of Fitness for £12!

Postby storky » 17 Dec 2012, 13:40

magbagpuss wrote:Hi Storky, how much is Bannatynes ? Wonder whether to try there. Not as easy to get to without a car though !


Hi Magbagpuss, I'm not sure. The last time I looked the full membership was comparable to EL if you took the restricted club access (only one club). You are also locked into it for one year which isn't a problem if you are a regular user.

Although their opening hours are better and the club is more professionally run, like yourself it the convenience of The Portobello Leisure Centre that makes it appealing. Perhaps if Bannatynes were located in Portobello it might make EL raise their game.
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