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Horseshoe Lane Garston, Watford WD25 7HH Horseshoe Lane Garston, Watford WD25 7HH Directions
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Report | 2 years ago
Not very inclusive. I have autism. I tried to attend the classes but music far too loud. Music in gym, changing areas etc would also prevent me from joining.
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Chaotic, disorganised, will not use
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Brilliant deal.
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Changing rooms could do with more cleaning
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I think because of the popularity of classes they should have more on. It's frustrating ringing up and being told they're fully booked and 12 people are on waiting list.
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The swimming design at the gym is just no good. The main reason to use the pass is the swimming. I am complementary and impressed about the café facilities, squash courts and the gym and the general environment looks fine and staff are friendly or courteous but the swimming facilities are really poor. The Groupon pass is excellent value and this is great sale if your using the gym or other amenities but the swimming section is awful. I have no idea why a rectangular pool that isn't that big anyway would have differing depths of water across the length of it. It means if you are swimming lengths you end up in very shallow water at on end and deeper water at the other. This doesn't make sense to me. Given there is already a children's pool and a good size one for small children I see no reason why there should be a shallow end in the main pool, when you stop swimming you find your legs hitting the bottom of the pool faster. In addition if there was supposed to be a deep end the pool could have been divided into widthway depths with one length given to being deep and the lane markers reflect the depth of the water rather than the notices on the wall. In addition the swimming changing rooms are antiquated design they remind me of the old public baths style format but worse. Really horrendous row after row open plane changing booths. Places that look like toilet cubicles with a bench and a couple of hooks to get changed. There is no distinct women and men areas I guess all of us are just working it out from the location of the male and female toilets where we ought to be. I found men walking into what I believed to be the womens area and then realise the only privacy is the changing booths. Because of the endless reams of these cubicles the lockers which you would expect to see first in a female changing area are no where to be seen. I asked and they are by the pool and these lockers don't quite give the same reassurance of a nice changing room locker. They look generic and feel impersonal with a pound coin slot to get the key. So now having put my bags away I can go for a swim ...if I can call it a swim as possibly all swimmers appear in stationery sections of the pool paddling or swimming around because either swimmers are huddled into the shallower ends and there is no space and to get space others congregate into the deeper areas. What about swimmers who cant swim in deep ends? what are the lanes for? After swimming I head for a shower except I cant find the shower I cannot find where the showers are? In my mind there is an area where the showers are in cubicles so you can take you're swimming costume off and shower?right? no wrong! .. I walk up and down the length of the changing areas and presumably passed mens before retreating like a scared spider to the women section (in my mind) as there is no markers for women's ( again just working it out by the ladies toilets situated behind me.) I'm wet and I have my towel and shampoo and I want to shower but cant shower as I cannot find the shower?. I ask a member of staff who says its just round the corner pointing left. I walk left right past the showers on the wall of the swimming pool in front of the lockers where the showers are rowed up to take about five swimmers in the open at a time to wash of the chlorine. How do I wash and wash my hair. I don't wash my body I shampoo my hair possibly where I am not supposed to hoping I don't get caught and told offl. The lather of my newly washed hair slithers down my body and onto a tiles floor a couple of feet in front of the lockers and only a few feet further from the pool. I can hear other swimmers and see other swimmers whilst standing shampooing my hair. Whilst I am doing this I am wondering why for the life of me are there so many useless changing booths when I could be in one of these areas away from the pool and viewers and having a real shower? Apart from suing the designer of the swimming pool all I have to say is this if I am going to pay membership fee and subs I am going somewhere where there are proper facilities for swimmers. I am going where there are changing rooms with lockers and with separate ones for men and women. I am going to a gym where the swimming pool has neither a shallow or a deep end just a pool where I can swim lengths without thinking whether I am in the deep or shallow end. The swimming area is a nightmare. My life would be made horribly worse if I had to use this swimming pool and changing areas as they are laid out compared to proper design. It looks like whoever built the swimming areas were given too much freedom or too little budget. I am sad to say that it does look at it is on plan for some reason that these changing booths are fanned out in numbers and rooms in place of proper changing rooms possibly as a substitute for the changing room that are normal in gyms. I have heard that there are these types in the dry areas in the same gym with proper showers in cubicles. I ask the question again how do you wash and shower properly after a swim to leave the club? Do you swim first and go to the gym and shower again. Its normal for me to go to the gym and then to swim or go to swim. only but in either of these cases I would have to make a special trip to trapse back to the dry changing room to shower properly. I would not recommend this gym for swimming but would for gym, sports, café and children swimming.
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