Bell's Sports Centre Redevelopment FAQs


Q. When will the new facilities open? 

We have a FREE open weekend on Saturday 9TH 07:30 – 17:00 & Sunday 10TH 08:30 – 17:00 July.  Everyone is welcome, whether you are already a Live Active customer or completely new.  A warm welcome is guaranteed, and our expert team will be on hand to show you the ropes and answer any questions you have. 

Q. What type of equipment will be on offer in the new gym? 

Our state-of-the-art gym is packed with 100+ pieces of the latest Matrix functional, strength, resistance and cardio equipment including treadmills, bikes, ascent trainers, ski erg, Olympic lifting bars, weights and platforms, tank resistance sled and more! We also have some exciting new kit such as the revolutionary Go Series which provides the perfect starting point for those looking to dip their toes into the world of strength and circuit training. With minimal adjustments, low starting weights and smaller progressions, anyone can quite simply sit and go! 

We’ll also be offering gym-based group training sessions which will provide engaging and dynamic workouts using our extensive range of new equipment. These sessions will give you the best of both worlds; by having lower numbers in the group, the instructor will be able to focus on individual guidance and motivation, plus you get the added benefit of training with others in a group environment. 

Q. What classes will be on offer? 

Our three new dedicated fitness studios will offer more variety of classes, more often, with both instructor-led and virtual classes. The Fitness Studio is all about high energy, big impact classes such as Circuits and Les Mills BodyPump, BodyAttack and BodyCombat, whilst the serene Mind and Body, which overlooks the beautiful North Inch, will offer holistic workouts such as Yoga, Pilates and Les Mills BodyBalance. Cycle enthusiasts will love our new Cycle Studio, a dedicated cycle class studio with more bikes than ever before. 

We have some exciting new virtual classes too, including Earth + Sky; a collection of specially curated Yoga, Pilates and Barre classes that are suitable for all abilities. With cinematic style productions filmed in incredible locations and specially commissioned music, these immersive classes will provide a virtual experience like no other. 

To view the class programme, visit our website for full details: Timetables ( 

Q. Will the class programme at Bell’s be the same as it is at Live Active Rodney? 

As we will have 3 Fitness Class studios in the same building, this will allow us to offer more classes at peak times, providing more choice for you.  This therefore means that the programme will not be as it is at Rodney currently. The programme will be under constant review, and it is our intention to add even more classes to the programme after the initial opening period. 

Q. Will you still be offering instructor led and virtual spin classes? 

Yes, our new larger, designated Spin Studio will offer both instructor led and virtual classes.  

Q. I haven’t used a gym before, do I require an induction?  

Yes, we require all customers to receive an induction before using any Live Active gym.  The good news is we now offer online gym inductions, making it even easier to get inducted.  Follow this link for more information (link)   

Q. I already have an induction, but do I need a new induction before using the new gym? 

No, you're good to get started.  However as there is loads of new exciting kit, our staff will be on hand to offer guidance and support.  And don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page (link) as we’ll be posting lots of handy how-to videos.  

Q. Will you still be offering Personal Training? 

Yes, we’ll continue to offer single and group Personal Training. 

Q. What age do you have to be to use the gym? 

Our gyms can be used by young people in S1 and above.   

Q. What will be the opening hours? 

We will be open at the following times: 

Monday to Friday 06:30 – 22:00 

Saturday 07:30 – 17:00 

Sunday 08:30 – 17:00 


Q. Do I need to book Fitness Classes in advance? 

While you don’t have to book in advance, we do recommend advance booking to guarantee your space.  If you are a DD Fitness member you can book up to 2 weeks in advance.  Live Active card holders can book up to one week in advance and non-card holders can only book on the day.  

Q. Do I need to book the Gym in advance? 

While it is not necessary to book the gym in advance; booking in advance would provide fast access by not having to report to reception.  Anyone who has pre-booked a gym session can turn up to the gym and simply swipe in and go. 

Q. How do I book a gym or fitness class? 

Booking your gym session or fitness class in advance is easy.  You can book in a number of ways: 

○  Online at - Online Booking ( 

○  By phone – call Bell’s reception on 01738 454647 

○  In person at Bell’s reception 

Not sure how to book online – follow this link to watch a how to video How to Book Online - Mobile - YouTube.   

Q. How do I cancel a booked gym or fitness class? 

We understand how busy everyone is and life sometimes gets in the way, however we ask that all customers cancel any booked sessions in advance if they are unable to attend.  This allows other customers the opportunity to attend.  


Q. Will my existing fitness membership cover all these new facilities? 

Yes, you don’t need to do anything.  If you have a current Direct Debit, 30 Day or Annual membership you will have unlimited access to these fantastic new facilities as well as all of our other venues including swimming at Perth Leisure Pool.

Q. How do I purchase a Live Active Fitness membership? 

If you don’t have a membership, applying for one is simple and we have a range of options to suit everyone including adults, seniors, joints, students, concessions.  We also offer different ways to pay, including 30 day, annual and monthly direct debit.   Visit our website Fitness Membership | Memberships ( for more information, or to join now visit FastDD

Q. Do I need a membership to use these new facilities? 

No, although our membership offers great value for money, and gives you unlimited access to our pools, gyms and fitness classes, not to mention member only benefits such as Live Active Rewards, you can choose to payeach time you visit.  To view the pay as you go prices click here


Q. Can I still book a sportshall activity? 

Yes, you can still book any sportshall activity that you used to book at Bell’s Sports Centre.  There are 17 courts available in the Main Arena available to book for both clubs and casual users.  In addition, we also offer 7 courts at North Inch Campus and 3 courts at Glenearn Campus. 


Q. I previously booked the Coaching Hall for an event/block booking, what do I do now? 

We can still accommodate events and club bookings in the main arena.  For more information on space and available dates call 01738 454647.  


Q. Do you have parking at Bell’s Sports Centre? 

Yes, we have a large number of spaces at Bell’s Sports Centre.  However, weekends can be very busy, and we encourage customers to consider this if coming by car.  If you are coming by bike, we have facilities outside the main entrance and the nearest bus stop is less than a 5-minute walk. 

Q. Will I get a refund if I miss my class?  

No, a refund will not be issued to those who are unable to make a class due to being late. 

Q. Is parking free? 

No, there is a small charge for using the car park Mon – Fri 8am –5pm Sat 8am-4pm. Up to 15mins free, 2hrs 80p, 5hrs 90p, 6hrs £5, 9hrs £6.40.  Disabled parking Free. 

Q. Will there be a separate entrance to new facilities? 

No, for customers who have pre-booked, you will be able to swipe in at the entrance to the studio or in the gym.  Customers who haven’t pre-booked can swipe in at the main Bell’s reception.  

Q. Does Bell’s Sports Centre offer changing and shower facilities? 

Yes, we offer both male and female changings.  We also offer facilities for people with a disability.  

Q. Are the lockers at Bell’s Sports Centre? 

Yes, our lockers take a £1 or a trolley coin, which is refundable. 


Q. What will happen to Live Active Rodney? 

When we open the new facility, Live Active Rodney will transfer its fitness services to Bell’s Sports Centre.  This means that Bell’s Sports Centre will provide a one stop shop for all things fitness. The future use of Live Active Rodney will be considered with the local authority. 

Q. When will Live Active Rodney close to the public? 

Classes will stop from Wednesday 6th July, the Gym will remain open until 8th July. The new class programme will commence at Bell’s Sports Centre on Monday 11th July.