Terms and Conditions

the self centre, Bury St Edmunds

The Self Centre is owned by Abbeycroft Leisure.

This agreement is made between Abbeycroft Leisure and you (The Applicant).
You should read these terms and conditions carefully before confirming your acceptance by ticking the agreement box.


  1. The terms and conditions set out below, together with the provisions set out in the membership application process (the “Terms”) apply to the membership contract between Abbeycroft Leisure (company registration number 5207019) (“we”, “our” or “us”) and the member named on the Membership Application (“you” or “your”), with effect from the date that appears on the Membership Application (“start date”).
  2. By completing the Membership Application you are agreeing to become a Member of Abbeycroft Leisure and be bound by the Terms.

    General Conditions

  3. As a member you agree at all times to follow our rules on etiquette and conditions of use (“rules”), which relate to your use of the Self Centre. The current version of our Rules is displayed at our facilities and on our website www.the-self-centre.co.uk.
  4. We shall be entitled at all times and from time to time to make minor alterations, carry out remedial repairs or maintenance without prior notice. We shall endeavour to minimise any disruption to your enjoyment of our facilities caused by such alteration, repair or maintenance.
  5. You shall be entitled to use all services and facilities included within your membership package subject always to availability and capacity rules.
  6. You must register your attendance at reception.
  7. We may sometimes need to change opening hours or facilities available. If we need to do this we will, where reasonably possible, display notices in our facilities notifying you of the change at least 2 weeks beforehand.
  8. Our facilities will operate reduced opening hours during Bank Holidays and the Christmas period.
  9. Other than the junior / teen classes, the minimum age of membership is 16.
  10. Any notice you give us under these Terms must be sent by email to admin@the-self-centre.co.uk . Alternatively you can notify us by post to Unit 4, Drinkstone Investment Park, Suffolk Business Park, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AR. You must notify your bank or building society (if applicable).


  11. A fee (the “membership”) is payable in respect of your use of the self centre. The amount of your Membership Fee will be set out in the Membership Application.
  12. You will pay your membership fees in accordance with the payment option specified on the Membership Application Form.
  13. If your monthly payment is cancelled or becomes overdue, we may refuse entry to our facilities and/or we may at our discretion apply an administration fee of £6.
  14. Unless cancelled in accordance where you pay your Membership Fee by way of recurring card payments, your membership shall automatically renew on a month by month basis until cancelled by you in accordance with clause 21.
  15. We reserve the right to increase the Membership Fee from time to time and we will give you 30 days written notice before doing so.
  16. Discount levels are discretionary and may vary from time to time.
  17. Memberships are non-transferable. You must not allow anyone else to use your Membership. Pay as you go 10 / 20 class cards can be shared.

    Medical Screening

  18. You shall be responsible for monitoring your own physical condition throughout your membership period and in agreeing to these Terms you confirm that you are aware of and understand the potential risks associated with physical exercise.
  19. You confirm that the responses to the health and fitness questions in the registration process are accurate in all material respects and you agree to immediately notify us of any changes in your physical condition which render your replies to the Health and Fitness Questionnaires incorrect in any respect.
  20. If deemed necessary by us, you will obtain at your own expense written confirmation from your General Practitioner that you are in good health and capable of participating in physical exercise. We reserve the right to refuse membership and/or access to certain classes if we have not received such confirmation and we reasonably believe that you are not fit to participate in physical exercise.

    Cancellation and Suspension of Membership

  21. You may cancel your membership by giving us at least one calendar months’ notice.
  22. If your membership is cancelled by us due to non-payment of Membership Fees, we may choose (at our sole discretion) to reinstate your membership subject to the payment by you of all account arrears in full. You shall not be entitled to use our facilities or classes until such a time as the Membership Fees are paid in full.
  23. We reserve the right to terminate your membership if;
    • You cancel your recurring payment or otherwise fail to make payment within 30 days of the date upon which it falls due;
    • You commit a serious or repeated breach of this Agreement or the Rules and the breach, if capable of remedy, is not remedied within 7 days of receipt of a default notice; or
    • You harass, threaten or abuse our staff or members, maliciously damage our property; or should you commit any illegal act whilst on our premises.
  24. Should we cancel your membership under clause 22 and 23, you will not be entitled to a refund of any Membership Fees already paid.
  25. Subject to these Terms, you may amend your membership by giving us 1 months’ notice, and changes will come into force at the next date of payment.
  26. Should you be eligible to alter your membership category, you shall be automatically bound by the terms and conditions of that membership.

    Class Booking Terms and Conditions

  27. All group exercise classes can be booked in advance. Booking is based on a “first come, first served” basis as they are subject to availability.
  28. We recommend that you book all group exercise courses through our website (www.the-self-centre.co.uk), on the Mindbody App, or call 01284 769090 to guarantee your place in the class. Members who choose not to book in advance do so at their own risk.
  29. If you have not booked in advance, it may still be possible for you to attend but you must register with reception to attend a particular class.
  30. If the class you are booking has a fee; this must be paid for at the time of booking at reception, via the Mindbody App, or via our website (www.the-self-centre.co.uk).
  31. These Terms apply to all online booking of classes and workshops and to the provision of the classes and workshops themselves.
  32. On occasion it may be necessary for a class to be cancelled or for the class type, instructor or location to be changed. We reserve the right to do this at any time. Where possible advance notice to those members who have booked the affected class will be given, however this may not always be possible.
  33. If attendance numbers within a class fall below 50% we reserve the right to cancel or replace the class.
  34. No refund or compensation shall be payable by us to you in respect of a class you have booked that has subsequently been cancelled or amended in accordance with clause 32 and 33.
  35. If you are unable to attend a class you must cancel 8 hours prior to the start time for classes and 24 hours’ notice prior to the start time of workshops on the day of the class.


  36. We will compensate you for any loss or damage you may suffer if we fail to carry out our obligations under this agreement or to a reasonable standard or breach any duties imposed in us by law (including if we cause the death or personal injury to you by our negligence) unless that failure is attributable to:
    • Your own fault;
    • A third party unconnected with our provision or services under this Agreement; or
    • Events which neither we nor our suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled even if we had taken all reasonable care.
  37. Our liability to compensate you for any loss or damage (in the case of loss or damage other than death or personal injury) is limited to a reasonable amount having regard to such factors as whether the damage was due to a negligent act or omission by us.
  38. If you engage in classes or make use of our facilities you are responsible for ensuring that you are properly equipped and that your state of health and physical condition is such as not to involve any risk to you or any other person making use of our leisure centre(s).
  39. If you use any piece of equipment supplied by us, you must be competent in its use or have received instruction by a member of our staff as to its safe use.

    Data Protection

  40. Abbeycroft Leisure respects your privacy and is committed to operating in a way that complies fully with the provisions of current Data Protection Regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. The personal information supplied in the Membership Agreement is processed for the purposes of the contract held with you. The full privacy policy sets out the rights you have and can be seen at www.the-self-centre.co.uk/privacy-policy. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at information.officer@acleisure.com. You can make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Officer by contacting them on 0303 123 1113.

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