House iconCoronavirus (COVID-19) Update (October 2020)

We are pleased to confirm that our gym at The Beach Wellness is currently open from 8am – 12pm and 4pm – 8pm, Monday to Thursday.

All visits to the gym now need to be pre-booked and you can do that by clicking here or by calling the gym direct 01643 709778.

Our Winter Fitness Class Timetable, with classes at both The Beach Hotel and at the new Minehead Community Building at Minehead Football Club, is open for online advance bookings also.

Please use the button below to book a gym session, or class, or call us 01643 709778.

Our team at The Beach Wellness are also working hard to bring back our GP Exercise Referral programme.

Those already on the scheme prior to COVID-19 will be prioritised, with new Referrals being welcomed shortly after.

Please keep checking our social media for all the latest news @thebeach.wellness


House iconHow will we keep you safe

We are following Government guidance and have made some temporary changes to our hours of operation in the short term so that we can safely follow and manage the Government framework for reopening.

To help us manage our gym capacity, we have introduced a new system here, so you can book and guarantee your session at the gym.

We have also prepared some changes to the gym space you need to be aware of so everyone can get active again safely.

Cleanliness & Hygiene

To keep all our staff, members and guests safe and healthy, our gym has been deep cleaned using the recommended chemical cleaners for non-medical settings.  We will continue to maintain this standard after we open with regular cleaning.

We have also increased the number of hygiene stations throughout the gym, with extra wipes and hand sanitiser readily available.   Please use the wipes, spray and blue roll to wipe down equipment before and after use and keep your hands clean.

Capacity Management

We have a new Gym booking system that we will be using to help manage the number of people within the gym.  Based on Government guidance, our current capacity is 8 people.  Therefore booking is essential for all users.

Social Distancing

We have spaced out our gym in several ways in order to make social distancing simple and easy for you.  We ask that you maintain a 2m distance between each other where possible.

You will see markings on the floor to remind you to keep your distance and where moving of equipment was not possible, some machines will be out of use temporarily.

Throughout the gym there will be signs and posters to assist you with social distancing and staff will be around to help everyone keep to these guidelines, and as always answer any questions.

House iconAbout us

The Beach Wellness in Minehead, West Somerset, offers clean facilities and professional expert health advice, for all ages and abilities and is funded and staffed by Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP).

We first opened in 2016 in partnership with YMCA at The Beach Hotel, with the aim of encouraging activity in adults of all ages across Minehead and West Somerset. Our vision has always been to be inclusive to our whole community, whilst still supporting you in a comfortable, friendly environment to reach your own individual wellness goals.

We are so proud that our staff have decades of experience between them!

We have always been much more than just a gym, and are now truly embracing our holistic approach to your health and happiness.

We offer:

  • A varied range of friendly, sociable indoor classes including Zumba, Kettle Fit, Spin Fit, Body Fit, Pilates, and Yoga; and fun, fresh-air, outdoors classes including Active Circuits, Park Yoga and Parkrun
  • Gym and Fitness Suite, with clean, modern, unintimidating equipment and friendly environment, including treadmills, exercise bikes, resistance machines, lighter free weights, cross trainer and rowers
  • Highly-qualified, high-results GP Exercise Referral service, for a gentle, supervised introduction to fitness, for clients with specific medical requirements, referred to us by doctor, physiotherapist or consultant
  • Healthy option offers for members, with 10% discount on all hotel restaurant or cafe food and hot drinks.


We are currently reviewing our price packages following COVID-19 and the new guidelines.

Payment for membership is by monthly direct debit and requires one month notice of cancellation. Direct debits will be re-starting from 1st September 2020.  For Pay As You Go customers we are accepting online payments only, via the booking links, for gym bookings, fitness and yoga classes.

Contact us by email on: or call 01643 709778 for more information.

Opening hours

For the gym, our short term opening hours will be Monday – Thursday 8am-12pm & 4pm-8pm.  Booking is essential for both the gym and fitness & yoga classes.

The Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AP