Clubbing Together - Colin

April 9th 2020

“...Our club is different, it’s as much a place to ‘be’ as a place to exercise.”

We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Lots of people use the club for lot of reasons. Some never venture upstairs to our gym, some spend all their time in our Turkish Suite. And some, like Colin Fergus Smith are a more likely to be found in our Members Lounge than our pond...

...I joined just over two years ago after being blown away on a Doors Open Days guided tour. I’ve been a member of a few gyms, but didn’t get into a routine and to be honest, never really enjoyed the experience. Our club is different, it’s as much a place to ‘be’ as a place to exercise. I work in Edinburgh and I’m lucky to be able to work from home occasionally (when not forced to, by public health issues!) The Arlington lets me get out of the house and be productive. I can work all day in the Members Lounge and use the superb facilities for an exercise break. I’m not a great swimmer, but I use our superbly equipped gym, or else I have a run in Kelvingrove Park followed by ‘recovery’ in the Turkish suite. I can’t wait to get back, I’m sticking with the Arlington!

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