“ Address: Blachford Rd, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9HU „
McCaulays health clubs first opened the doors to its Dinnaton club in1998 followed 8 years later by the Plymouth club in 2006, based in Devon the two clubs offer an array of packages for all types of people, not just the fitness freaks who work out day in day out, but us more mature sedate type who just want to keep in shape and can only dream of being another Mr universe or the female equivalent.
Dinnaton with its 9 hole golf course and indoor swimming pool it is just what the doctor ordered , in fact if like me you are having problems with your overall fitness you can ask your doctor to prescribe a course of gym time , now that's a new way of looking at a patient as a whole.
With a total of 7 packages there is something to fit everyone's purse and lifestyle these include:
1: Dinnaton full ......anytime use of the facilities which include: , includes the gym with its 80 pieces of equipment , 9 holed golf , 25m swimming pool , sauna, spa pool , steam room , sun beds , a beauty salon, squash, and tennis courts, a crèche' and free parking
2: Plymouth full...anytime use of the facilities which include: gym with 70 pieces of equipment, sauna, steam, beauty salon, sun beds.
3: All clubs and golf......use both clubs at anytime you wish.
4: Golf only ....A nice way to spend the day with some of your mates if you're in your 60's.
5: Students...get a form from your uni/college and receive full membership for a fraction of the normal price.
6: Senior citizens........for ladies aged 60+ and men aged 65+ unlimited uses of all facilities.
7: Daytime...........from 10 am to 4 pm everyday of the week for a bargain of a price.
Quite honestly I was amazed at the jointing price of the gym, at the minute its just £21 per person a snip considering the joining price of most gyms in and around Plymouth.
As for the monthly payments this was a brilliant price to, we chose daytime only which fits in well with our up at 8-9 am stiff as a board lifestyle and this came out at just £22 a month.
We can still go at weekends which is brilliant and as we are not the sort to go out after around 3 pm who needs a full membership.
Our student son chose full membership and with a form signed from his college he ( or should I say we ) paid another £22 a month , which means that all three of us have the enjoyment of the Dinnaton facilities for a payment of just £66 a month , cant moan at this can you .
If you need help then a personnel trainer is on hand for a small price to get you moving and keep you at it, along with aerobic classes, spinning, acquit Pilate's and circuits to name but a few McCaulays offer a huge amount of fitness for every level of person .....Even old crocks like my hubby and I, and that's saying something!
A trail month is available for you to see if you like the place, but quite honestly I was amazed at the facilities when we where shown around by one of the 'very fit' instructors and being told that if we had kids under 16 years old they could come along and use the swimming pool for free.
But the best thing I have found so far is that unlike most gyms who sign you up to a year long contract, so if you become ill or are made redundant, you cannot get out and have to pay 'whatever 'McCaulays have seen the light and you pay on a monthly basis if you want to stop you give one months notice and that it, this is just so refreshing compared to other clubs and I applaud them for this.
I have now been to Dinnaton 4 times in 2 weeks and have enjoyed myself no end , the staff are helpful and very always on hand to offer advice if you get stuck or just do not know what you are doing ...........!
The facility caters to a range of health interests. A large fitness centre, pool, sauna, tennis and squash courts and classes.