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update April 13, 2021

Good news …. A date has been launched in the government’s “opening plan”. Indoor sports should be possible again from May 11th. That could be good news for us and it would mean that we can finally start counting down !!!!

BUT …….. Of course there is a lot of uncertainty because everything will now depend on the numbers of new corona patients who are admitted to hospitals. From now on, we will keep you informed of the developments every week.

Hold on and try to keep your body active!

update March 23, 2021

Will the “third wave” engulf us or will the vaccinations make the difference? We can only wait patiently for the green light! …. Keep your courage dear Avalon members!  Fortunately, the adjustment of the curfew will give some enlightment.

We will also temporarily keep Saturdays open a little longer on the fitness square (see reservation agenda).

To ensure that everything on the fitness square runs as smoothly as possible, we want to emphasize that it is very important that you keep a close eye on the rules:

  • Do not come to exercise more than 3 times a week.
  • Remove your reservation from the calendar if you are unable to attend (pencil icon).
  • Always tidy everything up after use.


update March 8, 2021

Another press conference behind us … Summary: patience, patience and more patience! The corona measures that the government has taken for outdoor sports do cause some confusion. As we understand it, an individual athlete can do his or her thing outside without restrictions (like fitness) and people that train together as a team in competitive sports, are permitted to train in groups of max. 2 people and after March 16 in groups of max. 4 people.

We have had the first “fitnessplein” week and that was great. We would like to emphasize that it is important that you cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend. In this way we make the best possible use of the limited places and we help each other!

Update feb 22nd 2021:

During those beautiful snowy days, the three tents on the fitness square have collapsed! Low, low, low point for us, as entrepreneurs …. Fortunately, we have bundled our energy and restored everything together with the staff. It turned out beautiful!

FITNESS SQUARE OPEN FROM 1 MARCH:      Despite the fact that we do not yet know when the doors will officially open again for the gyms, we have decided to open the fitness square in Nijmegen again from March 1st. Individual outdoor sports is allowed, as long as we keep our 1.5 meters in mind!  This time the reservation has been arranged a bit more strict, in order to be able to accommodate more people. Check the Nijmegen page for more info and the reservation link.  Ofcourse our Wageningen members are welcome aswell!

COMPENSATION:   We sincerely hope that you will continue to support us in this difficult time. If you still want to be compensated, the following information is important:

To request compensation for the second lockdown period, you will have to wait until we are officially open again. We then know exactly which period it concerns. This went fine after the previous lockdown so you don’t have to worry about that. You can go to the desk up to the first of July to apply for your compensation.

Update feb 2nd 2021

Our patience is being tested even longer! ….. No fitness in the clubs yet. For fear of the “British variant” the gyms in the Netherlands are still not allowed to open their doors.  Our hope is now focused on March, but unfortunately no one can say anything sensible about it yet.

OUTDOOR FITNESS:    If indoor fitness still isn’t possible in March, we would like to check out the options for outdoor fitness. Of course we will only do this, if we are shure that it’s safe enough. We will keep you informed over this!


Update jan 12th 2021

You’ve probably heard it already. The lockdown will continue for at least another 3 weeks! We hope that we can open our doors for you again on February 10th….. We can only wait patiently… Stay active as much as possible …. Everything will get back to normal in the end!

We are already busy to supplement the virtual biking lessons with new videos. This time with Amanda as the new coach. We hope this will relieve the pressure on the “live” lessons and optimize the spread of our members.


Update jan 1st 2021

Welcome in the new Year!… After all the “kerststollen” and “oliebollen” you clearly want to work on your body again!  That is why we have selected some nice YouTube channels, to help you on your way. You can find them on the      virtuele lessen  page of our website.


Update dec 14,  2020

It has happened again,…. An overall lockdown! Unfortunately we will therefore have to close our doors from Dec 15, 2020 till Tuesday Jan 19, 2021. What does that mean for you as an Avalon member?

  • The contributions will continue as usual, just like during the first lockdown. We hope you will all continue to support us again this time. For compensation options, you can visit the reception again after the lockdown and you will have until May 1st, 2021 to arrange this.
  • We will also keep the fitness square closed, given the seriousness of the situation and the explicit request from the government to do everything we can to reduce the virus.
  • You can only reach us by e-mail for very urgent questions for Avalon. (always state membership number and training location). Due to the minimal staffing capacity, an answer can sometimes be delayed. Please keep that in mind. 

The Avalon team wishes you a Merry Christmas and hopes to see you healthy and well from January 20, 2021.

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