Our sauna & steam suites at IB Leisure and Billingham Forum are a great place to relax and unwind. Adding a stop in the steam room to your post workout routine can improve your recovery time and help you feel healthier.
There are also many other health benefits from regular sauna and steam use including: improved circulation, lower blood pressure, reduced stress, boosted immune system, healthy skin and they even burn calories.
Before you visit please be aware of what we expect from you in our full guidelines here.
Sauna & steam opens at IB Leisure for the first time from Monday 26th July and returns to Billingham Forum on Monday 2nd August.
All sauna & steam sessions are 1.5 hours long. You can book onto a session at any time if there are spaces available and do not have to stay for the entire duration of the session.
Each session will be allocated a wristband and you will receive this on check in at reception.
Recommended guidance is that you should spend 20/30 in the sauna room and then take a cold shower before heading into the steam room. With the steam room, it’s recommended to spend 6mins/12mins before having another cold shower, then repeat once more.
You can use the steam room first, but you should not exceed the recommended duration in either room.
Anyone aged 16+ can attend our sauna & steam sessions.
All spaces must be booked either in advance using our online booking platform or with the venue’s reception.
Please be aware that whilst sauna & steam sessions at IB Leisure are mixed, sessions at Billingham Forum are single sex only.
As spaces are limited all sessions must be booked prior to entering the suites. Sessions can be booked online here or with our venue reception teams.
If you haven’t created an account with us already and aren’t a member of Activ8 or Tees Active, you can create a new member account easily. All you need is an email address.
If you haven’t created an account with us already but are a member, then please create an existing member account using the membership number from your card or band.
No, sauna & steam is included within your Activ8 membership.
Please check our online booking timetable here for sauna & steam session times.
There are 12 spaces available in each sauna & steam session at IB Leisure and 9 spaces at Billingham Forum. You can book a session at any time if there are spaces available and do not have to stay for the entire duration of the session.
We are continuing with many of our additional safety measures in our venues including enhanced cleaning regimes and ask members to keep their distance from others not in their party whilst with us. Our staff will also take regular checks of the facilities to ensure everyone’s safety.
We request that all visitors bring and use a towel in the sauna and steam rooms.
The sauna & steam room will be closed periodically throughout the day for deep cleaning.
Anyone aged 16+ can use our sauna & suites.
Swimwear must be worn at all times in the sauna and steam suite. Please make sure you read our full guidelines on what to wear and etiquette in the sauna here.
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