Fitness Suite Upgrade
Our Fitness Suite has been completely re-designed and re-furbished with updated Technogym equipment a long with brand new lighting and flooring. Our fitness instructors are fully trained and ready to help you on your fitness journey!
Gym Opening Times
In an idyllic setting with views over the Derbyshire countryside, Wirksworth Leisure Centre's fitness suite has everything you need to achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are a new starter or a seasoned gym user we have all the facilities and equipment you need.
The relaxed and informal atmosphere means you can feel comfortable and encouraged to work out and have fun! To help guide and motivate there is also an ever present team of fully qualified instructors available.
Get into the habit of exercising from an early age, these sessions provide a time where young people aged 11-15 years can exercise in the gym where a qualified gym instructor is on site at all times to make sure that they are in a safe environment.
Gym Members under the age of 16 can only use the facility when accompanied by an adult gym member (18+) or when an instructor is present.
Junior Gym Opening Times
|Tuesday||15:45-16:45 & School Lunch Time during Term Time|
|Thursday||15:45-16:45 & School Lunch Time during Term Time|
Details of our great value membership packages can be found on our membership page including our all-inclusive Fitness Freedom pass.
Pay as you go options are also available
The fitness suite has a wide range of equipment to enable you to succeed no matter what your aims. This includes Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment:
- recumbent bikes
- upright bikes and stepper.
- concept 2 rowers
- a versa climber
- Schwinn hand bike.
There is a range of resistance equipment available to target all areas of the body:
- Life Fitness resistance machines
- a cable pulley machine which can offer over 100 exercises
- a range of dumbbells up to 26kg
- and a bar with variable weight stack
Alongside the cardiovascular and resistance equipment there is also a further range of fitness items which include
- a Bosu Balance Trainer
- medicine balls
- lunge bars
- Reebok step deck
- a full matted area ideal for abdominal work, stretching and more!
The gym is air conditioned and features 2 large televisions and sound system. To ensure your comfort and hygiene we also provide a chilled water fountain and anti-bacterial wipes in order to make every visit as enjoyable as possible.
Your Health and Fitness Journey
Your journey starts here! When joining Wirksworth Leisure Centre* we will help guide you from start to finish in order to ensure you get everything you can from your membership. The journey will begin with a relaxed yet thorough induction with one of our highly qualified and skilled team. The induction will be adaptable to your needs and level of experience setting you on the path with all the knowledge you need to get started safely.
At the next stage you will receive a tailor-made programme specific to achieving your personal goals. This will be done in another one-to-one session where you can discuss your personal aims. Furthermore, to recognise areas for improvement you will receive a fitness assessment recording a range of measurements including lung function, muscle mass, bone mass, hydration percentage and more! (These sessions can be done with a male or female member of staff upon request.) These results will guide you further as to the areas which can be improved.
From here the journey continues! Throughout the following weeks and months we will regularly meet with you, doing programme updates and fitness re-assessments gauging progress and keeping you on track. These sessions will allow you to discuss how you are feeling and performing and where to go next.
Upon achieving your initial goals there will be a pleasantly surprised as a big well done! (Before setting off on the next stage of your journey to health and fitness!)
Fitness Freedom Membership
Our Fitness Freedom membership includes all the benifits of a Gym membership as well as Fitness Classes, Indoor Cycling, Climbing, off-peak courts and Swimming at all four of our Leisure Centres. Find out more about this and our other membership packages on the membership page.
Personal Training Sessions
Personal Training Sessions are ideal if you're looking to give your training a kick start! Get a personal session with one of our highly qualified fitness instructors to help motivate and progress you onto a whole new level of fitness.
Active Health Referral Programme
Derbyshire Dales District Council operates the Gold Standard Active Health Referral programme in each of our leisure centres in partnership with NHS Derbyshire County. Active Health Referral Instructors are employed by the Council to work with individuals who are referred by GPs, physiotherapists and hospitals for exercise.