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Dovedale’s friendly, helpful staff and compact facilities offer a modern gym with a local, community feel to meet all your exercise needs. 

Along with up to three hours free parking (subject to availability), Dovedale’s Wellness Anytime membership offers you flexibility to suit your needs. 

Our quick touch card keeps all your information in one place, and allows you to exercise whenever suits you best.

All of our memberships are for a six calendar month commitment period.

With a Wellness Anytime Dovedale membership, you'll receive: 

  • Use of the gym and group exercise classes at Dovedale. 
  • Up to three hours of car parking free (subject to availability).
  • You can book classes and activities included in your membership at Dovedale up to 10 days in advance.
  • £5 off both tiers of Chelmsford Theatre Membership.
  • 3foot People Festival: Priority booking 48 hours in advance of public ticket sale release (offer valid for 24 hour period only).
  • You an use your membership at any time during Dovedale's opening hours; please see our information panel for details of opening times and facilities.
  • Some of our facilities have separate opening times; please see individual activity pages for details.
  • £36 monthly Direct Debit
  • £31 monthly Direct Debit discounted rate

Discounted rates are available for:

  • Unemployed (claiming jobseekers allowance)
  • Full time students
  • People with disabilities (claiming either Personal Independence Payments (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance)
  • Essex Carers
  • Receipt of Income support
  • Universal Credit
  • Aged 65+
  • HM Armed Forces Veteran ID cardholders
  • Max Card (two adults and two children; the Max card holder must be in the group)
  • Aged 21 and under

You will need to provide proof of your eligibility for the discount when you join.

All of our memberships are for a six calendar month commitment period.

To make the most of your Dovedale only Wellness Anytime membership, please read our terms and conditions.

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