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Group exercise classes

Whether you are completely new to classes, or you are a regular, we have a group exercise class to help you reach you fitness goals in a fun, friendly environment.  

Our classes are available at Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC), South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC) and Dovedale Sports Centre. 

Group exercise classes at Dovedale

exercise classes

At Dovedale Sports Centre we offer a range of group exercise classes. Every class comes with its own benefits, making them perfect for everyone. 

Our friendly instructors will help you reach your full potential while making exercise fun. 

If you are brand new to classes you can find a class by its intensity or by what type of class it is.

Classes marked with a * are for over 16s only.



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30 minute classes

Standard: £5.00

Discount: £4.50

45 minute classes

Standard: £6.00

Discount: £5.60


60 minute classes

Standard: £7.50

Discount: £6.80

ourChelmsford Plus card

30 minute classes

Standard: £3.90

Discount: £3.50

45 minute classes

Standard: £5.00

Discount: £4.50


60 minute classes

Standard: £6.50

Discount: £5.80

Save money by upgrading to an ourChelmsford Plus or monthly Premium membership.


Monthly memberships


We recommend that you book our popular exercise classes in advance. You can get a ticket on the door, however we cannot guarantee availability.

You can book in advance:

You can book onto classes: 
  • ten days in advance if you have a monthly membership.    
  • seven days in advance if you have an  ourChelmsford Plus card.      
  • two days in advance if you have an  ourChelmsford Lite card.

Monthly Members

  • You will need to book a session in advance to guarantee your space.
  • If you do not check-in, we will charge you the full amount for the session.
  • Please make sure that you have registered your email address with us in order to book online.


  • If you can't attend a class that you have booked onto, you must cancel at least two hours before it starts.
  • You can cancel online or via the app, by phone or in person. 
  • We will charge you the full amount for the class if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not  attend.

Things you need to know

Attending the class

  • You will need to collect a ticket from reception when you arrive for your class. 
  • You will not be allowed entrance to the class if it has already been running for five minutes or more.   
  • To allow time for changeovers, classes will finish five minutes before the advertised time.  


Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key. Lockers are located in the changing rooms.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing is available.

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Centre opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 11pm
Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 9am to 8pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2023.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


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Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre. 

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