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Group exercise classes

Whether you are new to classes or you're a regular, we have a group exercise class to help you reach your 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 Riverside

At Riverside Leisure Centre, we have over 150 group exercise classes on offer every week. You can try anything from relaxing Yoga classes to full on cardio.

Each class has its own benefits. You will be able to find something to suit your fitness levels, lifestyle and goals. 

We have two brand new, modern studios, where you will be able to enjoy instructor led, or virtual group exercise classes.

We also have a new designated group cycling studio with Technogym bikes, a pixel wall and a lighting system that will make every class invigorating.

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


*over 16s only


ourChelmsford Lite card

30 minute class

Standard: £6

Discounted: £5.40


45 minute class

Standard: £7

Discounted: £6.30

60 minute class

Standard: £8

Discounted: £7 

Virtual class

Standard: £4

Discounted: £3.60


ourChelmsford Plus card

30 minute class

Standard: £5

Discounted: £4.50


45 minute class

Standard: £6

Discounted: £5.40

60 minute class

Standard: £7

Discounted: £6.30

Virtual class

Standard: £3

Discounted: £2.70 


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

Monthly memberships


You can:  

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 do not have a membership or ourChelmsford Plus card.

Things you need to know

Attending the class

  • If you have pre booked, you can tap straight through the barrier with your ourChelmsford card, sticker, fob or wristband. 
  • If you need to pay for your class you will need to go to reception or a kiosk to pay and activate your ourChelmsford card. 
  • If you have forgotten your card you will need to collect a barcode from reception or a kiosk to get through the barriers. 
  • If you require use of the lift to access the first floor, you will need to go to reception to activate your ourChelmsford card. 
  • You will not be allowed entrance to 30 minute classes or Body Pump, CX WORX or GRIT if they have already begun. For all other classes you will not be allowed access if it has 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

  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area located by studio 2 on the first floor. 
  • A Changing Places area is located by studio 1 on the first floor.  
  • Lockers are located in the changing rooms by studio 2. If you want to use a locker in the changing rooms, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key.  





Centre opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5.30am to 10pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 6am to 10pm
Saturday, 6am to 9.45pm
Sunday, 6am to 9pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Our facilities, including the ice rink, may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.


All prices are correct to 30 March 2020


Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

01245 615050

You can also give us your feedback about the new centre.

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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