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Whatever your fitness focus, train at one of our four gyms and achieve your goals.  

Each of our leisure centres, Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC), South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC) and Dovedale Sports Centre has a gym to suit you. 

Gym at Dovedale

Dovedale Gym with equipment

Enjoy a quiet gym experience at Dovedale, with all the necessary equipment you need to train. 

Before you use our gym, you will have an induction with one of our fitness instructors so that we can help you achieve your fitness goals. 

If you want some one-to-one help in the gym, you can also book personal training sessions.

Times and prices

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 5pm to 11pm 

Saturday, 9am to 5pm 

Sunday, 9am to 9.30pm 

Please note that Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm the gym will be closed for a circuits class. 

Peak times

Monday to Friday, 5pm to 11pm

Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12pm

Off peak times

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to close

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices


Off peak prices

Standard: £5.80

All discounted: £4.80

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices


Off peak prices

Standard: £4.80

All discounted: £3.80

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

Monthly memberships 


Before you use our gym, you will have an induction with one of our fitness instructors. 

During the induction you will discuss your goals, learn how to use the equipment safely and effectively, and get a personalised exercise programme. 

Our instructors are on hand every time you come to use the gym, to answer any questions, or update your programme.


Monthly members: Free

ourChelmsford card holders: £10

What you need to know

Use of Riverside and CSAC

  • At Dovedale you do not need to use a Technogym key. If you want to use the gym at Riverside or CSAC, you will be required to buy a key which allows you to use the equipment with your programme. This costs £10.50.  


  • For your first visit to the gym, you will need to book a gym induction by calling 01245 605685. 
  • Once you have had your induction, you do not need to book to attend the gym.  

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.

About the gym

Suitable for
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Wear trainers
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Bring a drink
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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 9pm
Bank holidays, closed
You can view our Christmas opening hours.


All prices are correct to 30 March 2020


Contact form

Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

01245 605685

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre. 

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