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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 SWFLC

Come to our gym at SWFLC and use a range of equipment with the support of our friendly and qualified gym instructors.  

No matter what your exercise goals are, our 30 station gym has everything you need.

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

You can also find out about our GP referral scheme

Our gym is open to those aged 16 years and over. 

Times and prices

Opening hours

During school term time

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 8am and 5pm to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 8pm

During school holidays

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm 

Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 8pm 

Additional daytime gym hours are available. Please contact the gym team on 01245 605606 for more information. 

Peak times

Monday to Friday 6.15am to 9am and 5pm to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday 8am to 12pm

Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to close

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £6.90

Discounted (under 21s): £6.30

Off peak prices

Standard: £6.30

All discounted: £5.90


ourChelmsford Plus card prices
Peak prices

Standard: £5.90

Discounted (under 21s): £5.30



Off peak prices

Standard: £5.30

All discounted: £4.90


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 so that we can help you achieve your fitness goals. 

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. 

You can book your gym induction by calling 01245 605600. 


Monthly members: Free

All ourChelmsford card holders: £11.50

Things you need to know

Use of Riverside and CSAC

  • At SWFLC 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 £11.50.


  • Once you have had your induction, you do not need to book in advance to attend the gym. 
  • You can get your ticket at reception on your arrival. 

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 gym.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing is available on poolside at all times, or near to the gym after 6pm.

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 to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 8pm

Our other facilities may have separate opening times, so please check individual pages.


  • Gym
  • 25m, 6-lane swimming pool
  • Floodlit tennis
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Multi use games area
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible 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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South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre
Brickfields Road
South Woodham Ferrers

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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