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Active Health

If you have a medical condition that will benefit from exercise, the Active Health scheme provides you with the support you need to improve your health and wellbeing using our range of facilities at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC).

Active Health at CSAC

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Your GP or Social Prescriber may feel that exercise could help with your physical or mental health and wellbeing. A referral will give you access to our Active Health scheme, where you will have the support and advice of a dedicated gym instructor. They will promote healthy lifestyle changes and advise you on how to exercise safely. 


You can be referred by a Health professional or Social Prescriber and must be:

  • aged 14 years and over
  • committed to making a long-term lifestyle change
  • clinically stable and compliant with your medication
  • have an existing health condition, recovering from an operation or other risk factors for disease:
  1. Coronary Heart Disease
  2. High Bloody Pressure
  3. Arthritis
  4. Osteoarthritis
  5. Osteoporosis
  6. Asthma
  7. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  8. Long Covid
  9. Diabetes
  10. Mental health 
  11. Obesity

Times and prices

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm

Saturday, 9am to 6pm

Sunday, 9am to 9pm


Peak times

Monday to Friday, 7am to 9am and 5pm to 10pm 

Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12pm

Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 


First 12 weeks
  • £5 per session or half price three-month Wellness Anytime Membership for £69


After first 12 weeks
  •  ourChelmsford Lite cardholder: £6.40

  •  ourChelmsford Plus cardholder: £5.40



  • On your first visit to the gym, you will need to book a gym assessment by calling 01245 605666.   
  • Once you have had your assessment, you do not need to book to attend the gym.

Things you need to know

Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 token from reception to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the token.  
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • Accessible changing facilities are available.

What to bring

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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm
Saturdays, 8am to 6pm
Sundays, 9am to 9pm
Bank holidays, 7am to 12pm


  • Gym
  • Exercise studios
  • Indoor and outdoor athletics
  • Multi use sports hall
  • 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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Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Salerno Way

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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