We are continuing work on the new Riverside Leisure Centre. The whole centre will be closed from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 June inclusive, ahead of the reopening on Monday 10 June. You can find out more about the closures.
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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 Riverside


No matter your age, shape, size or experience, Riverside gym is the place for you.

Our state of the art, 95 station gym offers the best Technogym equipment that is accessible to all.

You will have expert gym instructors on hand to support you as you achieve your health and fitness goals, from losing those first kilos to training for a marathon.

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, 6.15am to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday, 6.15am to 7pm 

Bank holidays, 9am to 5pm 

Peak times

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

Saturday and Sunday, 6.15am to 12pm

Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 7pm


Peak prices

14 to 17 years: £5

18 to 59 years: £6.20

60 years and over: £6.20

Discounted rates: £6.20

Off peak prices

14 to 17 years: £4

18 to 59 years: £5.70

60 years and over: £4.20

Discounted rates: £4.20

Save money by upgrading to a monthly membership.

Monthly memberships


Before you use our gym, you will need to 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.  

At Riverside you will receive a Technogym key with your programme on, which allows you to use the equipment in the gym. You will also have access to the My Wellness App, where you can follow your progress. You will also be able to track your exercise outside of the gym, link other fitness trackers and create your own programmes.

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


Monthly Members: £10.50

Non Members: £21

Things you need to know


  • For your first visit to the gym, you will need to book a gym induction by calling 01245 615058. 
  • Once you have had your induction, you do not need to book to attend the gym.   

Technogym Key

  • If you lose your Technogym Key you will need to pay £10.50 to replace it.  

Lockers and changing rooms

  • Lockers with number keypads are located next to the gym.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area located by studio 2 and on poolside.
  • Accessible changing facilities are located by studio 2 or on poolside.

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, 6.15am to 7pm
Sunday, 6.15am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

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


  • 95 station gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • Main pool
  • 10x20m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • Soft play
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking
  • Meeting room

All prices are correct to 2 June 2019


Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

01245 615050

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