Chelmsford City Council

Gym at Riverside

We are continuing work on the new Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre. The current phase of the works means the sports hall, the undercroft car park and the ice rink are closed until Spring 2019. You can find out about the closures. In addition, OJ’s café is now closed. We have installed vending machines and a new cafe will open in the new centre.

The gym at Riverside has a variety of workstations and weights.

To use the gym, you need to have a Leisure Plus card. You can either sign up to one of our monthly memberships or pay as you go.


Opening times

The gym at Riverside is open:

  • Monday to Friday, from 6:15am to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 6:15am to 7pm
  • bank holidays, from 9am to 5pm



You need to complete an induction before you can use the gym facilities. At your induction, one of our fitness instructors will:

  • discuss your goals
  • design you a personal programme
  • show you how to use the equipment
  • give you a Technogym key

Monthly member induction: £10.50

Pay as you go induction: £21

If you lose your Technogym key, you will need to pay £10.50 to replace it.


Peak gym prices

Peak times are:

  • Monday to Friday, from 6:15am to 9am
  • Monday to Friday, from 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 6:15am to 12pm

Leisure Plus card prices:

  • 14 to 17 years: £5.00
  • 18 to 59 years: £6.20
  • 60 years and over: £6.20
  • Concessions: £6.20


Off peak gym prices

Off peak times are:

  • Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 7pm

Leisure Plus card prices:

  • 14 to 17 years: £4.00
  • 18 to 59 years: £5.70
  • 60 years and over: £4.20
  • Concessions: £4.20


Move It! Teen Gym

Move It! Teen Gym are sessions for people aged between 10 and 13.

90 minute Move It sessions consist of 45-60 minutes of gym-based exercise with a 30-minute studio-based session. Move It sessions are designed to be fun, active and educational, and should help prepare young people for full time gym use from the age of 14.

The studio based session will be one of the following:

  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Core Workout
  • Circuit/Bootcamp
  • Speed, Agility, Quickness
  • Bodyweight
  • Fitness Games
  • Technique Workshop


We ask all first-time attendees of Move It to be accompanied by an parent/carer as we require a signature on a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) from a parent/carer over the age of 18.

For Move It attendees between the age of 10 and 12 we also ask that parents/carers collect them from the gym or provide written agreement allowing the participant to leave the centre unaccompanied. 

Session times are:

  • Monday, from 4pm to 5:30pm
  • Thursday, from 4pm to 5:30pm
  • Saturday, from 12pm to 1:30pm

Leisure Plus card price:

  • £3.70


Non Leisure Plus card price:

  • £4.70


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