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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Leisure memberships - terms and conditions


We offer a range of different memberships across our leisure centres - see below our terms and conditions.

Our leisure centres have reopened. Only gyms and swimming pools that were operating prior to the recent lockdown will be open, but we will be launching a virtual fitness class programme soon. Classes will be streamed live on our facebook page @DurhamThriveActive. We will be monitoring government guidance closely and will restart fitness classes in our leisure centres as soon as we are able to.

See our Leisure centres re-opening information page for more information.

There are different terms and conditions, depending on your membership type (gym, swimming, fitness class, Young Lifestyle, Student) and contract (whether you sign up for a 12 month contract, or pay monthly (no contract). 

Gym memberships

Our gym memberships give you access to up to five gyms (depending on your membership group), free swimming and fitness classes. 

We have four gym membership groups. The group membership you have determines which leisure centres you have unlimited access to (ie during opening and general swim times). These groups are:

  • Group 1 (Freeman's Quay (Durham City), Newton Aycliffe, Shildon-Sunnydale, Spennymoor, Teesdale (Barnard Castle))
  • Group 2 (Shildon-Sunnydale, Teesdale)
  • Group 3 (Abbey, Meadowfield, Chester-le-Street, Woodhouse Close, Riverside)
  • Group 4 (Consett, The Louisa Centre (Stanley))

Each membership also includes:

  • free 1:1 personal programme
  • free sauna and steam where available
  • £1 swimming at leisure centres not included in your group
  • discounted group exercise classes at leisure centres not included in your group

Group 1 leisure membership

Unlimited gym use during opening times, swimming - where available - during general swimming times and fitness classes. Before you sign up to our Group 1 leisure membership, please download and read the following terms and conditions.

Membership terms and conditions

Payment terms and conditions

Group 2 leisure membership

Unlimited gym use during opening times, swimming - where available - during general swimming times and fitness classes. Before you sign up to our Group 2 leisure membership, please download and read the following terms and conditions.

Membership terms and conditions

Payment terms and conditions

Group 3 leisure membership

Unlimited gym use during opening times, swimming - where available - during general swimming times and group exercise classes. Before you sign up to our Group 3 leisure membership, please download and read the following terms and conditions.

Membership terms and conditions

Payment terms and conditions

Group 4 leisure membership

Unlimited gym use during opening times, swimming - where available - during general swimming times and fitness classes. Before you sign up to our Group 4 leisure membership, please download and read the following terms and conditions.

Membership terms and conditions

Payment terms and conditions

Swimming membership

A swimming membership gives you unlimited swimming (during general swimming times) at any of our pools at Consett, Freemans Quay, The Louisa Centre (Stanley), Spennymoor, Newton Aycliffe, Teesdale, Chester-le-Street leisure centres and Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex.

Before you sign up to our swimming membership, please download and read the following terms and conditions.

Membership terms and conditions

Payment terms and conditions

Young Lifestyle membership

If you're between 11 and 15 years old, our Young Lifestyle gym membership will give you access to the gym and some group fitness classes at one of our leisure centres (you choose) and swimming across our eight pools. Please note that some group fitness classes have an age limit, check with your leisure centre for confirmation.

Before you sign up to our Young Lifestyle membership, please download and read the following terms and conditions.

Membership terms and conditions

Payment terms and conditions

Fitness class membership

Unlimited fitness classes at Consett Leisure Centre and The Louisa Centre. Before you sign up to a Fitness class membership please download and read the following terms and conditions. 

Membership terms and conditions

Payment terms and conditions

Invite a friend

When you recommend a friend to sign up to a 12 month contract you will get an extra month added to your membership free of charge. 

Thrive card

You can use our Thrive card to gain access to exclusive discounts at our leisure centres.

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