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The Louisa Centre fitness classes

Whether you're a beginner or looking to take your fitness to the next level there's something for everyone in our classes.


The government has announced that leisure centres and swimming pools can reopen later this month. We are looking at the government guidance and we'll provide updates on when our centres will reopen as soon as we have this information.

All memberships, including fitness, swimming and swimming lessons, will be frozen for the period of the closure and direct debit payments will be automatically adjusted. If you have paid up front for any membership, the period of the closure will be added to the end of your contract.

While we are closed, we hope you can remain physically active  - see our Keep active in your home information and look out for links on our social media, @DurhamThriveActive, providing information on how you can keep moving and stay healthy.

Fitness class timetable

View our fitness class timetable below to find a class that suits you.

You can now book a class online

MondayHitstep9.30am - 10.00am
 Beginners Pilates10.30am - 11.30am
 Metafit5.00pm - 5.30pm
 Iron Fit5.30pm - 6.15pm
 Bags n Pads 6.30pm - 7.30pm
 Pilates 7.30pm - 8.30pm
 Zumba7.30pm - 8.15pm
TuesdayPiYo9.30am - 10.00am
 Aqua fit10.00am - 11.00am
 Metafit12.15pm - 12.45pm
 Metafit5.30pm - 6.00pm
 Iron Fit6.00pm - 6.45pm
 Tidal (pool)6.30pm - 7.00pm
 Super Circuits 7.00pm - 8.00pm
 Pound7.00pm - 7.45pm
WednesdayIron Fit9.30am - 10.15am
 PiYo5.30pm -  6.00pm
 Metafit6.00pm - 6.30pm
 Legs, Bums & Tums6.30pm - 7.15pm
ThursdayAqua Aerobics10.00am - 11.00am
 Metafit12.15pm - 12.45pm
 Metafit5.00pm - 5.30pm
 Tornado5.30pm - 6.00pm
 Beginners Pilates6.00pm - 7.00pm
 Hitstep6.30pm - 7.00pm
FridayIron Fit12.00pm - 12.45pm
 Metafit5.00pm - 5.30pm
 Legs, Bums & Tums5.30pm - 6.15pm
SaturdayMetafit9.30am - 10.00am
 Iron Fit10.00am - 10.45am
SundayTornado9.30am - 10.00am
 Metafit5.00pm - 5.30pm
 Super Circuits6.00pm - 7.00pm
 Yoga6.00pm - 7.30pm

Classes for adults starting or returning to exercise

MondayHealth and Wellbeing Gym8.30am - 9.30am
 Health and Wellbeing Gym9.30am - 10.30am
 Silver Circuits11.30am - 12.30pm
TuesdaySilver Circuits10.30am - 11.30am
 Health and Wellbeing Gym6.00pm - 7.00pm
WednesdayHealth and Wellbeing Gym8.30am - 9.30am
 Health and Wellbeing Gym9.30am - 10.30am
 Health and Wellbeing Gym10.30am - 11.30am
 Gentle Aqua12.00pm - 1.00pm
 Gentle Aqua1.00pm - 2.00pm
ThursdayHealth and Wellbeing Gym9.30am - 10.30am
 Silver Circuits10.30am - 11.30am
FridayHealth and Wellbeing Gym9.30am - 10.30am
 Drop in Health and Wellbeing Gym10.30am - 12.00pm
 Gentle Aqua11.00am - 12.00pm
SaturdayHealth and Wellbeing Gym9.30am - 10.30am

Please note:

  • Classes may be cancelled or withdrawn without notice, contact the centre before attending.
  • Advanced booking for classes is advised to guarantee a place.
  • Classes can be booked eight days in advance, no refunds will be issued for bookings cancelled within 48 hours of the class.
  • Children will only be permitted to accompany adults attending fitness classes in the main hall(*) on the timetable.
  • Classes are open to anyone aged 14 yrs plus.

Community fitness classes

A range of fitness classes take place every week in community venues in the Consett and Stanley area:

Classes available

Classes available at Consett Leisure Centre and The Louisa Centre.

Aqua fit

Experience all the benefits of an aerobics class but in the water. Water adds support and resistance to your body and our instructors will make sure this resistance is maximised to increase the intensity of your workout. If you thought a water workout was easy, then think again.

Bags n Pads

These uncoached sessions allow you access to a variety of equipment such as punch bags, pads and skipping ropes.

Gloves are available from reception free of charge but you will be required to pay a £1.00 deposit.

Gentle aqua

This is a great class for those new or returning to exercise. Exercising in water provides you with the support you need when you are looking for a class that is a little lover in intensity. This class will help improve your health, fitness and mobility no matter what your ability level. Our fun and friendly instructors will work with you to make sure your individual needs are met.

Health and Wellbeing Gym

Exercise class for adults starting to exercise or returning after a break. Classes are 60 minutes long and take place in the Health and Wellbeing Gym.

Iron fit

A complete body workout that will work every major muscle group in your body. Using barbells and weights this class will help you to improve your muscular strength and endurance. This class is designed to strip body fat, tone muscles and will change your body shape. Iron fit performs high repetitions to burn fat for the next 24-48 hours.

Legs, Bums and Tums

A muscular endurance class with cardio elements to keep the heart rate up into the fat burn zone, whilst shocking muscles targeting the bum, core and legs. This empowering class will melt lower body fat and sculpt your shape leaving you energized and feeling amazing. The ultimate lower body workout.


Home of the original 30 minute metabolic workout that lasts 24 hours. This "back to basic" class uses your own bodyweight rather than equipment. It is an intense workout increasing both anaerobic and aerobic pathways at the same time. This kind of interval training produces better results than aerobic training alone, including building as much muscular endurance as 45 minutes of normal cardio training.


Created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, Pilates focuses on strengthening and lengthening. The repertoire of moves will take you through using the core whilst creating your perfect posture/alignment, focusing on breath, neutral/imprint, fluidity and much more. Invigorate yourself with this mind and body experience.


PiYo combines the muscle sculpting, core-firming benefits of pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Plus, it cranks up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined.


Pound is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming using lightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique - all while rocking out to your favourite music.

Silver Circuits

Fitness exercise class for adults starting to exercise or returning after a break featuring bikes, treadmills and low impact exercises in the aerobics studio.

Super Circuits

A 30 minute controlled coached gym based session. You'll use weights and cardio based equipment in timed circuits finishing with floor work and a nice surprise to close your class. All levels welcome as the machine will be adapted to suit you.


This 30 minute intense water based class is taking the stereotypical 'aqua class' to the next level. This heart raiser session is high intensity/low impact making it suitable for a variety of fitness levels and abilities, but challenges each individual.


Using a range of barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, benches and body weight, this muscle conditioning class will strip body fat, increase muscle tissue and improve overall fitness and strength. The 30 minute high intensity sessions are not choreographed in time to music, so you can work fast with light weights to tone and burn fat, or slowly with heavy weights to build lean muscle, making this class suitable for every level and adaptable for all fitness goals.


Yoga is for everyone. It is non competitive and allows you to work at your own rate and as a level that is appropriate to you. Using asana (postures) together with breath and relaxation it explores the connections between mind, breadth and body to promote a positive mental state,improved physical strength and flexibility and it can also help to relieve stress.

Contact us
Louisa Centre
03000 262 444
Our address is:
  • Front Street
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH9 0TE
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