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Fitness classes

Our indoor fitness class programme is due to restart from Monday 17 May, in accordance with Covid 19 guidance.

Our leisure centres have a range of fitness classes to suit your needs, whether you're looking to ease yourself back with a gentle class or going full blast with a Metafit workout. Our seasonal outdoor programme will also continue throughout the summer for those of you who enjoy the fresh air.

Don't worry if you haven't been as active during lockdown, our coaches are here to support you and help boost your fitness levels. 


Our leisure centres are now open, in accordance with Covid-19 measures. Our current programme includes gym and swim classes only. If you are attending the gym check how busy gyms are before you set off. If you are planning to swim or take part in an outdoor class you need to book online up to seven days in advance. 

For on-demand classes, daily workouts, challenges and run programmes download our Wellness app. Alternatively, see our information on how to keep active during lockdown.

Indoor fitness classes

Our indoor fitness class programme offers a range of classes suitable for all abilities, from Pilates to HIIT workouts you can choose a workout to suit your fitness level. 

All fitness classes must be booked in advance by visiting book a class.

Outdoor fitness classes

The new outdoor classes include Bootcamp, Bodycombat and Metafit. Outdoor classes are available at Consett Leisure CentreMeadowfield Leisure CentreRiverside Leisure ComplexShildon-Sunnydale Leisure CentreTeesdale Leisure Centre and Wolsingham Leisure Centre. All outdoor classes must be booked in advance by visiting book a class.

Gentle exercise

Our gentle exercise programme is great for people starting their fitness journey. Our coaches design gentle exercise to suit you and can include seated aerobics, standing aerobics and gentle movements. 

Gentle exercise classes must be booked in advance by visiting book a class.

Fitness class membership

If you have a fitness class membership, your payments will restart on Tuesday 1 June.

Guidance on attending a fitness class

Please follow our guidance for attending an outdoor class: 

  • Please wear a face covering whilst moving around the leisure centre. Face coverings can be removed during your activity. 
  • Classes are designed to allow for social distancing and we ask that you are mindful of this during the session. 
  • If equipment is being used this will have been sanitised before your session and additional hand sanitiser will be available. 
  • You will need a mask if you need to use the toilet facilities inside the leisure centre.
  • Training clothes, water and gloves are advisable for our outdoor sessions.
  • Classes may be cancelled in wet and extreme weather conditions. 

Virtual fitness classes

Keeping active has never been so important and we want to help you get moving.

We have teamed up with Technogym to launch a mix of live and on-demand fitness programmes on the TechnoGym - mywellness app. You'll find 100 pre-recorded classes from the fitness experts at Technogym alongside the familiar faces of fitness instructors and coaches from our leisure centres. You can also join our fitness instructors live for some of your favourite classes. Daily exercises, challenges and run programmes will continue to be available on the app.

How to join

For information on how to download the app, see our TechnoGym - mywellness app page. You must register before you download the app.

Before you start one of our classes please read our Virtual fitness classes - health commitment statement.

Thrive on-demand classes

Our instructors are ready to motivate you and to take you back to basics so that you can exercise in your way, at your pace in your own time.

Icon for pdf Video transcript - Thrive virtual fitness classes (PDF, 72.8kb)


Classes include:

  • Basic No Step 'Step'
  • Introduction to Seated Aerobics
  • Bootcamp
  • Core Bootcamp
  • HiTT
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Strength
  • Get Moving
  • Legs, Bums and Tums
  • Basic Legs, Bums and Tums
  • Basic Functional

You can find detailed information about the different classes on the app.

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03000 266 555
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  • County Durham
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