The Gym

Sport in Desford Gym Covid-19 Re-Opening Times

Gym Sessions By Appointment Only:

Email: or Text me on 07816 632619 with your name / preferred time


Monday (am ) Monday (pm) Tuesday (pm) Wednesday (am)
9am – 10am 3.45pm – 4.45pm 3.45pm – 4.45pm 9am – 10am
10-15am – 11.15am 5pm – 6pm 5pm – 6pm 10.15am – 11.15am
11.30am – 12.30pm 6.15pm – 7.15pm 6.15pm – 7.15pm 11.30am – 12.30pm
7.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 8.30pm


Wednesday (pm ) Thursday (am) Thursday (pm) Friday (am)
2pm – 3pm 9am – 10am 3.45pm – 4.45pm 9am – 10am
3-15pm – 4.15pm 10.15am – 11.15am 5pm – 6pm 10.15am – 11.15am
4.30pm – 5.30pm 11.30am – 12.30pm 6.15pm – 7.15pm 11.30am – 12.30pm
5.45pm – 6.45pm 7.30pm – 8.30pm
7pm – 8pm


Friday (pm ) Saturday (am)
1.15pm – 2.15pm 9am – 10am
2.30pm – 3.30pm 10.15am – 11.15am
3.45pm – 4.45pm 11.30am – 12.30pm
5pm – 6pm




Covid-19 update: We are now back open!

Gym measures that have been put in place are as follows:

Deep Clean: I can confirm that a deep clean of the gym has been carried out.

Regular sanitising of the gym equipment: Will be carried out on a regular basis throughout the day

Regular sanitising of touching points: Will be carried out on a regular basis throughout the day.

A phased approach to the reopening of the gym: Priority given to members with prepaid session fees, and standing order members who have maintained payments during lockdown.

A booking in system: Contact details to book your first gym session are provided separately with the gym timetable on the Sport in Desford website.

A maximum of 4 people: In each 1 hour gym session

To come dressed: In appropriate clothing to exercise as changing rooms will be closed.

Initial Induction: Creating awareness of the new procedures for the use of the gym, and the facility

Cleaning Products: They will be available for all members to clean down stations after use

Sanitising Wall Dispensers/ Stations: These will be available throughout the facility, and gym

Social Distancing Measures: These will be adopted – 2m apart throughout the facility and gym.

One- way system: to enter and exit the building

Minimal touching points – ( doors to be left open whenever possible )

Face coverings/ Hand Sanitiser: ( Please bring your own, but face coverings are not mandatory at the moment )

Ventilation: Fans will be placed in specific areas to help with the flow of natural air.

Payment: If you are a PAYG member then please try to bring the correct change or pay in advance

No towels or bags: in the gym please.

We will need to work together to create a safe, and clean environment.

Flexibility with your Gym Programme: Consideration for social distancing when exercising around other members.


The revised gym session times: we will be opening each week commencing from the 25th July.

A flexible approach to booking time slots will have to be taken initially due to the restriction in only 4 people for each 1 hour gym session.

A booking system is there for a reason, so it is important for all members to arrive, and finish within their allotted times.

Decisions on amending opening times, and how many people can attend, and who can attend the gym will change as restrictions are loosened.

Members with existing health conditions, and individuals attending through the Exercise Referral/ Heartsmart scheme will be contacted by me directly to discuss whether it is appropriate to attend the gym at this time.

I really look forward to seeing everybody back in the gym at Sport in Desford in the coming months

Stay Safe, Stay well,

Jeremy Edwards

Sport in Desford Gym Manager, and Specialist Level 4 Rehabilitation Instructor

Sport In Desford gym  normal opening times (not currently in operation – see temporay timetable above

Date Time Session Type
Monday 9am – 12am Gym Members
Monday 10:15am – 12am Cardio Pulmonary Rehab Circuit
Monday 4pm – 8:30pm Gym Members
Tuesday 4pm – 8:30pm Gym Members
Wednesday 9am – 12am Gym Members
Wednesday 2pm – 3pm Ladies Only
Wednesday 3pm – 8pm Gym Members
Thursday 9:30am – 11:30am New Health Referrals Only
Thursday 4pm – 8:30pm Gym Members
Friday 9am – 12am Cardio Pulmonary Rehab only
Friday 12am – 6pm Gym Members
Saturday 9am – 12am Gym Members

Please note: On ALL bank holiday Monday’s the gym is only open 9-12pm excluding Good Friday when we are open as normal.

Description of Gym (Click to expand)

The gym is situated in the main building at Sport in Desford. The purpose of the gym is for people in the local community to come along, and take part in physical activity to help improve or maintain their levels of fitness.

The Facillities

The energy efficiency of LED lighting, a selection of equipment, and machines that require little or no electricity help to make this an environmentally friendly gym in fitting with the ethos of Sport in Desford. The gym is split into two areas: Main Area: This comprises a selection of cardio, and fixed weight machines, this includes treadmills, rowers, bikes, UBE’s, a smith machine, and a selection of resistance machines targeting different areas of the body. Weights Area: We have a large selection of dumbbells, mats, medicine balls, balance aids, a bench press machine, and a cable machine. This area is cushioned, and contains mirrors to help members maintain, and correct posture. Music: A wide selection of music is available, and the control of the sound is separated off into each area.


The gym is run by Jeremy Edwards who is a level 4 advanced exercise instructor specialising in exercise rehabilitation. The team of 4 instructors provide a vast experience of knowledge on gym based exercise. A qualified instructor will always be on hand to help. Our aim is for everybody to have an enjoyable experience, to come back, and incorporate gym based exercise into a weekly exercise schedule .

Standard Sessions

We offer all prospective members a 1 to 1 induction to try out the equipment, and to make sure you are performing exercises correctly. If required, we can put together a bespoke exercise programme specific to your needs.

GP Referral

The gym at Sport in Desford is involved in the Exercise Referral Scheme. This scheme helps individuals identified by their GP or other health professionals to take up the benefits of enjoyable exercise. People referred will receive a 12 weekly activity programme designed for their needs, and delivered by highly qualified instructors. Click Here 


This is targeted at people who are recovering from heart problems or heart surgery. Its aim is to promote gentle exercise as a means of enabling individuals to achieve, and maintain better health. Individuals are encouraged to become independent exercisers. So that they can reap the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. Participants are offered safe, and effective exercise in a gym based environment over a period of 12 weeks. This is provided by qualified exercise professionals in this specialised area. Click Here  

Women Only

As a female, you may feel nervous, uncomfortable or self conscious about exercising in a gym in a mixed gender environment. To make your session as relaxing, and enjoyable as possible we offer a women only session. A qualified instructor will be on hand to provide an induction, and to tailor a programme to your needs, if required.

Circuit Classes

This class is specifically for individuals who qualify under the exercise referral or heartsmart schemes. People have the choice to exercise within a group rather than on an individual basis. This comprises a warm up incorporating flexibility, and stretches of 15-20 minutes. A series of 10 to 11 low level functional exercises repeated twice through with a short break in between. The exercises can be adapted, and tailored to each individuals requirements. Each exercise is carried out for a minute before moving on. A cool down incorporating stretching is done to complete the session.

Joining fees

Membership Fee Options

Membership Amount
Under 60 £36
Over 60 £26
Affiliated £22
Affiliated Over 50 £12
Full Time Education (16 and over) £16

Session fees

Session Type Amount
Pay As You Go £4
Monthly SO £20
6 Monthly 90
Annual £180

Gym Contact Details : 01455 828786 / 07816 632619 or

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