The Gym

As a part of the scout development the gym was extended by 40% to accommodate more new equipment and to provide a better service for our members.

Sport In Desford gym  opening times

Date Time Session Type
Monday 9am – 12am Gym Members
Monday 10:15am – 12am Heart Smart Circuits
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 Heart Smart Only
Friday 12am – 6pm Gym Members
Saturday 9am – 12am Gym Members

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.

Activities

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 

HeartSmart

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 / 07760 111869 or jezedwards@hotmail.co.uk

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