Visiting the Gyms

All our gyms can be used ​either on a pay and play basis or as part of a fitness membership.

If you're aged 12 - 15 you are welcome into the gym on your own (excluding Fearnville and Wetherby gyms during unmanned hours).

If you're aged 16 and over you can use the gym at any time at any of our centres.


Before using our gyms you will need a Gym Appointment. There are two types of appointment depending on your previous experience:

Express- The Express appointment is designed for the experienced and confident gym customer. (30 minute slot to be booked with your local centre)

Discovery- The Discovery appointment is designed to introduce the inexperienced customer to the gym environment and guide you through the exercises which will best meet your goals. (60 minutes to be booked with your local centre)

These appointments will include using both the cardio and resistance equipment and a personal fitness programme created for you based on your fitness goals. Appointments are practical so you will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear to use the equipment.

At the end of your appointment you will be given a swipe card that you need to present to the receptionist each time you visit.

Appointments can be booked by calling the centre reception where you want to have your appointment. Once you have had your appointment you can use any Leeds City Council gym. 

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Boditrax testing is available at John Charles Centre for Sport

A quick, safe and accurate way to measure the composition of the body.Weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body mass or muscle.

When you are starting on your exercise journey or re-motivating yourself to train, establishing an accurate starting point is an important part of the process to ensure you achieve your goals.

  • Lose Fat
  • Gain Muscle
  • Reduce your Metabolic Age

Boditrax technology is trusted by leading hospitals, universities, corporations, formula one, premier league football and other elite sports teams as well as public and private fitness, health and leisure operators.

To book a slot on the Boditrax machine plese ring John Charles Centre for Sport on 0113 3788000




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