Fitness & health
Sessions and classes for all
Gym, classes and fitness
We're dedicated to helping our members stay active in whatever way suits them. That's why we've developed a comprehensive plan to ensure we can provide you with the support you need.
We offer a range of memberships to suit you, depending on your needs, from Swim Only deals to our all-encompassing Premium Plus membership.
Alternatively, we also welcome day visitors - find out how to create your free Places membership and claim your day pass.
Our current gym opening times are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 6:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am – 8:00pm
To familiarise you with the gym and to get to know your goals we'd like to offer you a short group introduction to the gym. This can be booked with a member of the team when you join or at a later date via our website.
One-to-one support sessions can be booked with a member of the gym team. The sessions last 45 minutes and are chargeable.
You are also welcome to book one free 15 minute programme review a month, just speak to a member of our team.
Our gyms are not always manned, but rest assured support is never far away. Our equipment is labeled with QR codes, which when scanned, provide you a video tutorial. Also look out for our latest workout boards in the gym, with a scannable code showcasing the latest workout to try.
The place for all your digital fitness tracking and programming support is out Places Locker app. Click the link below to find out more.
Take a virtual tour
Want to take a look at our gym and the rest of the centre before your visit? Our virtual tour allows you to explore everything we have to offer.
Group workout classes
We host a range of classes, across all intensities so whatever you’re in the mood for, come along and dance, lift, run & relax with us.
Are you doing the same workout each time you come to gym? Are you lacking motivation? Are you not achieving your goals? If you relate to any of the above, personal training is for you! The clue is the title – Personal training is all about you! With a range of packages & prices available, what are you waiting for?
Ask a member of the team for more details or call us on 01304 201145.
Are you a personal trainer looking for a space to rent? We invite self-employed trainers to contact us to arrange a visit, just drop us an email.
Exercise referral scheme
Exercise Referral is a formalised method of enabling those with certain medical conditions, and health risks, to access exercise in a safe and effective manner. Having been referred by a registered health professional you have the reassurance of knowing that physical activity is considered to be appropriate for you.
We believe a physically active child is much more likely to become a physically active adult.
We run a range of gym sessions and classes aimed specifically at our younger visitors.
All junior gym users must complete a group introduction before using the gym independently. These sessions last 30 minutes and can be booked with a member of our team when joining.
Once a junior member has completed their introduction and received programme advice they can attend outside the above supervised sessions with a parent/guardian or appropriate adult (16+) on a ratio of a maximum four juniors per adult.
Long COVID Recovery Programme
Dover District Leisure Centre is one of dozens of Places Leisure venues currently offering our Long COVID Recovery Programme.
Delivered by certified coaches, we will support you by offering safe and effective advice, exercise guidance and lifestyle hints to help break the cycle of Long COVID symptoms.
Our programme comes at no extra cost to Premium members.
Places Locker app
Free access to the Places Locker app with all memberships
The Places Locker app enables you to book classes and fitness sessions, as well as track activity and access over 150 free virtual workouts. Download today and get moving.