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Leisure centre memberships


Our great value, membership options give you the flexibility to choose different fitness facilities across County Durham. We offer multi-site gym memberships, a swimming membership and a non-contract membership option.

Take advantage of our great annual membership offer this June and July - 3 months extra membership (15 months for the price of 12) when you pay for an annual gym or swimming membership.

Thrive Gym membership June and July offer (PDF, 1Mb)

Multi-site gym memberships

With access to up to five gyms, free swimming and a wide range of Group Exercise (GX) fitness classes including Metafit, Body Pump, Insanity, Cyclenergy and Pilates - there's plenty of opportunities to get fit, have fun and make friends in a way that best suits you. Our friendly gym staff will help you develop a training programme and, with ongoing support, we'll help you achieve your goals. 

Our multi-site gym memberships are separated into three leisure centre groups. Each group gives you access to health and fitness facilities at different leisure centres across County Durham. For more information contact your local leisure centre or check out our Leisure membership leaflet (PDF, 2Mb)

Read our gym membership terms and conditions:

Swimming membership

Our swimming membership is a great option if you are a regular swimmer at your leisure centre. As this is a multi-site membership it allows you the flexibility to unlimited swimming at any of our six leisure centres with pools.

For more information contact your local leisure centre or check out our New swimming membership leaflet (PDF, 239kb)

Read our swimming membership terms and conditions:

Non-contract membership

If you don't want to commit to a 12 month gym or swimming membership you can now take advantage of our non-contact option.

This offers you the flexibility to use the gym or swimming facilities for as long or as little as you require. You can take out a non-contract membership from as little as one to 12 months with a cancellation period of 30 days' notice.

For more information contact your local leisure centre or check out our Leisure membership leaflet (PDF, 2Mb)

Read our non-contract terms and conditions:

Student offer 

From only £1.20 per day - work out for less than a latte

Take advantage of our standard non-contract offer and pay a joining fee of just £1 (usually £20). All you need to get started is a valid NUS card.

Young Lifestyle membership

Young Lifestyles for 11-15 year olds is a no-nonsense package for young people. No parents, no contract - pay monthly and get going in our gyms from just £12.

Read our young lifestyle terms and conditions:

Introduce a friend

Do you have a friend who is looking for a new gym membership? Recommend them to join us and you will get an extra month added to your membership free of charge.

Introduce a friend Terms and Condition (PDF, 170kb)

Simply complete an introduce a friend card when you and you friend visit, alternatively you can download our Introduce a friend card (PDF, 144kb)

Thrive card

You can now take advantage of our Culture and sport card. If you are a thrive cardholder you can use this at any of our leisure centres to gain access to exclusive discounts on some of the services we offer.

Read our Thrive leisure card terms and conditions (PDF, 60kb) and Thrive pass terms and conditions (PDF, 61kb)