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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Health Secretary has set out the next steps in the fight against Coronavirus. See the press conference at Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (19 January 2022).

Abbey gym


This page contains information about the gym at Abbey Leisure Centre.

Whatever your level of fitness, or your goals, in our gym you can exercise in a way that best suits you. Our gym staff will help you develop a training programme and, with ongoing support, we'll help you achieve your goals. 

virus

In line with the Prime Minister's announcement that England will move to 'Plan B' to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, face coverings must be worn in your local leisure centre from Friday 10 December 2021.

Face masks or face coverings are required for all staff and the public when in the leisure centre with certain exemptions which include anyone with a health condition or disability, and those under the age of eleven. Face coverings may only be removed while eating.

Gym opening hours

  • Monday 8.30am to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am to 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am to 8.30pm
  • Thursday 8.30am to 8.30pm
  • Friday 8.30am to 8.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Sunday Closed

Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member, see our  page for more information or contact one of our centres to arrange an induction.

Young lifestyle memberships

Young lifestyle members can now book any session in the gym, this now does not have to be a specific young lifestyle session.

Join today

Take out a gym membership and enjoy unlimited gym use during opening times, public swimming sessions and group exercise classes. Sign-up for a gym or swim membership online - the quickest and easiest way to join.

Membership prices

 Monthly payment
Standard 12 month Direct Debit contract£26.00
Standard non contract (pay monthly)£36.00 plus £20.00 joining fee
*Current offer £26.00 - save £10 per month plus no joining fee!
Annual paid in full£312.00
Concession 12 month Direct Debit contract£17.00
Concession annual paid in full£204.00
Corporate 12 month Direct Debit contract£21.50

Membership includes:

  • Free 1:1 personal programme
  • Free sauna and steam where available
  • £1 swimming Freeman's Quay, Spennymoor, Newton Aycliffe and Teesdale leisure centres
  • Discounted group exercise classes at Freeman's Quay, Spennymoor, Newton Aycliffe, Shildon- Sunnydale and Teesdale leisure centres

With this membership, you'll have the same access to Chester-le-Street, Meadowfield, Riverside and Woodhouse Close leisure centres. See our Leisure memberships - terms and conditions for more information.

Contact us
Abbey Leisure Centre
03000 266 443
Our address is:
  • Abbey Road
  • Pity Me
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5DQ
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