Gym

Our highly qualified fitness team are with you every step of the way to help you get the most from every visit - they will always be happy to offer free advice.

Our gyms provide you access to the high spec modern kit you’d expect such as treadmills with integrated TV screens and iPod docks, cross trainers, rowers and resistance machines and this is combined with some of the latest innovative exercise technology like ViPR, Power Plate, TRX and Kettlebells.

If you prefer to workout in a group, many of our venues offer gym-based classes which are easy to fit in to a busy schedule, whether it's 30 minutes before work or quick a lunchtime blast.

We have a gym for everyone - whatever your ability, age or goals. You're never far from an Edinburgh Leisure gym - they are located in the following venues: 

Ainslie Park, Craiglockhart, Dalry, Drumbrae, EICA:Ratho, Glenogle, Gracemount, Jack Kane, Kirkliston, Leith Victoria, Meadowbank, Portobello, Queensferry High, Royal Commonwealth Pool and Warrender.


A gym session with us means access to friendly, expert advice from a team there to support you when trying something new. Be yourself, no toning up required before you meet us and wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

Make your time in the gym even more effective - let us help you design a workout programme that keeps your routine interesting and tailored to meet your objectives - stronger, leaner, fitter – whatever you want to be.

Getting Started

If you're trying the gym for the first time or after a break, take advantage of our free one-to-one introductory session - it will set you on the right path, establish good behaviours and help achieve better long term results.

Free Weights

We have a range of free weights available in all our gyms, as well as dedicated free weights rooms at Meadowbank Sports Centre and EICA: Ratho. 

Gym Based Classes

These range from 20 to 30 minute express workouts, cross trainer classes to circuit classes, helping you fit in a workout around a busy schedule. Burn calories, rev up your metabolism and get the results you are looking for.



X-Press Workout

High intensity training with explosive bursts of speed and activity to achieve a total workout in a short period of time. You might use the cross trainer, rower, kettlebells or the ViPR, flexible to suit the goals of the class.

X-Trainer Class

Using the cross trainers this class will include sprints and recovery periods as well as distance challenges and races. It also combines strength and conditioning work interspersed with the cross trainer sections.

Circuits 

A fun and fast-paced workout where you do one exercise for 30 seconds to 5 minutes and then move on to another exercise. It will work up a sweat and combines a strength and aerobic routine in one session.



Interval Training

High-intensity interval training that may be over quick but you'll be going all out. A session lasts four minutes and consists of eight rounds of exercises in a specific 20-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off intervals.

NRG Zone

If you’re currently in S1-S5, this is the way to access the gym. Being active and healthy changes more than just your looks, it’s great for self esteem, keeping you healthy and it’ll give you more energy. 

Personal Training

Whether you want to look good for a special occasion or simply struggle with the commitment of a long term exercise programme. A number of Personal Trainers are based at Edinburgh Leisure gyms.






Free expert advice

Our gym staff offer a free gym introduction when you join, and they're always available for advice on how to create or freshen up your exercise programme, at no extra cost.

No contract

All our membership options are "no contract", so you're not tied down to a long term commitment - peace of mind. You can also freeze for up to 6 months.



Work your way around our gym floor... there's no set order to what exercise you do first, everyone has preferences. 

Cardiovascular, strengthening and flexibility exercises are important components to your workout however it's not about a ritual of ‘getting it done’, we can help you develop a sequence that you're most likely to stick with and enjoy. 

Cardio

Our bodies are made to move. Cardio exercise improves your fitness, stamina and burns calories. Any activity can count as long as it makes your heart rate increase.

Functional Zone

Get in the zone. Our functional training area gives you the space to move and is kitted out with a range of equipment designed to help you build strength. 



Weights

Developing a weightlifting routine and learning correct technique is a great way to get in shape and take full advantage of what our gyms have to offer.

Stretch

Warm up, stretch and cool down during every exercise session to gradually relax, improve flexibility and slow your heart rate.



Mix it up with a wide range of classic high specification equipment to the latest innovation.  And if music gets you motivated then create your playlist, plug in your iPod/MP3 player and work to the rhythm - at some venues our equipment will also synch with your smartphone fitness apps.

ViPR

A new way to workout with ViPR = Vitality, Performance and Reconditioning. This Swiss Army knife of exercise gadgets is a bar which can be carried, dragged, thrown, flipped, stepped on and rolled.

TRX

TRX is a type of training that uses gravity and your own body weight to build strength, power, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability, all while preventing injuries, and increasing bone density.

Kettlebells

These cast iron weights look like cannonballs with handles and pack a hefty workout punch. Total-body toning, increased cardiovascular fitness, core strengthening and improved posture and balance.



Our membership options are designed to fit you whether you’re just starting out, a regular in the gym or if you want to add variety with fitness classes. 

Our Gym Only membership gives you unlimited use of the gym facilities at your preferred venue or our Fitness membership offers unlimited access to gyms, pools and over 700 fitness classes across the city. You also automatically receive up to 25% off a wide range of other activities including racquet sports, golf and climbing. 

If you're not ready to commit to a monthly membership, you can still save up to 25% with our Discount Card - and it allows you to book classes or courts in advance.




Take a peek through the doors of our large modern gym at Leith Victoria Swim Centre with cardiovascular, resistance and PowerPlate equipment and CV equipment with TV screens and lots more!