Gym

Due to COVID-19, all our gyms are closed until further notice. Please check our website for reopening details and stay active at home with custom-made workouts from the Life Fitness digital coach, free Les Mills workouts and tips from our fantastic team of personal trainers and fitness class instructors.  



If you would like to support us through either membership or a one-off donation during this challenging time, please click here



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 a quick lunchtime blast. We also do gym sessions for young people – click here to find out more.

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, 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, book in for a 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 free weights areas in all of our gyms, featuring dumbbells, walk-in squat racks, kettle bells and other industry-standard equipment to help you achieve your goals. 

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.





If you're from S1 to age 15, you're still welcome in our gyms!

Come along to our NRG Zone sessions, where our expert instructors deliver a structured and safe induction course. With a minimum of five NRG Zone sessions under your belt, you can become accredited in our gyms to work out with minimal supervision. 

If you aren't interested in getting your accreditation, that's not a problem. We offer Youth Circuit classes which you can drop into even if you don't have accreditation.

To find out more, click here. Find a session that's right for you by searching your favourite venue's timetable.


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.  

A number of Personal Trainers are based at Edinburgh Leisure gyms, click here to get in touch with them

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. You can see some tips for beginners here

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 20% 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 20% with our Discount Card - and it allows you to book classes or courts in advance.


Loyalty card. Earn the points, reap the rewards.


If you enjoy attending activities on a pay and play basis then we've got the perfect product for you! Our loyalty card lets you collect points for every activity you do.

Click here to find out more and sign up.

Gym-based class bookings

You can book gym-based classes online, on the App, in person and by telephone. If gym-based classes are not included in your membership you must pay at the time of booking.

Online and App bookings open at 9pm. If gym-based classes are included in your membership or you are a Discount Card holder you can book 9 days in advance online and via the App and 8 days in advance in person or on the phone. If you are not a member or have a 10 for 8 card, you can book 8 days in advance online or via the App and 7 days in advance in person or on the phone.

You can book as many classes as you want however, we ask that you only book classes that you are likely to attend to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to book their favourite class.

No one can be in two places at once, so customers won't be able to book two classes that run at the same time.

If you book classes on the App you can add them to your calendar.

You can also check your bookings by clicking 'My bookings' on the App or you check 'upcoming bookings' on the online booking page.

Arriving in time for your class

We kindly ask customers who have booked into a class to swipe attendance at reception at least 10 minutes prior to the class starting, to allow enough time to get to the studio or pool and be ready for your class starting. Please note, if you do not swipe your attendance in this time frame, you may lose your space to a customer on the waiting list.  

To avoid any incorrect No Show charges, please always use your membership card or fob to swipe in for classes.

When you swipe in for a class, our system will mark you as attended for any classes due to start within the next 3 hours. If you are attending a class more than 3 hours ahead of when you swipe in, please speak to a member of the reception team who will mark you as attended.

Gym-based class waiting lists

Our classes are very popular and fill up quickly. If the class is full, you can add yourself to the waiting list.

If gym-based classes are not included in your membership, there is no charge to book onto the waiting list, but if you then get booked into the class you will have to pay to confirm your place.

We send out emails at regular intervals throughout the day alerting you to any spaces that have become available in the classes that you’re on the waiting list for. The email will contain a link you can click to automatically book yourself into the class and pay if required. There is no priority position - everyone on the waiting list receives the email at the same time ensuring an equal chance of booking the space. First come, first booked!

If you are on a waiting list and decide that you no longer want a space in the class, please remove yourself from the waiting list.

Gym-based class cancellations and charges

Isn’t it frustrating when you can’t get a place in your favourite gym-based class? Even more so when you find out that a space was available because someone booked but didn’t turn up or cancelled at the very last minute! It may shock you to learn that across Edinburgh Leisure we have hundreds of such occurrences every week. That’s a lot of people missing out on the chance to enjoy the brilliant buzz of group exercise!

Please cancel more than 3 hours before the class is due to start to allow other customers the opportunity to gain a space in the class and you won’t be charged for cancelling your space.

If classes are included in your membership you can cancel your booking online, on our App, in person and by telephone.  If you cancel your booking less than 3 hours before the class is due to start a Late Cancellation fee of £2 will be applied to your account.  If you do not turn up for your booking or don’t swipe in at reception a No Show fee of £2 will be applied to your account.  We will email you the day after the fee is applied with details on how to make the payment.

Payment for any fees must be made within 7 days.  Anyone who has an unpaid fee on their account for more than 7 days won't be able to make any new bookings until the fee is paid.

If gym-based classes are not included in your membership, you must cancel your space in person or by telephone. If you cancel more than 3 hours before the class you will get a refund or have the option to move your booking to another class. If you cancel less than 3 hours before the class starts, no refund will be given.

If you have any queries about bookings, waiting lists or cancellations please speak to a member of staff at your local centre, or contact customeraccounts@edinburghleisure.co.uk.