Our newly extended and refurbished gym is fully equipped to suit all levels of fitness and ability. We have an extensive range of both cardiovascular and resistance machines as well as a free weights area for more specific training.

Whatever your main focus is within the gym, we'll have the right equipment to ensure you get the workout you need to reach those results and goals. Within our newly extended gym we have  state-of-the-art equipment  and an amazing functional training room with battle ropes, tyre flipping, sled and a large free weight area. 

Our qualified staff will also be on hand to progress or adapt any exercise you feel has become too easy or repetitive, by introducing new equipment to your routine or by simply showing you various ways in which the same piece of equipment can be used in many different ways to get those desired results.

To use the gym at de Stafford Sports Centre you are required to have an Orientation, where the Gym Instructor will cover all of the important health and safety requirements, such as a physical activity questionnaire, how to use the equipment safely and guidance about what equipment is best to use to achieve the results. These sessions are free to book at Reception and last up to 45 mins.  If you are familiar with gyms you can sign a Health Commitment Form.  For those who need a little more help from a Gym Instructor, up to three coaching sessions are available for free.


Fitness programmes & analysis

Are you bored with your gym programme? Let one of our Gym Instructors put together a detailed programme of exercise so you are safe in the knowledge that it is working effectively when exercising on your own. For prices and more information ask our Fitness team.

youth gym (11 – 13yrs)

Starting back Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Our Youth Gym offers the opportunity for young people to become confident within a gym environment, whilst improving their health and fitness as well as their knowledge. It is suitable for young people of all abilities and experience, with tailored programmes aimed at improving fitness levels. All sessions are supervised by a qualified Gym Instructor. An excellent way to burn energy, whilst making new friends and socialising! Speak to our Reception or Fitness team for more information and prices.
Sessions take place on Tuesday & Thursday 4 – 5pm* *A youth gym induction must be completed before attending any session which a parent/guardian must attend.

Next Youth Gym Induction: Monday 5th July, Wednesday 14th July & Wednesday 21st July 2021 4pm.

Gym Circuit Class

New Gym Circuit Class

From Sunday 25th July 2021 in Studio 1 with one of our fitness team 


personal training

Let one of our Personal Trainers help you achieve your goals by addressing your individual needs and requirements to formulate a plan of action tailored to your goals.
By working with one of our Personal Trainers, anyone can achieve their health and fitness goals – which can be as modest as touching your toes again or as ambitious as preparing to run a marathon! Whether you are looking to lose some weight, regain some flexibility, develop your speed or simply just to feel good, personal training is an activity that will benefit your body for many years to come.
To find out more about Personal Training or to book a session email fitness.dssc@freedom-leisure.co.uk, or speak to a Gym Instructor.

meet chris osborn 
fitness manager/personal trainer

I have always been interested in fitness training for health and performance so started my career as a Personal Trainer in 2005. I have been in the industry since then and enjoy working with clients of all abilities to improve CV fitness, strength, body fat reduction, posture correction and core stability.

I like to specialise in working with clients to lose body fat, improve strength and correct posture so the body feels and moves as good as it looks. I’m a YMCA Personal Trainer with additional qualifications in spin, circuit training, padwork skills, kettlebells, powerplate and outdoor training.

My training is simple, effective and fun - to make sessions a complete workout and time efficient. Training with me will show you what your body is capable of and together we can get the results you deserve.

Fitness needs to be fun, otherwise it becomes a chore. Feel free to speak to me in the gym.

meet LUKAS
personal trainer

I have always been involved into sports and fitness from a very young age, having been playing football since I was 6. Over time I have developed a passion for fitness and training for performance and overall health, to feel better, move better and look better.

I am a level 3 personal trainer who is also completing their level 4 nutrition for sports performance and weight management certificate. I have learnt a lot about different people’s body’s and needs in order to achieve  their goals and I am always prepared to help you achieve your goal, whether it be for fat loss, strength gain, or functional training to move and feel better for everyday life.

I base my sessions around your goals and what you enjoy in your training. Fitness can’t be a chore, it’s what you do to relieve stress, not add to it.

Choose to work with me and you won’t just get a personal trainer for a few hours a week, you will get a coach who wants to educate you about the gym, about nutrition, about mind set and about mentality to get to your goals and to maintain them and even go beyond.

meet marcus wheeler
personal trainer

My love of health and fitness began when I first started training in martial arts over 10 years ago. I am a black belt 1st dan in Ju Jitsu and teach boxing classes - good news if you fancy yourself as a 'fighter.'

I specialise in strength training and designing periodised weight training programs. I am a level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and I am studying in Strength and Conditioning.

If you’re a 'fighter' looking to improve on your explosive power, speed and strength in a sports specific way, if you are looking to improve on your compound lifts or simply looking to mix up your workout, I’m the trainer for you and I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals.

meet anita asghar
exercise referral specialist

I became interested in the link between exercise and recovery from various conditions when my mum had a heart attack over 15 years ago.

I specialise in Cardiac, Pulmonary, Stroke and Cancer rehabilitation.

I manage the Exercise Referral service here at de Stafford Sports Centre, helping patients with a history of, diabetes, high blood pressure, Obesity, Osteo Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis and MS. There are dedicated classes running here for people needing to improve strength and balance or at risk of falling.

I am a keen long-distance runner, and have completed the Marathon des Sables, covering 156 miles in the searing heat of the Sahara desert!  I can help train you for anything from a 5k distance to running a Marathon

Please feel free to contact me for info or PT anitaasghar@msn.com

enquire about joining de Stafford Sports Centre

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