Health and Fitness at Wirksworth

Wirksworth is the perfect place to achieve your goals, what ever your level of fitness, its great to workout in the gym. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff will motivate and encourage you to achieve your best!

In an idyllic setting with views over the Derbyshire countryside, Wirksworth Leisure Centre's fitness suite has everything you need to achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are a new starter or a seasoned gym user we have all the facilities and equipment you need.

The relaxed and informal atmosphere means you can feel comfortable and encouraged to work out and have fun! To help guide and motivate there is also an ever present team of fully qualified instructors available.


The fitness suite has a wide range of equipment to enable you to succeed no matter what your aims. This includes Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment:

  • Treadmills
  • Cross-trainers
  • Recumbent bikes
  • Upright bikes and stepper.
  • Concept 2 rowers
  • Schwinn hand bike.


There is a range of resistance equipment available to target all areas of the body:

  • Life Fitness resistance machines
  • A cable pulley machine which can offer over 100 exercises
  • A range of dumbbells up to 26kg
  • A bar with variable weight stack

Alongside the cardiovascular and resistance equipment there is also a further range of fitness items which include

  • Bosu Balance Trainer
  • Medicine balls
  • Kettlebells
  • Lunge bars
  • Reebok step deck
  • A full matted area ideal for abdominal work, stretching and more!

The gym is air conditioned and features 2 large televisions and sound system. To ensure your comfort and hygiene we also provide a chilled water fountain and anti-bacterial wipes in order to make every visit as enjoyable as possible.

Junior Gym

Get into the habit of exercising from an early age, these sessions provide a time where young people aged 11-15 years can exercise in the gym where a qualified gym instructor is on site at all times to make sure that they are in a safe environment.

Gym Members under the age of 16 can only use the facility when accompanied by an adult gym member (18+) or when an instructor is present.

Gym Orientation

Anyone that wants to use one of our fitness suites, must first take part in an orientation with one of our qualified gym instructors. The orientation can be up to an hour long session that tells you everything you need to know in order to use our fitness equipment safely and appropriately. Following your orientation, your fitness instructor will design a programme specifically to meet your personal health and fitness goals. The instructor will also advise you on how often they will review your personal programme.

Please contact us directly to book a fitness orientation for a time that suits you. Fitness inductions are free when take out any of our memberships. 

Fitness classes at Wirksworth

Our combination of highly qualified, approachable staff, creating an informal atmosphere, making our well-structured group fitness classes a great place for you to work towards increasing your health and fitness levels.

When you come to one of our fitness classes, make sure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear, typically what you would wear to train at the gym. Don't forget to bring a drink to keep yourself hydrated throughout the class.

We offer flexible membership options to suit all, whatever your goal, we’ll help you get there.

Claire Mosely