health & fitness at Ystradgynlais sports centre

We understand one size doesn’t fit all, so whether you prefer working out in the gym alone or within a group, we can show you how to make the most of your valuable exercise time.

gym at ystradgynlais

How do I get started in the gym?

All gym users are entitled to an introductory orientation with a qualified fitness instructor to guide you through the equipment and ensure that we can tailor your workout to achieve your goals and aspirations whether they want to get fit or fitter, to lose weight or tone up or you are training to be better at your chosen sport.

We can help you every step of the way and Ystradgynlais has everything for your whether you are a first time gym goer or you’re an experienced athlete.

The 21 station fitness suite has a variety of equipment to work all areas of the body, to include cardio vascular and strength training equipment. 

All of the strength training machines in the fitness suite have the IFI (Inclusive Fitness Initiative) mark on them. The mark is given to the machines that are accessible to all.

The IFI operate an accreditation scheme which recognises the achievements and commitment of leisure facilities who enable disabled people to become physically active. The accreditation provides and INCLUSIVE platform for disabled and non-disabled people to be active together.


All the fitness equipment carries the above mark which makes the fitness suite here at Ystradgynlais accessible to all.

Centre Manager

group exercise at ystradgynlais

Ystradgynlais Sports Centre has a brand new Activity Studio that plays host to a variety of fitness classes during the day time and evenings.

Although the Sports centre and the high school are still attached, it has been developed in such a way that during the times of sports centre access the school are unable to do so.

 All the instructors are qualified to a minimum level 2 certificate in all the activities that are on offer. The new facility has an ambient air temperature which provides the ideal environment to exercise in.

indoor cycling at ystradgynlais

Ystradgynlais Sports Centre has a new addition to its facilities in the way of a Spinning Studio. The studio is located near the Swimming Pool Reception and can cater for 11 riders at present. A booking system is in operation and it is advisable that you book early to avoid disappointment.

We know cycling is a great workout, but no one wants to go out and ride a bike in pouring rain, freezing weather, or on a scorching summer day.

While indoor cycling has been around since the early 1990s, the fitness phenomenon is still going strong. It's a highly effective cardio and strength workout. In one 45-minute class, you’ll ride a stationary bike to the beat of awesome music—and burn up to 600 calories in the process.

Not only will your lungs be pumping, you'll also work your glutes, calves, quads, hamstrings, and build your core muscles. Indoor cycling is definitely intense and fast-paced, but it’s a great sport for any fitness level. Unlike running, cycling is also low-impact.

national exercise referral scheme (ners)

The National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is a Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) funded scheme which has been developed over the last 4 years to standardise exercise referral opportunities across Wales. The scheme targets clients who have a chronic disease or are at risk of developing chronic disease.

Clients are referred by a GP or Health Practitioner so if you think you would benefit from joining this scheme please speak to your GP.

The potential benefits of physical activity to health are huge. If a medication existed which had a similar effect, it would be regarded as a ‘wonder drug’ or ‘miracle cure’

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson