Freedom Leisure’s Best 4 leisure centres in the Forest of Dean

Looking for a leisure centre in The Forest of Dean? Well we have 4!

And you could have access to them all with just one membership! Or pick just one – it’s up to you.

Freedom Leisure operate four leisure centres in The Forest of Dean on behalf of Forest of Dean District Council, so along with 3 gyms, you also have a whole host of fitness and leisure facilities including swimming pools at your fingertips – many of which private gyms simply don’t offer. 

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Love the gym and the pool. Friendly and helpful staff, reasonable prices.

Cinderford gym

Causeway Road | Cinderford | GL14 2AF

Freedom Leisure’s largest leisure centre in the area, this very large gym is one of the best in Gloucestershire and is packed full of the very latest equipment by Life fitness and Technogym, including Skill Mills by Technogym – the only centre in Gloucester to have them!

With 100+ individual stations, Olympic lifting platform and very large free weights and functional training areas this gym doesn’t disappoint.

On hand are a team of highly trained exercise consultants with PT available for those looking to get the most out of their work out or step it up a gear.

In addition this centre has:

  • 45+ classes per week
  • 2 Indoor cycling bikes on the gym floor with Myride function
  • Exercise ref scheme (through the council)
  • Personal Training
  • Squash courts
  • sports hall for indoor football and badminton
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Outdoor 3G pitch
  • NEW Functional area and rig in gym
  • Free parking


Popular and well equipped gym with plenty of classes.

Newent gym

Watery Ln | Newent | GL18 1PX

Freedom Leisure Newent is a friendly community leisure centre offering a wide variety of different activities for all fitness levels.

On hand are a team of highly trained exercise consultants and swimming teachers.

In addition this centre has: 

  • 48 classes per week
  • Functional training room
  • Fitness suite with Technogym equipment
  • Spin room with Virtual Myride option
  • Sports hall for indoor football, cricket nets and badminton. 
  • Children’s bouncy castle and pool parties available
  • Swimming pool
  • Steam room facility
  • Children’s swimming lessons
  • Free Parking
  • Exercise ref scheme(through the council)
  • Disabled access


Definitely the best gym in the area, great facilities, friendly staff and a nice warm Swimming pool with decent sized changing rooms.

Lydney gym

Church Road | Lydney | GL15 5DZ

This lovely centre is located in Lydney within The Forest of Dean

The gym has a variety of cardio and fixed resistance training Technogym stations, with a large free weights area, plus a separate functional training area and spin studio. The centre also offers 25 exercise classes a week and free coaching sessions.

In addition this centre has:

  • 25m swimming pool
  • Specialist exercise consultants on hand
  • Exercise referral scheme
  • Sports hall
  • Squash Courts
  • Astro
  • Dance studio
  • Tennis courts
  • Free parking

sedbury leisure centre

This is absolutely ideal for me. There is a small gym and we play tennis there in the summer.

Customer Review

Beachley Road | Sedbury | Chepstow | NP16 7AA

Freedom Leisure Sedbury is situated on the Wyedean School site in the heart of Sedbury. This popular leisure centre benefits from ample free parking and offers balanced programmes that has something for everyone, no matter what your age, ability or current activity level.

Moreover, the centre facilities include a fully equipped air-conditioned family fitness suite which offers a full range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment. There is also a range of free weights and weight machines as well as a mat area with Swiss Balls. You'll always be kept entertained throughout your workout with large screen TV's situated around the gym.

In addition this centre has:

  • 5-a-side football
  • Studio and fitness classes
  • Tennis courts
  • Free parking

Find your nearest Freedom Leisure gym

Freedom Leisure operates 4 leisure centres in Forest of Dean on behalf of Forest of Dean District Council, so along with 3 gyms, you also have a whole host of fitness and leisure facilities at your fingertips.

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