Monday to Friday: 6.30am - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday (private junior session): 8am - 9am
Bank Holidays: 10am - 4pm
To book any of our facilities or to arrange a free tour please contact our Reception on 01325 406000 or email HealthyDarlington@darlington.gov.uk
If you have young children you can take advantage of our Soft Play Crèche facilities, which allows you to use the Centre's facilities while your children are supervised by our qualified nursery staff - Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am.
A 20 minute high intensity exercise session, with an instructor to give guidance and motivation, and help you get the results you are looking for.
Each session can have a maximum of 8 people, with a different focus each day from Strength, Cardio, Legs, Abs and Circuits. Sessions are not pre-bookable, so when you arrive in the gym just put your name down.
Please note that occasionally these times may vary by up to 30 mins, please check with a member of gym staff on arrival.
Please see our Fit4Life Membership Page.
Our focus is on helping customers achieve the results they want from exercising, such as fitness, health, weight loss and feeling good. As part of this philosophy we have launched Get Results [pdf document], a service included free with all memberships. This 12-month support programme will include one-to-one sessions with the Centre's expert gym team to help customers reach their goals.
Need a kick start to get moving, or to know if the exercise you're doing is getting the results you want? This is just the motivation that you need!
Come and try our top of the range Tanita Body Composition Scales at The Dolphin Centre. They are quick and easy to use and give a breakdown of your body’s health and fitness. It analyses your body fat, your muscle mass, your hydration levels, as well as your BMI (Body Mass Index) and your body’s fitness age. The Exercise Professionals in the gym will then explain the results and help you work out what you need to do to improve, you will even get a printout to take away. This service costs £5 for a 20 minute appointment or free if you are a member.
For further details or to book an appointment please contact the Dolphin Centre reception on 01325 406000.
All customers using the Gym for the first time are required to have an induction with a member of the gym team. This will take around an hour and involves the completion of a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) [pdf document]
Customers are encouraged wherever possible to complete this questionnaire in advance of their induction so that sufficient time is given to thinking about and answering the questions. The completed PAR-Q would then be brought along and discussed at the beginning of the induction. A mini health check is also completed along with a discussion on exercise goals and ambitions. The remainder of the time is dedicated to using the equipment and being show the correct technique and health and safety. A generic programme will be given which gives some ideas on how to achieve for example fitness or toning. The member of the gym team is there to support and make customers feel comfortable and confident; the team are experts at what they do and dedicated to helping customers meet their exercise goals.
Pay £10 and you and your friend can access the gym, pool and a Dolphin class anytime that day.
If you have never used our gym before you will first need to book in for an induction.
After having your induction, we will give you a voucher so you can claim back your induction fee if you take a Fit 4 Life Membership out within 14 days.
You must be 14 years or over before you are able to use the gym facilities and must carry out an induction beforehand. We recommend that 14 - 16 year olds are supervised by an adult, who has already had an induction to use our facilities. We also require you to complete a Junior Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) [pdf document]
This private session is a great opportunity for 11 - 14 year olds to workout alongside our qualified instructors in our fun and friendly gym environment (maximum of 8 children). Cost: £2.35.
Saturday: 8am - 9am - no need to book, just turn up
Sunday: 2pm - 3pm - booking required on 01325 406000
Get 50% off Wellness Keys. For just £7.50, the key provides easy access to challenges and programmes and tracks your exercise progress.
Technogym, The Wellness Company, has rapidly grown to become the No. 1 fitness equipment manufacturer in the UK and Europe. Over 20 Million people train on Technogym equipment every day in 50,000 health settings throughout the world. The Dolphin Centre Gym features a range of a number of equipment ranges to support an excellent workout for customers including ARKE, PURESTRENGTH and KINESIS.
For more details on our equipment please visit the Technogym website [external link]
The eSpinner gives you the flexibility and versatility to make every ride a unique, rewarding experience.
The bike has:
If you haven't used the bike before please ask one of our instructors for a demonstration.
All customers using the Gym for the first time are required to have an induction with a member of the gym team. This will take around an hour and involves the completion of a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) [pdf document].
7 Rules to a Great Workout
We want all customers to enjoy their workout. Remember: