The phased reopening of our leisure facilities continues with the return of the gym at Heworth Leisure Centre, followed by the reopening of the swimming pools at Gateshead Leisure Centre on Monday 12 July, and at Heworth Leisure Centre and Birtley Leisure Centre on Monday 19 July. 

This is in addition to the gyms at Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead International Stadium and the gym, swimming pools and a brand new fitness class programme at Dunston Leisure Centre, which are all already open and available for booking. 

All gyms feature  the very latest cardio, resistance and free-weight equipment, with the addition of a new functional training areas, including rigs, at Heworth and Gateshead Leisure Centres. 

Our gyms are open to both members and non-members. Returning members will need to reactivate their membership before your first visit. This will also reinstate your monthly Direct Debit payment. 

Non-members will need to pay for your session at the time of booking. 

Gym sessions are available for booking, seven days a week. Booking in advance is essential for all gym sessions, and can be made up to seven days in advance.  Each session lasts for one hour. 

The opening hours for Heworth Leisure Centre are 6.30am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am to 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday. 

We have made a number of changes to our operating procedures and introduced COVID-19 safety measures to help keep you safe when visiting our leisure centres. This includes the introduction of one way system, the wearing of face coverings through the site except when using the gyms, pools or studios, and the installation of hand sanitising stations throughout. In addition there will be no access to changing facilities until further notice, so please arrive ready to exercise. 

All swimming pools at Gateshead Leisure Centre will reopen on Monday 12 July, with booking available from Monday 5 July. Pools at Heworth Leisure Centre and Birtley Swimming Centre will follow on Monday 19 July, with bookings for these facilities available from Monday 12 July.