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Our new dedicated SkillX studio gives you the most technologically-advanced, performance-oriented, group training experience possible by developing multiple components of physical performance for a balanced and complete training profile.

Equipment

The specialised Skill Line equipment is designed to trigger your physical capacities in every possible way. Three pieces of cardio equipment and a complete set of functional training accessories are the key enablers of this cutting edge training method.

Skillmill

Bend the limits of your speed. Push your legs to full steam. Test your stamina on the long run and practice agility drills.

Skillbike

Gear up and enhance your cycling performance. Gain the edge with live feedback on your pedal stroke.

Skillrow

Challenge your power and stamina with the fluid sensation of rowing in water, with no strain on your back.

Your training is further enhanced with the following features all delivered in tandem with our trained and motivated Fitness Team:

Plyo boxes

Boxes enable you to perform a variety of plyometric exercises such as jumping, landing, and more dynamic exercises.

Heart rate bands

By pairing heart rate bands with the Unity Self kiosk, the external screen displays everyone’s heart rate zones during the workout and chronology at the end of the class.

Unity™ Self

A dedicated kiosk to control group workouts. Join the class by going to the kiosk and tapping on your avatar which then appears on the external screen.

Why not contact us or pop-in and let us show you how our SkillX Studio, Fitness Suite, and Swimming Pool provide the most comprehensive and varied all round workout available in Dorset.

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Lose weight, gain strength and improve wellbeing in our state-of-the-art fitness suite and gym in Bridport.

With panoramic views over Bridport’s Brewery Fields, our well-equipped fitness suite offers a varied experience that you can shape around your personal goals. We have a large selection of leading-edge Technogym equipment, such as our elliptical cross trainers, alongside classic gym training, including free weights and mats.  After an extensive refit in November 2021 you are now able to enjoy, and benefit from, a range of improvements and all-new, state-of-the-art training equipment.

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Our expert instructors are always on hand to guide and help find a routine that suits your needs. There’s also plenty of equipment and choice for those with disabilities, with our qualified team here to support you all the way.

The fitness suite is open to all adults and children over 10 years old. Everyone needs to have an induction before they start.

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We have a wide range of Fitness Classes suitable for all abilities, from recovery all the way to competitive. Our programme is delivered by our qualified and friendly team.


Aerobic Dance Light

A fun low impact aerobics class, working out to a continual beat, rather than individual tracks. Can help to decrease risks of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and more. Enjoy the music and just dance.

Location: BACIT Studio

Abs Attack

This session will strengthen your abdominals and thoroughly work your whole core.

Active Wellbeing Fitness

A gentle and fun class that includes a variety of circuit-based and balancing exercises, and aerobics. Class type may vary.

Aqua Fit

Lively water-based class delivering high impact fitness with low impact moves.

Barre

Taking movements from a ballet class and incorporating then into an exercise class. This class will make you feel light on your feet, taller and longer. Strengthening your thighs and core whilst gaining a longer and leaner physique.

Body Conditioning

Works major and minor muscle groups to tone and carve out a sleek physique.

Cardio Dance Light

Dance routines with elements of Latin, rock and roll, and jive. Low impact, perfect for adults and beginners.

Circuit Training

Challenging mix of cardiovascular and resistance exercises to give a great full-body workout.

Dance Fit

A feel good, high energy class incorporating aerobic style moves into a dance routine all set to high energy music.

Fitness Yoga

An exercise class that mixes yoga poses and flow to improve muscle tone, balance, and strength. Improves mental determination, flexibility, posture, and increase physical and mental relaxation

Fit to the Core

A low impact class suitable for those wishing to build up their core stability or rehabilitating after an injury.

Glorious Glutes

Strong glutes are critical for jumping, running and moving laterally. Tone and sculpt your derriere using resistance moves.

Group Cycling

Fast paces and fun workout with pumping music. Tones and burns calories with specially designed exercise bikes.

HardCORE

A great class to work your core. This session works your abs, back, hips and glutes helping to keep you strong and lean. A mixture of floor standing exercises incorporating balance and focusing on good posture.

HIIT Step

A new and innovative HIIT exercise class using only bodyweight and a step. Using the principles of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This class is choreographed to bespoke soundtracks.

Interval Training

All over strength and toning circuits combined with high energy cardio and abs routines to kick start your metabolism and burn calories.

Kettlebells

Get to grips with kettlebells and master their weight and technique. Build long lean muscles, improve strength, and power whilst elevating your heart rate to burn those calories.

Legs, Bums and Tums

Strengthen and tone those bits we love to hate. Squat, lunge and crunch your way to a strong, defined lower.


Technogym MyWellness App

You can now access Technogym On Demand Classes directly on your Computer or Tablet.

If you have not already got a MyWellness Account – please speak with a member of the Fitness Suite Team who will be happy to help.

Note – access to the platform if Free Of Charge to All Inclusive Members. All other Members can purchase the platform for an additional £4.99 per month.

To register, please visit: https://mywellness.page.link/ULesgeNDrUL3mEBB6

Cancellations –  ‘Late Cancellation’ (within 4 hours of activity start time) and ‘No Show’ Bookings remain chargeable

If you need to cancel a class, please ensure that you give us as much notice as possible.


 

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What is Exercise on prescription?

If you’re recovering from an illness or injury, or just want to improve overall health, you could receive exercise on prescription from your GP or other health professional.

The scheme lets your GP write you a prescription for a personalised 12-week exercise programme at Bridport Leisure Centre. You’ll receive  a private consultation with one of our qualified instructors, and together you’ll devise an exercise programme to help with recovery, or developing a more active lifestyle.

You’ll then have the guidance and support of your instructor as you progress through your personal exercise programme.

Exercise on prescription isn’t free but you do receive discounted rates across all our facilities including the fitness suite (including a half price induction), swimming, and all Active Wellbeing classes.


Exercise on prescription buddy scheme

Having a friend to share your exercise on prescription experience with can make all the difference. Commitment, encouragement and some healthy competition make exercising more fun for everyone.

If you have received exercise on prescription, you can nominate a friend or relative as your buddy, who will also benefit from exercise on prescription discounts.


How does exercise on prescription work?

For more information, please ask at reception or call 01308 427464 (option 1) or e-mail us at info@bridportleisure.com

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BACIT Studio: our light, air-conditioned dance studio has a fully-sprung floor and mirrors, making it ideal for private group sessions. It can also be used for meetings, conferences and small gatherings.

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Studio 2: this intimate space has a fully sprung floor and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, making it ideal for private group sessions, small meetings and gatherings.

Studio 2 at Bridport Leisure Centre

Please complete the enquiry form or to discuss your requirements please contact Kelly Heath, Bookings Administrator on 01308 427464.

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Sports hall: this large, well-lit space is ideal for private group training sessions, lessons, and birthday parties. We can help with music and equipment.

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Please complete the enquiry form or to discuss your requirements please contact Kelly Heath, Bookings Administrator on 01308 427464.

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Ideal for conferences, meetings, parties and functions. We can provide a fully-staffed bar and provide equipment such as projectors, flip charts, tables, and chairs etc. Please complete the enquiry form or to discuss your requirements please contact Kelly, Bookings Administrator on 01308 427464.
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Have the pool to yourself with a private booking!

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Please complete the enquiry form or to discuss your requirements please contact Kelly Heath, Bookings Administrator on 01308 427464.

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

Junior squash is currently suspended until further notice. We are actively working to reintroduce all activities and classes here at the Bridport Leisure Centre in a phased process. (This message was last revised 08/02/2022).


Junior Squash

At Bridport junior squash club, children learn to master the basics before developing more advanced skills such as tactics, techniques and rules of the game. 

Squash is a fun and fast-paced, indoor racket activity that combines fitness with mental agility.

Session times:

Thursday:  5pm – 6pm 

Prices and booking:

Junior squash club runs for 50 weeks of the year with a 2-week break over Christmas. Fees are payable by direct debit at £20 per month.

Junior Squash Club £20 per month (Direct Debit)

For more information or to book a course, please call 01308 427464.

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Trampolining

Trampolining lessons at Bridport Leisure Centre are part of our Rebound Gymnastics Club. Under the guidance of our qualified staff, we offer trampoline lessons for children aged 5 to 15 years of age.

Following the British Gymnastics Trampoline Award Scheme, we coach children of all abilities, covering everything from the basic trampoline skills, to advanced technical moves and routines.

Classes take place in the main hall and are structured into three different groups based on ability: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Age: 5 – 15 yrs

Session times:

Tuesdays: 4:30pm – 6:30pm*

Thursdays: 4:30pm – 6:30pm*

Saturdays: 9:30am to 10:30am, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, 

*sessions are at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:30pm depending on child’s level and ability

All courses run for 50 weeks of the year with a 2-week break over Christmas. Fees are payable by direct debit at £20 per month.

Trampolining £25 per month (Direct Debit)

When enquiring about any Children’s Course you will be asked to fill out an enquiry form. This will then be passed onto the Activity Programme Manager who will be in contact to discuss class options with you. Once the class is chosen you just need to set up payment and you’re ready to go!

On the day:
• Free parking is available in our car park. At busy times please also use the top & far car parks.
• Please arrive in time for your child to change and be ready for the start of the class
• All long hair must be tied up, out of the way.
• Socks must be worn for all Trampolining lessons.
• Please wear a well fitting T-shirt or long sleeved top, no vest tops please.
• Jogging bottoms preferred, no belts/zips/buttons. No Jeans or combat trousers to be worn.
• Please remember to bring a water bottle, this can be refilled at reception as required. Squash is fine but energy drinks and fizzy drinks are not appropriate.
• Please ensure all children have been to the toilet before their lesson starts.
• Please supervise your children until their lesson starts.
• Parents are welcome to spectate upstairs in the café area next to the pool.

Missing a lesson:
Our lessons run for 50 weeks of the year including throughout all school holidays. We have a 2 week break over Christmas
which you will be notified of in advance. If for any reason you are unable to attend a lesson please phone and leave a message
on 01308 427464.

Cool off Fitness Suite Session:
Fancy burning a few calories whilst your child is enjoying their lesson? Parents are entitled to HALF PRICE Fitness
Suite entry whilst their child is attending their activity. Just ask at reception or phone 01308 427464 to pre book.

Free Swimming:
All children’s courses members are entitled to FREE evening & weekend swimming. Booking is required as
spaces are limited and accompanying family members will still need to pay their usual entry fee.


For more information or to book a course, please complete the enquiry form and our membership team will be in touch. Alternatively, please ask reception or call 01308 427464.

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Our modern sports facilities at Bridport Leisure Centre ensure you’ll have a great game. Our squash courts are available for 45 minutes. Qualified leisure centre staff are always on hand to provide advice and support for your match or game. And we have links to many of Bridport’s excellent sports clubs for those who want to take their game to the next level.

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Advanced Bookings – we will update the advanced booking rules for all returning activities to the following:

All-Inclusive, Price 4 Life Upgrade 8 Days in Advance from 6.00am
Price 4 Life, Gym Extra, Multi-Activity  7 Days in Advance from 6.00am
Swim Only, Swim & Aqua, Price 4 Life Swim*  7 Days in Advance from 6.00am
Exercise Referral        6 Days in Advance from 6.00am
All Pay as You Go Members    6 Days in Advance from 6.00am

*8 Days in advance for Swim and Aqua activities (S&A) / 8 Days in advance for Swimming (P4LS/SO)


No Shows and Late Cancellations:

If you are unable to attend a class please make sure you let us know either by calling reception or cancelling online. If you do not attend a class you have booked or cancel your space within 4 hours of the start time, a charge of £5.00 will be applied to your account. Please be aware that the charges are there to encourage a more effective system. If a charge is applied to your account for any of the reasons above, you will need to pay the charge before any further bookings can be made. Charges can be paid via the online booking portal or at reception.


Class waiting list:

What’s going to happen?

How do I manage my booking?

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Fitness Class Timetable

Monday 27th July – ongoing (Phase One)

Fitness Class Times

 


 

 


Pay-as-you-go fitness class prices

45 min     60 min  90 min
Adult non-member £5.90  £6.40  £8.00
Adult non-member concessionary* £4.40  £4.80 £6.00
Young person (16-24) £3.85  £4.20 £5.20

*Available to those of retirement age or receiving certain means-tested benefits. Proof of eligibility is required.


Fitness class descriptions


Small-Group Training Classes on the Gym Floor

Open to members and non-members.

Small-Group Training classes are the perfect happy medium between personal training and a fitness class – with extra emphasis on specific training goals. The maximum group size of 5 people per session ensures you get exactly what you need out of your session, with focused attention from your expert fitness instructor.

Choose from:


PADDLE-BOARD FITNESS CLASS with BAY PADDLE BOARDING

Pay-As-You-Go classes

Saturdays in our Main Pool, 10:30am – 11:30am.

A unique, dynamic and fun workout on the water using a combination of fitness moves all on a paddle-board!  An energetic and different way to increase fitness, core strength and balance.

Limited to 10 places.

Please book in advance to guarantee your space – call 01308 427464 or book at reception

PAYG price (booking required)
Adult member – All-inclusive £7
Adult member – Multi-activity £8
Adult member – Swim and aqua £8
Adult member – Swim only £8
Adult non-member  £9

 


* Please note due to occasional NHS Blood Donor Sessions in the Sports Hall, the Walking Netball* class will be relocated to the BACIT Studio and a replacement HIIT** class will be provided in the Pavilion or BACIT Studio.

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We have a 25-metre, six-lane main pool and 12-metre teaching pool. Both are edged by floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the space with natural light and countryside views

Swimming Pool Timetable; CLICK HERE


Read about how COVID-19 may impact your swimming session here.

Whether you want to train hard, cool off after a fitness class or just enjoy a family swim, our pool offers great swimming in Bridport for all ages and abilities.  Our 25-metre, six-lane main pool and 12-metre teaching pool are edged by floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the space with natural light and countryside views. Both pools are supervised by NLPQ qualified lifeguards at all times, providing a safe and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.



Aqua class descriptions

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

With effect from Monday 23 March 2020 ALL Children’s Activities will be suspended until further notice.  This includes:

The team here at Bridport Leisure Centre thank you for your continued support during this time.


Bridport Swim School swimmers who can confidently swim 25 metres or more are welcome to join our thriving water polo teams.

Water polo is a fast-paced and exhilarating water sport for children and adults at Bridport Leisure Centre. Under the expert guidance of our coaches, this fun team game develops water confidence, builds fitness and teaches new skills.

Call 01308 427464 for more information.


Water polo training times:

Mondays: 11 to 16 yrs. 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Mondays: 16 yrs plus. 8.30pm – 9.30pm (Barracudas)

Thursdays: 6 yrs plus. 4pm – 5pm


For more information please ask reception, call 01308 427464 or contact us.

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

With effect from Monday 23 March 2020 Bridport Swim School will be suspended until further notice. 

The team here at Bridport Leisure Centre thank you for your continued support during this time.


Adult Swimming Lessons

Our swimming lessons for adults in Bridport introduce new swimmers to the water and overtime work on stroke technique and stamina.

Adult swimming lessons are delivered in small groups according to ability and take place on Thursdays from 10am until 11am.

Contact reception or call 01308 427464 for more information.


Adult Fitness Swimming (Swimfit):

Adult fitness swimming sessions take place on Tuesdays from 7.30pm – 8.30pm and Thursdays 6pm – 7pm. These are coach-led sessions, designed for the serious swimmer who wants to improve their stamina and stroke technique. Not suitable for beginners.

Cards ranging from 10 to 120 lengths are available from the poolside board. The cards offer goals and ways to work on technique during your swim sessions. You chart your progress as you get fitter, faster and stronger.

You can also log your sessions on the Swimfit website, set new challenges and watch demonstrations to help improve your stroke.


Pay-as-you-go adult fitness swimming prices

 60 min  90 min
Adult non-member  £6.40 £8.00
Adult non-member concessionary*  £4.80 £6.00
Young person (16-24)  £4.20 £5.20

*Applicable to those aged 60 or over, receiving certain benefits or in full-time education.
Proof of eligibility is required.

Contact reception or call 01308 427464 for more information.


Private swimming lessons

If you’re looking for private swimming lessons in Bridport, the leisure centre has fully qualified instructors who can help you with all aspects of swimming, from learning the basics to improving technique.

We offer one-to-one and two-to-one lessons, for those who want to come with a friend or partner. Book on an individual basis or as a block.

Private swimming lesson prices (30 minutes)

1:1 private lesson £17.50
1:1 private lessons (Block of 5) £87.50
2:1 private lesson £27.00
2:1 private lessons (Block of 5) £135.00

10% Disability Living Allowance ( DLA ) available.


Contact reception or call 01308 427464 for more information.

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Want to make sure you’re getting the most from your time in the fitness suite? Whether fine-tuning your current programme, changing goals, or just a top-up on technique – it’s always a good idea to check in with our expert instructors for an assessment. Simply book in at reception. 

2019 Prices and booking

Adult members FREE
Adult non-member: £7.15
Adult non-member concession*: £5.35
Young person: £4.65

You can book in person or over the phone on 01308 427464.


NEW: boditrax

Want to know how your body is composed? How much fat? How much muscle? Our new boditrax hardware can tell you everything you need to know. A simple 30 second body scan in the fitness suite can give detailed information on your metabolic rate, hydration levels, fat percentage and body weight. Explore boditrax technologies or log in to view your existing account.

Your first scan is free, further scans cost £2.50. Book via reception on 01308 427464. 

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Looking for school holiday activities at Bridport Leisure Centre? Every holiday you’ll find a full and varied selection of things for kids to do at Bridport Leisure Centre. Our school holiday activities aren’t just about keeping them entertained, they’re designed to engage minds, encourage physical development, and foster an early appetite for an active lifestyle. From street dance and stand-up paddleboarding sessions to squash and trampolining, there’s something to inspire them every holiday.


COVID-19 UPDATE:

With effect from Monday 23 March 2020 ALL Children’s Activities will be suspended until further notice.  This includes:

The team here at Bridport Leisure Centre thank you for your continued support during this time.

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Volleyball and Basketball at Bridport Leisure Centre combine a fast-paced cardio workout with stamina, toning and lots of fun. As well as being sociable team sports, both activities develop hand-eye coordination and strengthen bones and joints.
Volleyball or Basketball courts at Bridport Leisure Centre are set up in the main sports hall.

What to wear: please wear light-soled trainers and and light, breathable sportswear. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated during your session.

2019 Prices and booking

Volleyball or Basketball (1/2) Hall £21

Bookings can be made seven days in advance, please call us on 01308 427464. Balls and other equipment are available for hire from reception for a small charge and a deposit.

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Play table tennis at Bridport Leisure Centre and you’ll discover a quick and exciting sport that fuses coordination, balance, reaction and explosive energy. It’s also fun, sociable and easy for beginners of all ages to pick up.

Table tennis tables are set up in the main sports hall or squash courts. Table tennis bats and balls are available for hire.

What to wear: non-marking, comfortable footwear and light, breathable sportswear. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

2019 Prices and booking

Table Tennis Mon-Fri £10.50
Sat – Sun £5.25

Bookings can be made seven days in advance, please call us on 01308 427464. Equipment is available for hire from reception for a small charge and a deposit.

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Five-a-side football at Bridport Leisure Centre provides a full cardio workout in a fun and sociable format. The fast pace and competitive edge build stamina, strength and agility, while teamwork and plenty of laughs make it a life-affirming way to bust stress and stay active.

Our indoor five-a-side football pitch is the main sports hall. Centre staff set up the pitch, including goals. Players must provide their own football and team bibs.

What to wear: please wear suitable footwear such as astroturf football trainers. Studs or blades are not permitted. Please also bring shin pads, goalkeeper gloves, coloured bibs, and a football. All players should bring water to keep hydrated during the session.

2019 Prices and booking

Five-a-side Football (Whole Hall/55 minutes)  £42.00

Bookings can be made seven days in advance. Please call us 01308 427464. Some equipment is available for hire from reception for a small charge and a deposit.

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Short tennis is a specially adapted version of tennis that’s great for children and beginners of all ages. With shorter courts and a softer ball, it lets players develop at their own pace. As they progress and gain confidence, the court and racket size can increase, making the game faster.

What to wear: light, breathable clothing will help you stay cool and ensure maximum flexibility. Please wear suitable footwear with non-marking soles. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated during your session.

2019 Prices and booking

Short tennis (55 minutes) Mon-Fri  £10.50
Sat – Sun  £5.25

Bookings can be made seven days in advance. Please call us on 01308 427464. Rackets and short-tennis balls are available for hire from reception for a small charge and a deposit.

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Squash and racketball at Bridport Leisure Centre are fast-paced, indoor racket activities that combine a challenging cardio workout with a sociable game. The squash courts at Bridport Leisure Centre are available for competitive and league play through Bridport’s vibrant squash and racketball club, or for private matches with friends.

New to squash? Ask at reception for information about squash lessons in Bridport from Bridport Squash and Racketball Club, or find their details in our external club’s page.


What to wear: Please wear non-marking court trainers and light, breathable sportswear. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Prices and booking:

Price Per Player
Adult £5.50
Adult Concession* £5.00
Young Person* £4.50
Junior £4.00

Squash courts at Bridport Leisure Centre can be booked by Non-Members six days in advance. Please call 01308 427464.

Hire squash rackets and balls from reception for a small charge and a deposit.

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Fast-paced and fun, Badminton is great for developing agility, coordination and strength. It can be played in single or double matches.

Badminton at Bridport Leisure Centre is played on one of our four courts in the light and airy main sports hall.  Centre staff will set up the court, and equipment including shuttlecocks and rackets are available to hire from reception.

What to wear: comfortable, light-soled trainers, and light sportswear will maximise flexibility and ensure you stay cool. Bring plenty of water to keep you hydrated during your session.

£11 for an hour

Courts can be booked seven days in advance, please call on 01308 427464. Equipment is available for hire from reception for a small charge and a deposit.

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Are you training for something special, want to work on a specific problem or have you simply hit a plateau? Personal training is a brilliant way to bust out of a slump and push your fitness to the next level.

Working with our friendly team, you’ll develop a training programme that’s tailored to fit your needs and lifestyle. Our state-of-the-art facilities are at your disposal, with your training boosted by the motivation and support of your personal trainer.

Regular assessments, feedback and advice on everything from nutrition to technique ensure you get maximum results from your workouts.


Key benefits:


2020 Prices 

Member*: 60-minute one-to-one session: £30.00
Concession/Young Person: 60-minute one-to-one session: £32.50
Non-member: 60-minute one-to-one session: £35.00
Member*: Kick-start personal training package (5 x 60-minute sessions): £130.00
Concession/Young Person: personal training package (5 x 60-minute sessions): £145.00
Non-member: Kick-start personal training package (5 x 60-minute sessions): £160.00

* All-Inclusive / Multi-Activity / Price4Life / Price4Life Upgraded Memberships only


What to wear: light, breathable clothing or sportswear, along with comfortable trainers, for stability and support. Bring plenty of water to keep hydrated, and a small towel for staying dry. Lockers take £1 coins.


Enquire about Personal Training here:

Personal Training

    Please see our Personal Trainer profiles below and tick who you would like to book Personal Training with:

 

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Adults

Adult gym inductions at Bridport Leisure Centre are a thorough, three-stage process, ensuring you’re confident and ready to go when you start using the fitness suite.

Stages 1 and 2: Health assessment, wellness key demo, cardiovascular and resistance equipment familiarisation. 60 minutes per session.

Stage 3: Learn about your personal goals and design a programme to help you reach them quickly and effectively. One-to-one session, 30 minutes.


Juniors (10-15 years)

Junior inductions introduce children to the cardiovascular, abdominal, and other non-weight bearing equipment. 60 minutes.


What to wear: light, breathable clothing or sportswear, along with comfortable trainers, for stability and support. Bring plenty of water to keep hydrated, and a small towel for staying dry. You’ll also need a wellness key (can be purchased or hired from reception) and £1 for the lockers, if you want to rent one.


Induction Prices

Adult £30.00
Adult non member concession* £22.50
Junior £10.00
Induction upgrade (16 years) £10.00
Young person Induction £19.50

*Available to those of retirement age or receiving certain means-tested benefits. Proof of eligibility is required.


Booking an induction

You can book in person or over the phone on 01308 427464.

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Teaching your child to swim encourages an active lifestyle and builds a strong foundation for good health. Swimming enhances strength and flexibility, and it helps keep lungs and hearts healthy. It also promotes self-esteem and confidence, as children progress, make friends and have fun in a new environment.

Bridport Swim School provides swimming lessons for children in Bridport. It runs throughout the year from Mondays to Saturdays (with a 2-week break at Christmas). Lessons are delivered by our team of qualified, expert swim instructors.

We follow the award-winning SWIM ENGLAND National Plan for teaching swimming. This well-structured and progressive scheme is constantly reviewed in line with good practise guidelines and feedback, encouraging continuous learning and a love of swimming. In addition, Bridport Swim School students (under 16) benefit from FREE swimming on weekends and school holidays.


Swim School Stages 1 – 7

The Learn to Swim Framework is is the most widely known nationwide, and is the backbone of swimming lessons for primary school-aged children.  It aims to develop confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment, and Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 are at the heart of the Bridport Swim School.

In small classes of no larger than 10:1, the qualified swim instructors guide children through criteria aimed to improve their confidence and technique, whilst having fun with friends.

Children can join the swim school at any age or stage; our instructors will assess their ability and place them in the stage they are best suited to.

Each of the seven stages of the Learn to Swim Framework has a clear set of targets for the pupil to meet, with various awards given as they progress through the levels.


ROOKIE LIFEGUARD COURSE

If you are looking for a programme to get your children more confident in and around water, look no further than the #BeaRookieLifeguard Programme.

The Royal Life Saving Society’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you.
With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy the water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.

As your child progresses through the programme they will achieve many awards from Bronze stage 1 through to Gold stage 3. As they work through the stages, the criteria will get tougher, so they will increase their knowledge and perform more skills. Certificates are awarded at each stage.

The awards teach Rookies:
• Survival and self- rescue
• Simulated emergency response
• Sport and fitness

Each child will receive a logbook to log their progress through each stage.
The course runs for 50 weeks of the year with a 2-week break over Christmas.
Fees are payable by direct debit at £25 per month.

The Rookie Lifeguard programme is for children aged 7 to 14 years.
There is a maximum of 12 children per class.
Visit https://www.rlss.org.uk/rookie-lifeguard for more information. Call the membership team on (01308) 426900 to sign up.


Swim School Stage 8 – 10

The Aquatic Skills Framework (Learn to Swim Stages 8-10) are about building sport-specific skills to encourage a focus on aquatic sports.

At these levels, swimmers are encouraged to build sport-specific skills. Competitive swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and rookie lifeguard training are all available.

Swim England further information


Bridport Swim School offers an easy and affordable payment scheme by monthly direct debit. Swimmers (under 16) also benefit from free swimming at weekends and during school holidays.

All courses run for 50 weeks of the year with a 2-week break over Christmas. Fees are payable by direct debit at £25 per month.

Bridport Swim School £25 per month (Direct Debit)

For all Bridport Swim School enquiries please fill in the form below and our membership team will contact you. Alternatively please contact reception on 01308 427464.


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Private swimming lessons

If you’re looking for private swimming lessons in Bridport, the leisure centre has fully qualified instructors who can help children with all aspects of swimming, from learning the basics to improving technique.

We offer one-to-one and two-to-one lessons, for those who want to come with a friend.  Book on an individual basis or as a block. Contact reception or call 01308 427464 for more information.

Private swimming lesson prices (30 minutes)

1:1 private lesson £16.00
1:1 private lessons (block of 5) £72.50
2:1 private lesson £24.00
2:1 private lessons (block of 5) £105.00

Learning to swim

Swimming is an essential life-saving skill. Drowning remains one of the most common causes of accidental death for children in the UK – teaching them to swim could one day save their life.

Children can start to learn to swim from an early age.  If you’re thinking of teaching your child to swim but don’t know where to start, here are some tips for making the transition to the pool go smoothly:

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There’s a wide choice of fitness classes at Bridport Leisure Centre. Our busy timetable features the very latest in contemporary classes such as pole, cardio dance and STOTT Pilates, alongside classic fitness favourites such as step aerobics and boxercise. Most classes are set to music, making them a fun and sociable way to get active.

All classes are led by our qualified instructors and take place in our specially-designed, air-conditioned studios. The timetable runs from 7am through to 9.15pm, seven days a week, so there’s always a class time to suit you.

Fitness classes must be booked in advance, non-members must also pay when they book. Call us on 01308 427464.

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Bridport Leisure Centre is a vibrant and diverse hub for a number of local sports clubs and teams. The Centre also offers great facilities for many popular sports activities. From rugby and swimming to real tennis and racketball, you’ll find a huge range of sociable and challenging sports and games to try.

 

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Our Children’s Parties at Bridport Leisure Centre are always energetic and full of fun. We are currently offering the following Birthday Parties; Bouncy Castle and Soft Play, we will update this page as and when we are able to add to our offering.

Please complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.


Bouncy Castle Party [90 minutes]: includes the use of our Jungle Themed Bouncy Castle, Soft Play (upon request) and Diddie Cars (upon request):

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Soft Play Party [90 minutes]: includes the use of our Soft Play and Diddie Cars (upon request):

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Birthday Party – General Terms and Conditions


Bouncy Castle Rules

For more information please ask reception or call 01308 427464.


Booking: please fill in our online form and we will call you to confirm your booking and take payment. 

Children's Birthday Party Enquiry Form

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    Max number for Bouncy Castle Party and Soft Play Party: 20 children
  • Bouncy Castle Party: Age 2-10 Years, Maximum: 20 Children, Price: £80.00 Soft Play Party: Age 2-10 Years, Maximum: 20 Children, Price: £65.00

 

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Our large fully sprung sports hall can be booked for 55 minute sessions and is the ideal location for a number of different team sports including:

We also have three courts available to book for 45 minute sessions of Squash or Racketball. Whether you need to blow off some steam with a social game, or play competitively in a league, both high energy, fast paced activities provide an excellent cardiovascular workout whilst improving muscle strength and stamina.

We have qualified coaches available to suit all levels, from those new to the game or a well established player. Ask in the centre for more details.

Booking:

Bookings can be made seven days in advance, simply give us a call on 01308 427464. Equipment is available for hire from Reception for a small charge and a deposit.

OFFER:

Half Price Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis and Short Tennis EVERY Saturday and Sunday!

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Lose weight, gain strength and improve wellbeing in our state-of-the-art fitness suite and gym in Bridport.

With panoramic views over Bridport’s Brewery Fields, our well-equipped fitness suite offers a varied experience that you can shape around your personal goals. We have a large selection of leading-edge Technogym equipment, such as our cross-trainers, alongside classic gym training, including free weights and mats.

Our expert instructors are always on hand to guide and help find a routine that suits your needs. Your personalised digital wellness key stores all your fitness goals and progress information. There’s also plenty of equipment and choice for those with disabilities, with our qualified team here to support you all the way.


The fitness suite is open to all adults and children over 10 years old. Everyone needs to have an induction before they start. To find out more and book your induction click here.