New gym at John Charles Centre for Sport

At Active Leeds we are passionate about getting people moving more and being active in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment. Our vision is for Leeds to be the best city to be active in and we want to help the people of Leeds #KeepMoving throughout 2022 and beyond.

We are delighted to announce our brand-new refurbished gym at South Leeds Stadium, part of the John Charles Centre For Sport has opened. The new gym includes:

  • New layout
  • New decoration throughout
  • Improved branding and flooring
  • Brand new upgraded Technogym equipment
  • Sled track/functional area
  • Skill X Classes

SkillX is a brand new group exercise concept coming to John Charles Centre for Sport this summer!

SkillX classes utilises three pieces of cardio equipment and a complete set of functional training accessories – but don’t worry, our trainers will be on hand to coach you every step of the way.

All of the workouts are designed to supercharge your Power, Agility, Speed and Stamina. Plus, you can measure your results with our heart rate monitor integration.

John Charles Centre for Sport is situated on Middleton Grove, a short distance from Dewsbury Road. The new gym has the latest technology to keep track of your workouts and progress. Come and experience this stunning, open, and friendly space for yourself, it’s the perfect environment to start or get back in to getting active. We also have a dedicated free weights area. We offer an optional free body composition analysis and personal fitness programmes to our members. Whether you are new to the gym or experienced, you will receive all the support you need, from our friendly passionate staff. John Charles is a family friendly facility with plenty of activities available for all ages, including juniors and families.

If you would like to find out more information about the new gym, or would be interested in booking a tour please visit: New Gym at John Charles – Leisure Offers from Active Leeds ( and register your interest.

As well as the new gym John Charles has so many fantastic facilities such as: a 50m swimming pool, court & pitch hire, group exercise classes, running track, indoor bowls, tennis centre and hospitality and events spaces available to book for all occasions. Whatever your health and wellbeing goals may be, John Charles Centre for Sport has something for everyone. We also provide swimming and diving lessons and junior coached activities.

If you would like to come down to have a look at our new gym or the centre itself, please give us a call on: (0113) 378 8000 or email and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as they can. A membership with Active Leeds is available from just £24.95 a month.

Having a membership with Active Leeds includes:

  • Gym, Swim, Fitness Classes and Squash across our 16 facilities in Leeds.
  • One on one wellness programmes
  • Health assessments
  • 6 week programme reviews
  • Tanita (Body composition analysis) to track progress
  • Virtual and On Demand classes
  • Over 400 fitness classes city wide
  • Free parking

Is it time to #LoveYourself and let us support you on your Health and Wellbeing journey?


This post is based on a press release from Active Leeds