Our leisure centres are open! We've made lots of changes to limit user numbers, keep everywhere clean and keep everyone safe in our gyms, classes and pools. Everything you need to know before you bisit is available on our re-opening information page. Find out more.


The DNA gyms have a good mix of equipment to help you get the most from your workout. Equipment includes cardio and resistance machines, functional training areas and free-weight equipment including lifting platforms and plate loaded equipment.

Available below are some short videos demonstrating how to use the equipment in a safe manner and also some etiquette guidelines for using the gym.

If you are unfamiliar with any equipment or type of exercise then please ask for advice form a member of the fitness team.

Cardio Machines




Rowing Machine




Weight Machines

Hip Abductor

Hip Adductor

Dip Chin Assist

Chest Press

Lat Pull-Down

Leg Press

Lower Back Extension

Seated Leg Curl

Seated Row

Shoulder Press


Gym User Etiquette

Please respect the gym rules and the needs of your fellow gym users

1 For safety reasons, outdoor coats and bags are not permitted onto the gym floor. Gedling Borough Council accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property.

2 Correct attire must be worn when exercising i.e. suitable comfortable exercise clothing and appropriate footwear

3 Replace all equipment after use into the correct storage area

4 Wipe down equipment after use with a sweat towel or the paper towels provided

5 Members are not permitted to carry out their own personal training business with other members

6 During peak times ensure you complete your exercise promptly to allow other members to use the equipment

7 All equipment must be used in the correct and appropriate manner. If you are unsure as to how to use any piece of equipment you must seek advice from a member of the fitness team

8 Ensure fire exits are kept clear and free from equipment at all times

9 Report any equipment defects immediately to a member of staff. Do not attempt to rectify any issues yourself

10 Do not behave in an aggressive, abusive, intimidating, anti-social or threatening manner or in a way that might cause distress to staff or members

11 You are responsible for your own physical condition; you must inform an instructor if you feel faint or unwell whilst exercising or have any medical conditions that the team need to be aware of