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Carlton Forum gym

Whether you’re a beginner simply wanting improve your health and wellbeing, or you want to push yourself with new training challenges, Carlton Forum gym has a huge range of fitness equipment to suit everybody.

We have modern and multi-functional equipment and workout areas to efficiently utilise the space available. You can also enjoy the air conditioning in the gym and fitness studios.

Our friendly staff will be happy to help if you need guidance with any of our fitness equipment.

Please note: Bags are not permitted onto the gym floor and customers are required to wear suitable and clean gym wear and trainers when using the fitness suite. 

Acces the gym and D.O.S.E. Studio with our app

With the Gedling Leisure app, you can scan or tap your phone at the entrance to the gym and D.O.S.E Studio with a paid gym session or membership. Click the 'gym' button on Carlton Forum's homepage on the app and then select 'scan/tap for the gym'. 

To enable the option to tap your phone, you must switch on the NFC function, which can be found in your phone settings.

You must be logged into your Gedling Leisure account on the app to use this function. You can login, or create an online account, by clicking the 'my bookings' button on the app homepage.


Take a look below at some of our gym equipment.

Cardiovascular equipment

Upstairs to the right when you enter the gym, you’ll find rowing machines, recumbent and upright cycles, treadmills, stairmasters and elliptical cross trainers, with digital TV, internet browsing and social media connectivity features.

Carlton Forum Cardio gym bikesCarlton Forum gym cardio treadmills


On the main gym floor, you will also find cardio equipment such as an upper body ergometer, a Watt Bike, a self-powered curved treadmill and much more.

Functional training rig

Challenge yourself and your friends on the training rig with monkey bars, battle ropes, punch bag and TireFlip equipment.

Free-weight training area and plate loaded machines

Suitable for a range of abilities, there’s something for everybody when you’re looking to improve your strength and tone the body with our free-weight area and plate loaded machines.

Carlton Forum main gym weightsCarlton Forum gym weights area


We also have an Olympic lifting platform with a huge range of Olympic bumper plates.

Whether it’s arms, chest or leg day, you’ll find a large range of machines and weights in our gym to choose from.

Multi-use training racks

You can use the multi-use training racks to perform different exercises including squat, bench press and pull ups.

Plus, there’s more!

Have a go with the Kinesis machine on the main gym floor for full freedom of movement, with resistance cables allowing you to engage more muscle groups.

Carlton Forum Kinetics machine 



Our Boditrax machines measure your body’s composition, giving you an idea of your muscle, water, fat, metabolic rate, hydration levels and more. This enables you to tailor your exercise plan to focus on the areas that are important to you. You can then track your progress online using your own private account.

The D.O.S.E. Studio 

The name (D.O.S.E Studio) refers to the four ‘feel-good’ chemicals released in your brain when exercising: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins which have many physical and mental health benefits!

This fitness studio has a range of equipment, such as rowers, ski ergs, a punch bag and kettle bells, to name just a few! You will also find more space for your warm-up stretches before exercising, plus it features MyZone technology linked with the TV screen.

This project was part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Carlton Forum DOSE Studio fullCarlton Forum DOSE Studio MyZone tv screen


Exercise studio and activity room

At Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, we have an exercise studio where the many exercise classes we offer take place, such as Zumba and Bums and Tums, as well as our specialist sessions including Heartbeats.

Our activity room is kitted out with Keiser indoor bikes, which have the latest innovative design and magnetic resistance. Find an exercise class that suits you.

Carlton Forum gym activity room cycle bikes

Both of these rooms can also be used for the virtual fitness classes. Find out more about our virtual fitness classes.

Personal trainers

Whether you’re wanting support with lean muscle building, strengthening training or nutrition and weight management, a personal trainer could be just what you need. With YOUR Personal Training, you can book a qualified personal trainer to help you stay motivated and on track to stay fit and healthy. Find out more.

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