There is a gym at every Center Parcs village in the UK. So, if you depend on your fitness routine, you can maintain it while at Center Parcs.
However, the gym at Center Parcs leaves a lot to be desired. It’s a small, uninspiring room with limited equipment and little atmosphere. Most importantly, there are no free weights at the Center Parcs gym. Instead, the gym is primarily cardiovascular equipment.
For this reason, I prefer to exercise outside the gym when I visit Center Parcs. The cost isn’t worth it when so many fantastic alternatives exist. Running or cycling around the Center Parcs village is a great way to get in some cardio.
Alternatively, consider exercising with some of the best activities at Center Parcs. Rock climbing, badminton, squash and tennis are great options.
That said, if you would still like to visit the gym at Center Parcs, here’s the essential information you need to know.
How Much Does the Gym at Center Parcs Cost?
A 90-minute gym session at Center Parcs costs £15 (as of October 2023).
If you have booked a 7-night stay at Center Parcs, you can also book a week’s pass to the gym for a slight discount. Sorry, I don’t know the discount or cost as we typically visit Center Parcs Monday to Friday. If you know the cost, please leave it in the comments.
How to Book the Gym at Center Parcs
Like all activities at Center Parcs, you must book access to the Center Parcs gym. You can book activities at Center Parcs either online in advance, over the phone or in person.
While many activities at Center Parcs can sell out in advance, it’s rare to find that you can’t book the gym. However, booking early is a good idea if you want to visit the gym at peak times (between 8am and 9am and 4pm and 9pm).
If you book the gym pass at Center Parcs and decide to cancel or move it to a different time or date, you can do this online, over the phone or in person. There’s no limit on how late you can cancel Center Parcs activities as long as the activity has yet to start.
What Equipment Does the Gym Have at Center Parcs?
The Center Parcs gym fitness equipment includes:
- Rowing Machine
- Functional Trainer
- Chest Press
- Leg Curl Machine
However, no free weights, weight benches or lifting areas exist at any Center Parcs gym.
You’ll also find several lockers, a shower, and a changing room at the gym entrance.
The gym at Center Parcs is an independent activity. However, a staff member may occasionally come in to check on the machines and wipe them down.
Where Is the Gym at Center Parcs
The gym at Center Parcs is located inside the Sports Plaza. However, before you go to the gym, you must obtain a code for the door from the Sports Plaza booking desk team.