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Modern gym facilities designed to provide everyone, from the complete beginner to the more experienced athlete with the ultimate workout.

Our gyms have been supplied and fitted with a fantastic range of  Technogym cardiovascular and resistance equipment that will help you to improve aerobic fitness, muscle tone and strength effectively.  

Each piece provides you with training adapted to your personal requirements and some equipment is fitted with individual television screens for your enjoyment while exercising. 

Gym opening times

Crystal Leisure Centre

Monday to Friday: 7.15am to 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am to 4.00pm

Please note: Junior members aged 12 years and over can access the gym from opening to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

From 5.30pm onwards (Monday to Thursday) juniors can only access the gym with parent/carer supervision. The parent/carer must be a gym user and have received a gym induction at one of our facilities. 

Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre (opening Monday 24 January)

Monday to Friday: 6.30am - 9.45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7.00am - 5.45pm

Please note: Junior members aged 12 years and over can access the gym from opening to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

From 5.30pm onwards (Monday to Thursday) juniors can only access the gym with parent/carer supervision. The parent/carer must be a gym user and have received a gym induction at one of our facilities. 

Halesowen Leisure Centre

Monday to Friday: 6.30am - 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7.00am - 5.15pm

Please note: Junior members aged 12 years and over can access the gym from opening to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

From 5.30pm onwards (Monday to Thursday) juniors can only access the gym with parent/carer supervision. The parent/carer must be a gym user and have received a gym induction at one of our facilities. 

How to join

To join the gym facilities at Crystal, Duncan Edwards or Halesowen Leisure Centre you will require a gym induction. This can be booked by calling the gyms direct or by popping in to one of our centres. When booking your gym induction you will be asked a series of medical questions regarding your health (Par-Q -medical clearance form). To book an induction just call one of our centres:

Crystal Leisure Centre - 01384 812912
Halesowen Leisure Centre  - 01384 812934
Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre - 01384 812819
Reception No. - 01384 812800

Pre-consultation & initial induction

To ensure that your time at our Gym is as safe and enjoyable as possible it is compulsory for you to complete an initial induction.

The induction process involves a series of medical checks, including taking your blood pressure. If your blood pressure reading is not within the recommended guidelines, you may be required to seek further medical advice from a GP/ Health Practitioner prior to accessing the gym.

During your induction our fitness staff will also explain correct exercise technique, can devise an appropriate training routine and answer any  questions you may have.

A gym instructor will explain the payment and membership options available and will help you fill out your membership forms. A photograph will be taken and the staff will help sort out any payments/direct debits. This process can take up to 90 minutes. Once you have completed your induction you will be able to use the gym facilities.

Personal programme

Your programme will be set for you by an instructor after a short lifestyle/goals discussion where you explain what you want to achieve. All levels set on your induction are recorded and used for your programme.

This session lasts for about one and a half hours. Your programme is then reviewed every six weeks through the goal reviewing programme.

Conditions of use

  • All users must purchase a data key to be able to use the Wellness System. Data Keys are available from reception
  • An induction fee applies, however this fee is waivered when joining as an Lifestyle member
  • Your membership number will be required when making a booking
  • All users must be 12 years* or over to access the gym facilities

*Restrictions apply.

Get the most from your workout

We pride ourselves on the fact that we have a great team of gym staff, who are enthusiastic, motivational and enjoy helping you achieve your goals. Remember they are always on hand and willing to give you advice, or answer any queries you may have about our gym or fitness in general.

Ongoing support

We appreciate that the first step to improving your fitness can often be the hardest, but maintaining that initial enthusiasm can be difficult, so we offer regular reviews including programme re-evaluation and electronic reports of your progress and improvement.

Individual exercise programmes just for you

The 'Wellness System' allows our gym staff to design an individual exercise programme just for you! On entering the gym, your key should be inserted into the Wellness Expert. This will allow you to review your workout plans, check for messages and update workout information. If you wish, you can view brief instructive videos demonstrating exercise equipment, proper stretching techniques and floor exercises.

Key system and facilities

An individual data key programmed by one of our qualified members of staff provides you with your optimum workload and resistance level for every workout.

Our gyms are fully air-conditioned for your comfort and complete with state of the art TV and Audio systems.

Personalise your workout using the 'Wellness System'

Lifestyles wanted to provide its customers with a unique gym experience. The system is so user friendly that it will tell you:

  • how many sets and repetitions you should do
  • what weight to select
  • what seat number to have

When you start lifting it will tell you your range of motion i.e.

  • how far back you should go
  • how far forward you should go
  • the suggested speed

It tells you when to start, when to stop and what your next exercise is. It even sets limits, so that if you suffer physical difficulties, you won't overtax yourselves!

Much of the information is gathered automatically whilst you work out so there is no need to remember how many repetitions you did on the last machine!

How to use the system

To start your programme, insert the key into your choice of exercise machine, which will automatically set-up, adjusting the distance, speed, and workload depending on the programme you have selected.

On finishing your time in the gym, you should again insert your key into the Wellness Expert. This saves your current workout on your file and allows you to view your past workouts in the form of charts and graphs. You can even compare your distance to an imaginary Tour de France course or the New York Marathon! Reports can show how many calories have been burned, distance covered, weight lifted, intensity, duration and volume of workouts. Biometric information, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, can also be recorded. Up to 365 different workout sessions can be recorded on your key!

These can then be printed out for you to keep. By using the fitness assessments, you can compare your progress over time i.e. month to month.

Why do we use the wellness system?

Lifestyles use Technogym, a company that is currently one of the leading suppliers of cardiovascular and resistance equipment in the UK. Using state-of-art technology called the 'Wellness System' working out is made more satisfying and fun! It allows you, the user, to view your progress even before you can notice the changes to your body. By enabling you to achieve your personal goals, you will be motivated to visit our gym time and time again!

Easy to use: The Wellness System Key simplifies every aspect of your experience. You insert your Key into each piece of equipment, which then starts automatically, and follow the instructions displayed.

Increased Motivation: With a clearly defined routine to follow, and constant feedback on your progress, you feel more motivated to continue until you reach your goals.

Personalised Experience: The system provides you with an individual fitness assessment, which provides the starting point for creating your personalised workout programme. Each workout is then monitored, in order that both you and our staff can see how well you are doing, and make any necessary changes.

100% Data Collection: The Wellness System Key can be used throughout Lifestyles Gyms and uses wireless technology to both gather and communicate data related to every activity – from the moment you enter Lifestyles Gyms till the moment you leave.

Fully programmable: Programmable centrally or by trainers at their own workstations, the Wellness System can provide you with a customised programme to follow.

By inserting your Data Key into the key reader you can:

  • access your training programme information
  • view any messages from your instructors
  • also update your own training results
  • use interactive interface between system and user
  • view video clips of correct exercise techniques available for all equipment
  • use the easy-to-use, interactive touch-screen
  • download results at the end of workout section: calories burned, distance covered, weight lifted and other information
  • view graphics / images to view performance and compare with pre-set goals
  • measure personal data: weight, body fat, blood pressure, etc.

Information and guidance

Crystal, Duncan Edwards and Halesowen leisure centres

  • Hand sanitiser stations are in place at the entrance of the buildings and the gyms
  • Please wipe touch points on equipment after use. Signage will be in place to help you out
  • To access the gym equipment you will require a data key. The data key can be purchased from reception and has many benefits, including storing your training programme, recording your training results and viewing message from your instructor, plus much more.
  • You may bring a towel into the gym (only to wipe personal perspiration and not equipment)
  • Water coolers are back in use
  • Gym inductions are available. To book, please call the leisure centres on 01384 812800, or the gyms direct on 01384 812912 (Crystal) 01384 812819 (Duncan Edwards).

Benefits of joining as a member

Get you fitness and finances in shape with one of our membership packages. Choose from:

Adult membership schemes
Junior membership scheme
Steps to health scheme
Health practitioner/referral scheme

Options+ Leisure Discount Scheme

The Options+ Leisure Discount Scheme is a concessionary scheme that offers significant savings to residents and non residents on leisure activities across Dudley.