Leisure centres updated information - 19 July 2021

Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of restrictions, we are pleased to be able to offer a more comprehensive programme at our centres but we will continue to take a cautious approach on how we operate.

Details regarding activities, times and other useful information are now available.

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Information on this web page is under review and may not be current.

Up-to-date information, guidance, session times and FAQs are available here

A new, modern fitness suite designed to provide everyone, from the complete beginner to the more experienced athlete with the ultimate workout environment.

Our Lifestyles Gyms have been supplied and fitted with a range of Cardiovascular and Resistance equipment from Technogym 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 is fitted with individual television screens for your enjoyment while exercising.  In addition quiet areas and relaxation spaces help you to socialize and contribute to your comfort and wellness.

How to join

You can join the gym at any of Dudley's leisure centres:

Pre-Consultation & Initial Induction

To ensure that your time at our Lifestyles Gym is as safe and enjoyable as possible it is compulsory for you to complete an initial induction. During your induction our fitness staff will explain correct exercise technique, can devise an appropriate training routine and answer any other questions you may have.

At your induction an instructor will explain the payment and membership options available and will help you fill out your membership forms and Par-Q (medical clearance form). 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
  • Your membership number will be required when making a booking
  • All users must be over 16 to use our equipment

Benefits of joining as an Options Lifestyle member

What do I get?

A gym induction and unlimited access to:

  • Lifestyles gyms
  • Public swimming
  • Fitness and yoga classes
  • Badminton, squash, racketball and table tennis during off peak hours (Monday to Friday until 5pm and all weekend)
  • Running track at The Dell Stadium
  • Regular programme reviews
  • Seven-day advance telephone and Online Leisure Bookings for fitness classes, badminton, squash, racketball, five-a-side, netball and basketball

Membership accepted at Crystal, Dudley, Halesowen leisure centres and The Dell Stadium.

Get the most from your workout

At Lifestyles 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.

Options+ Leisure Discount Scheme

The Options+ Leisure Discount Scheme offers significant savings to residents and non residents on leisure activities across Dudley.

Membership Options

The Lifestyles Gym offers great value for money and there are a range of payment options for you to choose from: