Free leisure taster sessions for public at Dunstable Centre

Central Bedfordshire Council in partnership with Stevenage Leisure Limited are offering a range free taster session and classes at the new Dunstable Centre from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August. These sessions are bookable from the 22 of July.

There is something for everyone including pre-school gymnastics for children, Active Life classes for those over 50 and many exercise sessions for adults, so residents are encouraged to come along and try one of the classes that are on offer in the centre.

The centre has a brand-new 100-station gym and offers 67 fitness classes each week, alongside two squash courts, a large sports hall, multi-purpose fitness studios and much more.

The Dunstable Centre has now been open for over a month and has welcomed 7,444 visitors to the leisure facilities.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, the Executive Member for Community Services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “It’s been great to see so many residents using the leisure centre, library, creche and cafĂ© in the Centre during the first few weeks of opening, the building really is a true community hub.

“We’re offering these free taster sessions in the leisure centre to encourage more people to come in and try out the fantastic new facilities.”

The centre is currently offering the public the chance to join now and pay nothing, apart from a joining fee, until the first of August. This membership package includes unlimited use of the fitness suite, workout classes and swimming at any Stevenage Leisure Limited indoor pool. The public are also being offered the chance to sign up for an annual pass, which they will only pay for 10 months.

To book the free leisure taster sessions, residents must call reception on 01582 361400. Sessions and are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Workout sessions:

Monday 29 July:

11:30am Body Pump

Tuesday 30 July:

6:30am Group Indoor Cycling

7:30am Body Pump

10:30am Circuits

10:45am Meditation

Wednesday 31 July

10:15am Circuits

11:30am Body Attack

12:30am Legs Bums and Tums

Thursday 1 August:

6:30am Body Pump

Friday 2 August:

7:15am Group Indoor Cycling

8:30am Body Pump

8:45pm Group Cycle


Monday 29 July 

1:00pm – 1:30pm (Pre-School ages 3 – 4 and at full time school)

1:30pm – 2:00pm (Beginner ages 4 and at full time school and above)

2:00pm – 2:30pm (Intermediate/ Advance – achieved badge five on gymnastics or over 11 years old)

Thursday 1 August 

9:30am – 10.10am (Preschool ages 3 – 4 and at full time school)

Active Life:

Wednesday 31 July

9:00am – 12:00pm (with a break interval in the middle of the session for a coffee)

Active life is a non-instructor led session and have access to play badminton, short tennis, squash and table tennis from 9.00am-12pm.

The Dunstable Centre also has a bigger and fully accessible new library which is a large, bright and airy open-plan space. The space flows seamlessly from the main foyer and is zoned for different activities including space to relax, read or study, a children’s zone and new facilities for teenagers. The library also offers access to computers and iPads, with free Wi-Fi.

More information about the Dunstable Centre is available on our website:

More information about classes, membership prices, and opening times can be found on the Dunstable Centre website:

source: KW,CBC

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