Health & Fitness Suite

A friendly welcoming, community based Health and Fitness Suite, with a range of membership options to suit everyone including a pay as you go membership.  The suite has a mixture of cardio vascular equipment and free weights. Free personalised programme and regular fitness assessments also available.

Join for as little as £5.00. Sessions from £3.00.

We also work in partnership with the Bristol Primary Care Trust, to offer services including the Active Choice exercise referral programme and Better Breathing Class.

We also run supervised “Teen Fit” sessions for teenagers aged between 14 and 16 years old. This is a great opportunity for teenagers and a service that very few other “gyms” provide.
Opening times – Monday-Thursday 8am to 8pm, Fridays 8am to 7pm and weekends 9am to 12 noon.


Current activities include

Teen Fit Gym sessions
Every weekday 3pm  to 6pm. £1.50



Meet the staff



Martin Hunt - Sports Centre Manager - Martin has been based at The Park since 2000. He joined The Park Sports Centre team in August 2009. A qualified Gym Instructor and Circuit Training Instructor, Martin now specialises in one 2 one fitness with the Health and Fitness Suite users. These sessions can be booked with him by calling 0117 3773382. Martin also holds instructing qualifications in Volleyball, Boxing and Indoor Climbing. As well Instructing in the Helath & Fitness Suite Martin is a qualified Tutor who has spent a number of years lecturing Fitness qualifications and BTEC Sport qualifications. 


James Whitham - Health & Fitness Instructor (Referrals) - James originally came to The Park in 2006 as a Fitness Instructor. When The Park Sports Centre was formed in June 2008 James was given the role of managing the facilities. James has a BSc in Sports Science, he is qualified in many aspects of Fitness Instructing such as Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Referral. A keen sportsman, James excels in Football, Running and Surfing.


Jana Novotna - Health & Fitness Instructor (Referrals) - Jana joined The Park in September 2010 and runs the GP Referral Scheme with James.


Stephen Britt - Health & Fitness Instructor - Stephen joined the team as part of th Future Jobs Fund initiative in February 2010. Whilst working as a Trainee Sports Assistant Stephen sucessfully obtained his CYQ Level 2 Fitness Instuctor qualification at The Park. He since joined our pool of Instructors and is now well on the way to becoming a Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer.


Mitch Besant - Health & Fitness Instructor - Mitch joined in September 2010 as part of the FJF initiative. Mitch is currently studying his Level 2 Fitness Instructor course in Weston Super Mare, he hopes to qualify in the next month or so. An all round sportsmen, Mitch is especially keen on Rugby where he plays for Imperial RFC. If you have any booking queries for any of the Sports Centre facilities, please contact Mitch.


Why not ask if one of our Instructors can run a sporting activity for you?

Our Instructors are available to run sessions off site for you, your School, your team or your organisation. These sessions can range from Circuit Training or Boxercise to Hip Dancing or Cheer.

If you are interested in running external sessions with any of our instructors please contact Ally Bigwood on 0117 9039764 or vial e-mail at

All staff have CRB clearance from Bristol City Council.