Peoples GymAfter starting life in another building in the town, the gym moved into the Peoples’ Hall annex in 2016, and has ambitions to grow and widen its activities eventually to provide for all ages and activities, and work with other clubs and organisations to encourage fitness and physical activity.

Currently it provides an unmanned gym, open 24/7 and membership is available to people over the age of 16 who live or work in Sedbergh or the surrounding areas.  The gym also operates an associate membership scheme for students who are away from home for long periods and regular visitors to the area (for example those with second homes) allowing them only to pay for the weeks or months when they’re here.

The gym has a great range of equipment for fitness, strength and conditioning.

Cardiovascular equipment includes treadmills, static bikes, a Concept 2 rowing machine and elliptical and arc trainers (cross trainers).

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For strength training, there is a range of machines and free weights (Olympic barbells and dumbbells). Resistance machines include: Leg extension, leg curl, seated leg press, combined abductor/adductor/glutes, combined squat/calf raise, forward (chest) press, overhead (shoulder) press, lat pull-down and dual cable machine with pull up bars.  Free weights include a plate loaded smith machine, pre-loaded dumbbells (0.5kg to 40kg), a range of Olympic bars and over 400kg of Olympic plate weights.

Conditioning equipment includes: jump ropes, aerobic step, Reebok resistance tubes, Kettle bells and medicine balls and for core training we have gym stability balls, wobble board and ab cradle.

Exercise programmes and personal training (one-to-one and small group) are available from a qualified PT at very reasonable rates.

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All members must have an induction before being able to use the equipment.  Joining packs with full instructions and membership fees are available from at No6 Finkle Street (shop hours) and from the gym (by prior appointment). For more information or to arrange to view the gym, pick up membership application packs etc. make contact via Facebook (People’s Gym and Fitness Centre, Sedbergh) or phone/text 07748 279542.

The People’s Gym & Fitness Centre is constantly looking to improve its facilities and services and member feedback is very welcome.