Fitness Sessions for Women

These FREE, twice-weekly fitness sessions for women have been funded by This Girl Can and Sport England. 

The sessions are delivered by local Personal Trainer and Women’s Fitness Expert Mel Bridger.

Mel says "I’m really enjoying delivering these sessions.  Women quite often overlook their own health, fitness and wellbeing so this campaign is incredible as it helps so many people!"

The campaign is designed to help support inactive women in the local area.  The sessions support women to become fitter through a combination of cardiovascular and resistance based training.

All abilities are welcome and sessions end with a 15 minute talk around general health, fitness, diet & nutrition.

The sessions are held at the Dorothy Parkes Centre on:

Tuesday’s 2pm – 3pm

Thursday’s 10am – 11am

CEO at Dorothy Parkes Centre, Rob Bruce, said "I am delighted that we have been able to secure funds for this programme to run for one year.  The Centre prides itself on providing opportunities for local people to improve their physical and mental health and the This Girl Can & Sport England funding enables us to offer this opportunity for women in the area at no cost to them.  I would like to thank the funders and thank Mel for her help & support."

We have introduced a new booking system called Gymcatch to make booking and managing your fitness schedule with us easier than ever.

You can now:

  • Find and book classes and packages on iOS, Android or web.
  • Sync bookings straight to your personal calendar.
  • Optionally build a network to see what sessions your friends are going to and join them with a tap.
  • Be rewarded for your hard work with offers from great brands.

Once you have booked your place, you will be asked to follow a link to complete a Health Questionnaire. Please note that this form is compulsory and you will not be able to take part in any of the exercise sessions without completing it.

Please only book on to the sessions that you know you will be able to attend. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please cancel through Gymcatch and it will automatically contact our waiting list to tell them that a space has become available.

Just click the link to download the app or book on website. Simply register, search for The Dorothy Parkes Centre and book away in as few as 3 taps or clicks!


For more help with Gym Catch, please check out our short HOW TO video: