Gyms in Penarth

Recently refreshed and refurbished, we are proud to offer residents and visitors of Penarth a great sporting facility. Along with a range of fitness activities, we have a health suite and swimming pool for the complete health and fitness package. Don’t worry if you’ve never been before, there will be a friendly face to show you around on your arrival.

On this page you’ll find everything you need including facility info., benefits of becoming a member and membership prices. You can even save time and sign-up online by clicking one of the join online buttons below.

Plus if you join in April, you get automatically entered into our prize draw for a chance to win 1 in 5 Bose SoundSport wireless bluetooth headphones!

  • Full access to the recently extended gym, featuring state of the art Precor equipment
  • FREE induction, FREE fitness programme and FREE regular programme reviews
  • Unlimited access to public swimming sessions in our 25 metre swimming pool with slide and beach area
  • Full access to over 45 group fitness classes each week, including, circuits, pilates and Les Mills 'Body' classes
  • FREE off peak Racket Sports and 50% discount at peak time
  • Access to the health suite with sauna, steam and spa
  • Access to our other 3 Leisure Centres within the Vale of Glamorgan. Option to upgrade to include Cardiff International Pool.
  • 120 Station Gym

    With state of the art equipment and enthusiastic staff on hand to help you, our gym is the perfect place to get fit! You can pay each time you go, or for a great deal you can sign up to whichever of our memberships best suits you! As a member you receive exclusive benefits, which include; a free induction by our fully qualified gym staff, as well as unlimited access to swimming*, health suites* and teacher led and virtual fitness classes*. We want you to get the very best out of your membership and that’s why we offer a FREE personalised programme to help you get on the right track and continuously improve, to reach your health and fitness goals, this includes 1-1 reviews every 4-6 weeks.

    *At participating leisure centres

  • 25m Swimming Pool

    There is something for everyone in our impressive swimming pool! Whether it’s our ASA accredited aquazone swimming lessons or just a fun swim there are activities for all. We offer a swim membership for just £23 per month for those who want to use the pool regularly and also offer casual swimming sessions for any pay as you go customers! With such a fantastic array of offers, sessions and equipment we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

    Photograph of the Swimming Pool at Penarth Leisure Centre
  • Learner Pool

    Swimming is an important life skill and our learner pool provides the perfect teaching environment! Our ASA accredited aquazone swimming programme offers swimming lessons for those of all ages and abilities and will ensure that you and your family can swim well. Once you feel safe in the water, we offer a swim membership for just £23 per month for those who want to use the pool regularly and also offer regular casual sessions for those who just want to have some fun!

    Photograph of the Learner Pool at Penarth Leisure Centre
  • Group Fitness Studio

    If you’re coming alone or with friends, our group fitness studio is the perfect place for a fitness class! Our programme includes classes such as circuits, body combat, pilates and Zumba (to name but a few) and we are sure that you will find a class to suit your fitness goals. Our friendly and welcoming instructors are there to make sure you get the most out of your workout and have as much fun as possible in doing so! We can guarantee you’ll work hard in our sessions, but you’ll feel great afterwards! Don’t forget, when you sign up to become a member with expressions fitness; all fitness classes are included as well as use of the gym and health suite*.

    *At participating leisure centres


  • Virtual Fitness Classes

    We now offer over 100 Les Mills virtual fitness classes to compliment our Instructor led programme. Can't get to one of our scheduled teacher led classes? Why not try out our virtual classes in our fully air conditioned workout studio. 

    Les Mills Virtual workouts combine our world-leading fitness programs with pumping sound and motivation from some of the best instructors from around the world!

    To see our timetable of virtual classes click here 

  • Studio Cycling Studio

    Having gained enormous momentum in recent years, cycling is the fitness activity sweeping through the UK. In our leisure centre we have a specialist group cycling studio available to you for high quality cycle classes. Our highly qualified instructors are on hand to help you reach your potential and have a great time exercising. We guarantee you will get a fantastic workout in our group cycling classes! These high energy classes are delivered by the world leading Les Mills instructors, and offer you the opportunity to work out at convenient times that fit into you busy day.  Give them a chance - we're certain you'd love it.

  • 6 Court Sports Hall

    There is never a dull moment in our sports hall! With a varied amount of activities to choose from we can host all kinds of activities; from 5-a-side football, walking football, badminton, soft play and much more!

    Our sports hall can be used by clubs, groups and individuals for a variety of activities- from gymastics and martial arts to hiring for events and competitons or for a birthday party!!

    With such a fantastic range of activities we’re sure there is something for everyone! Get in touch on 01446 403000 for more information!


  • Squash Courts

    Our squash courts are perfect for squash and racketball players of all abilities and ages!

    Whether you are seeking to play competitively against others, for fun against friends, or just fancy a go on your own, our courts are here for you to take advantage of. 

  • Health Suite

    Revitalise yourself in one of our spa areas. We have relaxing spa areas available; unlimited and free to expressions fitness members! Whether you’re looking to chill out after a tough gym session, or simply looking to unwind after a hard day’s work, choose from our sauna, steam and spa (or all three) to soothe aching muscles and relax. You will leave our spa facilities feeling invigorated and healthy!

    Photograph of the Sauna at Penarth Leisure Centre
  • Meeting Room

    Whether you are presenting, delivering focused training sessions, or conducting team meetings, our room is ideal for you. Our meeting room is suitable for personal or business use; we are versatile and adaptable, ready and waiting to assist with your meeting.

  • Facilities to Hire

    Finding the ideal venue for any event can be a difficult task, but here at Penarth Leisure Centre we have the facilities and flexibility to create and deliver your event to perfection. With the capacity to cater for small and intimate occasions, through to bespoke national competitions, no request is too big or too small.


    Previously, we have karate competitions and sports days as well as indoor children’s markets and ‘war games’ demonstrating that no request is implausible!


    See below for some of the facilities available for hire in our centre:


    Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Learner Pool, Exercise Studio, Squash Courts, Tennis Courts, Meeting Room and Football Pitches


    If you would like to discuss or request any more information on any of the facilities available to hire, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

    Penarth Sports Hall Photograph
  • NERS - National Exercise Referral Scheme

    Parkwood Community Leisure is committed to encouraging healthier lifestyles and physical activity for those who need it most. The National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is a Welsh Government funded initiative aimed at making physical activity a new way of life for people who suffer from health problems in the Vale of Glamorgan. The initial 16 week period involves a range of fun activities to help you become more active. Targets are set and progress is monitored and at the end of the 16 weeks the team discuss with you ways in which you can continue to achieve your exercise goals by making physical activity a key part of your life. Anyone aged 16 and over can be referred by their GP. Instances of referral may include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, risk of heart disease, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, mental health issues, and weight management issues. If you feel that you are eligible to receive discounted rates through NERS, or to find out more about the scheme please contact your GP or call the Exercise Referral Team on 01446 403000 and select your nearest centre.

Online Expressions Fixed DD Penarth

Our Online Expressions 12 month Fixed DD for a minimum 12 months term fixed membership gives you our best monthly rate and comes with full access to our range of facilities and classes as part of a 12 month contract.

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Online Expressions Fixed DD Cardiff/Vale

Your membership provides access to Barry Leisure Centre, Cardiff International Pool, Cowbridge Leisure Centre, Llantwit Major Leisure Centre and Penarth Leisure Centre. Your package will include unlimited use of the gym, a free induction, free fitness programmes with a qualified fitness instructor, unlimited group fitness classes, unlimited swimming during public sessions and health suite usage! Online Expressions 12 month Fixed DD for a minimum 12 months term.

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Online Expressions Flexi DD Penarth

Our Flexi membership gives you full access to our fantastic range of facilities and classes with the freedom to cancel at any point with just three weeks’ notice (21 days).

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Online Expressions Flexi DD Cardiff/Vale

YOur Flexi membership gives you full access to Barry Leisure Centre, Cardiff Internation Pool, Cowbridge Leisure Centre, Llantwit Major Leisure Centre & Penarth Leisure Centre and all of our fantastic range of facilities and classes with the freedom to cancel at any point with just three weeks’ notice (21 days).

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Online Expressions Annual Cardiff/Vale

Your yearly membership provides access to Barry Leisure Centre, Cardiff International Pool, Cowbridge Leisure Centre, Llantwit Major Leisure Centre and Penarth Leisure CentreYour membership includes unlimited use of the gym, a free induction, free programmes with a qualified instructor, unlimited classes, unlimited use to all public swimming sessions & health suite usage. Our annual memberships come with 10% discount, making all of this available for £378.

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