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Your journey to an enhanced lifestyle starts here. Whether you've got clear fitness goals or need somewhere to start, we've got the experience and the tools to help you get to where you want to be.

The gym team pride themselves on their commitment to every member to identify goals, motivate, support and progress. We specialise in fitness, weight loss and improving your lifestyle and wellbeing. This begins with a tailor-made programme designed for gradual and sustained health improvements.

With a designated Wellness Advisor for every member, the team focus on three key aims: to motivate, educate and encourage.

The standard and variety of equipment in the gym is second to none. Whether your goals are fitness related, weight loss, sport specific, for rehabilitation purposes or functional strength, an activity programme will be designed for you using the best facilities for your needs. Your Wellness Advisor will keep in close contact and review your progress, modifying your regime as you achieve your goals.


We understand the importance of varied workout regimes. Group exercise classes are unlimited, included in the price of your membership, and available seven days a week. With over 70 classes per week and easy online booking available, the flexibility is there to choose your best workout regime with guidance from your Wellness Advisor.

Go aerobic and high energy to burn calories, or try something holistic to reduce life’s stresses. With three studios providing a mixture of aerobic, yoga, pilates and Group Cycle classes you will find something that fits into your schedule and gets you closer to your goal.

In addition, circuit-based functional training classes take place in the gym. Outdoor sessions including Bootcamp, Nordic Walking and Running Club are available seasonally.

To view our group exercise class timetable and find out more about each class, click the links below.


Make it a ride to remember with Technogym’s new Group Cycle bikes.

Enjoy the sensation of real road riding, along with live tracking to improve your performance and motivate you during this totally immersive riding experience.


As water provides a natural resistance, swimming is an effective way of toning your muscles, increasing flexibility or aiding rehabilitation. Swimming offers a cardio workout while also improving body tone.

The swimming pool at The Essex is 14 metres long and one constant depth. This allows for swimming lessons, aqua classes and Family Splash sessions. To find out more about children's lessons, Aqua Aerobics and the pool timetable, click on the link below.


If finding time to relax is one of your goals, the spa pool, sauna and steam room will help you to practice relaxation techniques which can reduce symptoms of stress. Relaxing is an important part of your all-round wellness and health.

Personal Training

One-on-one personal training is designed for everyone. Whether you need to increase motivation, rehabilitate from an injury, or have a special date booked in your diary, our Personal Trainers can provide safe, effective and fun sessions tailored to your needs.

Your Personal Trainer will establish your goals, give you exercise and nutritional advice and, most crucially, provide you with a varied and fun workout using a variety of equipment and facilities. Every session is planned to motivate you and achieve the results you want.

Become a Health & Fitness member today. Call our team on 01787 224 466 or click here to get in touch.


Keeping the whole family active is vital. With a strong family culture at the club, activities include swimming lessons, Family Splash, tennis coaching, Teen Gym sessions and much more.

When the whole family visits, the aim is to encourage participation in any activity within family friendly surroundings.

Kids' Activities

Keeping the kids entertained is always a challenge and at The Essex we think we've got it cracked.

From babies of 6 weeks old up to teenagers of 16 years old, we've put together age-appropriate activities for everyone.

What better way to encourage your child to lead a healthy lifestyle than getting them involved in The Essex dedicated children activities, combining fun, education and fitness.


Whether you're looking to start playing socially or competitively, we provide the perfect opportunity for you to get involved in tennis. With nine courts, six of which are indoors, tennis is available to you all year round.

We are a recognised LTA Training Centre, with friendly coaching staff to help you improve your game. We offer tennis to the whole family and encourage participation with active teams and social tennis.

Much more than just a gym.

The Essex Golf & Country Club offers much more than just a gym. To find out about our range of membership options, click the link below or call us on 01787 224466.