I Hate having to go to the Gym but when I get to Donyings I am happy about being there. I need to go to the Gym so having a place that is friendly and has enough equipment to offer with out waiting around is a massive plus. Although I do not use the pool it's nice to have as part of my membership I may well start using it this year.
All in all for me it's the best gym in town however it could be brightened up a little.
Wide range of facilities, including large sports hall permitting multiple activities simultaneously, qualified instructors, two pools, two studios for class activities, good parking and excellent front desk staff.
The reception staff are friendly and the BodyAttack classes are brilliant. Karen in particular is a fantastic instructor - she is excellent at making people work to the best of their ability whilst still making the classes super fun.
Reception staff are always really friendly. The gym is well equipped although it would benefit from a plate loaded rowing machine.
It would be nice if the sauna/steam room area had some money pumped into it as it’s currently unusable.
But all in all I love the gym, it’s never so busy you can’t do anything but there are always enough people there to make you feel welcome.
I was very nervous when I first went to gym at Doynings but I find it unpretentious, the staff are friendly and I quickly became very comfortable going there. You get a real mixed bunch of people and this is encouraging. I joined with a medical referral and Donyings has been an important part of my recovery. The price is reasonable and I love the idea that as I pedal on the bike I am generating the electricity that runs the place - if only for a very short while!