Parkside Pools and Gym

26 customer reviews 4.3
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per pass£27.70
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per pass£52.30
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Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY


There’s now even more reason to join up, following the refurbishment of the gym’s outdoor functional training area. Parkside Pools and Gym are proud to announce the arrival of the IGNITE RIG, a state-of-the-art functional training frame with multiple training stations including monkey bars, core plates, rebound board, battle ropes, pull-up bars, punch bag, squat rack and more. The introduction of the IGNITE RIG will give our members an exciting opportunity to take functional training outdoors with limitless options for inspirational exercise. We have also added shock absorbing flooring to limit the impact on knees and joints that can reduce risk of injury, and the flooring has marked areas for speed, agility and explosive training.

Nothing beats the feeling of training outdoors in the fresh air and Better can now offer this either as a structured programme tailored to your needs by our fitness team or a functional class on the new IGNITE RIG.
The outdoor training area will still have all the existing latest functional training kit including TIYR, Plyo Soft Box, Corebags, Total Grip Medballs, Dynamax Balls, Battle Ropes, VIPR, Speed Ladders, pro and training punch bags and TRX

A brand new studio hosts a range of group exercise classes throughout the week including Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Body Pump and many more. Regardless of your age or ability there will be a class to suit you. Please check with reception for further information about booking onto a class and costs.

How to find us:
Parkside Pools & Gym is located in the centre of Cambridge on Gonville Place, just between Parker’s Piece and Cambridge University Cricket Club. You can reach here via train with Cambridge (Great Northern, Greater Anglia and Cross Country) station just over 10 minutes walk. Bus routes 13 (Haverhill - Cambridge ) and C (Cambridge Rail Station – Somersham) stop outside on Gonville Place. There are 150 spaces available for bike storage.
  • Swimming pool
  • Cardio machines
  • Free weights
  • Resistance machines
  • Personal training
  • Fitness studio
  • Powerplate
  • Mat area
  • Lane swimming
  • Group exercise
  • Showers
  • Changing Rooms
  • Lockers
Monday 06:30 to 22:00
Tuesday 06:30 to 22:00
Wednesday 06:30 to 22:00
Thursday 06:30 to 22:00
Friday 06:30 to 22:00
Saturday 08:00 to 17:30


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26th September 2016

Allegra F

Parkside is a great stop for anyone visiting Cambridge (which otherwise has crazy expensive gyms that are much smaller!) - there is a small free weights area, but a much larger weight-machine corner and an array of cardio equipment including stationary bikes, ergs, ellipticals (2 kinds), treadmills.

4th July 2016

Theo N

Long queue to get in since only 1 person on desk. Took them a while to work out how to redeem the pass. Well equipped gym inside from a machine perspective - poor from a free weight point of view. 1 smith machine with nowhere near enough weight; minor weights outside but not enough. Friendly gym.

2nd July 2016

Lucy F

Mats are very dirty. Need new mats or at least a proper clean.

18th May 2016

Aoife M

Nice and quiet early in the morning. Good range of equipment

22nd April 2016

Aoife M

Clean and quiet atmosphere to work out in

1st April 2016

Charlotte S

Nice atmosphere, not too busy, lots of equipment though I would prefer to use straight forward cross trainers rather than combined cross-trainer/steppers

18th February 2016

Aoife M

Staff a little unfriendly when redeeming pass. Good range of equipment

14th February 2016

Lucy F

Ok. Nice environment, but the equipment and mats and very dirty.

4th January 2016

Aoife M

Nice and quiet even in January!

12th October 2015

Aoife M

Arrived nice and early - gym was peaceful and quiet. Easy to use all the equipment I needed.

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