The Dolphin Centre

81 customer reviews 4.5
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Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP


The Dolphin Centre's fully air-conditioned Pulse Suite offers more than 80 cardiovascular and resistance stations, including top end of the fitness market weight machines, treadmills, rowers and cross-trainers. It is fully equipped with televisions, to keep you up to date with the latest news, sport or music while you exercise.

Cardio equipment from the Technogym range offers versatility, performance and comfort, whether you are an amateur runner or a professional cyclist. The displays are laid out perfectly for ease of use and minimise fuss. Simply get on and go, or programme for a harder workout.

The ergonomic, comfortable and designed to maximise your workout, resistance equipment offers you easy set-up, clear instruction on the top covers and smooth natural movements; all adding up to effective, fun and safe exercises.
  • Swimming pool *
  • Cardio machines
  • Free weights
  • Resistance machines
  • Squash *
  • Personal training *
  • Fitness studio
  • Mat area
  • Lane swimming *

* Available at extra cost

  • Showers
  • Changing Rooms
  • Lockers
  • Satellite TV
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 09:00 to 19:00
Sunday 09:00 to 19:00


81 reviews
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16th September 2016

Adam C

Had a good workout here. Gym not busy during afternoon and was easy to redeem my pass.

17th August 2016

Charlie J

Nice gym, smaller than expected but for the price paid not bad at all. Be careful what time you go though as it can get busy an crowded.

12th July 2016

John W

Fantastic staff with great equipment, they even shipped in fans during the hot weather and so the gym kept really cool. I would highly recommend both The Dolphin Centre and Pay as u Gym.

25th June 2016

Harry D

Not a bad little gym if using every now and then - only issue is its lacking a bit of equipment in terms of weightlifting/strength training e.g. Squat racks, lifting platform, heavy plates, etc. Will still use from time to time however.

17th March 2016

Sarah K

Good range of equipment although I was really only using cardio machines. Friendly staff.

24th November 2015

Dyana R

good, but smallish cardio gym. The treadmills can get and stay completely busy during peak times if you're looking for a run. No real floor area for doing floor work.

However, I keep going back (just a bit outside of peak times)!

6th November 2015

Emily V

Good equipment but small gym

25th September 2015

Andrew O

Very nice council run gym. good service and nice range of facilities. Not overly busy when I went.

Only down side is it closes quite early in the evening at the weekend.

11th August 2015

Rachel C

lovely gym, relaxed atmosphere. Went at a busy time but was still able to access all equipment easily.

31st July 2015

Rachel C

great equipment and great gym but had to wait a while to be let in, but apart from that was great

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