Last updated 12th October 2015

Cambrian Community Gym

Exercising in the gym

Exercising in the gym

Opening hours:
9am - 3pm Monday - Friday
10am - 3pm Saturday. Closed Sunday

Formerly the Workhouse Gym and established in 1989, this friendly fitness and exercise facility became part of the Cambrian Centre in 2002 and provides a low cost option for users of all abilities in an informal and comfortable atmosphere.

Regardless of age or fitness level, you will enjoy the benefit of well qualified and experienced instructors who can provide instruction and advice on exercise programmes, rehabilitation, nutrition and other health related issues. We have been part of the LiveWell Richmond health initiative, although the local Council is now delivering their Health initiatives through a new supplier.

We have a range of equipment used to develop cardio vascular fitness and increase muscle tone including three bikes, two treadmills, a rowing machine, cable machine and various strength equipment.

We offer:

  1. A small friendly gym with an informal and comfortable atmosphere
  2. No joining fees or restrictions
  3. Pay as you go, or sign up for one of our low cost subscription options
  4. Individual exercise programmes and personal training
  5. Instructors who are Certified Exercise Professionals.
  6. Gym Hire possible: early mornings, late afternoons/evenings and Sunday.


  • NO joining fee or contract
  • Low cost monthly subscription for just £30.00 per month by Standing Order (annual subscription option also available for £300 per year)
  • One off or casual session: £6.00
  • Grants from Richmond Parish Land Charity for those on means-tested benefits - contact the centre.
  • Personal training available

Call: 020 8332 1102 for more details
or email us at:

Improving health through physical activity

Healthy living in our Gym

Exercising in the gym

We support a number of initiatives primarily aimed at people who have health conditions which would benefit from regular physical activity. A collaboration between Richmond Local Authority, Hounslow Primary Care Trust, local medical professionals, and local leisure facilities, this scheme provides various physical activity opportunities for people of all abilities and fitness levels.
These schemes are undergoing change at present, but in the interim we are still accepting exercise referrals.

The Cambrian Centre is proud to be the only independent centre involved in offering these schemes to local people through our Community Gym.

Exercise Referral

GPs, physiotherapists and other health professionals are able to refer people with health /medical conditions to a 12 week programme at local leisure facilities for supervised, regular physical activity as part of a recovery program. (Under review - contact us).

Exercise referral is offered at the Cambrian Centre Gym operating with instructors fully trained in the prescription of activities for referral patients.

Cost: £80 for 12 weeks or £3.60 per session.

The Cambrian Centre contact for referral information is: 020 8332 1102

Healthy Hearts

These gentle Phase IV exercise classes are for anyone who has had a heart problem and has been through Phase III of a cardiac rehabilitation programme.

You need a referral form completed by a GP or a Phase III health professional (if you have previously attended a Phase III class at hospital).You can either attend a class or use the gym on a supervised session basis. The program lasts 12 weeks after which time you can join the gym on a subscription or pay as you go basis

Class times: Mondays and Wednesdays at 3.00pm More details from the gym

Our contact number for healthy hearts information is 020 8332 1102

Health walks

Regular walking can prevent a number of serious health problems such as heart disease or diabetes. Health walks are free. They are organised and led by 2 friendly volunteers and are for people who are currently not very active but would like to do more and people who want to walk to keep fit in a safe environment.

The Cambrian Centre is the starting point for the scenic Richmond Park walk.

Time: Tuesday at 10.30am

Cost: Free!