With the start of a new school year and a change in season after the summer, September can be a time to set goals or aspirations about fitness. These can sometimes feel hard to stick to and a massive extra expense. This blog looks at some gyms and sport facilities across Dorset that offer community spaces for all to exercise in a friendly atmosphere. Even better, every facility offers discounts for carers with the Dorset Carers Card.

To get these great discounts across Dorset, simply sign up with us as a carer and we can send you a free Dorset Carers Card which gives amazing value at these great fitness facilities.

BMV Health and fitness Club, Blackmore Vale Services, Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9PX

A friendly and welcoming gym which specialises in helping members achieve their goals through personalised exercise programmes, ongoing monitoring and encouragement.

Carer discount: No Joining Fee – Discount of £25.

Dorchester Sports Centre, Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HR

Has a diverse range of activities designed for all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking to boost your health, play sport, swim or dance.

Carer discount: Premier Membership covering Gym, Swim and All Classes for £32 a month (saving £10) or £320 for the whole year (saving £100). Pay as you go gym/class £4.30 (saving £1.70) and swim £2.80 (saving £1.20).

Bridport Leisure centre, Brewery Fields, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5LN

Bridport Leisure Centre is run by Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust Ltd as a non-profit making organisation and provides a range of recreational facilities and activities to the people of West Dorset, with the overall aim of enhancing the quality of life for the community.

Carer discount: 25% discount on all activities, 25% discount on memberships.

New Body Weymouth, 24 Cambridge Road, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth, DT4 9TJ

Offers a safe and enjoyable place to train and a great range of facilities that can accommodate any ability.

Carers discount: Discount from £29.99 to £24.99 per month for full gym and classes membership.

New Body Bridport, Bridport Unit 1, Homewood Way, Gore Cross Business Park

Offer a safe and enjoyable place to train and a great range of facilities that can accommodate any ability.

Carers discount: Discount from £29.99 to £24.99 per month for full gym and classes membership.

Garden Studios Weymouth, Off St Swithins Road, DT6 5FD

Provides yoga classes, yoga days and weekend retreats. Classes incorporate all aspects of yoga; asana (postures and stretching), pranayama (breathing techniques and awareness) meditation and Yoga Nidra – a special form of guided relaxation.

Carers discount: £1 off £6 and £7 classes and £5 off all £25 and £30per hour therapies.

Integrity Martial Arts – range of locations across Dorset

Provide classes for whatever martial arts needs you or your family may have. Aims to provide the best quality martial arts training for anyone regardless of age or ability.

Carers discount: 20% off training fees.

Pilates Performance Therapy, 68 Sterte Rd, Poole BH15 2AH

Combine pilates and manual therapy to deliver small specialist pilates classes and manual therapy sessions across Poole, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Wareham, Broadstone and Bearwood. Therapy sessions combines skills in Massage, Biomechanics and Manual Therapy to help with a range of issues including lower back pain, recurring injury and aches and pains.

Carers discount: 15% off all services – Therapy Sessions £30.60 (usually £36) Pilates Course – 7 weeks £41.65 (usually £49). Deep tissue massage £30.60 (usually £36)

Pilates Physique, various locations

Offers a range of yoga and pilates to improve flexibility.  Classes are at a number of locations across Dorset including Corfe Mullen and Lytchett.

Carer discount: 20% off pay as you go classes = £6, 15% off 1-1 Pilates = £30.50, 15% off Massage = £30.50 per session

Wow Ladies Fitness, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1HB

Pride themselves on being friendly, approachable and we are committed to helping woman of all ages and abilities to achieve their own very best health and fitness, without any fear of judgement.

Carers discount: No Joining Fee (usually £25) and 20% off the monthly subscription of £38 for Card Holders

Inner Peace Bournemouth, 31 Fenton Rd, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 5EY

Yoga classes combine mindful meditation practice (dhyana) with breathing techniques (pranayama) and postures (asanas). These classes are suitable for all abilities.

Carer discount: Yoga classes £5 for anyone producing a Carers Card and 25% concession on 1-2-1 yoga, mindfulness and life coaching sessions.

R Lukins Fitness – Stud Farm, Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8XA

Gym offering personalised exercise programme, nutritional advice, personal training and group exercise classes.

Carer discount: Monthly gym membership of £25 (saving 12%) with a personalised exercise programme included. No joining or admin fee when signing up. Option of 1 x free 30 minute personal training session when becoming a member.

Please note that Carers Card offers are subject to change. Offers correct as at 6 August 2021. To find out more, contact admin@carersupportdorset.co.uk