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Thornton Recreation Centre

We are not able to take card payments - We are currently experiencing wide spread issues with our card machines at all sites. We are advising all customers to either book online where possible or bring cash to site until future notice.

Pre-booking for the gym is no longer required. Classes and sports activities should still be booked in advance using the online booking system.

All existing and new members will be issued with a wristband that will allow self-serve access to the site.

  • Gym users will register their attendance and use of the gym using the self-serve kiosk in reception
  • If attending a pre-booked class, then record attendance using the kiosk

Booking a fitness class or sports activity online

All bookings should be made and paid for in advance.

Book a fitness class or sports activity

or find out more about booking activities.

Please note each booking you make is for yourself only. You cannot make a booking for others using your account. 

You must confirm attendance for your activity or class using the self-serve kiosk or by informing reception.


Interested in joining one of our Club Active gyms?

We have a range of memberships available. Our Premium membership allows you to use any facility including classes and swim sessions. The membership is available on a non-contract basis payable by monthly direct debit.

Premium  £29.95 per month. Ready to commit? Pay for a full year and receive 2 months free of charge. £299.50.

Our Active membership is available for Bradford Leisure Card holders, young people aged 16 or 17 as well as those aged 60+.

Monthly fees are £23.95 paid by direct debit or a 12 month membership for £239.50.

To join, please click the link below and complete the online form. A member of our team will contact you to confirm everything is in place.

Join ClubActive now

or find out more about ClubActive.

Indoor fitness classes

Indoor classes are back and now available to be booked online. Free for members, pay-per-session for non-members.

Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance and must be booked through the online booking system.

Our new season of live Instructor Led Classes. A great range of exercise workouts to suit everybody.


  • Live studio cycling: 5.30pm to 6.15pm
  • TRX: 5:30pm to 6:15pm
  • Circuit training: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Les Mills Body Combat: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Les Mills Body Pump: 7.30pm to 8.30pm


  • Conditioning: 6:15am to 7.00am
  • Abs, Bums & Tums: 5.30pm to 6pm
  • Pilates: 6.15pm to 7pm
  • Les Mills Body Pump: 6.30pm to 7.30pm


  • Pilates: 6pm to 6.45pm
  • Live studio cycling: 6.15pm to 7pm
  • Les Mill Body Combat: 7pm to 8pm
  • Yoga: 7.15pm to 8.15pm


  • TRX: 5.30pm to 6.15pm
  • Les Mills Body Pump: 6.15pm to 7.15pm
  • Pilates: 6.30pm to 7.15pm
  • Women's circuits: 6.30pm to 7.15pm


  • Les Mills Body Combat: 6.15pm to 7.15pm


  • Les Mills Body Pump: 9.30am to 10.30am

About the classes

  • Yoga. The world famous life changing exercise and strength discipline
  • Body combat. High-energy martial arts-inspired non-contact workout. Punch and kick your way to fitness
  • Abs and core. Develop your strong core and abs with these essential and varied workouts
  • Live spinning. Hot, sweaty, fast and loud with great music. A great, very popular cardio workout
  • Women's circuits. Women only multi exercise workouts, for women and by women
  • Trx. Body weight only exercises to develop your strength and core
  • Pilates. Condition your body with core strength and stretching to improve fitness and wellbeing
  • Super circuits. Multi exercise cardio and weights workouts, done in a group with expert help
  • Body pump. The original barbell and weights workout to get you lean, toned and fit

Virtual classes

The new way of experiencing your favourite classes. Les Mills Screenshow Classes let by world class instructors.

Great new virtual workouts for you to do, all on the big screen in The Studio.


  • 4.30pm: Body Pump
  • 3.35pm: Core
  • 3.55pm: Barre
  • 8.45pm: Core


  • 6am: RPM (studio cycling)
  • 6.35am: Body Pump
  • 7.10am: Body Balance
  • 7.35am: Core
  • 3.35pm: Body Pump
  • 4.15pm: Body Balance
  • 5.15pm: Body Attack
  • 7.45pm: Body Combat


  • 3pm: RPM (studio cycling)
  • 3.45pm: Sh’Bam
  • 4.30pm: Body Pump
  • 5pm: Body Combat
  • 5.50pm: Core
  • 8.15pm: Body Pump


  • 6am: RPM (studio cycling)
  • 6.35am: Body Pump
  • 3pm: Sh’bam
  • 3.50pm: Core
  • 4.45pm: Body Balance
  • 8pm: Body Pump
  • 8.20pm: Body Balance


  • 4pm: Body Pump
  • 4.50pm: Body Balance
  • 5.30pm: RPM (studio cycling)


  • 8.30am: Virtual Studio Cycling
  • 11am: Barre
  • 11.35am: Core
  • 12 noon: RPM (studio cycling)
  • 1pm: Barre
  • 2pm: Body Attack
  • 3pm: Body Pump


  • 9.15am: Virtual Studio Cycling
  • 10am: Body Balance
  • 11am: Body Combat
  • 11.35am: Core
  • 12 noon: Body Pump
  • 1pm: Barre
  • 2pm: Body Attack

About the classes

  • RPM. Bike workouts where you control the intensity. Dial up the challenge to your fitness level
  • Sh'Bam. Fun loving dance workout. No experience required
  • Body balance. Yoga based workout. Improving mind, body and life, focusing on strength
  • Body pump. The original barbell and weights exercise to get you a lean and toned body
  • Core. Without a strong core and strong abs you've got nothing
  • Myride cycling. Around the world and back again and a series of high intensity cycle workouts
  • Body Balance yoga. Yoga based exercise and workouts to get your body into perfect shape

Gym opening times

  • Monday: 9am to 9.30pm
  • Tuesday: 6am to 9.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am to 9.30pm
  • Thursday: 6am to 9.30pm
  • Friday: 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 4pm

For changes to these opening times, for example over Christmas, please see our bank holidays page.

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Contact details

Leaventhorpe Lane,
BD13 3BH

Phone : 01274 436022
Fitness membership : 01274 436022
Email :

From Bradford City Centre follow Thornton Road (B6145)for approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto Leaventhorpe Lane and right into the Recreation Centre car park.