Gain Confidence in the Gym with our Personalised Induction Programme

A man and a woman giving instructions for a women to use the treadmill

Tue 11 Jun 2024

With all Derby Active Gym memberships  our Health and Wellbeing Advisors will provide a free induction and a personalised programme, helping you gain confidence in the gym 

When Fiona joined  Derby Active late last year, she was due to retire after having worked for the NHS for over 35 years in a managerial role that was often stressful and sedentary. She recognised that this had left her feeling overweight and unfit, which was impacting her confidence. 

When she began her membership, our advisors created a programme that was unique to her and enabled her to set realistic goals at a pace that she was comfortable with. 

Fiona said: 

“I joined Derby Arena gym and was offered an induction with Abdul. He was very understanding and took time to understand my goals and help devise a programme that was tailored to me. It took a little while for me to feel more confident in using the gym. However, all the staff who work there are friendly and approachable. It doesn’t matter about your age or ability. After retiring I have been able to attend the gym more regularly. I have lost weight and feel stronger and fitter!” 

All of our health and fitness programmes are personalised to suit you and with regular reviews you can keep on track of your training plan, making changes at your own pace.  

Derby Active member Helena was was initially put on a post-natal training plan. After about four weeks she asked if the intensity could be increased. Since November she has been lifting weights of increasing intensity and attends the gym about 4 to 5 times a week. 

Her progress has been outstanding to now dropping into a healthy range on her BMI, Body fat and with outstanding muscle gain. 

Helena said: 

“I joined the gym in 2023 and it has completely changed my life. I was and am grieving the loss of my daughter who died 11 months earlier, just before she was born. Since losing her I decided I wanted to get as fit and healthy as possible for my other three children.  My workouts have become like therapy for me, and I look forward to the time and quiet space. Everyone in the gym has been so friendly which has really helped me to build my confidence. It can be so daunting entering a gym, especially as a grieving mum, 6 months postpartum and feeling very vulnerable.”  


Our Health and Wellbeing Advisors are here to provide unlimited professional advice, a personal fitness programme and friendly chat and if you join in June you’ll receive a 50% discount for your first two months. Saving up to £13.50 a month.  

Derby Active unlimited membership gives you access to two venues in Derby City, unlimited use of the two gyms and over fitness 50 classes, 7 days a week. Find out more about Derby Active membership benefits. 

To find out more call Derby Arena on 01332 640011, email or Springwood Leisure Centre on 01332 640333, email