Wondering how to get started on the new gym equipment?

To help gym users to get the best use of our new kit, we have outlined the key benefits of each piece (including, where relevant, how it relates to the old air resistance machine).

Drax Leg Press

Drax Leg Press

The leg press is used to work the quadriceps and the hamstring muscles of your thighs and the gluteal muscles (in your buttocks).

Cybex Bravo Functional Trainer

Offers many, varied strength building opportunities.

Drax Dip/Chin Assist machine

Dips are a compound, body-weight exercise that works your chest, shoulders, back and arm muscles.

Click on the buttons below to see how to use these and other pieces of equipment

Cybex Ground-based Exercises

Cybex Isolated Upper Body Exercises

Cybex Compound Upper Body Exercises

Using the Dip and Chin Machine

Connecting IC7 Bike to Smart Phone

IC7 Bike and Console Set up


Exercising with dumbells can help you improve cardiovascular fitness, burn calories, build muscle or increase muscular endurance for sports.


Exercising with kettlebells produces higher rates of muscle activation than dumbbells for exercises like swings, especially in the posterior chain muscles. The shape of the kettlebell requires the lifter to use a different grip than dumbbells or barbells.

Medicine Balls

The ability to generate strength and power is a very important component for success in many sports, particularly in those involving explosive movements. Medicine ball training, in conjunction with a programme of weight training and circuit training, can be used to develop strength and power.