Neon lighting at One Gym Bishop Auckland

Image taken by Aiden Dawson

One Gym is a ten-year-old business and is still expanding. It currently owns six gym facilities across County Durham with it’s latest one recently opened in Thinford. Their facility in Bishop Auckland has also recently been expanded to accommodate more state-of-the-art gym equipment, classes, and extra space so it never feels too busy.

The One Gym at Bishop Auckland now has two storeys. The main gym room is downstairs towards the front where all the aerobics equipment is located. Weights and resistance machines are dotted around the new expanded hall at the back- this includes free weights. Upstairs is where classes take place which can all be booked online. Their reception desk is right at the main entrance. Changing facilities are located downstairs through a set of double doors to the right as you enter the main room at the front.

The venue is very modern with an edgy, energetic vibe. It really is an awesome place to exercise with friends, get fit and have a blast!

Why should you join the One Gym in Bishop Auckland?

This gym has everything you need for a good quality workout whether you just do a leisurely workout or you’re a hardcore bodybuilder. People join the gym for all sorts of reasons and the One Gym in Bishop Auckland is the perfect workout venue to help boost your motivation and burn of a bit of steam. We will now dig deep into the amenities this gym has and the reasons why we recommend this gym as an accessibly-friendly environment for people of all walks of life. Let’s go into detail on why we think it’s worth joining this gym…


This gym in Bishop Auckland has everything you would expect a gym to have. The cardio and aerobics exercise equipment includes:

  • Treadmills
  • Cross-trainers (elliptical trainers)
  • Stationary bikes
  • Rowing machines
  • Stair climbers
  • Arc trainers

Resistance weight machines including:

  • A variety of selectorised weight machines including shoulder press, leg press, upper back, chest press, leg curl, arm curl, etc
  • Plate-loaded weight machines
  • Cable resistance machines with different interchangeable attachments including triceps ropes, handlebars and revolving hand grips.

Free weights including:

  • Barbells
  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebells

All weights are available in wide range of heaviness for all capabilities. Other equipment and accessories include:

  • Adjustable aerobics steps
  • Exercise balls
  • Boxing bags
  • Battle ropes
  • Gym mats
  • Abdominal wheels
  • Adjustable bench presses

The variety and amount of equipment at this gym means that all visitors can work out at their own pace. There is an exercise suited to people of all capabilities and this gym has accommodated for that.

Changing rooms

All fully equipped with decent sized lockers for people to store their belongings. The lockers are secured using combination padlocks provided by the gym staff at the reception. The changing rooms also have up to three toilet cubicles including urinals for the male changing rooms. There are also shower cubicles for people to clean themselves after a heavy workout. There are also sunbeds in the changing facilities too. Sunbed tokens can be bought via the FitSense App or at the reception desk. If you have any other questions about using the sunbeds, then the staff are always more than happy to help you.

Reception area

Located immediately to the left as you enter the gym, the reception desk is where you can speak to members of staff to discuss memberships, joining the gym and finding out more about the classes. There is also a vending machine located right next to the reception desk. There is plenty of energy drinks, bottles of water and juice to buy to keep you hydrated and energized during your workout!


The One Gym at Bishop Auckland have their own scheduled timetable full of different classes of wide variety. Click here to view their timetable.

Classes that take place at this gym in Bishop Auckland include:

  • Spinning classes
  • Total Fitness
  • Steps
  • Yoga
  • Box-fit
  • Weights for beginners
  • Kettlebells
  • Boot-camp Extreme

This list is not exhaustive, there are so many different classes targeted towards people of all ages and backgrounds and people of all abilities. There is something for everyone to give a go!


People have the option to either purchase a day pass- so you don’t need to feel pressured into committing to a long-term membership if you just want to give it a try first and then see how you feel.

Memberships can be joint and day passes can be purchased online by clicking here.


One Gym in Bishop Auckland is among the most accessible and disability-friendly in County Durham. From the good quality facilities to the variety of inclusive classes and training programmes. Everyone that joins are made to always feel comfortable and safe. The staff at the gym want everyone to feel reassured that they can work out and train at their own pace with all the help and guidance available.


The gym is in Tindale Crossing near St Helen’s in Bishop Auckland. It is just a five minutes’ drive from the town centre of Bishop Auckland and a minutes’ drive from the retail park at Tindale. It is right next door to the new Aldi store and Homebase and is over the road from the park. This location is convenient as it is near plenty of bus stops and is also next to all the big shops and supermarkets and isn’t far from town. All the housing estates around Bishop Auckland are also within walking distance including Woodhouse and Henknowle.


Getting into the gym requires having an app on your mobile phone where you scan a QR code to open a big turnstile. For wheelchair users, there is a separate automatic door to the right before the turnstile and there is a buzzer that you can press if you need help from a member of staff with getting through the turnstile/door. If you are first visiting the gym and don’t have the app to scan, you can also press the buzzer to inform staff of your arrival. It is recommended that you book an appointment for an induction or meeting by contacting their email or phone number.

Wheelchair users

As mentioned before, wheelchair users can get into the gym via an automatic door. The space around the gym accommodates for wheelchairs to manoeuvre around the place. There are plenty of workouts that wheelchairs users and people with other physical disabilities can take part in. This can be discussed with members of staff, and they will advise you on what activities are suitable for the individual. The changing rooms can be accessed through a set of double doors to the right as you enter the gym, and down the wide corridor and getting in and out the changing rooms requires only one door to get through but no steps or tight corners making it easy for wheelchair users to access.

Changing rooms

All the changing rooms have a suitable number of lockers so there should always be one available even when busy. There is a bench in the middle of the room and seating around the outside along the lockers so plenty of space for people to sit down. The cubicles are spacious including the toilets and showers.


All equipment is maintained and cleaned regularly. The range of equipment ensures that there is always an exercise or activity that people of all abilities can do. There are up to 8 treadmills in a row in the main room along with 8 cross-trainers. More treadmills can be located upstairs. There are two rowing machines and 5 exercise bikes. The equipment can sometimes get busy. The weight racks are fully equipped with dumbbells of varying weights for people of all strengths and abilities, these are located towards the back of the extended hall. Other free weights including barbells are located around this area. There is an abundant amount of resistance weight machines too, all different kinds for many different specific muscle training exercises.

Staff will ensure all members who join are trained on how to use all equipment and how to do specific exercises during an induction session which can be prearranged by contacting the gym.


The gym has its own car park right outside and there is plenty of spaces but it can get quite full during busy times. You can leave your car in Aldi or Homebase car park for up to 2 hours and walk across to the One Gym. Disabled car parking spaces are right next to the main entrance.

Public transport

Water point at One Gym Bishop Auckland

Image taken by Aiden Dawson

The nearest bus stop is a few minutes walk on the main road that passes the gym. The bus can be caught from Bishop Auckland, West Auckland and even as far as Crook and Durham.


There is an accessible water point with a single tap for people to refill their own water bottles. Also, there is a vending machine selling a range of drinks including water, energy drinks and juice.


The gym can get a little bit noisy, with music playing around the venue. Members are also welcome to bring and wear their own headphones to listen to their own jams or to muffle the background noise. The gym can also get very busy, particularly on late afternoons and early evenings as a lot of people go to the gym after work/school. It is usually much quieter on weekday mornings and weekend afternoons. This gym is also open 24 hours, so you can attend overnight when it is very quiet but there are no staff and therefore no classes during these hours. The place is generally well-lit, with vibrant red neon lighting, but not overly vibrant.


We hope you found this listing helpful and resourceful. If you’re interested in finding out about other accessible friendly places/venues to go for activities and sports we also recommend a few others. Other listings include Woodhouse Leisure Complex. 


Q Can I bring my own drinks?

Yes you can and there is a cold water tap for you to fill up your own water bottle

Q Can I watch TV while working out?

There are three big TV screens with all the treadmills and cross-trainers facing towards them. You can ask a member of staff if you can connect your headphones via Bluetooth so you can listen to the TVs.

Q Can I get a personal trainer?

You can discuss having an ongoing personal training program with a member of the team contacting their phone number or emailing them.

1 Review for One Gym Bishop Auckland

Martyn Walton

3 Reviews

Best place ever been to

5.0/ 5

I’ve been to the gym with my work colleagues and I use the day pass is cheap and affordable price if you want to keep fit and healthy this is the place to go to

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