Best Health club and gym in Essex

Set in 75 acres of beautiful parkland, this 15th-century part-moated manor house can boast some of the finest sporting facilities Essex offers.

Prested Hall will be ideal if you want an exclusive hire wedding or events venue, conference space, a relaxing spa day in Essex, Health Club, an indoor heated swimming pool, or to learn and play Real Tennis & Padel Tennis.

Prested Hall is the only venue that can provide you with a wide range of options while maintaining a high level of service.

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Prested Hall possesses a health club with a 40+ station Gym, a 20m Indoor heated pool, 4 Padel Tennis courts,2 Real Tennis courts, a sauna, 2 Lawn Tennis courts, a steam room, and an Elemis Spa.

Prested Hall has excellent transport links, is easily reachable, and has its parking.

Our gym is not of the noisy, intimidating variety. It is a well-equipped fitness center with caring, efficient, friendly, responsible qualified fitness instructors.

We embrace people of all ages and fitness levels in the gym and enjoy encouraging a healthier and more pleasing lifestyle for all our members.

We do not put any pressure on people to join the gym. Instead, they decided whether Prested was the right place for them.


1. Six treadmills with Freeview TVs
2. Five cross trainers with Freeview TVs
3. Three upright bikes and one recumbent bike with Freeview channels
4. 1 Air runner
5. One recumbent bike with Freeview channels
6. 1 Air bike
7. 2 Rowers
8. 1 Ski-erg – upright rower

A fully qualified free weights training area with benches, rigs, battle ropes, kettlebells, dumbbells, and bars and plates, all within a spacious, bright advanced area, something for everyone.

We have steps and Swiss balls; we have several classes in the studio for members who want to try another way to fitness.

Our beautiful relaxing swimming pool measures 20m x 12m and has a depth level of 1.38m (4’ 6”). The swimming pool water is set at 29.5°c, and the air is 30°c.

We have a 12-15 person sauna by the pool and a eucalyptus steam room with mood lighting.

A large poolside relaxation area with cozy loungers, indoor trees, and plenty of magazines is a great place to unwind between laps in the pool. In the summer, a lovely walled garden provides a peaceful haven.


Our Health Club memberships include unlimited use of the pool, gym, sauna, steam room, and lawn tennis courts (evening illumination court fees apply).

Members can also play Real and Padel tennis for a small fee. We also provide free fitness classes to Health Club members (except for courses taught by outside instructors such as Pilates, Yoga, Life Drawing, Pregnancy Yoga, and Full Body Conditioning).

Please keep in mind that those aged 16 and 17 are not permitted to use our fixed resistance or free weights, but they are permitted to use our cardio equipment.

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Health clubs and gyms in essex offer many benefits for individuals who want to improve their physical and mental health. 

Here are some of the key benefits of joining a health club or gym:

1. Improved Physical Health: Regular exercise is essential for maintaining good physical health. Health clubs and gyms offer access to a wide range of equipment, including weights, cardio machines, and resistance bands that can help you improve your strength, endurance, and flexibility.

2. Weight Management: Health clubs and gyms can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight by providing access to cardio machines, resistance training equipment, and group fitness classes to help you burn calories and build muscle.

3. Improved Mental Health: Exercise has been shown to have various mental health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Health clubs and gyms can provide a supportive community where you can connect with others, which can also positively affect your mental health.

4. Accountability: Health clubs and gyms offer personal training and coaching services that can help keep you motivated to achieve your fitness goals.

5. Variety: Health clubs and gyms offer a wide range of equipment, classes, and programs that can keep your workouts exciting and challenging. This can help you avoid boredom and plateauing in your fitness journey.

6. Access to Expertise: Health clubs and gyms in colchester offer access to certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, and nutritionists who can guide and support your fitness journey.

7. Improved Quality of Life: By improving your physical and mental health, exercise can help you lead a happier, more fulfilling life.


Prested Hall is a charming wedding and events venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets.

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