Gym

Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone. Our members can choose from cardiovascular machines such as treadmills and rowers, resistance equipment including free weights and dedicated stretching areas and fitness aids such as Swiss balls.

For a fitness programme tailored to your needs, just ask a Better fitness instructor and they'll be happy to put together a workout to suit you.

Before using the gym you'll need to complete an induction, so our fitness instructors can check you are well enough to train. As well this gives you the opportunity to get advice about other activities the centre may offer which could help you achieve your fitness goals.

Re-focus sessions are available to you at any time, where our fitness instructors will mix up your fitness programme. Did you know that keeping your workout more varied and challenging will actually keep you much fitter?

To view the Gym and other areas, please take our Interactive Tour

Swimming Pool

Swimming is great at any age.  Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love.

There are two pools in the centre. The fitness pool is 25 metres long, with up to 5 lanes and changing rooms on the pool side. The toddler pool has a small water slide and several pool features with family changing, plus spa on the pool side. Poolside seats are available.

Swim safety rules apply. Floats and other swimming aids are available to purchase from reception.

 

Fitness Classes

To vary your workout why not try a fitness class? We offer a range of classes - from beginners to advanced level - in a fun and sociable environment. Choose from: Pilates, Zumba, Body Pump, Body Combat, Group Cycle, Tai-Chi, Boxfit, Fit Steps and Circuits.

The fitness class studios:

Studio 1 is large and bright with mirrored walls and hosts approximately 25 classes a week. The studio is well equiped ensuring everyone attending has everything they need for their workout. 

Studio 2 is dedicated to instructor led group cycle classes with 25 bikes. The studio is also available to members who want to configure their own classes through use of our MY-Ride system.

 

Racquet Sports

Racquet sports are a great way to stay fit and have a catch up with friends at the same time. Courts may be booked for play during centre opening times and racquets are available to hire. Choose from: * Badminton * Table Tennis

Birthday Parties

We offer a wide range of affordable, themed birthday party packages for kids under 16 years old - from bouncy castles and soft play to trampolining, football or mixed games. We also do all the prep and tidying up, so you can just relax and enjoy the day!

Creche

Creche Play & Learn for under 5's gives you the chance to take part in leisure activities, knowing your children are well-cared for. You can leave your child for up to 2 hours. Booking is essential and places are limited so we?re afraid any no- shows (including Prepaid members) will result in the full charge being made. Our Creche Play & Learn is Ofsted registered. This means that the Creche is regulated and inspected to ensure the care of the children attending is of an excellent standard.

Sports Activity Courses

In partnership with many national governing bodies, our sports activity courses deliver high quality, comprehensive teaching for all ages and abilities. These enable you to develop skills in their chosen activity - from swimming to ballet - from beginner to advanced.

Aside from the physical benefits of participating, you'll also learn valuable life skills through coach interaction and teamwork. To read more about our popular sports courses, click here www.better.org.uk/lessonsandcourses

60+ Club

Are you 60+ or over? Want to take some first steps towards being more active, but not sure where or how to start?

Here at the Thame Leisure Centre members on the Better Health and Fitness 60+ Club membership are now able to enjoy even more.

Club customers will be able to take advantage of the facilities through reduced membership rates meaning you can enjoy your leisure time at an affordable price. All of this is available during off-peak times.

All is aimed at getting you out of the house, having fun and keeping healthy at the same time. You'll receive a great support from our professional and friendly staff that will be happy to help you achieve your best.

It's never too late to discover your sporting talent!