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Fitness Pool

The Fitness Pool is the original 1920's design, complete with murals and poolside changing cubicles.

The pool is heated to 27 degrees, and is ideal for lane and club swimming.

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The Gym has over 100 stations of high quality Technogym resistance and cardio equipment. In addition we have a variety of cables, free weights and a Power Plate to compliment your training programme.

All new members are offered a free health check, with personalised fitness programme. Personal Training is also available through YourPT trainers.

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Tone Zone

The Tone Zone is a large multi purpose studio space. Each week, we offer over 50 Group Exercise classes with the majority being held in the Tone Zone.

Class capacity in the Tone Zone ranges from 25 to 60 people, creating a vibrant atmosphere and great opportunity to meet like minded people. Our classes are extremely popular, so take advantage of our online booking facility to ensure you dont miss out!  

Programmes are available on the centre home page, or in centre.

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The Studio at the Arches is an intimate setting for over 15 Yoga and Pilates classes per week.

We have some of the most experienced instructors in the industry, and as a result our 'Calm' classes average over 90% occupancy. To avoid disappointment, booking in advance is a must.


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Leisure Pool

The Leisure Pool hosts a range of features including a spa pool, and two slides.

The pool also holds programmed sessions such as Water Workout - both shallow and deep, Swimming Lessons, and General Swim sessions.

A full pool programme is available on the centre home page, or through Splashpath for your smartphone.

Swim Safely rules apply at all times. 

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Toddler's World

Toddler's World is a fun and interactive play session for parent and toddler. Soft toys, building blocks, balance beams and the bouncy castle make this session a long standing favourite at the Arches.

We have 7 sessions per week, and aim to introduce new equipment periodically. All sessions are complete with nursery rhymes and provide a great way for parents and children to socialise. 

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We run 4 Gymnastics courses in line with the school terms. All courses are coached by fully qualified instructors, in line with British Gymnastics standards. Certificates for achievements are awarded to all pupils at the end of each term.

A full range of courses, along with key dates and information can be found by visiting the Sports Courses website.


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Toddler's Football

In conjunction with Charlton Athletic, the Arches Leisure Centre offers several toddler's football courses for children aged between 3 and 4 years.

FA qualified coaches provided by Charlton Athletic Football Club, aim to unearth future football stars by way of structured, fun and interactive indoor football sessions.

For a full range of courses including key dates and information, please visit 


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Healthwise (GP Referral)

GLL’s firm belief that physical activity can have a beneficial effect upon the health of an individual, underpins our commitment to the provision of a Physical Activity referral programme, ‘Healthwise’ within The Royal Borough of Greenwich.

This is a joint partnership project between GLL and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to break down barriers to physical activity and to tackle health inequalities. The Better Health Team provide tailored physical activity and exercise programmes for patients with risk factors for medical conditions or for those with existing long term conditions at an affordable rate – it is a programme designed to help people manage and improve their health.

In addition to the main Physical Activity referral programme, additional elements have been introduced in order to ensure that they are relevant to the needs and health concerns of Greenwich residents. These elements include:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV
  • Adult Weight Management Courses
  • Respiratory Disease (COPD) classes
  • Cancer Rehabilitation


Individuals who are not already active and who have a medical condition may be suitable for referral to this programme. Please note that this service is only available to those living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich or those registered with a Greenwich GP.

To find out more information or to be referred on to this service, please speak to your Health Professional. Alternatively you can contact the Healthwise team on 020 8317 5000 ext. 2130 or email us at

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Personal Training

Our personal trainers provide exercise programmes for all areas of general fitness, and are there to give you all the motivation and support you need to achieve your goals.

Your trainer will design a progressive training workout just for you. They'll select the appropriate loads, reps, sets and sequence of exercises, ensuring your time is best spent, giving much better results than if you were training alone. They'll also offer nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Workouts will be challenging, educational yet fun, and hopefully you'll find the experience has a positive effect on your whole life!

All Better personal trainers have REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) level 3 qualifications or equivalent, which is the required national standard.

Book your complimentary personal training session now by calling 08009 884 466 or visit the Your PT website

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Creche 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 is Ofsted registered. This means that the Creche is regulated and inspected to ensure the care of the children who attend is of an excellent standard.

Creche opening times

Monday - Friday 9.30am-3.00pm