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Last updated 11th August 2020

Better Gym Bradford

  • In order to comply with the introduction of a local lockdown across the city of Bradford by central Government, Better Gym Bradford will be temporarily closed until further notice.
  • Members will be contacted with membership information and further updates via email.

Leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools in Cardiff

  • Some Better leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools in Cardiff have now re-opened. 
  • Better UK app and online advance bookings will only be available.
  • Click here to learn more about locations reopening in Cardiff and available services.

Leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools in England

  • Most of our leisure centres, pools and gyms have now re-opened.
  • Junior gym sessions will be available for existing junior gym members at participating centres.
  • View the re-opened locations list below this update, or find your local centre for further information about the available activities and services nearby.
  • Each location will need to make an assessment based on whether they can facilitate safe activities within their facilities. Where they choose to have activities or services remain closed, please respect this decision.
  • Better UK app and online advance bookings will only be accepted.
  • Members have now been contacted via email with further information about their membership payments.
  • Membership payments for leisure centres, gyms and pools remain frozen if locations are closed and no alternative open locations nearby. View more information about your membership.
  • For more information, view our re-opening frequently asked questions.

Leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools in Belfast

  • Most Better gyms, fitness classes and swimming pools have now re-opened in Belfast.
  • Better UK app and online advance bookings will only be available.
  • Click here to learn more about locations reopening in Belfast and available services.

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Leisure centres, gyms and pools

Staying safe in our leisure centres

Better has implemented a safer, better, stronger approach across our leisure centres under coronavirus regulations to ensure your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible. 

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How to make activity bookings

The Better UK app will become an important part of your experience, as all activity sessions will need to be pre-booked ahead of your visit. View our step by step guide to creating your booking account, FAQs and more.

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Spa Experience

We’re so excited to welcome you back to your local Spa Experience, to make sure your visit is as safe as possible, we’ve put new hygiene measures in place in line with coronavirus regulations.

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Trampoline Parks

Jump to your heart's content at our Better Extreme locations across England. Find out how we're keeping you and your children safe during your visit. 

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We're ready to welcome you back!

Last updated 31st July 2020

Reinstating memberships

  • As some of our locations have now re-opened in England and Northern Ireland, we have communicated via email to inform members when their membership freeze will be removed and when membership payments will restart.
  • This applies to annual, monthly, pre-paid pay and play memberships.
  • We've upgraded all memberships with UK-wide access, giving members flexibility to enjoy classes and activities wherever they are.
  • If a location is initially not re-opening, members will be advised via email, and if there is no alternative location nearby, memberships will remain frozen.
  • Lesson/course payments will remain frozen until we are ready to resume the service, so members do not have to do a thing.

Extending a membership freeze

  • If you’re not quite ready to return when you receive information about your membership restarting, complete a Membership Freeze request here and we will continue to keep your membership frozen at no cost until you are ready to come back.
  • When you are ready to return to the leisure centre, your membership freeze will need to be removed. To request this, complete a Membership Unfreeze request here and we will be in touch to confirm your one-off first payment to ensure you pay absolutely nothing for the period of your freeze, before we reinstate your regular Direct Debit payments as normal.


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Your membership matters

  • Community is as important as ever right now and as a charitable social enterprise, we rely on the amazing support of members.
  • Without our valued members we would not be able to operate, and we would like to thank you for your continued support.
  • New members who join a pay & play, monthly direct debit or annual membership, will benefit from no joining fee for a limited time.
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Suspended Services

Last updated 31st July 2020

At this stage, with the current restrictions, it is not practical to recommence some activities and services. Once restrictions are further eased and we can resume these activities and services, we will provide further information on how and when they will return.

Initially, these activities and services include:

  • Lessons and courses (including swimming, gymnastics and football lessons)
  • Some fitness classes: 
    • Power Pump
    • Fitness Rebounder
    • Step
    • Fit Beats
    • Boxfit
    • Combat
    • Ante and Postnatal classes
    • Older adult classes
    • Pool based classes
  • Soft play
  • Ice skating
  • Cafés
  • Bowling 
  • Skate parks
  • Steam rooms and saunas

Better at Home

  • Better at Home provides members with free access to over 600 online classes, plus workouts of the week, nutrition and wellness information, and exclusive member benefits.
  • Better at Home virtual fitness classes give members a reason to keep their bodies and minds healthy, even when they can’t get to the gym, pool or court.
  • The wide range of online exercises are suitable for all ages and abilities and can be accessed via the Better UK app.
Access Better at Home for free