Date posted 02 Jul 2021

We want everyone in the London Borough of Lewisham to get active, which is why we offer the Be Active membership to all eligible Lewisham residents.

Whether it is access to our gyms offering dedicated cardio, resistance, functional, strength and stretch zones, or taking a dip in one of Lewisham’s swimming pools; Be Active members benefit from reduced rates and some memberships even offer free pool and gym access.

We offer two types of Be Active membership

1. Pay & Play memberships

This is a borough-wide membership which gives you FREE POOL & GYM access at Glass Mill Leisure Centre, Forest Hill Pools, Wavelengths Leisure Centre and Bellingham Leisure & Lifestyle Centre.

Senior and Adult Disability Be Active members FREE POOL & GYM
Junior Disability Be Active members FREE POOL & GYM

Members also benefit from up to 30% off non-member prices on selected activities such as fitness classes as well as a priority advance booking period of 7 days.

2. Monthly membership

The Adult concessionary Be Active membership costs just £29.95 per month and gives anytime access to the gym, swimming pools and fitness classes at Glass Mill Leisure Centre, Forest Hill Pools and Wavelengths Leisure Centre.  Members also benefit from the 7 day priority booking of the specified activities.

Our monthly memberships are not annual contracts and can therefore be cancelled by giving us four weeks notice if you wish to cancel.  For full membership terms visit

The all inclusive Disability Be Active membership is just £21 per month and gives members nationwide access to over 200 Better leisure centres across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, so not just in Lewisham.  Members get anytime access to the gym, swimming pools and fitness classes and their accompanying carer goes free.  The 7 day priority booking benefit applies to this membership too. 

Am I eligible for a Be Active membership?

You can apply for the concessionary Be Active membership if you are:

  • Over 60 years old
  • A student (in full time education) and either live or study in the London Borough of Lewisham
  • Registered with a disability - in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or PIP (personal independence payments)
  • In receipt of benefits
  • Carers of disabled children or adults who are Lewisham residents

If you are in receipt of any of the following, it is likely that you will be eligible for a Lewisham Be Active membership:

  • Housing benefit
  • Income support
  • Job seekers allowance
  • Working families tax credit
  • In receipt of benefits / Carers allowance
  • Universal credit
  • Children in care

You will need to provide a form of evidence of the above to be able to take out a Be Active membership