We have an amazing range of activities across our centres in Manchester for Women and Girls.

Our superb mix of leisure centres and national centres offer a huge programme of sports from one off sessions to lessons and courses.

Active Aqua

(BAA) Better Active Aqua is a physical activity programme designed to help improve the health and wellbeing of Manchester residents. The programme is a great way to introduce beginners of all ages to swimming sessions or if it's been a while since you've swam, it's a great way to welcome you back to the pool and help you regain your confidence in the water. 

Sessions take place at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre and include:

  • Water Workout
  • Swim for Women
  • Mother & Child
  • Mother & Daughter
  • Aqua Discovery

 

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Women Only Fitness Classes

Whatever your level of fitness, fitness classes are a great way to get active. With so many to choose from staying motivated is never a problem!

In Manchester we have classes especially for beginners, older adults, women and ante and postnatal, we’ve got something to suit everyone.

Sessions specifically for Women across our centres include:

  • Zumba at Belle Vue Leisure Centre
  • Body Conditioning at North City Family & Fitness Centre 
  • Legs, Bums and Tums at North City Family & Fitness Centre & Whalley Range
  • Step Aerobics at North City Family & Fitness Centre
  • Dance Fitness at North City Family & Fitness Centre & Whalley Range
  • Power Pump at Moss Side Leisure Centre

Outside of this we've got a huge programme of fitness classes available for the whole community to enjoy. You can find details by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page which will take you to our centre's individual web pages where you can view their timetables.

Alternatively you can click to book and see the week ahead at your local centre. 

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Women Only Gym Sessions

some of our gyms all offer Women Only sessions on their timetables:

  • Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre
  • Belle Vue Leisure Centre
  • East Manchester Leisure Centre
  • Moss Side Leisure Centre
  • Whalley Range Sports Centre 

You'll see these sessions clearly labelled on the timetable and when you go to book.

Learn to Swim with Us

Swim Doctor is our adult swim programme. We have sessions for complete beginners so our pools are the perfect place to learn to swim. We have sessions at:

  • Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre
  • East Manchester Leisure Centre
  • Hough End Leisure Centre
  • Moss Side Library & Leisure Centre
  • North City Family & Fitness Centre 

We've also sessions to help you improve if you're a little rusty or for the more accomplished swimmers we can train you for an event.

Whatever session suits you best you'll be welcomed to our pools and enjoy a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

 

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Swim for Women

Our pools offer Swim for Women sessions which wherever possible will be lifeguarded by female staff.

You'll find our Swim for Women sessions at

  • Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre
  • East Manchester Leisure Centre
  • Hough End Leisure Centre
  • Moss Side Library & Leisure Centre
  • North City Family & Fitness Centre

Introducing our new membership for Arcadia and Belle Vue Leisure Centre

Perfect for accessing our female only gym and swim sessions

Our new membership gives access to both Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre and Belle Vue Leisure Centre - ideal should you want access to our female only gym and female only swimming sessions.

For just £28.50 per month you can access the programmes at both centres and the great range of other activities that they offer.

Belle Vue has a great ladies only gym too which you'll  be able to access. What are you waiting for... join now.

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Take a closer look at our centres and their full range of activities and timetables

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Yew Tree Avenue
Manchester
M19 3PH

Belle Vue Leisure Centre

Kirkmanshulme Lane
Manchester
M12 4TF

East Manchester Leisure Centre

189 Grey Mare Lane
Beswick
Manchester
M11 3ND

Hough End Leisure Centre

480 Princess Road
Manchester
M20 1HD

Moss Side Leisure Centre

480 Princess Road
Manchester
M20 1HD

National Squash Centre & Regional Arena

Gate 13
Rowsley Street
Manchester
M11 3FF

North City Family & Fitness Centre

Upper Conran Street
Harpurhey
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M9 4DA

National Cycling Centre

Stuart Street
Manchester
M11 4DQ

Whalley Range Sports Centre

11-18 Wilbraham Road
Manchester
M16 8GW