Swimming Pools

We have 3 swimming pools at Energise with activities for all. In our 25m Main pool we have Swim for Fitness which is lane swimming for competent swimmers aged 11 and over. For general swimming we have Swim for All sessions which is for all ages and abilities.

In our learner pool we have Swim for all sessions. This warmer swimming pool is perfect for little ones. We also have a hydrotherapy pool for a therapeutic form of exercise in water, which allows greater freedom of movement. Both pools have easy walk in steps and pool hoists if you need assistance.

The changing village lockers take a 20p coin and are non refundable. All sessions are pre booked via the Better UK app or online.

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The 98 station fitness suite features Techno Gym cardio and resistance equipment. The fitness suite has the space you need to enjoy your workout, and the variety of equipment to keep you challenged. All CV stations are equipped with integrated screens, allowing you to watch and listen to the TV and Radio while you work out.
Our fitness instructors are on hand to offer help and expertise on hand to help you achieve your fitness goals.

All sessions are pre booked via the Better UK app or online.

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Climbing Wall

Energise is the largest climbing wall in York including 13m high leading walls, 10m high beginner and intermediate walls, 4m high bouldering walls.

We run climbing courses for both adults and juniors, beginners and experienced climbers all welcome.

Our mobile climbing wall is also available for hire and community events.

Climbers wanting to book public climbing slots must attend and pass a belay/ competency check before booking their first slot. Competency checks are Wednesday 1930-2000 and Thursday 1800-2000.

For more information on courses and regular lessons or to book one off parties, tasters or refreshers sessions please contact; climbing.york@gll.org



With over 30 fitness classes a week our range of classes offer something for all abilities, ages and fitness levels. Our Group Cycle classes are held in our Group Cycle studio located in the gym. If you can’t make it to a class we have MyRide which means you can go in the studio anytime you like and participate in a virtual class. In our dance studio we offer your fitness favourites like Circuits, Body Pump and Pilates.

All fitness classes must be pre booked via the Better UK app or online.

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Pitches and Courts

3 outdoor floodlit 5-a-side football pitches available to hire.

To book a 3G pitch please use our booking partner WePlayFootball. Bookings can be made up to 28 days in advance, Better membership discount can be used at the checkout.

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Sports Hall

Our 6 court Sports Hall is used for a wide range of activities and events. The hall is currently used for day to day activities such as badminton and 5-a-side football. The sports hall can be hired either as a half or the full sports hall.

Book a badminton court via the Better UK app or online.

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Welly Boots creche is Ofsted registered and offers a warm, friendly and exciting experience for children from birth to 4 years.

Conveniently situated on site, you can trust our experienced and qualified staff to look after your loved ones and provide a safe and playful environment whilst you exercise.



Our fully licensed Café located in the reception area offers you somewhere to top up energy levels either after your work out or whilst spectating.  The Café has views of the sports hall and climbing wall and food can be served in the concourse area looking over the swimming pools.