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.

 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. 

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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.

Climbers wanting to book public climbing slots must attend and pass a belay/ competency check before booking their first slot. 

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

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


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With over 40 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.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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3 outdoor floodlit 5-a-side football pitches available to hire.

To book a 3G pitch please use our booking partner PlayFootball. 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. During term time the sports hall isn't available for booking. 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. Email us for hall hire enquires.

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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. The crèche is open Tuesday to Friday 9am - 1pm.

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.

If you would like to come for a look around, please pop into the centre within opening hours and a member of crèche staff will happily show you the facilities and answer any questions you may have.

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The Little Yorkshire Coffee Café is located in the reception area offering 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.