Better for Everyone

At Better, we’re all about helping everyone get fit and healthy, that's why we offer off-peak, concessionary memberships for anyone currently receiving benefits. This discounted membership lets you use Better facilities in your local borough (in London) or city (outside London). 

The benefits of our Concessionary Better Health and Fitness membership include:

  • No joining fee†
  • No contract
  • Inclusive access to all Better gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes in your local area*
  • Free personalised fitness induction and tailored exercise programme
  • Six-week refocus sessions to help you stay motivated

You’ll also be able to save up to 30% on other activities not included in your membership. And for added convenience, you can book online up to 14 days in advance, or up to 7 days head by phone**.

Am I eligible?

If you receive any of the following, it’s likely that you’ll be eligible for a Concessionary Health and Fitness membership:

  • Carers allowance
  • Proof via council letterhead (less than £95pw earnings)
  • Signed agreement on council letterhead from council leisure department
  • Housing Benefit
  • Current Housing Benefit entitlement letter
  • Income Support
  • Giro Cheque
  • Current entitlement letter
  • Bank statement showing payment
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • JSA card
  • Current entitlement letter
  • Working Families Tax Credit (eligibility threshold is annual household earnings of £16,000 or less)
  • Letter from Inland Revenue, with a breakdown of benefit received


How to apply?

To apply for a concessionary membership, just speak to a member of staff at your local centre (remember to take your proof of eligibility with you), call us on 020 3457 8700, or contact us here.


Find your local centre 


For Health and Fitness Concessionary memberships in Belafst please click here. 

* Terms and conditions apply. Membership not available in Manchester. Visit for more details, proof of eligibility is required when joining. All activities and facilities are subject to programme changes and availability. Peak and off-peak time vary by location
**Telephone bookings are not available within the London Borough of Hackney leisure centres.
† A joining fee is applicable at centres within the London Borough of Barnet, London Borough of Islington, London Borough of Lambeth, Hillingdon, Rugby, South Bucks, South Oxfordshire, West Oxfordshire, Chiltern, Sprinters, Swindon, Bath and North East Somerset.