Why Choose a Better Health Senior Membership?

If you’re 66 and over* and looking to get more active, our Better Health Senior Membership allows you to access our range of gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes, all at a competitive price.

Offering gym memberships that empower everyone to take charge of their fitness, our Better Leisure Centres hold sessions tailored specifically for those over 66*.

At Better, we believe that staying socially active is just as important as staying physically active – at any age. That’s why we run regular senior clubs for our Senior Gym and Leisure Membership holders in many of our centres across the UK, offering you the opportunity to meet new people and grow friendships near you.

And if all that isn’t enough, as Better is a not-for-profit organisation, all proceeds from your membership fees are reinvested right back into your local community, enabling us to make fitness more accessible for everyone.


*Note minimum age eligibility of 66 applies but may vary in different leisure centre locations. Please check the membership criteria on the join site for more detailed information.

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Membership Benefits

With your Better Health Senior Membership, enjoy access to range of benefits at your local Better Centre* for you to use however you like, including:

  • Inclusive access to the gym offering cardio, resistance, functional, weight and stretch zones
  • Inclusive access the our centres’ swimming pools
  • Inclusive access to a full programme of tailored fitness classes
  • Plenty of friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to support however they can
  • Inclusive access to our Health Suites, including saunas, steam rooms and Jacuzzis, at selected centres (where available - one booking per member per day)**
  • Inclusive access to Better at Home – an online library of over 1,500 on-demand fitness classes and workouts
  • 7-day priority advanced booking online or via the Better UK app
  • Access to free WIFI in most Better centres
  • Ability to pay annually or by a rolling monthly Direct Debit with no contract for added flexibility
  • Up to 30% off other activities and services

*Facility access subject to availability, refer to home centre and individual location pages for facility listings. Health Suite excludes access to Spa Experience. Read our terms to find out more.

** Better Health Senior does not include access to Better’s Spa Experience facilities.

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Providing the space for you to exercise with confidence

Regardless of your age, joining a gym can be an intimidating experience. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the equipment, you’re struggling with your body confidence or this is your first time signing up – there are plenty of reasons why you may have your reservations.

At Better, our mission is to make fitness accessible to everyone, meaning that removing anxiety around exercising is one of our top priorities. That’s why we’ve introduced the following to make our gyms safe spaces to exercise with peace of mind:

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Inclusive activities

At our Better gym and leisure centres, we offer a range of activities those for over 66* such as walking football, badminton or aqua aerobics, allowing you to boost your fitness and meet like-minded people near you.

*Note minimum age eligibility may vary in different locations. Please check the membership criteria on the join site for more detailed information.

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Supportive Staff

To ensure that you’re not left feeling in the dark about any of the equipment or facilities in our Better Leisure Centres, gym inductions are available with our friendly and informed team to show you how to safely use each peice of equipment.

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Our members are the heartbeat of everything we do. Not only does a membership improve your physical and mental health, it's also a great place to make new friends within the community. Whether it's in a group fitness class or attending a group at a local centre or library, you'll always feel a sense of community. 

Hear from our members

Our members really are the heart and soul of everything we do here at Better. What better way to learn about the benefits of our senior gym memberships than from some of our regulars:

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“For me, being active means independence, it means I can do the things I want when I want to do them.” – Sarah, a Better Senior Member

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Read more stories from real people here on how staying active and taking control of our fitness can enrich and improve our lives.


For more answers to any questions you may have, please refer to our FAQ page for more information.

How old do I have to be to qualify for a senior membership?

Our senior membership is available for 66 and over* with any of the following documentations

Please ensure you provide First Name, Surname and valid date. Please see dates we accept next to the eligibility proof:

    • 60+ London Oyster Photo-card ~ (with a valid date)

    • Driving License

    • Birth Certificate

    • Passport

    • Freedom Bus Pass (BLUE) ~ (with a valid date)

*minimum age eligibility of 66 applies but may vary in different leisure centre locations. Please check the membership criteria on the join site for more detailed information

How do I get a Better Health Senior Membership?

You can easily sign up for a Senior Gym Membership online or by visiting in person to a Better centre near you.

To sign up online, begin by locating your nearest centre. Once you’ve found yours, select whether you’d like to pay for your membership by monthly direct debit, or as an upfront payment for the whole year.

Can I try out the facilities before I commit to a membership?

We offer free tours of the facilities at all of our centres with a member of our team. During this time, you can freely ask any questions you may have and see our facilities for yourself. Simply check the opening times at your local centre and pop in.

If you'd like to test the facilities, you can sign up to our pay as you go membership or purchase a 1, 7 or 30 day day pass

Is there equipment/facilities tailored for senior adults?

All of our gyms are equipped with easy-to-use machines and facilities for all ages, including senior members. For those looking to do low-impact cardio, our gyms feature elliptical machines that are much easier on joints, making them ideal for seniors. If you're new to the gym or looking to learn how to safely use the equipment, then why not book a gym induction. We also offer a range of sessions ideal for seniors like our low-impact or dance inspired fitness classes, swimming or raquet sports such as badminton

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Day Passes

Whether you’re new to fitness, want to try before you buy or are just looking for a flexible option that works around your schedule - our Day Passes are a great way to use our facilities whenever and wherever suits you best.

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Concessionary Memberships

At Better, we want to help everyone get active. That’s why we offer off-peak concessionary gym and leisure centre memberships at a discounted rate. If you’re eligible, enjoy access to a range of Better facilities in your local area – helping you get healthier for less.

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