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AFFORDABLE, FLEXIBLE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES. JOIN US ON OUR SUPERB VALUE FOR MONEY STUDENT MEMBERSHIP AND PAY JUST £199 FOR 12 MONTHS OR £175 FOR 9 MONTHS

Busy and cash-strapped students of Manchester, we’ve got your back with our Better Student Health and Fitness membership. Our student membership lets you enjoy inclusive access to all our gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes in Manchester, online and telephone booking up-to fourteen days in advance and up-to 30% off non-member prices for other activities not included in your membership. 

 

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SUGDEN SPORTS CENTRE GYM AND FITNESS CLASSES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS FOR ONLY £150 FOR 12 MONTHS OR £120 FOR 9 MONTHS!

Sugden Sports Centre provides gym, fitness classes, sports hall, pitches and a packed programme of activities for Manchester Metropolitan University, the  University of Manchester and the local community. Conveniently located in the city centre, there is a great choice of inclusive membership options on offer and pitches, courts and multi activity rooms are also available to hire for clubs, sports and events.

GYM

You’ll be able to use our fully equipped gyms with the latest equipment and accessible technology. Your membership also includes a free fitness session with one of our personal fitness instructors who’ll create a personalised fitness programme tailored to your needs and goals. You’ll also be entitled to a free refocus session every six weeks with one of our fitness instructors to keep you on track.

If you’re a complete newcomer to the gym or don’t have much confidence in how best to use the kit then take advantage of a free gym induction which will teach you how to use the equipment safely or introduce you to some pieces you’ve never tried before.

Find a gym near you

Find a gym near you

SWIM

If the gym is not your thing or you like a bit of variety, we’ve got a wide range of swimming pools. Your student membership gives you access to use all our swimming pools in Manchester, so whether you want to do a few laps before a lecture or a water workout fitness class you can, at no extra cost.

Across Manchester we have a wide range of swimming facilities to choose from. With the superb Commonwealth pool at Manchester Aquatics Centre, and new pools at Hough End, Moss Side and East Manchester and Arcadia, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Whatever you age you’ll find a session suited to you in our pools whether its lane swimming for the more athletics or just enjoying a leisurely session one of our swim for all sessions.

Find a pool near you

Find a pool near you

FITNESS CLASSES

You’ll get inclusive access to all of our fitness classes at MCRactive leisure centres in Manchester. We have 100’s of classes taking place each week that are run by our fully trained professional instructors and range from low impact exercise like Yoga and Pilates to high energy total body conditioning and group cycle – so there’s no reason to get bored with your exercise routine.

Check out your local centre to find about the classes near you.

PRICING

Our student offer provides gym, swim, fitness classes and Health Suite access across Manchester for just £199 for 12 months or £175 for 9 months. Your membership includes access to any MCRactive facility in Manchester including:

  • Manchester Aquatics Centre 
  • Moss Side Leisure Centre 
  • Hough End Leisure Centre
  • East Manchester Leisure Centre
  • North City Family & Fitness Centre
  • Arcadia Library & Leisuire Centre
  • Whalley Range Stadium 
  • Belle Vue Leisure Centre 
  • Sugden Sports Centre ( £150 for 12 months or £120 for 9 months)

* The MET card is accepted as a payment method online or at Manchester Aquatics Centre.

How to join

Joining couldn’t be easier, just visit our online store to get your student discount membership today! You can also join in person at any of our MCRactive centres in Manchester.

If you have a MET card you can use it as a payment type online or when you join in person at Manchester Aquatics Centre or Hough End Leisure Centre.

 

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Download the BETTER UK app

From Fitness class bookings to buying Better Extreme tickets, fancy some family splash time in the teaching pool.

 

Keep up to date with the centre news, programmes and exciting forthcoming projects all at the click of a finger.

 

Getting to the gym is hard enough as it is without having to remember your membership card too right? Well we've got some news for you! Forgetting your membership card is a thing of the past! In fact its always in your pocket (on the Better UK APP) 

The Better App is now available to download on Google Play and Apple store.

Please click the links below to download:

Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.outsystemsenterprise.gll.BetterLeisureCentres&gl=GB

Apple store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/better-leisure-centres/id1486570989

For any issues such as password reset queries, please contact our Customer Experience Department at customerservices@gll.org.