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Life Leisure


Grand Central Square
Wellington Road South
Stockport SK1 3TA
T: 0161 474 7766
T: 0161 429 0401 (Swimming Lessons)

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TimetablesSwimmingClass Descriptions Opening Times
Saturday (Gym)8.00am-5.00pm
Saturday (Pool)8.00am-3.00pm

Grand Central

Located right in the centre of Stockport, next door to the train station, Life Leisure Grand Central Pools provides first class fitness and swimming facilities. The gym has been recently fitted with the latest fitness equipment and has a dedicated performance zone and aerobics studio with weeky programme of classes. Grand Central is also home to Stockport's only 50m swimming pool and is home to Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club and learn to swim programme.

There will be a partial gym and fitness changing room closure at lifeLEISURE Grand Central from Monday 3rd-Friday 7th August. The upstairs fitness area will be closed for the installation of new free weights and flooring. Due to the extensive work the changing rooms will also be closed during this time. In addition the functional glassed area in the main gym will be closed for the installation of a new functional training zone. New resistance equipment will also be installed. We are aiming for the gym to reopen during the week as and when the installation in each area is completed. All members who access our Grand Central gym facility will be permitted to use any lifeLEISURE fitness facilities during this time. We thank you for your patience whilst we work to improve your centre.

From week commencing 3rd August the car park closest to the
lifeLeisure Grand Central is scheduled to close to make way for the development of a hotel and office building as part of the Stockport Exchange development.  Stockport Council has been working with Life Leisure to put alternative parking arrangements in place for all lifeLEISURE Grand Central customers.

Details of these arrangements can be found on the Stockport Council website or by viewing the parking leaflet below. Arrangements include special parking rates at the neighbouring NCP multi storey car park and free evening parking (until 9:30pm) at the nearby Stopford House car park on weekdays. Full information can be found by downloading the parking leaflet.

August Bank Holiday Opening Times

Monday 31st August6.30am - 6.00pm

Customer Notice - Health Suite - Daily Cleaning
To help us to maintain our standards at the highest possible level, the Health Suite at lifeLEISURE Grand Central will be CLOSED daily for one hour between 13:00 & 14:00 to allow us to carry out additional cleaning tasks. (Effective from 19 January '15)

Facilities at Grand Central include:

  • State of the art Fitness Suite
  • Brand new fitness equipment
  • Performance Training Zone
  • Aerobics Studio (with weekly classes)
  • 50 metre Swimming Pool
  • Health Suite (timetable)
  • Home of Stockport Metro

NEW Grand Central Studio Timetable - starts Monday 6 July

Grand Central is also home to Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club, where world class swimmers and Olympic medallists train on a daily basis. The Stockport Metro programme also offers lessons for complete beginners from 6 weeks old.  For more information contact the Swimline on 0161 429 0401. For general centre enquiries please call 0161 474 7766.

Please note the Children's Pool is open Monday-Friday from 16:00-20:00 and the Water Slide is open Monday-Friday from 17:00-20:00.


Swimming Lessons
Stockport Metro
Offering lessons from Baby Splash & Pre-school (0-4 years old) to adults, beginners to advanced and competitive club swimming.
Courses for Adults
Courses for Adults
For the latest in fitness courses including toning, weight loss and strengthening visit our courses page to see what's on offer.
Football at SSV
GP Referral
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Personal Training
Need that extra bit of motivation or an extra push to reach your goals. Why not try Personal Training or Buddy Training?
Need that extra bit of motivation or an extra push to reach your goals. Why not try Personal Training or Buddy Training?
Kids Activities
Kids Activities
GP Referral
GP Referral
For the latest information on our Physical Activity Referral in Stockport (PARiS) scheme click here.
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Contact Information

Life Leisure Head Office
Landmark House
Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheshire SK8 7BS

Tel:0161 482 0900
Fax:0161 482 0939


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