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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.

(Wednesday 13th May 8pm - Thursday 14th May 10am)
As part of our investment in new gym equipment, there will be disruption to access to all cardio equipment including treadmills, bikes, cross trainers, steppers and rowing machines at lifeLEISURE Grand Central from next Wednesday 13th May at 8.00pm until Thursday 14th May at 10.00am. Thank you for your patience during this short area closure. lifeLEISURE members are welcome to use other lifeLEISURE facilities during this short closure.

May Bank Holiday Opening Times

Monday 25th May6.30am - 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 19th January '15)

Customer Notice - Car Parking
The small car park adjacent to Life Leisure Grand Central has become a long stay car park, with a price of £10 per day. Visitors can now also park for £1 for up to 3 hours. Please see alternative car parking facilities in the vicinity of the centre.

  • 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

The centre 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
Welcome to the newest and largest football facility in the north west. With 16 'Optima' 3G Pitches call us today to book...
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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