Customer notice:

Due to unforeseen circumstances causing a health & safety issue in the car park at lifeLEISURE Cheadle, we have taken the decision to close the centre from 11:30am on Saturday 15th May. Click here for full details.

Customer update (COVID-19)

Last updated 2 December 2020

Due to Stockport being placed into Tier 4 of restrictions, our SMILE sessions are not currently running, to ensure we follow the DCMS guidance around group exercise. We are working hard to ensure that sessions return as quickly as possible when we are allowed to do so.

We will update this page with further details as soon as we are in a position to recommence the timetable.

In the meantime please see our virtual offer that will continue to run during this time:


Best Wishes,

The Active Communities Team



Simple Movements Improve Life Every Day

Join in...feel the benefits of social, friendly and fun exercise at your own pace!

SMILE is a new low impact and gentle exercise concept developed by Life Leisure. The programme provides a fun, engaging and adaptable exercise and physical activity sessions for older adults and those with long term health conditions or disabilities to help improve physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Whether an individual can only take part sitting on a chair or they feel comfortable enough to stand up and exercise – we believe the SMILE programme offers alternatives that are beneficial for everyone and taking part will improve a participant's quality of life.

Key areas of delivery:

There are a number of key premises on how SMILE is delivered and what is involved:

  • Music
  • Equipment
  • Fun
  • Stimulating
  • Social
  • Adaptability

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The physical activity incorporated within SMILE combines a variety of low intensity exercises which are engaging and fun. SMILE includes:

  • A Warm-up
  • Balance, Stability & Co-ordination
  • Mobility & Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Stretching
  • A Cooldown

Where can SMILE be delivered?

We want to offer SMILE to as many people and groups as possible, so providing a venue is deemed safe and suitable for physical activity a session can be delivered. Venues can include:

  • Sports & Fitness centres (e.g. a Life Leisure centre)
  • Local Community Centres
  • Church Halls
  • Residential homes
  • Nursing/Care Homes
  • Sheltered Housing Accomodation
  • Plus many more!

For more information on SMILE please call Gareth Ball on 07800 764879 or email Gareth today.

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SMILE Timetable







14:00pm – 15:00pm


Stockport Sports Village



11:15am – 12:15pm


Life Leisure Avondale



12:15pm – 13:15pm


Life Leisure Houldsworth Village