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Grand Central

Grand Central Square, Wellington Road South,
Stockport, SK1 3TA

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Facilities at Grand Central

Gym

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Gym

In the heart of Stockport, the fitness suite at Life Leisure Grand Central has a range of cardio and resistance equipment such as cross trainers and treadmills as well as plenty of free weights across several different areas making sure you have the right amount of space to perform your workout.

Studio Classes

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Studio Classes

Our classes are hosted by amazing instructors who only want one thing… To give you the best workout possible. All levels of ability are welcome with adaptations for exercises given. Whether you’re a beginner, or more advanced, there’s something for everyone!

Swimming & Slides

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Swimming & Slides

Come and enjoy our 50m main pool with sessions available for lane swimming, family swimming, ladies only swimming, inflatable sessions and more! Our Oasis pool is having the perfect space for little ones.

We have recently had our lockers updated! Half of our lockers require a new style pound coin or trolley token and half now require a padlock.

Why not book onto our swim and slides session to access our 2 water slides! (Swimmers must be at least 1.1m tall and able to swim 25m unaided to use the slides).

Health Suite

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Health Suite

Relax and unwind in our Health Suite at Life Leisure Grand Central which incorporates a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. The perfect place to come to after a workout and it is FREE for members!

Available Sessions

  • Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 9.30pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am – 2.30pm
  • Sunday: 8.30am – 5.30pm

Accessibility & Parking

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Accessibility & Parking

Life Leisure Grand Central visitors will be given 2 hours free parking if using the NCP multi-storey car park. Please be aware that any visit longer than 2 hours will be charged at the normal rate including the first 2 hours. Customers must validate their parking ticket using the machine at reception.

 

Facilities

  • Accessible pool changing rooms with shower chair & toilet
  • Lift down to poolside
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible parking available in the NCP multi-storey carpark. Please note this is a short walk away from the entrance to the building.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets/showers
  • Gradual slope into the oasis splash pool
  • Chair or a sling hoists for access to the main pool

Access for Carers & Support Workers

Carers and Support Workers can access the facility FREE of charge to accompany an individual to the gym or pool at Life Leisure Grand Central. A Leisure Key Companion/ Carer card is required to set up a casual companion account to enable bookings.

Gym Equipment

Ramp access to the ground floor level of the gym. Please note, the upstairs gym area can only be accessed via stairs.

Equipment suitable for those who can leave their wheelchair:

  • Star Trac – Leg Curl
  • Star Trac – Leg Extension

If you require any assistance or guidance on how to use the equipment and make the reasonable adjustments, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of the fitness team who would be happy to help.

Swimming

Life Leisure Grand Central provides disability access to both the main pool and small pool. We do not currently host any bespoke disability sessions; however this is something we are looking to introduce in the future.

Leisure Key Companion/Carer Card

Some families or individuals may be eligible for a Leisure Key which is delivered by Stockport Council. This provides discount to swimming and other activities across Life Leisure. In addition, if you are eligible for a Leisure Key Companion/Carer card, you will be able to access the activity for free accompanying an individual to a session. The following steps need to be taken to access this:

  1. Check your eligibility criteria with Stockport Council here.
  2. Complete any of the relevant information and submit proof of eligibility if required.
  3. Once you have your Leisure Key and or Leisure Key Companion card, bring this into a Life Leisure centre and register for a Casual Leisure Key Bookings account at reception.
  4. Once this has been registered, you can then book online. For instructions on how to book, please click here.

Grand Central Timetables

Swim Timetable

Memberships
Available at Grand Central

Premium

Access to all Life Leisure centres and facilities in Stockport including the fitness suite, swimming pools* and studio classes at selected centres.

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Premium

Access to all Life Leisure centres and facilities in Stockport including the fitness suite, swimming pools* and studio classes at:

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Life Leisure Brinnington Park
  • Life Leisure Cheadle*
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Hazel Grove*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall
  • Life Leisure Romiley*
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Payment Options
£39.99 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6-month initial term contract)

£44.99 monthly direct debit (non-contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

Please contact the team at your preferred centre for more information or to book a tour of the facilities. Alternatively, please pop in and speak to someone on reception.

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Premium Family

Suitable for families of 2 adults and up to 3 children (0-15 years). 

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Premium Family

Suitable for families of 2 adults and up to 3 children (0-15 years). 

Adults:
Adults get access to all areas, including the fitness suite, swimming pools* and studio classes at: 

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Life Leisure  Brinnington Park
  • Life Leisure Cheadle*
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Hazel Grove*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall
  • Life Leisure Romiley*
  • Life Leisure  Stockport Sports Village

Adults also have access to badminton at specific times and a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Children
On our Premium Family membership, children aged 0-4 can access public swimming at all available times. Children aged 5-12 years can access Life Leisure kids classes and public swimming throughout the year.  

Payment Options
£79.00 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6 month initial term contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

This membership is currently unavailable to purchase online. Please contact the team at your preferred centre for more information or to book a tour of the facilities. Alternatively, please pop in and speak to someone on reception.

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Premium Swimming

Access to all Life Leisure pools across Stockport, including health suites at selected centres.

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Premium Swimming

Access to all Life Leisure pools across Stockport, including health suites* at:

  • Life Leisure Avondale
  • Life Leisure Cheadle
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Hazel Grove*
  • Life Leisure Romiley
  • Life Leisure Priestnall

Payment Options
£29.50 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6 month initial term contract)

£34.50 monthly direct debit (non-contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

Please contact the team at your preferred centre for more information or to book a tour of the facilities. Alternatively, please pop in and speak to someone on reception.

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Advantage

Access to all areas including the fitness suite, swimming pools* and studio classes at selected centres.

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Advantage

Access to all areas including the fitness suite, swimming pools* and studio classes at:

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Brinnington Park Leisure Complex
  • Life Leisure Cheadle*
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall
  • Life Leisure Romiley*
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Payment Options
£36.00 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6 month initial term contract)

£41.00 monthly direct debit (non-contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

Please contact the team at your preferred centre for more information or to book a tour of the facilities. Alternatively, please pop in and speak to someone on reception.

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Gym, Swim OR Studio

Access to selected areas (either gym only, swim only* or classes only) at selected centres.

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Gym, Swim OR Studio

Access to selected areas (either gym only, swim only* or classes only) at: 

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Life Leisure Brinnington Park
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Payment Options

£23.50 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6 month initial term contract)

£28.50 monthly direct debit (non-contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

Please contact the team at your preferred centre for more information or to book a tour of the facilities. Alternatively, please pop in and speak to someone on reception.

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Gym, Swim AND Studio

Access to gym, swim* AND studio at selected centres.

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Gym, Swim AND Studio

Access to gym, swim* AND studio at: 

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Life Leisure Brinnington
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Payment Options

£30.50 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6 month initial term contract)

£35.50 monthly direct debit (non-contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

Please contact the team at your preferred centre for more information or to book a tour of the facilities. Alternatively, please pop in and speak to someone on reception.

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Teens

Suitable for ages 13 – 19 with access to gym, swim* and selected classes at selected centres.

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Teens

Suitable for ages 13 – 19 with access to gym, swim* and selected classes at:

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Life Leisure Brinnington Park
  • Life Leisure Cheadle*
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Hazel Grove*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Romiley*
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Payment Options

£25.00 monthly direct debit (Minimum 3 month initial term contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

Teen memberships are currently unavailable to purchase online, as proof of eligibility is required. For more information, please visit your local Life Leisure centre or email memberships@lifeleisure.net. Those aged under 16 years old require a parent/guardian present upon joining.

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60+

Access to all areas including the fitness suite, swimming pools* and studio classes at selected centres.

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60+

Access to all areas including the fitness suite, swimming pools* and studio classes at:

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Life Leisure Brinnington Park
  • Life Leisure Cheadle*
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Hazel Grove*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Romiley*
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Payment Options
£34.00 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6 month initial term contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

60+ memberships are unavailable to purchase online, as proof of eligibility is required. For more information, please visit your local Life Leisure centre or email memberships@lifeleisure.net

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Leisure Key

Our Leisure Key membership provides access to the gym, pools* and off-peak studio classes at selected centres.

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Leisure Key

Those with a valid Leisure Key card are eligible for a discounted membership at Life Leisure centres in Stockport. Our Leisure Key membership provides access to the gym, pools* and off-peak studio classes at:

  • Life Leisure Avondale*
  • Life Leisure Brinnington Park
  • Life Leisure Cheadle*
  • Life Leisure Grand Central*
  • Life Leisure Hazel Grove*
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Romiley*
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire programme (worth over £100!)

Payment Options
£28.50 monthly direct debit (Minimum 6 month initial term contract)

Option to pay upfront for 12 months (for the price of 11)

Leisure Key memberships are currently unavailable to purchase online, as proof of eligibility is required. For more information, please visit your local Life Leisure centre or email memberships@lifeleisure.net.

If you do not currently hold a valid Leisure Key card, you can view informaiton eligibility criteria and how to apply here.

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Corporate

At Life Leisure we offer local companies fantastic membership packages designed to suit their employees.

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Corporate

At Life Leisure we offer local companies fantastic membership packages designed to suit their employees. Our corporate membership is also extended to spouses/partners of employees living at the same address.

Studies have long highlighted the benefits of exercise which include improvements in productivity, reduced absenteeism and a happy healthier workforce.

Our Premium Corporate Membership provides unlimited access at Avondale, Brinnington Park, Cheadle, Grand Central, Hazel Grove, Houldsworth Village, Romiley and Stockport Sports Village in Woodley, offering:

  • Access to over 350 classes a week (across all centres)
  • State-of-the-art gyms with over 100 pieces of equipment
  • Aerobic studios & dedicated spinning studios
  • Access to swimming pools
  • Relaxation areas

For more information on corporate memberships please email ellen.mcdowall@lifeleisure.net (Sales Manager) and provide as much detail as possible about you, your company and your preferred centre.

To become a corporate member at Life Leisure, 10+ employees/spouses are required to join from your company.

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Casual (Pay As You Go)

You can purchase a casual Life Leisure membership at selected centres.

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Casual (Pay As You Go)

You can purchase a casual Life Leisure membership at:

  • Life Leisure Avondale
  • Life Leisure Brinnington Park
  • Life Leisure Cheadle
  • Life Leisure Grand Central
  • Life Leisure Hazel Grove
  • Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
  • Life Leisure Romiley
  • Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village
  • Life Leisure Priestnall

Please note that all activities must be booked and paid for in advance via our app or website. 

Prices

  • Gym session from £5.50 per session 
  • Adult swim from £4.30 per swim
  • Studio class £8.40 per class 

Please note prices may differ between centres. 

For more information, please email memberships@lifeleisure.net

T&Cs of membership

More membership options are available. Please visit your preferred Life Leisure centre to enquire or email memberships@lifeleisure.net

All memberships also include a FREE Inspire Programme (worth over £100!)

Life Leisure Grand Central

Grand Central Square, Wellington Road South,
Stockport, SK1 3TA

Call the Grand Central team
General Enquiries 0161 474 7766
Swimming Lessons 0161 429 0401

Centre Opening Times
Monday – Friday 6.30am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 6.30pm

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