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Grand Central

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

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Facilities at Grand Central

Gym refurb coming soon!

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Gym refurb coming soon!

Life Leisure Grand Central will be undergoing remarkable gym refurbishments this summer to enhance your experience with us!

At Life Leisure, we really love what we do and the people we do it for. Here’s what you can look forward to with the upcoming refurbishments:

Interactive coach led equipment
Dive into a world of possibilities with our new immersive cardio equipment with interactive workouts and personalised training programmes from iFIT. Whether you’re cycling on a virtual beach or conquering a challenging mountain trail, each workout will transport you into a realm of excitement!

Strength training
After conducting research and receiving feedback on what it is you want from the gyms, we’re investing more in strength training equipment to provide you with the best possible workout space to achieve your goals. We’re talking dedicated cable areas, a brand-new range of weight machines and introducing kit that the gyms have never featured before from Matrix and Glute Builder.

R1G powered by H1VE
We have something special in store for our gym floor classes… Get ready for our R1G Powered by H1VE training area and four new exhilarating classes. Explore a vast range of equipment, including battle ropes, kettlebells, ski ergs, and more.

To stay updated on the progress and any temporary schedule adjustments, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram and regularly check our website. Our friendly staff will also be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have during this time.

Gym

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Gym

In the heart of Stockport, the gym 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.

Fitness courses

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Fitness courses

StrongHer – beginners weightlifting course for women.

2024 Course start dates:
Monday 10th June
Monday 9th September
Monday 4th November

Spend six-weeks with our expert coaches and learn everything you need to lift weights safely, efficiently and with confidence, alongside other likeminded women. We’ll teach you how to squat, deadlift, press and pull as well as loads of other essentials! By end of this six-week course, you’ll know how to perform all the main exercises needed to lift weights with confidence.

This course is designed for complete beginners, so even if you’ve never touched a weight before you’ll get along just fine. However, if you do have some experience of lifting weights, you’ll also find this course very beneficial in learning how to structure your workouts, how to lift correctly and iron out any bad habits you may have picked up!

The six-week course is priced at £135.00 and includes:

  • Two 60-minute group sessions per week (four members per group)
  • Six-week resistance and HIIT training programme
  • Core stability training
  • Benefits of lifting weights
  • How to feel more confident in the gym
  • How to structure a good warm up

Days and times:

  • Monday: 9.30am and 6.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am and 7.30pm
  • Wednesday: 5.30pm and 6.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am and 6.30pm
  • Friday: 6.30pm

Secure your place with a member of the reception team at Life Leisure Grand Central.

GL1DE Powered by H1VE

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GL1DE Powered by H1VE

Discover the latest enhancement to our H1VE group training concept – introducing GL1DE Powered by H1VE at Life Leisure Grand Central! Step into a cutting edge functional training space designed for a dynamic full bodyweight workout, featuring innovative incline-based equipment.

Experience the benefits of a training solution that caters to all fitness levels. Our expert instructors lead classes that blend various abilities, ensuring a high-energy atmosphere with music to keep you motivated while guiding you through a range of personalised exercises.

Choose from three invigorating classes: GL1DE Strength, GL1DE Sweat, and GL1DE Core, each offering a unique fitness experience tailored to your goals.

Access to GL1DE classes is available with HUB and HUB Extra gym membership packages (location access membership dependent). Browse all classes on the Life Leisure app or website. For more details, please speak to a member of the team.

Group exercise classes

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Group exercise classes

Life Leisure offer a fantastic range of group exercise classes catering for all fitness levels and abilities, such as HIIT, Body Pump, Yoga and Spin. Some classes are more intense than others, but each class can be modified for all abilities with adaptations for exercises given where needed. Grand Central is also home to it’s very own dedicated spin studio where all our spin classes are hosted.

All classes can be booked up to seven days in advance and we highly recommend doing so where possible to avoid disappointment. Members can book via the Life Leisure app or website.

 

 

Swimming lessons

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Swimming lessons

We are proud to offer Stockport Metro swimming lessons at Life Leisure Grand Central, home of Stockport Metro. The swimming scheme provides our younger generation with the skills and confidence they need when it comes to feeling comfortable in the water.

Swimming pool and slides

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Swimming pool and slides

Come and enjoy our 50m main pool with sessions available for lane swimming, fun swims, general swims and inclusive swims! Our oasis pool is the perfect space for little ones and for the thrill seekers why not book onto our swim and slides session to access our two water slides! (Swimmers must be at least 1.1m tall and able to swim 25m unaided to use the slides). Baby Splash and Toddler Splash sessions also available for children aged 0-4 years.

We have recently had our lockers updated! All lockers now require a padlock. You can bring your own or purchase one from reception for £4.00.

 

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!

Opening times

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

Accessibility and parking

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Individual who requires a prosthetic limb performing a deadlift

Accessibility and parking

Life Leisure Grand Central visitors will be given two hours free parking if using the NCP multi-storey car park. Please be aware that any visit longer than two hours will be charged at the normal rate including the first two 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.

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.

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.

Memberships
available at Grand Central

HUB

Access to the gyms, swimming pools and studio classes at five Life Leisure hubs. Minimum three-month initial term contract on to a rolling direct debit.

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HUB

This membership enables you access to the gyms, swimming pools* and studio classes at the following Life Leisure hubs:

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

Payment Options
£34.00 monthly direct debit (minimum three-month initial term contract).

Option to pay upfront for 12-months.

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

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HUB (swim only)

Access to the swimming pools at Life Leisure Avondale and Grand Central. Minimum three-month initial term contract onto a rolling direct debit.

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HUB (swim only)

This membership enables you to access to the swimming pools at the following Life Leisure hubs:

  • Life Leisure Avondale
  • Life Leisure Grand Central

Payment Options
£26.50 monthly direct debit (minimum three-month initial term contract).

Option to pay upfront for 12-months.

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

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HUB (gym only)

Access to the gym at five Life Leisure hubs. Minimum three-month initial term contract on to a rolling direct debit.

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HUB (gym only)

This membership enables you to access to the gym at the following Life Leisure hubs:

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

Payment Options
£26.50 monthly direct debit (minimum three-month initial term contract).

Option to pay upfront for 12-months.

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

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Teens

Suitable for ages 13 – 19 with access to gym, swim and selected classes at all Life Leisure hubs. Minimum three-month initial term contract onto a rolling direct debit.

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Teens

This membership is suitable for young people aged 13 – 19 and enables access the gym, swimming* and age appropriate off-peak group exercise classes at the following Life Leisure Hubs:

  • 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

Payment Options

£28.00 monthly direct debit (minimum three-month initial term contract).

Teen add-on available on all adult membership packages for an additional £15.00 per month. *Must be parent or guardian of child and only valid for teens aged 13 – 15 years.

Option to pay upfront for 12 months.

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

Off-peak classes: Before 5.00pm Monday – Friday and any time Saturday and Sunday. Age appropriate classes include spin, circuits and body conditioning.

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60+

Access to all areas including the gym, swimming pools and group exercise classes at at Life Leisure hubs. Minimum three-month initial term contract onto a rolling direct debit.

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60+

Access to all areas including the gym, swimming pools* and group exercise classes at the following Life Leisure hubs:

  • 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

Payment Options
£38.00 monthly direct debit (minimum three-month initial term contract).

Option to pay upfront for 12 months.

60+ memberships are unavailable to purchase online, as proof of eligibility is required. For more information, please visit your local Life Leisure hub or email our Memberships team.

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Leisure Key

Our Leisure Key membership provides access to the gym, pools and off-peak group exercise classes at all Life Leisure hubs. Minimum three-month initial term contract onto a rolling direct debit.

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Leisure Key

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

Payment Options
£30.00 monthly direct debit (minimum three-month initial term contract).

Option to pay upfront for 12-months.

Leisure Key memberships are currently unavailable to purchase online, as proof of eligibility is required. For more information, please visit your local Life Leisure hub or email or Memberships team.

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

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Corporate

At Life Leisure we offer selected local companies an exclusive membership rate, helping us to provide the opportunity for all Stockport residents to get active in whichever way you choose. Minimum three-month initial term onto a rolling direct debit.

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Corporate

At Life Leisure, we’re big on supporting local and giving as much as we can to the people of Stockport. As part of our efforts, we offer selected local companies an exclusive membership rate, helping us to provide the opportunity for all Stockport residents to get active in whichever way you choose. Our corporate membership is also extended to spouses/partners of employees living at the same address.

Our corporate membership enables you access to the gyms, swimming pools, group exercise classes and relaxation areas at the following Life Leisure hubs:

  • 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

Payment options
£38.00 monthly direct debit (minimum three-month initial term onto a rolling direct debit).

Option to pay upfront for 12-months.

For more information on corporate memberships, please email ellen.mcdowall@lifeleisure.net.

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Casual (pay as you go)

You can purchase a casual Life Leisure membership and pay as you go for activities at all Life Leisure hubs.

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Casual (pay as you go)

You can purchase a casual Life Leisure membership and pay as you go for activities at the following Life Leisure hubs:

  • 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

Advance bookings via our app or website is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Prices:*

  • Enrolment fee £30.00
  • Gym session ranging from £6.00 – £10.00 per session
  • Adult swim from £4.30 per swim
  • Studio class £9.20 per class 
  • Day pass £10.00

*Please note prices differ between hubs. 

For more information, please email our Memberships team or pop into your local Life Leisure hub.

T&Cs of membership

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

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All gym memberships also include a free Get Started appointment to help you on your way!

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

Hub opening times:
Monday – Friday 6.30am – 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 6.00pm (Gym closes at 5.00pm)
Sunday 8.00am – 6.30pm (Gym closes at 5.00pm)

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