About the Centre

Located on the grounds of Stockport Academy, a few hundred yards from Morrisons, Life Leisure Avondale is an award winning centre providing fantastic facilities and programmes for all the family.

Facilities & Activities include:

  • Fitness Suite/Gym
  • Weekly Programme of Aerobics Classes
  • FREE Crèche for Members
  • Swimming Pool (lockers require a padlock) 
  • Sports Hall
  • lifeLEISURE Kids Classes & Activities
  • Swimming Pool Parties
  • Health Hub



In addition to the gym and aerobics classes, we offer a number of specialised fitness courses such as our popular Weights 4 Women and 4D Training.

Online bookings

Due to high demand, you must continue to book your swim or studio class online in advance of arriving to a class to avoid disappointment.

We still are encouraging all members to book online for gym sessions; however, this is no longer mandatory. If you haven’t booked online prior to arriving for your gym session, you will need to check in at reception before heading to the fitness suite.

What to expect

Sports hall

Our sports hall can be hired out for football, badminton and a number of other sports as a block booking or on a casual basis. 

Stockport Taekwondo

Stockport Taekwondo also run weekly sessions here at Life Leisure Avondale. For more information, please see their website or download their latest leaflet.

For more information on all our activities why not drop in for a look around or call a member of our team on 0161 477 4242.


Here at lifeLEISURE Avondale, we pride ourselves on our accessibility and facilities to support those who need it. Our centre has the following accessible facilities:

  • Disabled changing rooms with shower & toilet 
  • A hoist on poolside to assist getting in and out of the pool
  • Lift 
  • Wheelchair access  
  • Disabled parking 
  • Ground floor fire exits  

We also have a wide range of gym equipment suitable for wheelchair users. All of our Matrix equipment has extra adjustments for accessibility purposes. Users may also be able to use the StarTrack DAP depending on individual circumstance. 

Equipment suitable for members who cannot leave their wheelchair include:  

  • Matrix – Seated Row
  • Matric – Chest Press
  • Matrix – Shoulder Press
  • Matrix – Lat Pull Down
  • Stair Master Air Fit UB – Hand Bike

 Equipment suitable for members who can leave their wheelchair include: 

  • Matrix - Leg Curl
  • Matrix - 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.

We are pleased to announce, from Wednesday 15th September, lifeLEISURE Avondale will be launching a SEND family swim session and supported swim lessons. Our supported swim lessons will run from 3.50pm – 5.30pm and the SEND family swim will be running alongside it 4pm – 5.25pm. Bookings must be made in advance to avoid disappointment 

Leisure Key

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 lifeLEISURE. 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 lifeLEISURE 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.


A: Heathbank Road, Cheadle Heath, Stockport, SK3 0UP

T: 0161 477 4242

Centre Opening Times

Monday - Friday 7am - 8.45pm
Saturday 8am - 4.15pm
Sunday 8am - 5.15pm

Crèche Opening Times

Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 12pm

Class Timetable

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