Start This Summer

Let us help you to make it a summer with a difference.

Whether you want to start walking, running, lifting, or simply start small – we are here to help support you.
We know that the summer holidays can be a time of altered routines, lack of consistency and juggling childcare,
but we want to ensure that a wide range of options are available for you to keep moving in whichever way you enjoy.

With 12 gyms, 14 pools and over 400 classes to choose from, join the Active Leeds community today!



Unsure where to start?

Everyone has to start somewhere and if you are new to exercise we will support you in starting your health and fitness journey, from your first swim to your first gym session.

Book a tour at one of our sites or leave your details below and a member of the Active Leeds team will be in touch to discuss your health and fitness goals.


Ready to start?

Join online today with a range of membership options available. Or save this summer with 6 months for just £130!* This paid-in-full membership option includes the gym, swimming and classes across all sites! But hurry, this offer is running for a limited time only!

*T&Cs apply


Join Active Leeds and see how we are different!

Our memberships come with a range of benefits to help you achieve your health & fitness goals including:

✔ Gym, swimming and classes across multiple facilities
✔ Complimentary personal & tailored wellness programmes with 6 week reviews
✔ Health assessments including Tanita body stat analysis
✔ Mywellness app to view your gym programmes and track progress
✔ In-person, virtual & on-demand classes
✔ Free parking

All of this is included, plus a community you won’t beat, friendly approachable staff and a place you will feel you truly belong.


Your Summer Start Guide

We understand that during the Summer it can be difficult to maintain a fitness routine, which is why we’ve pulled together some top tips for how you can keep moving during the holidays and make small steps towards achieving your health goals.

Click on each of our top tips below for more information:

1) Start organised

Over the summer months, our schedules are often filled with holidays, social events, family days out and childcare, which can make it more difficult to stick to our usual exercise routines.

It’s important to make sure that you plan time into your schedule for yourself and your wellbeing, whether that means getting up an hour earlier to go to the gym, or by adding in a lunchtime walk. If you make time to exercise even a few times a week then you will find you have more energy and feel more motivated.

2) Start small

Acknowledging small wins sparks the reward circuits of our brains and releases chemicals that give us a feeling of pride and motivation, making us want to continue progressing further towards your next or bigger goal.

Sometimes having large goals can seem daunting but breaking it down into small steps can help it feel more achievable (and more enjoyable too!) An example of a small goal might be working up to a 5km run by completing a 1km run.

3) Start rewarding yourself

Think about what you enjoy the most and do this each time you complete a step or a goal. This could be anything from treating yourself to your favourite iced coffee at the end of your walk, or buying those new trainers you’ve had your eye on! Having something to look forward to trains the brain into creating motivation.

4) Start tracking

Writing down or tracking your progress via an app such as Mywellness, will remind you of how far you’ve come in your fitness journey. This can be by tracking your workouts, body stat analysis results, or purely by tracking your mood. Sometimes, we can give up because we are unaware of how close we are to success and forget how much we’ve done.

It is the small wins we achieve that need to be acknowledged and appreciated in order to stay motivated to work towards the larger goals.

5) Start looking at nutrition

It is important to create a balance between socialising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle over the summer months. Whilst life is for living and everyone deserves to enjoy the food and drinks they love, there are some smart swaps you can do that will benefit your health.

If you’re having a BBQ, try to eat mostly lean proteins and salad and avoid the sugary sauces and too many carbohydrate-based sides. And if you’re going to an all-inclusive holiday resort, it’s easy to over-indulge so just be aware of the portions you are eating vs the energy you are expending. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, opt for fruit such as watermelon or frozen berries, or jelly, greek yoghurt & honey, or sorbet over ice creams and cakes.

When it comes to drinking, staying hydrated is key. During the warmer months, the increased temperatures and activity can lead you to need more water than usual. Take a reusable water with you when you go out on days out and skip the numerous sugary cocktails in order to keep your calories under control.

6) Start outside

Why not take your workouts outside and get some extra Vitamin D in the process? Just be sure to remember your sunscreen!

Instead of running on a treadmill, why not go for a walk, cycle or run outside and appreciate the scenery and get some some fresh air. Research local walking routes and discover some new places to visit over the summer holidays.

You can also switch up your cardio with something fun like rounders, tennis, flying a kite or even rollerblading! There are plenty of fun options to get moving outdoors!

Cardio isn’t the only thing you can do outdoors. Grab a set of dumbbells or kettlebells to get a full body strength workout, or even take a mat outdoors for a relaxing spot of stretching or yoga.

Make it a summer with a difference!

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