Gym & Pool

“Fantastic gym & great staff!" - Martin

Our fitness gym was completely redesigned by Sian, our in-house designer, in summer 2015. Brand new flooring was laid, the workout area re-configured and more space created by changing the entrance way and opening up a small, fairly under-used office space within the gym. The whole space was redecorated in LWB colours, giving a very fresh new look and feel. The perfect place to install brand new equipment and machines in June 2015. If you would like to visit our gym, one of our Personal Trainers will be happy to show you around – just ask at Reception.

We are a little in love with our pool. Although we still have work to do in this area, we are so proud of the fact that we have saved the last remaining Edwardian swimming pool in Manchester. We are working very hard to restore our pool to its former glory and bit by bit we are making progress. We don’t want to give away too much about our plans in this area, but it’s fair to say, our pool will become the jewel in the LWB crown. The pool is 23m x 7.6m and depth is 0.9m to 1.9m.

Swimming lessons at Withington Baths & Leisure Centre, Manchester
Personal training at Withington Baths and Leisure Centre

Do you think you’d benefit from a bit of guidance, gym-wise, or do you need someone to motivate you to reach your fitness goals? Our Personal Training sessions, with instructors Reece & Greg, could be just what you’re looking for. Arranged at a mutually convenient time, in our fab gym, our PT instructors will help you to become more familiar and confident with the variety of machines and can work with you, longer term, to devise personalised fitness programmes. If all you need is one session, to find your fitness feet, this isn’t a problem.

Sessions cost £30 for an hour, or if five sessions are booked in a block, you will receive a free session, for £150. All sessions, whether one-off or a block, must be booked and paid for in advance, via reception.

Withington Baths and Leisure Centre - Baby Massage

These sessions are perfect if you want to introduce your baby at a very young age to the water and start to build confidence, with our experienced baby swim teacher Natalie. Sessions are kept small so that parents & babies can get the most out of Natalie’s instruction. We run baby swimming lessons in block sessions so that skills taught can be built upon over the course.

Sessions run on Fridays and Sundays and must be paid for in advance. New session dates will be advertised on the website. (Cost depends on length of course but each session works out at £10).

Withington Baths and Leisure Centre - children's swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons are taught by qualified swimming instructors and must be booked and paid for in advance, at reception. The cost of our swimming lessons is £18 a month, payable by direct debit.

Lessons take place at the following times:

Monday – Friday – 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Saturday – 9am – 1.30pm
Sunday – 3.00pm – 4pm

Contact reception on 0161 478 1181 or email to book children's swimming lessons.

Children are taught in zoned areas in the pool. Please note that the rest of the pool will be in use for Open Swim session. All children receive colour coded LWB swim hats, changing as they progress through the levels.

Family Fun Sessions at Withington Baths and Leisure Centre

Adults £3 / Children £1.50 (free if under 5)

Please note: Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (i.e. over the age of 16) in the ratio 1:1, and children aged 5-7 in the ratio of 2:1. Inflatables & tunes – a splashing good time!


“Love going for a swim with my kids. Friendly staff, fantastic building. Haven't come across this in any other swimming baths!" - Jenny

“Great family swim. Lovely, friendly staff! Nice way to start a Sunday.” - Natalie

“Fab family swim this morning. Lovely atmosphere.” - Carla

“We've just taken our 7 and 5yr old and had a brilliant Sunday morning swim at the play session. It was warm and friendly with great toys and music.” - Lucy