Bitterne Leisure Centre

Bitterne Leisure Centre


Finding website a nightmare.!! Can't get through on the phone.
Can someone please let me know price for adult lane swimming 06-30. Thanks
Hello, I’m hoping to start playing badminton again after a long time not playing. Probably mixed doubles as I have a potential partner. So are there any couples or friends that would enjoy a game? Let me know please.
Enjoy the weekend everyone πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰
How much is a single swim session please?
Had a bit of an accident in the car park of Bitterne leisure centre today. Just want to say a big thank you, to you all that helped me. Steve and Lewis from the leisure centre, Jane Hobbs, who was passing, happened to be medically trained and the lady with the chair! Not forgetting the ambulance girls and Simon at RSH walk-in centre. Back home with a few stitches in my leg and resting. A massive thanks again and very grateful to you all. You were amazing. πŸ₯°###
Team work Tuesday πŸ’ͺ🏼

And today one of our members MM made a HUGE achievement!!! He had not been swimming 🏊 for 40 years due to his fear of water and today with the help of GROW he made us all EXTREMELY proud πŸ₯‡ and went swimming, AMAZING well done MM πŸ‘πŸΌ thank you for Bitterne Leisure Centre for having accessibleοΏΌ equiptment to make this happen!! 😍

The rest of the GROW gang enjoyed themed Olympic οΏΌarts and crafts πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ’šβ€οΈπŸ”₯ followed by πŸ‘€ down for bingo, winning some great prizes πŸŽπŸ’ a fun way to learn numbers 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣4️⃣

#6keyskills #reflectionskills #independantskills #teamworkskills #socialskills #communicationskills #likeskills #confidencebuilding #achievement #goals #olympics2021 #artsandcrafts #dayservice #learningdisabilities #physicaldisability #autism #southampton #oceanVillage
Such a shame that the weekend the pool is reopened to the public, the website hasn’t been updated, the centre is understaffed so calls aren’t answered or returned and that information provided last week on said phone was incorrect. I now have an upset son who was really looking forward to swimming again for the first time in 18 months this afternoon.
I expect better from a National Leisure Company.
Thanks to the staff at Bitterne Leisure Centre for letting me have an extra 15 minutes to do my charity swim for Alzheimer's Society. My aim was to do 64 lengths in under an hour and I done it! Turns out I didn't need that extra 15 mins πŸ˜€πŸ‘
Sign up to Get Active, for just Β£50 you will receive a tailored 12 week health & wellbeing programme from Active Nation for adults who do not meet recommended physical activity levels each week or have a medical condition.
Tailored to you, we will give advice on how to exercise safely, give you a suitable activity programme whilst thinking about healthy lifestyle changes.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from being more active fill in the following form and one of the team will be in touch.
Anyone know how to book family swimming please
How are you suppose to know when public swims are and book please
when are you re open for swimming lessons?.

Gym, Swimming, Fitness Classes, Swimming Lessons, Racket Sports, Kids Parties, Creche and more with Active Nation at Bitterne Leisure Centre!

Operating as usual

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The team at our Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln have decided to take up their very own Comic Relief challenge of a 24-hour Bike-A-Thon, with Β£1 being donated to Comic Relief for every mile cycled!
Starting at 5 PM on Thursday the 17th of March, the Active Nation team along with some of our dedicated supporters are going to take to the exercise bikes for 24 gruelling hours to try and cycle a grand total of 650 miles - the distance between all of the Active Nation venues.

The team are still looking for supporters to help them reach their target by cycling some of the distance. So if you have time to spare throughout the 24 hours, book a time slot and get involved by emailing [email protected].
Or if you don't fancy jumping on a bike, how about donating to their Just Giving page to get them closer to their Β£650 goal? Donate here:

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The daily housework struggle is real... but it doesn't have to be. How about factoring in your favourite aerobic moves to make that housework a housework out?! You can burn some serious calories and chores at the same time 🧺


Join us with your friends and family for a super fun session next weekend - 12th and 13th of March. πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦

Book Online Now πŸ‘‰πŸ»


🀩Who is coming? Don’t forget to book online to guarantee your slot and avoid long queues πŸ’¦βš“οΈJoin us for a weekend of piracy and swimming as we batten down the hatches and hunt for Davy Jones’ Locker! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ
The Quays will be packed full of pirate themed delights, from pesky pirates to hidden treasure - it's one not to be missed! πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

Book Online now:πŸ‘‰πŸ»


It's World Kidney Day!
These bean-shaped organs are responsible for a number of vital functions that keep our body fit and healthy, including filtering around 180 litres of blood every day!
But yet, these organs are still overlooked and it's unknown to many how to best look after them.
Read our blog about a way you can do this through your diet at

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Happy International Women's Day to the strong, powerful and incredible women that are a part of the Active Nation family. Together we will #breakthebias and prove the right to fitness is for everyone!

Want to see exactly how Active Nation has been helping women fight against fitness stereotypes to reach their active goals? Read about our recent work with Swim England at


We still quite can't believe that THE Kym Marsh uses and loves Active Nation On Demand! So, we thought we'd catch up with her to ask why she uses our platform and how it helps create long-lasting memories with her daughter, Polly.

Want to try it out for yourself? Active Nation On Demand has over 1,000 workout classes you can do anywhere, at any time and with no contract at only Β£4.99 per month. And with the first 7 days free using the code 'KYM', what have you got to lose πŸ’ͺ
Sign up at

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Women's History Month is a time of reflection and celebration, and what better way to start than looking at one of the most successful and versatile English athletes of all time, Lottie Dod! πŸ’ͺ

Lottie started her sporting career by winning her first Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Championship when she was just 15. She then went on to compete and excel in archery, golf, hockey, figure skating, curling and even tobogganing.
Although long passed, Lottie's legacy continues to inspire women across the globe to try their hand at all manner of sports and activities.
Feeling inspired yourself? Take a look at the wide range of sports Active Nation offer at

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Research has shown that resistance training can not only help strengthen the muscles in your body but also the mind, particularly in those who are anxious. It can also help with reducing anxiety sensitivity, i.e. the fear of rising anxiety levels 🧠
Learn more about how women are taking the lead in the resistance training revolution at


A gym routine is hard to get back into, especially after the last few years we have all been through. Sometimes all you need is a little bit of reassurance, which is why we thought our own supporters could lend a hand and tell you how they are finding being back in our Active Nation Gyms.
No matter your ability, needs and preferences, we are always there to help you reach your active goals. Find your local gym at


With all of the pancakes packed away (In our bellies 😊), we're getting prepared for our very own version of Lent. Taking inspiration from the celebration, we are preparing to give up one of our fitness vices for 40 days, want to join in?
Find out more on the best strategy to tackle the challenge at

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Put on your apron, grab that whisk and let's start flipping, it's Pancake Day! πŸ₯ž
Whether you prefer sweet or savoury toppings, we know all too well it can be hard keeping pancakes healthy. So that's why we'll be using our very own oat pancake recipe this year. Using fat-free yoghurt and at only 104 calories, it's a great alternative to normal pancakes.
Get our guilt-free recipe at


Do you have some feedback? Have some ideas about how we can make improvements? Interested in meeting the new team?

Come along this Friday and say hello β˜•πŸ˜ƒ


Is your motivation lacking and are you finding it hard to reach your fitness goals? Take a look at what Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, had to say about the journey of achieving his goals.

Motivation is key and we're always here to help. Learn more on managing your motivation at

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It's official, we are working in partnership with the organisers of the ABP Southampton Marathon for this year's event!πŸ₯³
There is so much more news to come, so keep your eyes peeled on our Southampton socials for more information soon.
But in the meantime, sign up and start training for the marathon with our free 3 Day Pass by going to


Everyone at Bitterne leisure centre would like to wish Paul Collins good luck for the future! After an incredible 32 years at BLC, Paul will be moving on!

Paul has given so much of his energy and love to the centre and the supporters, he will be missed by so many! Working his way up from lifeguard, he has definitely made a positive impact to the health and fitness industry!

Best wishes and thank you for making BLC a nice community to be a part of! ❀️

* This is not a picture of Paul, however he does think he looks a lot like him! πŸ˜‚


#FAQFriday has arrived, and this week Coach Lee answers the dread-filled question we've all had, ' Do we really need to workout every single day?'. Watch the video to find out!

But this got us thinking, what other exercise myths are there that are in need of some busting? To learn more and dive into the world of exercise and diet myths go to


The February Half Term is almost over, but if you're looking for a last-minute activity to fill the few days left, we've got you covered!
With centres across England and a wide range of activities available, head on over to our website to see which adventure you could have with Active Nation this week!
Find your local centre at

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It is a widespread myth that only women can get breast cancer, but although rare, men can also be victim to the disease.
This is why it is especially important for everyone to be aware of not only how to spot symptoms but how to prevent it too.
Take a look at Breast Cancer UK's simple prevention quiz to learn about simple steps to help prevent breast cancer in the future
Start the free quiz at

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Make your next workout twice as fun by bringing a friend. Tag a buddy who would enjoy a free workout and send them over to

Training with a friend will make you:

- 2x as likely to achieve your goals
- 2x more motivated
- 2x more committed

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There's still time to enter our Active Nation Art Competition!

We're loving all of the entries we have received so far, but we would love to see even more so #GetMaking and keep them coming!
Here are some amazing digital drawings sent in from one of our Active Nation Birchwood supporters, they look awesome! 🀩

Make sure to get your entries in before the 31st of March as we are itching to showcase the rest of the masterpieces soon


βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…Β£5 JOINING FEE! βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…

Our fantastic membership options give you unlimited gym access, unlimited swimming (within our timetable), and even the ability to be able to book our badminton and table tennis courts for an hour a day!


... And you can bring 3 friends, that aren't supporters!

If you want to take advantage of this limited time offer, please contact us on 02380 426833!


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Are you struggling to find any motivation to get out and exercise with the weather at the moment? Remember, walking not only helps lower the risk of colon and breast cancer but also lowers the risk of dementia, strengthens your heart, helps you to lose weight and could increase your vitamin D intake. Let's get walking!😊


The 2022 Winter Olympic Ceremony is upon us. There were highs, lows, some controversy but it was a whole lot of fun!
Before we say our final goodbye’s to the 2022 Games, we want to know, what were your favourite sports to watch?

We’ll start, we loved the snowboarding! With so many historic moments, we just couldn’t take our eyes away 😍



Did you know Bitterne leisure centre provides β€˜Adult and Child’ swimming lessons for children aged 0-3 years old, and also Pre-school swimmers aged 3 years+?

Spaces available Monday and Wednesday between 9am - 12.30pm


We offer a great membership deal with these lessons, so why not find out more!

Please email:
[email protected] πŸ“§


Everyone at Bitterne leisure centre would like to wish Steve Abbey good luck for the future, after 16 years! Steve has spent time at Bitterne and The Quays, always going above and beyond, with a smile on his face πŸ™‚ He has made a big impact in the company, and made many supporters experience a very positive one! We thank him for all his efforts and genuine compassion! We will really miss you! All the best for your future! Stay Active, and keep being a lovely, happy guy! πŸ˜‰

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Dean Rd
SO18 6AQ

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 10pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 10pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 10pm
Thursday 6:30am - 10pm
Friday 6:30am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

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