plymouth life centre

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Start Your Fitness Journey at the Plymouth Life Centre

Get started at Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth’s premier fitness and swimming facility and one of the country’s leading sporting venues. The Plymouth Life Centre is so much more than a sports centre – as well as housing one of the top purpose built indoor climbing walls in the country and a versatile 12 court sports hall, it features one of the city’s largest fitness centres (with 150 individual stations stations and an extensive group exercise programme in 3 dedicated studios). Our aquatic facilities are also second-to-none. There’s an Olympic-size swimming pool, a toddler pool with waterslides and one of the country’s leading diving pools, which is home to British Olympian Tonia Couch and, previously, Tom Daley. Additionally there is an 8-rink indoor bowls hall, squash courts, a creche, cafe and retail area.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 6am to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 10pm



Badminton Court Hire (55mins)£16.50
Badminton Court Hire (Junior/ concession)£15
Squash Court 45 min£7.10
Squash Court 45 min Junior£6.40
Swimming Junior£3.95
Swimming Concession£4.05
Bouldering 90 min£8
Bouldering 90 mins Junior£4.55
Bouldering 90 mins Concession£6.35
Bouldering 90 mins Student£6.30
Climbing 1-2-1 30 mins£20.60
Climbing 2-2-1 30 mins£13.00
Climbing 4-2-1 30 mins£8.60
Climbing 6-2-1 30 mins£13.75
Climbing 90 min£8.00
Climbing 90 mins Junior£4.55
Climbing 90 mins Concession£6.85
Climbing 1-2-1 60 mins£33
Creche £3.70
Group Exercise Class£6.65
GP Referral Gym£2.50
Personal Training 30 minPlease ask in centre
Personal Training 45 minPlease ask in centre
Personal Training 60 minFrom £25.00
Gym Casual£7
Gym Casual Concession£6.40
11-15 Supervised Gym Session£4.25
Table Tennis Led by coach£2.55
No String Badminton4.10
Short Tennis£15.30
Short Tennis Junior£13.75
Table Tennis£16.50

Aquatic Lessons

Swim Lessons£32 (Monthly)
Adult Swim Lessons 30mins£36 (Monthly)
Adult Swim Lessons 45mins£39.50(Monthly)
Diving Lesson 30mins£32 (Monthly)
Diving Lesson 45mins£41(Monthly)


Our 150-station fitness centre is one of the largest facilities of its type in Plymouth, and boasts state-of-the-art TechnoGym cardio and resistance equipment. There is also a large free-weights area for you to use. Our friendly trainers and instructors are on hand to assist with your workout and help you reach your goals.

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Swimming Pools

With a choice of three indoor pools – an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool, a diving pool, and a toddler pool – you and your family will be spoiled for choice at the Plymouth Life Centre. Whether you’re looking for a pool to improve your fitness or somewhere you can take your baby swimming, we have you covered. Furthermore, you can also take advantage of our child and adult swimming lessons.

Our world class facilities are extensive and include; spring boards, platform diving and opportunities to access & train in our unique dry diving facility. Read more here or click the button below to find out more.

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Climbing Wall

With a variety of different routes suitable for climbers of all ages and abilities, as well as a number of different sessions to suit everyone, you’re sure to love the challenge.

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Sports Hall

Our limitless 12-court sports hall can be separated into three sections, with rebound walls and curtains to accommodate a variety of sports and activities simultaneously.

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Opening Times

0900-1300 Monday-Friday (not Bank Holidays)


£1.85 for half an hour
£3.70 for an hour
Maximum 2 hours and parent/guardian must stay in the centre.

Additional facilities at Plymouth Life Centre

Enjoy an intense game of squash or racket ball  in one of our courts.

Our multi-purpose room is the ideal place for hosting small events.

Our children’s swimming lessons are perfect for swimmers of all abilities.  Lessons for pre-school children are available during the day. If you prefer a more intensive approach to lessons, there is the option of a one to one lesson.

Ever dreamt of being an Olympic Diver? The Life Centre is the perfect venue for you to take your first steps into diving. Diving is great for improving flexibility, core strength and posture and is an excellent sport to give a go if you fancy a new challenge.

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How to find us

40 Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DG

Tel: 01752 606 900


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