What are the Waterside gym and swimming pool opening Hours and Bank Holiday Opening Hours? All of the Waterside Didsbury gym areas are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Other facilities, including the spa, swimming pool and classes, are available 6.15am – 10pm Monday – Friday and 7.15am – 9.30pm Saturday & Sunday.

I would like to bring a guest to the gym with me – how much will that cost? We are a membership club. However, we have a range of guest fees for adult and junior guests. An adult guest fee is £15. A junior guest fee is £6. However, if your guest enjoys their visit and decides to become a member on the day, we will take this fee off their 1st payment.

Is the car park free? We have a large car park at our Didsbury gym. All parking is free for the duration of your visit. 

Do I need a padlock for the gym lockers? No. Lockers are controlled by either a membership card or membership wrist band. For more information on using the bands, please ask at reception.

Which of the facilities are available for children? We have a range of child and junior exercise classes. You can view them all on our class timetable. Children are also welcome to use the swimming pool when accompanied by an adult member, anytime between 6.30am – 8.30pm.

How do I book classes? We try to make booking of classes as simple as possible. We have an online booking system which can be used up to 8 days in advance.  When you join, you will get a log on to enable you to do this anytime.  You can also book classes at one of the club kiosks located throughout the gym and reception areas.

Are gym programmes included in the membership? From the moment you start your gym membership we will introduce you to the equipment. This will be quickly followed by a personal programme. This is updated whenever you need it to be, just book your Gym Appointment at reception or using the members’ online portal. If you want more regular attention, we have a team of personal trainers who can help. There is an additional cost for this service, for more details please email hello@waterside-hotel.co.uk.

Can I freeze my membership if I am not using the club? Of course. There is usually a small charge for this. However, if there is a medical reason for freezing, simply bring valid proof and we may be able to do this at no charge. Please speak to our membership administrator on 0161 971 7000 or email membershipadmin@waterside-hotel.co.uk

Is there a minimum age for using the gym? Children between the ages of 10 – 12 can use the Core Area when accompanied by an adult members aged 18 or over. Junior members or guests aged 13 – 15 can use the CV, Functional and Core Areas of the gym, they can also use the Ladies’ Only Gym and attend adult classes. They must be accompanied by an adult member aged 18 or over at all times. Members are able to use all areas of the club (a part from the Thermal Suites) unaccompanied once they are over the age of 16.

What’s included in the membership? Our membership is all inclusive and covers:

  • Usage of our Didsbury gym, 24 hrs per day, seven days a week
  • 2 weeks free membership for a friend included when you initially join
  • Unlimited use of our Gym
  • Access to over 100 exercises classes per week
  • Use of our swimming pool and spa area, within the specified opening times
  • Expert gym programmes with regular updates
  • Discounts on hotel bookings
  • Discounts on food and drink in the hotel bar and restaurant plus many more. Check out our Membership Benefits page.