Choices Health Club

Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, LA23 1HP

The only private health club in Windermere, Choices Health Club is a fairly recent addition to Cumbria’s health and fitness facilities, having opened in 2015. This modern gym with spa is located on the site of the former Troutbeck Swimming pool, which was abandoned in 2012. It was acquired by family run firm Choices Health Club, who invested half a million pounds into the project, and who already ran three other health clubs across the country. Three years after the pool was abandoned, it was reopened, this time as part of a health club with a large gym and spa. It is a very popular facility, offering both memberships and day passes.

The health club is located north of Windermere town centre, just off the A591, and is a short distance from the lake. Its location is convenient for those based in Ambleside and Windermere. The club is open to both members and visitors. Day passes are available for visitors starting at £6.50. The club has an agreement with many hotels in the area to provide free or reduced cost access to hotel residents, so if you are staying in Windermere it is worth checking with your hotel if this applies.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01539 447 437 / Website
Membership Cost:
£34.99 / Month
One Off Cost:


The gym is the main focus of the club, and is a spacious area with everything you need to complete your exercise regime. In the cardio section you will find a large range of cardiovascular equipment, including treadmills and cross-trainers from the Matrix 7xe Cardio range. All of the cardio machines are fitted with interactive screens that help you track your progress to reach your goals and provide entertainment. On the edge of the main gym space, there is a dedicated space for exercise bikes that can be used outside of spinning class sessions.

If strength training is more your style, then the gym has a dedicated strength and functional training section equipped with a huge range of machines from Aura, and a free weights area that includes kettlebells. In addition, you will find mats, balls and other accessories for your workout.

Fitness Classes

The club has a dedicated fitness studio with a sprung wooden floor for additional comfort. Around 30 classes each week are held in the studio, including boxfit, Pilates, Zumba, circuits, pole fit, and toning classes. In addition, spin classes are held in the gym, whilst aqua aerobics classes are held in the pool. Classes range between 30-minutes and an hour long and can be attended on a one off basis. Classes start at £6 for non members.

Personal Trainers

Choices Health Club has a team of personal trainers that will help you achieve your goals. A private session starts at £35 per hour.


Choices Health Club Pool

The club has a brand new pool, replacing the pool that was originally on the site. The pool is 15-metres long, 5-metres wide with a depth of 1.3 metres throughout. It features atmospheric lighting to help you relax whilst you swim. There’s a steam room, sauna, and a hot tub. Use of these facilities is included in your day pass fee. Outside, there is a small grassed area that is used for outdoor bootcamp style training sessions.

Other Features

The health club has a bar with lounge area where you can relax after your workout.


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