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Aspire Leisure Centre

Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP
0208 8954 5759

The Aspire Leisure Centre is based in North West London within the grounds of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. The centre was the first fully accessible leisure centre in Europe for both disabled and non-disabled people.

They offer a wide range of classes to cater to all levels of fitness and ability, and proactively encourage disabled people to join in and take part in all activities at the centre. Disabled members benefit from subsidised membership and activity costs, and are also able to make use of our fully accessible gym and facilities. These facilities include a heated wheelchair accessible swimming pool, as well as an Inclusive Fitness Initiative approved fitness studio and accessible gym equipment.

Over 32% of Aspire Leisure Centre members are disabled, compared to an average of just 2-3% at other sports centres nationally. They are passionate about inclusive fitness, and the good practice at Aspire Leisure Centre inspired our InstructAbility programme - a national project to train disabled people as fitness instructors.

Aspire Leisure Centre is committed to providing accessible, inclusive fitness facilities to both our disabled and non-disabled customers. Aspire Leisure Centre has gained Quest (UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure) registration as 'Very Good' and has been fully approved by the Inclusive Fitness Initiative with and 'Excellent'.

We have a wide range of accessible gym equipment in our fully inclusive fitness studio, and the leisure centre is equipped with automatic doors and lifts throughout. They also offer free parking for our disabled customers.

Facilities include: 

  • 25m wheelchair accessible swimming pool
  • Water temperature of 31°C
  • Ramped access for wheelchair users
  • Speciality swimming pool wheelchairs
  • Changing room track hoist and adjustable bed
  • Gym
  • Inclusive Fitness Initiative accredited accessible gym equipment
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bikes for assisted exercise
  • Removable chairs on resistance machines for wheelchair users
  • Standing Frame
  • Sports hall
  • Schwinn cycling studio
  • Dance studio
  • Home to the internationally acclaimed integrated dance company Candoco
  • General facilities
  • Meeting room hire
  • Cafe for light meals and drinks
  • Free parking with disabled parking spaces
  • Automatic doors
  • Signage and braille for visually impaired people
  • Large print leaflets available
  • Visual fire alarm beacons
  • Lifts
  • Hand sensored taps, dryers and sanitary bins

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Accredited by Quest as Execellent until September 2020