We exist to ensure you can be healthier and more active so that you can enjoy a happier and more independent life.

As well as our swimming pools and fitness centres, our leisure centres and three wellbeing hubs in Harrogate and Knaresborough offer a range of other health and wellbeing activities.

It doesn't matter if you're just starting your exercise and fitness journey, or if you are a keen sportsperson, we have something that will suit all ages and abilities.

Classes are free for Brimhams Active members.

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Falls prevention

If you are unsteady on your feet, worried about falling, or have already had a fall this gentle exercise class will build your strength, improve your balance and increase your confidence.

Join our friendly group every week.

Falls prevention classes are available at various locations and require either professiona or self-referral through our active health team.

For times and prices please contact us on either 01423 556106 or by emailing

Fit4Life project

Fit4Life is a 12 week weight management programme that aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity to achieve healthy weight loss. We will support and motivate participants to change their lifestyles to improve their health.

The programmes are run by qualified health and exercise experts to ensure the course can be tailored to you.

Find out more about our Fit4Life project

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Disability sport

At Brimhams Active we believe everyone should have the chance to take part in sport, whatever their ability. That's why we're dedicated to improving access to sport and physical activity for all disabled people in the district.

Find out more

Our wellbeing hubs

We have three wellbeing hubs across the district: two in Harrogate and one in Knaresborough. All our wellbeing hubs include main halls which we use to run a range of activities. You can also hire our wellbeing hubs if you want to arrange your own sport, fitness or health and wellbeing activity.


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"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Lao Tzu

Classes and sessions available as part of the active lifestyles programme:

Run into new friends

The group gives people the opportunity to run together to improve their health, fitness, confidence and safety. All sessions are run by a qualified run in leadership fitness instructor through England athletics.

The group is aimed at newcomers or anyone who hasn't put their tracksuit and trainers on for a while. This is definitely not for more experienced runners and gives people the chance to take part in regular exercise without feeling as if they're left behind. The leader will help you get started by giving you sensible advice, support, encouragement and company while you run. Start today and contact us.

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Good Boost

We are excited to announce that we are launching the multi-award-winning Good Boost programme at our Jack Laugher Leisure and Wellness Centre. Good Boost uses Artificial Intelligence technology to deliver individually-tailored programmes to work out safely on land or in water. The programme will support people living with long-term health conditions, neurological or muscular conditions and just about everything else in between.

If you would like to find out more about the programme please get in touch with the team. In order to get the best out of the programme please allow 15-20 minutes prior to the class to input your details into the tablet.

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Volunteering in sport

North Yorkshire Sport - I want to volunteer

Anyone can volunteer; all you need is passion and some available time (sometimes very little!)

People choose to volunteer for a variety of different reasons; it may be that you'd like an opportunity to give back to your community, make a difference in the lives of others, improve your CV by developing your skills or pay forward a good deed you received. It may be that you want to volunteer for one-off events, help to run a fundraising project, become a trustee or volunteer as a family.

Harrogate and District Community Action ( - I want to volunteer

HADCA helps people in the Harrogate district to find volunteering opportunities.

For information on volunteering please email

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Sports funding

If you have ideas about how to widen participation in sport, fitness or health and wellbeing activities by encouraging new members or improving facilities, we can help. We have a dedicated sports development team. It can offer advice, information or support. We can even help you access funding to pay for specific projects or activities. Take a look at our sports funding page for full details.

North Yorkshire Sport

North Yorkshire Sport Limited is a registered charity and the Active Partnership for North Yorkshire and York. They use sport and physical activity as a driver for positive change to help tackle barriers to being regularly active, such as health, deprivation, training and employment and disability to build stronger communities.