Gym memberships

Our gym memberships give you the greatest access to our fitness facilities at the best prices. We won't tie you into a long-term contract, nor do we charge a joining fee.

Join today and we will provide you with:

  • a free induction, personal fitness programme and regular reviews
  • unlimited access to all three fitness centres with new state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and fitness classes
  • free swimming at our five swimming pools (restrictions apply)
  • access to our free Brimhams active mobile app which records your workouts, tracks your results and helps you review your progress

Our memberships are collected via direct debit on the 1st of each month, or via three months' advance payment. Please visit one of our fitness centres to get things set up. You'll need to complete the enrolment form and direct debit mandate forms and pay the pro-rata cost of your membership to cover the period before the first direct debit payment is taken.

We'll then issue you with a membership card and you're ready to go.

We need one month's notice to cancel your direct debit by completing one of our cancellation forms at our fitness centres.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Pre-booking is no longer required for gym and swim sessions.

But please continue to use our Brimhams Active app to book fitness classes or contact us to book Aquafit classes.

When you visit we politely ask you to continue to wear a face mask, use hand sanitiser and keep a safe distance.

New Year offer

Get gym, swim and fitness classes at any of our venues with a show round and regularly reviewed programmes all for just £32 per month. We don't charge joining fees or have contracts.

Please visit our venues and ask our team about our all-inclusive individual membership offer. You'll save £45 over three months - it's a deal not to be missed.

Offer available until 28 February 2022.

*Terms and conditions apply. Direct debit payments only. Not available in conjunction with any other membership offer.

Our prices

Individual membership at Harrogate
Total £47
Senior aged 65+ £31.25
Student £31.25 (eligibility criteria applies - proof may be required)

Concession prices

Couples membership at Harrogate from
Total couple £84.25
Senior couple £54.75

Individual membership at Nidderdale and Ripon
Total £45
Senior aged 65+ £31.25
Student £31.25 (eligibility criteria applies - proof may be required)

Concession prices

Couples membership at Nidderdale and Ripon from
Total couple £80.50
Senior couple £54.35

Junior fitness

If you're aged between 12 and 15, this specialised class is just for you, whatever your ability level. It's designed to help you feel more confident, boost energy levels and improve sport-related performance.

Before you start, a parent or guardian will have to sign a consent form and you'll need an induction with an instructor. During the induction the instructor will create a relevant training programme based on your physical ability, capability and gym experience; this will be reviewed like any other membership.

This membership includes swimming whenever the swim programme permits and use of the gym at any time.

Junior memberships £20 per month
One session £5

Fitness classes

Fitness classes are included free of charge with your Brimhams Active membership.

Our activities and classes

Members can use the facilities at all three Brimhams fitness centres.

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"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. "Maya Angelou

Swim membership

Our swim-only memberships offer unlimited access to the pools across the district.


Membership type:

  • Hydro swimming plus £38
  • Hydro swimming plus couples £68
  • Hydro swimming child £20
  • concession prices

Knaresborough Pool, Nidderdale Pool and Starbeck Baths

Membership type:

  • swimming plus £38
  • swimming plus couples £68
  • swimming child £20
  • concession prices

Sign up

Our memberships are collected via direct debit on the 1st of each month, or via three months' advance payment. Please call in and complete the enrolment forms and direct debit mandate.

We don't charge a joining fee. The only fee you'll need to pay is a pre-payment to cover the membership fee from the day you enrol to the date of the first collection of your direct debit.

We'll then issue you a membership swipe card and you're ready to go.

You should read our terms and conditions.

We need one month's notice to cancel your direct debit by completing one of our cancellation forms. You'll need to do this at the gym as we're unable to post these to you.

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Concessionary entitlements

Concession prices from 1 April 2019

Swimming plus membership £24
Swimming plus (couples) £45
Swimming admission to all pools - adult £3.60
Gym at the Hydro membership - adult £31.25
Gyms at Nidderdale and Ripon membership - adult £31.25
Casual fitness admission - adult £5

Due to changes in the state pension age and benefits system, we have reviewed the concession policy for our leisure facilities.

Age concessions

From 1 April 2018, the concession age will change from 60 to 65. This reflects the changes in the state pension age.

If you were born between 1 April 1953 and 2 April 1958 and are currently receiving concession rates, you will only be able to continue to claim these if

  • you already have or applied for a Brimhams or Swimplus membership before 1 April 2018. If you choose not to become a member you will be required to pay adult price rates from 1 April 2018
  • if you are over 65 you can claim concessionary rates with proof of age

Other concessions

From 1 April 2018, we are also changing the way concessions can be claimed by introducing a new concession card. The card will allow concessionary rates for;

  • trainees under 18 on government education schemes
  • full-time students (over 18)
  • anyone registered as unemployed
  • anyone in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personalised Independence Payment

Please note that working/family tax credits and the carer's allowance do not qualify.

If any of these apply to you and you would like to continue to pay concessionary rates to use our facilities on a pay as you go basis after 1 April 2018 you will need to apply for this concession card. You will just need to bring relevant evidence to support your application. The card will be provided to you which you will need to show every time you visit in order to be able to receive the concessionary prices at our facilities.

It will be valid for 12 months for customers who are in receipt of either

  • Personal Independent Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA), and valid for six months for all other concessions. Membership can be renewed upon proof of entitlement again
  • if you are a student we, unfortunately, cannot accept NUS cards as evidence. At the start of each academic year, you will also be required to show your course enrolment letter or student loan letter. Students who receive funding from a sponsor (for example research students) are not eligible.

How to apply

You can apply for a concession card at any of our leisure facilities. You will be asked to complete an application form and show evidence of your age or entitlement. When approved we will provide you with the card which can be presented each time you visit one of our facilities. If you are already a Brimhams member or decide to join Brimhams you will only be provided with one membership card.