Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We've taken the decision to close all of our leisure centres, swimming pools, community centres, Turkish Baths, our two museums, the Mercer art gallery and tourist information centres.

This is with effect from end of business tonight (Friday 20 March) and these buildings will remain closed until further notice. The decision is in line with updated government guidance and reflects the need for us to do what we can to encourage greater social isolation in light of the spread of the coronavirus. If you are affected by these closures, there is no need for you to get in touch. If you are a member of our venues, having swimming or diving lessons or other regular activities, your membership will be suspended and you will not be charged for April or May. If you have existing bookings, you'll be contacted over the coming days.


New Ripon pool and leisure centre refurbishment project

The construction of our new pool and refurbishment of Ripon Leisure Centre is under way and scheduled to be completed in summer 2021.

Camp Close play area will be closed until the project is completed.

For more details about the project please visit our update page.


Brimhams Ripon is a split-level fitness facility:

  • our ground floor air conditioned dedicated Pure Strength fitness suite features a range of resistance machines, extensive free weights, and Olympic bar and squat rack
  • our first floor fitness suite features state of the art Technogym cardiovascular equipment including The Climb, resistance machines, free weights, fitballs, bosu and medicine balls, stretching area and foam rollers

Fitness studio - pay as you go

  • casual session £10.00
  • casual session concession £6.00
  • induction (free with membership) £17.00
  • GP referral £5.00

Junior memberships

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 as long as the member is accompanied by a person aged 16 or over and must have undertaken an induction themselves.

Alternatively, a 45 minute supervised session by a Brimhams Fitness instructor will be available daily for those members who can't bring a person aged 16 and over:

Monday to Friday 4.30pm until 5.15pm; Saturday and Sunday noon until 12.45pm.

Membership options

You could save money with one of our membership options.

  • £45.00 (monthly direct debit)
  • concession £31.25 (monthly direct debit)
  • couple £80.50 (monthly direct debit)
  • couple concession £54.35 (monthly direct debit)
  • 7-day pass £14

All memberships include

  • unlimited access to Brimhams Fitness Studio and workout classes
  • sessions at Ripon Spa Baths including Aquafit, early birds, general swims, 50+, disabled sessions, women only and adults only
  • use of the Battenburg Health Suite (timetables permitting)
  • free gym and monitored individual training programme, performed by our team of fully qualified fitness professionals
  • state of the art Technogym equipment featuring 'mywellness' technology
  • bespoke Brimhams Active app to enhance your workout experience

All memberships are non-transferable

Opening times

Monday to Friday 7am until 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am until 8pm
Closed on bank holidays

Fitness classes

We offer a large range of group exercise classes, including kettlebells, pilates, circuits, body conditioning, cyclone spinning and aqua classes suitable for all levels of fitness.

Page last updated 31/03/2020