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All of our Link4Life Fitness Memberships include:

  • Unlimited use of the fitness suites at four venues
  • Unlimited use of the swimming pool at three venues (subject to Pool Programme opening times)
  • Unlimited use of the steam rooms at Heywood Sports Village and Middleton Arena
  • Unlimited use of the thermal suite at Rochdale Leisure Centre
  • Use of the facility at anytime
  • 8 days in advance class bookings
  • FREE On Your Marks Fitness programmes including inductions, reviews & programmes
  • FREE Boditrax body composition monitoring
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Free nutritional advice (on request)
  • Direct debit and paid in full options.

To take advantage of any membership promotions, please visit one of our Centres in person to sign-up.


£28.99 per month or £347 for 13 months (paid in full)

12 month minimum term


£22.99 per month or £276 for 13 months (paid in full)

12 month minimum term

Available only to Your Link4Life Extra card members.

Find out if you are eligible for the Your Link4Life Extra Card


£33 per month

1 month minimum term

  • All membership options are subject to a 12 month minimum contract unless stated otherwise
  • An initial start-up cost is payable subject to any valid offer or promotion
  • Payment is by monthly direct debit with a choice of two payment dates
  • Fitness classes are subject to availability and must be booked in advance
  • Swimming is available during public swimming times as advertised
  • Any offer advertised is only available in your local centre and not available if you join online.
  • For more details please read our Terms and Conditions of Membership 

Free use of Link4Life Leisure Centres for Armed Forces Personnel

Link4Life is to continue to offer serving armed forces personnel free use of its fitness facilities and swimming pools. Thanks to the success of the pilot scheme, Link4Life's board of trustees has decided to extend this offer to include Veterans in the community who are out of work.

Who is this for?

All Regular and Reservist serving personnel and unemployed Veterans (Proof of receipt of unemployment benefit required) from the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

You do not need to live in the borough of Rochdale to take advantage of this scheme.

Collecting a war pension?

Some war pensioners may be eligible for the scheme. To find out if you are please contact your local Centre.

What activities are available?

Click on the links for more information about the centre and session times.

Free swimming during public swimming sessions (including lane swimming sessions) at the following centres.

  • Rochdale Leisure Centre
  • Heywood Sports Village
  • Middleton Arena

Link to Swimming Timetables.

Free use of the fitness suites at the following centres:

  • Rochdale Leisure Centre
  • Heywood Sports Village
  • Middleton Arena
  • Littleborough Sports Centre
  • Bowlee Park Sports Centre

Are there any limits on when they can be used?

The fitness suites can be used at any time – if they are open they can be used.

Refer to the pool timetables for details of public swimming sessions.

What do I have to do?

It's easy. Just turn up at the centre and show your Forces ID card to Reception.

If your ID card doesn't have a photo of you then please bring something like your driving licence as well.

The first time you come you will be asked to fill in a Registration Card.

This will also include a Health Commitment Statement which you will be asked to sign.

Armed Forces User Form PDF or word.doc

Your Forces ID Card, and if necessary Photo ID, needs to be shown at Reception every time you visit – that's all you have to do.

Why do you need the information on the Registration Card?

The information you give us will help us to determine the success of the scheme and how it can be improved. This information will be a summary only and will not contain information about any named individuals.

It will also help us to contact you if we have to – but this will only be with your permission.

All of the information you give us is confidential and for Link4Life use only. We will never pass on this information to anyone else and it will be held securely in accordance with Data Protection regulations.

Any further questions?

If you have any questions then you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will respond as soon as possible.

If you are visiting any of the centres then also ask to speak to the Duty Manager and they will do their best to help you there and then – or get back to you.

Useful links

For further information about Armed or Ex Armed Forces and their families visit the Rochdale Borough Council website.

Link to Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Casual Prices   With Your Link4Life Card With Extra Card
Day Pass (Gym & Swim) £10.00 £9.00 £8.00
Casual Gym Use £7.50 £6.75 £4.50
Induction (inc. Free Day Pass) £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
GP Referral    Peak Off-Peak
GP Referral Induction            £11.20    
Gym Use   £5.40 £2.70
Fitness Class   £4.80 £3.70
Swim £2.00    
3 Month Membership  £57.00    

Contact Us

To find out more or to meet one of our Fitness Team call your nearest centre:

Heywood Sports Village: 01706 927202
Littleborough Sports Centre: 01706 927560
Middleton Arena: 01706 923170
Rochdale Leisure Centre: 01706 924200

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