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Dear Member,

Due to the latest government advice regarding Coronavirus, Reading Borough Council has taken the decision to close all leisure centres to the public until further notice. In light of this, no Direct Debit payments will be taken from your account for April 2020. At this stage it is impossible to say how long the closure will be in effect; however we will continue monitor the situation closely and will keep you updated. Please be assured that no further DD payments will be taken until the leisure centres return to normal operation.

Please continue to check this page for updates.

For regular home based health and wellbeing tips and useful links please see our Exercise Classes section or visit:

RSL Centre Closure Update FAQ

What is the current position with the leisure centres?

Due to the latest government advice including social distancing measures, Reading Borough Council has taken the decision to close a number of buildings, including the leisure centres from Tuesday 17th March.

How long will you be closed?

At this stage it is not possible to give any definitive timescales for closure. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow Government and Public Health guidance.

What will happen with my membership DD?

All direct debit payment for both membership and people on courses (swimming / badminton / trampoline lessons etc.) have been suspended. No further DD payments will be taken until the centres are running as normal. Any credits on accounts will be adjusted on resumption of the Direct Debit; alternatively if customers prefer then we will do a prorate refund for fees paid.

What will happen with my block booking?

All bookings have been suspended whilst the centres are closed. Booking slots will be held so you won’t lose your slot when we return to normal operation. If payment in advance has been made then our Administration team will be in touch to arrange refunds or credits.

I have a party / event booked. What is the situation with this?

All bookings for the next six weeks have been suspended. We will be in touch and either rearrange the booking or issue a full refund for any party / event affected by the closure.

General enquires relating to credits and payments can be made by contacting quoting your name, address and membership number.

For the latest update on the leisure service at Rivermead Leisure Complex, visit:

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Active Memberships

Active Membership

If you are looking to change your lifestyle and become more active then our new Active Membership packages cover all levels of interests and offer great value for money. Choose from Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum packages.

All our membership options offer you unlimited access to activities and facilities for your selected membership activities, at any time in the week. Enjoy flexibilty and choice of an outstanding programme of activities and the use of leisure facilities across Reading.

If you are new to fitness and activity or not sure the best package for you then why not kick start your healthy lifestyle with our 6 Week 'Membership Taster'.

Join our membership and start enjoying new activities, meeting new people and improving your lifestyle.

Simply click on our Join Now button, or call in at your local RSL centre.

Don't forget to keep checking our 'What's New & Offers' section for active ideas!

Gym Facilities

Unlimited gym use

By selecting the gym option in your membership you can access RSL gyms across Reading.

Each gym combines a comprehensive range of equipment which include a balanced mix of both cardiovascular (CV) and resistance stations.

Our experienced staff are available to help you make the most of your workouts. We also offer effective personalised training programmes to all our members to help you keep on track and achieve and retain your fitness goals.

Swimming Facilities

Academy swimming pool

By selecting the swimming option in your membership you can access RSL swimming pools across Reading.

You will have access to all swimming pools at RSL centres, during General Swimming sessions. As our centres are located across Reading you can simply drop into a centre nearest you, or maybe call in before or after work and fit swimming around your weekly commitments.

Please note: Swimming option does not include courses, coached or themed sessions.

Exercise Classes

UNLIMITED Exercise Classes

By selecting the exercise class option in your membership you can access RSL exercise classes across Reading.

With over 140 classes on offer every week, there really is something for everyone!

As a member you can enjoy unlimited access to all our exercise classes. If you are new to fitness it's best to try out a number of classes to find the type of class that suits your needs. Equally, we advise you to occasionally try out a new class. This way you don't get stuck in a rut with your weekly workouts and you stay motivated. Why not come along with a friend you can motivate each other!

Racket Sports

Unlimited Racket Sports

By selecting the racket sports option in your membership you can access racket sports across Reading, at RSL centres and Reading Parks.

If you are looking to get fit and enjoy time with family and friends then a racket sport is an ideal activity.

We offer members the use of badminton and squash courts at Meadway Sports Centre, along with *tennis courts at both Prospect Park and Christchurch Meadows.

Racket sports are great fun for all ages and abilities.

Members can book courts up to 6 days in advance.

*Tennis Court availability:

Prospect Park Tennis Courts (Spring/Summer use only): May to the end of September. Mon - Fri: 9.30am-9.30pm, Sat & Sun: 08.30am - 3.30pm.

Christchurch Meadows: Book your Christchurch Meadows court by visiting:

Cycling and Athletics

UNLIMITED Cycling and Athletics

For those who have been inspired by our Olympic athletes, our outdoor 460m cycling velodrome and track and field facilities at Palmer Park Sports Stadium are some of the very best in the region.

With the surge of interest in both track cycling and athletics what better time to try out these sporting disciplines to get into shape.

The athletics track and cycling velodrome are free to use at selected times for Platinum Members. Please check with reception for availability.

Get Fit For Life - 6 Week Membership Taster

6 Week Taster Membership

Not sure which membership to try, here is a great start!

How to join the RSL Active Membership

Joining the RSL Active Membership

Decide on your membership option. If you are unsure which option best suits your needs please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to offer guidance.

Join Online or call in at your local RSL Centre

Once you have decided on your preferred package simply click on our Join Now button, then visit your nearest RSL centre where you will have your photo taken for your membership fob. Alternatively, call into your nearest RSL Centre to complete your Direct Debit form and have your photo taken for your membership fob:
Meadway Sports Centre
Palmer Park Sports Stadium
South Reading Leisure Centre

If you wish to use the gym facilities you will need to book a gym induction at any RSL gym. You will be asked on your first visit for a £5.00 deposit to book your induction place, which will be deducted from your initial fees.

Joining in Person

If you choose to join our membership in person you will be asked to complete a membership form which will include your bank details.

Pay for your chosen membership option.

You will then be issued with your Active Membership Fob, which will be accepted at all RSL centres.

Once you are a member

Your Active Membership Fob must be shown at reception every time you take part in a membership activity.

Active Membership Terms & Conditions

Active Membership Terms & Conditions are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Achieve your Fitness Goals

Achieve your Fitness Goals

Personal Training Plans

If you are new to gym workouts our Fitness Staff will devise a personal training plan which is specifically designed around your current fitness level, and your fitness goal.

You will undertake an initial fitness test to identify your current levels of fitness (both cardiovascular and muscular endurance levels).

Our Fitness Staff will then devise your personal training plan, which can be reviewed after a period of 1 - 2 months. Your plan will layout clearly what you will need to do during each workout (stations to use and repetitions), so you know you are making the most of each visit to our gyms.

Please visit or call reception to book your Personal Training Plan appointment.

Membership Cancellation

You can cancel your membership at any time, there is no minimum term.  To cancel your membership you need to complete a Membership Cancellation Form, giving 1 months notice. Forms are available from any RSL reception, or can be downloaded*, completed and returned to any RSL reception. (*Membership Cancellation Form available to download at the bottom of this page).

Please note: It is your responsibility to notify your bank, as no refunds will be given due to customers failing to do so.



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