Fitness Classes

Following the FM announcement on 24/11/20, Edinburgh remains in Tier 3, so current restrictions on fitness classes and adult indoor coaching remain. Our gyms, swimming pools, golf courses, racquet sports, climbing centre and children's coaching remain open. We will continue to update our website based on these announcements.

The following venues are currently open: 

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre

Craiglockhart Leisure Centre

Dalry Swim Centre (Aquafit only)

Drumbrae Leisure Centre

EICA: Ratho

Gracemount Leisure Centre

Jack Kane Sports Centre

Kirkliston Leisure Centre

Leith Victoria Swim Centre

Portobello Swim Centre

Royal Commonwealth Pool

Warrender Swim Centre (Aquafit only)

Whether in the water or on dry land we’re proud to still be able to offer a huge variety of classes for our customers. We’ve had to make some changes but we’ve worked hard to ensure that there will be no change to the fun you have with us.

So we can safely manage the numbers of people in our venues all our activities have to be pre-booked online.

To book online you have to have an account with us.

  • If you have an Edinburgh Leisure card/are a member we will have automatically set up an account for you.  If you don’t know your password, or haven’t set one up, go to our ‘Book now’ portal and click ‘Forgotten password’ Simply follow the instructions from there.
  • If you don’t have an Edinburgh Leisure card you can set up a ‘Pay as you go’ account with us. Or, you can of course buy a membership or a discount card and we will set up an account for you.

Once you are set up on our booking system, you can book either online or using our app.

With such a large choice of over fitness classes available at our venues across the city, you may want to attend several classes a week or combine these with gym or swim.  

Save with our great value membership options, designed to fit you whether you’re just starting out, a regular in the gym or if swim’s more your thing. Enjoy unlimited access, advanced booking and get up to 20% off other selected activities including climbing, racquet sports and golf.

Use what you want, when you want.

Please note that due to COVID-19, some of our venues have yet to open. You can see the most up-to-date reopening information here

Everyone has a part to play, so here are some rules and guidelines that we are asking you to read and follow. These cover:

1. Important things to know before you book

2. More details on booking

3. What's different when you get to the class

You can see our full fitness class timetable on our app – and you can easily book your class here too. Or go to your local venue’s home page to see their online timetable.

We’ve been working hard to create a safe environment for you to enjoy and we’ve made some changes to how we do things. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of what you can expect when you visit.

Activities are pre-book only, so why not download our FREE mobile app? Booking fitness classes, courts and golf tee times has never been faster! Available now for Apple and Android devices. 

App Store    Google Play

You can book fitness classes online and on the App. If fitness classes are not included in your membership you must pay at the time of booking.

Online and App bookings open at 9pm. If fitness classes are included in your membership or you are a Discount Card holder you can book 3 days in advance online and via the App. If you are not a member or have a 10 for 8 card, you can book from 9pm, 2 days in advance online and via the App.

We are not limiting how many bookings you can make however, we ask that you respect other customers and book a maximum of two per day to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to book their favourite class.

No one can be in two places at once, so customers won't be able to book two classes that run at the same time. 

Arriving in time for your class.

To avoid any incorrect No Show charges, please always use your membership card or fob to swipe in for classes.

When you swipe in for a class, our system will mark you as attended for any classes due to start within the next 3 hours. 

Fitness class waiting lists

If the class is full, you can add yourself to the waiting list. 

If fitness classes are not included in your membership, there is no charge to book onto the waiting list, but if you then get booked into the class you will have to pay to confirm your place.

We send out emails at regular intervals throughout the day alerting you to any spaces that have become available in the classes that you’re on the waiting list for. The email will contain a link you can click to automatically book yourself into the class and pay if required. There is no priority position - everyone on the waiting list receives the email at the same time ensuring an equal chance of booking the space. 

If you are on a waiting list and decide that you no longer want a space in the class, please remove yourself from the waiting list. 

Fitness class cancellations and charges

Please cancel more than 3 hours before the class is due to start to allow other customers the opportunity to gain a space in the class and you won’t be charged for cancelling your space.

If classes are included in your membership you can cancel your booking online and on our App, but not by telephone or in person in a venue.  If you cancel your booking less than 3 hours before the class is due to start a Late Cancellation fee of £3  will be applied to your account.  If you do not turn up for your booking or don’t swipe in at reception a No Show fee of £3 will be applied to your account.  We will email you the day after the fee is applied with details on how to make the payment. 

Payment for any fees must be made within 7 days.  Anyone who has an unpaid fee on their account for more than 7 days won't be able to make any new bookings until the fee is paid. 

If you have paid for a fitness class, there is no refund and we will not move your booking if you change your mind.

If you have any queries about bookings, waiting lists or cancellations please contact us via

What happens if Edinburgh Leisure cancels a fitness class?

If we cancel a class we will contact you by text or a phone call to let you know.  If you have paid for a booking, we will credit your account with the relevant number of Loyalty Points. 

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