Gymnasium Closure:

YMCA Bournemouth has unfortunately had to take the decision to temporarily close the Lifewise Gymnasium on Westover Road from 12noon on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

This action is required to undertake investigatory work to ascertain the issue behind the mains water/pipe situation currently being experienced in the Gymnasium area.

Our sincerest apologies to Users/Members, further updates and a date for re-opening will be promoted by all means/platforms once we are updated.

Martin Stockley (Senior Operations Manager)
Mobile: 07897 563473

Did you know that by using our facilities you are also supporting our charitable work in the local community?

Our Lifewise facility consists of:


The gym and sports hall are situated opposite The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom in our main premises at 56 Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BS, just a short walk from the cafés, bars and shops of Bournemouth town centre.

Lifewise Gym

The Lifewise Gymnasium benefited from a complete refurbishment/upgrade in 2017 and provides excellent facilities at an affordable price through various membership choices and a pay-as-you-go option.

Facilities include:

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Cardiovascular and resistance machines
  • An extensive range of free weights equipment, Olympic bar lifting, urethane dumbbell sets up to 60kg, power racks and a Smith machine
  • One of the heaviest cable crossovers in Dorset
  • Fitness advice and guidance on hand

Opening Times

  • Monday 07.00 – 21.00
  • Tuesday 07.00 – 21.00
  • Wednesday 07.00 – 21.00
  • Thursday 07.00 – 21.00
  • Friday 07.00 – 21.00
  • Saturday 08.00 – 17.00
  • Sunday 08.00 – 17.00

Prices and Payment Options

We believe that being fit and healthy should not be a luxury but accessible to all. Our pricing system therefore ensures that the facilities are affordable and available to all income groups.

  • Per session basis: £4.00
  • Monthly option: £20.00
  • Direct debit: £15.00 per month (12-month contract) or £17.50 per month (6-month contract)
  • Upfront payment: 12 months for £150.00; 6 months for £90.00

The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre

Members of Lifewise can also use The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre gym in Broadstone for a supplement of just £1 per session. You can find out more about The Junction at


For further information or to book, please contact us on the form below or call 01202 290451.


Lifewise Sports Hall

Our sports hall, also located in the main building on Westover Road, is the only full-service sports hall for hire in central Bournemouth. Its fantastic town centre location makes it both easy to get to and ideal for socialising after sports practice.

Ideal for:

• Football (4 to 5-a-side)
• Basketball
• Volleyball
• Badminton
• Short Tennis
• Dodge Ball
• Fitness/Circuit Classes

Opening Times:

  • Monday to Sunday 7.00 – 21.00


  • Badminton / Short Tennis: £10.00 per hour
  • Volleyball / Football / Basketball: £20.00 per hour

Block bookings available on a discounted rate.


For further information or to book, please contact us on the form below or call 01202 290451.


How You Can Help Us!

We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

We have rooms and facilities to hire across Dorset. In 2019, over 30,000 local people made use of them.

The Junction Gym

A few years ago, the Junction’s gymnasium was fully refurbished and modernised. The Junction’s manager Martin Stockley was delighted to welcome AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe to the centre to open the new facility.

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YMCA Bournemouth
Delta House
56 Westover Road
Bournemouth BH1 2BS

01202 290451