Watford WD25 7HH
At this centre we provide the following facilities to make the centre accessible to everyone:
The reception desk has a low section which is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a hearing induction loop installed at the main reception and turnstiles leading from reception into the facility with a separate gate for wheelchair and push chair access.
There is a passenger lift to enable access to the gym on the first floor of the facility. The lift has enough space for wheelchair access and lift controls are accessible.
Toilets and Changing
There is a unisex accessible toilet situated near the reception area and unisex accessible toilets for wet change on the ground floor. There are unisex accessible changing facilities on the first floor near the fitness suite. There is a shower seat, adjustable shower head, grab rails and the shower controls at an accessible height. The changing areas for the fitness suite are located on the second floor within the fitness suite area and are accessible to wheelchair users. There is a larger shower cubicle within the main changing area which is private.
There are cubicles in the main swimming pool changing room which are accessible. They have a shower with seat, toilet and changing bench. There is a hoist to assist customers getting in and out of the pool. In addition, there is a sloping set of steps with adjacent hand rails to assist customers with mobility difficulties to get in and out of the water.
The fitness suite has Inclusive Fitness Initiative accredited equipment.
Catering and Vending
The Café counters and displays are accessible to wheelchair users and there is a table waiting services available for customers who require it upon request and staff.
The facility provides a wide range of additional activities, opportunities and events which are accessible and inclusive.
Watford Leisure Centre Woodside has all the facilities you’ll need to stay active and have fun at the same time. The gym features state-of-the-art equipment designed to suit all fitness needs, while the two pools play host to our award-winning swimming lessons, alongside many other activities to suit swimmers of all ages and abilities. You’ll also be able to enjoy a plethora of group fitness classes, designed to suit everyone, while the sports hall hosts table tennis, badminton and five-a-side football. We also boast a squash court.
This centre has implemented a cashless system. This has significantly reduced queuing times and improved customer service.
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Our state-of-the-art, 140-station gym was recently awarded ‘Gym of the year for Watford’ and is now 100 metres long. The fitness suite includes a great selection of cardio, suspension, resistance, functional zone, core and an amazing new Powerzone. It’s a fantastic way to boost your fitness levels, while you can also book a personal trainer to help you make the most of your workout.
Our comprehensive 184 class group fitness programme which now includes 88 Virtual Les Mills classes that cater for all sections of the community. Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced class-goer, we’ve got you covered. The programme is reviewed every 11 weeks to ensure we are keeping up with the latest innovations.
We have two pools, a 25 metre, eight-lane pool and the other is a smaller teaching pool, each of which caters for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Whether you want to take advantage of our award-winning swimming lessons or just to have fun, there’s something for you.
We’re incredibly proud of our new state-of-the-art group cycling studio that can accommodate a class of 30 at any one time and is our perfect complement to our other three studios.
FORTIS is a fantastic new HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that’s perfect for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
Our outdoor football pitch is available for hire for regular club bookings or on an individual basis.
This new facility is designed predominantly for people aged 50+, along with less abled users.
Fun without the fuss at our children's parties.
Enjoy a range of activities in our sports hall.
Enjoy an intense game of squash in one of our courts.
Our GP & Exercise Referral scheme is great for helping get people back on their feet.
We have facilities available for hire that are suitable to host a variety of events.
Our award-winning children’s swimming lessons are perfect for swimmers of all abilities.
We provide award-winning swimming lessons for adults of all abilities.
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