Wellbeing – Keeping fit and well this January

So the excitement and over indulging of the festive season has come to an end. Are you ready to start 2019 the healthy way? It has been scientifically proven that exercise and eating well makes a huge positive contribution to our physical and mental well-being. There’s no time like the present so why not let us help make your new year’s resolutions a reality…


Gym memberships and classes


Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre offer a range of leisure services to help you with your long term health and fitness goals. With cost effective membership packages, no hidden admin costs and no joining fees, reap benefits of your new active lifestyle without financial burden. They also offer a range of classes to suit all abilities and interests.

As a member, you will have access to the top of the range facilities at Salt Ayre to use at your leisure, alongside unlimited use of our Health and Fitness Suite, Immersive Studio, Swimming Pool, Fitness Classes, Functional Training Zone and more. Find out about Membership packages and prices. 

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 6am – 9.30pm, Weekends 8am – 6.30pm. We are closed on UK public and bank holidays.


Lancaster University Sports Centre

Lancaster University have a Sports Centre featuring the very latest in top of the range sporting facilities which can be used by the public.

Facilities include a 25 metre Swimming Pool, Climbing Wall & Bouldering Cave which has been specially designed with input from renowned mountaineer and university Chancellor Sir Chris Bonington. There is also a Health & Fitness Suite, Sauna & Steam Rooms, Sports Hall with badminton Courts and Squash Courts. There is also a state-of-the art, 100 station gym. The Sports Centre has workout classes to suit everyone, from aerobics to pilates, kettlebells to Zumba and much more. Find out about Membership options or you can pay as you play.

Opening Times: The Sports Centre is open seven days a week, 360 days a year. Monday to Friday 7.00am – 10.00pm, Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm, Sunday 9.30am – 6.00pm.


Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness Lancaster offers month to month memberships, with no contracts. With the extra benefit of members being able to enjoy 24/7 access to over 2,000 locations worldwide.

Their main aim is to support all members to ensure you achieve your health and fitness goals. A happy, healthy and energetic place for all members young & old, at all levels of experience. Find out about Membership options.

Open 24/7


Spa days and experiences

Tranquil Spa & Beauty

Recharge, re-tune and re-connect with yourself in the calm and considered environment at Tranquil Spa and Beauty. They offer a stunning complement of therapeutic and rejuvenating face and body care treatments, using only the best products with the finest ingredients.

Your specialised Tranquil Spa Team will make it personal. They look. They listen. They tune in to you, performing transformative treatments, personalised to respond to the ever-evolving rhythm of your life and the ever-changing nature of your skin.

Please see Tranquil Spa (PDF) and Spa Days (PDF) brochures for more information.



Lancaster House Hotel

The Sandpiper Health Club is Lancaster House’s Lancashire spa, where hotel guests and visitors can go for a relaxing treat. Within the spa we have a boutique beauty salon offering a wide range of treatments delivered by highly trained therapists. Alongside relaxing treatments, also benefit from the extensive facilities on offer at the club with gym, pool, steam room, sauna, spa and outdoor hot tub.

A number of Spa Days are available, combining massages, facials or any treatment of your choice with other club facilities to give you a memorable experience at ‘Lancaster House’.


Yoga and Meditation

Temple Yoga

Temple Yoga bringing yoga to the heart of Lancaster at our new home, The Herbarium. Here all teachers are qualified to teach a broad range of yoga styles, suitable for people of every age and ability. If you are new to Yoga join a beginner’s course to get in the swing of developing a regular practice. Or if you are already a budding Yogi’s head to one of the more challenging classes to develop your practice. Plus keep an eye out for exciting workshops on the last Sunday of each month there is something for everyone.

Price range: ££



Bliss Yoga

Bliss Yoga offers Hatha,  Ashtanga and Dynamic  Yoga classes in South Lancaster every week at Scotforth Parish Hall, Lancaster. The venue is close to both Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria and all abilities are very welcome. Private Sessions are also available on request. Plus you can enjoy various workshops which usually take place about 3 times a year.

Price range: £


Exhale Lancaster 

Step into pure relaxation at Exhale Lancaster’s massage, yoga and meditation sanctuary. Exhale is a beautiful space for you to relax, release and re balance. Find out more about the services they offer and pricing. Keep up to date with classes and workshops on the Exhale Facebook page. 

Price range: ££



Grab some healthy tasty food

Sometimes so Nutritious food is just what you need to get you feel more healthy and motivated to make some lifestyle changes. Check out these café’s in Lancaster where you are sure to find some tasty healthy food…



Enjoy some simple, honest, goodness, to go at ALEX the former JuiCafe. This independent family cafe specialises in fresh juices, smoothies, coffees and milkshakes as well as healthy food such as homemade soups, salad boxes, daily specials and much more. Why not give it a whirl…

Top pick: Classic Breakfast Smoothie




The Herbarium is a project born out of love for plant-based living, yoga, and the local community.

Creating a venue with a little bit of home, The Herb is a multi functional space housed in a historical three-story building in Lancaster, with a little bit of something for everyone.  Hang out in the café and tuck into some natural plant goodness made with love.

Top pick: Buddha Bowl (menu changes regularly)



The Radish

A small, independent eatery serving freshly prepared, deliciously healthy food to eat in or take away. The team at The Radish prepare ‘made to order’ sandwiches on proper, locally baked bread, create colourful salad boxes full of seasonal goodness, make some seriously good soups and offer a tempting array of cakes!

Top pick: Radish Salad Box