Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

General FAQs

How do I join?

You can join online, then select your region, choose one of our great value memberships and complete the online joining process. If you’d like to chat through our membership packages with us then you can contact the centre or pop in talk to a member of the team.

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Do I have to sign-up to a 12-month contract?

You can choose to pay-as-you-go, opt for an uncommitted membership, or take out one of our great value membership contracts on a 12-month commitment.

Do you have lockers in your centres?

Yes, we provide lockers or baskets (Eastney) at all of our centres. Lockers operate with either padlocks or tokens.

Tokens and padlocks are available to purchase from main reception or you can bring and use your own.

Is it free to park at your centres?

Facilities vary from centre to centre. Free customer parking is available at the following centres.

  • Littledown Centre- up to 3 hours on weekdays. If you are staying for longer you will need to get a parking permit from the centre.
  • Pelhams Park 
  • Sir David English
  • Stokewood
  • Corfe Mullen
  • Queen’s Park
  • Mountbatten
  • Tennis and Gymnastics Centres
  • Wimbledon Park Sports Centre
  • Charter Community Sports Centre
  • Eastney

Please note: Pyramids Centre does not have a dedicated car park but a pay and display car park is located close by. If you have a membership please ask us about permits.

Do you have free wifi in your centres?

Yes, all of our larger centres provide free wifi for customers to use.

Sorry – smaller sites such as Eastney, Wimbledon Park and Charter do not have wifi.

My membership was frozen during lockdown, will this be reactivated automatically?

Our centres are reopening and we are reactivating memberships so you can get back to enjoying the benefits of being regularly active.

How do I make changes to my membership?

Please ask in centre where possible. If this is not possible, please contact us via our web form and select the first option to make membership changes.

Please bear with us as we are currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries.

I have a family membership but not everyone can start using the facilities again – what are my options?

We can either continue to freeze your membership or you can amend it as required.

Please either ask in centre or contact us via our web form and select the first option to make membership changes.

How do I freeze or cancel my membership?

If you are looking to freeze or cancel your membership please visit our help section

How do I unfreeze my membership?

If you are looking to unfreeze your membership and start using our centres again please complete this form.

What is happening with swimming, gymnastics and tennis lessons?

Swimming lessons at some centres, tennis and gymnastics lessons have now restarted.

Can I access more than one centre?

Yes, with our memberships can you access all BH Live Active centres in your region. 

Can I refer a friend?

Definitely, plus for every friend referred, you get a free months membership!

Visit bhliveactive.org.uk/recommend-a-friend/ to find out more

I have a question that isn’t covered here – who can I contact?

If there’s something we’ve not covered here, please ask in centre when you visit.

Alternatively you can contact us via our online form and we’ll come back to you as soon as we can.

Swimming FAQs

How can I see what swimming sessions are available?

Visit our swim timetable either online or via the BH Live Active mobile app. 

How do I book a swim?

Right now booking ahead is essential.  Members can book up to 7 days in advance and pay as you go customers can book up to 5 days in advance. This is to help keep everyone safe by limiting the number of people in our centres at any one time. See our swim timetable for session availability.

Book online or via the BH Live Active Mobile App (Apple Store and Google Play)

When will swimming lessons start again?

Swimming lessons have restarted.

Who can I contact about my swimming lesson?

Please complete our online form and a member of the team will be in touch.

How do I change my swimming lesson?

Use the online Home Portal service.

How do I cancel my swimming lesson?

If you pay by Direct Debit and you are not quite ready to come back and would like to cancel your lessons, please complete our online form.

We are sorry but we’ll be unable to continue holding unattended places due to high demand.

How long are swimming lessons?

Lessons will run for 25 minutes each to allow a change over time between classes. We ask that as soon as you have finished your lesson/activity, please leave the centre.

Can I watch my child’s swimming lesson?

The availability for spectator areas will differ between each centre/ pool.

Generally, we politely request that parents/guardians of swimmers over 8 years old drop off and pick up from the centre only.

If this is difficult for you, please come and have a chat with us.

If you are spectating, please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

Is public swimming be available during swimming lessons?

To limit the number of people using the pool facilities at one time, public swimming is not currently available during swimming lesson times.

Do I need to bring my own equipment for the swimming lessons?

We do encourage customers to bring their own equipment where possible, however we will continue to provide essential kit for swimming lessons. This will be cleaned between sessions.

Will you be offering private swimming lessons?

Private lessons will resume shortly after our group lessons, if you were previously attending, the team will be in touch about restarting your lessons.

What hygiene etiquette should I be following?

All customers are asked to maintain high levels of personal hygiene to keep both themselves and others safe. This includes:

  • Washing and sanitising hands regularly
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with tissues and disposing of them in a bin
  • Maintaining a social distance with others
  • Bring your own filled water bottle
  • Avoid any unnecessary contact with surfaces
  • Do not congregate with others before and after lessons
  • Wear a face covering in public / communal areas
I have a question that isn’t covered here – who can I contact?

If there’s something we’ve not covered here, please ask in centre when you visit.

Alternatively you can contact us via our online form and we’ll come back to you as soon as we can.