Stokewood Leisure Centre occupies a grand 1930s building just two miles from town bordering the districts of Charminster and Winton. It provides swimming lessons via the Bournemouth Swim Academy and offers dedicated sessions for toddlers, adults and the over 50s including the popular Swim and Chill, where the lights are lowered and the pool area bathed in relaxing music. The 25 yard pool is a great venue for ‘Wet and Wacky’ sessions, which see it filled with fun inflatables and floats. The centre also runs themed sessions including Fit and Fifty, Swim Fit and Aqua Zumba.
If you prefer your workouts on dry land, Stokewood Road, now managed by BH Live, has an extensive gym and a whole programme of group exercise classes for you to discover.