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Preston Guild City

Sports, Gyms and Healthclubs

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Fitness for everyone...

Preston has many proud links with sporting heritage, not least with its claim to being the birthplace of football as we know it today. There is so much to savour, from Preston North End’s enduring legacy to the city that brought us Sir Tom Finney, to more recently producing world class cricketer Andrew Flintoff and athletics icons like Helen Clitheroe.

However, Preston's sporting success is certainly not all about the past. Today, you can find a whole host of leisure venues and clubs brimming with fitness and sports activities for you to enjoy.

UCLan Sports Arena

UCLan Sports Arena is a state-of-the-art facility illustrating the University of Central Lancashire’s commitment to sports development. The arena plays a significant role in improving local sports provision, not just for students but also for the wider Preston public.

This premier multi-sports provides:

  • athletics
  • cycling
  • football
  • hockey
  • netball
  • rugby league and union
  • tennis
  • other sports 

It is also a designated stop on the Guild Wheel cycleway and offers bikes for hire for those looking to explore the great outdoors. 

Gyms and health clubs

Preston leisure centres are now run by GLL under the 'Better' brand, and feature a range of great facilities at both Fulwood Leisure Centre and West View Leisure Centre. Each venue offers swimming pools, a fully-equipped gym, a sports hall, sauna, badminton, and squash courts. There are value for money membership deals available and West View also offers a popular climbing wall facility.

You will also find a wide selection of private health clubs and gyms located across the city.