Better are the Official Gym Partner for the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and Half Marathon.


GLL is a charitable social enterprise operating under the Better brand. We work to provide the best leisure services available.  Our mission is to get more people, more active, more often, in our fourteen leisure centres and gyms across Belfast. 


So how are we different?


We offer a varied programme of activities which are open to all regardless of social or financial mobility. We pride ourselves on offering reduced rate memberships and activities to ensure price doesn’t affect participation.


As a Not for Profit organisation, we reinvest all our surplus back into the community by developing staff,

investing in our centres, supporting young athletes and increasing junior and senior participation.



We deliver health referral programmes for those living with acute medical conditions to help them improve their quality of life by keeping active.



GLL is proud to continue its work with Belfast City Council, helping transform leisure facilities across the city. To ensure our growth, we deliver a successful social business focusing on our customers’ needs, as well as reinvesting in our facilities, local communities and our staff.


GLL manage 14 leisure facilities across the Belfast area.


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Health and Fitness – we have over 21,000 members across our centres in Belfast who enjoy a wide range of activities – infograph attached


Swimming – Ensure you get the most out of your fitness swim by being aware of the following


Pre Cleanse
Follow swim hygiene guidelines by showering and using the toilet
facilities before you swim.

People of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please
respect their right to enjoy their swim.

Choose your lane using the fast, medium and slow signs and by
watching those already swimming. Before pushing off at each
turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching.

Try and leave at least 5 metres between yourself and another
swimmer and if it’s possible to see a pace clock, then a 5 second
gap is just as good.

Wide stokes such as butterfly and breaststroke should be avoided
when the lanes become busy. If you change to a slower stroke as
part of your session, think about moving lanes.

Whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after
completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the
lane will want to keep on swimming without stopping

Celebrate your achievements and share your swimming stories
with us on social media using #betterswimming, we’d love to hear them!


Leisure Transformation Programme


Belfast City Council is investing £105million pounds in seven new leisure centres and GLL works closely with them to transform leisure provision and services throughout the city.  Work is underway at three new centres at Andersonstown, Robinson and Brook.



At Andersonstown, £25 million is being invested on a new, fully equipped centre where the focus will be on family water fun with 3 fast paced water slides, a surf simulator and children’s west play adventure area.



The new centre at Robinson is a £20 million investment.  With facilities including a fitness suite, exercise studios, the centre will also focus on aquatics with a 25 metre, 8 lane gala pool, diving provision and seating for 250 spectators.



At Brook, in West Belfast, the £15 million investment will bring swimming to the Colin area for the first time wit the inclusion of a 25 metre pool.  The main focus will be on outdoor provision with £g pitches for Gaelic, Rugby and Soccer