The Aspire Leisure Centre was the first fully accessible Training Centre in Europe for disabled and non-disabled people.
Currently, around a third of our members are disabled, which compares with a national average of 2-3% in other sports centres. We proactively encourage disabled people to join and take part in all activities by subsidising their membership and activity costs and offer a fully Inclusive Fitness Initiative approved fitness studio.
Aspire has gained Quest (UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure) registration as 'Excellent'.
The good practice at the Aspire Leisure Centre inspired InstructAbility - a national project to train disabled people as fitness instructors.