FAQ’s

Here at OCL we are aware that as a new or existing member you may have a few questions that need answering, here you will find our most frequently asked questions and answers. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, please contact us.

 “Where is my nearest OCL centre?”

You can find your nearest OCL centre by visiting our Centres page which includes each centre’s address and Google maps to help find directions. 

 “What are your opening times?”

Each OCL centre has their own opening times, visit our Centres page and chose your centre, the opening times will be at the bottom of the page.

 “How can I become a member?”

You can become a member by visiting your nearest OCL centre or by simply joining online

 “Can I have a look around the facilities before I join?”

 Of course! You can book a tour at your preferred OCL centre with one of our friendly and helpful staff at a day and time to suit you by calling 0161 207 7000

 “What is included in my membership?”

 At OCL, we pride ourselves on offering the largest range of leisure facilities and activities throughout the Oldham borough, all at fantastic value for money! You can enjoy unlimited use of 6 swimming pools across our 8 leisure centres, a choice of over 150 Fitness Classes per week, Sauna and Steam facilities and much more! 

 “Which membership is right for me?”

 We offer two main membership types; Active Plus and Active Premium. To find out more on what each membership offers including pricing, member benefits and discounts, visit our Membership page.

 “How can I book my gym induction?”

 A gym induction is required before you can use our gym facilities. Our highly qualified and friendly instructor will show you how to use all of the equipment. Your induction is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and set some personal goals.You can book your induction by visiting your nearest OCL centres or by calling 0161 207 7000.

 “How can I book my Fitness Class?”

 As our Fitness Classes are hugely popular, we do advise that you book in advance to guarantee your place. You can book here via our new online booking system! Alternatively you can book at reception or by calling 0161 207 7000

 “What do I need to wear to exercise?”

In the gym or Fitness Classes, you can wear anything you feel comfortable in that is not too loose, but no jeans. Remember to wear appropriate footwear such as trainers or pumps with a good grip on the sole.