Printed Date: 27/04/2018

Give the gift of health this holiday season with GLL


5 December 2014: Sharing the gift of health, fitness and fun has been made easier than ever this holiday season as GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, has launched its first leisure gift card for every member of the family to enjoy.


The Better Gift Card allows GLL members and non-members alike, access to the vast range of GLL’s health and fitness products, including ‘Pay and Play’ activities, to monthly or annual memberships. Cards can also be used for adult and junior lessons and courses such as swimming, gymnastics, badminton and tennis - or even just a general workout, swim or fitness class. For that special treat or relaxation, the Better Gift Card can also be redeemed in the six ‘Spa London’ facilities, also operated by GLL.


The card is now being sold online and will be available to buy from mid-December in selected GLL leisure centres operated under their ‘Better’ brand. Customers can top up cards with ‘credit’, ranging from as little as £10 for friends, family or even themselves, giving them access to activities in all of the 145+ leisure facilities across the UK.


Mark Sesnan, Managing Director, GLL, said, “The Better Gift Card is a new innovative offer from GLL that will allow customers the freedom to purchase whatever health, fitness and sports they want, either as a gift for their loved ones or themselves, and on any budget. From swimming lessons to a day in the spa, the card offers many different options for the perfect gift.


“As a charitable social enterprise, our mission is to get more people, more active, more often, which means we ensure affordable and easy access to our top class facilities. The new Better Gift Card enables our customers to do this, meaning that being fit and healthy has never been so easy.”

The Better Gift Card can be redeemed at any Better Leisure Centre, and is available to buy online. For more information please visit


The card can also be purchased from mid-December in the following Better Leisure Centres: The London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London; Manchester Aquatics Centre, Manchester; Gurnell Leisure Centre, London; Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre, London; Rainbow Leisure Centre, Surrey; Waterfront Leisure Centre, London; Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London; Clissold Leisure Centre, London; Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, London; Donyngs Leisure Centre, Surrey; White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Oxfordshire; Pancras Square Leisure, London.



Notes to the editor

About GLL

Established in 1993, GLL is the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise delivering leisure, health and community services. We operate over 145 public sport and leisure centres and 27 libraries (including three prison libraries), as well as children’s centres, in partnership with over 30 local councils, public agencies and sporting organisations. Our leisure facilities enjoy more than 39 million visitors a year with over 490,000 members.


Alongside its core leisure and library divisions, we also operates in sport and legacy development, health intervention and education - as well as offering the GLL Sports Foundation, one of the largest independent support programmes for talented young athletes in the UK.