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Welcome to Bannatyne Health Club Belfast (previously Virgin Active).

Here at Bannatyne Health Club Belfast we have recently fully refurbished our Gym Floor with; the latest Technogym cardiovascular equipment, MYZONE heart rate monitoring system, plate loaded Pure Strength and resistance kit plus much more!

We provide innovative functional training with the Outrace rig, plus a wide range of exercise classes. Why not relax in our luxurious pool, sauna, steam room or purpose-built Bannatyne Spa and Relaxation Room. Alternatively, you could grab a bite or socialise in our Cafe Bar. 

Get in touch and become part of the Bannatyne community.

Mertoun Hall, Belfast, BT18 9QY

Opening Times 
Monday - Thursday 06.00 to 22.00
Friday - 06:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday 08.00 to 20:00

Childrens Swimming Hours
Monday  - Friday - 12:00 to 20:00
Saturday - Sunday 08:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 20:00

We've made some changes

We have undertaken an extensive assessment of the COVID-19 infection risk to guests and staff. As a result, we have made some changes to our working practices to reduce the risk as far as practicable and deliver first class, professional services. Take a look at our latest COVID-19 video below.


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Classes suitable for all fitness levels

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Start Smart


Our new and innovative fitness product has been designed to help our members achieve success on their fitness Journey. Our expert trainers will guide you in the right direction and arm you with all the tools required to achieve your Fitness goals.

Bannatyne Health Clubs have partnered with some of the leading industry technology providers to help you to understand more about you and your fitness needs . Meet with a fitness team now and go through our complimentary Start Smart product, a 12 week programme that will give you a great picture of your current fitness levels. 

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Our gym floors are designed with you in mind. Take advantage of a new and exciting way to train with the Outrace fitness rig. The rig is tailored to cover all aspects of training including strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination and speed whilst being interactive and suitable for all abilities. 

Each member receives a complimentary lifestyle evaluation health check on joining. From your results you will receive a personalised gym programme designed to suit exactly what you want to achieve, followed by complimentary reviews every 4-6 weeks.


Whether you want to refuel after a workout or enjoy a social coffee with a friend, you can feel at home in the Cafe Bar. We host fun social events all year round and offer delicious nutritional meals, including fantastic offers on a range of Protein products to maximise your pre or post-workout pump.

Our Health Clubs all have heated swimming pools, accompanied by our more relaxing wetside facilities including a sauna and steam room. Or why not experience pure relaxation by sitting back and letting the bubbles ease away your tension in one of our spa pool


Please note that some of our classes are not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions

Whatever your age, preferred exercise style or level of ability - we have a class to suit you. 

If you want the latest in innovative training, we have a range of high-octane classes including B:functional and world renowned Les Mills classes. If you prefer traditional classes we also offer Yoga, Aqua, Group cycling and much more. 

All fitness classes are complimentary within your membership and classes vary depending on club. You can book classes up to three days in advance using our online member portal or via the new Bannatyne App


We are continually investing to stay ahead of industry trends, providing fantastic facilities, cutting edge equipment and amazing value as a result.

Boost your fitness training with The Bannatyne Appavailable on Apple and Android devices! Book classes on the go, monitor your biometrics, track your exercise routine and view your personal records. 

We aim to enhance your health club experience even further, providing a seamless customer journey with the addition of a new wristband system: B:360! The B:360 wristband enables members to access the health club facilities, use the lockers, engage with MyWellness and enjoy the simplicity of contactless payment. Ask at your local club reception for further details.

The latest technology to keep you active


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Cross trainer

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  • Treadmill

    Improve muscle tone, flexibility and cardiovascular health
    Interactive touch screen tracks your progress and monitors training. Connect to the Bannatyne app to personalise your experience.
    Powerful motor enable superior performance


  • Cross trainer

    Cross trainer
    Ideal for weight loss, muscle toning and improving coordination
    Interactive touch screen tracks your progress and monitors training. Connect to the Bannatyne app to personalise your experience
    Full body workout without the stress on muscles and joints

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