Tucked down what appears a country road is the picturesque Ramada Leisure Club. You wouldn't think it's a chain, or even part of a large company because it appears independent; grassy lawns, a little stream and a handful of wild ducks make a rather countrified impression. Nice.
Inside it's not the most modern of leisure centres, and certainly won't have a line of posers in the gym or lazing by the pool, however it's somewhat quiet characteristics make it so appealing. Amenities:
Pool Sauna Steam room Jacuzzi Gym with weights and typical work out equipment.
We opted to use the pool, after an hour long strenuous workout in the fully equipped gym.
The pool is large enough for athletic, and not so Olympic swimmers; there's a jacuzzi should you want to chill after a hard day's work, and a children's mini pool, which is great is your child isn't keen on sharing the water, let some parent-child fun begin. Onto the more easy-going sections of the pool area: the steam room and sauna.
The sauna is a busy one, even mid-week it is always full of young and old keen to ease their aches and pains away. Regular sauna-goers tend to bring their own menthol fragrances to add a more relaxing heat induced experience.
The steam room however is surprisingly less busy, so if you're torn between the two, opt for the steam room; 90% of the time you'll be alone so you can happily spread out on the seats. Lie down if the feeling strikes you, but don't steam for more than 10 minutes because you can emerge a little faint and rather red.
Some leisure centres tend to be aimed at adults only, but thankfully the Ramada Leisure Centre is family-friendly and they have an array of swimming classes for little ones and babies.