Welcome to 1Leisure The Heights

Welcome to 1Leisure The Heights
1Leisure The Heights in Sandown, Isle of Wight, offers a fantastic range of facilities for fitness and recreation.

The centre boasts two swimming pools—a 25m main pool and a smaller pool alongside offering casual swimming, junior swimming lessons, lane swimming, fun sessions and water workout classes. Find out more about swimming >

Tone Zone Gym
The largest gym in the South Wight area with cutting-edge equipment including free weights, resistance machines, cardio equipment, and functional training kit. The Heights is open 7 days a week with a qualified member of staff on hand to help you with your fitness aim and goals. Find out more about our Tone Zone Gyms >

Activity Studios
Two studios host an unbeatable range cardio, dance, strength and wellbeing classes throughout the week, while a third studio is dedicated to cyclone our high-intensity group cycling classes or ‘Spin’. Find out more about Fitness classes >

Health Suite
Relax and rejuvenate in the health suite, which includes sauna, steam room, spa pool and cold spray shower). Find out more about The Heights Health Suite >

Baby Changing
There are baby changing facilities, baby/toddler seats and playpens in both the male and female pool changing rooms. Swim nappies and armbands are on sale at reception.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 6.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 8.00am to 5.00pm

The Heights is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, plus the centre will close early in the days between Christmas and New year.


1Leisure The Heights
Broadway, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9ET.


Phone: 01983 823 881
Email: heights.leisure@iow.gov.uk


Two swimming pools
Tone Zone Gym
Two activity/fitness studios
Cyclone studio
Health Suite (sauna, steam room, and spa pool)
Squash Court
Meeting Room
Seating Area (Overlooking main pool)
Drinks and Snacks (Vending Machines)
Changing Rooms with lockers
Outside cycle shelter


There is a pay and display car park adjacent to the leisure. Certain categories of One Card memberships and swimming lessons are issued with free parking permits.
We also offer a 90-minute permit for casual users of facilities, please speak to reception for details. Pease note this is only available at 1Leisure The Heights.

Bus routes

2, 3 and 8 stop right outside The Heights.


Accessible changing facilities
The Heights has two accessible changing rooms, located close to the swimming pools. Each room has a private shower and adjustable seating. The larger accessible room has an overhead V5 duo hoist system which can traverse to/from the changing bed. The Initial lifting capacity of the hoist is 200kg (440lb) Hoist slings will need to be provided by the user.

The smaller accessible room has a wheelchair available for customer use; the wheelchair is of waterproof construction.

Accessibility toilets and baby change facilities
Accessibility toilets are located within the accessible change facilities and the main seating area of the building.
Baby change facilities are located in the following areas:
• Disabled toilet – main seating area
• Female toilet – main seating area
• Poolside male change
• Poolside female change

Swimming pool accessibility
Both the large and small pool are deck level pools with easy entry steps into the pools, an Aqua Creek portable sling hoist is available for use on both pools, the maximum lifting weight of this hoist is 181kg (400lb). Hoist slings will need to be provided by the user.

Autism accessibility
The Heights will happily make adjustments (where practical) to lighting and music to help our customers enjoy their visit. We also have a timer available for use by our customers, which are portable and can be removed for use around the centre.

Wheelchair access
The main entrance to The Heights is via a slight incline path leading through automatic doors to reception. All activities are on a ground floor level with wide corridors leading to all activity areas.

Hearing enhancement
There is an induction loop at both the main reception and gym reception.

Gym accessibility
We have a number of accessible machines within the gym including:
• Shoulder press
• Chest press
• Smith machines
• Multi pully
• Seated row
• Arm bike

Assistance dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome at The Heights. The following arrangements are made in order to allow customers with assistance dogs to have the best possible experience:

Water bowls for assistance dogs are provided on request.

On request, the centre will provide familiarisation with the facility as part of an induction.

Guidelines are provided for staff on how to interact with assistance dogs.

The assistance dog is the responsibility of its owner, who must ensure that:
It is kept on a lead at all times when walking around the premises.
It does not foul the facility or grounds.
Its requirements in relation to toileting and feeding are met.
It behaves in an appropriate manner at all times and does not disrupt others.

In the unlikely event that the dog does foul inside the leisure centre, the owner must report this to a member of staff to ensure that the area is cleaned and sanitised.