Finding legitimate lap pools in the UK and Europe is like trying to find the proverbial "needle in a haystack." Rest assured athletic-minded travelers, we have you covered. After the Manchester Aquatics Centre, Printworks sports the next best lap pool in the downtown vicinity. Four bottom stripes stretch from side to side across the 20-meter rectangle, but only one rope floats on the water's surface. This gym packs in a ton of weights and new Technogym cardio/strength machinery. The main cardio floor is a relatively spacious and roomy area with abundant light and plenty of exercise apparatus. The strength area is a carpeted space with plenty of workout room as well. Locker rooms and shower facilities are also appealing.
Non-swimmers shouldn't hesitate to sweat here either, especially guests of the Renaissance Hotel who receive complimentary access. Unfortunately, no other guests are allowed. It's a private club otherwise.
This club is located inside the Printworks Mall. Lifts are located on the southwest side near Café Rouge and take them to the 2nd floor.