About us

Active Life was established in 2002, when Canterbury City Council outsourced the management of its 5 leisure facilities to us.

As the district’s leading sports, fitness and leisure provider we’re dedicated to improving fitness, wellbeing and health. We offer a comprehensive range of activities delivered through our leisure and fitness sites in Canterbury, Herne Bay, and Whitstable.

In 2019 we joined forces with Fusion Lifestyle, one of the largest leisure operators in the country, unlocking the opportunity to grow and develop our facilities through a multi-million pound investment.

Active Life is a registered charity, which means that any surplus we make goes back into enhancing and developing our services and facilities. We are accountable to a Board of Trustees made up of individuals who volunteer their time, possess business expertise and have an interest in our activities.  As a charity, we also make sure that we work with the local community and strive to ensure accessibility to all.

Our Message

Our message is simple. Whatever your age, circumstances, fitness levels and abilities Active Life provide a service to suit your specific needs and help you on your way to feeling fitter, healthier and happier.

By joining the team at Active Life, you’ll experience a supportive, friendly and motivating place to work. Our employees are part of an inspiring industry with a real purpose behind it. Our mission is to ensure that sport, fitness and health services are available and accessible to all. Our success is down to the unique contributions that our employees make every day.

Most of our employees are part-time, getting the best out of their work-life balance and we pride ourselves on the flexibility a job with Active Life brings.

Whether it’s a temporary job whilst studying or a role you’ll enjoy for years to come, we offer a wide range of job and career opportunities including:

  • Lifeguarding
  • Gym Instructing
  • Recreation Assistants
  • Crèche Assistants
  • Swim Teaching
  • Class Instructing
  • Exercise Referral
  • Catering
  • Duty Management
  • Customer Service & Sales
  • Management

If you’re customer focussed, committed and passionate about sports, fitness and health we’d love to hear from you.