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The Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club is HFE’s preferred Manchester venue for group exercise instructor courses and qualifications. Located in the suburban area of Didsbury, the venue is conveniently located just six miles from Manchester city centre. This makes it incredibly accessible by bus and Metrolink tram. By car, there’s easy access from the M6, M56 and M60 and free, on-site parking is available.

For students who need accommodation during the weekend, The Waterside is also a highly rated hotel with 45 guest rooms. Students can book accommodation over the phone and by mentioning you’re an HFE student, you’ll be entitled to a 15% discount.

Inside The Waterside is a gym with a 130 station fitness suite, two spacious group exercise studios, a female-only gym and a 25 metre swimming. The venue also has spa facilities which you are more than welcome to use during breaks or after your training has been completed.

A selection of award winning food and drink is available from the hotel’s cafe/restaurant and all HFE students receive a 10% discount on all purchases over £5.

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