Welcome to Spirit Health Club Taunton

If you’re looking for a health club with a personal touch then you’ve come to the right place. Our Lifestyle Consultants provide the kind of one-to-one guidance that has already helped thousands of members achieve their goals and are ready now to help you reach yours. From dietary advice that’s calculated to boost your energy and inner health, to a unique personal exercise plan that’s designed to help you look your best, we’re ready to make sure you get even more out of life. The club has achieved national recognition by winning the prestigious Flame award for the club of our size, as well at two Guest Experience awards, so you can be sure that you will be well looked after.

Flame Winner2009

Flame Finalist 2010

Flame Award 2014 Finalist

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Contact Us

Spirit Health Club
Holiday Inn Taunton M5 J25
Deane Gate Avenue

Telephone: 01823 350999
Email: leisureclub@hitauntonhotelm5.co.uk
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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 
06:30am to 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 
07:00am to 9:00pm

Taunton Facilities

Taunton Timetables

Monday time table unavailable. Please contact us directly.
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
15:30 17:00 Swimming Lessons Swimtime swimming pool-half the pool
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
11:00 11:45 Aqua Julie Harrison Swimming Pool
18:45 19:30 Aqua Julie Harrison Swimming Pool
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
13:45 14:30 Aqua Class Julie Harrison swimming pool
15:45 17:45 Swimming Lessons Trudy Clist Swimming Pool
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
14:00 16:00 Water Babies Lee swimming pool
Saturday time table unavailable. Please contact us directly.
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
08:30 09:30 Swimming Lessons Swimtime swimming Pool

Aqua clases free for members £5 for non-members.

Boot Camp free for members £5 for non-members

Please contact the club directly to confirm classes. Times are subject to change during Bank Holiday periods.

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Taunton News & Events

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Spirit Members Discount

Are you celebrating a special birthday or anniversary this year? Why not take advantage of our hotel exclusive Spirit Member discounts & book the function suite which can cater for a party anywhere between 10-200 people.

Your member discount will get you 25% off total food & beverage spend including 25% discount for all on the function bar. Options range from Evening buffets to sit down meals to a Sunday Lunch for all!

For further information or to check dates, please call Vicki or Julie on 01823 281682 or email events@hitauntonhotelm5.co.uk. (New bookings only, T&C  apply)


Curry & Quiz Night

Our first member social of the year is fast approaching, here’s all you need to know…

When? Friday 19th May.

Where? Holiday Inn Taunton.

What? Buffet style menu including a selection of curries and sides. Quiz to follow!

Price? £10.95 per person.

To book your spaces please see a member of staff at reception with your payment. See you all there for a fun evening!


Marcus Bill - Physiotherapy

As of April 17th we now have a physiotherapist offering his services here at the club. Marcus Bill will be running his physiotherapy clinic out of one of our treatment rooms every other Monday initially.

The clinics offer experienced, sympathetic and holistic approaches to treatment for a variety of conditions, whilst maintaining close links with local GP's Consultants and other Health Professionals. 

To make a booking please contact: 08456025774 or for more information on Marcus visit: http://www.mbillphysio.com/

The New Quid

As I am sure you are all aware the pound coin is changing… but unfortunately our lockers will not accept the new style coin for the time being. If you require an old style locker token we will be selling these at the club reception in aid of Greenfingers. Tokens cost just £2!


Marathon Members

Huge congratulations to Stephen Ward and Paul Finnimore who completed marathons in April. Stephen ran the Brighton marathon in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital whilst Paul took on the London marathon raising money for Cancer Research UK. Thank-you to anyone who donated towards their fundraising!

If you are competing in an upcoming event, or fundraising for charity let us know via leisureclub@hitauntonhotelm5.co.uk and we will feature it on the next newsletter.


Easter Egg Donations

Thank you to everyone who donated an egg this Easter… We managed to collect 120 eggs overall which we delivered to Acorn Ward at Musgrove Park Hospital… Fantastic effort from all involved, the kids were very happy to say the least!



Rainbow Run

In June, Holiday Inn Taunton staff will be taking on the ‘Rainbow Run’ in Exeter in aid of charity… Colour Run is the brightest 5k around, where you can walk, jog or run your way through 5k of colour explosions. The event will take place on 10th June 2017 and we will be taking donations closer to the time - all contributions welcome!

Marcus - Ironman 70.3 build-up

Freelance personal trainer Marcus will be competing in a host of Triathlon events over the next couple of months in the build up to Ironman 70.3 at Wimbleball in June. Best of luck to Marcus in all of the following!

Taunton Deane Sprint Triathlon 7th May

Wellington Spring Triathlon 28th May

Ironman 70.3 Wimbleball 25th June



Clubs, Societies, companies

Do you work for a local business who may wish to book meeting rooms at the hotel? If so, please could you let a member of the team know and they will pass the details on the conference team and they will get in touch.

Similarly, are you a member of a club, society or group who may benefit from some form of mutual advertising? Again, if so, please see a member of the team.


The Powder Room - May Offer

Throughout the rest of April and May take advantage of this great offer to get ready for the summer months (Available Wednesdays with Helen).

  • Jessica Zen Spa Pedicure ONLY £17

  • Jessica Manicure ONLY £15

  • Express Facial ONLY £18

To book please call: 01823 350999 (member discount not included with this offer).


Health News

A few interesting headlines from the health industry over the past couple of months…

“45 minutes' exercise a week boosts brain power in over-fifties” - A review of dozens of previous studies found that even one session of moderate aerobic and resistance activity is enough to enhance people’s alertness, decision-making and memory. (NHS)

“Brain implants allow paralysed man to feed himself” - New technology allows tetraplegic man to move hand with thought," The Guardian reports. Implants, designed to replicate the function of the spinal cord, have allowed a man, paralysed from the neck down (tetraplegia), to regain some control of his arm and head. (NHS)

“Can playing Tetris help prevent PTSD?” - Tetris can prevent post-traumatic stress disorder," reports The Daily Telegraph. An early stage study found that people who'd been in traffic accidents who played the popular computer game while waiting in A&E for treatment had fewer intrusive memories during the following week. (NHS)

“Can yoga and breathing really help 'cure' depression?” - A small study from the US found yoga was associated with a clinically significant improvement in depression symptoms. (NHS)

“Children's screen time linked to diabetes risk factors” - In a new study, UK researchers found a link between three hours or more of screen time and risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as higher body fat. (NHS)

“Frog slime compound ‘blows up’ flu virus, scientists discover” – Mucus from a colourful species of Indian frog contains a compound that kills influenza, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Immunity. (INDEPENDENT)

“Chocolate bars could shrink by a fifth to avoid cutting sugar in obesity clampdown” - Chocolate bars are likely to shrink by a fifth in the next three years after Public Health England told sweet manufacturers they could meet obesity targets by cutting product size. (TELEGRAPH)

“The gym class where nodding off is the new working out” - A class where instead of working up a sweat you climb into a comfortable bed and sleep for the entire 45 minutes. Bikes are swapped for beds and instead of the high-energy music of a gruelling spinning session; the "napercise" class has soothing, atmospheric sounds to help people doze off. (BBC)

Taunton Local Benefits

We have teamed up with these companies in your local area to offer you even more benefit to being a valued member at Spirit.

  • Spirit Member Offers


      • 10% off all hair cuts with Sharon at Norman Hodge, 15 Hammet Street, Taunton

    Call 01823 284040 to make an appointment



      • 5% off your first computer repair with free collection and delivery at Infortech call Howard on 01823 413405 or 07977 236243


      • £5 off a thirty minute session at Stonegallows Physiotherapy Call Ros Wills on

    01823 330689 or go to www.stonegallowsphysio.co.uk



      • 10% off tiles and installation at MTM Tiles call Mark on 01823 352633 or go to www.mtmtiles.co.uk



      • Fresh Free Range eggs at £1 per half dozen call Joan on 01823 432355 for details


      • 20% off your first purchase at Buffbox and 10% thereafter,  Upper Wood Street, Taunton  www.buffbox.co.uk or 07745 201029


      • £40 for your initial physiotherapy consultation and £25 thereafter with Ian Brewer at the club or at

    The Crescent Clinic, 9 The Crescent, Taunton www.thecrescentclinic.co.uk or 01823 334149

      • £10 off your initial Osteopathic consultation with Nick Foulds at Marlborough House Therapy Centre www.osteopathtaunton.com           or 01823 272227


    Terms and conditions to apply



Terms & conditions apply. Evidence of current Spirit membership will be required. Please contact companies directly for full details and terms. Although we have done our best to ensure that we have teamed up with reputable local companies, Spirit cannot be held liable for any product or service offered by these partnership companies.