Common Questions

What are your Hours of Operation?

Our operating hours are: Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pools will close half an hour before the facility closes.

How do I become a member?

Our membership application is available to print from our website. Simply complete the application packet and mail or fax it to us. You can also call our information line at 205. 313.7400 and we will be happy to mail or fax an application to you or stop by during operating hours for more information. We also invite you to take a tour of our facility to learn more about enrolling in membership. Tours are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. No appointment necessary.

Is there a member handbook?

Yes, please follow this link to a pdf of our member handbook. A hard copy of the member handbook is also available at the front desk.

Will you help me find the right activities?

Absolutely! Fitness, aquatics and recreation specialists are on hand every day to ensure that you make the best and most appropriate choices for your fitness and wellness needs. We offer a variety of general and diagnostic-specific class offerings in each program area. Talk to a specialist today to begin meeting your fitness goals.

What if I need special equipment in order to participate or would like to try an activity requiring specific equipment?

Lakeshore offers a wide variety of adaptive exercise, recreation and athletic equipment that is readily available to our members. Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to try any activity that will be a safe form of physical activity. This equipment includes all types of bikes, sport wheelchairs, adaptive fitness equipment and a variety of aquatics equipment to help you safely use the pool.

Will family members be able to join me in the program?

YES! We invite you to bring your family to Lakeshore to pursue fitness goals together. Family members living in your household are eligible to join with you, whether or not they have a physical disability or chronic health condition. Many of our youth programs are also open to siblings who do not have a disability.

What if I need personal assistance in order to participate at Lakeshore?

If you need assistance with your physical and/or personal care or use of equipment, etc. Lakeshore is glad to welcome your caregiver as your guest. Caregivers can be members of your family, friends or a paid assistant. Please note that all caregivers are asked to complete a caregiver agreement which will be kept on file at the front desk. Caregivers should check in and receive a blue armband at each visit.

Caregiver Form

Are there age restrictions to any programs?

Our programs are designed to be suitable from youth into active maturity. Some programs will be tailored to meet the needs of particular age groups, but there are many choices for all age groups and ability levels. Members must be 14 years old to exercise in the fitness area.

Will I receive personal attention from the staff?

Yes. We are committed to maintaining the quality personal service you expect. Our qualified and experienced staff includes many of whom are considered national experts.

Is there plenty of parking?

Yes. Our lot offers parking that is both convenient and accessible.

Does Lakeshore provide transportation to your facility?

No; however, we are on all forms of public transportation. There are also several private transport companies in the area. Ask for a transportation list at the front desk or call us at 205.313.7400.

Are there plenty of showers, bathrooms, and lockers?

Yes. We have large locker room facilities on both levels of the facility with ample showers, toilets, lockers, as well as space and privacy. We also offer five private assisted/family dressing rooms located near the pool and fitness center, each equipped with a shower, toilet, and lavatory. In addition, we offer two poolside bathrooms. Free towels are available to all members.

What are the rates?
  • Individual Membership: $55 per month (Ages 19-59)
    Includes unlimited access to the facility, recreational opportunities, fitness and aquatic classes.
  • Individual-Plus: $15 per month/adult & $10 per month/youth
    Additional individuals in a household may be added to the membership.
    Includes unlimited access to the facility, recreational opportunities, fitness and aquatic classes.
  • Senior Rate: $50 per month (Available to individuals 60 and older)
    Includes unlimited access to the facility, recreational opportunities, fitness and aquatic classes.
  • Senior-Plus: $15 per month/adult & $10 per month/youth
    Additional individuals in a household may be added to the membership.
  • Youth Rate: $30 per month (Available to individuals age 18 and under)
    Includes unlimited access to all youth programs, Super Saturdays, summer programs and recreation programs, as well as unlimited participation on competitive athletic teams.
  • Youth-Plus: $10 per month/additional youth on the Youth Membership.
    This option is only available to individuals age 18 and under.
    Additional individuals in a household may be added to the membership.
  • **Enrollment Fee**
    $100 + $25 for each additional person on the membership.
    *If you pay the year’s membership in full, you save 10% on the annual price.
    **There are no additional plus membership charges after four individuals have been added to the membership

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. For more information contact us at 205-313-7400

Scholarship Application

What if I’d like to bring a guest(s)?

We welcome guests, each guest should fill out a guest waiver and will pay a $10 fee. Please note that prospective members with a qualifying condition who want to make a one-time visit as a guest to check out the facility can do so at no cost.

What if I cannot afford to pay?

As always, Lakeshore is committed to serving the needs of persons with physically disabling conditions, regardless of their ability to pay full fees. Financial assistance is available for full or partial scholarships for those who qualify based on documented need.