I’m looking/needing to join a gym based in London, whilst google brings up the results of what’s about I’m more looking for first hand experiences of gyms within London. I used to go to the gym 3-4 time a week and now I’m not doing anything I’m struggling to keep weight off.
I do a lot of free weights generally but I do like gym’s with a fair amount of features, such as pools and steam rooms though.
Anyone know any places, also what are the prices like? I’m loath to start another contract gym but I don’t think I’m going to find anywhere else suitable for my needs.
Might give fitness first a shot, there’s one very near to where I work. Although last time I looked around fitness first they wanted to charge me £120 to join and tried to palm me off with some story about it being a “body MOT” when in actual fact it was just a basic introduction they do at every single gym.
I’m with Fitness First. There at least 3 times a week.
Yes there is a few posers there, same as most gyms though. My home club is small though very very friendly. Within a few weeks most of the staff got to know me and made me feel very welcome.
My membership is recipricol and I can use any of their gyms apart from the few posh ones they have. I pay about the £40 a month and joined as a ‘Jumpstart’ member. Think that was £60 for 6 weeks and with 3 PT sessions thrown in - very good deal.
I then joined up as a full member towards the end of a Calendar month - they have targets to reach and I think by me umming and aahing a wee bit that that brought the price down.
I have been a member of Fitness First for about a year now. I have a black label membership which is the top level, and allows me to use any club they have. I was fortunate enough to know someone who worked there so I got it for £33 p/month. I’m currently in my month’s notice period for cancellation though as I haven’t been going and there is a gym right near my work for £37 p/month with no contract.
The one I’m joining is a uni gym but anybody can join, it’s a mixed bag in there I’m told: Saddlers.
When I worked on New Oxford St we were offered a membership at the YMCA - yes it sounds camp but they’ve got some good facilities and a swimming pool, not bad for a central london gym - no idea of costs as it was a few years ago.