Keeping your mind and body fit and healthy is super important, but City life can sometimes hinder this. If you sit at a desk all day, you likely don’t move your body as much as you’d want to. And if you work with other people on a nine to five basis, you’d probably like the space to get away from office antics and rid yourself of tension.
Why not visit a gym before or after work? Not only will it help you to look after your physical health, but it will also provide an outlet for stress, frustration, and any other emotions that come with working or living in a busy district of London.
There are plenty of gyms to choose from, all dotted in and around the Square Mile. Here’s our pick of the best gyms in the City for achieving your fitness and wellbeing goals.
Third Space City
Combining luxury with serious training, Third Space City is the one to join if you’re looking for more than just a gym. Based only three minutes from Fenchurch Street Station, it’s highly accessible too, perfect for a before or after work fitness or relaxation session.
With 8,000 square feet of open gym space, a 20-metre swimming pool, sauna, steam, and cryotherapy rooms, hot yoga, cycle, and combat studios, and integrated MyZone technology, Third Space has all the equipment you could ever need. It’s the ideal environment for focussing on all aspects of your fitness – mind and body.
The main gym also features a custom-built athletic rig and sled track at its centre, so you can push, lift, pull and swing to your heart’s content. Use the space as your own personal playground and design your own workout or join an Afterburner or Sweat X class to really push your limits.
You can’t fault the décor either – concrete and bronze, primal and refined, Third Space provides the kind of vibes you need for a focussed workout that will have you surpassing your goals in no time.
40 Mark Lane EC3R 7AT
City Athletic Moorgate
A gym-enthusiasts Adventureland, City Athletic Moorgate pairs specialist equipment with world-class personal trainers and classes to give members a top-notch training experience.
The ethos behind City Athletic is to provide a club that has the equipment, space, support and expertise to focus on every member’s goal and needs. Unlike many London gyms, City Athletic strives to remain uncrowded and well-maintained, with a strict cap on membership.
It does this, not to be ostentatious or ‘snooty’, but to retain a strong community atmosphere and to allow coaches and staff to deliver the space and support that members deserve.
We love this aspect of the establishment – gone are the days of waiting around for machines, benches, and weights to be free. Here are the days of opportunities to push yourself and discover your true potential.
7-11 Moorgate EC2R 6AF
Strength House approaches fitness from a different angle to many gyms. Using physics as the backbone of their coaching and evidence-based nutrition, the personal training facility provide what they call, ‘engineered exercise’, specifically created to suit your body and needs.
This style of client-defined personal training has put Strength House on the map of best gyms in the City, with a real science and passion behind their work that truly stands out.
Not just to help you gain muscle, Strength House strive for long-term wellbeing, empowering you to build knowledge and habits, always keeping longevity in mind. The team believe that strength training isn’t just for powerlifters and bodybuilders, it’s fundamental to the day-to-day health of all people.
Book in for a session with a Strength House personal trainer, injury rehab expert, or nutritionist to get started on your own journey.
30 Cannon Street EC4M 6XH
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Looking for a stylish gym to head to after work? Gymbox Bank can provide, with facilities galore and spaces that will re-energise you after a long and tiring day.
The numerous facilities include a boxing ring, holistic studio, matted combat area, group cycle studio, and all the strength and conditioning equipment you could ever dream of. Resident DJs often frequent the gym, helping to get you pumped up and ready to go whatever your workout.
If you’re looking to improve your cardiovascular fitness, but lack motivation, we highly recommend booking onto a Gymbox Bike and Beats classes. With playlists to get you moving and climbs, sprints, and jumps to crank your cardio training up a gear, you’ll soon find your rhythm and fall in love with this high-energy class.
If spinning isn’t your thing, there’s also boxing, calisthenics, AMRAP, METCON, yoga and pole tricks classes, and many, many more. There’s something for everyone!
71 Lombard Street EC3V 9AY
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