Wimbledon is an area with many open spaces for people to enjoy, the largest of which is Wimbledon Common, where people can take a walk, jog, cycle or engage in other forms of recreational exercise.
Exercising in the great outdoors is energising, but if you can’t make it down to your local park, then there is always the gym. And Wimbledon has plenty to offer people who are looking for places to tune up their bodies and regenerate their minds.
Here we’ve listed five of the best gyms in Wimbledon.
This gym offers something for everyone.
A membership gives people access to eighty different classes each week. The gym is kitted out with the most modern equipment available, and there are indoor and outdoor pools for swimmers.
The trainers are qualified to Level 3, and Virgin Active has instigated an extra eighty hours training to ensure they can help people reach the level of fitness they are aiming for.
A special feature is the junior members club. Youngsters can learn to run, swim and play tennis. The club also caters to children with special needs, and offers flexible membership fees with discounts for those between the ages of 16-25.
To find out more about this venue, call 0203 582 991.
This leisure complex offers a wide range of facilities and classes. With a gym containing 140 stations and two swimming pools, there are plenty of opportunities for people to increase their fitness, workout, and learn to swim.
New members will be taught to use the gym equipment by the fitness instructors, while swimming enthusiasts can take advantage of the variety of swimming sessions available.
The centre offers a wide range of fitness classes in a studio which comes complete with mirrored walls and a temperature-controlled environment. There are a wide range of prices to suit both adult and junior members.
To find out more about this venue, call 0208 582 1330.
On offer here is the opportunity to select from over 170 pieces of hi-tech equipment and join one of the free weekly keep-fit classes with a personal trainer. There are also instructor-led classes tailored to people’s different fitness levels. The classes include from Bootcamp or Circuits.
These facilities are available for a reasonable, no contract £22.99 per month.
To find out more about this venue, call 0330 055 3928.
We cannot mention Wimbledon without mentioning racquet sports. The Wimbledon Racquet & Fitness Club offers a wide range of coaching and training courses for both beginners and experienced players in Badminton and Squash. But, as the club’s name implies, it is also a fitness club.
The club offers a well-equipped gym complete with treadmills, upright and incumbent fitness bikes, multi angle benches and a star track spinning bike. There are saunas and fitness programmes which can be tailored to every individual’s needs, and people can arrange for the services of a personal trainer.
The club offers flexible membership options and methods of payment that include student and young people’s discounts.
To find out more about this venue, call 0208 947 5806.
The ideal venue for anyone looking for a more serene way of improving physical fitness. Pilates was developed as a non-impact fitness routine emphasising bodily strength, flexibility and co-ordination. It aims to unite the mind and body and achieve perfect efficiency and balance in movement. Pilates strengthens and tones the body without putting stress on the joints and adding bulk. This explains its popularity among the sporting community.
These high ideals of physical fitness are provided by Maria Tagliapietra of Equilibrium Pilates Studios. Maria is a qualified Pilates instructor who operates out of her studio in New Malden. This studio is fully equipped with apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates, the inventor of Pilates.
Maria offers Pilates for people in privates sessions or joint sessions for no more than two people. In all cases the session will be designed for the individual needs of each person.
To find out more about this venue, call 07980 881 553.