If your New Year’s resolutions were all about a healthier, happier, you, joining a gym is probably something you’ve been pondering. Thankfully, you’re in luck – Wimbledon, Raynes Park and surrounding areas have plenty of options – from big-name gyms with lots of facilities to bespoke specialist establishments.
Read on for our ultimate guide to your perfect Wimbledon fitness fix:
1 Virgin Active
Wimbledon’s Virgin Active gym on Worple Road is close to the centre of town – and for a breath of fresh air Wimbledon Common is just a five-minute run away. There’s a 20m pool, spa and studio offering classes including bodypump and pilates, as well as a dedicated cycle studio and gym kitted out with treadmills that you power yourself. Families are welcome too, with kids’ camps and clubs and a crèche. Find out more on the Virgin Active website.
2 David Lloyd
Just down the road, in Raynes Park, this large and popular club is as much a way of life as a gym. David Lloyd Raynes Park boasts indoor and outdoor tennis courts and swimming pools, plus extensive children’s activities at DLKids. You can join classes in Fierce Grace Yoga and Reformer Pilates plus the club promises a great social side – they even offer wine tasting. Find out more about David Lloyd Raynes Park.
3 The King’s Club
It’s one of Wimbledon’s best kept fitness secrets – members of the local community can join the Kings Club and use King’s College School’s amazing facilities, including 30m pool, tennis and squash courts and yoga and pilates studios. The prestigious club offers access to its facilities at competitive prices – either as a membership or on a pay as you go basis. Plus, all profits go toward the school’s bursary fund. Read details about The King’s Club.
4 Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club
Mention Wimbledon, and it’s hard not to think of racquet sports. The Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club offers coaching for beginners and experienced players in badminton and squash – and it has a gym too. The gym has a wide range of cardio-vascular equipment and weights plus a sauna, as well as fitness programmes and personal trainers. Flexible memberships are available with discounts for young people and students. Check the Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club website for more information.
5 Wimbledon Leisure Centre and Spa
This modern health and fitness facility offers a 120-station gym and more than 70 fitness classes a week. You’ll find it in Wimbledon’s beautiful Victorian swimming baths building, following a restoration, which retained many original features. There’s a leisure and teaching pool and the town’s only day spa for when you need a bit of pampering. The centre is managed by Better leisure in partnership with Merton Council.
6 Nuffield Health’s Wimbledon Fitness & Wellbeing Gym
Bang in the centre of town, above the Odeon cinema, this Nuffield Health gym offers members its three-step fitness plan, to help you set realistic targets and achieve them. There’s a comprehensive timetable of fitness classes, fully-equipped gym and pool – plus a free towel on arrival. Find out more here.
7 Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness in Raynes Park offers just that – it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Membership includes a fitness consultation plus access to a network of more than 3,600 gyms worldwide. There’s a range of cardio, strength and functional training equipment plus specialist classes. Find out more on the Anytime Fitness website.
8 The Gym, Southfields
The Gym in Southfields, also offers 24/7 access and promises to be one of London’s best value facilities, offering contract-free membership from £23.99 a month. With 170 pieces of high-tech kit including cardio and resistance machines plus personal training and more than 25 weekly classes. Read all about The Gym now.
Whether you’ve had a recent injury or illness, or you just want to improve your fitness, fit8 fit club offers a new approach combining personal training with expert physiotherapist-led treatment, in a bespoke package to help you achieve your goals. You’ll find branches in Wimbledon Village and Coombe. Read more on the fit8 website.
10 Bounce Gym Wimbledon Park
Bounce Gym & Injury Clinic believes that everyone should have access to the tools only previously available to the professional athlete, by welcoming all abilities to its friendly and professional environment. The Wimbledon Park gym boasts 10,000 square feet of equipment as well as an on-site injury clinic for treatment and rehabilitation. There’s a branch in New Malden too. Visit the Bounce Gym website to find out more.
Whether or not you’re aiming to improve your fitness in 2019, the wealth of facilities is just one of the things that makes Wimbledon, and its surrounding area, a great relocation choice. So, if you’re looking to move or invest in the area in 2019, please do get in touch today to find out more.