8 Best Gyms In Leicester | [Updated 2022]

Keeping an active lifestyle is super important, whether you’re an avid gym goer or not, working out is great for the body and mind! We understand the gym isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and we totally get that. However, if you just take a bit of time out of your week to keep fit, you’ll feel a whole lot better for it, we promise.

Whilst living and studying in Leicester, you needn’t worry, because there are plenty of fab gyms available, whether you’re after something cheap and cheerful or a total level up!

We’ve compiled a handy list of the 8 best gyms in Leicester, so stick your headphones in and your running shoes on, and hop to it…

Best gyms Leicester


Situated smack bang in the middle of Leicester is PureGym and we’re giving this one a 10/10 for convenience and price! PureGym offer flexible, no contract memberships so you can come and go whenever you want, and you’re not tied into a membership.

With over 220 pieces of fancy gym equipment in a clean, comfy safe and spacious area, what’s not to love about PureGym?

There’s free Wi-Fi if you fancy catching up on a bit of Netflix whilst breaking a sweat, and personal trainers available if you need an extra helping hand.

They also have some great classes available for you to try, including legs, bums and tums, abs classes, body pump classes and even yoga if you’re feeling extra zen.

If you choose a monthly payment, you’re looking at around £15.99 for ongoing access to one of multiple gyms, which is only a teeny bit more expensive than Netflix (and the same price as the premium account), plus you’re burning calories!

Not to mention, there’s two gyms to choose from and they’re both open 24-hours so no matter when you feel like working out, you can.


Address: 1C St Georges Way, Leicester LE1 1SH

166 Walnut St, Leicester LE2 7GR


This particular gym is another bargain for you all, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The Gym Leicester High Cross is in a great location in the centre of the city, and they keep their costs nice and low from just £16.99 a month.

They currently have an offer on for 25% off for students so snatch it up why you can.

You can enjoy a contract-free membership, and they’re also open 24/7, which is perfect for night owls!

With more than 250 pieces of high-tech gym kit, there’s everything from cable and cardio machines, to a free weights area if you’re feeling hardcore.

If you prefer working out with your pals, The Gym offers an awesome selection of instructor-led classes to keep you motivated every week.

They even have an app where you can see how busy the gym is before visiting and watch workout videos!


Address: 4A Causeway Ln, Leicester LE1 4AP


This snazzy adult only gym can offer you up to 20% off student discount if you’re a student or in full-time education, but you have to be over 18!

Leicester Fitness & Wellbeing Gym is slightly more posh and more costly than the previously mentioned gyms, but if you feel like treating yourself, why not eh?

Whether you’re new to exercise or training for something specific, they offer dedicated training areas, a sauna steam room, swimming pool, new boutique classes and equipment for all fitness levels.

With a number of classes available such as HIIT, focus, and edge, get ready to break a sweat with your mates. It’s about a 10-minute drive or a 30-minute stroll from the city centre, depending on how active you’re feeling!


Address: 1 Byford Way, Leicester LE4 0DZ


About a 12-minute walk from central Leicester is Fitness Factory Leicester, with no joining fee and a cost of £40 per month with an official student ID.

Filled with state of the art equipment, each piece of kit has been handpicked to bring you the very best in the industry, with a range of barbells, dumbbells and cardiovascular equipment!

The best thing about Fitness Factory is their unlimited gym and classes access, not to mention their staff are super friendly so if you need help with any of the facilities they’ll be happy to provide some friendly service.

The vibe here is just what you want when you’re working out, trust us. You can even pop down for a tour before signing up, how good is that eh?



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Address: Tara House, Hilltop Rd, Leicester LE5 1TT


Another gym in a fabulous location is Everlast Gym, which is right in the centre of town close-by to the town hall. The memberships here start from £10 a month, can’t complain really, can you?!

The membership also includes access to the latest cardio, HiiT, functional, free weight and resistance equipment.

They also offer a variety of group training sessions if you want to work out with your uni mates, as well as a ladies only area.

You can take full advantage of their sauna or pick up one of their smoothies for a re-fuel after you’ve worked out!

Whether you’re looking to access multiple gyms so you can work out when you’re visiting home, DW Fitness is a super handy and flexible option!



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Address: 6 Halford St, Leicester LE1 1JB


Pop down to the award-winning independent gym, The Warehouse, for a cheeky workout and you won’t be disappointed.

This 15,000 sq ft gym has a range of resistance machines, plate loaded machines and free weights area for you to work hard!

The atmosphere is great to train in and reach your goals, and the music that gets played is just fab too.

You can make the most of their £33 a month for students membership, just remember to bring along your university ID if you want to start your fitness journey here. BTW, you’ll even have an entry thumb print once you sign up!

Whatever your fitness aims, visit The Warehouse to burn off that naughty late night kebab!



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Address: 24 Lunsford Rd, Leicester LE5 0HJ


This fancy health club has extensive gym facilities and exercise classes, and really focuses on wellbeing and relaxing the mind. Memberships start at £36.99 but its worth it for whats included!

There’s plenty of cool membership benefits too, from a spot of retail therapy to holidays or theatre visits, winner!

Each member will receive a complimentary lifestyle evaluation health check when joining.

From your results, you’ll receive a personalised gym programme designed to suit exactly what you want to achieve, how cool is that?

If you’re after something a little extra, all Bannatyne Health Clubs have heated swimming pools, with saunas and steam rooms, so sit back, kick-back and relax amongst the bubbles in the spa pool.


Address: 58 Welford Rd, Leicester LE2 7AA


Whether you fancy a swim in the 18m pool, or a chill in the steam room and sauna, LivingWell Health Club in Leicester is the place to be!

Located in the Hilton Leicester, although this place is a little more fancy, it’s fully worth it for all the benefits and perks.

When joining, you get a free personalised fitness plan, with a range of group exercise classes to get stuck into as well.

You’ll also get access to all UK LivingWell clubs so if there’s one in your home town, you’re sorted for when you visit home!

Memberships are on the pricey side at £42-£52 per month, but if you’re a fitness fanatic, then we’re sure the extra pennies will be well spent.


Address: 21 Junction Approach, Leicester LE19 1WQ

So, what’re you waiting for? Time to break a sweat and try out some of the best gyms in Leicester! With most offering tours around, why not go and visit them and see which one is most suited to you and your fitness plan.

You should read our blog on 8 Mouth-Watering Restaurants In Leicester You Need To Visit next!

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