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! But 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!
With selected gyms now open across the country after an easing of lockdown, staff are going to extra mile to make sure you and other gym goers remain totally safe and protected from COVID-19.
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!
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 £11.99 for ongoing access to one of multiple gyms, which is only a teeny bit more expensive than Netflix, plus you’re burning calories!
2. The Gym Leicester High Cross
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 £12.99 a month.
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.
With a few more perks you can join for £17.98 per month which gives you unlimited training, free classes, multi-gym access, you can bring a friend 4 times a month and get exclusive discounts and offers!
3. Leicester Fitness & Wellbeing Gym
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 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, 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!
4. Fitness Factory Leicester
About a 12-minute walk from central Leicester is Fitness Factory Leicester, with no contract, no joining fee, with a cost of around £20 per month.
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 flexibility, because no one wants to be tied into a contract, right?
They have a range of membership packages to suit your budget and lifestyle, whether it’s 1 week for £12.50 or 1 month for £29.99!
5. DW Fitness
Another gym in a fabulous location is DW Fitness, right in the centre of town.
Their most popular type of membership is the “FITX” membership, it gives you flexibility to work out at multiple gyms, so you’ve got no excuse if you’re not in Leicester, oops!
The membership also includes a priority class booking, 2 x trainer-led sessions, exclusive fitness content and 20% off DW Sports.
DW Fitness also offer a student gym membership to anyone with a valid student card to keep you and your uni mates nice and active.
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!
6. Lifestyle Fitness
Pop down to Raw Dykes Road and visit Lifestyle Fitness for a cheeky workout and you won’t be disappointed!
With a selection of cardio, free weights, studio space, a ladies only area and even a sauna, you can work hard then have a little pamper afterwards.
Lifestyle Fitness are a close, tight community with plenty of friendly faces to put you at ease and make you feel comfortable.
Ranging from around £9.99 per month, whatever your fitness aims, visit Lifestyle Fitness to burn off that naughty late night kebab!
7. Bannatyne Health Club and Spa Leicester
This fancy health club has extensive gym facilities and exercise classes, and really focuses on wellbeing and relaxing the mind.
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.
8. LivingWell Health Club
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.
So, what’re you waiting for? Time to break a sweat!