The Best Gyms In London To Try In 2023 | The Student Guide

Fitness is so important to your mental wellbeing, physical health and lifestyle, so we encourage everyone to get moving in some way or another.

No matter what you do, spending some time outside of your student flat and taking a break from studying to get moving will benefit you a lot! 

Some of our student accommodation in London have on-site gyms for you to access whilst living with us, but for those that don’t, there are plenty conveniently located nearby. 

If you are new to London, you’re probably looking for the best one for you and that’s where we come in.

Here’s a list of the best gyms in London, so you can find the ultimate fitness centre to join whilst studying in The Capital!

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1. Fitness First

Fitness First has multiple locations across London, some with different facilities to the others. 

There are multiple different workouts available to you, like Rox which is exclusive to Fitness First.

It is a session combined of running and boxing for a high intensity workout – so get your gloves on!

You can take a swim in one of their swimming pools for a bit of low impact cardio or alternatively use their cardio machines for a workout designed by you. 

Or build those muscles with a bit of strength training in their weights area.

If you want some guidance then why not try their classes where you can support each other? They are for anyone who has a membership with them.

This gym also has a student price to make things more affordable for you, this is dependent on which gym you chose, but It ranges from £42 to £89 a month. 

Check out the location you wish to join for the exact price, you can do this on the official website.

Be sure to look out for any offers they have on like no joining fee or 2 months free – we all love some money off! Fitness First best london gyms

2. StrongHer Space

StrongHer Space is the first women only gym in London.

If you feel nervous about the gym then this fitness centre is the one for you, as they’re here to support you and grow your confidence in whichever way you choose.

With strength training space, plus HIIT and flexibility classes available 7 days a week both in the studio and online.

Suitable classes for everyone, ranging from beginner to pro.

They also have a protein shake bar, which is perfect to refuel after a good hard workout. 

Your first shake is free, after that if you pre-order on the app you can save 50p.

StrongHer has multiple packages/options to choose from to sign up depending on what you are interested in, ranging from £89 to £480. 

You can check your options here.

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3. Jubilee Hall Gym

Jubilee Hall Gym is run by the Jubilee Hall Trust. 

When joining this gym, you will be supporting their community initiatives and helping those who may not be able to join otherwise.

With strength and cardio equipment to suit all needs, classes suitable for however you wish to exercise, from yoga to HIIT and a cycle studio, you really get your money’s worth.

What’s even better is they offer student membership, which is a 28% discount off a standard membership rate. 

It currently stands at £45/£35, this gets you access to gym facilities and classes and access to virtual classes via the app.

Also note the student membership can be frozen for free over the holiday period in case you are not there – how great is that!

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4. Blok London

Blok is an award winning fitness studio suitable for all levels. 

They offer 20 different classes designed to create an exciting and sustainable way to work out.

With a range of classes for you to choose from, there will definitely be a class you will fall in love with. 

Plus working out with others can be a way to motivate yourself and surround yourself with a supportive community.

You can take a look at all their classes here.

Prices vary depending on what you choose, memberships start from £68 to £176 or you can choose packs starting from £17 to £150.

Blok London

5. Muscleworks Gym

When it comes to gyms in London, Muscleworks is one of the best, as joining is like gaining another family.

When you step into Muscleworks gyms you are promised three things. Members come first, transparency – honest advice and will always evolve – always improving customer experience.

With fantastic facilities, personal training onsite, a nutrition store and protein bar and open 7 days a week, they have everything you need to keep up your fitness.

The cost depends on how long you wish to hold a membership, but you can check the prices on their website.

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6. Elite Evolution

Elite Evolution is a London gym specialising in providing quality health and fitness in personal training.

Providing excellent fitness classes, personal training, massage therapy and 24hr gym membership, Elite Evolution offers services that cater to everyone’s needs and are all-inclusive.

Their personal training sessions start from £60 up to £480 or, you can work out with friends with a personal training group package starting from £45 per person to £280 per person.

A monthly membership is only £29.99 with no sign up fee, or if you’d rather you can get a day pass for just £15. 

Your membership will even get you discounts on a range of products, like foods and bikes! 

Elite Evolution

7. Kobox

If you have a love for boxing then Kobox is the place for you!

At Kobox, you get 50 mins of high intensity boxing classes for all fitness levels in a state of the art underground fitness space.

The first half of the class will have you taken through their signature 6 punch combinations system which will be projected on the walls for you to follow.

The second half will have you working up a sweat with functional training exercises focusing on a different body part each day.

Prices range from £22 to £750 – for full details check here.



That’s our guide to the top gyms in London to try in 2023 complete.

We hope you’ve discovered the perfect gym for you! 

Hopefully you can now enjoy your fitness journey and achieve your goals.

If you are nervous about going to the gym, check out our blog of Tips & Tricks For Students To Overcome Gym Anxiety – It may come in handy.

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