The Top 5 Gyms In Southampton For Students

Whilst at university, you may find yourself challenged mentally, and in this process of learning and focusing on your studies, it can be a little too easy to forget to look after your body as much.

Of course, the easiest solution to this is ensuring you still get plenty of exercise, especially seeing as more often than not a healthy body helps to cultivate a healthy mind, allowing you to look after your mental health and your body in your down time.

Thankfully, for students living in Southampton there is easy access to many great gyms and the good news doesn’t end there as many of them even offer student discounts!

So, let’s get started looking over some of the best gyms to go to for students living in Southampton – with prices, opening times and locations for each selection included!

Southampton gyms

1. Jubilee Sports Centre – University of Southampton

Luckily, both of Southampton’s universities have a respective gym for their students to reach their fitness goals.

Students at the University of Southampton can access the Jubilee Sports Centre for £19.99 per month or £199 per year – saving two month’s membership!

This membership will give you access to the Jubilee Sports Centre on Highfield Campus as well as access to the Mayflower gym, Wide Lane Sports grounds, the Glen Eyre halls gym and the Connaught halls gym.

Those who sign up also have access to free booking for swimming, fitness classes, court bookings and more as well as discounted booking costs on courses at the University Sports Centre.

Jubilee Sports Centre gyms in Southampton

Address: Jubilee Sports Centre – Sport and Wellbeing University of, University Rd, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Price – £19.99 per month

2. Solent Sports Complex – Solent University

Another great choice for university students in Southampton is Solent Sports Complex, which is available to Solent students for just £9.99 per month!

Memberships allows access to both the Solent gym and the sports halls with more than 90 workout stations (of which 40+ are cardio-focused) and 18 free weight stations, along with lockers, water machines and changing rooms/showers.

The multi-purpose sports hall has space for basketball, futsal, badminton, netball, wheelchair rugby and volleyball and includes a team scoreboard.

The opening hours here are shorter than at other places, so be aware of this if you plan to attend, but the reviews are positive, citing the gym as a clean and welcoming place to exercise.

Solent Sports Complex Southampton

Address: Solent Sports Complex – E Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN

Price – £9.99 per month

3. David Lloyd Clubs

For those looking for a gym off campus, another great fitness choice is David Lloyd Clubs.

David Lloyd Southampton is intent on not only being a place to enhance your physical and mental health through exercise but it also puts a strong emphasis on community.

There’s club rooms where you can relax post-workout and socialise as well as a staggering 350 classes per week on a range of different sports within their state of the art gym.

There’s even an indoor and outdoor pool so if you’re looking for somewhere to keep fit and go for a swim, this is certainly a great choice.

If you’re feeling a little stressed, head to the steam room or sauna for the ultimate relaxation which is included within your membership.

Although, we must say, it is more expensive than most standard gyms but you’re paying for what you get, and the modern facilities are certainly worth it for any fitness enthusiasts!

David Lloyd gyms Southampton

Address: Off Brownhill Way, Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS

Price – Enquire for prices.

4. Pure Gym

For students on the hunt for a gym experience which allows for easy timetabling and accessibility, Pure Gym is likely the best choice.

Pure Gym has three different locations in Southampton, making them as accessible as the University gyms.

Plus, the main bonus is that all three of those locations are open 24 hours per day, allowing you to get to working out whenever is most convenient for your personal schedule.

Make use of exercise classes, hundreds of fitness equipment including treadmills, cardio equipment, cross trainers, stair climbers, you name it.

Forget about being tied into a contract, you can leave this gym at any time if you change your mind – could it get any better?

With membership as cheap as £15.99 per month and access whenever you want, it’s a great choice for those looking for something that can fit around their schedule rather than the other way around.

This is likely the best choice for gyms as far as convenience is concerned.

You can even get 30% student discount off your gym membership with a UNiDays account – yes please!

Pure Gym

Addresses: Mountbatten Retail Park, Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1QJ

A, Shirley Retail Park, 231-239 Winchester Rd, Southampton SO16 6TP

416-430 Bitterne Rd, Bitterne Village, Southampton SO18 5RT

Price: £15.99 per month, with a £15 joining fee. 

5. Pound for Pound Palace

Lastly on our list of Southampton gyms, let’s look at something a little less typical.

Pound for Pound Palace is a boxing gym, perfect for those looking to do some training.

However, it also doesn’t only focus upon boxing, with a range of different combat sports classes from boxing to bootcamps to Jiu Jitsu to Muay Thai to wrestling and more.

Focused upon giving a wide range of sports to find an active balance for its customers, this gym also gives classes/seminars on training and nutrition so you can learn how to look after your body.

In need of some help to assist you in your fitness journey? At this spacious gym you can make the most of helpful personal trainers.

They also offer a 20% student discount with valid ID, so it’s worth bringing it along with you when setting up your membership!

The only thing is, this fitness club isn’t open 24/7 and focuses more on functional training rather than exercise equipment.

Nonetheless, if you’re looking for somewhere to train and keep fit, it’s a great choice whilst studying in the city.

Boxing gym

Address: Drivers Wharf, Northam Rd, Southampton SO14 0PF

Price: Memberships vary

As you can see from our guide of the best gyms in Southampton, there are a wide range of fitness hubs all offering a lot of different things depending on your personal interests in exercise.

Our post has only gone over a few of the best choices, but rest assured that even if none of the above appealed to you that there are many more options to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for something more relaxed and minimal to fit around your studies or you’re looking to dedicate more time and get into great shape, Southampton has plenty of gyms that will be able to fit what you’re looking for.

Not to mention, your student accommodation in Southampton may just have an on-site gym for you to make use of whilst living there – what a winner!

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