Like every modern European city, Leeds offers the opportunity to eat delicious cuisine from all around the world. The downside to this it that you might find yourself with a choice between a new wardrobe, or losing a few inches around the waistline! This week we’re going to pick five of our favourite gyms in Leeds city centre ─ all of which will soon have you fighting fit and ready for action.
The Gym – Level 3, The Core, The Headrow, LS1 6JD
Open 24/7 and kitted out with top of the range gym equipment, such as MyRide virtual cycling, The Gym has established itself as one of the best places for a gym session in Leeds. In the 18 months or so that it’s been trading, its excellent choice of workouts and classes and ‘no contract’ policy has made it a go-to for experienced gym rats and occasional visitors alike.
Virgin Active – Unit 21, The Light, The Headrow, LS1 8TL
With various levels of membership, including one that gives you access to every Virgin Active gym in the country, this gym based in The Light is an exclusive and high-class establishment. Featuring high-intensity workouts such as the Navy Seal designed TRX training ─ an all over body workout using your body weight and gravity to ensure maximum results from your endeavours ─ Virgin Active is a gym for the connoisseur. As well as the gyms and classes, Virgin Active also has some of the nicest pools we’ve seen in the city.
LivingWell Gym – Neville St, LS1 4BX
The LivingWell franchise of gyms provides a great experience for casual users as well as long-term members. Based in the gorgeous Hilton hotel in Neville Street, Leeds LivingWell offers day time memberships for well under a tenner, with every advantage a full member receives. This rare approach to occasional gym-goers means that everyone can have a try – what a refreshing change!
Pure Gym – 4 Cloth Hall St, LS1 2HD
Pure Gym is fantastic value with membership deals from just £18.99 per month, but despite this low price, there’s everything a dedicated gym rat needs… but without the frills. There may not be a pool, sauna or steam room at Pure Gym, but the equipment is all in excellent condition and they offer a multitude of classes for all levels of fitness.
Anytime Fitness – Unit 1, Bridgewater Place, LS11 5QS
A quick stroll across the city to Canal Wharf will bring you to Anytime Fitness ─ a light and airy modern gym staffed by friendly and well-trained staff who do everything they can to make you feel welcome. Featuring private bathrooms and a secure access key for all members, Anytime Fitness is open 24/7, 365 days a year, so that you never have to miss a training session.
So if you feel like it’s time to work those muscles and get your sweat on, but don’t fancy a hike into town and back again after, you can always leave your car with us at Trafalgar Street Parking – and our very competitive prices will save you adding too much to your exercise bill!