If you fancy waiting until February when they start to quiet down because you’re actually a serious health nut, then this guide will help you uncover some of the best gyms this city has to offer so you can get 2019 off to a great start.
Well if it’s good enough for Gemma Atkinson of Hollyoaks fame then it should be good enough for our sorry arses. Be warned, the trainers are renowned for being tough but if you want to see amazing and dramatic results then this is may be the gym for you.
Bannatyne Health Club
Everything you need all in one without having to shove people out the way to use the treadmill. Bannatyne’s boasts a 20m swimming pool, an expanded weight area, a new functional training zone and full spa for a decent relax after your workout.
Prices start at £43.99 per month.
Devoted to CrossFit, Train has plenty of classes that incorporate exercises like HIIT, strongman, weightlifting and gymnastics. It’s an expensive membership though (£80) so you’d better be in it for the whole year.
Membership costs £80 per month for unlimited access to CrossFit classes.
Gym & Juice
This is a boutique gym and yoga studio found on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter with personal trainers and classes that are ‘functional yet fun’. It’s not your ordinary gym, where you can take part in power yoga classes or high-intensity circuits or fitness equipment draped in UV lights and some pretty decent music over the tannoy.
Sorry lads but this gym is for women only. Lead by a team of female athletes, Siren Asylum aims offers body conditioning to twerking and is aimed at women who find men feigning at bodybuilding a bit too intimidating.
Prices start at £28 per month.
This gym does what it says on the tin – you get all sorts of vibes at this gym on Dale Street which is like nothing we have ever seen before. Music is the key to a great workout here where they even have a live DJ to get the blood pumping.
Prices start at £15 per class.
The Gym Works
I would recommend for the more serious gym goer because you will likely find yourself sweating it out next to actual athletes. Never fear though because you can get on site physiotherapy from top health professionals, clients of which include Premier League footballers and Team GB athletes. Serious business.
Personal Training starts at £50 per session.
M3 Perform is all about personal training and group sessions. The community of gym goers here is the perfect motivation to keep you on track and committed, whilst the dedicated team of trainers make sure each individual is pushed to the limits to achieve their goals.
Prices for the 28-day kick-start at £97