London gyms

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    May 29, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    I'm trying to build a database of gyms around the world and am wondering if anyone can suggest any fantastic gyms that I can add to the site.

    Actualy really keen to get hold of the best body building gyms in London - or perhaps I alrady have them? http://www.gymvisit.com/findagym.htm?loc=europe/united_kingdom/london
    It's a hobby site so no advertising and no commerce. Let me know what you think about the site....
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    May 30, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    Your link points to this thread, not your website.
  • DCEric

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    May 30, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    http://www.gymvisit.com/london/

    here is the link correct for those who would rather click, instead of copy/paste.
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    May 30, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    I'm a clicker, not a paster. icon_biggrin.gif

    Clicking the link causes my browser to wait and wait and wait and wait. Who's hosting this site? Complain to them about their response time.
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    May 30, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    that I can't fix... all I can do is deliver the link suggested (because I guess technically a link was not provided...icon_biggrin.gif)
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    Jul 17, 2008 10:57 PM GMT
    ... alrighty ... back to the original question icon_wink.gif

    The one gym I went to whilst in London, was Virgin active. Possibly a bit on the expensive side (I didn't care since I could expense it) but the place was immaculate. Clean, the right amount of lighting, personnel who actually liked their jobs, many of the latest equipment ... it was a major downer to go back to 24 hour fitness when I got back from my trip. The specific one I joined was the one in Ealing (off of Ealing Broadway).

    ~ Samir
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    Jul 18, 2008 6:13 AM GMT
    Looks like a useful, informative site. Great.

    YMCA in central London is being re-fitted at the moment.
  • sfjock11

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    Aug 22, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    Soho Gym at 12 Macklin and the Jubilee Hall Club both at Covent Garden are decent.

    Soho is something like 10GBP/day with cheaper weekly rates.

    Can't remember how much Jubilee is.
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    Aug 28, 2008 10:51 AM GMT
    Used to go to Soho gyms Camden, then Jubilee Hall. If I recall, I was paying around GBP90+ for a 3 month membership. But that was back in 2003/2004.
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    Aug 28, 2008 12:50 PM GMT
    This is driving me crazy actually, and I am glad to find this thread. As a new Londoner I am not finding anything suitable around me in Belgravia / Pimlico (I am in Eaton Sq.).

    Most everyone recommends gyms in the West End which is a lot of trouble coming and going.

    I would love to go to the gay gym www.parisgym.co.uk but that is all the way in Vauxhall.

    Grateful for any ideas.

    Terry
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    Aug 28, 2008 1:00 PM GMT
    Terry, have you tried the Queen Mary's in Victoria? Very popular gym and sports centre.
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    Aug 28, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    Oh thanks, that is a good suggestion.

    edit - I went looking for this on the web but cannot find it. Do you have a link?

    Terry
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    Aug 28, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    i use fitness first at clapham junction. it's just been refurbished. the whole of the top floor is now devoted to free weights benches and building machines. well worth a visit.
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    Aug 28, 2008 2:32 PM GMT
    Sorry, it's actually Queen Mother Sports Centre at the back of Victoria Station (Tel: 0207 630 5522)
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    Aug 28, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidSorry, it's actually Queen Mother Sports Centre at the back of Victoria Station (Tel: 0207 630 5522)


    The Queen Mother... not somebody you would immediately associate with a gym. icon_smile.gif

    From personal experience the Virgin Active on the Strand (was Holmes Place) has very well maintained equipment and is nice. The new Diesel Gym in Limehouse is probably the best in the area for Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai though.
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    Sep 12, 2008 8:57 AM GMT
    The Queen Mother is proably the best but it is the standard Courtney crap gym. Try La Fitness in the mall near Victoria or why not make the trip to Paris gym. It really is one of the best gyms in London for equiptment, the only problem is the weird pricing and the whole gay culture thingie. There are also two fitness firsts near Victoria but they are both small. Virgin active has to be the worst gyms in the world-all 'bout style over substance just like that Maggie lover faker Richard Branson.
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    Sep 12, 2008 8:58 AM GMT
    JohnB saidI'm trying to build a database of gyms around the world and am wondering if anyone can suggest any fantastic gyms that I can add to the site.

    Actualy really keen to get hold of the best body building gyms in London - or perhaps I alrady have them? www.gymvisit.com/london/

    It's a hobby site so no advertising and no commerce. Let me know what you think about the site....


    your link doesnt work

    put the paris gym in vauxhall in there, but it is pretty gay (however it is not a bathhouse too like the Louve Gym in pairs)
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    Sep 17, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    I used to be a member at Esporta, another gym chain similar to Virgin Active. Many locations have pools and they're UK-wide. The ones in Chiswick Park, Wandsworth, and Angel are all really good.

    www.esporta.com
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    Sep 17, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    the ulu... its a great gym, part of the university system
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    Oct 29, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    Sorry it's taken a while to reply b ut they're all up there...now have almost every post code in London covered....
    http://www.gymvisit.com/findagym.htm?loc=europe/united_kingdom/london

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    Oct 29, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    Thanks guys. This is good to know... moving back home (London) next month and need to get back into some sort of regime!!!
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    Oct 30, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    Hey John B
    Paris Gym..the only gay gym in London and when I was there (Dec 2004) it really catered to those visiting or vacationers with daily/weekly passes.
    Good equipment/nice locker area

    and well HOT Men icon_smile.gif

    http://www.parisgym.com/
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    Oct 31, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    Thanks Guys ...The link to updated gyms is http://www.gymvisit.com/findagym.htm?loc=europe/united_kingdom/london

    It's organised by postcode but if you're not sure which post code applies to you drop me a line and I'll point you in the right direction. J
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    Nov 22, 2013 12:22 PM GMT
    McGay saidYour link points to this thread, not your website.


    LOL! That is the funniest thing ever. I laughed out loud. You will pay.