The Gym is developing its exciting new fitness concept nationwide and will shortly be opening a number of new Gyms in London and other provincial cities.
The Gym concept is completely different to any other health club offering in the UK. We provide access to health and fitness facilities, in the panoramic surroundings – 24 hours a day. Furthermore, we are able to do this without the need for a contract.
With only the treadmills requiring electrical power and by using less water than traditional health clubs, we are minimising our footprint.
The Gym workout:
The Gym does exactly what it says on the tin. If you're someone who can't live without the sauna or a massage after a workout then don't come here! However, if all you require is a basic workout that offers the best in 24/7 gym facilities without breaking the bank, then you're in the right place.
I've been a member (an errant one) since it opened in September 2010, and I can't really fault it. The Gym West Hampstead is a large, basement gym, located beneath a housing development next door to Tesco Express. I tend to go in the afternoon when it's not too full. The 24-hour access ensures that gym usage is staggered so you'll always be able to get onto a machine without waiting around too long.
It's clean - as in hygienic. I regularly see the staff giving the gym equipment a good going over, and the locker room, showers and toilets are pretty much spotless too.
The ambiance is ok - standard plasma screens showing music videos, mats, mirrors, vending machines, etc.. The people that come here are focused on their workout and get on with it, that being said, the atmosphere is not unwelcoming, and the staff are friendly enough and happy to help you if and when you need it. I believe they're offering classes now. I'm not sure if they're free or not, and they would do well to publish the timetables online in the members' area, and have paper copies to take away alongside the personal trainers' leaflets. That aside, I would recommend The Gym to anyone who lives in NW6 area as an alternative to the bigger operators.
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