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Fitness First Balham
Fitness First Balham
279-91 Balham High Road,
Balham, London, SW17 7BA
United Kingdom

Fitness Centre

Fitness First Balham
279-91 Balham High Road,
Balham, London, SW17 7BA
United Kingdom
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  • eVouchers not accepted

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  • Wahanda gift voucher not accepted

    Wahanda gift vouchers are redeemable at over 2,500 locations. You must use it to pay as you would with cash.

Fitness First Balham part of Fitness First UK

Whether you have been exercising in a gym or health club for years or have been thinking about it for just as long, if you want to lose weight, improve your fitness, change your shape or simply feel healthier - we can definitely help!

We offer the very latest gym equipment and classes, the opportunity to use highly trained and enthusiastic personal trainers for that added motivation, a great atmosphere and real opportunity for you to make new friends, relax and of course achieve your fitness or weight loss goals.

In addition, to keep you entertained whilst exercising, we hold regular themed gym events and activities. Add to that our party nights and you will see that fitness can really be fun!

There is something for everyone, regardless of age or ability.

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Visited November 2011
Posted 2 years ago
I think that the offer was excellent value for money and a great way to sample the clubs facilities without signing up for a long term contract. The classes were good and i would consider joining this club in the future.

The club itself was a little small but the changing rooms were large and they had everything which is needed.

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Visited December 2011
Posted 2 years ago
The staff here are pleasant enough but defiitely do not know what they are doing! We rang in advance to redeem the voucher. When we arrived they made a big deal about us signing up we couldn't use the facilities on that day and that we would instead have to come in another day for an induction! Essentially the real reason was so that they could make their sales pitch which whilst I udnerstand the reasoning behind it, isn't reasonable as we paid for the voucher and so should be able to redeem it wihtout hassle and/or an awkward sales pitch. We argued our case and in the end they let us use the gym! On future visits the staff were once again inconsistent, some asking for a deposit for the lockers, some not! the gym itself is nothing to write home about. Decent enough facilities although some are out of order and have been that way for a couple of weeks.

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Visited December 2011
Posted 2 years ago
Balham Fitness First is very much bog standard when it comes to the facilities and layout. It is essentially on one floor, has about twenty treadmills and a few of the other types of equipment, e.g. bikes, steppers. It gets extremely busy around 6pm and so you sometimes have to queue for equipment. Virgin Active gyms are far superior but for the purposes of the deal, it is good value.

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Visited December 2011
Posted 2 years ago
I decided to give this gym another chance 3 months later. The staff are still wonderful and very motivated, its good to see they love their jobs.

find the unisex sauna and steam room a little weird, especially as i walked in and there was a naked man. (I walked straight back out) but i think he was just a one off!

Two of the same machines that were broken still had out of order signs on, perhaps an unfortunate coinsidence.

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Visited October 2011
Posted 2 years ago
This fitness first has lovely friendly staff and a good welcome on most days.

The equipment however lacked. My friend and I could often not go on a cross trainer or bike next to one another as the equipment was either broken down or had a fault (heart monitor or headphone sockets didn't work)

The classes we booked into were poor compared to other gyms, as there is no mic for the instructor to give you motivation or prompt you for a change of move, so people were hopelessly following.

However, the great thing about this gym is the staff. They are always willing and wanting to help. So 5* to them. Shame the lack of equipment lets them down.

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Visited August 2011
Posted 2 years ago
The fitness instructors running the classes were really welcoming. The classes were great a bit of gentle pushing without boot camp style pressure. I would definitely recommend going to Balham's Fitness First.

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Visited August 2011
Posted 2 years ago
I visited this gym with a friend and we both enjoyed it. Some of the staff on reception didnt seem to have a clue what was going on, which made things a but awkard. The classes themselves were good, but the place is let down a bit by the staff.

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Visited August 2011
Posted 2 years ago
I went to zumba class here and I thought the instructor was very good and the class was extremely fun. I came home really sweaty and puffed out, always the signs of a good workout!

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