Fitness Website
Full details of all events and permanent trails in Britain. Includes award scheme and current news from BWF. has hundreds of pages relating to information about sports, leisure and general health and well being. There is information on fitness clubs through to more basic diet and exercise advice.

Gymns near you

The Bankside Health Club

Unit 11a Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark St, London SE1 0SU, UK – 020 7921 9343

Friendly and helpful trainers. Excellent range of new equipment for a full body or targeted workout. Light and airy environment and excellent changing facilities. At Better, the Sauna and Steam Room make a great place to unwind. But they can help with more than just relieving stress and relaxing the body and mind. Increasing blood flow, helping with weight loss and skin cleansing are all proven benefits

A great place for work out. The facilities are new and are taken care of by the staff regularly. The changing room is relatively spacious and there are showers available to everyone. There are training classes led by trainers throughout the week, including cardio, body building, fitness training, etc. The membership fee is £29 a month, and there is a discount for half and full year subscription. The gym is very busy during dinner time, so do expect a short waiting for the treadmills.

Bannatyne Health Club

21 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ, UK – 020 7638 2224

Customer service not great. Lessons variety is good. Great overall facilities

On the positive side, the equipment is modern and only rarely broken. The pool and spa are clean and maintained although the jacuzzi is sometimes off for no apparent reason. Lockers are easily operated with a wristband. The staff is friendly and ready to help. On the negative side some members don't respect basic hygiene, don't take shower before swimming or after a sauna session.

Virgin Active

5 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1DW, UK – 020 7065 5550

My girlfriend works for Virgin Active in Australia & I have a buddy membership. We had no trouble getting in & the lady at the front desk (I think her name was Laura or similar) was super helpful. We trained here again a few days later & she ensured that everything was in place so we could just come straight in with no issues. Facility itself is very good; weights area is small but well equipped. Lots of functional bits like vipers, TRXs & bands.

The VA chain of gyms are the best I've ever been to. Worth the price if you can afford it

Searchable directory of health and fitness clubs located throughout the UK with location and contact details. Clunky but it gets there!


National Governing Body running fitness classes for adults and children nationwide. Find regional organizations and contact numbers.
Ramblers Association Walks Finder
Explains the principles of this exercise system and provides a list of UK studios and instructors.
A British registered charity which promotes rambling, protects rights of way and campaigns for access to open country. Find local walks.

The Walk4Life website is totally free and has thousands of walk ideas all over the country.

Get diet advice and find out how to lose weight through healthy eating and exercise. Organization runs meetings and provides sample menus, news and special offers.