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Edinburgh's Best Gyms
Looking for a place to achieve your fitness goals in Edinburgh? We’ve pulled together some of the top places so you can meet all your cardio, strength and plyometric needs.
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1. Lift Gyms
LIFT is the newest concept to the Edinburgh Gym market. Combining the ultimate in luxurious amenities, gym facilities and equipment. Elite for everyone is their moto. It gives everyone the opportunity to train and workout in what can only be described as one of the best performance gyms in the country. With this deadly combination of luxury facilities & premium equipment it really does create the environment you deserve. Right now they are offering a free 10 day pass now!
CaveFit is a functional fitness gym that really embraces the seven basic human movements allowing you to train like an everyday athlete and stimulate all of the major muscle groups in your body in a super bespoke gym right bang in the city centre.
Their stylish boutique facilities can be compared to that of super swanky New York vibes and their varied fitness programming offers their members an effective and enjoyable experience.
CaveFits meticulous attention to detail transcends everything they do.
3. Energy Gyms
One of Edinburgh's longest operating independent gyms and not-for-profit Social Enterprise means that every penny is re-invested into their gym. I am why wouldn't you want to be part of this awesome journey. They have a fantastic selection of equipment to suit everyone needs ensuring that you can ‘workout your way’. Whether you are into HIIT, weight lifting, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, metabolic conditioning, or just general strength and conditioning they have you covered.
4. Fitness Soul
Not one for the fad dieters and quick fixers. Fitness Soul is not about a quick body transformation and rapid fat loss. They are their to build long lasting habits and result with their members.
They have been helping their members fall in love with fitness and in turn doing so they create a healthy lifestyle as well as becoming stronger, healthier, fitter and happier than ever before!
This increible facility needs no introduction but i will give it one anyway. It's vast 11,000sq/ft facility split over 2 floors gives you everything you need to achieve your health and fitness goals. The environment they have created is for anyone and everyone feels welcome the moment they walk through the door. Based in Leith, this gym offers everything you would expect in a London gym. The best equipment, atmosphere and staff.
6. CrossFit Murrayfield
Crossfit Murrayfield offer a whole host of different training options to suit your needs. From group coaching to private coaching and everything in between. If you are looking for a place to workout out with like minded individuals this is the place for you.
Tribe Yoga is a super friendly and welcoming Edinburgh-based yoga and fitness company. They have 3 beautifully designed studios located across the city. So no matter where you are located you are never far from a Tribe Studio. These guys get a mention as they don't just offer yoga but an incredible high octane spin class called Tribe Cycle. With inspirational and uplifting coaching, awesome beats with a full-body workout this feels like a night on the tiles every time you go without the dreaded hangover the next day.
8. Nuffield Health
Nuffield health needs no introduction. An established brand and gym with facilities all over the united kingdom. Nuffield health really is the one stop shop for it all. With 3 locations throughout Edinburgh, this modern club is describe as more than just a gym. They offer you the best facilities, services and wellbeing experts so that you can enjoy an all round fitness experience.
9. Pure Gym
With 7 locations dotted around the city Pure gym is all about convenience. Their no frills approach keeps the membership low that accommodates everyone's needs. With a host of classes and personal training options available it's easy to see why Pure gym are one of the go to's in the city.
10. Future Gym
Nestled out in the suburbs of South Queensferry, This incredibly welcoming state of the art Gym has everything you need to achieve a life changing transformation. With the added bonus of a members only car park directly outside the Gym you never have far to walk after leg day. Their focus is not just the boyd but the mind too. This is why they have private training pods so you have no worries with people looking at you whilst you work out. Future Gym have a great refreshments area where members can relax before and after workouts and a fully stocked shop for any post workout snack.
11. Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym
Edinburgh University is one of the oldest universities in the country and houses a wealth of history. However, their gym facilities are anything but dated. With state of the art cardio equipment and seperate weight lifting area there really is something for everyone. Do you have to be a student to workout here, absolutely not. It's definitely worth going in and having a look around.
12. The Gym - Waterloo Place
Located right in heart of Edinburgh city centre and less than five minutes from Waverley station, The Gym couldn't be any more convenient for locals. With hundreds of pieces of cardio equipment and a separate weights section this fantastic affordable failcity is ideal for those who are just starting out or have a tight budget.
13. Village Gym Edinburgh
At Village Gym Edinburgh, you can enjoy access to the very best equipment, an indoor, heated swimming pool, relaxing sauna, steam room and whirlpool. This is more than just a gyms, is a full wellbeing experience.
With over 400 exercise classes a month, from holistic favourites including Yoga and Pilates, to the latest HIIT, spin, BodyPump and their literally is something for everyone. It's a place that whether you are just starting out or and experienced gym user you won't feel out of place.
Located 30 minutes outside the city of Edinburgh. Xercise4Less is an all inclusive community gym based in Livingston. They create a supportive environment for you whether you’re just ready to join a gym, a new gym user, a casual gym goer or already an experienced gym user.
You can enjoy working out alongside friendly gym members with expert fitness staff on hand to help motivate you to whole new fitness levels.
One of the few gyms that i am aware of where their female members can exercise in privacy in their Ladies Only gym area zone. They really are a gym that will encourage you at every stage of your fitness journey!
15. Craiglockhart Leisure Centre
Nestled by the foot of Craiglockhart Hill, Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre’s gym, courts and fitness classes have been a hit with the community for years. Whether you want to play racquet sport, get stuck into a fitness class or simply clock up treadmill miles while looking out onto the swans on Craiglockhart Pond, Craiglockhart has something for you.
The centre is easily accessible by public transport, car and even by bike, so you can warm up on your way there.
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