As a gym comparison website, we know that looking for a gym to suit your preferences is not always easy. 

Everyone is different and so peoples’ needs from a gym differ. There are however, a few key aspects of a gym that may help when it comes to searching for your perfect place to train. 

In this blog, we intend to outline these aspects and features and help you narrow down to the perfect gym for you. 

So, what thing are there to consider when choosing a gym?


First and foremost, the cost of any gym, fitness centre or sports centre you intend to join has to be considered. You need to decide on how much you can realistically spend on a membership before agreeing to any sort of fixed term contract. 

There is also no point in agreeing to a 12-month contract that you can afford for the first few months, but struggle to pay later down the line. 

When considering your contract, think about whether you are better suited to a one-month rolling contract or a 12-month contract. 

12-month contracts are often cheaper, but you do not have the luxury of being able to cancel at short notice and you may end up paying for something you don’t use.

Be realistic, factor in all of your other outgoings each month, come to an amount you can afford to spend and go from there.

You may not mind paying £50 a month for a gym with a pool, but if you are only going to use the pool a handful of times a year, you may find yourself needlessly paying in excess of £30 pound a month for your membership just for the privilege. 

In this case, you may want to opt for a cheaper gym without a pool and pay as you go at swimming centre whenever you fancy a dip.


The distance between you and your prospective gym always has to be considered. A gym being several miles away from your home or work can have an adverse effect on your motivation to go. 

When you arrive home from a long day at work and your sofa is in such immediate proximity, it can be hard to find the motivation to travel to the gym if it is far away. 

Don’t just take it from us though, New York based firm Dstillery’s report that was featured in the Wall Street Journal reported that the average gym goer will not travel too far to hit the gym. In fact, they found a direct correlation between the reduction of distance travelled and the frequency of gym visits.


Are you boxing or martial arts mad? Do you love relaxing after a difficult day in a sauna post swim? Or perhaps you need a full powerlifting rack to pump iron with. 

Whatever your training preference, you need to ensure your gym has the facilities to suit your needs. This may mean heavy and light punching bags, a full-sized pool or a spa area. 

Doing your research beforehand is essential to ensure you find a gym with everything you need. 


Gym classes are becoming just as popular amongst gym goers as just attending the gym in general. Classes offer a unique way to train as you benefit from the expertise and experience of the instructor, gain the motivation from training in a group and often get access to specialist equipment that you may not regularly have access to in the gym.  

Whether you are a hot yoga enthusiast, want to clock up the miles on a spin bike or let it all out on the boxing pads, you need to find a gym that offers the classes you love.

How Do You Track Down the Gym for You?

Quite a lot to consider right? Finding a gym that caters to all your needs is not an easy task. 
Fortunately, has brought all the information into one place allowing you to find the facilities and classes in the gyms best priced for you.

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