I absolutely love this gym. It's far more expensive than the other gyms in the area, particularly when you're like me and you're afraid of commitment. I've taken the month to month option instead of buying a year membership. Monthly membership fees are 60-80 GBP a month depending on if you sign up during a special or not. If you want to leave, you just let them know a month in advance and you walk away without worry.
The best thing this gym has to offer is the classes. I have attended the spin classes which is always lead by some very intense instructor for 45 minutes of beats and burn. I have also attended Rave which is an exciting aerobic class that after will make you feel like you've just left a very exciting, sweaty party. They also offer a ballet work out class which is no joke. You'll be able to find an exciting class to attend any night of the week. For people like me who want to do more than walk on a treadmill after a long day at a desk, this is a great choice.
I actually look forward to attending this gym and carve out bits in my schedule to go. There's no challenge with getting me motivated because I'm excited about it! It definitely doesn't feel like it's an extension of my work day and as a bonus, I actually get a workout!
I've been known to be a bit frugal, but this is one thing I don't mind spending the money on. For anyone who's looking for a gym and has a Gymbox near them, just check out the classes. You'll be sold.
Gymbox's focus may seem to be boxing due to the huge ring they have.Their boxing workouts are effective and help relieve stress. Truth is most of the members are women and the range of classes beyond boxing make this gym an enjoyable place to workout.
The free weights area is huge and there are two separate exercise rooms.
With a huge movie screen and nightclub appeal, Gymbox is a great gym and fantastic value at £50 per month.
Personally, I think it's a great gym for combat classes and I'd like to reply to 'gymgoer's observations specifically concerning the Muay Thai. Gymgoer mentions he trains in another MT gym, so he will know full well that any self-respecting Muay Thai gym has a ring, which in the majority of cases the students train in. Go to any gym in Thailand and you will see classes conducted from the ring. Admittedly Gymbox can get crowded on occasions, but personally I don't think it's a problem - it teaches a degree of control. Furthermore, Gymbox has one of the best instructors I have ever trained under, Kru Phillip Tieu.
This self proclaimed New York style gym feels like a warehouse with its cavernous interior and pared down décor. They have numerous cardio machines a large weights area an Olympic size boxing ring and a variety of classes including pole dancing. To keep you motivated they have a nightly DJ. All cardio machines have their own small TV screen so you can get lost in Eastenders whilst you pound away. If you work or live centrally this is one of the better gyms.
Really good gym, lots of machines and space to work out, 100's of classes as well and good instructors to boot.
One negative thing I will say is it's expensive! make sure you use the Mhoula discount (mhoula.com/Brands/Gymbox… ) and if you want a personal trainer most will give you a free taster but after that it'll be about £50 an hour with varying prices for writing a programme.
To sum this gym up... they have a boxing ring, drum and bass dj's doing live mixes, loads of pretty people and a good reputation as one of the best central gyms, if that ticks all your boxes then this is the gym for you!
Definetely not the same as your average city centre gym. I can see why it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea but I like it. Plenty of machines, plasma screens, good music and a great variety of different classes from bitch boxing to street dance. The only down side is that it doesn't have a pool.
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