I was really nervous about joining a gym as I'd never been to one before and didn't want to stand out as a newbie. I didn't have to worry as there's a real sense of space here so that you don't feel too close to the person next to you. The equipment is amazing, there's loads of it so I've never had to queue for anything even when it is really busy and there's even a decent sized swimming pool. Also, when I joined I had a really good induction which gave me a program totally suited to what I wanted to achieve.
As others have said this is pricey but the facilities make it worth it. Also, you can leave at any time as you're not locked into a contract, you can take a three month break if you don't fancy it for a while and they give you free guest passes.
So, when I first joined Reebok Sports Club I was wowed by the sales pitch, it's size, the immense dirth of classes to choose from. But now, having been a member for 4 months, I am very disenchanted.
It is always busy. So, exepct equipment to be being used or broken. And the equipment is not that up-to-date. Given the membership fee I would expect more.
I had a personlised training programme drawn up which was mainly a traditional weight-training routine - yawn! That's not what works for me, I'm more a functional training kinda gal.
I've since found out that the Fitness Coaches are not allowed to draw up functional training programmes. Only the Personal Trainers can do that and that will cost you an extra £59 an hour on top of the £116 monthly membership fee!
The alternative is to go the timetabled classes. I guess that's one thing in their favour. Marie J's Intro to Pilates is great. One other thing is it's favour, the changing rooms are beautiful. But is that really important when you're wanting to stay in shape?!
Oh, if you like to use power plates you have to pay extra to use them! I have also been shouted at by a member of staff for using equipment the way I had been instructed to by a Fitness Coach.
Oh, and it doesn't help they've been doing a refurbishment for most of the summer and it's still not finished!
I gave my notice to leave the club and they tried to incentivise me to stay. They said the personal training director would contact me and try to sort a new programe for me. He didn't. I did get a card in the post offering me a 30 minute personal training session. I had my doubts about it. Normally 30 minute complimentary sessions are just Personal Trainers talking at you and then trying to get you to sign up to pay for personal training. Well, I booked a session, turned up for my appointment and waited...and waited...and waited. The personal trainer didn't turn up!
I'm leaving this club and going back to my old one, Virgin Active, West Ferry Circus. They give you 1 hour personal training sessions there as part of the membership and they're not limited to traditional training regimes. They will listen to you, find out what works for you and help you achieve your goals. You don't have to pay extra to use the powerplates. Oh and the equipment is state of the art.
This gym truly has it all and having it wrapped in the most luxurious décor I have seen in a gym, this Reebox club is the best fitness centre I have ever seen.
Everything has its own space whether it is indoor golf or the power plate room. The 23m swimming pool is stunning. If cycling is your thing, they have the largest spinning room in Europe with a seventy six bike station, you may feel like you are in the Tour de France.
The weights and resistance machines are as extensive as any gym I've seen and in truth it is simpler to say this gym is the ultimate fitness centre in London. It truly has everything.
If you do need further motivation, there are one hundred and fifty classes to choose from.
As a member you are able to make the most of almost unlimited discounts and special offers from affiliated companies.
Even with a monthly fee of over £90, this gym is worth every penny.
I joined Reebok gym about 6 months ago. I didn't actually intend to join when I first went along as a guest but I was pretty impressed. It is really expensive I have to admit coming in at a whopping £93 a month for a peak user (off peak and weekend are less) but the gym is really well equipped and the staff are helpful, but what swung me was the fact that they do over 20 classes per day.
the pilates classes near my work cost £10 per class and I wanted to go 3 times a week to get a bit fitter so the gym actually worked out cheaper.
It is well worth if you are going to use it, they do fight - boxing etc., dance, loads of different forms of yoga, they even do a 'little black dress workout'.
They give free health checks and the sauna and steam room are good.
So pricey and if you are not going to use it, don't bother but if you are a gym bunny it's well worth it. Also it won 'Britains best gym' in Mens health mag.
I have been a member of the Reebok for over a Year now and while the equiptment is good the changing rooms and showers are really grubby. The staff (who by the way can give out a lot of guest passes) have full use of the gym and locker room and by staff I mean not just fitness instructors but cleaning,bar and kitchen staff that work in the building not just those you might see around the GYM this means that you having paid your £95+ will have to wait for a piece of equiptment (free weights etc) or have to search for a locker or evern forgoe the steam room or sauna because it is being used by staff (who enjoy this as a perk) the work exclusive is not one to apply to the Reebok.
The club has the UK's largest spin studio, a bespoke pilates studio, personal training, climbing wall, swimming pool and indoor golf. With over 170 pieces of cardio equipment, indoor sports hall and power plate studio, it's easy to see why the Reebok Club was named Britan's Best Gym.
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