FAMILY ZONE CENTRAL.
This isn't just a gym, it is a megacomplex fitness centre meant for the whole family-- pool, tennis courts, gym, large, above ground fitness studios with lots of windows.
I... don't really know what to think of this one, as it is nowhere near where I live, but I made the trek over once on a Sunday because Maria is a great Zumba teacher.
Yea, nothing more to add, really. What do you all think?! Haha.
For a non-private communal swimming pool I think this place is pretty good. It's big, has lane swimming for the majority of the day, and at busy times seems to be organised enough that you don't feel too claustrophobic.
Rght next to the swanky Holmes Place, you do occasionally long to jump into their empty pool temptingly visible through a glass wall to keep us proles out!
Overall though: good, clean, cheap and well staffed. If you live round the North End Road it's a great place to work away the cobwebs.
I've belonged to Holmes Place gyms for several years and this one is probably one of the better ones in west London. Good diversity of aerobic and strength building machines.
I'd suggest avoiding the swimming pool, especially at weekends. It gets crowded and a little too much like a soup pot for my tastes. Otherwise pretty good location for a workout.
Holmes place is a fitness centre to be at, whether you want to go for a swim, aqua aeorobics, gym, a class or just chill ,just pop in there.
The cafe is wonderful and when the weather is good you can sit outside and enjoy, not to mention the park that is attached to it where children and adults can chill and play.
The creche as well is awesome, the car park spacious and the sauna great so check it out.
Rather a good place to join but lacking in atmosphere and the steam room is colder than it should be! There is an excellent selection of gym equipment there and it's very well laid out. I've been to other Virgin Active clubs in London where the children (and mothers) are not screaming around the cafe and private areas. What should have been a relaxing day turned into quite a stressful one, with two mothers blissfully aware that their 3 young children were sliding along the cafe floor and slamming into the glass fronted cafe - and only intervened when the children started to dive into the dustbin..
It's a fairly good club, but more care should be taken by the staff to ensure it is less of a noisy creche. The residential area is mixed and the standard of clientele reflects that.
You don't have to be a member to use the swimming pool here and it costs you only £3.20 a go. Worth a visit if fitness is your thing.
The fact that this health club is open to the public is pretty great - it's got a ton of facilities and all reasonably priced (if you're only going a few times a month, otherwise a membership is a better option). It was very frustrating, however, that they closed hall of the pool for a private swim lesson and it wasn't mentioned anywhere on the website or at the check in desk - if I had known everyone would be limited to such little space I would have gone at a different time.
This is a great health club, the gym is massive, it has two pools, a steam room, sauna and lots of personal trainers and classes. These include anything from spinning to body pump, body attack and pilates. The changing rooms are really good, always clean and you get towels every visit. It's definitely more expensive than a council facility but I'd say if you're going to use it ofen enough to justify it, then treat yourself.
Quite a decent health club. Good clean equipment. Staff are a bit naive and seem untrained. But offers all good services
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