Probably the best in Gym in Clapham and it has a pool! Hooray! I've always been a fan of Virgin Active Gyms and the Clapham branch is great. If only they had tennis courts.
Staff are always friendly here and i'm always impressed with how clean the changing rooms are. If only it cost the same as fitness first!
Virgin active is a great facility, but evenings are too packed. Sometimes you have to adopt your training routine, because you can't get some machines. I agree to all people which wrote bellow.
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As Virgin Gyms go this isn't one of the best. The staff and trainers are really friendly and there's a fairly big pool. The problem with it really is one of size. The gym itself is too small so there are few benches for weight training and everyone seems quite squashed together. This means that at peak periods you'll be waiting around for a machine to use. This is particularly true of the cardio machines. I do however like their new exercise bikes which has personalised TVs and video games to play. The good news is that the pool is less crowded, except on Saturday mornings when all the dads take their kids for a swim.
Ah, I wish so much I could still afford to go here! It was a real slice of luxury and made going to the gym a treat of all things! It's like visiting a hotel for the day - you are provided with fluffy towels, the changing rooms are a luxury and best of all is the steam room scented with camomile - beautiful, and enough to get you through 30 minutes on the treadmill for sure. The swimming pool is small but rarely overcrowded and there's a glass roof at one end so you can stare up to the clouds as you perfect your back-crawl. There's also a Jacuzzi next to the pool and sun-loungers which add to the hotel-esque experience. As for the gym itself, it has all the usual equipment and a range of different tv channels that you can tune into from each machine. Personal trainers are available with a one-to-one session on your first visit to provide a programme. There is also a room for classes including yoga and body pump upstairs and a room for spinning on the ground floor. The price for membership includes full use of the gym, pool and classes. If you can afford it, go for it. Whilst I was a member it was the healthiest I've ever been. Sadly, my pockets couldn't sustain it. However, bear in mind that if you get health insurance from Pruhealth then offers on membership are available.
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