Offering everything from yoga and MMA to weightlifting and pilates these women-only gyms in London are pretty outstanding places in which to work out. Here’s the Secret London rundown of eight spots where you can really get a bead on with just a group of girls for company:
Situated right by Garratt Park in leafy Earlsfield, Beatittude bills itself as ‘London’s first women-only fitness club’, and they offer everything here from strength-training to boxing and yoga to super-intense HIIT and cardio classes. They also offer prenatal, postnatal and women going through the menopause a whole host of different fitness plans to help them get the best out of the gym. Sounds like they tick every box to us.
You’ll find Beatittude at 669 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield. London, SW17 0PB. Nearest station is Earlsfield.
2. The Bridge
Next up on this roundup of women-only gyms in London is The Bridge – a charity originally set up in 1932 whose core mission is to ‘reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing by supporting women to make positive life choices’. Their modern and flashy gym is packed full of equipment, so you’re sure to find something that works for you, and they’ve got a range of flexible gym memberships for you to choose from too.
Add in some excellent fitness classes, massages, spa treatments and a café where you can replenish yourself post-workout and you’ve got a real winner on your hands.
You’ll find The Bridge at 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ. Nearest station is Borough.
As the name suggests, there’s a real focus on strength training at the Bethnal Green-based StrongHer. Whether you’re just beginning your weight training journey or are a real seasoned pro, there’s a class here for you. Even better yet, they offer a bundle of six introductory courses for just 25 quid. Yep, you read that right – just £25!
They’ve also got plenty of one-to-one sessions, so if you’re wanting to have all the focus on you, then you’re in luck here.
You’ll find StrongHer at 19a Cudworth Street, Bethnal Green, London, E1 5QU. Nearest station is Bethnal Green.
4. Safari MMA
Though it’s not exactly a womens gym per se, Safari MMA is perhaps the place to go if you’re wanting to learn Muay Thai, kickboxing and other Mixed Martial Arts. A great place to meet new mates, there are four different locations currently knocking about town – Acton, Fulham, Islington and Manor Park – so you can choose wherever works best for you.
On top of this, they also offer self-defence courses here, so if you’re wanting to strengthen your body and get street smart, then this is the place for you.
You’ll find Safari MMA at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
5. Fitology Hub
Designed to be a ‘safe and supportive environment where women build strength, confidence and resilience’, Fitology Hub is one of the best women-only gyms South of the river. The Brockley-based spot offers regular one-on-one coaching sessions with female PTs, as well as semi-private classes with up to four people. Sign us up!
You’ll find Fitology Hub at Brockley Cross Business Centre 96 Endwell Road, Brockley, SE4 2PD. Nearest station is Brockley.
Another South London-based establishment here, Shapers is a series of three different gyms which offer a range of high-intensity classes that are designed to put the fun back into fitness. You can join unlimited classes for just £29 per month, and they’ve got everything here from spinning to pilates and abs blast to squats and cardio conditioning too.
They even offer a full detox weekend with fitness classes, meals and accommodation as well as spa treatments here too. Winner, winner.
You’ll find Shapers at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
Our penultimate addition to this roundup of the best women-only gyms is part of a wider chain, though Fitness4Less offers all female gyms in two of its locations – Canning Town and Cambridge Heath.
The well-equipped women’s areas are separate from the mixed gyms in both locations, though you can use both if you’d like, and they offer everything here from Zumba to HIIT to spinning too. It’s also one of the most affordable gyms in London, and you can’t really argue with that!
You’ll find Fitness4Less at 30A Barking Road, London, E16 1EQ and Cambridge Heath Road, Cambridge Heath, London, E2 9BY. Nearest stations are Canning Town and Cambridge Heath.
Our final entry onto this roundup of the best women-only gyms in London is Kiss – a 24-hour spot located out West in Acton. You can train in its gym at any time of day or night, and there’s everything here from elliptical trainers and steppers to dumbbell sets, power bags and boxing stations too. Oh, and did we also mention that it offers some of the best panoramic views in West London?
You’ll find Kiss at 195 The Vale, Acton, London, W3 7QS. Nearest station is Acton Central.
So there you have it – a rundown of the best women-only gyms in London Town where you won’t see a bloke in sight. So if you’re wanting to get a sweat on and improve your fitness without men around, then these are the places for you!