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The Best Gyms in Leeds

· Darcie Hewitt-Dudding · Style

Grab your gym gear, it’s time to get fit.

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From budget fitness centres to boutique studios, there’s a gym in Leeds that’s perfect for you.

Get your heart pumping and your muscles flexing at the best gyms in Leeds. Whether you’re looking to get your headphones on for a quiet jog on the treadmill, find inner peace with a yoga class or work on your deadlift technique with a personal trainer, there’s a gym for that in Leeds. Get ready to start your transformation journey with the best fitness spaces that Leeds has to offer.

Motive8

motive8 gym

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Motive8 is one of the only gyms in Leeds that specialises in one-to-one personal training. Their trainers are friendly, motivational and informative — helping you to build healthy habits into your day-to-day routine and getting fit for the long term. Their roster includes a range of fitness experts, including weight loss specialists, nutritionists, sports therapists, biomechanics coaches and yoga instructors. You can join the gym for £25 per month without a personal trainer, and you’ll still receive a full gym induction and a free exercise plan. Add in access to classes to your membership for an extra £15 per month.

Motive8, 7 Marshall Court, Marshall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9YP and The Avenue, Richmond Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8FR.

Bannatyne

Bannatyne is not just a gym, it’s a place that can help you look after your overall wellbeing. The extensive gym floor is a mix of innovative Technogym equipment and functional training machines. There’s a timetable of classes, both in-person and virtually on the app, but they also have a heated swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room in which to relax and revitalise. Memberships start from £39.99 for off-peak access or £49.99 to visit any time. Grab something from the newly opened cafe bar – it could be a protein bar to fuel a workout or a coffee and croissant to reward your efforts.

Bannatyne, Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG.

David Lloyd

David Lloyd

David Lloyd is a luxury gym and health club with something for everyone. The advanced fitness equipment, a running track, classes and expert personal trainers mean achieving your fitness goals is a doddle! There’s also a glorious outdoor pool, tennis courts with video analysis capabilities and a relaxing spa. If you’re a busy mum or dad, you can make use of the crèche and a kid’s club that runs at the same time as the exercise classes. After your workout, head to the restaurant and tuck into something tasty and nutritious. There are a number of membership options available, starting from £94.50 a month.

David Lloyd Leeds, Tongue Lane, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 4QW.

Snap Fitness

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Not only is Snap Fitness one of the only gyms in Leeds open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but it also focuses on mood as much as physicality. Their friendly, welcoming gyms are designed to make you feel comfortable, and their staff are trained to be super-supportive, so you’re able to get as much out of your session as possible. As well as cardio equipment, free weights and a programme of fitness classes, as a member you can get free access to the app which contains mindfulness programs, nutritional tips and on-demand workouts. Membership costs £24.99 for a fixed 12-month contract, or pay £29.99 for a rolling one.

Snap Fitness, Retail Unit 6 100 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4LT and Unit 6, 633 Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4BA.

JD Gyms

JD Gyms

One of the best known fitness brands in the UK, JD offers low cost but stylish studios. Think moody lighting, neon signs that spur you on and plenty of state-of-the-art equipment on the gym floor. It feels like a premium gym, but without the price tag – it starts at just £19.99 a month. Choose from over 250 classes a month, ranging from toning pilates to sweat-inducing spin, all included in your membership. You don’t even have to book – just turn up! All the Leeds locations are open 24/7 too, so you can get a workout in whenever the mood takes you.

JD Gyms, Limewood Approach, Off The Ring Road, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 1NH; Industrial Estate, 1 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AZ; Millshaw Park Industrial Estate, Millshaw Park Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 0LW.

The Gym

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The Gym is one of the best value fitness centres in Leeds with memberships starting from £14.99 per month. Bright, colourful and spacious, it welcomes everyone, whether you’re an old hand or a newbie. Cardio machines, weight machines, functional training space and free weights area – you name it, they’ve got it. You can even grab a shower after your workout. Just remember to bring a towel! Thirsty? Water not cutting it? You’ll spot Yanga Sports Water machines around the gym offering an innovative vitamin-enriched hydration solution. Just add it on to your membership to quench your thirst.

The Gym, The Core, SU4 Level 2, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6JD; Former Magnet Unit, Meanwood Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2RB; York Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 9AH; Arndale House, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UJ.

CrossFit

Crossfit Gym

CrossFit isn’t just a training technique, it’s a lifestyle. This combination of functional exercise and low-carb nutrition helps you avoid a mundane fitness routine. With a membership at CrossFit Leeds, you have access to a range of coached classes and open gym sessions. Classes range from Workout of the Day, weightlifting and gymnastics to spin and endurance training. Gym membership starts from £75 for up to 13 sessions per month. New to CrossFit? Then you’ll need to complete the Intro to CrossFit course for £120. Better be quick though – they have a waiting list!

CrossFit Leeds, The Forge, Unit 8, Kirkstall Industrial Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AZ.

The Edge

The Edge Gym Leeds

The Edge is the University of Leeds’ fitness centre. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a student to use the facilities – and what facilities they are. As well as world-class equipment provided by Technogym, free weights, cardio machines and classes, you get access to a number of other fitness spaces too. That includes a state-of-the-art swimming pool, sauna, climbing wall and a cycle circuit. The Edge Premium annual membership gets you two free body analyses per year, discounts on personal training, courses (like self-defence or strength training) and physio treatments, all for £540 for a year.

The Edge, University of Leeds, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT.

W Fitness

W Fitness

W Fitness is one of the best boutique gyms in Leeds for women. Why? Because it’s a ladies-only gym, providing a place for women to get fit without feeling self-conscious or intimidated. Instead, you’ll find a fun, supportive and comfortable fitness environment. Members benefit from an in-depth induction, where you’ll be given a personalised workout programme that can be completed in 30 minutes, three times a week. It’s reviewed regularly so achieving the results you want is simple. You also get nutritional advice, and access to classes and the gym equipment – all this for just £35 per month.

W Fitness, Unit 1A, Park Centre, Station Road, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5NX.

Ultra Flex

Ultra Flex Gym

Looking to get serious about your fitness? Ultra Flex is the place to be. Whatever you need, for any exercise you want to do, they’ve thought of it. There’s top-end equipment from quality brands, a boxing studio, a martial arts dojo and a separate cardio room. Need a haircut for your gym selfie? There’s a barbers on site! Need to top up the tan? Jump on a sunbed! The changing rooms even have underfloor heating to keep your toes toasty. Membership is flexible, with day, week, one month, six month and 12 month passes available. For a year’s membership, you’ll pay £32.50 a month.

Ultra Flex, Cape Mills/Coal Hill Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5NA.

Village Gym

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Village is more than just a gym – it’s a health and wellness club. There’s a cutting-edge fitness suite filled with cardio and resistance training equipment, as well as an extensive free weights area. You can take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool for some low impact exercise and relax in the sauna to wind down after a hardcore session. Grab a coffee at the on-site Starbucks or treat yourself to something delicious in the restaurant. Membership is a 12-month contract from £51.33 per month, but you can try it out for three months for £62 per month.

Village Gym, 186 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PR and Capitol Boulevard West, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0TS.

Trib3

TRIB3

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Trib3 is less like a gym and more like a bootcamp – except instead of running around outside, you’re in a low-lit studio space using high-end kit. Everyone does the same thing as led by the instructors, but you decide how far you push yourself. First, you pound the treadmill, then on to the floor for resistance training and, finally, you tackle the air bikes for a high-intensity, full-body workout. The app tracks your stats throughout the session, earning points and celebrating wins as you go. Get 8 sessions for £70 per month or buy sessions in packs starting from £15 for one.

TRIB3, 68a Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE.

PT Health

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PT Health is a personal training studio, designed to help you make the changes you want to see in your body. There’s no quick-fix mentality here. It’s all about small, sustainable changes to your habits and mindset that builds to a big impact. You’ll work with an expert PT who’ll assess your posture, nutrition and lifestyle so they can put together a personalised programme that works for you. You’ll then train one-on-one or in small groups, measuring your progress and tweaking as you go. PT packages start from £194 per month and include 24/7 gym access.

PT Health, West One, Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 1BA.

Primal Gym

Tired of stopping and starting when it comes to getting fit? Primal Gym’s ethos is all about getting you off that merry-go-round. They believe in interesting workouts, realistic nutrition advice and constant support. They’re one of the only gyms in Leeds offering small group personal training. It’s effective and affordable – you could be training with your PT three times a week at the same price you’d pay for a one-on-one session (which also makes it more likely you’ll succeed). Membership prices start from £45 per month, with small group packages starting from £195 per month.

Primal Gym, 4 The Boulevard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1PZ.

Graft Häus

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Graft Häus is a gym for people who love to train. The black walls and premium equipment might seem intimidating, but their personal trainers are friendly, welcoming and truly invested in your progress. Push through your limit on Primal Strength kit, or get sweaty on a Watt Bike. There’s a functional training area with a tyre flip, kettlebells and battle ropes at your disposal. Once you’ve had your fill and you can do no more, have a soak in the state-of-the-art infrared sauna. Then, grab a coffee and relax in the cafe, where you can chat to your fellow gym-goers. They have loads of membership options, including £25 per month for weekend access.

Graft Häus, Unit 4, Cardigan Trading Estate, Milford Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2BL.

PureGym

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Getting fit on a budget? PureGym is cheap and cheerful. They have great locations, both in the city centre and out in the suburbs. Use one of their 220 pieces of equipment on the spacious gym floor or join a class run by an experienced trainer – they have over 50 every week and they’re included in your membership. It’s open 24/7 and there’s no contract, so you can get your sweat on on your terms. Feeling sore after your workout? Premium members can hop in one of their state-of-the-art sports massage chairs. Membership starts at £14.99, with day passes available from £6.99.

PureGym, 4 Cloth Hall Street, Opposite Corn Exchange, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD; Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT; Unit 2, Mabgate Junction, Skinner Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 1AX; Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3BL; Elmfield Way, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 4UD; City South Retail Park, Tulip Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2BB; Unit 19, The Springs, Thorpe Park View, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8GH.

Ultimate Performance

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Ultimate Performance is a gym unlike any other in Leeds. It’s a private, personal training-only gym, with world class facilities and a PT team that’s at the top of their game. They have a unique model, where you’re assigned a dedicated personal trainer who helps you manage every aspect of your diet and training. They focus on delivering the results you’re after in the shortest time possible, but with the tools to maintain fitness for life. Each week, your body fat is measured by their in-house technology to give you an objective marker of your progress. Prices are bespoke to you and your goals.

Ultimate Performance, 3 Sovereign Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BA.

Implexus

implexus gym

Implexus is for the strong men and women of Leeds. It’s a gym owned and run by local sports professionals, from a former Leeds Rhinos player to elite powerlifters. The training environment is supportive, the membership numbers are capped and the equipment is niche, so you know they know what they’re doing. The staff are friendly and approachable, ready to help you achieve your goals whenever you’re ready to take it up a notch – they’ll also consult with you on nutrition. Membership is £40 per month, which includes access to all equipment and coached group sessions.

Implexus, Unit 9B, Carlton Mills Trading Estate, Pickering Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QG.