Swimming and fitness go together like two peas in a pod. After you’ve finished sweating it out in the gym, there’s nothing like a quick pool session to cool off and limber up. Well, we’re certainly convinced! There is a whole host of far-reaching benefits as far as swimming is concerned, including weight management, stress relief, and strengthened muscles. A low impact sport, swimming is fantastic for athletes and non-athletes of all ages and abilities. Whatever your levels of fitness, you’re likely to enjoy it.
If you’re considering taking up a class or two, as well as swimming, it’s definitely worth finding gyms with pools near me. Well, sweating is always easier when you’re doing everything under one roof.
Types of facilities on offer: Extensive gym facilities, personal training, spa, classes and swimming pool.
Why sweat here? There are a number of David Lloyd Clubs up and down the country, and their popularity speaks for itself. With experienced staff members on hand at every turn, you can ensure you’re getting your sweat on safely and to maximum effect every time. The Fulham club’s pool is 20m long, with a spa for the ultimate luxury after your workout.
Location: Fulham, with other venues across London.
Price: Membership costs vary per club, so be sure to enquire at your local venue.
Types of facilities on offer: Squash court, fully equipped gym, personal training, classes and pool.
Why sweat here? The gym at Dolphin Square offers a variety of classes, including yoga, Pilates, spin and body combat. There’s ample floor space and plenty of equipment to keep even the sweatiest of athletes busy, and the pool has classes for all ages and abilities. An independent gym, Dolphin Square Fitness Club can focus on its members and the experience it’s able to provide.
Location: Dolphin Square, Pimlico.
Price: Submit your enquiry to find out more about particular membership packages.
Types of facilities on offer: Fully equipped gym, fitness classes, swimming pool, studios, junior gym, crèche and synthetic football pitch.
Why sweat here? Brixton Recreation Centre has been treated to numerous refurbishments in recent years, ensuring its equipment and gymnasium space are among the best in the city. With 60 or so classes each week, dedicated fitness and cycling studios, and two fantastic pools, the centre is an excellent location for anyone looking to work up a sweat or cool off in an instant.
Price: Prices start at £4.45 for a non-member’s swim or £5.55 for a drop-in health suite session. Memberships are available.
Types of facilities on offer: Gym floor, swimming pool and spa.
Why sweat here? This venue boasts a 25m six-lane pool, with lessons and swim sessions for all ages and abilities operating throughout the week. The gym floor is bedecked with just about every item of equipment you can think of, while the team is friendly and knowledgeable about all things sweaty.
Price: Memberships start at £59 per month for those aged 18-25 years, while a full, 12-month membership is £77 per month, with a £30 joining fee.
Types of facilities on offer: Resistance equipment, stocked gym floor, swimming pool, fitness classes and sauna.
Why sweat here? Fitness First is another gym behemoth and the venue in Streatham is one of the best gyms with pools in South London. Boasting dedicated studio spaces, a sauna, a swimming pool and fully equipped gym, the centre is a great place to work up a sweat — and then unwind afterwards. You can even learn to swim if you’ve never wanted to until now; it’s never too late to learn.
Price: There are numerous membership packages, which differ from venue to venue. Please visit your local gym’s website for more information.
London is blessed with a great many swimming pools, leisure centres and gyms, so you’re likely to be spoiled for choice. Remember to take all factors, including sessions, price, and location into consideration before plumping for your chosen venue.