When it comes to luxurious gyms and spas, Mayfair cannot be beaten. Here are five top gyms in this exclusive London neighbourhood
Are you looking for a gym membership? Some of the most luxurious facilities in London are available in and around Mayfair, including a gym and spa at both the world-famous Claridge’s Hotel and the Park Lane Hilton.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing swim or a full one-to-one session with a top-class personal trainer, the five facilities we highlight here have a long history of maintaining their members’ health, wellbeing and fitness.
From nutritional advice to dance classes run by professionals from the entertainment industry, this guide will provide you with a wealth of options to keep your body in tip-top condition.
Members of this luxury London gym chain, which has clubs in Soho and Marylebone, are believed to include Prince Harry and film-maker Guy Ritchie, who it is reported is a fan of the gym’s wrestling room. Facilities also include a boxing ring, three-storey high climbing wall and a hypoxic chamber that allows users to exercise at reduced oxygen levels to an altitude of 8,500 feet.
And for those seeking less strenuous forms of exercise, why not try out the chlorine-free pool, luxury spa, pilates studio or retro gym?
The club – which says it brings together the best experts and facilities to cater for all requirements in exercise, health, medicine, nutrition and fun – also provides equipment that allows users with restricted shoulder or ankle mobility to get the benefit of a work-out.
How much? The Third Space has a joining fee of £50, after which monthly membership starts at £159.
Whatever your style or ability, Danceworks runs classes by renowned teachers from across the UK and further afield in its multipurpose studios in a Victorian building opposite Selfridge’s.
The membership club hosts classes in a wide variety of dance styles, from ballet to modern, street and even ballroom, plus fitness, yoga, Pilates, martial arts and singing classes.
Open every day of the year from early to late, except major holidays, the classes are run on a drop-in basis. However, Danceworks also holds workshops and masterclasses taught by leading professionals in the entertainment industry in addition to providing men’s and women’s changing facilities with showers, a snack bar and member’s lounge area with internet access.
Meanwhile, the in-house complementary therapies centre sees expert practitioners offer everything from massage and osteopathy to acupuncture, nutritional support and life coaching.
How much? Danceworks has a joining fee of £59, after which membership starts at £99 per month. However, the class fee is additional and paid directly to the teacher.
Based at the May Fair Hotel in Stratford Street, this gym and spa provides its members and hotel guests with an exclusive environment, the latest exercise equipment and opening hours to suit busy professionals, whether you want personal training or to work out alone.
The equipment on offer includes power plate treadmills, cross trainers and exercycles all with personal integrated entertainment systems, multipower weights, wellness balls, medicine balls, free weights and on-site personal trainers.
Other facilities in addition to the spa, herbal sauna, aromatic steam room and relaxation room include injury prevention screening and nutrition education.
How much? The May Fair Gym does not charge for a joining fee. Membership starts from £110 per month.
Whether you are looking for a one-to-one session with a top-class personal trainer or improve your condition at a more leisurely pace, Claridge’s gym is airy and energising with everything you would require to meet your fitness goals, including a state-of-the-art techno gym.
This haven of health and fitness above the rooftops of London is decorated with distinctive glass columns, fine chrome fittings and beautiful hardwoods.
Equipment includes 10 cardio vascular machines, such as treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recline bikes as well as a rowing machine, free weight dumbbells ranging from 1kg-26kg and accessories such as exercise balls, Bosu ball and kettle bells.
How much? All hotel guests enjoy complimentary access to Claridge’s Health Club and Spa. Annual off peak membership for non-residents starts at £1500.
This modern, luxury health club based in the London Hilton on Park Lane offers quality facilities and a friendly welcome for nervous newbies and experienced fitness fans.
In additional to personal trainers, facilities in the air-conditioned gyms include state-of-the-art cardio vascular fitness equipment and Power Plates for a virtually unlimited range of static and dynamic exercises.
When you’ve completed your workout, the saunas, steam rooms and spas provide a full range of beauty facilities.
Members are offered complimentary towel, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion as well as access to other Livingwell venues. Options available at the Park Lane facility include daytime, student and full membership options.
Full membership starts from £82 per month.