If you live in East London and happen to be looking for a good fitness gym, let me tell you that this isn’t necessarily very easy.
Pretty much all of the good gyms in Hackney have been bought out. Those places where you knew that there was a good gym just a couple of years ago have likely made way for one of those giant bargain gym fitness chains.
This wouldn’t be an issue really if that wouldn’t also mean that the quality of the gyms has suffered as well. Now it’s all about the cheapest gyms you would have to go far find one of those last remaining fitness gyms with a still provide good service and have decent fitness equipment.
The other thing that I don’t like with all those new gyms is that they got rid of all those fun things you could do while doing your routines. I don’t know about you but I like to watch TV while a using the mill, now it seems that being able to watch TV in a gym has become a rarity.
I remember way back when I still had a membership that the gym membership also included a free health drink and that I could use their swimming pool when I felt like it. Today, they would probably just look at you like you’re out of your mind if you were to ask for their pool or where there juice bar is located.
You definitely guessed right when you think that I really don’t like this development in London. I would rather pay twice as much for a gym membership when I know that I actually get something in return. If you happen to be in London Fields I recommend to you that you check out London Fields Fitness which in my opinion is one of the last good gyms here in the area. They have a nice selection on classes like Pilates in Hackney, weight loss or yoga, just to name a few!