Gyms in Portsmouth to keep you active
Looking for somewhere that you can get a quick workout in while you’re visiting Portsmouth? Or maybe you’re looking to move to a location with facilities that better match your growing fitness requirements?
Whatever your reason for looking for a gym in the UK’s only island city, we’ve put together this short article to help you out. Many of the gyms in Portsmouth are close to transport links so it’s quite easy for you to find somewhere to work out if you’ve taken the train to Portsmouth from out of town. Portsmouth has a great selection of facilities where you can go to keep fit, including gyms with pools, fitness classes and those that are open 24/7. Keep reading to find out which ones are the best places for you to keep active.
PureGym, Portsmouth Commercial Road
You can find Portsmouth’s PureGym on Arundel Street. It’s easy to get to in just a five-minute walk from the bus or train stations close by and there’s free parking in the area for those who prefer to drive. It features all the equipment that you could possibly want, with a fully fleshed-out free-weights section that includes dumbbells up to 50kg, plenty of plate-loaded machines, and cardio equipment that you can use to get your heart rate up.
Yet you’d be missing out if you just did your own thing at PureGym. What really makes it shine is that it offers more than 50 fitness classes to the people of Portsmouth each week, including such favourites as Zumba, circuits and yoga.
Roko Health Club Portsmouth
If you’re looking for a gym with a pool, look no further than Roko Health Club Portsmouth. Sitting in the north of the city close to Hilsea train station, this facility goes beyond your run-of-the-mill gym and offers many bonus features such as a spa and sauna, as well as squash and tennis courts.
Additionally, this health club offers fitness equipment that rivals any other gym in Portsmouth. It has a fully kitted-out gym including free weights, cardio machines and a functional workout area. Or if you prefer working out in a group, why not try out one of Roko’s many classes, such as body pump or spin?
The Gym Group, Portsmouth Fratton
Located next to Portsmouth’s Fratton Park football stadium, this gym is easy to access no matter how you’re travelling and is open 24/7. The Gym Group, Portsmouth Fratton features a fleet of cardio and fixed resistance machines, as well as an ample free-weight area, like the other gyms run by this company. It even offers more unusual options such as monkey bars and a sled area complete with turf.
This franchise has a reputation for running gyms that are clean and clutter-free, with assistance and even personal trainers on hand. With a dedicated app and your own personal pin code, it’s easy for you to get in and out whenever you want – all for membership prices starting at £18.99 per month.
The Box Portsmouth
Portsmouth’s resident “box” is on Commercial Road, within walking distance from Portsmouth and Southsea train station. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience doing CrossFit. You can take part in CrossFit classes run by supportive and knowledgeable coaches. Alternatively, turn up to The Box Portsmouth and use the open gym if you’re confident working out by yourself. Although this gym isn’t open 24/7, it’s open in blocks that range all the way from 06:00 at the earliest to 20:00 at the latest – meaning that you should be able to get down for a class regardless of where you are in Portsmouth.