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For the mega-fit

Gym 1971 is a huge 4000 sq.ft. gym that specialises in CrossFit. It’s the vision of best friends Dan Aldridge and Martin Flanagan, two former HM Forces Commandos and Army Physical Training Instructors.

How to join

1. Register for intro class, then simply turn up.

2. Purchase a membership.

3. Attend Fundamentals classes to teach you different fundamental movements to get you exercising safely, efficiently and effectively.

4. Once you’ve taken all six Fundamental classes, you are now fully inducted into Gym 1971.

£20 for 7 day Drop In 
£180 10 Class Pack (valid for two months)
£145-£165 Unlimited monthly 
Location: Stratford East London
Classes: CrossFit, Gymnastics, Strongman, Monster Mash.
Website: http://gym1971.com

For the fun lovers

Gym Box is a unique gym that offers disco lights, larger than life personal trainers and DJs on site. Perfect if you’re ready to mix your exercise with pleasure and have some serious fun.

How to join
There are a few options for Gym Box. You can pay-as-you-go or opt for their three, six,12 or 18 month membership options.

Starting from £80 a month. 
Location: Stratford East London
Classes: Kettlebells, Commercial Dance, Pole Tricks, Bike and Beats.  
Website: https://gymbox.com

For the girls

GRL GYM is a fitness space in East London run by womxn on a mission to combat gymhibition and spread body positivity in a safe, inclusive space.

How to join
You can become a member online.

Starting from £60 a month. 
Location: Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
Classes: Fit Boxing, HIIT, Mindful Movement (Yoga & Pilates).   
Website: https://www.grlgym.com


For everyone

The Copper Box Arena was the first venue to re-open in legacy mode on 27th July 2013, exactly one year on from the start of London 2012. The venue is now considered one of London’s most versatile and exciting events spaces and is also open to the public as a state-of-the-art gym.

How to join
There is no contract obligation for Copper Box.

Starting from £45 a month
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Classes: Yoga, Group Cycle, Boxfit, Dance Aerobics. 
Website: https://copperboxarena.org.uk

The Gym, Stratford London

Did you know that “The Stratford” is not only home to a hotel and popular brasserie, but also a boutique gym hosting fitness classes?  If you’re looking for a gym in London’s Stratford that promotes wellbeing and offers spectacular views to accompany your workout – look no further. Bookings have been quite tight since Covid, so enquire directly with the hotel for more information.