Gyms in Richmond
Cedars Health and Leisure Club
Cedars Health Club is located to the rear of the Richmond Hill hotel, directly behind the Richmond Hill campus.
Best For: Swimming
Richmond Hill Health Club
This gym has areas to suit all needs, including a power plate for core stability, a squash court for members, a range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment and over 25 classes per week, including Zumba, Yoga and Pilates. The squash court however, does require a small fee for playing with non-members.
Also, the variety of equipment does mean that although some equipment is top of the range, others are quite dated.
Best for: Squash
Castle Yard Lewis Road
Surrey, TW10 6SA
Pools on the Park
Membership includes use of fitness suites, health suite, group fitness classes with over 85 weekly classes including Zumba, Circuit Training and Pilates, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and private members’ changing facilities. You will be introduced to the facilities by a member of the fitness team and a fitness instructor will provide you with a personal fitness program.
Best for: Value
Gyms in Kensington
The Kensington campus does not offer fitness facilities. However, being so centrally located students are spoiled for choices in terms of gyms.
Ethos Energia Gym
Imperial College’s gym boasts a 75-station fitness gym and a 25m deck-level swimming pool. Its exercise studio offers classes such as commando circuits, power kondi and kil burning kondi. Its facilities also include access to five badminton courts, three squash courts and a climbing wall. You can relax in the sauna, steam room or spa. They also offer sports injury treatments by a licensed physiotherapist.
To register please come to reception at Off-Peak times and bring a completed application form.
Before using the Energia Gym you will have to book an orientation session. This session must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and during busy periods may not be available for a few days or more.
Kensington Close Oasis Fitness and Spa
The Emotion Leisure is equipped with everything you need for a full body workout including a range of cardiovascular, resistance and free weight equipment. A wide range of studio classes run through the day for all ages and fitness levels. Emotion offers an 18 meter swimming pool and you can also enjoy the sauna provided in each changing area or one can relax in the jacuzzi after a hard workout. The steam room will help you to revitalize your body and unwind!
Best for: Weights training
David Lloyd Kensington boasts two open plan gyms fitted with new resistance equipment and free weights. They offer a Boomerang Pilates Studio featuring Stott Pilates V2max reformers. In addition to their gym facilities, they also offer a 20 meter indoor pool and wet spa along with a sauna and steam room for winding down after you’ve had a good workout. Over 100 group classes each week are run throughout five studios.
Best for: Group fitness classes
Prices: These vary monthly so call or visit to find out their latest offers.
116 Cromwell Road
London, SW7 4XR
Tel: 020 7341 6400
At Fitness First you can use the latest equipment to get fit or hire a personal trainer at a time to suit your schedule. Text GYM to 68080 for a free guest pass.
Besides Imperial College and Kensington Close, you may want to check out the following gyms and compare their facilities:
- Virgin Active
- LA Fitness South Kensington