A perennial favourite with those working in the West End due to low membership rates, a fully equipped Pilates studio, large cardio theatre and up-to-date resistance training equipment. It isn't glamorous but that's not the point here; Central YMCA provides every possible type of workout and activity from boxing to bellydancing, taught to a very high standard (YMCA Fitness Industry Training is an industry leader and many of its graduates instruct here). A good 25-metre pool is divided for lane swimming; there's also a chapel, therapies and a decent café to boot.
|Venue name:||Central YMCA||Contact:|
112 Great Russell St
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd|
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
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I've tried lots of the swankier gyms in London - include the mega expensive Third Place, and I can honestly say this place is the best. No other central London gyms have facilities to rival this - a big and rarely busy pool, never full circuit training classes, newer fitness classes like TRX and ViPR. It's great. But the best thing is that the staff are funny and not too serious - making jokes about their own dreadful camp music and taking your fitness seriously while not taking themselves seriously and being posey.
Timi Horvath is one of the most amazing personal trainers in London and is based in Central YMCA. She also does circuit classes at YMCA.
Check her website www.timitraining.com