From Good to Better.... here's our lowdown of the best Gyms in town!

Portsmouth is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe so it’s no surprise that with so many people (and potential customers), there's also a serious amount of gyms trying to lure us to sign-up. With the rise of the ‘budget gym', the gym industry has become polarized. But the decision isn’t as simple as low-cost and no frills versus the more bespoke and costly offerings. Joining the gym can be one of the best investments we ever make in ourselves. But when it comes to choosing a gym, there are many factors to consider including the opening times, price-point, location and convenience, the equipment on offer and facilities and of course, the atmosphere.

Here’s our pick of the best gyms to join in Portsmouth this Summer:


SWEAT Southsea:

Having recently celebrated its third birthday, SWEAT has established itself as a leading destination for group fitness as well as becoming renowned for its personal training and sports therapy services. Classes are kept small and full flexibility is offered; you can choose to pay-as-you-go, pay weekly or monthly for unlimited classes. Coffee and sweat towels are complimentary and classes include Barre, Pilates, Bars+Bells and TRX. Best For: Bespoke classes


Village Gym:

Technogym cardio machines overlook a Porsche garage; Village Gym is your no-expense spared gym with a seriously impressive array of equipment, two studios with over 100 classes timetabled each week, and a pool with sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Les Mills immersive ‘Ride’ classes are not to be missed. Best For: Facilities


SC Vital Fitness:

Led by Sean Cole, The SC Vital Fitness studio is the only gym that offers personal training in Portsmouth with a 100% money back guarantee. Clients receive all of the tools needed to create a successful transformation and benefit from full movement screening, a strength training programme, monthly non-invasive In Body scan, weekly nutritional support and workout tracking. Best For: Results


Better Gym:

Situated on the old Fitness First site, Better Gym has it all. Spread over two floors, there is an extensive kit list and class timetable. It’s central location and newly extended opening times make this a popular destination for gym lovers and beginners. Best For: Convenience


Good Gym:

Do good and get fit. Just not in a gym! From Hilsea to Southsea, GoodGym Portsmouth run the streets helping those most in need. GoodGym Portsmouth launched in May and organisers are keen to attract more runners! Best For: Community