Could anyone help? I am looking to join a gym near London Bridge Station and was wondering if you could share your experiences. I am thinking to either join Fitness First Cottons or 37 Degrees. I have read all the discussion on this site but some of these are quite old.
Any feedback about any of these two health clubs would be appreciated.
I am a member of 37 Degrees and have so far had no problems with it - not the cheapest at £62.50 but I use it 4 times a week so fairly OK
The instructors are good and gym equipment all new. The audio system is not always too reliable and the class instructors change quite frequently. I guess it depends on where you work/live and what you want to use the gym for
There is a Soho Gyms branch opening at Empire Square near Borough Station in January and so have joined up for that (however its in my building so it makes sense I suppose !. Otherwise I would happily stay at 37 Degrees.
Admittedly I don't use the classes which seem to attract a fair amount of criticism, and I would describe the club as 95% there as service does seem to lack at times, and I often feel that the cleaning lacks attention
The choice of equipment beats cottons, as does the steam room, I can't remember the pool that well. 37 degrees is a good modern facility, quite industrial and spacious while cottons is very basement like.
I've been a member of Fitness First, what used to be Fitness Exchange in Cottons for 6 years. The place was revamped this year. Equipment is good, pool is large, staff and personal trainers are good and friendly
and I only pay £47/month
Thanks for your messages. Both gym seem to be doing well. I was quoted £62/month with 37 degrees and 61/month with Fitness First Cottons and both are with corporate discounts. Still quite pricey. Slightly annoyed with Fitness First Cottons as they increased their corporate rate on Friday.
The reason that FF Cottons may have increased their corporate rate on Friday is so that they can reduce on 01 January and therefore show it at a discount.....I know from my retail days that stores increase prices for 28 days just so they can drop them during Sale periods......just a thought anyway !
I go to Fitness First and it is very good if, like me, you go to Germany a lot. I can use the gym in Munich and Berlin and they are both great.
In london Bridge, the gym is nice but there is NEVER any instructor to help or to advise members. They are very eager to get your money. If I were not going so often to Germany, I would join 37 degrees.
I live at empire square and go to the cannons gym by cannon st - i would say it is a 15min walk from here, but means i can also use the one at covent garden where I work. I think its one of the nicest gyms I have been to. I would join the soho gym one that is opening but I enjoy playing squash!