A 365Bristol guide to Bristol gyms

A 365Bristol guide to Bristol gyms

Posted on: 26 Jan 2023

If you're looking to shake off the January blues and get fit this year in one of Bristol's abundance of excellent gyms, then we've got the perfect list for you.



We've compiled a list of the best gyms from all over the city, whether you're based in Bedminster, Easton, Bristol City Centre or Gloucester Road...



Sweat Box Gym | Units 2-3, Princess St, BS3 4 AG


Kicking off our list is the first of a good selection of fitness centres located in BS3. Sweat Box Gym boasts over 15,000sq feet of renovated warehouse and sits in the industrial park between York Road and Victoria Park, making it perfect for fitness fanatics in Totterdown, Windmill Hill and Bedminster. 


Various memberships (annual and monthly) are available from just £25 with over 50 martial arts, fitness and kids’ classes taking place each week.

L.A. Gym Bristol | 20 Easton Rd, BS5 0BY


Established way back in 1986, L.A. Gym has always been a pivotal part of the community, providing facilities that have created Bodybuilding & Physique champions of past & present.


The gym is often seen as intimidating, but it is a safe space where you can train hard and heavy without discrimination. Facilities include a cardio area, changing room facilities, a free car park, juice and personal trainers. The monthly membership is priced at £40.



Trojan Fitness | 204 S Liberty Ln, BS3 2TY


Opening over 5 years ago as a supplement shop, Trojan is a gym run as a family and this mindset has helped them become one of the best-known fitness establishments in the South West.


Full membership is priced at £35 with regular classes, long opening hours, plenty of top-quality equipment, boxing facilities, a mezzanine cardio floor, free parking and fantastic changing facilities all available.

The Gym Group (Bristol City Centre) | Unit LS4A LS4B, Quakers Friars Cabot Circus, BS1 3BU


Perfectly located for those living or working around the City Centre, The Gym Group’s most popular Bristol location boasts state-of-the-art equipment, including weight and cardio machines as well as a huge free weights area.


There are a multitude of membership offers available with as little as £18.99 for the first month before going up to £23.98 monthly.

Gloucester Road Fitness | 302, 306 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8PD


GR Fitness a fiercely independent gym is based in the midst of one of North Bristol’s busiest cultural hubs – Gloucester Road. The GR team pride themselves on hosting a great atmosphere that motivates members to train hard as well as welcoming those new to gym life.


With a 20% discount on membership for students, no joining fee and all memberships including unlimited classes, this is a fitness hotspot. Standard rolling monthly membership is priced at £40 with cheaper deals available.

Ministry of Fitness | Unit 1, 15 Douglas Road, BS15 8NH


Ministry of Fitness, located in Kingswood, is Bristol’s largest independent gym, boasting over 11,000 square foot of gym split into 4 training areas – exercise studio, spin studio, cardio mezzanine area and strength training room.


Through this massive selection of fitness equipment and expertise, Ministry of Fitness aim to encourage health in all age groups, they also run a free class for kids at the weekend. The monthly membership is £45.

BS7 Gym Bristol | Seat Unique Stadium, Nevil Road, BS7 9EJ


Want to train like a sports star at a high-quality exercise facility? What better place to do it than BS7 Gym, located at Gloucestershire Cricket Ground? 


With fitness classes including core conditioning, spin 45, circuits and more as well as personal training, this is the perfect place to get fit. Membership includes a free PT session, free classes, free entry to cricket home games, free squash and discounted swimming. Register for £35 per month.

Bristol Co-operative Gym | St. Anne’s House, St. Anne’s Road, BS4 4AB


A real gem of the list, Bristol Co-operative Gym is the only member-owned gym in the country. Set up in 2016, the team pride themselves on running an inclusive space and not running for profit.


As a result of these ideals, the gym offers standard membership (3 classes per week and online classes) for £39 per month and maintenance membership (for those who may struggle to afford the former) for £26. There is also a £15 subscription to online classes available.

Workout Bristol (North Street and Floating Harbour) | The Old Brewery, North Street, BS3 1JS & Floating Harbour, Welsh Back, BS1 4SB


Boasting 2 sites across Bristol, Workout’s first site (situated along the cobbled street in Welsh Back) is the longest-established independent Health Club in the city, opening way back in 1982.


Membership for the North Street site begins at £19.99, and the Floating Harbour prices start at £9.99. Both locations boast free classes, free inductions, a café, sauna/steam rooms, personal training and physical therapy.

PureGym | 10 Union Gate, Union Street, BS1 2DU


Next up is another central Bristol fitness centre – PureGym Bristol Union Gate. The Broadmead gym is packed with high-quality kit and an abundance of free classes.


Prices begin at an incredible £12.99 per month and Puregym is a no-contract establishment, meaning that members are free to leave at any time. If you do sign up, you will have access to exclusive brand discounts and multiple gyms as well as being able to freeze your membership.

Base Gym Brislington | Hicks Gate, Bath Road, BS31 2AD


We're finishing off our list with one of the newest editions to Bristol's cobweb of independent gyms, Base in Brislington. The massive open-plan space is what the team call a hybrid gym, catering to many fitness disciplines all under one roof.


Base provide all the core fitness equipment as well as specialist pieces to cover Olympic lifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding and functional training. Standard membership is priced at £40 with a range of other options available.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.