The Best Gyms In Manchester

The Best Gyms In Manchester

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Here at Gymshark, we know how big of a role the choice of gym can play in your fitness journey. Whether you live in the city, or you're looking to train at a gym in Manchester, we wanted to give you the best selection of gyms in Manchester so that you can focus on your training, with zero distractions.

Kicking it off with the best bodybuilding gyms in Manchester, we visited each of these gyms so you can have a solid recommendation for when it's time to hit the weights.

We've put a comprehensive list together, so you can train at the gym in Manchester that's right for you.

THE BEST BODYBUILDING GYMS MANCHESTER

We wanted to show the rawest bodybuilding gyms in Manchester; those with heritage, or those worthy of building up their own legacy in the years to come.

If you're a Mancunian, you'll probably know that most of the gyms in Manchester city centre are franchises or health clubs. So, we put together a list of bodybuilding gyms worth making the trip to, within close proximity of Manchester City.

Flex 'n' Tone

Location:
Cobden St, Salford, M6 6NA
Opening Times:
Monday To Friday 9AM - 9PM, Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 3PM
Price:
Day Pass: £3.50 | Monthly Membership: £35
Parking:
Yes, free

Legacy

A real OG bodybuilding gym, Flex ‘n’ Tone is the epitome of hardcore training. Boasting some impressive alumni, the best of the 0161 and beyond have trained at this old-school fitness joint. Its mission: a fitness Mecca for those serious about achieving their goals – whatever they may be. 

It’s raw, back-to-basics aesthetic does not mean compromising on equipment. Offering a huge variety of free weights and resistance machines, there really is something for everyone.

Why We Love It

Packing a knockout blow in terms of lifting equipment, Flex n Tone has a huge variety of machines; meaning you can hit each muscle at every angle. The old-school equipment and raw building atmosphere drive you back to the days of Arnie, where technology and fancy equipment wasn't a distraction.

This gym is for training, period.

Kings Gym

Location:
2 King St, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 7AS
Opening Times:
Monday Sunday - 24 hours
Price:
Day Pass: £5 | Monthly Membership: £14.99
Parking:
Yes, free

Legacy

Built by lifters, for more than just lifters... Kings Gym hasn't even hit it's the first birthday, and it's already causing a stir in Northern Manchester. Making its home in a 11,000sqft building means there is so much room for the gym to grow, continuing its place as the areas most popular gym.

Why We Love It

The unique, dark and moody atmosphere is the firth thing you'll notice after walking through the doors to Kings Gym. Followed by the custom branded machines, huge free weights section and the sheer volume of equipment.

But like we said above, this isn't just for lifters... With an extensive timetable of classes featuring spin, abs, metafit and circuits all inclusive of your membership and plans to expand this already huge floor space; this is value for money at it's finest, making it one of the best gyms in Manchester.

Proper Gym

Location:
Spectator Mill, Spectator St, Manchester, M4 7HS
Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 6am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm & Sunday 9am - 2pm
Price:
Day Pass: £6 | Monthly Membership: £25
Parking:
Yes, free

Legacy 

A true family run establishment, Proper Gym sports an impressive list of alumni including a professional Commonwealth boxer and IFPA Pro Bodybuilder. Fear not, it's not only for the bodybuilding pros. Priding itself on the community feel, their ethos is one of inclusivity and accessibility meaning that whatever your goals and fitness levels, Proper Gym has something for everyone. 

Why We Love It

Offering an extensive selection of free weights and bodybuilding machines, alongside functional training equipment, boxing bags and even an MMA ring, Proper Gym brings together the authentic, old-school whilst supporting the functional training movement. A pure hybrid gym.

GymLife

Location:
Unit 12 Heaton St Mill, Heaton St, Denton, M34 3RG
Opening Times:
Monday to Sunday - 24 hours
Price:
Day Pass: £5 | Monthly Membership: £14.99
Parking:
Yes, free

Legacy

Maintaining the old style, bodybuilding atmosphere, while incorporating contemporary design and training methods, GymLife is still a newbie on the bodybuilding block. 

Formally known as Betta Bodies, physique competitor and fitness enthusiast, Steve Hobin, bought the gym just 6 months ago, and since then it has continued to go from strength to strength. Still being revamped, GymLife might just be starting out on its journey but trust us when we say, this is one to watch.

Why We Love It

Retaining a huge choice of old-school equipment gives that raw, pure bodybuilding feel while the on-going modernisation of the gym contributes towards a perfect blend of old and new, for an awesome lifting experience.

On top of great equipment, you can also pick up freshly cooked food and chill in the seating area pre or post workout.

So, that's our round up of the best gyms in Manchester. All you have to do now is turn up and put in the work! Don't forget, alongside offering monthly memberships, these are all pay as you go gyms in Manchester.

Got a gym you think we should add to the list? Drop a comment below!

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