The New Year often marks the beginning of a transition to a healthier lifestyle with many people thinking more about wellness and their current fitness regime.
For those well versed in fitness this means simply hopping back into your favourite gym however for those beginners it can be difficult to find a fitness centre that’s right for you.
Luckily enough, there are plenty of gyms out there that offer expert coaching to guide you and can help you reach all of your New Year goals in a way that is right for you.
Stokies, if you’re keen to find a gym and get grafting, then look no further… We’ve put together a list of the top 5 gyms in the Smithfield area!
Self-proclaimed, “Stoke-on-Trent’s Number 1 Training Facility”, TrueGrit training is a facility with a huge gym space that boasts an extensive array of equipment. They also offer one-to-one personal training.
TrueGrit Training offer weekly classes in a space that can fit up to 70 people. Choose from over 50 classes as well as 11 specialist classes at the venue.
Joining is simple, just register then either buy one-off tokens or choose from various membership deals. Memberships range from £30-£40/month. Premium memberships are available for those seeking to benefit from all the resources at TrueGrit Training.
Location: Unit D1 & D2 Metro Business Park, Clough Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent ST1 4AF
Website: True Grit Training | Stoke on Trent
M Club Spa and Fitness
New to Hanley, M Club is a “purpose-built health and fitness facility rivalled by no other in the region.”
They have a vast selection of gold standard equipment for all training styles. Their facilities also include a 25m swimming pool, steam room and sauna… perfect for rest and recovery.
M Club boasts North Staffordshire’s first 50m indoor sprint track as well as a ladies own gym. With all this, various classes and a restaurant selling nutritious post-workout meals, M Club Spa and Fitness has it all.
Different membership packages are available and all members benefit from personalised training from dedicated instructors using the latest technology.
Location: Waterworld Leisure Resort, Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5PU
One of the largest independent gyms in the UK with over 150 pieces of strength equipment, Strength Asylum is “designed for people serious about training by people serious about training.”
This no-nonsense gym has approximately 10,000kg’s of plates and dumbbells up to 100kg’s. It also offers a dedicated strongman, power lifting and functional training area.
Strength Asylum’s friendly staff from general health and fitness, bodybuilding and competitive strongman backgrounds can provide you with the knowledge, support and motivation required to achieve your goals.
If you’re ready to lift some serious weights then this gym might just be for you.
Location: Unit 1-4 Trent Trading Park Botteslow Street, Stoke-On-Trent ST1 3LY
Contact: email@example.com // 07775863388
PureGym is one of the UK’s most established gym companies. Their branch near Smithfield has over 220 pieces of the latest equipment in a spacious setting. They also have a state-of-the-art functional training area.
Personal trainers are available, as well as various classes and free wifi should you wish to gym and work.
PureGym is so popular due to their 24/7 opening hours and affordable, no-contract membership options ranging from £15.99-£27.99 a month. Their £27.99 ‘Plus’ membership entitles you to many benefits including a daily sports massage and access to any other PureGym in the country!
This PureGym branch also has great reviews on their website, take a look for yourself!
Location: Hansteen Etruria Trading Estate, Etruria Way, Stoke-On-Trent ST4 6JQ
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org // 073450133194
Run by husband and wife duo, Kevin and Kelly Mountford, KM Fitness help “men and women achieve LIFE CHANGING physique transformations leading to improved confidence, self-esteem and mental health.”
KM Fitness run bootcamps in which a key element to success is their no pressure approach for everyone who signs up. A Facebook group is set up for each camp, enabling support and encouragement from participants throughout, in addition to receiving regular advice and vlogs from Kevin and Kelly.
KM Fitness also offers over 60 tasty meals and snacks as part of the bootcamp pack.
Individual personal training is available. Not to mention, Kevin and Kelly write a regular blog on their website providing fitness tips.
Location: Unit D1, Metro Business Park, Clough Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4AF
CHOO CHOO, all aboard the gain train!
So there you have it, Stokies…The top 5 gyms that are all a short drive, walk or even a run from Smithfield. With such a variety to choose from, you’re bound to find one that’s just right for you, whatever your goals.