THE FUTURE OF FITNESS
Today, a whopping nine million of us are members of a gym or fitness studio. We spend a lot of money on our wellbeing, with Londoners forking out an impressive £601 a year on gym memberships and those in Leeds investing £1,307 on their health*. But with numerous leisure centres coming with contractual obligations and a select variety of classes, there’s been a shift towards a more flexible gym membership in the form of subscription services that provide access to a range of activities, from yoga to swimming to HIIT workouts. Take Move GB (movegb.com), a fitness membership that provides full admission to a third of UK gyms. For £16.95 per week, for example, members in London have unlimited access to a huge range of sweat sessions at 550 venues. With more of us seeking variety in the way we work out, this could be where fitness is heading.
It’s now easier and cheaper to go to classes in several different gyms.