The Leading Specialist Gym
CROSSFIT NORTHUMBRIA, NEWCASTLE
An ironic choice, in many ways, given that part of this Crossfit gym’s motto is: “Our speciality is not specialising”. But it’s exactly this ethos that earns it the top spot. Every day heralds a new challenge, with more than 160 high-intensity classes per month, in a roster that’s constantly shifting and adapting. Plus, the gym prides itself on making its sessions scalable, so newcomers needn’t face the (very real) fear of blacking out during their second round of power cleans.
RUNNERS-UP Performance Ground, London trainwithpg.com
If what you really want from your gym is sports science seminars and lifting workshops from industry leaders, this is for you. If you’re more of a bro-split guy? Um, maybe not.
Grow, London growfitness.co.uk
Rowing is the new spinning – you heard it here first. This training space blends cardio and floor exercises to burn fat and build full-body muscle. It’s no gimmick.