The beginning of the year is a time when we promise to become our best selves. And for many, that means hitting the gym to work up a sweat, either with some cardio, weightlifting, or a bit of both.
Fortunately, there are plenty of gyms in Bethnal Green if you happen to call the E2 postcode your home.
And if you even call Dressage Court home, don’t forget that we installed a private gym for you to use as you please!
But for now, read on and discover the 10 best fitness centres around Bethnal Green to help you get into tip-top shape.
1) énergie Fitness Bethnal Green
Experience a burst of energy at énergie Fitness, which is located on Coventry Road. Just a short walk from Bethnal Green tube station (and Dressage Court!), énergie is the perfect gym for both fitness pros and newbies to the game thanks to its extensive exercise options.
The fully air-conditioned workout space has state-of-the-art cardio machines where you can feel the sweat dripping from your brow. There’s also resistance training, free weights, functional, boxing and stretch equipment. So you can workout in a variety of ways.
Address: 115 Coventry Rd, London E2 6JB
Phone no: 020 3735 5766
2) The Gym Stepney Green
Just a hop and a skip away from Bethnal Green is where you will find The Gym, one of London’s most popular fitness centres. The Gym is well known for its flexible memberships, and you even get a free Yanga sports water bottle upon signing up.
As far as exercising goes, The Gym has it all. Hit the free weights and pump some iron as you work on your strength. Or go all out on spin bikes, treadmills and rowing machines while you watch your heart rate rise. There’s also functional training zones and yoga mats, just in case you want to find some zen.
Address: 83-89 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4UJ
3) CrossFit London
As one of the best gyms in Bethnal Green for high-intensity interval training, CrossFit London is a place where you can become your best self. CrossFit can help you reach your goals whether you’re dropping in for a one-off session or signing up to something longer term.
There’s also a gymnastics and weightlifting facility on the site, so you can mix up your workouts with a little bit of everything. Sign up to CrossFit, take part in the classes and watch yourself become a mean, lean fitness fiend.
4) KO Boxing | Arches
Who said you need weights and cardio machines to get in shape? Why not try your hand at boxing to get fit and learn a new skill? KO Boxing is located in the heart of Bethnal Green and offers a comprehensive 12-week course and individual sessions to give you a solid foundation in the sport of boxing.
Train with certified boxing coaches who have decades of experience over the course of 60-minute classes. Ko Boxing is all about putting on the gloves, whether you want to get fit or train to compete.
5) Yoga Body of Light
Take a break from gruelling workouts and embrace peace and tranquillity with Yoga Body of Light. This local community yoga studio is led by Angelika Grohmann, who has practised yoga for more than 30 years and teaches in three locations in Bethnal Green.
The “yoga body of light” method has roots in the precision and vigour of Iyengar Yoga, yet emphasises on breathing a natural flow of movement in the body. So grab a mat, clear your mind and find some zen at Yoga Body of Light.
Address: 119 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0QN
6) Qmotion Sport and Fitness Centre
Qmotion is a fitness centre located at the Mile End campus, but you don’t need to study here to reach your exercise goals. It’s open to all members of the Bethnal Green community and has free weights and cardio areas for you to workout.
If you’re looking to vary your regimes, hit the studio at Qmotion or head to the courts for a game of squash or two. There’s also a female-only gym, which is equipped with cardio and resistance machines, as well as 20kg dumbbells.
7) Smash Fitness
Embrace a new era of exercise at Smash Fitness, where the motto is “earn your rest”. Smash Fitness focuses on personal training and group activity with a bespoke regime for all clients. You’ll have no problem reaching your fitness goals.
Lift weights at one of the best gyms in Bethnal Green with the Olympic lifting platform or do some squats on the five squat racks. Then try the cable machines before hitting the cardio zone to get your lungs going. Smash Fitness takes a no thrills approach to working out and welcomes everyone no matter your level.
Address: 2-12 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 5QH
Phone no: 020 3877 0540
8) MOVE Hackney
Get nimble with your workouts at MOVE Hackney, a studio with an emphasis on using gymnastics to help you get in shape. Try a range of different classes that include gymnastic strength training, hand-balancing, mobility and weights callisthenics.
Led by co-founders Ruth & Erdi, MOVE Hackney started in London Fields before gaining popularity and becoming a hub of the community. As well as gymnastic-led training, you can also take part in yoga sessions and treatment.
9) Fitness4Less Cambridge Heath
If you’re looking for one of the best gyms in Bethnal Green for value, then head to Fitness4Less. Located on Cambridge Heath Road, you can take part in a range of classes or break a sweat with solo sessions.
Members benefit from a gym floor with cardio machines and free weights, a studio to partake in classes, a spin studio and an outdoor area. There’s also a swimming pool, just in case you feel like taking a dip, and a ladies-only gym.
Address: Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9BY
10) London Rooftop Gym
Get some exercise out in the open at London Rooftop Gym. It’s the only open rooftop gym facility in the capital and features group classes and personal training. Work up a sweat as you take part in just about everything from boot camps to informative movement workshops and yoga.
Not only does London Rooftop Gym allow you to vary your workouts; you can also admire sweeping views of the capital as you reach maximum fitness levels. Plus, there’s an indoor section in case you’re feeling a little chilly.
Address: 33 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
The Best Gyms in Bethnal Green
There’s a raft of great gyms to get your fitness on in Bethnal Green, no matter your workout preference.
So lace up your trainers, get the dri-fit gear out and put on your headband to witness the fitness at the best gyms in Bethnal Green.
If you're interested in joining the Dressage Court community in Bethnal Green, be sure to send us a message. Otherwise, take a look at the gyms in our other London apartment buildings.