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13 Best Gyms in Bradford (UK)

OriGym have listed the 13 best gyms in Bradford after hours of careful research, so that the hard work is done for you when you’re looking for a gym that suits you best within the area.  

Let’s face it; when it comes to establishing a new fitness routine there’s nothing more off-putting than having to trial a number of different gyms, simply because not all of them suit you and your needs. That’s why we’ve put together a variety of different Bradford leisure centres, so that there is truly something for everyone reading this. 

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#1 - Streamline Health and Fitness - Park View Mills

Streamline Health and Fitness is an enormous gym. It actually houses three gyms in one within a 30,000ft space; a new ladies only gym, a free weights room, and a cardio and functional training room. The fact that any of these rooms could exist as gyms in their own right is testament to how well-equipped Streamline Health and Fitness is. It’s easily one of the biggest and best gyms in Bradford.

Despite its enormous scale, the focus is on building a community vibe. Streamline Health and Fitness consider members as part of their wider family, rather than just paying customers. This makes it one of the most inclusive establishments on the list. Anyone searching for a Bradford leisure centre with a personal touch will not be disappointed.

All members gain access to a free programme, which helps them tailor their fitness regimen to their own specific needs. Staff are always on hand to help and the programme is reviewed every 8 weeks, again free of charge, and changes are made according to progress.

As you might expect from a gym of this size, there are over 100 varied classes on offer. These range from intense workouts like 'The Beast' and 'Kettlebells', to more relaxed affairs like yoga and pilates. If you're interested in yoga, you should check out our guide to the Pros and Cons of Yoga to learn more about the exercise! Whatever you choose, all classes are included in your membership fee, and take place in an airy, spacious environment. 

This Bradford fitness centre has been active in the community for the last 14 years, establishing itself as a trusted brand. It’s rare to find such a huge gym that simultaneously manages to keep its focus on the individual. With a free trial available, there really is no reason not to give this gym a try.

Location: Park View Mills, Wibsey Park Ave, Wibsey, Bradford BD6 3QA

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:00am-9:30pm, Saturday: 7:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 7:00am-3:00pm

Membership prices: Revealed on enquiry.

#2 - Snap Fitness - Manchester Road

Nothing beats the convenience of a 24 hour gym. If you work a busy schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to work out, and your fitness can suffer as a result. So, if you're looking for 24 hour gyms in Bradford that allow you to choose your workout time (whether that’s before or after work, or even late at night), this could be the right place for you. This type of perk is the perfect way to maintain your health despite a congested schedule.

Snap Fitness also offers an array of on-site features including:

  •       High end Matrix and Octane cardio equipment
  •       A free weights area with 2 Olympic racks
  •       A large functional workout area
  •       Free parking
  •       Private showers

Heart rate monitoring is included with every fitness programme, so you can fully monitor and optimise your workout. On top of this, the team post a new online MyFit 24/7 workout each day, consisting of 9 different movements, making this one of the more technologically minded gyms in Bradford West Yorkshire.

Snap Fitness pride themselves on helping people at any level, ranging from beginners taking their first steps into the world of fitness, to trainers looking to develop fresh workouts. As an added bonus, the gym has an ongoing partnership with local businesses, offering discounts and rewards in a variety of shops.

Location: Manchester Road, Bradford, BD5 8NN.

Opening hours: 24/7 to members.

Membership prices: Revealed on enquiry.

#3 - 606 Strength and Conditioning - Wharfedale Rd

Are you searching for bodybuilding gyms in Bradford? Then look no further than 606 Strength and Conditioning. In many ways it’s a traditional gym focused on weight lifting and endurance, but with a unique and welcoming twist.

This Bradford fitness centre focuses on mental wellbeing alongside the physical, and so its routines are designed to benefit you psychologically. With an emphasis on group training and making friends, you can be assured that this gym has mental health as one of its top priorities. We even have an article on the 9 Benefits of Group Exercise incase you're interested in learning more! 

There are a number of different memberships on offer, so you’re bound to find something that suits your needs, schedule, and budget. They are as follows: 

  •       £70 full membership gives access to all 606 classes, as well as open gym sessions.
  •       £60 off peak allows you to partake in morning and afternoon classes, as well as open gym.
  •       £55 morning only membership gives you morning classes.
  •       £60 three month contract offers unlimited access to all 606 classes.
  •       £110 couples membership comes with the benefits of full membership, along with a couple's discount.

If you’re still undecided, 606 Strength and Conditioning offer a free trial, or you can book onto their foundation course to get a feel for how things work.

Training programmes are designed on an individual basis, giving you complete control over your fitness. Classes incorporate a wide range of disciplines including weightlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebells.

606 Strength and Conditioning is also perfect for anyone searching for 24 hour gyms in Bradford. You can fit your exercise around prior commitments and establish a routine that works around your life, rather than typical Bradford leisure centre hours. If this sounds appealing, then this might just be the gym for you.

Location: Gallagher Leisure Park, Bradford, BD3 7AT

Opening Hours: 24/7

Membership prices: From £55.00 

#4 - Listers Health - Heaton Road

Listers Health is a Bradford fitness centre with a fair share of awards and accolades to its name. It’s been shortlisted twice as the UK’s best ladies only gym, featured on a BBC fitness documentary, and holds the distinction of being the largest ladies only gym in Bradford.

The gym is vast, with 100+ machines and over 100 different classes, ranging from kickboxing and indoor cycling to more relaxing exercises like pilates and yoga. Classes take place in the specially equipped studio, where everything from decor to music is designed to create a fun environment.

As you might expect from a gym with so many accolades to its name, Listers Health is incredibly well equipped. The Weight Room contains over 100 free weights, and if cycling is your exercise of choice you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice in the Spin Room.

Listers Health is about more than just physical fitness though, and Skin Architect offer a number of in-house beauty treatments, including:

  •       Facials
  •       Hydrafacials
  •       Skin peels
  •       Acne treatments

Having a team of highly-trained beauty specialists on hand means that Listers Heath leisure centre in Bradford isn’t just the biggest ladies only gym in the city, but also the must luxurious. There’s even a state of the art, infrared sauna room for relaxing after a long work out. These treatments have the added benefit of lowering blood pressure and increasing circulation.

If you're looking for gyms in Bradford with no joining fee, you'll be glad to know that Listers Health is one of them. This only adds to its already enormous appeal. If you aren’t convinced already, there’s also free wifi throughout, and ample free parking.

Location: Listers Mills, Heaton Rd, Bradford BD9 4SH

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-9:30pm, Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Membership prices: From £19.99 

#5 - JD Gym - Manningham Lane

With over 30 sites across the country and being part of the prestigious JD group, it’s no wonder that this gym made it onto our list of the best gyms in Bradford. The group specialises in all areas of sports and fitness, and its high street stores are renowned for their quality.

As you might expect from such a big name, this is one of the best equipped gyms in Bradford city centre, including a free weights zone, a sprint/sledge track, and 250+ machines.

Aside from the equipment, this gym offers a staggering number of monthly classes; over 300. There really is a class for every taste, including Zumba, Spin and the high intensity JD Burn, which is a speciality of this gym. Classes run on a first come first served basis, so there’s no need to book ahead, and zero commitment should your plans change. All classes are included in the membership price.

Better still, if you’re looking for gyms in Bradford with a sauna facility, then you won’t be disappointed as this gym has saunas for both men and women.

Plus, if you're looking for ladies only gyms in Bradford, you'll be glad to know that there is in fact a ladies only gym area at this club. The addition of free parking is also a huge bonus for those who don’t want to pay parking fees on top of membership. 

There’s even the option of taking out JD Gyms Plus+ membership, which entitles you to exclusive savings and discounts on big brands like Sainsbury’s, Currys PcWorld, and Marks & Spencer.

Location: Manningham Lane, Bradford, BD1 3AH.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 6:00am-10:00pm

Membership prices: From 19.99 per month. 

#6 - Pulse - Kings Road

Pulse put friendliness and accessibility at the heart of their agenda, making this one of the most welcoming places to get fit. With such an accommodating ethos, families searching for a Bradford leisure centre need look no further.

Pulse is without doubt the most family orientated leisure centre on the list, with a number of facilities designed specifically for kids. There’s an interactive fun zone with dance machines, and an active wall. The aim is to encourage whole families to get involved, and it’s the perfect way to start your kids on the road towards a healthy lifestyle.

The gym itself includes:

  •       65 station fitness suite
  •       Free weights
  •       Strength machines
  •       Dumbbells up to 40kg
  •       Smith machine
  •       Regular and varied classes

Boosting its credentials as an all round high performer, this Bradford fitness centre boasts a sports hall big enough for a game of 5 a side football. The hall also houses 4 badminton courts and is appropriate for all kinds of activities including netball and tennis. It’s available for hire, so Pulse gym really is the place for all your fitness needs.

Best of all, if you’re looking for cheap gyms in Bradford, Pulse is perfect for you. Membership starts at just £14.95 with no contract. This is great value for a leisure centre offering so many facilities, as well as free parking.

Location: Kings Road, Bradford, BD2 1NR

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 6:30am-9:45pm, Friday 6:30am-8:45pm, Saturday 8:30am-4:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Membership prices: From £14.95 

#7 - Core Gym - Harrogate Road

With its 2500sqft Studio, Core Gym is easily one of the largest gyms in Bradford. As you might expect given its scale, it’s incredibly well-stocked with over 250 pieces of kit, including 1-50kg dumbbells, 2 rowing machines and over 15 tonnes of free weights.

Equally impressive is the number of classes available. These are incredibly varied, with everything on offer from high intensity XFIT to pilates. Small group training is also available, and you’ll be able to work out nutrition and training plans with an expert. This is a gym that puts you at the centre of its ethos, so you’ll always be in complete control of your own, personal fitness plan. We have a Personal Trainer Meal Plan article incase you're interested in learning more about nutrition ahead of time! 

One of the biggest advantages of Core gym is the huge number of online resources available to its members. You’ll find personal tuition, workout and nutrition plans, and even virtual workouts in the member's only section of the website. This is especially useful if you have a tight schedule, or can’t make it to the gym due to a sudden change of circumstances.

It’s also one of the few gyms in Bradford that offer a day pass for under £10. If you want to sample the gym commitment-free and get a feel for how things work, you can gain access from just £1. This is great value, and although the ongoing membership fees are a little higher than other gyms, the day pass will certainly appeal to anyone searching for cheap gyms in Bradford.

Location: Harrogate Rd, Greengates, Bradford BD10 0QS

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:00am-10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 7:00am-7:00pm

Membership prices: From £22.99


#8 - Bodyflex - East Parade

Bodyflex styles itself as a gimmick-free gym with a back to basics emphasis on staying motivated and having fun with your workout. For those tired of flashy gyms with complex workout structures but little substance, Bodyflex will appeal as one of the more old school gyms in Bradford.

It boasts an impressive alumni of top bodybuilders and professional sports people, but prides itself on diversity, and welcomes anyone of any level. Staff will help newcomers get to grips with equipment in a safe way, so we encourage beginners especially to check this gym out.

Bodyflex’s core mission involves building a lasting, active lifestyle to suit any individual. The emphasis is on tone and conditioning, and the gym offers a diverse range of facilities:

  •       Cardio machines
  •       Free weights
  •       Olympic weights
  •       Resistance machines
  •       Mat area
  •       Punch bags

Bodyflex is a Bradford fitness centre with a central location, making it especially convenient. Perhaps you need to find gyms in Bradford city centre to be close to your place of work, or simply because they are easy to commute to and surrounded by amenities.

It has great transport links, situated between Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square train station, just off the A650, so there really is no excuse not to give this gym a try, and get a taste of an old school environment with a modern, clean twist.

Location: East Parade, Bradford, BD1 5EE

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-10:00pm, Friday 7:00am-9:00am, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Membership prices: From £18.99

#9 - Pure Gym Bradford Thornbury - Gallagher Leisure Park

With 260 gyms spread across the UK and over 1 million members, we couldn’t leave Pure Gym off the list. It’s one of the best equipped gyms in Bradford, and also one of the most flexible. There’s no contract, so you don’t have to worry about getting trapped in an arrangement that you can’t cancel, and a range of memberships are available.

Students can get a discount of up to 30%, and day passes are available for up to a maximum of 30 days, which is especially helpful if you’re unsure about your plans. With its low and flexible pricing structure, Pure Gym is ideal for those searching for cheap gyms in Bradford. It’s also perfect for anyone who wants to try the gym as a one off, or get a feel for the facilities before taking the plunge with full membership.

You get all the benefits you would expect from Pure Gym, including 24-hour opening, free wifi and a ladies only section. The gym is air-conditioned throughout, and contains over 220 pieces of equipment, including dumbbells up to 50kg and an Olympics weight lifting platform. If weightlifting is something new that you're looking to get into, you should checkout OriGym's common weightlifting injuries prevention guide before you start out. 

There’s an array of classes on offer too, including cardio and High Intensity Interval Training. Yoga and pilates are also offered to help you de-stress at the end of a long day.

Pure Gym really does have something for everyone, and you won’t be disappointed by the range of equipment, classes and facilities available. It’s certainly one the best equipped 24 hour gyms in Bradford.

To get you started, PureGym offer a free induction session when you join, so you can sure that you’re getting the best out of the facilities.

Location: Gallagher Leisure Park, Bradford, BD3 7AT

Opening Hours: 24/7

Membership prices: From £15.99

#10 - The Curve - Carlisle Road

 

The Curve leisure centre in Bradford is another ladies only fitness centre to make the list, and it does so due to the sheer number of facilities and treatments on offer, as well as the many glowing testimonials from satisfied customers.

The gym itself contains an array of state of the art fitness equipment, but the appeal of The Curve stretches well beyond its kit. With a focus on weight loss, fitness, and relaxation, the gym supports you on every step of your journey. It offers meal plans, nutritional advice, free weight and measure tracking, and 1-2-1 sessions with fitness instructors.

Classes are varied and there’s a lot to pick from, including Zumba and abs blast, but there’s always an emphasis on fun.

The Curve prides itself on spirituality and relaxation. Anyone on the lookout for gyms in Bradford with sauna facilities will be pleased to know that The Curve offers the following benefits:

  •       Spa
  •       Sauna
  •       Salon will a huge range of treatments
  •       Relaxation room
  •       Hypnotherapy

There’s even the option of a wedding package for anyone trying to get in shape for their big day. This, coupled with the spa package and numerous beauty treatments, makes The Curve much more than a gym. It’s a complete leisure centre with the opportunity for pampering alongside workouts.

Added bonuses include free wifi throughout, full air conditioning, free parking and a prayer room. It’s a safe space too, with no all-seeing CCTV cameras watching your every move, and security doors to ensure the upmost privacy.

Location: Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford, BD8 8DB

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:30am-9:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Membership prices: From £25.00

#11 - Legends Gym - Black Dyke Mills

Whether you’re a boxing fanatic, a beginner, or somebody who just wants to give the sport a try, you’re probably looking for top quality boxing gyms in Bradford. In that case, you couldn’t go far wrong giving Legends Gym a try.

Legends is one of the best gyms in Bradford in its own right, boasting fitness programmes for all ages. It offers all the kit you would expect to find in a top level gym, including weight machines, full body machines, and free weights. There’s a social area for making friends, and protein shakes and supplements are available for purchase.

The gym is run by Karen, a fitness advisor with over 20 years of experience, which she passes on by preparing free programmes for all members. These can be tailored towards bodybuilding, weight loss, or individual aims. Dietary advice is also available, so you can be sure that every aspect of your fitness is being looked after.

With membership starting at just £7.00, Legends joins the list of cheap gyms in Bradford. It also offers a unique and interesting set of classes moving away from pure workouts. There are programmes built specifically around rugby, football, boxing and the army.

Legends is one of a fairly small number of high end gyms in Bradford that offer a boxing programme, so it’s certainly worth checking out if you’re interested in the sport, or just want to add something a little different to your workout routine.

Location: Black Dyke Mills, High St, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 1QA

Opening Hours: 6:00am-11:00pm

Membership prices: From £7.00

#12 - Planet Fitness - Halifax Road

Planet Fitness is perfect for anybody looking for flexible gyms in Bradford, West Yorkshire. It’s absolutely commitment free. There’s no contract or monthly membership fee. You don’t even need to commit to a direct debit, and you only pay for the gym when you use it.

This type of flexibility is incredibly rare, and it’s perfect for anyone who isn’t sure what their gym usage will be like, has an erratic work schedule, or simply wants to get to know a gym without having to pay upfront for lengthy membership.

An array of passes, ranging from one day all the way up to yearly, give you utter freedom to use the gym as you choose.

It also benefits from being one of the few gyms in Bradford to offer Judo and pole fitness. This adds some welcome variety to the standard set of gym classes, and there’s circuit training available too.

Planet Fitness is a family-run business that prides itself on being open and accessible to everyone, from beginners to fitness experts. You’re guaranteed a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which probably explains why it holds such a high review score of 4.8/5.

Anyone searching for cheap gyms in Bradford will be more than satisfied with the price, while seasoned gym goers will welcome the inclusion of classes not found in other gyms on the list.

Location: 2nd Floor Coral Mills, Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2DN

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 5:00am-10:00pm, Saturday: 6:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Membership prices: Pay as you go

#13 - Primal Edge - Shipley

Primal Edge is one of the few gyms in Bradford to offer a full outdoor training space, which adds to its appeal and guarantees its position on the list.

While a fully air conditioned gym is always comfortable, nothing beats the sense of freedom that comes with working out in the open air. It gives your exercise a feeling of freedom and, no matter how hard you work, there’s just something relaxing about being outdoors.

The outdoor area is well-stocked for functional training, with tires and bars. Indoors you’ll find everything that you’d expect from a high-quality gym, including a life fitness cardio area and fully plate loaded machines. It also has dumbbells up to 60kg, some of the heaviest on the list.

Primal Edge is great for anyone looking for gyms in Bradford that manage every aspect of your health. There are experts on hand to offer both training and nutritional advice. You’ll be able to tailor your workout and diet to your own needs.

There’s no contract or joining fee, meaning that this gym is super flexible, and you won’t be trapped in a lengthy agreement. There is no joining fee, and if you’re still not convinced it even offers free on site parking.

Location: Market Street, Shipley, Bradford, 2BY

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:00am-10:00pm, Saturday: 7:00am-7:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Membership prices: From £19.99

Before you go!

Now that you’re armed with this well-rounded list of the best gyms in Bradford, we’re certain that you’ll be able to find and join the best option for you in no time. You no longer have to worry about slacking off during your fitness routine, as finding the right gym will keep you motivated!

Want to begin an exciting new career within the fitness industry? Here at OriGym, we provide all of the knowledge and the skills that you need to succeed, as well as post-course career support. Check out our Advanced Sports Nutrition qualification, or download our latest prospectus for more information! 

Written by Chloe Twist

Fitness Content Manager, OriGym

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Chloe graduated with a BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University and prior to OriGym worked at J&R Digital Marketing Agency on the Liverpool 'Female Founders' series. Since joining the company, she has become a qualified Personal Trainer and advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist. Chloe’s professional interests intersect content-development and the world of online fitness, especially across social media and YouTube, and Chloe has herself contributed pieces on fitness and weight loss to sites including the Daily Star and The Express. Outside her day-to-day role, Chloe enjoys playing the guitar, gaming and kettlebell training. 

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