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13 Best Gyms in Sheffield (UK)

Searching for the best gyms in Sheffield? You won't need to look any further once you've read through our list.

Here at OriGym, we've spent hours analysing every gym in Sheffield so that you don't have to. We've compiled a shortlist by taking the most important qualities into account, and selecting gyms that we feel suit a variety of exercise enthusiasts, so that there is something for everyone. 

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#1 - Virgin Active: Sheffield Broadfield Park

Founded in 1998, Virgin Active owns 43 gym facilities across the UK as of 2020. With state of the art facilities, a packed programme and plenty to do for the whole family, the Broadfield Park branch of Virgin Active had to be on the list of best gyms in Sheffield.

Not only is the gym in Sheffield Broadfield Park packed to the rafters with your standard gym equipment, but it also has a Queenax, which they describe as ‘basically a climbing frame for adults’, where you can do pretty much anything on it. Fancy a spout of boxing? Hang a punching bag from the frame and get cracking. Want to work on your core strength? Go back to being 10 years old and use the Queenax as monkey bars. The options are endless.

Alongside the gym, Broadfield Park is home to a 25 meter swimming pool, a sauna, and hydrotherapy room, where you can go and recover after all the hard work you’ve put in at the onsite cycle studio. If you’re looking for gyms in Sheffield with swimming pools, this is great to know! There’s also a climbing wall, which is ideal for all you rock climbing enthusiasts out there. 

Broadfield Park also plays host to a boxing gym and a yoga studio, giving you the opportunity to workout in a way that best suits you. There’s plenty to do here already, and we haven’t even mentioned all the classes that will be available to you once you join. Your children will benefit from your membership too, with swimming lessons and kid sport and art camps running throughout the school holidays. 

Also, by downloading the Virgin Active mobile app, you’ll never have to worry about turning up to a packed gym again, because the app will tell you how busy the gym is before you arrive. You’ll also be able to book classes via your mobile too, hassle-free. It’s the little things.

Location: 300 Broadfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0GX

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6.00am-20:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-18:00pm

Membership Prices: From £47.00 per month

#2 - English Institute of Sport (EIS) Sheffield 

If you’re looking for gyms in Sheffield city centre, then the English Institute of Sport might just well be the place for you. The multi-sport centre, built in 2003, has so much to do there that you’ll never get bored!

The gym itself has 28 pieces of self-powered kit, such as bikes and rowers, as well as 13 cross trainers, 23 treadmills and 12 bench lifting stations, meaning that there’s plenty of equipment to go around. But, if you don’t fancy running on the machines, how about heading over to the 200 meter indoor athletics track and go for a jog around that instead? There’s also facilities for high jumps, long jumps and a throw area at your disposal too.

On top of this, there’s over 25 different classes for you to try out, including Box, spinning and BodyPump, all for a membership fee starting from £26 per month. So if you’re after a cheap gym in Sheffield, this is definitely somewhere you should check out.

With brilliant facilities and enough to keep anyone busy, the English Institute of Sport is a worthy addition to this list of the best gyms in Sheffield. 

Location: Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-22:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-17:00pm

Membership Prices: From £26 per month

#3 - Xercise4Less Sheffield Hillsborough Gym

If you’re looking for cheap gyms in Sheffield, look no further than Xercize4Less’s gym in Hillsborough. If the name, ‘Xercise4Less’ wasn’t enough of a hint, this gym offers an enormous amount for a ridiculously cheap monthly membership fee starting from just £9.99.

You’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth, and more, here. This is one of the best gyms in Hillsborough, Sheffield as it boasts over 400 pieces of equipment, as well as a ladies only training zone for those who want to train in private, which is kitted out with fantastic equipment and fully staffed by helpful personal trainers.

There’s a free weights zone, as well as a full size MMA cage and regulation size boxing ring, perfect for those looking for a boxing gym or somewhere to practice their martial arts  skills in Sheffield. There’s also plenty of punch bags for you to have a crack at in a dedicated punchbag zone. To make the deal even better, there’s a sprint track onsite, as well as up to 40 different classes a week, including Zumba, yoga and indoor cycling.

For a membership fee of £9.99 per month and no signing up fee, there’s not much else you can ask for here. It seems that there’s something for everyone, no matter what type of workout you’re looking for. A no-brainer if you’re looking for cheap gyms in Sheffield.

Location: 10-10a Kilner Way, Sheffield, S6 1NN

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00am-22:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-20:00pm

Membership Prices: From £9.99 per month

#4 - PureGym Sheffield North

One of the cheapest gyms in Sheffield, PureGym is located in the north of the city and is the perfect place for those looking for a great deal, as well as good workout. Not only does PureGym’s membership scheme start from only £9.99 a month, they’re also open 24 hours a day, meaning you can go and workout as early or as late as you want. For those looking for 24 hour gyms in Sheffield, this is perfect! 

The gym is stacked with over 220 pieces of equipment as well as plenty of free classes to keep you busy, including old favourites such as Zumba, HIIT, aerobics and yoga, amongst many, many more. PureGym holds over 50 classes a week, so there’s undoubtedly going to be something for everyone! There’s also a ladies only zone too, which is perfect for those who prefer to workout on their own, away from the crowds.

PureGym owns three gyms in Sheffield, so if the one in Sheffield North is too far away for you, there’s another two facilities that might suit you better, with all the same benefits and equipment available. One facility is based in a central location (great for those searching for gyms in Sheffield city centre), whilst the other is located at Millhouses. Like their northern counterpart, both gyms are open 24 hours a day too.

PureGym is perfect for anyone looking to workout on a budget, as well as any night owl or early bird who prefers working out at a time that suits them. And you can’t go wrong at £9.99 a month. However, if you don’t want to pay monthly, you have the option of paying whenever you go, which is £4.99. A bargain considering what will be at your disposal there.

Location: 2-16 Carlisle Street, Sheffield, S4 7LJ

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Membership: £9.99 per month, or £4.99 per day 

#5 - Anytime Fitness Sheffield Central

Anytime Fitness is ideal for those looking for 24 hour gyms in Sheffield city centre. With more than 160 gyms in the UK, over 4,500 gyms worldwide, and being open all day, every day, we’re sure that you’ve heard of them at some point, and for good reason.

If the high quality workout equipment and free fitness classes weren’t enough of a selling point, Anytime Fitness offers its members the opportunity to work out in any of their facilities, all around the world. But, if you’re not jetting off anywhere soon, there’s plenty of perks to be found in their gym in Sheffield Central too. 

There’s all the equipment you need, as well as the aforementioned free classes, which you can participate in online if you want to, meaning you don’t even have to go to the gym to reap its benefits. There’s also private bathrooms and showers available too, meaning that packed, sweaty locker rooms are a thing of the past here. 

On top of being open twenty-four hours a day, there’s plenty of equipment, space and weights to go around, meaning you won’t ever get stuck in a queue waiting for someone to finish their set. Anytime Fitness prides itself on being the most convenient gym on the planet, and with all the perks that come with being a member, we’re finding it hard to argue with them there.

Location: Building V1, 2 Tenter Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 4BY

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Membership Fee: From £34.95 per month, or £384.50 per year 

#6 - BXFGYM

BXFGYM is a pay-as-you-go gym in Sheffield Retail Park, which means that you don’t have to commit to a contract if you want to go and workout there. They offer 12, 6, 3 and 1 month membership options, as well as the aforementioned pay-as-you-go option, which is ideal for those who don’t go to the gym on a regular basis.

BXFGYM boasts three different class zones, with three varieties of classes per zone. The zones are simply known as ‘The Ring’, ‘The Platform’ and ‘The Field’. If you’re after a boxing gym in Sheffield, or simply enjoy a bit of Boxfit, then the Ring zone is for you, whereas if you want to lose some weight doing cardio, then the ‘Field’, set on an American football field, will suit you down to a tee. And if you’re more into your resistance workouts, then the Platform is the zone to go. The Platform zone is also home to over 75 pieces of machinery, as well as dumbbells ranging from 2kg to 60kg. 

BXFGYM also offer level 2 and 3 personal trainer qualifications for those looking to get into the industry. BXFGYM seems to tick all the boxes, and looks to have something for everyone, with the wide range of classes available hard to beat.

Location: Retail Park, Unit 4, 2 Flora Street, Sheffield, S6 2BF

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 6.00am-22:00pm, Friday 6.00am-21.00pm, Saturday 8.00am-18.00pm, Sunday 8.00am-16.00pm

Membership Fee: From £24.99 per month

#7 - CrossFit Sheffield

For those looking for CrossFit gyms in Sheffield, the aptly named CrossFit Sheffield is the pick of the bunch. Working to improve the ten components of fitness, CrossFit Sheffield prides itself on having workouts that are completely varied, with no two sessions being the same. Perfect for those fed up of boring, repetitive workouts.

CrossFit Sheffield isn’t like most gyms on this list, in the fact that you’ll be getting a personalised group workout alongside other like minded fitness fans, led by a trainer, every time you visit.

The gym offers a free taster session, which if you enjoy, means you can move onto the OnRamp course, consisting of 3x90 minute sessions over a period of a week that will help familiarise you with a crossfit workout. After you’ve completed that, you’re ready to go.

The best thing is, you don’t even have to have ever done a CrossFit workout before to become a member of this gym. This gym is eager to let people know that they will welcome anyone into the fold, no matter what their experience, their age or their level of fitness is. Every workout is adapted to your fitness and abilities, meaning whilst the workout will be a challenge, it won’t be impossible. Stick with it and soon enough you’ll be an expert!

Address: H19 Prospect Road, Sheffield, S2 3EN

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 6.30am-8pm, Saturday 8.00am-13.00pm, Sunday 10am-12pm

Membership Fee: From £60


#8 - The Gym

For those after 24 hour gyms in Sheffield, look no further than The Gym, where you can workout whenever you want.

For those that prefer working out when the gym is quiet and there are no queues for equipment then this perk is ideal for you. No matter what time of the day (or night) you want to get your sweat on, The Gym’s doors will be open for you.

The Gym boasts a great range of facilities, including 42 cardio machines, a functional training area, a huge free weights training area and a variety of weight machines, all designed to help you make the gains you aspire to achieve.

There are two membership options, where the second, slightly more expensive option gives you multi-gym access, fitness and body composition tests (which would usually set you back £2.50 a go) and the option to be able to bring up to 4 friends with you every month. Perfect for those who prefer working out with company.

Cheap gyms in Sheffield aren’t exactly hard to come by, but we’d definitely recommend checking this one out, with the perks from the £20.98 a month unlimited membership being too good a deal to ignore, especially if you’re on a budget.

Location: Unit J&K, Brookshaw Park, Gibraltar Street, Sheffield, S3 8RW

Opening Hours: 24 Hour

Membership Fee: From £15.99 a month

#9 - Titanium Strength Gym

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Powerlifting gyms in Sheffield are a little hard to come by, but Titanium Strength Gym is one you should definitely check out if you are someone who enjoys bodybuilding, weightlifting, and olympic lifting.

Titanium Strength is run by Britain’s second strongest man, Phil Roberts, and it specialises in strongman, powerlifting, and strength and conditioning training. It also offers HIIT training too. TSG is open to those who are interested in getting into strongman and powerlifting, and will welcome anyone as a member, no matter what their experience level is.

TSG also offers a fitness bootcamp, a physical and psychological development course for athletes, designed to hone elite sport performances. For only £4 a session (£5 for non members), this is an excellent deal, especially if you’re not sure if you want to commit to a full membership.

Self styled as the strength capital of the North, and judging by member reviews, it’s fair to say that TSG is one of the best powerlifting gyms in Sheffield.

Location: 100 Fitzwalter Road, Sheffield, S2 2SP

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 6.00am-21.00pm, Saturday 10.00am-16.00pm, Sunday 11.00am-14.00pm

Membership Fee: From £25 per month

#10 - Hillsborough Leisure Centre

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Hillsborough Leisure Centre in Sheffield seems to tick a lot of boxes. Cheap gym in Sheffield? Check. A huge variety of fitness classes? Check. Swimming Pool? Check. Hillsborough Leisure Centre even caters for children, offering swimming lessons, holiday camps and ice skating.

On top of all this, the Leisure Centre has a foot-golf course, and an ‘Altitude High-Rope Adventure’ course, which has 34 challenging obstacles and looks like fun for anyone of any age, bearing in mind that they aren’t afraid of heights!

The Leisure Centre in Sheffield also offers over 105 fitness classes every week, including aqua aerobics, yoga, BodyPump and has a dedicated spin studio. The gym also plays host to over 85 pieces of equipment, a Queenax training area, free weights, and vibrating power plates.

To make the deal even better, the Leisure Centre also has 2 pools. One of them is a 21-meter lane pool for those who just want to swim lengths, whilst the second pool is a 21-meter leisure pool, with slides, a wave machine and an interactive pirate ship.

With all of these facilities and perks on offer, as well as cheap membership prices, this is one of the best gyms in Hillsborough, Sheffield. It’s definitely worthy of a spot on our list! 

Location: Beluah Road, Sheffield, S6 2AN

Opening Times: Monday-Friday 5.30am-10.30pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-8.30pm

Membership Fee: Starting from £26 per month 

#11 - Sheffield Boxing Centre: Glyn Rhodes MBE Boxing Gym

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There are plenty of boxing gyms in Sheffield, but Sheffield Boxing Centre run by former boxer Glyn Rhodes MBE is undoubtedly one of the best. Sheffield Boxing Gym has been around since Rhodes retired from boxing in 1993 and has seen many aspiring boxers walk through its doors since it opened.

The gym is staffed by pro boxers and trainers is kitted out with 2 regulation sized rings, a speed ball, 32 punching bags, and a huge amount of weights and kettlebells. There are daily boxing sessions for juniors as well as adults. Plus, there’s daily circuit training for those who want to improve their fitness.

Most importantly however, you don’t need to have any experience in the sport to take part in the sessions. The gym welcomes anyone who is interested in boxing, it doesn't matter if you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro. There’s no membership fee either, so if you’re after a pay-as-you-go gym in Sheffield then this will be right up your street. 

Training sessions cost just £4 a day, and if you prefer to pay weekly, then it will only cost you £10. Considering you’ll be trained by pro boxers and have access to all the equipment you need, this is a no-brainer for those seeking a boxing gym in Sheffield.

Address: 57 Burton Street, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2HH

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3.30pm-8.00pm, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am-8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am-12.00pm, Sunday 10.00am-11.00am

Membership Fee: £4 per session or £10 weekly

#12 - Wicker Camp: Sheffield Thai Boxing Gymnasium

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Wicker Camp is one of many MMA gyms in Sheffield, but it undoubtedly deserves a spot on this list since it so effortlessly stands out from the rest. Wicker Camp, which has been open since 1977, is Sheffield’s only community Muay Thai gym, and one of the oldest in the UK.

Over the years over 5,000 students have walked through its doors to hone their MMA fighting skills, and the club has been home to 9 world champions in the sport. Wicker Camp is open 7 days a week and boasts over 30 classes per week, priding itself on being able to provide something for everyone.

 The Sheffield MMA gym is 3,000 square foot gym offers a platform boxing ring, 1,800 square foot matted area, weight room, 20 punch bags, dummies for you to practice against, women only sessions and all the gloves and pads that you’ll ever need. They also welcome youngsters to train with them.

Another perk of Wicker Camp is that it’s yet another pay-as-you-go gym in Sheffield, where there’s no obligation to commit to a full membership. Although, if you do want to become a member, there’s an option to do that too, for only £30.00 per month, making this one of the cheapest gyms in Sheffield.

Address: Clarence Works, Effingham Road, Sheffield, S4 7YS

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am-21.00pm, Saturday-Sunday 9.00am-12.00pm

Membership Fee: Adult from £30.00 per month, Junior from £20.00

#13 - The Fitness Room

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For those looking for a personal training studio in Sheffield, The Fitness Room could well be the ideal place for you. The Fitness Room gives you the option of training either indoors in the studio, outside or online, which is definitely a perk in these uncertain times.

Helmed by professional personal trainers, The Fitness Room has a wide variety of exercise programmes available, including lifestyle and transformation bootcamps, karate, and for women who are between 6 weeks and 6 months postnatal, they also offer a six week postnatal course that targets the whole body, with emphasis on the areas affected by pregnancy.

They also have exercise classes that work on your strength and endurance. These classes can take place either indoors or outside, or, if you can’t make it to the gym that day, online via Zoom. The online sessions take place Monday to Friday at 7am, last for half an hour and are designed to get you primed for the day ahead.

There are quite a few membership options, with a pay-as-you go option available too. A full membership will grant you unlimited access to all studio and outdoor workouts, as well as exclusive meal plans and recipes. There is also an option to get involved in a 6-week bootcamp too.

Address: Unit B1, Centenary Woks, 150 Little London Road, Sheffield, S8 OUJ

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00am-19:00pm, Wednesday 7.00am-19:15pm, Saturday 9.30am-10.15am

Membership Fee: Full Membership from £39 per month, Online only £29 per month

Before you go! 

Now that you've finished reading our list of the best gyms in Sheffield, we hope that you feel ready to jump right in and join up with your favourite pick. 

As you can see, there are many different fitness and leisure centres to choose from, and this was completely intentional. We wanted our readers to get a great a real insight into the different options available when it comes to gyms in Sheffield city centre and the surrounding area, especially if they're looking for something fresh to get them motivated to exercise. 

Happen to be interested in starting a fitness career of your own? If so, check out our Level 4 Nutrition for Sport Course, or download our course prospectus for more information on what you could be learning. 

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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