There are lot’s of opportunities for a great Sheffield workout. My first advise: choose the workout that you enjoy and that easy to get to.
For example, I enjoy yoga currently and Unity yoga is 6 minutes away from my flat – so it is perfect for me.
I left group classes but I still would like to recommend Les Mills classes for those who can move well (if you can’t, you’d better throw in a few PT sessions a week). You can find a good selection at Nuffield, Virgin and Ponds Forge. All these big boxes have pluses and minuses, I would go to Ponds Forge: great class variety and smart bars (special equipment for group strength class Bodypump and HIIT-type class GRIT). I’d warn you though: parking is tough and the venue is not too nice.
Nuffield is quieter and cosier than Virgin. But Virgin has creche for those with kids.
There is a number of other smaller gyms around the town, and I repeat, chose the one that is the easiest to get to and where you’ll go regularly.
Trib3 is the coolest boutique style pay-as-you-go place for tough guys and gals. For those who want to go hard whatever it is. Easily accessible. Stylish. Great service. They nailed it, in other words. Try the shake too for the full experience. The flagship gym is on Eccy rd. A very tough Sheffield workout.
Ecellent changing rooms too! 🙂
For privacy and friendly atmosphere:
Kettle club hands down. It is affordable, small and cosy, there is parking and showers and 24-hour access. There is enough equipment for a great workout and no fuss. I train my PT clients there. It is my favourite place for a workout in Sheffield
First of all, I think all people should do yoga. It improves flexibility, strengths and mindfulness if done right. “I am not calm – I can’t do yoga” – ohhhhhhh! Exactly because you are constantly agitated, you should do yoga to calm your nervous system down!
I like both – easy to book, great atmosphere, an ultimate urban yoga experience.
My favourite class is Restorative Yoga at Unity with Elly on Fridays at 5pm. To put it shortly and simply, you lie in different comfortable poses and do guided meditations and in an hour you are fresh as a daisy and mentally and physically feel like you are ready to smash another working week straight away 🙂
My friend Cotton Yoga at Kommune on Friday mornings 9:30 is very energising and physical if your body craves more intensity and coffee after. Different and cool. Cotton also does classes on Monday and Thursday nights and Heeley Institute.
If you just wanna lift or abuse cardio machines:
Pure Gym and Xercise4Less – they have good equipment and value-for-money. But they are ugly. But why paying for Virgin or Nuffield if you only use weight room?
For exercising mind:
Mental fitness is as important as physical. What is best, you do not need anything! A-ny-thing. Just a teacher. Download Insight Timer app or Headspace and go for learning to meditate course. It is effective.
Otherwise, Meditation Center in Sheffield is a good place to start. But honestly, pay for the app and meditate at home daily whenever you have a moment.
On that note, I am off to meditate, bye 🙂
Fat loss expert, elite group fitness instructor and personal trainer based in Sheffield.