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Health Club and Gym Chains in the UK

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LA Fitness Gyms

LA Fitness was first founded in 1996, when three separate gym owners went into business together. It has since grown to have 220,000 members, spanning 79 health clubs in the UK and Ireland. Their three main gym membership types are Club, with which you can visit your local LA Fitness at any time, Club Plus and Freedom. With Club Plus you can visit an additional 58 gyms, and with Freedom you can visit all LA Fitness gyms nationwide. You can search for your nearest LA Fitness health club here.

Online you can sign up for 6 weeks Club access but need to contact their support team for other membership types. Gym membership prices vary by centre and the membership package you choose. For example, within London 6 weeks Club access is £69 in Croydon, £99 in Bayswater and £139 in South Kensington.

Virgin Gyms

Part of the Virgin Active group, there are 71 Virgin health clubs across the UK which are searchable using their club finder. They have both monthly and yearly contracts, as well as membership packages which cater for groups such as the 18-25 year olds and over 55s. The monthly and yearly contracts also allow you to use selected clubs within the Virgin Active network in addition to the particular club you join. You can't signup for Virgin Active gym membership online, but can instead organise a club visit via a contact form available on their website.

Nuffield Gyms

Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Centres were formerly known as Cannon Health Clubs. There are 50 centres nationwide and their website allows you to find your nearest one. They offer newcomers a health MOT and fitness plan and, to offer encouragement, give away incentives such as giving you a one month's free membership when you reach certain milestones in improving your health.

Esporta Gyms

The Esporta brand consists of 54 gyms and you can locate your nearest Esporta gym here. Membership types include Full, Off Peak, Corporate and Family. Although you're not able to sign up online, you can request a guest pass which allows you to try your local Esporta gym. In addition, they run 44 Tranquility spas which offer health and beauty services such as aromatherapy and nail treatments. Esporta are due to be sold to, and will eventually become part of, the Virgin Active group.

Bannatynes Gyms

As the UK's largest independent health club operator, there are 61 Bannatynes gyms which cater for in excess of 180,000 members. The company chairman is Duncan Bannatyne, of BBC "Dragons' Den" fame. You can find your local Bannatynes here. Although the website does not offer you the chance to join online, you can fill out a membership enquiry form which gives you the opportunity to arrange a free tour of the gym and its facilities.