Best Gyms and Fitness Centres in Solihull (West Midlands County, England) - The Solihull Observer

Best Gyms and Fitness Centres in Solihull (West Midlands County, England)

Solihull Editorial 17th Oct, 2023   0

Every fitness journey needs a starting point, so choosing your gym is one of the most important aspects of reaching your desired goals. At the same time, for people who have already been training for a while or who consider themselves to be athletes, finding a gym that has all the needed equipment, free space, and is in the best possible location is also crucial. That way, working out can be easy and effective, a natural part of everyday life, instead of a grind you have to make yourself go through. Nowadays, every town and city offers plenty of fitness facilities, but unfortunately, not all of them are up-to-standard or are what suits your needs.

Having said all of that, this article won’t be focused on gyms as a whole. Instead, we will put our efforts into defying the very best gyms and fitness centers in Solihull. Hopefully, by doing so, we will help all of you in the region find the best spot for your fitness journeys.

3 Best Gyms and Fitness Centers in Solihull

Before we kick off our review, it is key to point out that we will be taking a look only at what one might call “typical gyms” – you know, the ones with treadmills, stationary bikes, weights, machines, and resistance bands, not specific studios for yoga, pilates or another type of fitness class. With that said, if you’re looking to train yourself in a specific sport or you’re only looking to take one type of class, then this is not the right piece for you.

So, with that said, let’s get started.


FitnessFirst offers everything you might want from a commercial gym. It has spacious dressing rooms, offers free parking, is open for more than 12 hours per day, and even has a free app for all its members that can be used to book classes or personal training. It has several different training zones – one dedicated to cardio, one to strength training, one for women only, and several others dedicated to functional training, boxing, spinning, and other classes that the gym offers. Additionally, FitnessFirst gives you the opportunity to get a free tour of their facility and even have a 30-minute free session with a personal trainer – a great addition for all beginners. To top all of this off, the gym comes with a mini spa center in the form of a sauna and a steam room. Overall, it has everything that you need to get a great workout and recovery session in, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or you’ve already trained for many years.

Bardello Gym 

Bardello is a typical, straight-to-the-point gym that offers nothing too fancy but has all the needed essentials. It has more than 150+ machines, a dedicated area with free weights that’s great for powerlifting and resistance training, as well as plenty of equipment for cardio and functional workouts. Along with that, they offer a ton of fitness classes, from Zumba to body combat and body pump, which is perfect if you want to change up the pace or you just don’t feel like your regular routine is working. To top it all off, the Bardello facility offers you the chance to have family or friends fun by playing table tennis, basketball, or badminton.

True Fitness Studio 

True Fitness Studio is a terrific spot for beginners. It’s a personal training place that’s dedicated to helping you achieve all pillars of health, not only physical but mental, too. It offers a 30-day free trial, and you get a personalized plan that fits with your current level and your desired long-term goal. That makes it ideal not only for people who are just starting out but also for athletes who require specific training to excel at their given sport. The only downside is that it can’t be slightly more expensive than a typical gym membership.

How to Pick the Right Gym for You

When it comes to achieving results in your fitness journey, the primary thing that matters is consistency. You need to train regularly. Otherwise, even if you have the best trainer in the best gym in the world, if you go once a month, then it won’t make a difference at all. So that’s the first thing you need to keep in mind before investing in a membership – do you like the atmosphere and the people, can you easily get to the facility, does it have all the equipment that you need or the classes you want to take? Make sure to find a place that checks all those boxes before dedicating yourself to going there and signing a long-term contract.

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