Jazmin Kopotsha | Culture Writer | Monday, 11 September 2017

The Best Free Gym Trials In Your University Town

The Best Free Gym Trials In Your University Town

The Debrief: Because knowing you can run for free makes it harder to fork out £80 for the pleasure of a treadmill

Sorry mate, but there's no excuse. We're almost two weeks in and can no longer live in the denial that September is here and things are about to get real once more. That back to school feeling has settled in, the smell of Freshers' will soon be in the air, and whether it's your first year or you're making your way back to university once more the thrill of your incoming student loan is probably the only thing keeping you going at the moment. That said, we all know that the dollar can only stretch so far, and while I'm sure this academic year really will be the one you absolutely nail the gym and return to your hometown a shiny emblem of #fitnessgoals, gymming don't come cheap, so there's a little investigating to be done first.

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Lucky for you, we've gone and done all the hard work for you. Here you'll find a breakdown of all of the best free trials and passes at the gyms in some of the UK's biggest university towns for you to go and try. Because knowing you can run for free makes it harder to fork out £80 for the pleasure of a treadmill. So you may as well take advantage of the free offerings and give a couple of new ones ago. 

1. Nationwide

Better

The offer: one free day pass with access to all gym facilities

Student membership? Yep, just need NUS number to sign up

 

Anytime Fitness

The offer: free three-day pass

Student membership? Depends on local gym

 

Nuffield Health

The offer: one free trial day

Student membership? Yep - 20% discount with valid ID

 

Xercise 4 Less

The offer: one-day free gym pass

Student membership? Yep - 20% off with Unidays

 

Fitness First

The offer: one-day free trial pass

Student membership? Discounts available on certain packages

 

Marriott International

The offer: free one-day trial pass at select times of year

Student membership? Doesn't look like it

 

Lifestyle fitness

The offer: free day pass

Student membership? Prices vary between clubs

 

Gym Etc

The offer: free one day pass

Student membership? Nope but membership starts from £25

 

2. Best gym free trials in London

Soho Gyms

The offer? £5 trial pass gets you one trial

Student membership? Yes with valid NUS card. Price varies between locations

  

YMCA

The offer: one-day free trial pass

Student membership? Yes with a Student ID card. £300 for the year

 

Reach

The offer: try a class for free

Student membership? Nope. Monthly contracts from £80 or a block of 10 classes for £160

 

3. Best gym free trials in Birmingham

The Club and Spa

The offer: 2 days free trial of facilities

Student membership? Yes - have to call for price quotes

 

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust

The offer: one-day gym, swim and class pass

Student membership? Yes through the Birmingham Council Passport To Leisure initiative

 

Emporium Gym

The offer: free day pass

Student membership? Nope. £35 per month or £300 for a yeat

 

4. Best gym free trials Manchester  

Your Gym Salford

The offer: free day pass worth a tenner

Student membership? Nope. But just £17.99 per month or £179 for the year

 

5. Best gym free trials Liverpool

The Liverpool John Moores University deal

The offer: free off peak membership to Lifestyle Fitness Centres acrossthe city

Student membership? Yep, the whole thing is a student membership, you just need to enrol and register with the university first.

 

6. Best gym free trials Bristol

Ministry of Fitness Bristol

The offer: unlimited use 7-day free trial

Student membership? £5 off the monthly price - £32 per month

 

Bristol Cooperative Gym

The offer: one-day free trial

Student membership? Nah, £30 per month though

 

The Exercise Club

The offer: one-week free trial

Student membership? Yep, £30 per month

 

7. Best gym free trials Cardiff

The Laguna Health & Spa

The offer: one-day free trial

Student membership? Yep - £40 per month

 

Elite Fitness

The offer: one-day free trial when you sign up to newsletter

Student membership? No but unlimited visits (not including hot yoga) are £36 per month or £360 for a year

 

Gym Vision

The offer: a free gym or boot camp trial

Student membership? Nope. £35 per month if you use Direct Debit though

 

Fitness Factory

The offer: 5 free days of gym use

Student membership? Yep £19.50 rolling month contract

 

8. Best gym free trials Leeds 

Primal Gym

The offer: one-week free pass

Student membership? Yep, £45 per month

 

9. Best gym free trials Edinburgh 

Edinburgh Leisure 

The offer: 7 days of free access

Student membership? Consession discount available at different venues

 

Capital Fitness

The offer: one-day free trial

Student membership? Nope. £39.50 per month to join

 

10. Best gym free trials Sheffield

Firehouse Fitness

The offer: A free taster session in one of their classes

Student membership? Yes with a valid student ID

 

S20 physique

The offer: one free trial class

Student discount? Nope but pay as you go is £5 per session

 

Abbeydale Squash And Fitness Club

The offer: 1-month free trial. ONE WHOLE MONTH

Student membership? £18.50 per month or £180 for the year 

11. Best gym free trials Newcastle  

Inline Fitness Centre

The offer: 7-day free trial. 7 DAYS

Student membership? No, seems not. It's a private club. 

 

Vision Health And Fitness

The offer: one-day free trial

Student membership? Nope but just £14.99 a month to join

 

Springslite

The offer: one free trial session

Student membership? Nope but pay as you go options are available/£19.95 per month on a year contract 

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