Vision Health and Fitness Club Ltd, 2, Sands Industrial Estate, Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 3DJ, UK – 0191 447 6919
Having been given some wrong information by an ex member of this gym I was slightly skeptical starting. I have been going to this gym for 3 weeks now and despite it being different to the commercial gyms I am used to it is really good!. My only disappointment is I signed up 3 weeks ago and now they are having a "no joining fee" offer so I missed out on that. Forever saving money. Ill timing on my part but a good thing to know if you're thinking of joining. It has a huge range of equipment, a sweet looking obstacle course like thing. My only issue with the gym and it is a minor issue is that I'm used to doing my decline bench on a smith machine using a super declined bench. Now there is one there just as you enter but it is a pain to try and drag that around to use with a smith machine. But since this I changed my workout not only to get me used to using different equipment but I often change the workout so my muscles have a bit of variation so it's not a huge deal and it is my own issue. It has been warm in the UK if you haven't noticed and to counter this the gym have huge fans which is good. The staff are helpful and nice, I often find myself asking them to fill my water up for me as there is no access to a fountain etc except the toilet sinks. Not only does it have great equipment they have things my old gym didn't such as barbell pads, belts and straps so you don't have to shell out for your own.
Fantastic value for money with friendly, helpful and professional staff. Great choice of both cardio and weight machines. Clean and tidy. Plenty of free parking.
Unit 8, Chain Bridge Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE21 5ST, UK – 0191 414 3190
I have been a member of this gym both pre- and post the extension. It is by far the best gym I have been to, there is a wide variety of exercise machines paired with an endless list of fitness classes (which are extra great). The atmosphere is so friendly and welcoming and it is never too busy. There is also spaces to do your own thing and changing rooms equipped with top class showers and bathrooms. 5 stars all round. the personal trainers and staff are so friendly too! can not fault it
I've used the gym over a 2 year period on a lunch time when I've been working locally or passing by. Typically gym clientele concentrate on cardio during the day so I don't have to worry about squeezing in on the free weights between Conan the Barbarian and Arron Lambo. All the kit you need, free weights, resistance machines, cardio etc. You've got the option of talking the gym staff to sleep if you want to, or equally get your head down and graft-away quietly without any interruption. Conveniently placed in Blaydon just off the A1. Having been a member of David Lloyds and equally some proper back street abattoirs, as gyms go, this is a clean, very well maintained, conscientious place with which to train.
Shibdon Rd, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 5NW, UK – 0191 433 5770
So modern and well maintained. This gigantic place is my home and haven. The gym is superb and the staff and bloody lovley, the pool in great and the walk-in center in right there for convenience. There are loads of amazing exercise classes and a massive field with posts which look over the beautiful lake.
Good gym and swimming pool it does get a bit busy at times but if you go off peak it's excellent. All the staff are friendly and will help you with anything and monthly membership from £19 a month to use all of Gateshead leisure centres you can't go wrong. This place is always spotless.