Established in the United Kingdom by Mike Balfour, Fitness First has been in operation since 1993 providing its fitness centre services. Fitness First is also now associated with DW Sports.
Fitness First has 360 gyms and clubs around the world. The 17 countries served include Australia, Germany, Kuwait, India, Malaysia and Thailand.
It is easy to find a FitnessFirst gym or sports club near you on the company website. You can search for your local gym by using your location or by inputting your postcode or town.
Services offered vary at each individual club. However, there is an unbelievable range of facilities to choose from when looking at the network of clubs as a whole.
First, you can benefit from the staple equipment expected of most gyms nowadays, including resistance equipment, cardio equipment and a dedicated area to work on strength training. Group fitness classes are also available.
At Fitness First, it is also possible to hone your skills and maximise your workout by having access to personal training. If you need some extra motivation then group exercise is also possible.
For those who prefer different modes of training, swimming, spinning and athletics are also possible. In some venues relaxation areas, steam rooms and spa pools, aromatherapy and barbers/hairdressing are options for those who like to take a more gentle approach.
For the busy parent or working adult, some clubs are open 24 hours and some even offer creche facilities.
It is possible to sign up for membership online and choose to pay monthly or upfront.
Five different membership options are possible. These include for students and seniors, from off-peak to peak and from single gym to multi-gym, whereby you can access more than one fitness club.
Since the merger with DW, some Fitness First gyms and clubs also have DW stores. You can also buy DW products via the Fitness First website.
‘Inside track’ is a very interesting and informative blog found on the company website. It covers a wide range of fitness and wellbeing topics including questions to ask your personal trainer.
You can also download training plans on the website to target specific body areas and particular fitness goals.
In order to make sure that your local gym covers all of your needs before signing up, Fitness First offer a 3 day guest pass which is free of charge.