Someone who engages in a particular type of fitness.
From the Greek ‘gymnazo’ (to train in gymnastic exercise) and the Old French ‘iste’ (one who engages in a particular type of activity).
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As the capital of Wales, Cardiff has a great selection of fitness centres, facilities and classes. The strong sporting influence of local teams is matched by access to Olympic level equipment and facilities.
In Belfast, 6/10 adults play some form of sport, and so the sports facilities are top-notch and incredibly varied. As well as excellent fitness facilities, you can play everything from American football to roller derby.
The biggest urban area in Scotland, Glasgow is bursting with choice of gyms of every type. From equipment training to fitness classes to swimming pools, all fitness needs are catered for. The choice is yours.
The UK's second city, Birmingham is the cultural and social centre for the Midlands. From suburbs to the inner city, you find a host of gyms and fitness centres of every shape, size and speciality catering to all interests from boxing to yoga.
Wandsworth Town, Commmon and High Street are peppered with restaurants, cafes and pubs, but you can meet your fitness goals with a good selection of mainstream gyms, niche fitness studios and amateur sports teams.
The unofficial second city of England has the city centre you would expect, catering to multiple mainstream gym chains, sports grounds and public spaces. However, it also has almost every activity you could want if you know where to look.
Situated on the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh offers every sporting or fitness activity you expect in a capital city. Additionally, Edinburgh has excellent strength training options and golf sites. The coastal position gives access to open water activities.
The capital of culture is known for music, comedy and football. Its fitness centres have a strong lean towards team sports and strength training. Access to university and publicly owned facilities means fitness is available to all.
Sheffield's industrial legacy has been overtaken by green spaces and excellent outdoor sports facilities. Sheffield also has access to exciting activities like archery and canoeing if you want to keep active outside of gyms and classes.
This city isn't about deep V t-shirts and tan. It's about strength training, functional fitness, power-lifting and mobility to name just a few of your options. Fantastic outside spaces allow group exercise for those that don't mind the weather.
Whether you're in Summertown or Headington, there is a gym for you. With students on a budget, there is a range of memberships and also cheap gyms in Oxford. However you will find almost any activity, class and fitness type that you want.
Southwark might seem too central to have a variety of classes or activities but it actually has a huge number of fitness centres and studios tucked away. All the large gym chains are represented but so are small yoga studios.
With two large universities and several sports teams, Leeds has a great range of facilities and activities to check out. If you haven't joined a niche sports club or taken part in a new activity, you're doing it wrong.
The home of Robin Hood is also home to the National Ice Centre and the National Watersports Centre. However, if those aren't your style you can find all major gym chains and a few specialist ones too.