I never expected that the search for a good gym here in Hackney would be so tedious! I must’ve seen about 4-5 gyms in East London, and each of them was a bigger disappointment than the other. One of the biggest gripes I had with many of the “cheap” gyms here is that not all of them have qualified personal. For me, it’s important that I have someone that I can always ask for help and advice when I am stuck. Ideally, I should be able to get a personal trainer especially when I start with routines where I don’t have a clue how to go about them.
Many of the gyms in East London didn’t just not have personal trainers on-hand, their entire staff seemed disinterested and at times anything but friendly. This is usually when I turn around and leave 2 minutes after I enter premises. It’s all about the vibe and friendliness is extremely important to me, besides competency of course.
Fortunately, and ultimately, my search for the “perfect” fitness gym with a good personal trainer DID pay off, so the time I invested wasn’t entirely wasted. I found a nice gym not far from here (London Fields) which in my opinion does everything “just right”. I am with them for more than three months now and couldn’t really be happier.
So, if you’re like me and happen to live in Hackney and are still looking for a good gym, you may want to check them out! I recommend them if you’re looking for a personal trainer here in Hackney but also because they have a nice number of courses and classes. I signed up for a Yoga class but they have a lot more so you shouldn’t have troubles finding a cool class!