THIS MONDAY (April 12), lockdown restrictions eased even further with hospitality venues and indoor gyms allowed to open their doors.
You might have cancelled your gym membership in lockdown and are now eager to get back into the gym to improve your fitness.
However- which Bolton gym should you sign up for?
We have tracked down ten of the best-reviewed gyms in and around Bolton, based on Google reviews and ratings.
Here are five local businesses that received the highest praise and ratings from members- and more about what reviewers have been saying about them:
1. CrossFit UF, Montgomery House, Bark Street
This gym has a perfect rating on Google with people praising the community feel and team of trainers.
One person wrote: “Best gym community ever. Very friendly and supportive. The coaches are just fab.”
Another said: “An amazing business. We have worked with CrossFit UF for the past couple of years, and they really are an amazing Box with a fantastic team.”
One even went on to describe the business as “life changing”.
They added: “From a normal gym member at a chain gym I decided to try one session with UF and I was hooked.”
Their company claims to help with strength and conditioning specific sports training as well as general fitness.
You can book your first class for free; if you like the experience personal training monthly memberships start from £130 per month.
Single sessions are £35 each.
They also have deals on group training.
2. The Fitness Room, Philippa House, Burnden Business Park
The Fitness room is a personal training and group training facility.
Google reviewers love the modern amenities and friendly atmosphere at this gym.
One person wrote: “I can’t recommend the place enough for a healthy mind and lifestyle. The family at The Fitness Room is one of the most welcoming and encouraging I have ever come across.”
Another said: “I love this place!
Used to be a member of a big chain gym, but this is literally better in every way.
“I use them for both Personal Training and group classes. They welcome people of all abilities, shapes and sizes and everyone is very supportive.”
There are no joining fees or lengthy contracts associated with this gym.
An one-off session is £30 while regular monthly session prices start from £100.
If you want to join, you can do so online.
3. Strength Factory, Manchester Rd, Westhoughton
(Facebook/ @TSFGym )
If you want a hard workout that is guaranteed to change your body, Strength Factory could be the gym for you.
According to the website, it is a “no-nonsense, results driven” place that also prides itself on being welcoming and inviting.
One person commented: “Beyond any shadow of doubt the best strength and conditioning gym in the area.
“These guys do it for the love, not corporate targets or generic insincerity.
“Give it a try, you won’t look back and you’ll finally start to see real gains and feel genuine positivity.”
A 12 month membership is £28 each month, or you can get a contract-free membership for £35 each month.
A joint 12 month membership is £50 per month.
4. Bolton Arena Gym, Arena Approach, Horwich
One happy reviewer comes here every day after work.
They wrote: “The new equipment is great and the trainers are really helpful.
“I’m quite lazy so my favourite bit is obviously the steam room.
“There are loads of classes to keep you entertained and motivated, and the membership doesn’t break the bank.”
Membership fees start from £22.99 per month- right now you can get your first three months for just £15.
Alternatively, you can join without a contract and pay £35.99 a month.
5. Motorcise Healthy Living Centre, Victoria Square
This is a women’s only gym which also offers a variety of social activities and even beauty treatments.
The focus of the centre is on friendship- and it’s the perfect place to make new friends after months of lockdown.
According to the company website, they “encourage women of all ages to achieve a better level of fitness and get healthier with personalised exercise programmes.”
Reviewers seem to love the friendly atmosphere here.
One person commented: “There are nice friendly people here.
“You can go alone as there are plenty of people to chat to while exercising.”
Where is your favourite gym in Bolton?