The Top Gyms In Birmingham For Students To Join

Are you on the hunt for the best gyms in Birmingham to achieve your fitness goals whilst at uni?

We’ll help you out with our student guide, no matter if you’re a fitness fanatic or just looking for somewhere to casually work out, we’ve got you covered.

We’ll be discussing the top 8 gyms in Birmingham and their facilities, membership prices, location and other attributes so you can determine where the best place to join is.

Trust us, we’ve set the bar high with these…

Birmingham gyms

1. PureGym Birmingham

PureGym offers students with a variety of fitness centres to choose from with 12 Birmingham locations including Snow Hill Plaza, Arcadian Centre and Birmingham City Centre which are ideally located.

The best part is, your membership will give you multi-gym access so you can go to any location you want, even if it’s back home.

Memberships start from just £12.99 so it’s certainly affordable for your student budget!

Your membership will allow you 24/7 access 7 days a week to state-of-the-art facilities, over 50 weekly fitness classes and personal trainers who can help you with your fitness journey.

There’s also over 220 fitness equipment within each gym so you don’t have to worry about queuing for anything, it’s a pain, right?!

Currently, there’s a £0 joining fee and no contract deal which you should definitely make the most of.



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Website: PureGym Birmingham

Membership Price: From £12.99

Address: Multiple Addresses

2. JD Gyms Birmingham

If you’re wanting to join a gym with hundreds of cardio and strength equipment, then JD Gyms is the place.

Located just a short walk from Aston University campus and Birmingham City Centre, this fitness centre offers over 250 machines, saunas within the luxury changing rooms, free weights zone, a ladies only section and 300 classes a month including Zumba, spinning classes and Circuits to name a few.

Don’t worry if you find out this gym isn’t for you, you’ll have a no contract deal, so you won’t be tied into a membership!

Membership prices start from £19.99 and range to £25 with 24-hour access 7 days a week so you can work out whenever you want to.



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Website: JD Gyms Birmingham

Membership Price: From £19.99

Address: Allesley Street OFF THE NEWTON MIDDLEWAY, Birmingham B6 4NF

3. The Gym Group Birmingham

Boasting one of the most convenient locations in Birmingham, The Gym Group is situated on High Street so you won’t have to travel far to exercise if you’re based in the city centre.

With a full suite of weights and cardio machines, a variety of classes like strength and conditioning, on-site changing rooms, 24-hour access and no contract, you’ll love working out here.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a gym guru or a beginner, the staff here are super friendly if you need a hand with anything, and there’s even personal trainers so you can try new things and help reach your goals.

Prices start at just £17.99, depending on the option you choose so it’s certainly good value for money.

They’re currently offering 50% off your first 3 months so go and kickstart your membership!



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Website: The Gym Group Birmingham

Membership Price: From £17.99

Address: 79-84 High St, Birmingham B4 7TE

4. Bannatyne Health Club and Spa Brindleyplace

Searching for a gym with state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities? Bannatyne Health Club and Spa is a must-join for students in Birmingham.

Located in Brindley Place, this health club has everything from cardiovascular, resistance and functional training equipment to a heated swimming pool to a sauna and steam room to tons of fitness classes.

You’ll also be able to get help with your workouts from expert personal trainers and receive complimentary fitness evaluations when you join.

Membership costs are on the higher end starting from £38.99 monthly, but you pay for quality and quality is what you’ll get here.

If you’re not sure whether the gym is for you, they offer visits so you can try it out before you join. Currently, they’re offering a no joining fee and half price for November so go take a look!


Website: Bannatyne Health Club And Spa

Membership: From £38.99

Address: 3, Eleven Brindley Place, 2 Brunswick Square, Birmingham B1 2JF

5. Temple Gym

Temple Gym is a world-famous gym in the heart of Birmingham on Kenyon Street.

It’s been a popular choice for fitness enthusiasts since it was first opened in 1987 by the 6-time Mr Olympia, Dorian Yates.

Despite being a specialist weightlifting gym, this fitness centre welcomes anyone who wants to get fit with a full range of cardio equipment and dumbbells, a huge free weight section along with much more to utilise.

Their friendly team of expert coaches are available if you’re after one-to-one personal training sessions or a personalised nutritional plan.

Memberships start at just £25 with full access to the facilities, they even offer student discount with an NUS card.

Just remember to bring it in for your first session!



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Website: Temple Gym

Membership: From £25

Address: 19 Kenyon St, Birmingham B18 6AR

6. Anytime Fitness

Who would have guessed that this gym is open 24 hours a day?!

Anytime Fitness is the world’s largest 24-hour gym chain and has three different locations to choose from within Birmingham. Although, their City Centre gym is on Harborne Court.

Members will be able to access high-quality gym equipment and facilities from the likes of treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes, rowing machines, spin bikes and a large free weights section to name a few.

The friendly staff are on hand to help you reach your desired level of your health and fitness journey.

Once you’ve joined, you’ll receive a fitness orientation where you’ll be shown how to use the equipment as well as having access to personal trainers and group training sessions.

You can even use their app with has over 1,100 exercises and plans so you can work out from the comfort of your home too!


Website: Anytime Fitness Birmingham

Membership: £24.95 per month

Address: Harborne Court, 67-69 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3BU

7. Nuffield Health Birmingham Central Fitness & Wellbeing Gym

Nuffield Health fitness centre is located inside Broadway Plaza, just a short bus-ride from Birmingham City Centre.

Upon joining here, you’ll have access to a range of facilities, modern workout equipment and wellbeing services.

Plus, there’s a huge mix of classes, a heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room which you can use as much as you like – talk about being spoilt!

Your membership will also allow you multi-gym access and you can make the most of the on-site experts, including physiotherapists.

Membership prices start from £42 and go up to £49 depending on which option you choose, but they do offer a fantastic student discount of 20% off with a valid ID card so be sure to bring yours along.

If you’re unsure whether this gyms for you, why not book a free tour to see what it’s like?



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Website: Nuttfield Health Birmingham

Membership: Between £42-£49

Address: Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8LP

8. Kingdom Gym Birmingham

Kingdom Gym prides themselves as being a kingdom of fitness, where everyone is considered equal. No matter if you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll be made to feel welcome here.

Located on Ward Street, situated in the centre of Birmingham, this gym is in a super convenient location, so you have no excuses about it being out of the way – we’re talking to those who say they CBA getting to the gym!

The equipment really is spot on, along with the great vibes and tunes they play you’ll love workout sessions here.

There’s a fitness studio, strength and functional room, cardio room, supplement store, chill out space and changing rooms with showers.

They’re also open 24 hours a day with coaching, personal trainers and nutrition plans available.


Website: Kingdom Gym Birmingham

Membership: Between £29.99-£34.99 monthly

Address: 49 Ward St, Birmingham B19 3TD

So, which gym from this list are you gonna join? Regardless of which you’ve chosen, we wish you luck with your fitness journey and we hope this post has been helpful in finding your ideal workout space.

Remember, your student accommodation could have a gym already so you can work out at the comfort of your own home or get a home workout routine going – yesssss!

Cafes are ideal places to sit and grab a coffee and get some work done, take a read of our blog on Delicious Cafes In Birmingham, Perfect For Studying.

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