Last updated on March 17th, 2021
Welcome to our post on the best gyms in Edinburgh which will try to fill you in on everything you need to know about working out around the area. In a mere matter of minutes we hope you will learn a lot more about the local fitness options.
We will kick this off by listing the best gyms near but there is still plenty more to come after that. Many of you probably want to know where the best places to go for spinning and indoor cycling are, as well as the best boxing and MMA gyms you can visit in the city.
So we will get to those and then move on to the best pilates and yoga studios in Edinburgh. Other topics on working out near you like bootcamps and barre exercises will be getting their own sections in this fitness guide as well.
You can easily get a sweat in outside of the best gyms so the top outdoor recreation areas in the region will get a quick shout out. And following all of that we will discuss where you can buy sporting goods and home gym equipment in Edinburgh.
You can look through more of our UK gym guides at that link.
Best Gyms In Edinburgh
When you are ready to work out you can visit some of the best gyms in Edinburgh:
- Elysium Gym at 24 Duke St
- CrossFit Skirmish at Boroughmuir RFC 2 Meggetland Wynd
- Village Gym at Crewe Rd S
- The Gym at 2-4 Waterloo Place Waverley Gate Building
- Xercise4less at Wester Hailes Rd, Plaza Shopping Centre
- Puregym at Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Pl
- Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym at 61/10 Leith St
- Alien Rock at 8 Pier Pl, Newhaven
Puregym is where you need to go if you want a 24 hour gym in Edinburgh. Those who would like a pool and basketball court can find both at Nuffield Health and there is a pool at Village gym.
You can find zumba or cardio dance classes at Village Gym and Xercise4less. Alien Rock is the best indoor climbing gym near you and was the first in the area when it was built back in 1994.
Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes
Indoor cycling and spinning are a great way to get your cardio and you can definitely do so at:
You can also find more spinning classes at Village Gym, Xercise4less and Nuffield.
Boxing & MMA Gyms Near You
Fighting is also great cardio and the best boxing and MMA gyms near you are:
- Hanuman Thai Boxing at 10 Stewartfield
- Alba Dornadair MMA Gym at 25 Peffer Bank
- Daniel Juma-Phiri’s Boxing Academy at West Side Plaza Shopping Centre
- Rick Young’s Black Belt Academy at 9A Duke St Leith
Some of the spots from our main best Edinburgh gyms list also offer cardio boxing or MMA classes like Village Gym and Xercise4less. If you want more technical MMA training you will probably be better off at one of these.
Yoga & Pilates Studios In Edinburgh
When you want to visit a yoga or pilates studios in Edinburgh try:
- Tribe Yoga Leith Walk at 35-36 Haddington Place
- Yoga’s Got Hot at 4-8 Learmonth Ave
- Meadowlark Yoga at 43 Argyle Place
- Calm at 16 Canning St
- Sunshine Yoga at 200 Morrison St
Village Gym and Xercise4less offer both yoga and pilates while you can also try the flow classes at Elysium. The Gym should have yoga as well.
It is hard for us to know whether you want to find vinyasa, hatha flow, hot, bikram, power, ashtanga or other popular techniques so look around the links to those studios and find the right one for your needs.
Edinburgh Bootcamp at Fairmilehead Park is where you need to go if you want someone to give your butt the kick it needs to get into shape. Many would consider the training courses at CrossFit Skirmish to be similar to a bootcamp.
The Gym from our main list also has them.
Village Gym and Tribe Yoga both offer barre exercise classes.
Best Places For Outdoor Recreation
You can workout just about anywhere so you don’t always have to go to the gym. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes when the weather is nice and some great places for outdoor recreation and fitness are:
- Pentlands Hill
- Saughton Park
- Cramond Seaside Village
- Portobello Beach
- Duddingston Loch
- Royal Botanical Garden
- Holyrood Park
- Water of Leith Walkway
- Blackford Hill
- Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Edinburgh
You may need to buy some things that will help you workout or visit the gym, and the best sporting goods stores in Edinburgh are:
- Route One Retail at 115-117 Rose St
- First XV – Rugby Stuff at 6-8 Haymarket Terrace
- Tiso at 123 Rose St
- Run & Become at 20 Queensferry St
- Decathlon at Hermiston Gait Retail Park
- Run4it at 108 – 110 Lothian Rd
- Jd Sports at 14-16 Hanover St
- Nike Factory Store at Unit 2 S Groathill Ave
- Mountain Warehouse at 126 Princes St
If you need any kind of rugby gear then First XV will have you covered.
Home Gym Equipment Near You
The above should have home gym equipment but you can find more at Powerhouse Fitness located at 14 Antigua St. If you wanted to compare the local fitness scene here to other towns in the region we have also written about:
Enjoy Working Out At Edinburgh Gyms
Those gyms, spinning classes, yoga studios, outdoor recreation spots, and places to buy equipment for working out near you are waiting for you to give them a shot. By the way, if you notice anything out of date on this page or if you have any local fitness tips to share please tell us in the comments.
Have fun visiting the best gyms in Edinburgh or working out in whatever way you enjoy the most.