From hot yoga to mountain biking and even pole dancing, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to get fit in Cheltenham this year. So, pull on your gym wear and strap on your trainers and get ready to build muscle, lose weight and most importantly, have fun!

A yoga class, battle ropes and a mountain biker

Rock Climbing at Boulders Cheltenham

As the only dedicated bouldering centre in Cheltenham, Boulders is the town's premium destination for climbing. With two floors of walls to try out and colour coordinated climbs suited for all levels, Boulders in the perfect place to learn the ropes of climbing without the ropes (or the heights).

The friendly staff offer opportunities for 'Give it a Go' sessions to help newcomers get acquainted with the sport, as well as monthly memberships for regular climbing enthusiasts. The unit can be found in Centrum Park. 

Kickboxing at ClubKickbox

ClubKickbox is an exclusive members-only club providing 50-minute high-intensity Kickboxing fitness classes for all levels in a unique state of the art nightclub setting.

Led by expert instructors, these high-intensity classes promise to not only get participants fit, but also help them to unleash their inner power! With nightclub vibes, you can punch, kick and even dance your way to toned glutes, arms, back, legs and core.

Classes run Monday to Saturday, with the gym located in the Manchester Park business estate on the outskirts of Cheltenham.

Health and Wellness Classes at Leisure At

Outside of the gym, swimming pool and athletic track, Leisure At Cheltenham also plays host to several classes, one-off workshops and courses throughout the year to help look after our mind, body and soul. 

From 8 January, you can recapture the childlike joy of jumping and bounding around with adult trampoline classes, a fun and energetic workout experience combining cardio and strength training with gravity-defying excitement. Or, why not grab a racquet and exercise with your friends on the badminton, squash and short tennis courts?

Regular classes at the centre include yoga, HIIT cardio, group cycling, aqua aerobics, body pump and weight lifting.  

Functional Fitness Training with F45

F45 Training is an international fitness community specialising in high-intensity team training sessions that keep members engaged, motivated, inspired and sweating daily. 

A celebrity favourite fitness studio, F45 has become a global sensation backed by the likes of Mark Wahlberg and David Beckham. 

Their innovative approach to exercise puts F45 members through an array of circuit-based workouts which promise to burn fat, build muscle and get you energized in just 45 minutes.

Located in the Brewery Quarter just off the High street, The Cheltenham F45 Studio runs sessions Monday to Sunday.

Outdoor Gym Equipment  

A gym membership can be expensive, but this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the benefits of regular exercise. Several places around Cheltenham offer free-to-use gym equipment set amongst beautiful Cheltenham greenery.

Bright yellow gym apparatuses stretch the length of the Honeybourne Line from Cheltenham Spa Train Station up to Waitrose, turning your daily jog into an engaging obstacle course! While similar equipment can be found in Montpellier Gardens near the skate park, Caernarvon Park in Up Hatherley, Benhall Playpark, The Beeches in Charlton Kings, and most recently in Burrows Field in Leckhampton.

Hot Yoga at Ella & Fleur

Ella and Fleur is a family-run hot yoga studio in the heart of Cheltenham town centre. Offering a wide selection of classes, 7 days a week that cater for every need and ability.

Their heated studios allow the body to stretch and compress more deeply, easing muscles and joints, preventing injury, and promoting detoxification through sweat. Not only does hot yoga stretch, strengthen and tone the muscles in your body, but it massages the internal organs too

Personal training with Gym 117

With more than 12 years of experience and relevant degree qualifications, Gym 117 provide specialist personal trainers who pride themselves on getting results. From complete beginners to elite athletes, and even an Olympic Gold Medalist, their dedicated team have trained Cheltenham residents of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. 

Offering one-to-one training they promise to help you meet your goals, whether you're looking to lose weight, tone up, fix imbalances and underlying pains, or just generally get fitter. 

Self-Defence at Cheltenham Martial Arts

At Cheltenham Martial Arts it's more than just kicks and punches. Through their martial arts classes or fitness kickboxing you’ll gain focus, determination and confidence that will seep into everything you do. Alongside getting physically fit of course.

Their adult martial arts classes teach men and women alike how to survive a violent encounter through practical, reality-based martial arts training. While fitness kickboxing offers an intensive, full-body workout that is as cathartic as it is exhausting! 

Pole Dancing at Momentum Pole Aerial 

Looking for something a bit different? Momentum Pole & Aerial is a small Cheltenham business established in January 2017 that aims to reshape our relationship with exercise. Focusing on body neutrality, confidence and community, while providing a fun way to get fit.  

Offering a variety of pole, aerial, stretch and dance sessions, you can expect a safe and supportive environment to explore and learn. Like gymnastics and ballet, pole dancing is a skill that requires athleticism, elegance and skill, and at Momentum, you can build strength and confidence gradually, at your own pace. 

Bright lights and dancing with Clubbercise

Clubbercise is a fun, energetic workout that combines the feel good fuel of dedicated exercise with the banging soundtrack and glowing lights of a night out. All without the usual accompanying hangover.

With over 2,000+ classes worldwide, the easy-to-follow routines combine dance, toning and combat moves for a full body workout unlike any other.

With multiple instructors and classes peppered throughout Cheltenham, there's bound to be a class to fit your schedule. But make sure to book early as spots often sell out. 

Downhill Biking with Cheltenham & County Cycling Club

Cycling and mountain biking offers the same great cardiovascular benefits as running with an extra dash of adrenaline. Cheltenham & County Cycling Club runs a wide style of rides including cross country, endurance, downhill and dirt jump. Making it the perfect place to get fit and meet like-minded bike enthusiasts

The organised events are mainly aimed at cross-country leisure and local downhill so whether you’re new to the area or looking for a wider network of people to ride with, they’re always happy to welcome new members.



Leisure At Cheltenham
Leisure/Swimming Pool
Leisure At Cheltenham

With such a large range of activities available at Leisure At Cheltenham there really is something for everyone from swimming to racket sports, soft play and even trampolining.

Ella & Fleur Hot Yoga Ltd
Ella & Fleur Hot Yoga Ltd

Their heated studios allow the body to stretch and compress more deeply, easing muscles and joints...

F45 Fitness StudioF45 Fitness Studio exterior

Specialising in high-intensity team training sessions that keep members engaged, motivated, inspired and sweating on a daily basis.

Cheltenham Martial Arts
Cheltenham Martial Arts

Their expert martial arts staff is extremely, extremely, extremely dedicated to giving you the best possible experience you could ask for...



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