Gym Review: Fitspace
Gym Review: Fitspace, Bournemouth
Review by Rich Silverton
Gym Name: Fitspace
Free weights: 4/5
Resistance Machines: 2/5
Well what can I say, Fitspace is definitely the equivalent of an 18 to 30’s holiday. When you walk in and see the various people working out you know that they are sweating off the alcohol from the weekend! This gym attracts the students and anyone over the age of 30 more than looks out of place. But the question is whether it is a good gym or not and the answer is a resounding yes.
The gym is set on two floors with the CV and resistance machines on the ground floor and the Free weights taking up the top deck. With a guarantee in the forms telling you that they change all equipment every 3 years the gym always looks clean and inviting. There are more than ample bikes, treadmills and cross trainers to keep you busy as well as 3 rowing machines although these are usually taken up by the wimplings (Gym Characters 2). There are numerous televisions situated on the walls all playing a variety of music although without headphones with you the only thing you hear is MTV. One major downside to the ground floor is that there seem to be endless new inductions going on throughout the day which causes problems as they all crowd round the machines without having the decency to leave room for other gym goers!
Upstairs though is where the real work goes on. This is where the regulars go. There are numerous dumbbells and free weights but the main focal point are the 3 punch bags situated around the walls. The top floor can actually be quite intimidating as anyone less than 6ft 7 and 250 pounds doesn’t really belong but when it is quiet it is always good to let off some steam. There are not many extras in this gym however with only spinning classes and aerobics to choose from.
The worst thing about this gym though are the receptionists. Heaven forbid you forget your membership card. Its as if you have walked into their house on Christams Day and pissed on their kids! Never have so many mini Hitlers worked in one place. However as you don’t see them for long they won’t wreck your gym experience.
Now to the nitty-gritty, the price. Well as you can guess being a mainly student gym it is very reasonable. A £35 joining fee (can be negotiated) and then £14 per month doesn’t exactly leave you with moths coming out your wallet.
Overall a good quality gym for those on a budget with a good aptmosphere and decent equipment. Highly recommended.
About the Author:
A lovable character Rich Silverton is currently recuperating from a knee operation that should put him back on the rugby pitch. Having taken PE to GCSE level he plans to pursue a carreer playing or coaching the sport.
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