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2015/01/20 04:39:37 (permalink)
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Anyone train in Brighton and Hove?

I see there are a few options down there, a couple of CrossFit gyms that also do weight training sessions (but are probably quite pricey), and some more weights orientated gyms.
 
Anyone train down there and know what the options are like?
 
Also for other fitness activities such as martial arts and other classes.
 
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/20 11:11:46 (permalink)
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    Are you moving back to the UK?
     
    Plenty of options:
     
    2x Crossfit gyms
    1 Powerlifting gym
    1 more hardcore body building gym
    At least 2-3 boxing gyms / MMA gyms
    Various outdoor bits and bobs (bootcamp, British Military Fitness, Spartan Fit etc)
    Various parks / seafront
    And the usual gym chains: La Fitness, Fitness First, David Lloyds, TheGym 24 hour gym x2, Virgin etc etc
     
    More restaurants per head than any other city in the UK outside of London :)
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/20 12:15:51 (permalink)
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    i live in eastbourne and train either in virgin active in Falmer or David Lloyd in eastbourne
     
    cheetah's is the best gym by far in the brighton/hove area

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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/20 13:01:07 (permalink)
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    Cheetahs prob best bet to do any general weight training in. Been a few years since I have been down there though.
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/20 13:05:59 (permalink)
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    I train at Cheetahs and have done on/off for 10 years. I love it down there. There's also a Boxing gym there that they do a lot of classes, separate to gym membership.
    I also go to The Gym Group Brighton. Unless you do shift work, I would highly not recommend it 
     
    Have been to Crossfit Connect in Hove, JimRat can tell you more though 
     
    BTW Jimrat, can you tell me about a Powerlifting gym in Brighton? Are you referring to that place in Davigdor Rd, Hove? 
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/20 17:02:31 (permalink)
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    Going back years but my ex-boyf who lived in Hove used to use Cheetah's and always said how good it was, proper gym type of place rather than 'health centre'.
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/21 11:49:29 (permalink)
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    I train at Cheetahs and have done on/off for 10 years. I love it down there. There's also a Boxing gym there that they do a lot of classes, separate to gym membership.
    I also go to The Gym Group Brighton. Unless you do shift work, I would highly not recommend it 
     
    Have been to Crossfit Connect in Hove, JimRat can tell you more though 
     
    BTW Jimrat, can you tell me about a Powerlifting gym in Brighton? Are you referring to that place in Davigdor Rd, Hove? 


    Hi Flick, 
     
    It used to be called Max Strength but now its called Dynamo Hove - its next door to Crossfit Hove off Davigdor Road. Run by a huge guy called Sergei!
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/21 15:23:14 (permalink)
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    Hi Flick, 
     
    It used to be called Max Strength but now its called Dynamo Hove - its next door to Crossfit Hove off Davigdor Road. Run by a huge guy called Sergei!





    Yup that's the one I thought it was. Last time I checked, amazing place but memberships was like £80 a month!  I just dont have so much spare cash...
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/21 20:27:26 (permalink)
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    Hi Flick, 
     
    It used to be called Max Strength but now its called Dynamo Hove - its next door to Crossfit Hove off Davigdor Road. Run by a huge guy called Sergei!





    Yup that's the one I thought it was. Last time I checked, amazing place but memberships was like £80 a month!  I just dont have so much spare cash...




    I guess its due to location and it being a niche market, much like Crossfit. I'd make the trip to Cheetahs if it was more local and had longer opening hours (I live near the level). Fortunately theres a £12.99/month gym opening up near me soon :)
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/22 10:35:43 (permalink)
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    JimRat
     
     
    I guess its due to location and it being a niche market, much like Crossfit. I'd make the trip to Cheetahs if it was more local and had longer opening hours (I live near the level). Fortunately theres a £12.99/month gym opening up near me soon :)




    That's The Gym. I go to the sea front one but may train up at The Level if it gets quieter in the evenings that the Sea front one.
    Orrrrr.... all the students who live up your way might start going to that one instead! 
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/23 16:17:11 (permalink)
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    Cheers guys, looks like a lot of options. 
     
    Yeah we are moving back in a while, just looking at few different places to settle in.
     
    Cheetahs looks the best and seems good value - how busy does it get in there?
     
    Underground Gym sounds good with the olympic lifing classes too.
     
    I like the look of the classes in the CrossFit gym - barbell, olympic, and gymnastics. Would be nice to mix things up a bit. But I expect that costs an arm and a leg.
     
    That Virgin looks good! Does anyone know how much it would be to join and use the pool and tennis (and gym)?
    http://www.virginactive.c...-club/Inside-our-club/
     
    Will see where we end up and then check out the options. 
    post edited by Faux Real - 2015/01/23 16:27:17
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/23 16:26:08 (permalink)
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    Underground Gym - Sol Gilbert used to own ZT Fight Skool, i didnt know that had disappeared, top guy for MMA from what i've heard.
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    Re: Anyone train in Brighton and Hove? 2015/01/24 22:56:50 (permalink)
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    Cheers guys, looks like a lot of options. 
     
    Yeah we are moving back in a while, just looking at few different places to settle in.
     
    Cheetahs looks the best and seems good value - how busy does it get in there?
     
    Underground Gym sounds good with the olympic lifing classes too.
     
    I like the look of the classes in the CrossFit gym - barbell, olympic, and gymnastics. Would be nice to mix things up a bit. But I expect that costs an arm and a leg.
     
    That Virgin looks good! Does anyone know how much it would be to join and use the pool and tennis (and gym)?
    http://www.virginactive.c...-club/Inside-our-club/
     
    Will see where we end up and then check out the options. 




    I trained at Virgin for a while and hated it, went back to DL which has quite a good freeweights section for that type of gym. I train at DL in Brighton in the week and DL Worthing at weekends, also I use the coffee areas for working & meeting friends so it has a lot going for it in that regard.
     
    The problem I found with Virgin was that it didn't take many people to be training before it felt packed, the machine weights weren't that well maintained, I regularly picked up niggling injuries due to this, If something broke fully it would take them months to fix it. I think it cost about 60 to 70 a month. The dumbells only went up to 40kg IIRC. Also you have to pick your training times around the Brighton football matches otherwise you could spend forever sitting in football traffic.
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    Re: 2015/01/25 05:47:01 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the info.

    Probably a bit too expensive then for what you get (for me).
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    Re: 2015/01/26 08:12:58 (permalink)
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    I think you're looking at £70 a month at virgin.
    I was there this morning.
     
    Clean and tidy gym, it can be busy during international chest day but what gym isnt?
    A sign of a good gym is how busy it gets.
    6:30am the gym is empty, 6:30pm the gym is packed, common sense

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    Re: 2015/01/26 12:13:25 (permalink)
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    I use the coffee areas for working
    Can you just sit there and work on your laptop for a few hours at a time there? Could double up as a home office. 
     
    Sounds fair for what you get but a bit beyond my budget. 
     
     
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    Re: 2015/01/26 20:34:31 (permalink)
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    I use the coffee areas for working

    Can you just sit there and work on your laptop for a few hours at a time there? Could double up as a home office. 
     
    Sounds fair for what you get but a bit beyond my budget. 
     
     




    You can and a lot of people do. Some seem to almost live there, one woman brings a packed lunch in tupperware boxes, plugs her laptop in and is there all day. Free wifi, no pressure to buy any drinks. You can take a break from work by training during a quiet period and then crack back on with work when the gym is rammed later. 
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    Re: 2015/01/27 16:05:53 (permalink)
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    I've trained at that Virgin Gym - I reckon I could actually become a 100% Gym bunny there the facilities are so lovely. I could sit in reception n drink coffee with the Mums, have a lil sauna and dip in the pool, lift a few DB's for a bit, before having my nails done in the beauty salon. Bliss!
     
    I really like it there
     
    Cheetahs doesn't get busy funnily enough. Not like "I wanna punch your face in, there's no room" busy. The Leg room gets a little crowded, and Monday's is International Chest day, but otherwise no problems. 
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    Re: 2015/01/27 19:38:51 (permalink)
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    I've trained at most gyms in Brighton and Hove and I didn't think you'll find better than Underground Gym. Big range of weights, 3 sets of most dumbells. Good functional area if you like cross fit esq style training and boxing ring too. At £30 a month you won't find better!

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    Re: 2015/01/28 09:19:09 (permalink)
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    I've trained at that Virgin Gym - I reckon I could actually become a 100% Gym bunny there the facilities are so lovely. I could sit in reception n drink coffee with the Mums, have a lil sauna and dip in the pool, lift a few DB's for a bit, before having my nails done in the beauty salon. Bliss!
     
    I really like it there
     
    Cheetahs doesn't get busy funnily enough. Not like "I wanna punch your face in, there's no room" busy. The Leg room gets a little crowded, and Monday's is International Chest day, but otherwise no problems. 




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