Jan 2015 03

Gyms in Hitchin and Letchworth

By: Dave Wheeler

Firstly, Happy New Year!

According to Twitter, the #1 New Year Resolution for 2015 tweeted about by its users was to workout.

If joining a gym is on your resolution list for the new year, here's a round-up of local gyms in Hitchin and Letchworth.

 

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Archers Health and Fitness, Hitchin

Archers is operated for North Herts District Council (NHDC) by Stevenage Leisure Centre, and is located next to the Hitchin Swimming Centre (with its outdoor and indoor pools), so that you can always go for a dip after your workout.

Highlights are:

  • open 7 days a week
  • cardio suite
  • resistance machines
  • free weights area
  • classes

 

North Hertfordshire Leisure Centre, Letchworth

The North Herts Leisure Centre is Letchworth's answer to Hitchin's Archers. It's a very large complex that includes a leisure pook, squash courts  and cafe.

Highlights are:

  • open 7 days a week
  • cardio suite
  • resistance machines
  • free weights area
  • classes
  • sauna
  • steam room

 

XChange Fitness, Hitchin

XChange Fitness is the largest gym in Hitchin, located in the old telephone exchange on Queen Street in the centre of town. It has free wifi and a refreshment area.

Highlights are:

  • open 7 days a week
  • cardio suite
  • resistance machines
  • free weights area
  • classes
  • sauna

 

Letchworth Fitness, Letchworth

Letchworth Fitness is part of the Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club. In addtion to the tennis facilities it has a large cafe/bar.

Highlights are:

  • open 7 days a week
  • cardio suite
  • resistance machines
  • free weights area
  • classes

 

Nuffield Health: Letchworth Garden City Fitness & Wellbeing Centre, Letchworth

On the edge of Letchworth, and close to Hitchin,  Nuffield Healthis a well appointed gym with swimming pool and a cafe.

Highlights are:

  • open 7 days a week
  • cardio suite
  • resistance machines
  • free weights area
  • classes
  • sauna
  • steam room

 

Back on Track, Hitchin

Back on Track is one of the smaller gyms and fitness studios in Hitchin, located on the Wilbury Way trading estate.

Highlights are:

  • open Mon-Sat
  • individual training equipment
  • group workouts

 

Pride Fitness, Letchworth

Pride Fitness is fitness studio and gym in central Letchworth.

Highlights are:

  • open 7 days a week
  • cardio suite
  • resistance machines
  • free weights
  • classes

 

Wayne Armstrong Boxing Gym, Hitchin

Located close to Hitchin train station, the  Wayne Armstrong Boxing Gym offers more fitness options that boxing.

Highlights are:

  • open Mon-Sat
  • boxing and circuits
  • free weights area

 

Getting back into exercise

If you're looking to get back into exercise this New Year, then do check my blog from this time last year on doing it wisely.

I know both Archers in Hitchin and Letchworth Fitness. Archers is quite high tech; Letchworth Fitness has more of a community feel. I'd happily recommend both.

If you have any thoughts about any of the gyms, or if I've missed any off, please feel free to leave a comment (though let's be positive)