"topnotch is a scruffy dirty old fashioned very downmarket gym that seems to have missed the trend to more inclusive well designed and up to date health clubs the public want. the music played throughout the place is goddamn awful and the mens changing rooms are filthy. sure its cheap but charging for towels??? come off it! and the pound coin in the locker reeks of council..sorry guys but you have to do better"
"I'm also a member of Topnotch and can confirm the music is goddamn awful. Beyond goddamn awful. I also agree that the place is scruffy and often unclean. I'm a member because it's convenient for me, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, in all honesty."
That said, people do seem to think that it is the cheapest in the area, but as the above comment suggests, perhaps you get what you pay for.
There's a gym in Hays Galleria. It used to be a Fitness Exchange, but is now a Fitness First. I have no idea what it's like, but I'm a member of another branch in the City which is fine, and the Hays Galleria one is meant to be posher.
oh that sounds good...i think a fitness first might be a bit expensive though for what i'm able to pay at the moment- that's the downside to living in se1, you can live there but you can't pay for anything else!!
I go to fitness exchange which is currently being refurbished. As I was able to take advantage of off peak membership which was cheaper than top notch. I have no complaints except thay have just withdrawn a number of classes which were available to off peak members. Have complained verbaly and in writing (yesturday) and for the time being at least I am able to continue the class I have done since I joined. Their latest poster states membership starts from £24.95 a month, guessing thats off peak 12 months contract, home gym only. Anyway may be worth checking out. I will enquire tonight for prices if I remember. No conections except those stated etc