24hr Gym (Swindon)

| 14/02/2012 | 1 Comment More

24HR GYM is based in Hillmead Industrial Estate, West Swindon, where it has evloved over 30 years.

The gym I would say is at first glance a body builders gym and many of Swindon’s body building enthusiasts are members here, but its not too over powering, even for the first time female member with a FEMALE ONLY GYM, seperate from the rest of the gym.

The staff provide education support in nutrition and gym training programmes within a massive gym in arena.  I would say that the cardio section is a bit dated, it works and does the job but some investment in this section could change the perception of the gym in my eyes from a bodybuilding gym to a health club.

By name by nature…  The Club is exactly what it says on the tin, you can train 24hrs a day, yes thats right! If you woke up at 2am and suddenly got the urge to go to the gym, you really could!

New members are welcome to come in and take a look around and take a free gym trial to see if 24hr Gym is for them.


24HR GYM came about in 2001 when the current owners rescued it from impending disaster. With the auctioneers on the doorstep, a long legacy and the gym’s history was saved from extinction.


The origins of this gym can be traced back to the 1960’s when the fitness industry was in its embryonic form. In the 1970’S when Arnold Schwarzenegger suddenly put gyms on the map as places to sculpt the physique it became the leading Gym in the country.

In 1980, the late Mike Mentzer confronted Arnold over the alleged ‘fixing’ of his comeback Mr. Olympia title (a competition only open to collective Mr. Universe winners). This rocked the bodybuilding world and in protest Mike vowed never to compete again, which he never did. Instead he came to Swindon to live with fitness guru Bob Hizycki, attracted by the quality of equipment unsurpassed anywhere in the UK, and the fantastic layout which Mr. Hizycki had put together. It became the best gym in England and amongst the best in Europe and was very advanced for its day, but the once modern day equipment is now starting to feel a bit dated, mainly in the cardio equipment section and if you are after the full package of a health club gym with a great balance of cardio and weights sections then this may not be the gym for you.

mikebuss Star Rating:

Staff: 4/5

Facilities: 2/5

Experience: 3/5

Value for Money: 3/5

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Category: South West, Swindon, Wiltshire

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