Bloomsbury Gym FAQs
All you need to know about our Bloomsbury gym.
What equipment do you have?
We have a large selection of cardio machines, free weights and resistance training equipment.
Is the gym air-conditioned?
Yes, our gym floor and class studios are fully air-conditioned.
I’ve never done an exercise class before. Will the instructor help me?
Rest assured, you’re in safe hands with our experienced instructors. We recommend arriving 5 minutes early. Before the start of the class, the instructor will ask if there are any newcomers so that he or she can assist you.
How big are your classes?
Most classes take up to 20 people – this means the classes don’t feel overcrowded but still have a motivating atmosphere. Our Functional Training Zone holds up to 8 people. Take a look at the wide range of classes we offer and try one out.
Will somebody show me how to use the equipment?
Yes, one of our expert Wellbeing Trainers will give you a full induction of the gym. This includes a personalised exercise programme to help you get the most out of your membership.
What does my gym membership include?
Your Nuffield Health membership includes:
- access to over 70 weekly exercise classes.
- use of our 20 metre heated swimming pool.
- use of our 2 squash courts
- a personalised exercise programme when you start.
- health MOTs – Understand your health with the help of our expert team.
- access to other Nuffield Health clubs.
- access to our ‘Meet our Expert’ events.
- discounts on physiotherapy with a Nuffield Health physiotherapist.
Do I need to pay for a locker?
No, our lockers operate using your membership card. A member of staff will show you how to use this. Permanent lockers are available to rent.
What changing facilities do you have?
We have spacious male and female changing rooms with large lockers, private showers with complimentary products, and hairdryers.
How busy does the gym get?
Our busy and quiet periods are:
Busiest: 5 pm – 7 pm
Busy: 12.30 pm - 2 pm
Quiet: 9 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm. Weekends are also quiet.
Do I need to book classes in advance?
No, there is no need to book a class in advance. We work on a token system so please arrive 15 minutes early to claim a token for all classes.
Is the pool heated?
Yes, the pool is kept at a comfortable temperature of 29 degrees.
Do you have a sauna or steam room?
Yes, we have a sauna and a steam room to relax in after your workout.
What should I bring?
You’ll need your membership card to enter the club. We recommend wearing light and comfortable clothing. Please bring a £1 coin (returned after use) if you need to use a locker. Please bring a bottle of water. You can fill up at one of our water fountains in the gym. We do have vending machines which serve various drinks and snacks.
Can I freeze my membership?
If you’re ill, injured, pregnant or made redundant, you can freeze your membership at any time. Further terms and conditions regarding freezing or cancelling your membership can be found here.