Information about Fitness First The Strand (Covent Garden)

Bedford St 6
WC2E 9HD, London
+44 20 3096 7551

Opening hours

  • Monday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join our Fitness First gym in Covent Garden today! With state of the art facilities & trained instructors, our gyms can help you reach your fitness goals!

Looking for somewhere to work on your strength in The Strand? Or want to keep up with your cardio in Covent Garden? Then Fitness First on The Strand is where you want to be. Providing you with professionally trained PTs and elite exercise equipment, right in the heart of Central London, our Covent Garden gym has everything you need to get ahead with your fitness journey.

Fitness First The Strand is conveniently located in Covent Garden, making it easy to escape the buzz and focus on your fitness. We’re open from 6:30am to 9pm between Monday and Friday and 8am to 4pm over the weekends.

Begin the day with Bootcamp training, shake up the day with a midday SHRED session or end the day on a high with a HIIT workout. Whatever time of the day you want to train, we’ll be there to support you. 

Located less than a ten-minute walk from Charing Cross, Covent Garden and Leicester Square Underground stations, we couldn’t be easier to reach. Plus, we’re just a stone’s throw from the Charing Cross rail station too.

Book a club visit and experience everything Fitness First has to offer. Take a look around our facilities on a day and time that suits you before you decide to join. Simply click here.

We understand that different workouts work for different people, which is why we’ve tailored to all different training types. Rack up some muscles in the resistance area or slay some calories in the spin studio, we’ve got the facilities for every style.For those looking for new ways to put yourself to the test, you can work alongside one of our expert PTs to develop a new routine that’ll help you create tailored goals and smash through them in no time. 

Student: Put down the books and pick up your heart rate with our student membership option. Perfect for getting a break from your studies and staying in shape.Join now or learn more about our membership options. 

There's 5 awesome styles of classes you can try out including: Strength, Cardio, Fight, Cycle and Mind & Body. Designed with your training in mind incorporating the latest fitness trends so you can have fun whilst working out with like-minded members


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Fitness First The Strand (Covent Garden): Opinions

5/5 (51 Opinions)
Karen Johnson (backpocketpa) 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I've been attending this gym for the past two years but since it upgraded in January to roll out the new 'beat' training concept my attendance has soared. I know some people have struggled with the new concept but it really is worth getting to grips with it. Each session is like having your own personal trainer. There is no where to hide and you will get results. I highly recommend it.

Izzy Bee 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: great friendly staff, converted from gym group and haven't looked back since. You really do get your moneys worth, nice clean facilities, amazing and passionate staff who love their job. The beat classes are amazing and really work you hard achieving your goals quicker. Love it . Would recommend to anyone.

Matthew Coorey 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Excellent spacious gym with super helpful and friendly staff. Nice crowd all round

Brayan Franco Ceballos 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I love this club because the members of stuff are super nice.

Miguel Teixeira 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great space! Polite and helpful staff! Totally recomend

Rob Mathews 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: A nice gym with good changing and shower facilities. They need to replace the resistance machines to the ones with integrated weights though

Jason Yang-Westland 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: This gym has a really nice vibe with all the staff/trainers super friendly and always happy to help or give advice. The manager Ludo was exceptionally amazing with my induction and showing me around. The facilities are good with decent changing rooms. I also enjoy some of the classes that are offered.

Kier B 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: A great gym, everything you need and more! Very helpful and polite team who answered all queries I had! Air condition was perfect in this heat especially lol

L H 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Not the biggest gym in the chain. Saying that, it was spotlessly clean, well equipped and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Would happily come back if I was more local.

Jane Song 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Staff are amazing here! Super helpful and professional. Enjoyed the HIIT class. Great energy at this gym.

Christina Maramaldo 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: If i could give more than five stars i would! The gym its fully furnished, cozy and in a great center position! the team its very welcoming and nice, and ludovico, the general manager its something else, a really prepared fitness mind always on track! Can’t wait to back for my workout asap!

AEO Fitness 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Came in for a guest trial was a great experience the team were really helpful.

Aaron Marks 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Been looking for a new gym for sometime, I have been with Nuffield for years but no longer! I have today joined Fitness First The Strand. Ludo, the General manager showed me around the club and could not have been more helpful. Post covid it’s great to see a smiling face and feel like some honestly cares about your fitness journey rather than getting your membership. Great facilities, reasonable price for the heart of London, was cool even in these sweaty times. Would highly recommend and FF should be proud to have Ludo.

Ludovico Gnutti 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: love this gym. 1 of the nicest in the city I think. decent space. a Olympic lifting platform and cool staff.

Diego Schaerer 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Excellent gym! Perfectly located with a great friendly staff. Feels like a big (and fit) family!

Sébastien POINCON 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Excellent gym with all the equipment needed and brilliant staff. Special kudos to June at reception who always has a kind word.

Omar Perez-Olea 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: The best decision I’ve made about my training! I love this gym, and I’m so proud to call it my home club! Staff are super friendly, knowledgeable and always strive to do their best for you! Love it!

Kevin Siupak 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: This gym is well located in the central area of London. Decent size can get quite busy after 6pm on the weekdays. The staffs are friendly. Especially Henrique, super friendly, professional and great personal trainer

Matheus Castro 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: After suffering an ankle faction I was looking for a new place and a new start. From the beginning, all staff were very friendly. Always is a pleasure to see June at the front desk with a warm welcome and a big smile. Terry has been an excellent and helpful personal trainer to help me to get my goal. Highly recommend!

Adam Duncan 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great gym, always very clean and wonderful staff (June on the front desk always greets me by name and with a smile.) good availability of equipment too. Not the biggest gym but more than enough space and equipment.

Ali Hussain 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great team and service - shoutout to Ludo, June, Que and August for always going above and beyond

Alice Marta Silvestri 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I have been to this gym only a couple of time, but the team is amazing! It really makes going to the gym much easier

Eslam Adel 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: A 2 week' dropby pass for visitng the city. Friendly staff, clean floors and fully equipped gym space

Nikos SD 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great gym and very nice vibe. I normally train at another branch but after meeting June and Ludo I think I might train more in the Strand

Kurt Evans 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: A basement of workout bliss. The staff are really inviting, the facilities are spotless and there’s a fantastic range of equipment so suit your style of training.

Alejandro de la Vega 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I recently had a heart attack and started going to this gym to get myself strong again. The team here are some of the nicest people I have come across. Always happy and helpful!! I highly recommend it

Chuor True 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Friendly staff, great classes and have the equipment which I need. It’s a great gym!

Fernando Palacios 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Positive: Professionalism , Quality The gym is excellent! The staff always friendly and helpful. Joe the manager helps me regularly. Great facilities too.

Henry Metcalfe 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great gym with very friendly staff. Clean equipment and changing room facilities make it a pleasure to visit every time.

alex bhalla 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Going to the gym has always been very much part of my lifestyle. Without it, I would be lost! It is always important to go to a gym that feels very much like a second home, and at Fitness First - it clearly doe!. From the right amount of equipment available, to the friendly receptionist June who always beams me with a great smile and conversation. Also a shout out to the gym manager Joe West who clearly cares about the well being and mental mind of his gym members including myself. I would highly recommend coming here for a workout.

Sachin Shah 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great location, has all the necessary equipment, always clean and the staff are always very welcoming and friendly on every visit.

Mark Beckett 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: It has to be 5 stars for this lovely gym which has helped me shift all my lockdown fat. I always get a really warm welcome from the amazingly friendly team - Which is why I am here nearly every day!

Brendan McMullan 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Really great gym. Has everything you need in a fitness centre. I love the exposed brick work gives a real New York Style vibe

AdAm 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: As a very regular here, its been lovely to see the super friendly team welcome me each time. It's been a tough year, but the smile and chats from such a welcoming gym have been so great warming. The gym doesn't get to too busy (but hey that's partly due to Covid) and I love having the freedom of bit having to wait for anything. And it's kept clean by a very thorough guy who is continuously mopping and cleaning. Big shout out to (amongst others) June. Lovely lady to have a natter to before each session

Ashley Banjo 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Great gym. Friendly staff. Kudos to June who is always welcoming, genuine, always takes care of her members. Great machines, workout space and areas.

Kirill Zabrodin 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Highly recommended. Nice gym with excellent staff, especially June!

Zefferinho 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: Quality gym. has good equipment and good running machines and is well located in Covent Garden and near a lot of tourist attractions. Gym has good classes in rooms and staff are always helpful

Artem Artemenko 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: I love this gym, for a great vibe and great staff-like Ed (sorry if I’m wrong) he works there for many years and very knowledgable about anything you ask him. And personal trainer Johnatan my favourites ones. And I found very helpful all the staff. The music is great and classes they have- everything just perfect. The disadvantage that the staff is changing quite often (like everywhere). Finess First First the Strand is my perfect like for the locals and visitors. I have moved to the area near by and have changed this gym- but vibe is not the same. Thank you!

jessie wilson 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: I train at this gym and there is a new female personal trainer called Ellie who has only just started, she was very friendly and helpful when i spoke to her and offered me a complimentary session with her last week. I Found this session great, she really focused on me and my goals and kept me motivated throughout. I soon after took her on as my PT... I would highly recommend working with her to achieve your goals, shes very professional and always plans sessions tailor made to me. I always feel refreshed and great when i come out of my sessions with her!

Craig Smith 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Very happy with this gym and good value for money. The WattBike is essential for my cycling training. Staff are friendly and equipment in good working order. Changing rooms are spacious. Ironing board helpful as is fan when you overheat! Location is brilliant.

Wellington Welly 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: So many bad reviews who clearly do not reflect the truth about this gym. Mostly written by frustrated one-day users who cannot afford it or trolls. I've been a member of this branch for at least 05 years and I've always found the staff super friendly and professional. Yes, there is now and then a broken equipment or sauna, but this is usually dealt with pretty swiftly (it's not as if they've got a 24h handyman locked in the back!). There are also loads of classes on a daily basis which are real fun and can be booked online. We're in central London and in a very big city, ANY gym will be packed during peak hours, arrive early or work out later, or just don't work out at all if you're a princess too afraid to share an equipment. As a regular customer, I think it is not a perfect gym, however, it is a great gym and far from the misleading reviews some "customers" have written.

Nicolaj S 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: One of the better Fitness First gyms. The male locker room is probably the best I've seen in an FF gym. The sinks where one might shave and wash one's face are not next to the urinals as they are in most FF gyms. Also the locker room is roomy and well laid out. Gym floor is standard FF. Good size and selection of equipment that is mostly well maintained. Not as good as Tottenham Court gym, but better than most.

Michael Barr 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: Been going here for 11 years, great gym that is always kept very clean & tidy! Staff are very friendly and welcoming, led by Ed. I sometimes train with him and he is great, always motivating to push limits & progress but also keeps it fun at the same time. My GF does a number of the lunchtime classes and raves about them compared to our local gym (a David Lloyd).


Fantastic experience: Excellent club with great facilities, the staff were a big reason me staying. The classes were challenging, exciting, innovative and easy for all fitness levels. The fitness and club managers deserve a lot of praise for creating a brilliant environment to train to achieve fitness goals but also a fun place to meet new people.

Chris Zaremba Personal 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: I'm a member of 5 gyms or gym chains and as a result I have a choice of around 30 gyms to go to in Central London. And of all of them, this is my favourite. Why? It's never too crowded (never too empty either) so I can always find a bench or machine I want to use. Also, everyone is friendly, no gymtimidation, and the PT's are always happy to give free advice. I always find a locker, usually one that reaches a socket so I can leave my phone on charge. There's a good range of weights and I never have to hunt far to find the plate I need. The music is good, sometimes too loud for some but ok for me, and there's a cool reception area to crash out in after the workout with a shake from the fridge. In summary, worth making a trip to go visit.

Edwardo ROCKSTAR Zoppola 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: Been working for Fitness First for 17 years now and at have been at FF The Strand in Covent Garden for 11 years and I love everyday of it. I get to meet new people all the time and make new friends and sometimes people leave the gym but eventually they come back. If your new to our gym or even a current member and would like a Personal Training Session, help with gym classes or some help in the gym with some tips on Training please feel free to come see me, even if it’s just to say hi :)

Jonathan Weedon 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: I love this gym, the PTs are really friendly, especially Edwardo. I have been a member of Fitness First for about 6 years and can go to any tier. I go to this gym a few times a week and I love the equipment and it’s very social amongst the members.

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: This gym is my favorite in London. It’s relatively small but has the whole package of great things including new machines, very friendly staff and great crowd. It’s super well located as well - and, unlike many other fitness spots in Central London, has its own spirit. Very well recommended.

Jenny Corrie 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: My husband and I have been using Fitness First for a few years now and we've tried several branches. The Strand is definitely one of the best. The facilities and equipment are great, the changing room is huge and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Edwardo Zoppola is a machine and really pushes you. He makes the classes fun and mixes the exercises up so you never get bored. Every day is different and challenging.

Ali Bushell 6 years ago

Fantastic experience: Large and clean gym with friendly staff and members. It can get a little busy on the weekends but generally I have an easy time doing my workout there. Really big changing rooms with lots of space to move around - makes a nice change to the Liverpool Street one where I feel like I'm changing in a cupboard!

Elouise Millard (Coach Elouise) 6 years ago

Fantastic experience: Love being a member at this gym, and being part of the Strand family. The classes are so great and challenging, and the instructors are fab. I joined here 2 years ago now and the team here have got me to the level of fitness I'm working at now (which I never thought I'd achieve). Some of the instructors have also taken time with me personally to work with me and injuries I have been recovering from, adapting some of the class workouts to compensate, so I can further my training and recover properly. Would recommend this gym to anyone look to join in central London.

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