Festival Heights Retail Park, Greyhound Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5NZ, UK – 01782 210210
Excellent venue with great fitness facilities and swimming pool. Also has a meeting room.
I have been a member for 12 years, first when the gym was owned by Total Fitness and then reopened by M-Club. I live in Keele and it is convenient, has great parking and a good range of equipment, a 25 m pool, sauna, steam etc. The gym is spacious, light and airy and reasonably quite. They can struggle: the music policy was dreadful, the changing rooms are being updated but the schedule slipped by many months, the TV's on machines may not get a signal but hey, they do respond as well as they can to requests. As for the staff, they are just fine. I lost my wallet a few weeks ago and had it returned to me through my gym who acted as a point of contact with the guy who found it (with my gym card in it). They went the extra mile to help, now that is good service.
Unit e, Scotia Road Alexandra Park, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 6BE, UK – 01782 820930
After being a member at Pure Gym for a few years I've decided to go for DW as it is closer and the new layout of Pure Gym near Hanley is not only intimidating, but completely lacks in equipment, meaning you struggled to get on a treadmill on most visits. After a free 3 day trial I have now signed up for a 12 month contract. There's plenty of free machines as it generally isn't as busy. There's not as many people there 'just for show' or for socialising. Most people in the gym are there to work out and properly use the facilities. I've already been more times in 2 weeks than I did pure gym in 6 months. There's a lot of negative reviews about the staff but this seems to be historical, as everyone I have spoken to so far is friendly. Only loses a star as some equipment seems to be broken and no signs of repair happening yet. Which is a shame for the price of membership vs other local gyms.
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 6AZ, UK – 07507 541794
A good place to start yours fittnes journey! Free wheights, classes, functional and military training!