Looking to find a gym where you feel comfortable, challenged, and supported? We’ve found the top 10 gyms in Cardiff and the surrounding areas to make starting a weight loss journey, a new style of training, or upping your fitness that much easier.


Credit – UFit
Credit – UFit

A “playground for adults” Ufit is a warehouse style gym located in Cardiff bay. When you become a member at Ufit not only are you entitled to use their gym facilities, cafe, and classes; Ufit also offer their members a Ufit Black Card. Their Black Card gives you exclusive discounts to several Cardiff businesses including The Grazing Shed.

As well as usual gym facilities Ufit offers:
Personal training
A personal training academy
UFit Black card

Trident Park,
Ocean Way,
CF24 5EN

029 2048 6488
Instagram: @ufit_fitness
Facebook: @Ufit.FitGym
Twitter: @ufit_fitness


Dave’s Gym

Credit – Dave’s Gym

Dave’s gym is owned by Dave and Zoe Carter. Established in 2006, they can help you achieve your goal of getting fitter, stronger and healthier. Whether you want to lose weight or just improve your fitness they can accommodate your goals.
All their fitness instructors are well-trained and highly experienced. You can depend on them for advice, personal training and tailored fitness programmes.

Alongside usual gym facilities Dave’s also offer:  
Range of fitness classes including Kettlebell classes
Personal training
No joining fee, no contracts.

160-162 Cottrell Road,
Cardiff, UK.
CF24 3EX

029 2046 0232
Instagram: @davesgymcardiff
Facebook: @davesgymcardiff
Twitter: @Davesgym


The Compound

Credit – The Compound
Credit – The Compound

The Compound has created an environment to cater for the amateur gym goer to the elite athlete with the combination of basic to specialist equipment as well as creating a family style atmosphere that means no matter what level you start at or what your goal is the team are all on hand to help you achieve your ambitions.

The gym has specialist:
Strong man equipment
Gymnastics equipment

Alongside usual gym facilities The Compound also offers:
Personal training
Online coaching

Monthly membership includes full use of the gym and all classes/bootcamps
No contracts

Compound Gym,
1 Paper Mill Rd,
CF11 8DH

Call 07711 286457
Facebook: @TheCompoundCardiffGym
Twitter: @CompoundCardiff



Credit – GymVision
Credit – GymVision

GymVision is a fully equipped independent gym built with the aim of getting busy people with busy lives feeling fitter and stronger.

It’s fully equipped with range of cardiovascular machines, free weights, and resistance machines.

Alongside usual gym facilities GymVision also offers:
Personal training,
Bootcamps and classes including Mum and Baby and Buggy classes.  

5/6 Avenue Industrial Park
Pontprennau, Cardiff
CF23 8HE

07399 411525
Email: info@gymvision.co.uk
Instagram – @gymvision2014
Facebook – @gymvisionacademy 


The Studio

Credit – The Studio
Credit – The Studio

The Studio has been dubbed the ultimate user-friendly gym – ‘the gym for people who hate gyms’. Unlike most commercial set ups, there are no mirrors, no room for egos or selfies. The expert team is dedicated to solving the real issues behind clients lack of progress and are committed to creating lasting results. Whatever a persons age, fitness level or fitness goal, everyone will benefit from being assessed, guided and coached.

The Studio offers a unique group training experience in a boutique environment. Working closely with each member, the team tracks individual progress and ensures lifting technique is maintained to the highest standard. This attention to detail along with a growing membership of supportive, motivational people has created a facility unlike any other in Cardiff.

The Studio offers:
Group sessions incorporating both strength and cardiovascular training
Group sessions using intervals, functional, and strongman training.
1:1 Sessions
Pre/post natal small group training

Unit R01,
Cardiff Bay Business Centre
Forgeside Close
CF24 5EL

+44 (0) 2921 675 025
Instagram: @thestudiocardiff
Facebook: @thestudiocardiff
Twitter: @thestudioltd


Fitness Factory Cardiff

Credit – Fitness Factory Cardiff
Credit – Fitness Factory Cardiff

The Fitness Factory Cardiff is a results driven, family run, independent gym in walking distance from Cardiff city centre. If an over crowded, corporate style gym is not for you then The Fitness Factory Cardiff gym in Cardiff Bay may be the answer! Their gym is small enough to care, and big enough to provide you with the environment you need to achieve your fitness goals.

Established in 2007, The Fitness Factory Cardiff is regarded as one of Cardiff’s leading gym facilities. They have continually raised their standards through education to keep up with the ever-changing fitness trends.

Alongside usual gym facilities The Fitness Factory also offers:
Personal Training
Small group PT sessions
Drop 2 in 42 (drop 2 jeans sizes in 6 weeks) Programme
Barbells and Collars Programme

Fitness Factory Cardiff
Unit 5 Anchor Industrial Estate
Dumballs Road
CF10 5FF

02920 372772
Instagram: @fitnessfactorycardiff
Facebook: @thefitnessfactorycardiff
Twitter: @FFCTraining


Aspire Fitness Cardiff

Credit – Aspire Fitness

The aim of Aspire Fitness is to provide well-equipped,  affordable, and friendly gyms that are accessible to everyone. Whatever your goal, whatever your level, they’re certain they have something to enhance your health, exercise and lifestyle needs.

Classes are included with gym membership
PT memberships include PT sessions, classes and gym membership
No contract, no joining fee.

aspire fitness Cardiff
Sanatorium Road
Canton Cardiff
CF11 8DG

02920 23 55 23
Facebook: @aspirefitnessuk
Twitter: @aspirefitnessuk


Curves Penarth


Curves Penarth is a gym that gives women a safe and comfortable space where they can relax and focus on taking care of themselves.
Their full-body workout combines strength training, cardio and stretching that can burn up to 500 calories per session. Curves have carefully designed the session to target every major muscle group. Knowing that women are often strapped for time, balancing work and family responsibilities, Curves feels that this 30 minute session is a unique way to cater to the lifestyle needs of all their valued members.


They offer one to one coaching with our qualified circuit coaches and monthly weights & measurements to keep track of your results. We also offer a range of classes that are included in your membership.

57 Arcot Street
CF64 1ET

For a free consultation please call Rachael on 07961 753417 or email us curvespenarth1@gmail.com
Facebook: @PenarthCurves


Accomplish fitness studio

Credit – Accomplish Fitness Studio
Credit – Accomplish Fitness Studio

The goal at Accomplish Fitness is to help you change the way you think, train and feel.

Accomplish’s fitness ethos is based on the proven and recognised principles of interval training. Interval training, specifically HIIT, offers maximum benefits in a shorter period of time to help you get the results you want without having to spend hours in the gym.


Accomplish offers:
A Mindset studio
Barre Classes
Personal training
Small group classes
Mindset services
Nutrition services

The Bone Yard,
CF11 9NP

 +44 7590337450
Instagram: @accomplishfitness_cardiff
Facebook: @accomplishfitnesscardiff 


PB Performance


Credit – PB Performance
Credit – PB Performance

This is a purpose-built fitness club devoted to pushing boundaries. PB Performance believe fitness is about the journey and growth you experience as you develop your fitness.

PB Performance Gym offers the ultimate training environment: a combination of Highly Experienced Coaching and Community Driven Member Experience.

At PB Performance you can find:
Strength and conditioning
Fitness and cardio
Specialist coaches

Unit 49,
Portmanmoor Road
CF24 5HB

029 2240 7418
Instagram: @pbperformancegym
Facebook: @pbperformancegym


Let us know your favourite workout and if you’ll be upping your fitness at any of these gyms this year.

Words by Lily Trigg

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