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Best Gyms in Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Ilkley is a hidden gem for fitness fanatics and endurance athletes.

With one of the biggest cycling clubs in the UK, thriving cricket, rugby, football and hockey clubs as well as one of the best tennis clubs in the North of England - there is no shortage of team sports down from Ilkley Moor.

There are also a myriad of gyms and fitness clubs in Ilkley with a range of different machines, classes, equipment, coaches and prices. In this guide, we've outlined and scored the best gyms in Ilkley all out of 5 for you!

Best Gyms in Ilkley

XO Fitness - CrossFit Ilkley

Best Gyms in Ilkley CrossFit Ilkley

XO Fitness - CrossFit Ilkley


Best For: Hybrid Training and Functional Fitness

XO Fitness is a state-of-the-art Hybrid training gym based within The Moors shopping complex in Ilkley and offers Hybrid Training, CrossFit, Sweat classes, personal and small group fitness training.

Opening on 2 January 2024, XO Fitness is owned by fitness industry professionals Chris Cummins and Harry Morse alongside an expert team of personal trainers. 

XO Fitness offers a range of classes and small group fitness training focussed around CrossFit, Hyrox and functional fitness. The elite facility is jam packed full of top of the range equipment, racks, wall balls, boxes, machines and a sled too. Based in the centre of Ilkley, XO Fitness is a great option for those wanting to take their training to the next level.

XO Fitness is open 06:00 - 20:30 weekdays and 08:00 - 12:00 weekends.


Price: TBC

Get In Touch: Follow their social media channels on @xofitnessilkley

Best Gyms in Ilkley Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness Ilkley - Closed


Unfortunately, Anytime Fitness Ilkley is now closed.

Best For: Headphones In, Sweat on!

Anytime Fitness Ilkley opened in 2018 to soaring member numbers, with brand new equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, stair-steppers, rowers, spin bikes alongside strength resistance machines, a functional fitness area, kettlebells and dumbbells as well as a great squat rack the gym. The provide classes free for members and offer onboarding programs for free too. The biggest draw for members is the fact the gym is open 24 / 7 so great for late workouts or early risers.

The only catch is the memberships, as with Anytime Fitness gyms across the UK they try and lock you in for a lengthy contract. Memberships used to just be a 12 month contract but they have since released a 3 month and a 6 month contracts which are more expensive per month.

The equipment and members are great but it's very much a "put your headphones in and work out on your own" type of gym so if that's your thing then Anytime Fitness is for you. Even at peak times the gym is fairly quiet and you won't have to wait for equipment and the facilities like showers, toilets and member area are good.

Price: 12 Month Contract £36.95 per month

Best Gyms in Ilkley Ilkley Tennis Club

Ilkley Tennis Club Gym


Best For: An Easy Workout

Ilkley Tennis Club has possibly the biggest gym and class spaces in Ilkley with a huge area for cardio machines including treadmills and bikes as well as a decent number of resistance machines and a few squat racks with a free weights area too. The equipment is fairly well kept but the main attraction is the class space. With a large area for a range of classes, Ilkley Tennis Club keeps a good few hundred Ilkley natives fit.

Being attached to the Tennis club has its benefits and the facilities are great. Memberships are fairly reasonable and keep on a rolling monthly contract. One big draw is not only their café but their sauna too, one of the only ones in Ilkley.

Their memberships can include full access to tennis and squash courts but if you just want the fitness centre it is still quite pricey. However they do offer Teen (14-17) access which other gyms do not.

Where: Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Stourton Rd, Ilkley LS29 9BG

Price: Rolling Fitness Centre Contract, £50.07 per month (24+), £34.70 per month (18-24)

Best Gyms in Ilkley Heavy Metal Gym

Heavy Metal Gym


Best For: No Nonsense Muscle Building

The only dedicated powerlifting gym in Ilkley, Heavy Metal Gym is truly a chalk and sawdust type of gym. Bringing powerlifting and strength back to its roots, Heavy Metal boasts a range of strongman, powerlifting and essential conditioning equipment as well as providing a range of classes.

Situated in an office building just outside of the centre of Ilkley, Heavy Metal has specialised equipment but is one for those more serious about lifting.

The trainers at Heavy Metal are elite in their field and they even provide some martial art classes too.

Where: Heavy Metal Gym, Dansk Way, Ilkley LS29 8JZ, West Yorkshire

Price: £35 per month for rolling contract

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