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Check out these fitness options to help you get in shape this summer. Gym work, climbing, swimming, self-defence and fitness classes – there’s something for everyone on the Isle of Wight.

This brand new feature from Island Echo has been put together to offer inspiration and highlight some of the best fitness options for all ages.

Fitness at Gurnard

Here at Fitness at Gurnard, the Isle of Wight’s largest independently owned Gym and Pool complex, we have something for everyone whether a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey!

As the Island’s premier supplier of group fitness classes combining the best classes from Les Mills, yoga, pilates and dance with the best Island Instructors in the air-conditioned studios, including the largest sprung dancefloor to minimise impact, there is something for everyone and guaranteed results.

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Our air conditioned fully equipped gym with all the equipment you need to get results, including a Speedfit Curved Treadmill one of the most efficient treadmills on the market, keeps us at the front of the competition when it comes to the evolving and fast moving leisure industry.

We are open from 6am to 9pm weekdays, 8am till 8pm on Saturdays and 7:30am to 7pm on Sundays.

For the swimmers you will also find a 25 metre heated indoor pool and we offer swimming lessons for all ages (adults and children) and abilities at the Elite School of Swimming – group and private lessons available.

Check out our membership packages online or give us a call and come and have look round. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Call: 01983 300066 | Visit: Fitness At Gurnard, Cockleton Lane, Cowes, PO31 8QE | Web:

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Isle of Wight Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a great way to get fit, build confidence and learn new skills. Krav Maga was initially developed as an unarmed combat system for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) due to its no-nonsense, simplistic and practical approach and is favoured by many Hollywood celebs for their fitness regime.

It’s a simple, effective reality-based self-defence system that emphasises instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. Its powerful, easy to learn techniques can empower you, making you more confident and giving you the tools to protect yourself and your family in the shortest time possible.

On the Island we offer adult classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Sandown and we also offer kids classes (age 5-15) in Ryde on Saturday mornings. These classes are based around protecting children from other children and protecting children from adults – two very different situations that need very different approaches which sports or traditional martial arts don’t cover.

All classes are based around having fun while learning important life skills. If you would like to try Krav Maga we offer adults (age 16+) a 3 class trial for £19.99. Kids can try their first class for free! Check out our reviews on Google!

Call us for a chat on 01983 478006 or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Call: 01983 478006 | Web:

Inshape Fitness Studio

At Inshape Fitness Studio we are proud to be able to offer some of the best gym equipment on the Isle of Wight. Our 2500ft² facility is situated on the outskirt of Cowes.

Our passion for fitness is clear to see from the modern design of the separate workout areas, which have been tailored to individual needs. We have a well equipped cardio room for burning those calories, a free weights room  for light toning or body building and a large rage of resistance training machines for every muscle group you could think of. Our well trained staff can help you train for a specific event, tone up and lose weight or simply get a little advice on how to use the In-Shape kit.

All ages and abilities and we have several membership options to suit the individual’s needs from a day pass to monthly Direct Debits from just £27.50 per month. We do not charge a joining fee!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with our latest deals or call us to arrange to come and look round the gym. We are open 7am-9pm Monday to Friday and 8am-8pm Saturday to Sunday.

Call: 01983 242222 | Visit: Unit 6, Enterprise Way, Cowes, PO31 8AP | Web:


At 1Leisure, we’ve introduced our new initiative for our members which will help them succeed in achieving their aims and goals. Introducing our new 12 week  fitness programme – GetFitFor.

Throughout the 12 week programme, you’ll have access to:

– Unlimited 1-2-1 gym sessions with an instructor
– A progressive programme designed for your personal goals
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Your instructor will use various measuring tools to show, your progress/improvements at the end of the 12 week programme.

Session 1: The instructor will design an individual programme for you, for a maximum of 3 weeks. You can book unlimited 1-2-1 sessions throughout, attend any of our fitness classes and use any of our 3 1Leisure sites.

Session 2: Your instructor will make any necessary alterations to your programme based on your progress. You’ll follow this until the 6 week mark where re-testing is performed.

Session 3: Based on your re-testing results, a new programme will be designed to push you closer to your goals.

Session 4: 1-2-1 training sessions are offered continuously between each session. At 12 weeks, your final testing will show your success and improvements.

We have various leisure centres across the Island so what are you waiting for…..Want to sign up? Ring on 01983 823880 and book in for your first session of #GetFitFor

Call: 01983 823880 | Visit: The Heights, Sandown or Westridge Centre, Ryde | Web:

West Wight Sports & Community Centre

For something a bit different head over to West Wight Sports & Community Centre and check out their new seven-metre Climbing Wall !

It’s the only indoor climbing wall on the Island and has routes for both beginners and experienced climbers, including a traversing wall. They have a range of sessions available including instructor led activity sessions for children and adults, private hire for independent climbers and coaching sessions for those you wishing to hone your technical and or climbing skills.

They also have much more on site including the gym which is currently being extended and having a refit, almost 50 weekly fitness classes to suit all ages and fitness levels and of course the swimming pool. Their sports hall hosts Badminton, Tennis, 5 aside football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Netball. During the summer the Centre hosts a range of activities for children to keep then active and fit during the long school break!

Keep an eye on their events page for some local fitness challenges such as the Chilly Hilly, Solent Swim and West Wight Triathlon. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Call: 01983 752168 | Visit: West Wight Sports & Community Centre Moa Place, Freshwater, PO40 9XH | Web:

If you run a gym, dance studio, fitness or self-defence class locally then contact [email protected] to add your venue to this feature.

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