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The Gyms With Student Discounts To Get Fit For Less

Jasmyne Jeffery January 19, 2023

The new year is here and with that lots of people have made resolutions to get healthier. The only downside is that going to the gym isn’t exactly cheap. Not a lot of students have huge amounts of money to spare, but that shouldn’t stop you from leading an active lifestyle. Luckily, we can tell you whether PureGym and The Gym Group have offers, plus what other gyms have student discounts. It’s understandable that you’ll want to look your best with student discounts on activewear and gym clothes.

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or you’re just looking to join a gym, memberships can be a little pricey. Sure, you get access to a lot of equipment and lots are open 24/7, but if you simply can’y afford it, then you’re at a dead end. However, lots of gyms know that students typically don’t have a lot of money, so offer student discounts! If you’re looking to save the pennies but still get fit, here at the gyms with student discounts.

The Gyms With Student Discounts

Get fit and healthy on a student budget with the following gym memberships!

Better Gyms

Better Gyms has dozens of locations across England, as well as some in Cardiff and Northern Ireland. With one of their student memberships, you can access any of their locations, including pools and classes. What’s even better is that there is no contract, so you don’t have to worry about paying it each month if you can’t afford it. Just pay for each month you’re planning on using it.

Being able to access all of their gyms means that even out of term time you can still go to the gym when going home. To do this, it will cost £38 a month for national access. However, if you’re happy just to use the gyms in your district or borough, it will only be £28 a month. So, you only need to pay extra for the times that you’re outside the area where you live.

To sign up, select your ‘home’ centre and then click the membership you want. Simple!

Village Gym

Village Gyms have 33 locations across the UK. Unlike Better Gyms, their locations branch into Scotland too.

Their student membership is a rolling 90-day contract which you pay through a direct debit. You can access the gym at any time and comes without a joining fee.

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Students can still access the heated pools and Village Gyms offer Les Mils classes too. This membership is one of the pricier gyms with a student discount of £42 per month. It is cheaper than the standard, but you will be able to find a cheaper alternative.

Everlast Gyms

Everlast Gyms have 58 locations across the UK, with multiple locations in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Til the end of January, Everlast are offering students their first month for just £5. After that, their gym membership student discount is £24.99 a month. If you want to cancel, you will need to give them a month of notice.

Just enter the gym that you want to use and you can get your membership started on the day you sign up. Though this is one of the cheaper gyms with a student discount, you can only use one location, unlike Better Gyms.

PureGym Student Discount

As one of the most popular gym groups, students will want to know if there is a PureGym student discount. The good news is that you’re in luck

PureGym uses UniDays to verify students, but it means you can get a huge 30 per cent discount on their membership if you sign up for more than 6 months. If that’s too much of a commitment, then you can still get 20 per cent off your first 3 months.

Plus, with the PureGym student discount, you can access any of their sites outside of term time and you have the choice of unlimited classes. There are over 300 locations across the UK, so there’s guaranteed to be one near your student accommodation.

The Gym Group Student Discount

The Gym Group also offer a student discount for a 6-month membership. Instead of paying monthly, you pay £109 for 6 months of access to two gyms of your choice. So, you can have one near your university accommodation and another one for outside of term time. With their membership, students can get unlimited classes, and training and there is no joining fee.

It is worth keeping in mind that their monthly contract is only £19.99, which works out cheaper if you only need to access one gym. Think about what you need out of your student gym membership and work out if the Gym Group student discount works out better for you.

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Activewear Student Discount

There’s no point in getting a discount on your gym membership if you can’t afford the clothes to work out in. Primark and other cheaper shops do have activewear, but it’s not the best quality. You want something that’s going to last, without paying the luxury prices.

Luckily, we can tell you the places with activewear student discounts. Just think of what you can spend all this extra cash on.

Gym Shark constantly has a student discount through Student Beans. If you’re thinking of making an order, make sure you’ve got your ID and code ready to do some serious saving. Currently (January 2023), they have a 10 per cent discount on their active wear. This changes throughout the year so keep your eye out for an even better deal.

UniDays have lots of student discounts on gym clothes, so always have a quick browse before getting anything. You’d hate to fork out for activewear only to realise you could have got it cheaper.

Currently, they have these student discounts on gym clothes available:

  • Nike: 10 per cent off of full-price online/ 25 per cent off when you buy two styles online.
  • Lululemon: 15 per cent off in-store and online.
  • Adidas: 35 per cent off full-price online.
  • Dare2B: 15 per cent off online.

Now, not only have you saved on your gym membership, but you’ve got a student discount on your activewear too! The only thing left to do now is commit, which is always easier when it’s a bit cheaper.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time writer on Freshered after working freelance with GRV Media previously. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger. In 2022, she graduated with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Jasmyne worked briefly for her local newspaper before heading to university and completing an internship at a publishing company. She is now pursuing and loving a career in journalism. Jasmyne has a particular interest in student news, entertainment, and social media, whilst also (trying!) to help put the world to right. Originally from North Devon, she is currently loving the small-city life in Cardiff.