Whenever any new development - large or small - is proposed, some BC reader will call for it to include a gym: Police Station closing? Make it a gym. Pub being turned into flats? We need a gym! Someone trying to think of an alternative use for an old red phone box? How about a micro-gym?
There's no doubt that Brockley is missing a gym, but if you're in the northern end of town, you're pretty well served, with good gyms in New Cross, Deptford, Greenwich and Lewisham all a short run or ride away. The options include:
Clubpulse, New Cross
Located on the Goldsmiths campus, the gym is open to members of the public and very good value.
Glass Mill, Lewisham
One floor above the pool and recently refurbished (despite being only a year old) the gym is well-equipped, rarely too busy and gets plenty of natural light. Fitness studio next door.
Operated by the same group as Glass Mill, this is another recently-re-equipped gym inside the leisure centre.
|Meridian Fitness, Creekside|
The newest and most upmarket venue, it's just opened in the Creekside development and emphasises its wide range of classes. Membership required.
Another new gym, this one on Greenwich High Road emphasises its low-cost monthly membership fee.
Beefs and Babes, Greenwich
Comedy name, brutal decor and easily mistaken for a Hooters, this place is aimed at hardcore bodybuilders.
The southern end of Brockley is more of a challenge, so please post your recommendations below and we'll add to the list. Likewise, please share your reviews and recommendations for any and all local options.