One of the most common new year’s resolutions that almost everyone has is to ‘get fit’. The easiest way to actually achieve this goal is to get yourself to one of the best gyms in Sunderland! It’s much easier to get fit if you actually commit to some sort of gym membership rather than just lifting a few weights at home and doing a couple of push-ups every night.

However, the real secret to getting fit is finding a gym that suits you. That’s why our list of the best gyms in Sunderland not only includes general fitness gyms, it also includes gyms with swimming pooling, boxing gyms, MMA gyms and so much more! 

This truly is your one-stop guide to the best gyms in Sunderland! 

The Best Gyms in Sunderland

General Fitness Gyms


JD Gyms Sunderland

Location: Trimdon Street Retail Park, Sunderland, SR4 6DW


JD Gym Sunderland


JD Gyms is one of Sunderland’s largest and most popular 24 hour gyms and for good reason! For £25 per month you can have 24/7 access to a large free weight zone, various running and weight training machines, a sprint track, luxury changing rooms and saunas. Alongside this, your membership gives you access to 250+ classes, including fitness bootcamps, JD burn sessions, boxing classes and more. The gym is also home to a number of the region’s best personal trainers, all ready to help you achieve your fitness goals. What’s even better, the gym also offers 2 hours free parking within a large car park. So, if you’re looking for a reasonably priced gym with an incredible array of facilities, JD Gyms Sunderland might be the best gym in Sunderland for you!


PureGym Sunderland

Location: Tesco Extra, Sunderland Retail Park, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR6 0BN


Pure Gym Sunderland


You’ve surely heard of the PureGym brand by now, you can find them virtually everywhere up and down the country! The gym brand has become incredibly popular because of the 24/7 access and great equipment each one of these gyms boasts. The Sunderland branch of PureGym at Sunderland Retail Park is no different. You can join for as little as £13.99 per month and they’ve got over 220 pieces of state of the art gym equipment and a host of top quality personal trainers to help you reach your fitness goals. This gym is kitted with a large free weights area, a functional area, a cycle studio and a lot more! Again, this is another reasonably priced gym with fantastic facilities. 


Marine House Gym80

Location: 9 Station Rd, Fulwell, Sunderland SR6 9AA 


Marine House Gym80 Sunderland


If you’re looking for something a little more classic and quieter than the big brand 24/7 gyms, Marine House Gym80 on Station Road is a great alternative! Described on its website as an “80s style gym”, Marine House Gym80 is all about making your fitness goals simple. With a whole host of weight machines, free weights and treadmills, the gym has everything you need to build your body or lose weight. Its classic, old school vibe will no doubt appeal to lots of people who would rather that than a large chain gym. It’s also the go-to gym of I’m A Celebrity and European football champion Jill Scott when she’s back in her hometown. Classic style and everything you need to get fit – what’s not to love?


Gyms with Swimming Pools


David Lloyd Sunderland

Location: 7 Camberwell Way, Sunderland SR3 3XN


David Lloyd Gym Sunderland


If you’re looking for an all encompassing leisure facility, complete with swimming pool, tennis courts and spa, look no further than David Lloyd Sunderland! Situated on the Doxford International Business Park, just off the A1 and A19, this club has a friendly and fun atmosphere and is full of the latest facilities to meet all your fitness needs. From their extensive group class timetable to their swimming pools and excellent tennis facilities – this is definitely more than just a gym! 


Everlast Gyms Sunderland 

Location: Timber Beach Road, Hylton Riverside Retail Park, Sunderland, SR5 3XB


Everlast Gym Sunderland


Another great gym with a swimming pool in Sunderland, Everland Gyms is a great all-rounder when it comes to fitness. At £30 a month they offer the latest cardio, HiiT, functional, free weight and resistance equipment. Of course, you can also take a swim in their swimming pool or unwind in our sauna and steam rooms. They also offer a range of group training classes to improve your strength, stamina and wellbeing. Everlast Gyms Sunderland is a true all-rounder, there’s really no fitness goals unattainable at this gym!


Sunderland Aquatic Centre 

Location: Sunderland Aquatic Centre, Stadium Park, SR5 1SU


Sunderland Aquatic Centre


More than just a swimming pool, Sunderland Aquatic Centre offers a huge range of fitness and activity options for you to hit your New Year’s fitness goals. Alongside the 50m main swimming pool, which can be split into two 25m pools, there is also a diving pool. The centre also boasts an enormous 140-station gym, as well as a variety of both virtual and instructor-led group fitness classes that cater for all ages and abilities. Furthermore, kids can also work off that extra energy in our fantastic fun soft play area! So, if you’re looking for a family friendly fitness experience, complete with the best aquatic facilities in the region, Sunderland Aquatic Centre is the place for you!


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Boxing/MMA Gyms 


Fitness 2000

Location: 36-38 Roker Ave, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 0HX


Fitness 2000 Sunderland


Based in Roker and just minutes away from the heart of Sunderland, you have the availability of one of the best equipped gyms in the North-East of England right on your doorstep. Inside, you’ll find fully equipped boxing and MMA facilities that have birthed local names in the fighting world. So, if you think combat sports might be the way to hit your fitness goals then Fitness 2000 might just be the place. If combat sports aren’t your thing, you’ll feel right at home in our weights section, boasting high quality, industry leading equipment from Panatta Sport Italy. Mix things up with the gym’s range of free weights, with plates and sizes for all abilities, and ample stations to make sure you’re never left waiting. Fitness 2000 is a great gym to try out some new sports and find your favourite way to keep fit with everything they have on offer.


The Dungeon BJJ

Location: Castle View, Castletown, Sunderland, SR5 3DR


BJJ Sunderland


Looking to take up a martial art to keep yourself fit this year? Why not try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, one of the most popular and accessible martial arts in the world. Established in 2005 The Dungeon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA academy has been one of the areas premier martial arts academies. Head instructor and founder, Aaron Naisbet created the gym to continue his life long martial arts journey. The gym has produced many champions and after Aaron received his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt in 2011 the gym has went from strength to strength. Don’t worry though, you certainly don’t need to be an expert or have any experience at all! Start as a total beginner and begin your BJJ journey at The Dungeon BJJ this year!


Roker Rough House MMA

Location: 2 Roker Ave, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, SR6 0BY


Roker Rough House MMA STOCK Sunderland


Maybe you watched the UFC last year and thought you could give it a go? Well, give it a go this year and start your Mixed Martial Arts journey at Roker Rough House MMA! You don’t actually have to aspire to be a fighter or have any experience at all, MMA can be brand new and all about fitness for you. Roker Rough House is a martial arts club for everyone, they run classes for children from the age of 4 years old & adults. Find a renewed confidence within yourself this year and start your martial arts journey!

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