Training with a gay personal trainer (PT) can help you feel more relaxed, confident and comfortable. You don’t have to worry that your PT will be a football-loving, lads weekend-having, Love Island-type that makes jokes about things you don’t understand and comments about women and boobs and all sorts of hetero crap.
A gay personal trainer understands the alpha male BS that is so common in the fitness industry, and can help you ignore all that and just focus on yourself and your own health and fitness journey.
There’s nothing to prove when training with a gay PT. They’ve been through a lot of the same experiences you have and can understand your worries and insecurities better than a straight PT would.
Plus the chat is way better.
Nothing against the straight PTs, many of them are lovely and plenty are super gay-friendly. But the truth is you never know. If you’re feeling vulnerable, insecure and unsure in the gym, knowing your trainer is also gay can alleviate a lot of those fears and prevent those flashbacks to PE classes.
So say goodbye to giving your PT an awkward look when they ask if you’ve got a girlfriend, talk about football, or try to give you that bro-slap instead of a handshake at the end of a session. There’s no need to act a certain way around a gay personal trainer, or feel like you’re being judged. Your gay PT is there to help you get stronger, fitter, healthier, and more confident.
Gay Group Fitness Classes – Are you into groups?
Are groups more your thing? Check out some of the fab gay group fitness classes around the UK.
If you prefer to workout with others, there are plenty of gay fitness groups throughout London that we recommend you try.
The Muscle Marys
- WorkOUT With PRIDE (resistance)
- Stronger Fitter Prouder
- OUTdoor BOOTCAMP
The Muscle Marys run a number of outdoor and indoor LGBT+ group fitness classes in London. These high-energy classes will have you building muscle, burning calories and improving your strength all while spending time with a great group of guys. Take your pick of functional training, lifting classes or outdoor bootcamps.
The Weekending – Gay Gym and Fitness Classes
Location: Arch 6, Manor Place Depot, Angel Ln, London SE17 3FR
Opening Times: Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday CLOSED
Monday – Chest, Shoulders & Triceps @ 7am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Tuesday – Back & Biceps @ 7am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday – Legs & Core @ 7am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday – Chest, Shoulders & Triceps @ 7am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday – Back & Biceps @ 7am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Saturday – Legs & Core @ 11am & 12pm.
Sunday – Closed
Bio: At TheWeekending Fitness Club awesome people across the LGBTQ+ community and friends join together for strength and conditioning training and social events. The concept is structured and targeted weightlifting workouts in groups, ideal to build healthy bodies and minds.
- The best strength and conditioning weightlifting workouts.
- Community and meaningful friendships.
- Fun and exciting group events & activities.
- Top instructors that push you to be your best.
- High quality equipment.
To enhance the quality of life of the London LGBTQ+ community through excellence in fitness and meaningful friendships.
Spinder – Gay spin class
What’s a gay spin class exactly? Well, it’s a spin class, but instead of repetitive generic dance music, the class is choreographed to hits by your favourite gay icons. Britney vs Christina, Girls Aloud vs Sugababes, Beyoncé vs Lady Gaga. You’re guaranteed to be out of breath after this workout, and not just because of all the singing.
Sadly, on 25 March 2023, Spinder founder Rich Allsop unexpectedly passed away, but his legacy and the community he created through Spinder will live on through the many lives he changed and friendships he formed.
Visit wearespinder.com for details and to book classes.
Bikes, bops & buddies.Richard, founder of Spinder
Spinderis the first gay spin class & social community in London & Brighton. We don’t have members, we have Spinderellas. We run a total of FIVE 45min classes a week each followed by a fun social event. All a gesand levels are welcome.