Gyms

(Scroll down to find a gym in your area)

Many runners don’t understand how the gym can benefit them, believing strength training will slow them down or make them muscle-bound. The truth is, appropriate and relevant resistance exercises will actually improve your running; to be a good runner takes more than running alone.

Running is a high impact activity. This puts mechanical stress on the skeletal system and muscles of the entire body – not just the legs. Therefore, it makes sense to train the body as a whole, making it more robust and efficient.

If you wish to run safely, muscles need to be conditioned and limber; otherwise they will begin to fight back.

Resistance training increases bone density and enhances the thickness and strength of the tendons and ligaments. It improves posture, joint stability and co-ordination. With lean muscle-gain metabolism is also raised, especially at rest. All work to compliment your running.

GYMS: BN1

Dragonfly Clinic

The Samurai Centre, 49 New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GQ

Esporta / Virgin Active

Village Way, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9SG

Fitness First

78-81 Queens Road , Brighton, BN1 3XE

LA Fitness

Tower Point, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YR

SussexSport

Sport Centre, University of Sussex, Sport Centre Road, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RB

 

GYMS: BN2

David Lloyd

Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UF

The Gym

Unit 9, The Terraces, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TB

 

GYMS: BN3

King Alfred Leisure Centre

Kingsway, Hove, BN3 2WW

LA Fitness

St. Heliers Avenue, Off Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5RE

 

GYMS: BN41

Brighton Bootcamp

26 – 28 Franklin Road, Portslade, BN41 1AF

CrossFit Connect

Unit 9, Hove Enterprise Centre, Basin Road North, Hove

 

 

 

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