Fancied yourself as an London 2012 Olympics athlete? We uncover London’s Top 5 Private Member Gyms

Peak Health Club and Spa yoga class

The Third Space gym view of poolWith the London 2012 Olympics less than a week away and all the focus fixated firmly on the World’s best athletes, CDCLifestyle provide a selection of the most exclusive member gyms in London with which to challenge your inner Olympian.

The Third Space, Soho

Unrivalled facilities including a boxing ring, 3 storey climbing wall, hypoxic chamber and retro gym has established The Third Space as not only one of London’s leading gyms, but also one of the trendiest. The innovative retro gym is a revolution in fitness training. Using modern training techniques on old style equipment including old school favourites such as climbing ropes, beams, bars and ladders will transport you back to your school days without the downside of actually being at school. The wow factor sets in when you see the table tennis table, positioned in a room with a see-through glass floor. To wind down after your workout, indulge yourself in revolutionary ozone treated swimming pools. Ozone treatment significantly improves water quality, including a reduction of the chlorine odour and eye irritation, meaning less chemicals and a healthier swimming experience. Other attractions across both the clubs sites include classes such as Rockstar Bollywood and Burlesque, and live DJ’s that play on the gym floor.

Peak Health Club and Spa yoga class

Peak Health Club and Spa

High above the city on the ninth floor of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower is the exclusive Peak Health Club and Spa. It’s biggest selling point? When training you can look out across the breath-taking view of London, a view that no other gym can offer. Understandably The Peak provides its’ upper-crust members with the latest cardiovascular and resistance equipment, all expertly explained by attentive staff. The area has been designed to maximise the vast daylight provided by the glass atrium, and at night the sophisticated lighting system provides an energising exercise environment. Complementing The Peak gym is the studio, with a varied range of fitness and relaxation classes from spinning to yoga, including body sculpt, body conditioning, kick-boxing and Iyengar yoga. Away from the gym, it is hard to find a swimming pool more luxurious than The Peak’s 20m stainless steel offering, with its associated whirlpool, sauna and steam facilities. If golf is more your thing, you can improve your swing on some of the world’s most famous golf courses using The Peak’s state-of-the-art golf simulator with the expertise and aid of resident professional golf coaches.

KX gym changing rooms


Situated in South Kensington, KX (pronounced ‘kicks’) is a cut above your regular gym. KX is renowned as one of the most luxurious private members clubs. Created with the premise of bringing the best of the best together under one roof, the focus is on fitness, beauty, well-being, innovation and relaxation. The state-of-the-art gym houses world-class equipment with a variety of private studios for its industry leading classes and the highest accredited personal trainers. KX prides itself on finding the balance between accommodating those with a serious interest in fitness and establishing itself as a luxury establishment. The world-class spa service and well being chill out lounge lists an extensive variety of treatments and therapies for when gym motivation has dwindled. The members only restaurant and club room oozes stylish sophistication with books stacked on coffee tables and art and photography framed effortlessly on the walls. Priced accordingly, perks such as the laundry service, food delivery and KX own brand mineral water promote KX as being the one of the most esteemed gyms in London. KX has perfected the art of understated luxury and the exclusivity and privacy that this gym ensures is also well worth the price tag.

The Harbour Club swimming pool

The Harbour Club

Another of Chelsea’s plethora of luxury gyms. Generally acknowledged as the finest club in London, and ranking amongst the best in the world, The Harbour Club offers its limited members an unrivalled selection of facilities and services. Whether it’s working-out, catching up over a glass of wine at the restaurant’s bar or gossiping over a game of tennis, The Harbour Club has a niche you can settle into comfortably. Run in association with Chelsea’s Aruda Spa, The Harbour Club is eager to ensure the most luxurious of treatment. Changing rooms come with relaxation areas equipped with televisions and complimentary Molton Brown toiletries and towels for a little added pampering. The cardiovascular equipment in the Fitness Room includes a complete range of the latest Life Fitness equipment. There is also a well-equipped boxing area, and most machines even have their own integrated televisions. You can choose to plug in your headphones and watch the 42-inch plasma TV screens whilst working-out, or bring your own music and control your iPod or iPhone on the TV touchscreens integrated into the cardiovascular equipment. All this impressive, state-of-the-art machinery overlooks a waterfall swimming pool for a touch of added decadence, and after 6.30 the waterfall pool becomes a relaxing haven, with the addition of a hydrotherapy bench. Additionally, The Harbour Club’s extensive social calendar echoes that by joining this gym, you enter into a small and exclusive society.

SP&Co gym


Quietly situated in the heart of Chelsea is a most extraordinary private members health and fitness centre with an agenda to keep things select, fashionable and sumptuous. Created by Stephen Price, a former professional sportsman with a unique understanding of how an individual’s mindset impacts upon physical performance; SP&Co offers a unique philosophy practised by an expert team. Operating not only from its exclusive Chelsea space but also from extraordinary establishments all over the world, your fitness regime doesn’t have to stop when travel calls. SP&Co operates a private and personalised service, offering support and encouragement throughout your programme from attentive, handpicked team members who are true experts in their field. Upon arrival, members are provided with their very own private changing facilities, pre and post nutrition, a full laundry service and apparel as required. As well as a boasting Europe’s most advanced ‘altitude chamber’, the premises contains a full Pilates studio and a series of consultation spaces and private treatment rooms. With membership limited, the clientele of 3 Jubilee Place is carefully controlled to ensure every client is given a total privacy and exclusivity whilst in the gym. It is the ultimate health and fitness experience.