Stay fit for business

 When you’re away from home on business, it can be all too tempting to give up on the regular exercise that you would normally do as part of your daily routine. Added to which eating out or take-aways tend to be the order at the end of a long day in the office, and it can quite simply be a recipe for waistline disaster.

With an increasing number of pay-as-you-go gyms and the chance that there is a branch of a national gym chain in town, there is really no excuse for not staying fit for life and fit for business.

Reading has a number of gyms within easy access of The Faculty that will enable you to keep up with or maybe even start your fitness regime whilst you’re in town.

 gyms in reading

Within walking distance

JK Yoga Flow– 0.3 miles

If yoga is your thing or if you have always fancied giving it a try, then JK Yoga Flow’s classes take place in the Garden Hall at Watlington House. Sessions are held on a Monday and Thursday evenings.


Buzz Gym– 0.5 miles

Just a 10-minute walk from The Faculty, Buzz Gym is open 24-hours a day, so you can train whenever suits your work schedule. Day passes and one-week pass don’t include classes, but a month pass gets you access to them all. They even offer Club Nights with live DJ’s, so you can burn off some extra calories throwing some shapes on the dance floor!

A short drive 

The Gym– 1.1 miles

The Gym has two locations in Reading; Central and West. Both are open 24-hours a day and offer ‘Try It’ day or three-day passes. There’s also a ‘no contract’ monthly option 

PureGym  – 1.3 miles

Another 24/7 gym option, this time a little further away from The Faculty but with free parking on-site. There’s over ‘220 bits of kit’ in the gym and 40+ classes each week. So, plenty to choose from as you work on the body beautiful. Pay for a day pass or join for a ‘no contract’ month if you’re going to be in Reading for longer.

David Lloyd– 3.0 miles

Located in Thames Valley Business Park, existing members of David Lloyd are able to use the facilities at their Reading branch. Besides the well-equipped gym, there is a swimming pool, spa facilities and a café for a post-workout snack.

So, whatever your budget, whenever you want to train; there is a stress-busting, endorphin-releasing gym nearby to suit your needs. Don’t forget to pack your kit!