This class-based gym became a success in London before opening its stylish BLOK Manchester studio in 2018 – and although it looks very “designer” and “boutique”, the atmosphere is friendly and down-to-earth.
It’s popular thanks to the variety of classes on offer across its three studios (you can do strength, various forms of yoga, boxing, barre, callisthenics, HIIT, meditation, pilates and more). The quality of the coaching is another draw: the teachers at BLOK are some of the best in their field. If you want to learn a skill rather than just go through the motions of an exercise class, head here.
Its location inside Ducie Street Warehouse means coffee is always an option after class. It’s also very near Piccadilly Station so is a good choice for train commuters who want a gym on their route home.