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Best gym deals to help you get fit as gyms and swimming pools reopen today

GYMS and swimming pools have opened their doors again today for the first time since before coronavirus lockdown.

If you can't wait to get sweating in the gym, we round up the best deals currently available.

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The Gym Group has upped its cleaning routine as it welcomes back customers today
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The Gym Group has upped its cleaning routine as it welcomes back customers todayCredit: Damien McFadden- The Sun

Gyms were forced to close on March 20 due to the coronavirus crisis, leaving Brits with no choice but to do home workouts.

But last month, they were finally given the green to light to reopen to customers from today, July 25.

Working out won’t be the same as before though and gymgoers can expect a wide range of new coronavirus measures.

These include sneeze screens around gym equipment, shorter workouts as well as sanitiser stations so you can wipe down your machine.

Each fitness centre will have slightly different measures in place, so do check how your local gym has changed.

Gymgoers can expect a wide range of social distancing measures as gyms reopen from today
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Gymgoers can expect a wide range of social distancing measures as gyms reopen from today

Top gym deals

The Sun has scanned the market for the lowest-priced gym deals currently available to help you stay fit in an affordable way. Below's what we found.

Many gym chains also offer free one-day trials to encourage customers to sign up, so it's worth double-checking this in advance.

Groupon

The discount website offers loads of deals at gyms across the UK.

When The Sun checked, we found a two-week pass at an independent gym for just £10 or a month-long pass for £13.95.

To find the best deals near you, simply put in your postcode.

Hussle, formerly PayAsUGym

Hussle lets customers buy day passes to thousands of gyms across the UK or pay by class.

It could come in handy if you're keen on trying different gyms or you don't want to lock into a long-term contract.

The prices depend on the gym, but typically start from £3.60 per pass.

If you buy your gym visits in bulk as either a five visit bundle or a 10 visit bundle, it gets cheaper.

Pure Gym

Pure Gym are known for low cost, no contract memberships across the UK with over 260 locations.

It offers both contract free and fixed term memberships, and you can save up to 10 per cent on six, nine and 12 month memberships when you pay in full. ​

Students can also get up to 30 per cent off fixed-term six, nine and 12 month memberships.

The prices vary depending on the gym, but we found one location where a monthly pass costs just £12.99, excluding the one-off £10 joining fee.

The Gym Group

Memberships at The Gym Group costs from £10.99 a month and there's no contract.

Just keep in mind that some may charge a one-off joining fee, while others give you access to more than one gym at no extra cost.

The Gym Group has more than 140 locations across the UK.

Xercise4less

Xercise4less is currently offering memberships from as little as £9.99 a month, with no fixed contract until 2021.

The budget chain has more than 50 gyms across the UK.

What changes are gym chains making when they reopen?

HERE'S what social distancing measures gym groups will have in place when they reopen.

The Gym Group: The Gym Group is upping its cleaning routine and will be asking members to disinfect their machines after use.

It'll also install contactless entry to its sites, as well as introducing and sanitiser stations.

Some machines will be turned off altogether, while others will have screens between them to separate customers.

It'll also ask everyone to limit their workout time to no longer than one hour.

Fitness First: Fitness First will also have enhanced hygiene measures when it reopens its 120 gyms, including PPE for staff members.

Like The Gym Group, it'll be encouraging members to help clean their machines after use.

They'll have cleaning stations and hand sanitisers around the gym floor to help you do this.

Equipment has also been spaced out so fitness buffs can keep two metres apart, while some will be turned off completely.

Temperature checks may also be performed upon entry - which will also be contactless - to ensure you're well enough to workout.

PureGym: PureGym will space out equipment and turn some machines off to accommodate social distancing.

They'll also have boxes marked out on their gym floors to show how much space you have to work out.

In addition, they'll be even more regularly cleaning in place and members will be asked to wipe down their machines with disinfectant after they've finished.

PureGym will also limit the number of customers allowed inside at one time, and they'll have a similar function on their app where you can see how busy your nearest gym is.

Contactless entry will be encouraged when you arrive, as well as the use of hand sanitisers.

PureGym has around 260 sites across the UK.

David Lloyd: Last month, around 50 clubs had started rolling out new outdoor exercise timetables, with up to 90 classes being offered a week.

Classes on offer include group exercises, yoga, pilates and bootcamp-style workouts such as HIIT.

There is a maximum of five gym members plus an instructor allowed per session, and each person has a designated area to work out in.

David Lloyd has also opened outdoor tennis courts at 70 sites.

Like other chains, some equipment has been moved apart to allow for social distancing.

Customers are also being asked to arrive in their workout kit if possible.

In addition, David Lloyd has confirmed an increased cleaning routine to keep its gyms safe.

David Lloyd has 115 gym clubs across the country - see more details about the changes you can expect here.

Feelgood Fitness and Wellness Centre: Gyms will also use screens, as well as a one-way system to keep fitness fanatics safe.

There will also be a strict no stop and chat rules to keep fitness fanatics safe.

In June, gyms and PTs blasted Boris’s decision to leave them closed while pubs could reopen from July 4.

Gyms across the UK have been shut since March 20 after all "non-essential" stores and services were told to close.

Last month, The Sun took a look inside The Gym Group with work out limits and sneeze screens.

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