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Diabetes UK - One Million Steps Challenge

Get motivated on the treadmill with the One Million Steps Challenge in support of Diabetes UK and get a four-month complimentary Better Flex Membership.

What is the Diabetes UK - One Million Steps challenge?
From July to September 2024, choose between three distances:

  • 500,000 steps - about 5,400 steps a day.
  • 1,000,000 steps - about 10,800 steps a day.
  • 1,700,000 - from Lands End to John O'Groats, about 18,400 steps a day.

And raise money for Diabetes UK. You can track your steps using any stepometer. Surprise yourself this summer and raise vital funds for a worthy cause.  

How do I get a four-month complimentary Better Flex Membership?
To help you complete this challenge, we're offering you a Better Flex Membership lasting four months.  Register for the challenge at One Million Steps Challenge, then you will be sent to a page to sign up for a four-month complimentary Better Flex Membership. 

Remind me, what is the Better Flex Membership?
It's our most flexible membership yet. As well as up to 30% off the gym, pool and fitness classes at Better centres nationwide*, you'll also receive a number of benefits including one free activity booking (gym, swim or fitness class) a month and more. See Better Flex Membership for more details.  

Get fit at a Better gym

Whether you’re taking the first steps on your fitness journey or you’re looking to stay in shape, you’ll find everything you need at Better.

We know that everybody is different – and we all have our own goals - which is why we offer something for all types of gym goers. From inclusive fitness classes to junior and gym sessions for all ages, find what works for you at Better. We also offer personal training sessions and expert-led inductions so you can feel comfortable, even when you’re working out.

Need to find a gym nearby? With over 200 gyms across the UK, you’ll easily find facilities in your local area. What’s more, when you visit a Better gym, you’ll be joining a community of like-minded people, ready to support you and give you the extra motivation you need.

Gym facilities on offer

Alongside 1-2-1 inductions and our re-focus sessions (at certain gyms only) with certified instructors, we offer a range of modern equipment to help you reach your fitness goals.

Designed into separate zones for cardio, functional, strength, stretching and resistance, our gyms include high-quality equipment such as:

  • Top-of-the-range treadmills, bikes and rowers to get your heart pumping
  • Free weights such as dumbbells, weight benches and squat racks for building strength
  • A selection of fixed resistance weights (ab machines, hip abductors, multi-gym stations) to help you build confidence when weight training and work specific areas of your body
  • Functional training areas with kettlebells, medicine balls and more to boost your workout
  • Stretching areas where you can cool down and stretch out after you exercise
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Boost your workout with a Better membership

Gym workouts are a fantastic form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities. Here are just some of the ways going to the gym can help you:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve heart health
  • Help you reach your fitness goals
  • Boost your mental health
  • Introduce you to new people

This type of exercise is most effective when done regularly. If visiting the gym is part of your fitness routine, why not make the most of your workout with a Better monthly membership?

When you become a Better Health member, you’ll enjoy inclusive access to our gyms and fitness classes across the UK or in your local area plus other benefits like swimming pool access, priority booking, and discounts on a range of other activities.

Looking for more flexibility? Day passes are perfect for trying one of our gyms and getting a feel for any Better Leisure Centre without committing to a membership. Or, if you want to avoid monthly payments, our Pay As You Go membership involves one annual payment and lets your enjoy your local gym, swimming pool or fitness classes at a discounted rate. Plus, you’ll enjoy a saving of up to 30% on non-member prices.

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How to workout at a Better gym

You can easily book a fitness session at a gym near you through our website or via the Better UK app.

To book on the website:

  1. Visit our ‘Book Activity’ page
  2. Find a Better gym near you
  3. Select ‘Gym’ or ‘Fitness Classes’ and then choose the activity you’re interested in to see the availability
  4. Click ‘Book’ on the timeslot that suits you and log in to complete your booking

On the Better UK app:

  1. Log in and find a Better gym near you
  2. Select ‘Gym’ or ‘Fitness Classes’ and then choose the activity you’re interested in to see the availability
  3. Click ‘Book Now’ on the time that suits you and follow instructions to complete your booking

Visit a gym near you

At Better, we want everyone to be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we’ve made finding a gym and booking a workout as easy as possible.

UK-Wide Gyms

With over 200 gyms across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you can easily find a gym near you, wherever you’re based. From London to Liverpool, we’ve got you covered. 

Flexible Membership

All of our memberships are no contract and can be paused at any time, giving you the freedom to enjoy our facilities in a way that works for you.

Easy Booking

Our flexible booking options mean you can try before you become a member. Book your gym session or fitness class online or app at a time that works for you. Check your local centre for activities and timetables.

Hear from our gym goers

Ready to find a Better gym near you? Hear how our gym goers make the most of their local facilities:

“Exercise makes me feel good about myself.  I’ve found that my confidence has improved since coming to the gym. It's that sense of satisfaction when you lift a weight that you've never lifted before, it's that real buzz; that real excitement you get from that achievement is huge.” – Laura, A Better Member

Read Laura’s Story

“Exercise is everything to me, it makes me feel good, it keeps me sane, it also keeps me fit. Being active gives me a lot more energy and my mindset is much more positive - It really can help you to deal with everyday things in life” - Belinda, A Better Member

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the right gym for me?

If you’re planning to visit the gym regularly, choosing one that’s affordable, works with your timetable and is in a good location is crucial. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a gym:

  • Opening hours
  • Location
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Classes and activities
  • Other services e.g. personal training, health suite

What are the benefits of joining a gym?

While there are plenty of physical benefits of working out in the gym, becoming a gym member also comes with its own set of perks. These include motivation to stick to your routine as you become part of the community and improvements to your health and fitness as you visit regularly.

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Monthly Membership

Make the most of Better facilities in your area and across the UK with a Better Health membership. Sign up today for inclusive access to gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes at a centre near you.

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Fitness Classes

From cardio to strength training, we have a range of fitness classes to help you stay in shape and have fun doing it. With plenty of activities for all abilities and experience levels, find your perfect workout today.

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