I used to go to the local gyms, but I tried to rejoin you now have pay up front or by direct debit the prices now vary from 450 to 500 pounds a year. i am a retired person and will not pay this amount.
You don't need to pay anything like that amount, SurferTom.
Those sort of gyms are only for 'the sheep'! Most are about £2 or £3 a go!!
A boxing gym would probably be your best bet. Boxing training is good for getting your heart pumping!
Surfer Tom - I go to Exercise 4 Less. Used to be MFI behind Brocol House. I pay a tenner a month. Nothing fancy, sauna, pool etc but tons of machines, free weights, classes etc if it’s just an occasional work out you’re after. Little tip - they’ll try to charge you some sort of joining fee, maybe £15 and try to get £15 a month out of you. Leave your contact number but then say you’ll have a think about it. I guarantee they’ll be on the phone in a day or two reducing the price - “we can waive the sign up fee if you join now” etc. As I say, nowt special but it does a job.