Watermans Fitness Guide

Whether you live in Edinburgh or are new here, it’s a great place to explore and this summer, the Scottish capital is set to be as busy as ever. With hundreds of thousands of visitors flocking to the city to experience the Fringe and Edinburgh’s other festivals, it’s a great time to take in the sights and soak up the atmosphere. Wander through the winding streets of the Old Town or grab a taxi to whizz across town for a Fringe show, there’s always something to be seen.

However, if you want to avoid the crowds and get off the beaten track, why not visit one of Edinburgh’s many independent gyms and clubs? Not only will it take you to parts of the city not always outlined by the tourist information leaflets, but it’ll encourage you to try something new as well as supporting local businesses.

To highlight the grit and determination of Edinburgh’s independent fitness centres, Watermans has created an interactive map to help you find your next fitness activity. Whether it’s throwing some punches at Lochend Boxing Club, trying out some Japanese martial arts at Edinburgh Aikido, or CrossFit classes in Murrayfield, there’s something for everyone.

Edinburgh GuideWatermans guide to best independent gyms and clubs in Edinburgh