Check in, work out, go home. For many people, the gym experience has often been about reps, circuits, and focusing exclusively on physical fitness. But at David Lloyd Clubs, we believe that health clubs should also take care of your emotional wellbeing and provide a place to come together and socialise.

Our new programme of social activities does exactly that, offering clubs, events and communities that help members make new connections and boost their mental health.

And, with cold weather approaching and the days growing shorter, there’s no better time to take on a new hobby or revisit a passion that you’ve struggled to find time for.

By our members, for our members

Shared interests can turn simple social interactions into lasting friendships. That’s why the team at every David Lloyd Club listen closely to members to offer events and activities that suit them. From weekly Walking Clubs to monthly Quiz Nights, members decide much of what’s covered in each club. Book Club attendees, for example, vote on which books to read and discuss.

You can expect your local Club to run a selection of the following, all based on what members want to get involved with:

  • Family discos
  • Book Club
  • Coffee mornings
  • Walking Club
  • Scrabble Club
  • Chess Club
  • Walking football
  • Cinema Club
  • Quiz Night Live
  • Family Pool Parties

Spotlight: The David Lloyd Book Club

Treadmills, cross trainers, and… literature? It’s true: since launching just a few months ago, The David Lloyd Book Club has quickly grown. Starting out as a Facebook group where members could share their thoughts on the books they were reading and give others book recommendations, the Book Club now runs regularly in many of our Clubrooms.

More than anything else, this club provides precious opportunities to enjoy the company of fellow book lovers in a warm, welcoming environment.

Members are encouraged to vote for the books they’re going to read, discover new authors and share opinions and emotions based on what they’ve read.

Let’s get social

The past couple of years have been challenging to say the least, but they’ve also helped us be more creative with how we socialise. Our events and activities became important during lockdowns, with members embracing the opportunity to develop and maintain a sense of community – even if it was only virtually at first.

Spending time in each other’s company is actually a highly effective way to take care of our mental health – whether it’s a group walk before work or a friendly game of Scrabble on a weekday evening. And with most get-togethers hosted in our spacious Clubrooms, it’s also a great excuse to indulge your taste buds with a bite to eat or a cup of coffee.

So, if you’re ready to make meet new people with like-minded interests, check in with your local David Lloyd Club or look out for new social clubs, events, and activities via our mobile app.