Five Places for Personal Training in Wandsworth

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Before getting to the locations, If you just want to find a qualified personal trainer in Wandsworth, simply click here for a list of qualified PTs in the area.

With 1,700 acres of green spaces—equivalent to 1,700 football pitches—Wandsworth is greener than any other inner London borough, making it the perfect place to get together with your personal trainer for outdoor training. Below, we take a look at the five best outdoor sports in Wandsworth for personal training, then provide some insights into the best local gyms. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for our Tips as you scroll down to discover ways of finding the perfect personal trainer for you. 

The Best Outdoor Personal Training Locations in Wandsworth

1. Clapham Common

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With pitches for football, cricket, rugby, and even Australian rules football, Clapham Common is buzzing with people making the most of the sprawling grassland. 

With loads of paths and wide expanses, it’s perfect for getting together with a personal trainer for some cardio to improve your fitness levels and for facilitating weight loss.

Enjoy calisthenics? Head to Clapham Common Fitness Area, where you’ll find a range of pull-up, push-up, and parallel bars. 

Closest stations: It’s on the doorsteps of Clapham Common and Clapham South underground stations (both on the Northern Line). 

Tip: You can use the "Specialty" menu that appears on all our search results pages to find personal trainers with specific skills. 

For example, you could select "Strength" in the menu to find Wandsworth personal trainers who specialise in strength training, "Muscle building" or "Lean muscle" to find PTs in Wandsworth who specialise in muscle gain and lean muscle mass, or "Fat loss" to find the best personal trainers in Wandsworth for shedding those extra pounds. Certain lifestyle choices might also influence which trainer represents the best match for you. For instance, if your main goal is to capitalise on the hard work you put into your fitness training while following a vegan or vegetarian diet, you could select "Vegan diets" or "Vegetarian diets" in the "Speciality" menu to find PTs in Wandsworth that can provide advice in relation to these specialist diets

If you're looking for a PT for your child, you could use the "Fitness for children" option to find trainers in Wandsworth who are experienced in assisting those of a young age

2. Battersea Park

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A popular spot for duelling (of all things) in the 19th century, the 200 acres of Battersea Park are now home to football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, and a running track, as well as lots of less sporty diversions, including a boating lake, a children’s zoo, and a Buddhist pagoda. 

Beside the Thames and with views of the iconic power plant, Battersea Park is another great place to meet a fitness professional for personal training sessions. 

You can even get together for some pull-ups and dips at Battersea Park Fitness Trail

Closest station: It’s just a couple of minutes by foot from Battersea Park overground station. 

Tip: As revealed in our ultimate guide to personal training in London, the average cost of a personal training session in Wandsworth is about £50, with those with more years of experience or with an impressive fitness career sometimes charging up to £90. 

However, there are trainers in the area that charge between £20 and £40 per session. Other potential ways of saving money include arranging an online training session (often cheaper for both parties as no travel is required) or checking trainers' profiles to see if they provide their first session for free or offer discounts for buying sessions in bulk. 

You might also be interested in our article on how personal training prices in London vary depending on the type of training provided

3. Tooting Commons

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At 220 acres, the adjacent spaces of Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Graveney Common represent the largest green area in Wandsworth. 

As well as the Tooting Bec Athletics Track, the commons boast Tooting Bec Lido, perfect for cooling down if you’re overheating after meeting your personal trainer. Thirty metres wide and 90 metres long, it’s the biggest freshwater pool in the UK. Built in 1906, it's one of the oldest, too. 

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Closest stations: The commons are just a 5-minute walk from Streatham and Streatham Hill overground stations and from Tooting Bec and Balham underground stations (Northern Line). 

Tip: You can use the "Training location" menu that appears on all of our search results pages to find a personal trainer who will be able to meet you in your preferred location. For instance, you could tick "Client's home" in the menu to identify personal trainers in Wandsworth who will be pleased to meet you in the comfort of your home. Those with a busy schedule could also tick the "Client's workplace" option to identify trainers in Wandsworth willing to meet clients in their place of work

4. Wandsworth Common

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Divided by the train track between Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common stations, the east side of Wandsworth Common is popular with football, rugby, and rounders players, while the west side contains a café, ponds, and a children’s play area—perfect for combining a personal training session with a family day out. Near the railway footbridge, you’ll even find a calisthenics area, complete with pull-up, parallel, and monkey bars. 

Closest station: Wandsworth Common overground station is virtually in the common!

Tip: Most personal trainers on display their personal training qualifications on their profiles. 

Take a look at these to determine whether a trainer you're considering will have the type of expertise you require. For instance, if you're interested in increasing your sports performance, you could look for personal trainers in the Wandsworth area who have a background in sports coaching, whereas if you're interested in finding someone who can help you improve your level of fitness while also helping you with your mental health, you could look for PTs in Wandsworth that specialise in body confidence

If knowing that your PT will take an evidence-based approach to assisting you with your personal goals is important to you, you could get in touch with a local PT with a degree in sport science

5. Falcon Park

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Although a fine place to train, many are drawn to little Falcon Park because of its history and location. 

In fact, it occupies the space created by bombs dropped during the Second World War. On some days, you can even see the outlines of an old residential street beneath the grass. 

Falcon Park is unusually positioned within a railway junction and, nestled between two curved train tracks, it’s also known locally as Banana Park. 

Closest Station: Located between Wandsworth Common and Battersea Park, it’s a 10-minute walk from Clapham Junction overground station. 

TipYou can hit the "Contact" button that appears on all of the personal trainer profiles on our site to quickly and securely reach out to PT in Wandsworth today to see if they can assist you on your fitness journey. 

This way, before committing to anything, you can have an informal chat about your specific needs and health goals, the types of exercise you like to do, and anything else that may impact the type of fitness regime the trainer designs for you. For instance, if you have a busy lifestyle and social life, the trainer may suggest a new routine based on high-intensity exercises that have a big impact in a short period of time

As well as letting them know about your objectives and needs, you can use your initial interactions to better understand the personal training service that they provide, such as by asking them how long they've been in the fitness industry and what kinds of fitness programmes they usually create. 

The Best Gyms in Wandsworth

If you'd prefer to train at a local gym instead of outside, here are our top picks:

Top Picks:

  • If you want to train in a great atmosphere, you might like one of the top-rated independent gyms in Wandsworth, like Beattitude.
  • If you don't want to have to pay a joining fee, check out PureGym Wandsworth.
  • If you're looking for the gym with the largest selection of fitness classes, check out Nuffield Health Wandsworth.
  • If you're after something a little different, check out the climbing wall at The Font Wandsworth.
  • If you're interested in taking on an especially challenging workout, you could sign up for one of the classes at MF London.

What next?

If you’re ready to start training in some of London’s wide open spaces, your first step should be to get in touch with one of these personal trainers in Wandsworth to see how they can provide you with expert guidance and bespoke training programmes so that you can reach your fitness goals the right way while avoiding the common mistakes often made by beginners (e.g., lifting with poor technique, not eating in a way that facilitates recovery). 

You might also be interested in this guide to finding a personal trainer in Wandsworth, our Ultimate Guide to Personal Training in London, or this article on how to find personal trainers in London with specific skills.

 If you're open to training in other parts of south west London, you might also like to check out our article on personal training in Richmond

Additionally, if you're on a budget, you might like to take a look at the local government website to learn about how you might be able to access gyms and pools for free if you're a Wandsworth resident