Gym Wars Is Back! Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Great news… we are bringing back the extremely popular Gym Wars! Last seen in March, Gym Wars previously pitted our gyms in Cwmbran, Gorseinon and Llansamlet together as they went head to head in a battle to be crowned Gym Wars winners.

Well, Gym Wars is back and it is bigger than ever. Our new gyms in Southend and Uxbridge will be joining the competition vying to claim the crown for themselves.

Here’s everything you need to know…

What Is Gym Wars?

Gym Wars takes place over one week and is a competition between every Simply Gym. During the week, each gym will be putting on unique challenges, classes and activities, with the number of participants and challenge scores recorded each day. The Gym with the highest score at the end of the week is crowned the winner.

However, there’s a catch. Each challenge, class and activity can’t be completed by you alone. They are unique buddy challenges, so if you want to take part you will need to have a friend with you each time. That’s why for the entire week of Gym Wars you will be able to bring your friend along for free, even if they are not members of Simply Gym!

When Does It Take Place?

Starting when we open on Monday 16th October and running until close on Sunday 22nd October.

How Can I invite My Friends?

It’s important that your friends register before coming in.

For Cwmbran, Gorseinon and Llansamlet, they can do this through our website. All they have to do is select the correct gym and click join. Once through to our joining page they will need to enter the promo code BUDDY to load their free day pass. Please note that this will only be possible from Monday 16th October onwards.

These details will be emailed out to you prior to the event, so keep an eye out for this.

For Southend and Uxbridge you will have to bring your friends with you to the gym and we will register them there and then.

What Challenges Are Taking Place?

Here’s is the programme of events;

Monday – Mix it up Monday =

  • 1 x Paired gym challenge = 30 seconds of Plank Clap-hands
  • 1 x Buddy Class = most participants per club

Tuesday – Tag a friend Tuesday =

  • 1 x Paired gym challenge = 30 seconds of Slam Bag shuttles (tag then partner goes)
  • 1 x Buddy Class = most participants per club

Wednesday – Wingman Wednesdays =

  • 1 x Paired gym challenge = 30 seconds of side passes
  • 1 x Buddy Class = most participants per club

Thursday – Team Up Thursdays =

  • 1 x Paired gym challenge = 30 partner get-ups
  • 1 x Buddy Class = most participants per club

Friday – Find a friend Friday =

  • 1 x Paired gym challenge = Partner Barbell Squat
  • 1 x Buddy Class = most participants per club

Saturday – Super Saturday

Sunday – Showdown Sunday

Gym Wars always proves to be a great chance to train with your friends, undertaking some really fun challenges. Here’s how it will be scored:

Find Us On Snapchat

For the duration of Gym Wars a SnapChat filter will be available to use in each gym. Whilst you are at a Simply Gym you will be able to Snap your friends and select our unique Gym Wars Filter. The gym that send the most snaps will win the SnapChat round of Gym Wars.

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