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What's The Best Type Of Water Cooler For Your London Gym?

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By Ryan Tedder |  Published

As a gym owner or manager, you know how important it is for your clients to stay refreshed and hydrated during their workouts. Having a reliable and convenient water cooler for your gym members  is essential, especially when London tap water can have a bad or chemical taste. So we’ll look at the different types of water coolers available, their features, and how to choose the one that best meets the needs of your gym, whether you’re looking for a high-capacity cooler for a large facility or a smaller, more portable option for a boutique studio or shared gym space.

Matching your water cooler to the needs of your gym

When people exercise indoors or out, staying hydrated is one of the most important things they can do. Using energy and losing hydration through sweat means taking on fluids before, during, and after any workout becomes even more important, boosting performance, increasing strength and muscle capacity, and rehydration.

So having plenty of easily accessible water coolers in your gym means every member can get the fully-filtered, great-tasting, ice-cold or ambient water they need. But what’s the best type of water cooler for your gym? With plenty of factors to consider, Thirsty Work has a great selection to match the needs of your gym and its members.

Bottled water coolers

Ideal for smaller gyms or workout spaces, as well as any high-traffic areas, a slimline bottled water cooler is entirely portable so that it can be positioned anywhere. As long as the cooler’s within reach of a standard 13 amp socket to plug into, it can go wherever it’s needed most. And if you’re renting gym space for specific classes, you can even bring a countertop model for your class members.

Water bottles come in either 18.9 or 13-litre sizes and are filled with 100% natural spring water. Sourced from our own spring 60m underground in the Wenlock Edge in North Shropshire, every drop is pure-filtered for great chilled or ambient taste.

Mains fed water coolers

A high-capacity mains fed water cooler can be a perfect choice for larger, multi-use gyms with a high volume of members. With models featuring in-built advanced water filtration for a cleaner, purer taste, these sleek, modern coolers all provide ambient, chilled, super-chilled, or even hot water at the touch of a button. For even greater safety in high-traffic gyms, models can even include an optional UVC LED shield designed to destroy bacteria and viruses.

While any mains fed water cooler will need connection to your mains supply, they can be installed up to 13m away from the mains pipework in any direction, giving you plenty of scope to install in multiple areas.

Water fountains and bottle fillers

Another excellent option for busy gyms and sports complexes are super-convenient, mains fed water fountains and bottle fillers. Available as wall-mounted or floor-standing options, each model features our advanced water filtration system, removing odours, contaminants, impurities, and trace plastics for pure, fresh-tasting water.

Even with a continuous flow of water, models are designed to minimise splash and standing water to help reduce water waste. But larger models also feature integrated bottle fillers, so members can use their reusable bottles and refill with cool, fresh water whenever needed. Some models can even be recessed into the wall for a space-saving flush finish.

Let Thirsty Work do the heavy lifting in your gym

Your gym members are with you to be the best version of themselves, so they deserve great-tasting, clean, pure water to help them through their workouts. If your gym is experiencing unreliable service from your existing supplier and 2023 is the time to change, contact Thirsty Work today, and we can help you make the switch.

For more information and advice, contact our team on 02080 498 501 or email We can give you a quote for what you need and start you on your no-obligation, 10-day free trial of any water cooler or water fountain for your gym. Get the service you deserve and the water and product quality your members need - today