(SPOT.ph) We’re not going to ask how your New Year’s resolution about getting fit is coming along because we know it can be a struggle to squeeze a workout routine into your busy days. Hey, no need to stress out—you can make a lifestyle change any time of the year as long as you’re ready for it. If you need a little help finding a workout or gym that’s best for your lifestyle, bookmark this page because we've put together some of the best workout studios in the Metro, so you can get in shape—and actually enjoy it.
Best Gyms in Manila
You don’t have to be an actual celebrity to train at Celebrity Fitness. The gym offers all sorts of group classes that can help you burn those calories and get toned. You’ll find a range of interesting classes, from yoga—including floating or aerial yoga—or dance classes like Zumba, to a fun trampoline workout called Saltar. You also have the option to get a personal trainer if you really want to get serious about your fitness journey.
Celebrity Fitness is at One Bonifacio High Street Building, 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City. Rates start at P2,595. For more information, visit the Celebrity Fitness website.
With dozens of branches (and counting), it’ll be hard not to find an Anytime Fitness near you. A membership grants you unlimited access to any Anytime Fitness gym (which are all open 24/7, by the way) as well as the group classes they offer, like yoga, Zumba, kickboxing, and piloxing. We recommend checking with the branch you’re planning to go to because the classes may vary per branch.
See a list of Anytime Fitness branches. Rates start at P2,300 (may vary per branch). For more information, visit the Anytime Fitness website.
For an all-in-one fitness studio, you won’t go wrong with Kerry Sports. Aside from all kinds of professional gym equipment, you also get access to a lap pool as well as group fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning, boxing, and martial arts. They even have basketball, squash, and tennis courts available for use. Plus, a membership gets you discounts on spa treatments, so you can unwind after a good workout.
Kerry Sports is at 5/F and 6/F Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, visit the Kerry Sports website.
Best Gyms in Manila for Spinning and Rowing
Ride Revolution was one of the very first spinning studios to offer indoor cycling classes in the Metro, opening their first branch inside Steps Dance Studio in Poblacion. Their classes mostly revolve around high-intensity fast sprints as well as upper-body workouts. If you really want to keep yourself committed to showing up to their spinning classes, you can buy their packages that include 10, 20, and even 30 sessions or more.
Ride Revolution has branches at Steps Dance Studio, Poblacion, Makati City; Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City; and Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Rates start at P1,100. For more information, visit the Ride Revolution website.
Electric Studio has all kinds of spinning classes to keep you coming back for more. With bright neon lights in and out of the studio, as well as classes with fun themes (Drake cycling playlist, anyone?), you’re sure to have a fun time burning calories and building muscle. As in any other spinning class, make sure you bring a lot of water!
Electric Studio has branches in G/F Two Central, 107 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City; 4/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City; and 2/F 8 Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle, Taguig City. Rates start at P1,000. For more information, visit the Electric Studio website.
Saddle Row makes a great introduction to cycling and rowing classes, with some pretty great prices and packages that are tough to beat. They have a variety of classes taught by seasoned instructors, perfect for both beginners and experienced cyclists and rowers alike, and you might even stumble upon a special themed class for the day! Saddle Row offers packages for both Rowing and Ride. They now also offer a Realign program—classes range from a yoga class, a float pod session, or a series of talks on health and fitness led by their leaders.
Saddle Row has branches in R3, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City; and 2/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City. Rates start at P900. For more information, visit the Saddle Row website.
Best Gyms in Manila for Boxing
Elorde Boxing Gym
If you want to integrate boxing workouts into your routine, Elorde is a great place to start. You can get a good workout from trained professionals that will push you to your limits. Some branches even offer fun group classes, too! The best part is they have a number of branches all over the Metro so you have no excuse to skip your weekly boxing session.
See a list of Elorde Boxing Gym branches. For more information, visit the Elorde Boxing Gym website.
You can work up a good sweat doing a full-blown boxing workout that involves moving with the music. They have classes that involve shadowboxing or heavy bag work, while mixing in some core, bodyweight, and footwork exercises, so you’re covered from head to toe. Plus, instead of taking breaks between rounds, Flyweight PH makes you do bodyweight exercises so you really get the most out of your workout. Take your pick from three classes: Flow (no boxing experience required), Shred (some boxing experience required), and Fight (boxing experience required).
Flyweight PH is at 2/F 8 Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle, Taguig. Rates start at P1,000. For more information, visit the Flyweight PH website.
Best Gyms in Manila for Yoga and Pilates
If you want to strengthen your core, tone your limbs, and improve your posture, then Pilates is the perfect workout for you. Onelife Studio is one of the leading Pilates studios in the Metro and they offer one-on-one pilates classes that target your specific needs and help you achieve your goals. In your first three sessions, you’ll be assigned your own personal instructor who will guide you all throughout your sessions while creating a program that’s personalized for you. After your first three sessions, you have the option to join group classes if your instructor thinks you’re ready to join Onelife Studio’s regularly scheduled programs.
See a list of Onelife Studio branches. Rates start at P5,000 for three sessions. For more information, visit the Onelife Studio website.
Elev8 Lagree Fitness Studio
In case you haven’t heard of the Lagree workout, the easiest way to describe it is that it’s like pilates on steroids. Instead of a reformer, the equipment used in Lagree is called the Megaformer and it’s where you’ll spend 45 minutes sweating, shaking, and burning up to 800 calories per session(not bad, right?). Elev8 Lagree Fitness Studio offers high-intensity, low-impact, full-body workout that will strengthen your core and help you improve your balance and flexibility. Remember: The key is to go as slow as you can…but don’t be fooled—it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Elev8 Lagree Fitness Studio is at 9/F Unit 1, Ore Central, 9th Avenue corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City and Unit 102 Tiffany Place, San Agustin, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Rates start at P1,500. For more information, visit the Elev8 Lagree Fitness Studio website.
YogaPlus lets you explore all kinds of yoga classes like Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yin, and even aerial. You can opt for classes that focus on core work, flexibility, or posture. When in doubt, you can ask their experienced instructors on which classes work best for your body and lifestyle.
See a list of YogaPlus branches. Rates start at P599. For more information, visit the YogaPlus website.
Don’t let the name fool you: Yoga Hive offers more than just yoga classes. Aside from covering all the yoga basics like Vinyasa, Yin, and Ashtanga, you can also take different fitness classes like pole-dancing, pilates, aerial hoop, and Zumba. They also offer unlimited passes by the week or month, so you can take as many classes as you like.
Yoga Hive is at 101 Three Salcedo Place, 123 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Rates start at P550. For more information, visit the Yoga Hive website.
Urban Ashram Yoga
If you want to get into the yogi/yogini lifestyle, you can start at Urban Ashram Yoga. They offer all kinds of yoga classes perfect for both beginners and experienced yogis. Depending on what you need, there are classes which focus on meditation, flexibility, or strength-training. There’s also an option to really study yoga and even to train to become a yoga instructor yourself.
Urban Ashram Yoga has branches at 3/F Brixton Building, Brixton Street, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City; and 9/F The Menarco Tower, 32nd Avenue corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. Rates start at P590. For more information, visit the Urban Ashram Yoga website.