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MANILA, Philippines – Getting fit and healthy is one of the hardest things to do, especially when you’re working long hours every week. Most days end with you munching on a quick dinner right before crashing into the bed. Change up your routine and start moving! Did you know that exercising makes you 100% more powerful? (Not a real statistic, but we’re willing to bet our butts on it!)
It’s time to get moving! Manila’s the perfect place to finally get a sweat out. Here’s a list of the most loved gyms around Metro Manila.
Pound for Pound Fitness aims to help you with any of your fitness goals whether it be weight loss, conditioning, cross-training, or even martial arts training, they have it. They also have a bunch of branches so if you’re a beginner searching for the perfect location, Pound for Pound could be your go-to gym.
Open from: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM from Mondays to Saturdays; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sundays
Pound for Pound rates: P1,000 - P8,500
Great for: beginners who are looking for the right exercise and location
Slimmers World is one of the OG gym chains in the country. The company has been around for more than 40 years already and is known as a haven for fitness and beauty as they offer fitness programs, cosmetic procedures, and wellness services. They give free consultations to assess which fitness programs would be a good fit for potential members.
Open from: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily
Slimmers World rates: P6,868 - P12,893
Great for: fitness and beauty geeks
Kerry Sports prides itself for the 8,000+ square meters of fitness space. The gym has an NBA-grade indoor basketball court, tennis courts, a squash court, half an Olympic pool, studios for yoga and dance, and over 90 units of fitness equipment. It’s a family-friendly gym that has everything for everyone: while the parents are working out, kids can hang out at the Adventure Zone, a 1,000-sqm indoor playground for kids of all ages.
Open from: 24 hours daily
Kerry Sports rates: P6,868 - P12,893
Great for: individuals and families who want a one-stop-shop for fitness and recreation
Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Curves is a women-only gym that is perfect for those who want privacy when working out. The gym fosters a very welcoming and safe environment for women who are otherwise intimidated to go to the gym alone. Also, the equipment, fitness classes, and the manner in which coaches speak to you was designed to be used by women of all age groups. Try their one-of-a-kind Hydraulic Resistance Machines!
Open from: Depending on each branch, some open as early as 7:00 AM to as late as 9:00 PM daily
Curves rates: P2,290 per month
Great for: women who want to workout in peace
UFC Gym has facilities for both MMA training and physical fitness. Members get unlimited access to the gym’s state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, group fitness classes, MMA classes, and UFC worldwide. They also sell UFC merch, so you could proudly declare your love for the sport. Read more here.
Open from: 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM on weekdays, 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekends, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Sundays and holidays
UFC Gym rates: Starts at P3,000 for 1 year membership to 1 club, pay per visit
Great for: fitness buffs who want to bulk up and gain fighting skills
The Upper Deck located in Ortigas has facilities like indoor basketball and badminton courts, a boxing gym, yoga and indoor cycling studios. Decorated in industrial-style interiors, the Upper Deck Gym makes a great background for the perfect gym selfie. Close to the Upper Deck Gym is Edge Climb Gym, Plunge Dive Club, Recovery Spa, and the Edge Bar and Restaurant.
Open from: 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM daily
The Upper Deck Gym rates: P3,500 for a monthly membership
Great for: gym rats who are looking for an Instagram-worthy gym
6/F The Upper Deck Sports Center, #1, Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Pasig, 1604
(02) 942 4585
Insider tip: You can get a Three (3) Day Pass + 1 Coaching Session for ₱900 instead of ₱3,700! Read more here.
Gold’s Gym is an international brand that was established in the country in 2002. It currently has 29 branches all over the country in the most accessible locations. It’s a popular workout spot for fitness buffs and celebrities. Fun fact: Gold’s Gym was featured in 3 local films.
Open from: 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM daily
Gold's Gym rates: P3,800 - P28,000
Great for: people who want to copy celebrity workouts
360 Fitness invites you to “complete the circuit.” It separates itself from all other gyms by being a no-machine gym that focuses on holistic training, meaning they want each of their members to be strong, flexible, dynamic, and adaptable. They offer circuit training, Les Mills workouts, and their Signature Functional Strength classes.
Open from: Depending on each branch, some open as early as 7:00 AM to as late as 9:30 PM on weekdays, 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM on weekends
360 Fitness Club rates: starts at P13,200 for 6 months
Great for: people who thrive in group exercises and those who feel intimidated by a regular gym setup
Fitness First is also an international brand that’s well-known for using only top-of-the-line equipment and facilities, as well as offering a wide variety of Signature and Les Mills group exercise classes and personal training with the aid of certified fitness coaches. Fitness First has two kinds of clubs in the country, Premium clubs are their standard gyms, while the Platinum clubs are more exclusive and have more facilities and benefits for the members.
Open from: Depending on each club, some open as early as 6:00 AM to as late as 10 PM on weekdays, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on weekends, and 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on public holidays.
Fitness First rates: P3,000 joining fee, P1,500 admin fee (both paid for one time only), and P4,395 monthly dues for a 5-month membership
Great for: both beginners and regulars alike, and anyone who is interested in working with a personal trainer
Anytime Fitness offers the convenience of being able to workout anytime you want. This 24-hour gym has signature purple interiors that make the gyms look less daunting. When you sign up for a membership, you have access to all 4,000+ branches of Anytime Fitness worldwide.
Open from: 24 hours daily
Gym rates: P1,000 joining fee, P2,500 key fob fee (both paid for one time only), P2,700 monthly dues for a 6-month membership
Great for: employees who want to get fit but work irregular hours
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