If you are looking to buy a property in Marbella or around this area to enjoy a more healthy and active lifestyle then one of the first things you may be looking for is a gym to join.Many of the high end hotels have their own gyms where guests or locals can sign up for membership or you can sign up to a independent gym or join one of the many bootcamps that have appeared on the coast.
For this post we are just going to look at some of the best-known gyms in Marbella as recommended be locals.
El Fuerte Gym
El Fuerte is a 20-year-old luxury gym in the centrally-located El Fuerte Hotel, with installations that reflect the high standards of the five star hotels it is a part of. The Nautilus gym is very well maintained, with the latest, state of the art equipment including cutting edge spin bikes. Numerous fitness classes are held here, including spinning classes, several aerobic classes, karate, body combat, step, body pump and others. Members can choose between indoor and outdoor pools for aquatic exercise lessons. Other facilities at the gym include a UVA solarium, a paddle tennis floor and tournaments, a Turkish bath, maintenance lessons, cardiovascular circuit and personal training.
O2 Wellness Center
This gym is one of the largest and most central in Marbella. Running since 2005, the gym is vast and luxurious with five fitness and wellness areas. The fitness and gym area offers members cutting edge equipment and gorgeous sea views to enjoy while you train. Several trained professionals are also present to help guide members around. The pool area and spa have a water treatment zone, bubbling massage circuit, waterfalls in an indoor swimming pool. Again, wonderful Mediterranean views help to bring nature closer. The beauty center with its Zen sensibility is calming and tasteful. Members can choose from a varied menu including facials, hot stone massage, oriental therapies etc. There are four activity rooms where classes for Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Body Pump, Spinning and Spanish dance are held. The Social Area offers health foods and drink.
Atenas on Calle Pintor Pacheco is also centrally located. It also holds the distinction of being one of the earliest gyms to open on the Costa del Sol. Operational since 1985; the gym has continued to provide high quality services through the decades. It is located right opposite Marbella Port and easily accessible. It offers a variety of lessons to members including body pump, cardiobox, pilates, fit ball, Latin dance, Zumba, aqua gym and others.
For members near Puerto Banus, the is conveniently located. A brightly designed gym with a modern, friendly atmosphere, Plaza gym offers numerous cardiovascular machines and weights, along with classes like step, aerobics, cycling, Pilates, Taekwon-Do. The gym windows overlook the bay of Marbella or the mountains when they are open in summer. Members also have access to steam baths, sauna and Jacuzzi. Plaza Gym also has squash courts and a solarium, and personal trainers.
Dynamic Training Center
Located in Marbella’s Le Village, this is a relatively recent addition, having opened its doors in 2009. It offers an extensive gym in a friendly, airy environment, with a series of classes to suit every type of requirement and fitness levels. The gym employs German made GYM80 equipment. The gym is also where the Gracie Barra Draculino team teaches mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu to Marbella locals. The gym employs highly trained professionals who can offer personal training to members according to their needs, abilities and requirements. Classes offered include yoga, toning, dance and spinning. The gym cafe offers healthy and delicious menu items, along with information on the nutritional content of the items on the menu. The gym also helps members with young children take time out for their health. Members can leave their children at the crèche while they work out.
There are several other major and boutique gyms in Marbella where locals can find the right combination of equipment, classes, professional training, and extra facilities at various prices. Some of the other well known gyms include Los Monteros Fitness Studio, Alhamar Gym, Oxigeno Gym, Pilates Wellness & Energy Center, Hotel Puento Romano Tennis & Fitness Club etc.