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Top gyms in Madrid

Written by Miguel

In a busy city like Madrid, it’s important to set some time aside every week to take care of yourself. Lucky for you, the capital of Spain has plenty of top-notch gyms where you can exercise regularly and access plenty of other fitness and wellbeing services for affordable prices.

With so many options, it can be hard to choose, but don’t worry – to make it easier for you, we selected only the best of the best. Here’s our list of the top gyms in Madrid:


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Photo via Pixabay

A relatively new brand, having opened its first gym only in 2011, AltaFit has already earned a great reputation in Madrid. With the goal of making regular physical activity accessible to all, their prices are pretty reasonable (starting at 24€/month) but the quality of their services and facilities is premium-level. Highly recommended.

Address: Calle Cigarreras, 3.

Holiday Gym Princesa

Health club chain Holiday has 16 gyms in Madrid, with Princesa being perhaps its most famous. With top facilities and equipment, it offers several innovative workout programmes, as well as dance and martial arts classes. If you’re interested in becoming a personal trainer, Holiday Gym Academy has complete courses that will give you the opportunity to become a skilled instructor and eventually land a job with the chain.

Address: Calle de Serrano Jover, 3.

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Club Metropolitan Abascal

Metropolitan is more than a health club. Dedicated not only to fitness but also beauty and wellbeing, it has plenty of gyms, stores and even restaurants all around Spain. In Madrid you’ll find four Metropolitan centers, with the Abascal gym, in particular,  being considered one of the best in the country. Enjoy the many classes and activities available and indulge yourself with top-notch spa & beauty treatments.

Address: Calle de José Abascal, 46.

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Opera Gym

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Photo via Visualhunt

A small gym with a very friendly atmosphere, Opera offers you a relaxed environment where you can exercise with maximum comfort. Inside its walls, you’ll find everything you need for your daily routine, an experienced team of professionals that is always happy to help you and even personalized nutritional advice. A great place for those who are just starting to exercise and might find gyms intimidating – here you will feel right at home.

Address: Calle de Fomento, 3.

There you have it! Now you know where to go in Madrid if you want to stay in tip-top shape during your stay. Which of these gyms are you going to try first? Let us know using the comment box below. Good workouts!

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About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Madrid with him.

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