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Hit the gym in Eixample

Written by Christine

The gym. Some people swear by it while others want to swear at the thought of it. Whether you love it or hate it but are thinking about joining a gym in Eixample, there are so many reasons and benefits to start a path towards a healthier lifestyle. There are tons of gyms in Eixample but here a few choices that have so much to offer in terms of facilities, classes, and atmosphere.  Grab your water bottle and sneakers and get started!

DiR Eixample

DiR Eixample is conveniently located right off of Passeig de Gràcia in the heart of the district.  This gym has so many classes and activities throughout the day to make any workout fun and exciting.  Classes like Body Pump, SpinDiR, and Body Attack will get your heart pumping and the blood flowing while other classes like Tai-chi, yoga, and Equilibra’t will calm you down and help to balance the body and mind.  There are also facilities available for those wishing to practice squash, boxing, and paddle.

In addition to the bevy of classes to choose from you will also have access to the fully-equipped cardio and cycling studios.  DiR Eixample also offers additional services like personal training and nutrition guidance.  To get to know DiR for yourself, you can register for a free day pass on their website!

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Eurofitness Sant Miquel

This gym is about as complete as they come when it comes to facilities, activities, and services.  Eurofitness Sant Miquel offers its members an extensive cardio and weight training area, a pool, and an extensive list of fitness classes.  Feel the burn with classes like Boot Camp, Zumba, and GAC or cool down in the pool with AiguaGym.

Eurofitness also offers the Les Mills line of classes such as Body Balance, Body Combat, and Body Pump.  After your workout you can take advantage of the gym’s designated relaxation rooms.  Other services include personal trainers, tanning services, and an advisory service to help you reach your fitness goals.

DuetFit Bruc

DuetFit Bruc is a great option for everyone interested in improving their overall fitness.  Like the other gyms mentioned this one offers a wide variety of classes for its members including popular picks like cycling, yoga, and Body Pump.  DuetFit Bruc offers different payment and contract options including month-to-month if you’re wary about signing a longer one.

In addition to a fitness studio and cycling area there is a cafe called the Lunch Club where you can enjoy a healthy post-workout snack with fellow fitness friends to recharge your energy.  This gym is open 7 days a week with classes every day of the week to make sure you will always have time to get in a fulfilling workout.

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Holmes Place Balmes

The most luxurious gym on the list, Homes Place Balmes gives its members access to a full-service spa and treatments.  You can enjoy massages, facial treatments, and manicures just to name a few of the services.  Holmes Place also offers personal training and group classes including yoga, pilates, and cardio.

For runners of all levels looking for a running partner, you can join the Running Club to help to improve your cardio fitness and reach your running goals.  There is also a gym for swimmers and anyone interested in water fitness classes.  Whatever your preferred workout is, don’t wait another day to discover all that Holmes Place has to offer!

About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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