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Get fit! – Top fitness centers in Barcelona

Written by Paula

Barcelona is an active city whose inhabitants value their health. Young and old, people of all ages are developing the habit of exercising at least once a week.

If you are thinking of starting an exercise regimen and you’re not sure which gym to choose, here are some options to help you make an informed decision.


gym3DIR is a popular fitness chain with 13 branches in Barcelona. The equipment and classes available vary from branch to branch. Each branch has its own fitness room with an assortment of cardiovascular equipment and rooms where a variety of classes take place. Depending on the gym you choose you can find facilities to swim, play paddle, play squash, practice spinning, pilates and yoga. DiR offers group classes of Aquatic activities, Mind & Body, functional training, Express training, SpinDiR, muscular training, aerobic training, mixed training, DiR rhythms and Zumba.

The price of membership ranges between 40€ and 50€, varying from center to center, depending on the facilities and classes offered.

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Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness offers a different and innovative concept: it is open 24 hours a day, allowing you to work out any time you want. Not only that, the membership allows you to work out in any Anytime Fitness center in the world. The key to this process is, literally, a key. When becoming a member, you pay a one-time extra cost for your electronic key. This is the key that will allow you to go to the gym anytime you choose and to visit Anytime Fitness centers in other cities.

In Barcelona there are seven branches: Les Corts, Pedralbes, Moiànes, Fort Pienc, Sarrià, L’Hospitalet and Poblenou.


Despite having only one branch in Barcelona, Áccura is one of the most popular fitness centers in town. At Áccura you can practice Core training, Body Pump, Body Combat, Spinning, TBC, GAC, Global Training, TRX, Zumba, Basic-Dance, Dance, Latin Dance, Aerobic-Stepdance, Pilates, Yoga, Stretch Moves, Gim Hipopresiva, Espalda Sana, Tai Chi, Áccura Running, Aqua Tono, Aqua Cardio, Aqua Flex, Aqua Core, Aqua play, ABD, Estira and Zen.

You can find Áccura at Carrer Bruc, 122.

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Holmes Place

gym5Holmes Place is a world famous fitness center with branches in countries like Portugal, Germany, Greece and Switzerland. In Spain, Holmes Place has centers in both Madrid and Barcelona, where they offer an enormous variety of classes, like Zumba, Body Jam, Body Attack, Body Combat, Ciclo, Body Step, Step, Dance, Sh’Bam, Airfit, Aquarelax, TRX, Senior Training, Metabolic, Aerobic Step Infantil, Pilates Máquinas, Functional Training, Running Workout, Zumba Infantil, Inciación a los ritmos, Aeróbic, Hip Hop, Funky Infantil, TBC, Warrior, Free Style and X-Celerate, among many others.

In Barcelona you can find Holmes Place fitness centers in Balmes, Les Corts, Sardenya and Urquinaona.

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