Madrid Gym and Dance Clubs

If you fancy breaking a sweat while visiting one of Europe’s most dynamic and exciting cities, then Madrid offers many options. Spain’s capital ranks among the best cities globally for fitness and dance, giving Tokyo and New York a run for their money.

Depending on your taste, Madrid’s gyms range from functional and low-cost to high-end with state-of-the-art facilities. Regardless of the price point, you can be assured of a first-class experience.

Madrid’s fitness facilities are an expression of its unique culture. Like its museums and restaurants, the city’s dance scene offers you the opportunity to exercise an eclectic mix of local and foreign music that reflects Madrid’s diverse art scene.

Madrid has something for everyone, whether you prefer pumping iron or building your flexibility with yoga and pilates. This includes world-class indoor cycling, dancing, and rock-climbing facilities. This article will take you on a tour of the best Madrid has to offer fitness junkies.

Metropolitan Abascal

Found in the heart of the Chamberi district, Metropolitan Abascal is a gym that offers state-of-the-art technology and excellent city views. So, you’ll have something to look at while you burn stubborn calories.

The fitness room contains a body-building area, a cardiovascular area, and an open zone. Abascal also offers a wide range of group classes, including yoga, indoor cycling, and kickboxing.

If you prefer to train with a coach, Metropolitan Abascal offers a wide range of training services. Their highly trained professionals provide their hard-earned experience in technical advice, personal training, and directed fitness programs that help you take your workout to the next level.

These excellent guided workouts are ideal for beginners who don’t yet know their way around a gym and experienced professionals looking to hone their skills.

Metropolitano Club Deportivo

If you live near Complutense University or visit the area, the Metropolitano Club Deportivo is easily one of the most convenient gyms. As one of Madrid’s longest-operating fitness centres, its staff have over 35 years of experience offering the best in physical education.

This gym is conveniently located and an excellent choice for keen martial artists. It has MMA, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and Muay Thai classes and facilities.

If you take your fitness seriously, it’s hard to beat Metropolitano’s facilities. The complex boasts an Olympic pool, a functional training area, a weightlifting zone, and expansive cardio facilities.

There are also group classes for those who prefer to work out in company, which include yoga, Zumba, and pilates. One of the standout activities of the club is Sh’bam, a dance class where different musical styles are fused to offer a truly unique workout experience.

Recently, new activities such as arm wrestling and climbing classes have been introduced. After your workout, you can also enjoy a healthy meal or snack at the on-site restaurant. This sports club has everything for everyone, and it's impossible not to have fun and get your body in shape when you set foot into it.

Opera Gym

This is one of the gyms found in the city centre, and it's a great option if you want to be close to all the action. It gets its name from the Plaza de Opera in Madrid near Gran Via and Plaza del Callao. The gym has been around for over 20 years, and it offers excellent services.

In terms of equipment, you have access to a weightlifting area, a functional training space, an indoor cycling studio, a boxing ring, and an outdoor terrace.

The gym also offers a wide range of group classes, including yoga, TRX, functional training, and Zumba. You can also enjoy personal training services in which you get access to a nutritionist and physical trainer who create a customised workout plan for you.

The gym's location makes it ideal for commuters, residents, and tourists to access and enjoy the services in the facility.

Holiday Gym

The Holiday Gym takes a holistic approach to fitness, and its offerings are divided into toning, cardio, functional, dance, fighting, body, and mind. It is particularly well-known for dancing and cycling.

Each of these categories is approached in a multi-disciplinary way. Within toning, for example, you’ll find abdominal muscle training, a cardio class that features aerobics set to music, and intensive body training. You can also train in yoga, stretching, Pilates, and exercises designed to strengthen and stabilise your back.

The facility also has a legendary dance club that features Latin rhythms and dances such as salsa, bachata, and Reggaeton.

If you’re more of a fighter than a lover, you will appreciate their classes in boxing and Muay Thai.

Soul Dance Fitness Club

This is a gym located in the heart of Madrid, and it offers a wide range of services to help you stay in shape. The facility is equipped with mats, elastic bands, softballs, fit balls, magic circles, and yoga blocks.

Soul dance combines different styles of dances and fitness services, including pole dancing, fit boxing, and kids' training.

As its name suggests, this facility is firmly focused on achieving fitness goals through dance. You can also learn Latin rhythms such as salsa and bachata in the dance classes. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, there are professionals to help you improve your game.

There’s a solid commitment to approaching fitness scientifically at Soul Dance, which is why you’ll have access to specialists in osteopathy, personal training, and physiotherapy.

The club has a team of professionals who are always ready to help you reach your fitness goals. The services in the facility are also affordable, making it an excellent option for those on a budget.

El Horno

Located in the heart of Madrid on Calle Esgrima 11, El Horno offers a truly eclectic mix of fitness, dance, theatre, singing, and martial arts.

El Horno's dance activities include Afro, aerial hoop, classical ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco, hip hop, street jazz, oriental dances, and breakdance.

The fitness services include personal training and group classes such as yoga and pilates. You also get access to a nutritionist who can help you with your diet.

The club also features a fitness area where you can practice indoor cycling, yoga, boot camp, cross-training, and functional training.

The facilities in the club are top-notch, and you also get to enjoy the scenic views of Madrid from the rooftop terrace.

LOONA Fitness Experience

This trendy gym just north of central Madrid specialises in small groups and personal training. Their programs are designed to optimise your body and mind through strength training, high-intensity aerobic exercise, and mindfulness.

They offer the first session free, after which you can expect to pay 18 euros for a single session or 140 euros for ten. You can also buy access to the gym and equipment without classes for a monthly fee of 94 euros.

Myst Gym

If you want a no-nonsense and affordable gym for your stay in central Madrid, then MYST GYM is an excellent choice. Located near the Plaza Mayor, this facility is most likely within walking distance of your accommodation if you’re staying in the city centre.

For a monthly fee of just 34 euros, you get access to over 80 workout spaces and all the classic machines and weights you need.  It’s also easy to cancel, so Myst is an excellent option if you have a few weeks in the city.

Body Factory Gran Via

Also located in Madrid’s centre near the Plaza de Luna, Body Factory has a great selection of machines, free weights, and cardio machines. They also offer indoor cycling, Zumba, and body combat classes.

The Body Factory offers one free day passes, which is an excellent option if you want to get a quick workout during a short visit to Madrid. If you want more than one session, you can also buy day passes at the front desk, which sets Body Factory apart from subscription gyms that often don’t suit tourists.

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