A selection of the best gyms in Berlin - discount and premium Fitnessstudios

An overview of the most popular Berlin gyms: Holmes Place, McFit, John Reed and the best day pass offers like FitFox. A selection of discount and premium as well as women-only gyms.

This post was last updated on February 2, 2024

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Two women lifting weights in a gym

Most gyms (German: Fitnessstudio) in Berlin offer courses like cardio, yoga, aerobics, step, burn, pilates and many more which often is included with the membership. There usually is a limited number of participants per course so registering in advance is often mandatory.

Berlin gyms offer the usual weight machines. Chest press, pull down, cable bench, leg press or extension and curl are pretty standard for every gym as well as the free weight section with barbells, dumbbells or kettlebells. Some gyms offer a special section for women and there are women-only gyms.

A less expensive option for students is using the university sports offers. You have to be enrolled as a student at one of the Berlin universities in order to choose among all offers across all universities. This daily updated website offers a list of all courses offered by the Beuth, FU, HTW, HU and TU universities, including university gyms.

Save money with multi-venue memberships for gyms

The Urban Sports Club sells memberships that give you access to countless venues in Berlin alone. The list not only includes many gyms but also all sorts of courses like climbing and bouldering, Feldenkrais, martial arts etc.

I used Sportscheck, formerly Fitfox, to buy day passes for Holmes Place but that option is not available anymore as of September 2022.

Beware of hidden costs when signing up for a gym in Germany

The monthly price for German gyms often does not include sign-up fees, body-check or other hidden service fees.

At the time of writing Holmes Place had a 99.- Euro one-time fee and yearly body check fees of 58.- Euro. John Reed has a recurring service fee of 15.- Euro source on top of its monthly membership rate.

A selection of Berlin gyms

Urban strength

Large selection of weights. Closed on Sundays.

Prices: 15.- Euro for a day pass or 49.- Euro per month.

Website: www.berlinstrength.de

Locations: Friedrichshain

Gold's Gym

The classic Californian branch of Gold's Gym has opened a flagship studio in Berlin Spandau. Visit Gold's Gym and maybe you become its 16th Mr. or Ms. Olympia winner.

Prices: Starting at 30.- Euro per month, including access to Gold's Gym, McFIT, and JOHN REED.

Website: www.golds-gym.de

Locations: Spandau

American Fitness Berlin

A nice location on top of the Karstadt at Hermannplatz, this gym offers a mixed and a women's sauna as well as many courses, including personal training.

Prices: 40.- Euro per month.

Website: www.american-fitness.org

Locations: Neukölln (Hermannplatz)

John Reed gym - urban chic workout

John Reed is part of the McFit chain source but offers a more urban experience with electro, R’n’B and hip-hop music and live DJ sets.

Prices: Starting at 15.- Euro per month for a 24-month membership. There are more expensive plans available with the option to cancel monthly.

Website: www.johnreed.fitness

Locations: Prenzlauer Berg, Charlottenburg, Kreuzberg, Potsdam, Mitte (Gesundbrunnen)

Ride Berlin

Ride Berlin offers 50-minute intense rides on bikes in three locations.

Prices: Starting at 85.- Euro per month.

Website: www.ride-berlin.com

Locations: Mitte, Charlottenburg, Prenzlauer Berg

John and Jane's Soul Base

Courses: Pilates, Yoga, Barre

Prices: One workout is available for 20.- Euro, 6 workouts per month cost 42.- Euro per month.

Website: www.johnandjanes.com

Location: Mitte

HIIT Berlin

45 minutes of cardio, strength, mobility and coordination workouts.

Courses: Cardio

Prices: One workout for 15.- Euro or four for 49.- Euro per month.

Website: www.hiit.berlin

Location: Friedrichshain

Women-only gyms in Berlin

John Reed Women's Club Prenzlauer Berg.

The John Reed Women's Club is located in the Schönhauser Allee 112 in Prenzlauer Berg. Prices are starting at 50.- Euro per month.

Just Move Women's Gym

The Just Move gym in Kreuzberg offers courses, wellness and a pool.

Prices: Starting at 39.- Euro per month.

Website: www.justmove.berlin

Location: Kreuzberg (Bergmannstr)


Ladycompany offers a gym with a sauna, sports sauna and 800 courses in 5 studios in Berlin.

Prices: Starting at 25.- Euro per month.

Website: www.ladycompany.de

Location: Friedrichshain, Marzahn, Prenzlauer Berg, Tempelhof (Tempelhofer Hafen), Mitte (Alexanderplatz)

Premium and luxury gyms

Holmes Place - gym with swimming pool

Many courses, a sauna with a separate women's sauna, a swimming pool, aqua fitness, cycling and cardio area, towel service, workout on machines and free weights in a nice atmosphere.

Prices: 2-year contract for around 80.- Euro per month plus a starter fee of 99.- Euro and yearly body check fee of around 58.- Euro. You have to ask for this plan otherwise they refer you to the more expensive plan.

Website: www.holmesplace.de

Locations: Potsdamer Platz, Friedrichshain (Ostkreuz), Neukölln (Hermannplatz), Mitte (Gendarmenmarkt), Charlottenburg (Bismarckstr.), Steglitz

Top view on a swimming pool with a gym bikes in the background. The Holmes Place swimming pool at Ostkreuz – ©Holmes Place

Club Olympus Spa & Fitness at the Grand Hyatt

This is for you if you want to do yourself something really good. There are massage rooms, a spa and a swimming pool beside the gym area and you will have a splendid view over the roofs of Berlin.

Prices: 10 entries for 150.- Euro, 300.- Euro including spa.

Website: www.hyatt.com

Locations: Potsdamer Platz

24-hour and discount gyms in Berlin


Prices: Starting at 14.- Euro per month for the early-bird plan.

Website: www.superfit.club

Locations: Tegel, Köpenick, Neukölln, Steglitz, Friedrichshain, Mitte, Charlottenburg


A discount gym with courses and branches all over Berlin.

Prices: 24.- Euro per month

Website: www.fitx.de

Locations: Mitte (Alexanderplatz), Hellersdorf, Schöneberg, Kreuzberg (Südkreuz), Tempelhof, Waidmannslust, Moabit, Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg (Ku'damm)


Probably the best-known discount gym has many venues in Berlin and is open 24 hours.

Prices: Between 25.- and 35.- Euro per month.

Website: www.mcfit.com

Locations: Moabit, Charlottenburg, Wedding, Hohenschönhausen, Heinersdorf, Tempelhof, Wilmersdorf, Lichtenberg, Neukölln, Niederschönweide, Marzahn, Marienfelde, Reinickendorf, Spandau, Lichterfeld, Adlershof, Mahlsdorf

Online gyms

*Fitnessraum.de has training and nutrition programs for individual goals. Their offer in the German language is huge but there were not too many English videos at the time of writing.

Prices: Starting at 8.- Euro per month.

Website: *www.fitnessraum.de

All prices checked on 27 December 2023. Prices are not guaranteed. Please check the official gym websites for prices.

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