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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.
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.
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.
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.
Large selection of weights. Closed on Sundays.
Prices: 15.- Euro for a day pass or 49.- Euro per month.
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 40.- Euro per month.
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.
Locations: Neukölln (Hermannplatz)
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: Between 30.- and 40.- Euro per month for a 12-month membership. There are more expensive plans available with the option to cancel monthly.
Locations: Prenzlauer Berg, Charlottenburg, Kreuzberg, Potsdam, Mitte (Gesundbrunnen)
Ride Berlin offers 50-minute intense rides on bikes in three locations.
Prices: Starting at 85.- Euro per month.
Locations: Mitte, Charlottenburg, Prenzlauer Berg
Courses: Pilates, Yoga, Barre
Prices: The package starts at 20.- Euro.
45 minutes of cardio, strength, mobility and coordination workouts.
Prices: One workout for 15.- Euro or four for 49.- Euro per month.
The John Reed Women's Club is located in the Schönhauser Allee 112 in Prenzlauer Berg. Prices are starting at 50.- Euro per month.
The Just Move gym in Kreuzberg offers courses, wellness and a pool.
Prices: Starting at 39.- Euro per month.
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.
Location: Friedrichshain, Marzahn, Prenzlauer Berg, Tempelhof (Tempelhofer Hafen), Mitte (Alexanderplatz)
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.
Locations: Potsdamer Platz, Friedrichshain (Ostkreuz), Neukölln (Hermannplatz), Mitte (Gendarmenmarkt), Charlottenburg (Bismarckstr.), Steglitz
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.
Locations: Potsdamer Platz
Prices: Starting at 14.- Euro per month for the early-bird plan.
Locations: Tegel, Köpenick, Neukölln, Steglitz, Friedrichshain, Mitte, Charlottenburg
A discount gym with courses and branches all over Berlin.
Prices: 24.- Euro per month
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.
Locations: Moabit, Charlottenburg, Wedding, Hohenschönhausen, Heinersdorf, Tempelhof, Wilmersdorf, Lichtenberg, Neukölln, Niederschönweide, Marzahn, Marienfelde, Reinickendorf, Spandau, Lichterfeld, Adlershof, Mahlsdorf
*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.
All prices were checked on 26 September 2022. Prices are not guaranteed. Please check the official gym websites for prices.
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