Gymnasiums

Gymnasiums

There are more gyms and fitness centres in Andalucía than ever before. Whereas in the early 1980s you’d have been pushed to find the odd male-dominated weights room, there are now many centres. Following the Jane Fonda exercise revolution two decades ago, a few small gyms opened along the Costa del Sol, some of which have survived, while others have disappeared. The Studio 1 Gym, in Las Rampas (Fuengirola), was one of the first in the early 1980s. It was then and still is English owned.

The Sporting Club at the Five Star Hotel Meliá Don Pepe is in a very beautiful setting close to the beach (and just five minutes by car to Puerto Banus shopping centre). The gym has a weights room, cardiovascular machines, heated indoor pool, sauna, steam baths and 2 Jacuzzis.

This is a bright modern gym, with weights and plenty of cardiovascular machines as well as a selection of classes, including aerobics and step. The atmosphere is friendly and the big windows (open in the warmer months) look onto superb views down onto the bay of Marbella or over at the mountains behind.

This is certainly one of the most progressive sport clubs in the area. They have around 60 classes a week to chose from, 50 strength-building machines and 40 cardiovascular. Apart from the numerous fitness activities and classes, including Spinning, Aerobics, Aero-boxing, Stretching, etc., they also have fantastic state-of-the-art cardio vascular machines.

Inaugurated in 2005, this seriously large and luxurious gym / fitness and wellness centre boasts five areas under one roof. The pool and spa area has a magnificent indoor swimming pool with waterfalls, bubbling massage circuit and water-treatment zone, all with breathtaking sea views over the Mediterranean. The gym/fitness area has the latest state-of-the-art equipment and trained professionals to guide you around, with wonderful sea views as you train.

The Fitness Studio at the 5 star luxury Los Monteros Hotel, is by the side of the hotel and looks out onto one of the 11 tennis courts of what is one of the best tennis facilities in these parts. The Hotel is easy to find on the beach side of the N340 coastal road, heading west toward Marbella town and is right opposite the large landmark, Costa del Sol Hospital.

A beautiful setting for a gym in a light and open room, but with limited equipment compared to some of the larger gyms in the area. The Fitness Club is secondary to the 10 tennis and 4 paddle tennis courts, but still offers aerobics classes by qualified professionals. With membership comes use of the sauna and Turkish baths, and the opening hours are excellent at seven days a week.

This luxury gym, housed in the beautiful El Fuerte Hotel in the heart of Marbella, is a place of privilege for a work out. The installations reflect the high quality and standard expected of a five star establishment. The extremely well equipped Nautilus gym has well-maintained, up-to-date machines, including spin bikes for spinning classes.

This modern gym has a large cardiovascular machine room, aerobic and yoga classes and sauna a Turkish baths. It also has a UVA Sun Tanning Cabin. Membership fees include use of Sauna and Turkish baths and all classes.

Gimnasio Atenas was one of the pioneering gyms on the Costa del Sol. It opened in 1985 and has been going from strengthto strength ever since. It is easy to find, at the entrance to Marbella from the Malaga opposite Marbella port, in Calle Pintor Pacheo. The gym has a large machines room, Spinning classes, several aerobic rooms for the different classes, Jacuzzi, sauna and an indoor heated swimming pool.