Working Things Out: The Finest Gyms in the Metro
Let’s talk about fitness. Everybody seems to be getting on the fitness craze bandwagon these days. Everyone from teens and students to young professionals, adults, and the elderly are lacing up their trainers and going physical.
It’s no secret that exercise is good for the body, and going to the gym is one way to achieve a healthy, toned physique. While jogging around your neighborhood, walking the dog every morning, or doing weekend chores are great ways to stay active, working out is much more productive when done in a gym.
Aside from the proper equipment, you get the help of trainers who are always ready to help and point out the things you’re doing wrong with your exercise. After all, the point of doing exercise is to strengthen certain muscles and improve health, so if you’re not doing it right, you’re really just wasting your time.
It’s about time you get off that couch, stop bouncing around in your sneakers, and actually sweat off those extra pounds.
We’ve listed some of the finest gyms in the metro perfect not just for the stereotypical batak guys and gym rats, but for the young ones and not-so-young loved ones as well.
Gold’s Gym is the largest gym chain in the world and is known for their passion, unique heritage, and expertise in the world of fitness. Lucky for us Filipino fitness buffs, they have expanded their presence here in the Philippines with numerous branches in and around the metro.
Today, the Gold’s fitness profile includes some of the latest equipment and exercises. Offered services include group exercises that feature some of the latest and hippest workout routines, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, spinning, Zumba, Pilates and yoga, and more.
Gold’s Gym has 19 branches across the Philippines, 17 of which are located in the Metro. Each branch has different amenities, facilities, and operating hours.
Branches in the metro include: Acropolis, Alabang, Bay Area, BGC, Centris, Chinatown, Galleria, Glorietta, Greenhills, Hotel Intercontinental, Marikina, New Manila, Timog, and Waltermart
To learn more about their fitness programs, schedules, and other branches, you can visit their website at http://www.goldsgym.com.ph/.
Fitness First is one of the largest health and fitness groups in the world. Their mission is to help thousands of people change their lives for the better by leading a healthy, active lifestyle. The gym’s team of fitness experts takes your fitness personally—with a guarantee you can achieve your weight loss or body building goals with their help.
The gym offers a range of fitness programs, including professional personal training and world-class group exercise classes led by certified instructors.
Club locations include: Eastwood City, Fairview, Fort Bonifacio, Greenhills, Robinsons Summit Center in Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinson’s Place Manila, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Robinsons Metro East Mall, SM Aura Premier, RCBC
Tower in Makati, and TriNoMa.
A complete list of their branches, schedules, and programs is available in their website, http://www.fitnessfirst.com.ph.
Slimmers World International is one of the country’s foremost names when it comes to slimming, health, fitness, and beauty.
The fitness center takes great pride in its more than 35 years of excellence and expertise helping people achieve greater bodies and radiant skin.
Slimmers World offers some of the latest fitness facilities to help you achieve your fitness or weight loss goals. They offer different programs that are all effective in helping you lose weight and/or build muscles. Their fitness programs include cardio classes and equipment, dance aerobics classes, and strength training. They currently operate in 23 centers in Metro Manila, (2) in Cebu, two in Subic and three in Bangkok, Thailand.
Branch and program information are available on their website, http://slimmersworld.com.ph/.
360 Fitness Club
360 Fitness Club is the preferred non-traditional Filipino fitness chain in the country. They offer efficient, holistic, and dynamic fitness programs that’ll help you “gear up for life.” They offer a range of fitness programs and equipment, including circuit training, Zumba, Body Jam, Body Combat, Body Balance, Kettle Bell, Suspension Training, and other group exercise classes, as well as coaching.
They currently have four branches in the Metro, located in Ortigas, Makati, Timog, and Fort Bonifacio.
Their website, http://www.completethecircuit.com/, contains more information about their programs and classes.
Eclipse Gym 24/7
Eclipse 24/7 Fitness Center (also known as Eclipse Gym or Eclipse Gym 24/7) is one of the more up-and-coming gym chains in the country, currently operating two training facilities. They are, however, one of the very few fitness centers in the metro that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The gym is equipped to train different athletes, including swimmers, badminton players, basketball players, golfers, mixed martial artists, power lifters, triathletes, and more.
Their branches are located in Mabini Street, Malate, Manila and at Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
Visit http://www.eclipsegym.com/ for more about the gym and their programs.
So, what are you waiting for? Get off that couch/chair, change into some gym clothes, and get physical!