Gym season. For some it’s post New Year’s Eve, and for others, it’s pre-summer or pre-holidays. And finding that ideal palestra is a common challenge. Affordable, hour-friendly, course-savvy, location-specific? We hear you. That’s why we have selected Rome’s best gyms based on a range of needs. Whether you’re a zumba maniac or yoga devotee, workaholic or straight up gym rat, Romeing serves up some choices both geographically and stylistically tuned-in. When we talk about “the basics,” we mean a gym that offers weight training, fundamental equipment and a list of courses from pilates to boxing. The “cool factor” represents an offbeat course, a luxury spa, a specialized field, or suitable hours for diehard fitness fanatics. Read on.
Via dei Coronari, 46 (Navona)
Location wins here, for those in the downtown/centro zone. Hours are reasonable, and basic classes are offered as well as tai chi. The space is intimate and the equipment up to par.
Cool factor? GAG Class Tone up all at once: glutes, abs, and legs
HEAVEN VILLA BORGHESE
Viale del Galoppatoio, 33 (Villa Borghese)
Hours: 6am–10.30pm; Sunday half day open
Above average on facilities, spatial, and offering a broad range of water aerobics, medical therapy, and with various locations, Heaven serves as more of a health club than a gym.
Cool factor? Sprawling pool, and a park workout session in Villa Borghese park
DABLIU’ FITNESS CENTER
Various locations including EUR, Prati, Barberini, Colli D’Oro, and more
Hours: 7am–midnight (hours depend on location) – Open Sunday in select locations
For that “iron man” experience, this health and fitness center might be for you. Their Colli D’Oro location includes a lap pool and soccer field for those on the outskirts.
Cool Factor? Multiple locations and great hours
These guys offer all the basics but love their martial arts. With a central location and early bird hours, Line A fitness is best for those who either live or are staying in the historic center.
Cool factor? Karate and Kickboxing
HARD CANDY ROMA
Via Capo d’Africa, 5 (Colosseum)
Viale Romania, 22 (Parioli)
Hours: 7am–11pm – Open Sunday
For the more glamorous gym attendee. Hard Candy is a global chain packed with courses from the basics to martials arts, and it’s spacious with state-of-the-art facilities. You get what you pay for.
Cool factor? Bungee classes and a top shelf spa
Via Sant’Agata dei Goti, 19 (Monti)
Hours: 7.30am–10pm – Closed Sundays
This crew is all about their high level instructors, serious mixed martial arts, and dance classes. They take pride in their courses and their community while also offering the basics.
Cool factor? Piloxing – pilates, boxing, and dance
Various locations in EUR, Balduina, and more
Hours: 8am–11pm – Open Sundays
For that next level California style gym, here you go. Personalized workouts, trainers and state of the art facilities with great space and a wide range of courses and hours, this could be a splurge.
Cool factor? The hydro massage spa and indoor/outdoor lap pool
TOTAL BODY SYSTEM
Via Lorenzo Valla, 16 (Monteverde Vecchio)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-10:30pm; Sat 8:30am-6pm; Sun 9:30am-1:30pm
Phone: 06 581 3621
Tucked within the quiet Monteverde Vecchio neighborhood, you’ll find young students and older residents taking advantage of Total Body System’s facilities. This gym contains the typical cardio and strength training equipment, as well as spacious locker rooms and showers. Total Body System also offers a variety of fitness classes, such as tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and Zumba.
Via Francesco Massi, 10 (Trastevere/Gianicolense)
Hours: 7.45am–10pm – Open Sundays
They definitely win the naming and branding award. With a lineup of basic courses and an emphasis on martial arts and dance, it’s a comfortable space to get your move on.
Cool factor? Table tennis and cheerleading courses
Vicolo delle Grotte, 35 (Campo de’Fiori)
Via Simone de Saint Bon, 5, 00195 Roma