Where to work out in Rome
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 Salaria 163 (Salario/Villa Borghese)
Hours: Mon-Fri 7.45am-8pm
Footsteps from Villa Borghese, VOLT is an exclusive fitness center offering only high intensity training. You’ll have 45 minutes of full body workouts to train your Strength, Endurance and Agility. Choose from three different types of workouts – Strength (a full body workout that strengthens your muscles), Boot Camp (exercises that burn the maximum amount of calories) or Body Weight (a combination of strength and resistance) – taking place four times per day, 6 days a week. Not sure which workout suits you best? Reserve your free workout, if you enjoy it you can then purchase from a variety of entrance packages.Click here to reserve your free workout
Cool factor? The most innovative functional training workouts
Via dei Coronari, 46 (Navona)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-9.30pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-1pm
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: Mon-Fri 6am–10.30pm; Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-2pm
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
HARD CANDY ROMA
Various locations including Colosseum and Parioli
Hours: always open
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: Mon-Fri 7.30am–10pm, Sat 10am-5pm
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, Cortina D’Ampezzo and more
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am–11pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm
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 7:30am-10:30pm; Sat 8:30am-3pm
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: Mon-Fri 7am–11pm, Sat 8.30am-6pm, Sun 10am-2pm
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
Various locations in Trastevere, Casal Monastero and Boccea
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am – 11pm, Sat-Sun 8am – 7pm
EasyFit is a chain of gyms boasting high quality personnel and the latest generation equipment. A swimming pool and sauna enrich the setting and they organize many group activities. There’s also great attention to the little ones with courses and spaces dedicated to them.
Via Francesco Antonio Pigafetta, 68 (Garbatella)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm, Sat 9am – 1pm
In the Garbatella district, La Palestra is a “human-sized” fitness center. Among the most valuable areas is the “Gym Different Studio”, a studio created specifically to give free advice to members on training and nutrition. You can get back in shape thanks to free consultations created specifically for you.
DUE PONTI SPORTING CLUB
Via dei Due Ponti, 48
Hours: Mon-Fri 6.30am – 11pm, Sat-Sun 6.30am – 8pm
Since 1992 Due Ponti Sporting Club has been one of the most famous fitness centers in Northern Rome. 70 instructors operate within this facility, offering jogging, cycling, football, triathlon, swimming, padel and tennis lessons. Excellent fitness courses. Afterwards you can relax in the sauna and Turkish bath, in the restaurant or at the hairdresser or beauty salon: unusual services for a common gym.
Via Flaminia, 611 (Fleming)
Hours: Mon – Fri 7am – 10pm, Sat 9am – 2pm
A wellness boutique: this is how we’d define Fleming Fitness. Founded in 1996, this prestigious fitness centres blends history and future with cutting-edge activities. THF – Crossfitness, fitness, group training of up to 4 people and many other courses are available. And for the little ones: Judo!
FORUM SPORT CENTER
Via Cornelia, 493
Hours: Mon-Fri 6.15om – 9.30om, Sat-Sun 7am – 7.30pm
12 gyms, 5 swimming pools, 18 tennis courts and a dozen other sports activities spread on 110,000sqm. If you’re thinking of a multifunctional fitness center in Rome, Forum Sport Center it. There’s also a wellness area with spas, thermal baths and more. Among the most particular courses you’ll find Triathlon and Climbing. The Pilates course is also great!
Vicolo delle Grotte, 35 (Campo de’Fiori)
Via Simone de Saint Bon, 5, 00195 Roma