Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad, it’s a lifestyle. Make your lifestyle a gym-tastic one so you don’t have to worry about your health. Fitness reigns high in the hearts and minds of many today for them to enjoy the glow and reap the benefits of good health. After all, fitness is not about being better than someone else, but better than you used to be.

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With so many gyms and workout studios in Metro Manila, we help you decide which are the best for your daily workout to ensure you stay in your bet shape.


1. Fitness First Manila

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A global fitness brands with clubs all around the world, Fitness First is a game changer in the international fitness industry. With over 90 clubs across 6 countries in Asia, there is always a Fitness First gym near wherever you are. Members also get to enjoy perks and privileges such as admissium to consecutive gyms located worldwide and the opportunity to workout alongside their Brand Ambassador in the gym (if you’re lucky)!

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Located conveniently at Robinsons Place Manila and RCBC Plaza Tower 2, fitness enthusiasts can get their workout done with minimal time spent on travelling. What makes Fitness First gyms unique are their dedicated areas for specific workouts. There’s a free weights area with ample space to shape tone and shape those muscles; a GX Studio for group training and Freestyle Area that lets you work with different types of exercise equipment; and even a lounge area for some R&R and catch-up with your workout buddies!

Curated Classes and Personal Trainers

The Zumba and Retro Pop classes are particularly popular with the ladies. Work up a sweat in Hardcore or strengthen your inner chi in Dynamic Flow Yoga. In addition, the gym also has a Mind & Body Studio and Cycling Studio for cardio exercises.

Certied Personal Trainers are also available at Fitness First when you need that strength and discipline to reach your fitness goals. They will unlock your maximum fitness potential and focus on what is best for you. Sign up for the free trial and enjoy 1-day free access to all group exercises and gym facilities too!

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  • Address:
    • 3rd floor, Robinsons Place Manila, M. Adriatico St. Ermita, 1000 Metro Manila, Metro Manila
    • 3/F RCBC Plaza Tower 2, Ayala Ave Corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave,1226 Makati City, Metro Manila , Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Membership fees:
    • from P2,990.00 per month (Individual).
    • Corporate membership fees available upon request.
    • Personal training sessions: from P1,340.00 per session & P9,600.00 for 8 sessions.
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2. Anytime Fitness

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Not to be outdone by the average gym in town, Anytime Fitness makes fitness possible anytime with multiple locations in Metro Manila. As the brand suggests, the gyms are open 24/7 and every location offers a 1-day free trial for fitness wannabes. Simply register online and experience their stellar services and facilities before making your decision!

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Moreover, caring trainers here will help you to achieve your fitness goals and live a healthier lifestyle. You will get access to state-of-the-art gym equipment including strength/free weights, battle ropes, resistance bands, treadmills, stair climbers and more. When you need lifestyle advice, gyms like Anytime Fitness provide fitness assessment, personal training and specialized classes. Further, wellness programs, health plan discounts and free classes make them attractive.

Membership Benefits

Get your fitness assessment done and receive personal training and specialized classes that are catered for you. Furthermore, wellness programs, health plan discounts make the membership even more attractive. Group classes include Zumba, Circuit Training, Pilates, Yoga, Piloxing and the list goes on! Members also get to enjoy Worldwide Club Access which makes fitness-on-the-go much easier if you are a frequent traveller.

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When it comes to membership fees, they vary at each place based on location, amenities and membership type. Coupled with offers, discounts and promos at each location, the rates are affordable for fitness seekers in the city.

  • Address: R Square Mall, Taft Ave. cor. Pablo Ocampo St., 5F-6F Manila
  • Membership fee: from P2,700.00 per month (for 6-month subscription), from P2,300 per month (for 18-month subscription)
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3. Gym Rat

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Don’t scurry away from healthy lifestyles when Gym Rat has everything you need to be a fighting gym rat. Not any typical gym, Gym Rat prides itself on its community of fitness professionals and enthusiasts dedicated to helping members reach their fitness goals. Better yet, this gym is among the most affordable fitness gyms in town with an extensive inventory of gym, boxing and cardio equipment.

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What makes Gym Rat famous are their experienced coaches who have trained multiple champion athletes in bodybuilding and professional basketball. Don’t be fazed by the un-glamorous exterior of the premises because this gym packs a punch on the inside. They have more than the regular gym equipment for cardio and strength training. So members will be pleasantly surprised with the in-gym punching bag, heavy ropes and kettlebells available for their use.

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Group exercise sessions are popular too amongst residents in the area and students who frequent the gym, thanks to their reasonable rates and helpful crew.

  • Address: 1259 Tayuman St., 1012 Manila, Philippines
  • Membership fee: from P800.00 per month
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4. Blackout Fitness MNL

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Gaining confidence through fitness and achieving your desired body is Blackout Fitness MNL’s mantra. It is one of the finest gyms to feature modernized equipment and Blackout’s easy-going crew members provide an excellent workout experience. Personal training sessions with certified male and female coaches differentiates Blackout’s fitness trainings from the rest. Skilled at creating a motivating and encouraging team environment, members are assured to achieve their optimal fitness results.

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Furthermore, a full gym inventory, circuit training sessions and nutrition tips allow members to achieve their desired weight and strengthen their muscles. Easy accessibility in the city and affordability makes Blackout attractive to the fitness junkies.

  • Address: 1555 Herrera Street, 1014 Manila, Philippines
  • Membership fee:
    • from P600.00 per month (Weights only).
    • From P850.00 per month (Weights & cardio).
    • Personal training sessions: from P500.00 from 5 sessions. Free Trainer session for new memberships.
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5. CrossFit Taft

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Uniquely different from other gyms, CrossFit focuses on core strength and conditioning programs that prepare you for any physical challenge. Be it running a marathon or carrying all your groceries from car to home, or even running after your partner, CrossFit gets you fit enough to excel in all. New members are encourage to join their CF Foundation which encompasses the basics before they move on the the regular class workouts.

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In addition, there’s an Open Gym for members to work out without any supervision. Their amazing CrossFit Lite or CF Lite classes are designed for full body workouts without lifting weights. Clearly popular among ladies, these classes help to shape and tone the body through high intensity workout sessions. Furthermore, classes are usually an hour and they’re bound to get your heart thumping and body pumping with adrenaline..

Certified coaches are available to render assistance whenever you need and group exercise sessions are guaranteed to bring out the fun in fitness.

  • Address: 2264 Sherwood Place, Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
  • Membership fee:
    • CF Lite from P2,950.00 per month (students)
    • P3,450.00 per month (non-students)
    • Personal training sessions: from P2,250.00 for 6 sessions
    • CF Lite & CrossFit Drop-in rate: P500.00
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6. Mamba MNL Fitness Center

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Creating a memorable fitness experience is what Mamba MNL Fitness Center does best. Through their fun and challenging programs that offer effective fitness solutions, it’s little wonder that gyms like Mamba MNL are gaining popularity. On top of that, they also offer nutrition solutions that promote a healthy body and state of mind.

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The open gym is equipped with a comprehensive array of exercise equipment. Furthermore. detail-oriented personal trainers are available to create a positive impact on members’ lives. Moreover, member benefits include unlimited use of facilities and free beginners’ gym induction.

  • Address: 205 Ultima Bldg. Legarda St. cor. San Rafael St. University Belt, Manila, Philippines
  • Membership fee:
    • Day rates from P150.00
    • Rates available upon request & vary based on membership duration i.e. 3 to 6 to 12 months subscription.
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The information presented in the article is correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change without prior notice.