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How many times have you heard the excuse - "I don't exercise because I'm always travelling and don't have a gym?" Whether you work in events or simply just have to travel frequently for your job, there is always time to value your health and get your blood flowing. Studies show that the benefits of exercising at least 3x a week are countless, from better sleep, more productivity, stress relief, and it even helps to fight off symptoms of burnout and work-related fatigue. Just because you travel for work doesn't mean you have to miss out on these physical and mental health benefits. For all of you who either travel to Barcelona frequently or you're in town for an event, like the Mobile World Congress, we've made a special list for you. Here are 20 Barcelona Gyms with Day Passes, so you can always have a place to break a sweat during your next work trip.
Location - Plaça del Mar, s/n · 08003 Barcelona Timetable - Monday through Friday: 6:30-23:00 Saturdays: 7:00-23:00 Sundays: 8:00-17:00 Price- 13.07€ per day
This swimming and athletic club is one of the most well-known and oldest gyms in Barcelona, as it opened in 1913 and has been providing excellent service for over 100 years! They're open 365 days a year, and the facilities cover over 22,000m2! Best of all, this gym is literally located on the Barceloneta Beach, just moments from the famous W Hotel, and a stone's throw from the waves. If you're in Barcelona for a day, week, or even a year, this is definitely where to exercise on your next work trip.
CNAB swimming pool from cnab.cat
Location - Carrer de Balmes, 44-46 (4 centres total in Barcelona) Timetable - Monday to Friday: 7:00-23:00 Saturday: 9:00-20:00pm Sundays and holidays: 10:00-15:00 (except during the month of August) Price - Free day pass, monthly price of 74.90€ (subject to change by location)
Holmes Place has gained a reputation as a brand for offering a luxurious gym experience. The facilities are top-of-the-line, they offer some of the best personal training in the area, and the client service is individualised and professional. The Holmes Place in Barcelona offers four different locations, each one providing a pampered gym experience. If you're in Barcelona for work and need a gym, try out the monthly gym pass at Holmes Place.
Swimming pool from holmesplace.com/balmes
Location - Carrer d’Aragó, 322 Timetable - 24 hour access: Monday opening at 6:30am Saturday and Sunday: 9:00-23:00 Price - Day passes starting at just 6€!
If you're looking for a low-cost Barcelona day-pass at a decent gym with all the facilities necessary, search no further. The prices are super cheap, all of the weights are correct and clean, and you'll be able to get a solid exercise in while you're in Barcelona for work. Though this isn't Barcelona's best gym, it's a great option if you're travelling for work on a budget!
BCN fitness club from bcn-fitness.es
Location - Carrer de Sardenya, 69 Timetable - Open 24 hours a day for members Prices - If you're not already a member, you can get a day pass for 15€
Photo by Alora Griffiths on Unsplash
This chain of gyms has been around for years, and operates in 50 different countries and 44,000 different cities. The forward-thinking benefit of this gym is that in most of the gyms, one membership gives you access to thousands of locations worldwide, so if you travel regularly, you can go to the nearest Anytime gym for no additional fee. If you're coming to Barcelona for work, there are 10+ Anytime Fitness gyms waiting for you to train in.
Location - Carrer Comte Borrell 21-33 Timetable - Monay to Friday: 6:55-23:00 Saturday: 8:00-22:00 Sunday: 8:00-15:00 Prices - 10€ per day
Aiguajoc has been around for over 20 years now, and is one of the most recognised gyms when it comes to water activities. "Aiguajoc" in Catalan means "water sport", and the classes they give at this facility are top-notch when it comes to water aerobics and other exercises. They have a huge patio where you can catch some rays after a long workout, the pool is of course olympic-size, and the gym covers 4 levels in total. Best of all, you can enjoy their sauna services after a nice long swim or spinning class. For 10 euros a day, this makes for a great facility to train in when you're travelling for work in Barcelona!
Water aerobics from aiguajoc.com
Location - Carrer Bruc 122 Timetable - Monday - Friday: 7:00-22:00 Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-20:30 Prices - 17€ per day
Áccura Bruc is another well-known gym in Barcelona for its new facilities, incredible group classes, and overall gym experience. They offer a wide range of classes such as water aerobics, aquabalance (yoga on paddleboards in the gym's pool!), spinning, TRX, boxing, and much more. If you're looking for a place to train enjoy the spa facilities and pool, and leave feeling refreshed and energised while on your next work trip to Barcelona, you'll want to stop by Áccura Bruc.
TRX area from clubsaccura.es/bruc
Location - Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 593 Timetable - Monday - Sunday: 6:00-24:00 Prices - You can try out the gym for free for the day! Monthly subscriptions start at 23.90€
McFit is one of the newer brands in Europe to offer low-cost gyms with incredible facilities. The classes are virtual and run non-stop from open to close, with options like spinning, yoga, pilates, HIIT, and much more. The machines are new, the gym is split into multiple levels, and the location is right in the heart of Barcelona city, making it a convenient place to exercise if you're travelling to Barcelona for work.
Man and woman using fitness machines from www.mcfit.com/es/
Location - Carrer del Floridablanca 41 Timetable - Monday-Friday: 7:00-23:00 Saturday and Sunday: 8:00-21:00 Prices - Just 7€ per day!
Located near the famous Plaza Espanya landmark, this massive gym is a great place to break a sweat, enjoy a great exercise, and really get a local Barcelona experience. They offer a wide range of classes, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and even a squash and racquetball court. Best of all, they provide a complete spa, with a jacuzzi, Turkish baths, a Finnish sauna, and more!
Futsal by Fancycrave on Unsplash
Location - Carrer del Perill 16-22 Timetable - Monday-Friday: 7:00-23:00 Saturday: 8:00-23:00 Sunday: 8:00-15:00 Prices - 12€ for a day pass
Located in the heart of Barcelona's most traditional neighbourhood, the Eurofitness Perill gym is a great place to get a dynamic exercise in and start your day in the charming Vila de Grácia. The facility offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, complete workout machinery and equipment, and fitness classes. This is one of the most local Barcelona gym experiences you will find in the city, and will allow you to get in a great workout at an affordable price.
Spinning studio from perill.eurofitness.com
Location - Roger de Lluria 46, 1-2a Timetable - Monday - Friday: 8:30-21:30 Saturdays: 9:00-15:00 Prices - Trial class 8€
SimplyBe Pilates offers a wide range of carefully-crafted services to provide the best for their clients. They offer professional Pilates classes, osteopathy, and even specialised classes for pregnant women. Additionally, they offer massages in their studio as well. Can you imagine a better way to calm down and relax after a long day of meetings and moving about Barcelona for work?
Pilates with machines from simplybepilates.com
Location - C/ Pau Claris 97 or Carrer de la Caravel·la la Niña, 18 Timetable - Class starting as early as 7:00 as late as 20:30. Check out the class schedule here. Price - 20€ per session, or you can pay 25€ for 10 consecutive days.
The first and only certified Bikram Yoga in Barcelona since 2003, this studio is the official home of Bikram in the city. The classes are professional, with experienced instructors, and of course, incredibly hot! Whether you're a beginner or a pro, these Bikram classes are open to all and are sure to help you achieve peace during your next work trip to Barcelona.
Yoga from bikramyoga.es
Location - Carrer de Mallorca, 318 Timetables - Monday - Friday: 7:00-22:30 Saturday - Sunday: 9:00-17:00 Prices - The first trial class is free, and you can consult the other pricing schemes here.
The New Age of Fitness is upon us. This revolutionary gym offers personal trainers at an affordable price so you can experience a professional and personalised workout without breaking the bank. If you prefer to have your workout with the helping hand a of a professional who can tailor your training to your physical needs while in Barcelona, this is the place for you.
Managing director at NAF from http://www.naffit.es
Location - Carrer de Muntaner, 565 Timetable - Monday-Friday: 8:00-22:00 Saturday: 9:00-12:00 Price - Single pass 14€
Veevo is far more than just your average high-intensity gym. Veevo offers an experience, and one that's well-worth 14€ for the day pass. Veevo offers 45-minute workout sessions where you will work muscles you didn't even know existed. Veevo goes beyond exercising the body, and strives to push you to your mental limits to make you stronger than ever. The class is broken into 4 parts - Functional training, meditation, mental training, and fit boxing. Ready to push yourself during your next business trip to Barcelona?
Boxing with bags from veevo.es
Location - Carrer del Marroc, 206 Timetable - Monday - Friday: 8:00-23:00 Saturday - Sunday: 11:00-20:00 Prices - Day pass - €14 Day pass reduced rate - €10 Morning pass - €10
Sharma Climbing offers a multipurpose space where you can enjoy 1400m2 of facilities, including 4.8m-high climbing walls, 15 rope routes, as well as 190 bouldering objectives that you can take on. Not to mention, there's a complete gym, a yoga studio, and even a store where you can buy or rent gear to get your climb on. This is truly one of the most unique and appreciated gyms within the Barcelona climbing community.
Woman climbing a wall from sharmaclimbingbcn.com
Location - Carrer d'Ausiàs Marc, 147 Timetable - Monday-Friday: classes from 8:00-21:00 Satuday: Classes from 10:00-13:00 Price - 15€ per drop-in session
Have you heard of the kettlebell training method? This intense full-body workout will leave you feeling exhausted and totally satisfied at the same time. The instructor is professional, knowledgeable, and you can see his passion in the way he teaches the technical movements. If you want to get a complete workout in while you're in Barcelona, this is the best kettlebell gym in the city to try out during your next work trip.
Group class from kettlebellsbarcelona.com
Location - The Barceloneta Park, next to the Simon Bolivar Statue Timetable - Monday: 19:30-20:30 for Running Intervals Wednesday: 19:30-20:30 for Running Intervals Saturday: 10:00-11:00 for Running Intervals Price - €7 per class
There's truly nothing like running along the Barcelona boardwalk, El Paseo Marítimo, when you're in town for work. Breaking a sweat by the sea makes running easy as you simply forget that your body is undergoing a grueling exercise. However, sometimes it's hard to get motivated to go for a run alone, especially on a work trip. The PB Running Club offers running groups and training sessions in English, and you'll certainly feel the burn after a class with the crazy Scottish owner, Alan!
Running group from pbtraining.online
Location - Via Augusta 10 Timetable - Classes from 7:00-22:00 every day. See schedule here. Prices - 19€ for a drop in class
Calling all spinning fanatics! The LoveCycle Spinning movement is taking Barcelona by surprise, and if you've tried it before, you'll understand why. These 45-minute spinning sessions are intense, grueling, and loads of fun. Get your heart rate running, enjoy the energetic instructor and the lively music, and leave all your work-related stress at the studio. LoveCycle is located right next to the business district of Barcelona, so it makes for a convenient commute to the gym if you're travelling for work.
Gif from www.love-cycle.com
Location - C/ Ribes 25 Timetable - Classes from 7:00-22:00 every day. See the schedule here. Prices - 18€ per session
Looking for a hardcore workout to get out the day's stress while travelling for work in Barcelona? The Reebok CrossFit gym, located just a few minutes from the famous Arc de Triumph, is the perfect place to blow off some steam. The classes are rigorous, the facilities are in perfect condition, and the location couldn't be better. If you're addicted to the sport, you'll want to check out this CrossFit gym while in Barcelona.
Training in progress from reebok.endurancefit.es
Location - Moll de la Marina s/n Timetable - Monday - Friday: 9:00-18:00 Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-17:00 Price - 13€ for 1 hour
Want to experience Barcelona by the sea? There's no better way to dive into the beach scene than by hopping on a paddle board and hitting the waves. This affordable SUP club is a landmark in Barcelona, as they offer all sorts of different water sports, including surfing, sailing, and kayaking as well. Take a well-deserved break from your work schedule in Barcelona and get in some cardio on the sea at Pati Vela.
Paddle boarding from unspalsh.com
Location - Ronda de Sant Pere 19, 3-5 Timetable - Monday to Friday: 8:00-15:00 & 18:00-20:00 Saturday: 9:00-12:00 Prices - 12€ for a 90-minute class
This is the only "Jivamukti" style yoga studio in Barcelona, and they offer hatha yoga classes at affordable prices with great instructors. This Barcelona yoga studio offers much more than just a place to breathe and stretch. Their classes are dynamic, intentional, and leave you feeling renewed and refreshed. Jivamukti Yoga also offers events throughout the week, so if you're travelling to Barcelona for an extended period of time, you can easily integrate into a community of yoga-lovers at the studio!
Yoga by Emily Sea on Unsplash