Though Munich has some great running routes where you can put on your sneakers and enjoy the fresh air and summer breeze during your run, there’s nothing like breaking a sweat in the gym. Especially during the colder months of the year, you’ll want somewhere indoors as the weather may be a tad bit more than unbearable and you’d rather not get your feet wet in the snow or rain. Luckily, Munich has got quite a few Gyms and Sports Clubs where you can take on your workout and training sessions. There’s nothing like being able to keep your body in shape, and get the exercise you need throughout the year. Having a gym membership is like having a little voice in your head pushing and motivating you to get out of the house and get on the treadmill.
Pricing is one of the things that perhaps keep many from signing up for the gym. However, there are many affordable gyms and sports clubs in the Munich area.
Popular gyms and sports clubs in Munich include:
McFit: With over one million members, Mc Fit is the largest fitness studio in Germany. Open 24 hours a day and is reasonably priced at 6.90 euros per month. For this price members have access to each and every area of the gym and are allowed to use the showers free of cost. https://www.mcfit.com/de/
Leo’s Sports Club: This sports club has prices starting at 64 euros per month. The prices are broken down based on the length of the contract as well as what time of day you will be working out. This means the gym times are separated into the categories daylight and full time. It’s a beautiful center in a great location and offer lots of classes such as yoga, zumba, spinning, and fitness for fighters. http://www.leos-sportsclub.de/
Nautilus Fitness and more offers prices as low as 9.90 euros for a week. They are also equipped with a wellness area where you can enjoy a bit of relaxation after your workout. Saunas and spas are only two of the things available in terms of wellness. http://www.nautilus-fitness-center.de/
Outside of having to pay for a membership, if you are enrolled or work at a University in Munich, you may be able to take advantage of their facilities.
One thing to ensure when looking at joining a gym, is that you know what the conditions of the contract are. Quite a few gyms only offer long term contracts and if you’re planning on spending only a short period of time in Germany you will need to find out if you will be able to end your contract early. Check if the contract will roll over into the next year if you haven’t canceled within a certain period of time. If you don’t speak German, have a friend or colleague go over the contract with you so that you know exactly what you are signing and what you will be held responsible for.