Whether you’re in Granada to study as part of an Erasmus+ programme, work in one of the region’s thriving industries, or simply break free from the shackles of routine in this sun-soaked city, there’s one thing you can’t overlook: staying fit and healthy. While Granada’s climate and location is perfect for every kind of outdoor activity, from jogging to surfing to skiing, you’ll still want to hit the weights to keep your muscles in shape. Luckily, the city has plenty to offer in this regard, and in this guide we take a look at the best gyms to stay fit in Granada.
Granada natives tend to be keen sportspeople, which is little surprise given the range of sporting opportunities on their doorstep and the calibre of their professional football club, Granada CF. Therefore, the city is served by a number of excellent gyms. You don’t have to worry if you’re on a budget, as the mainstream gyms are fairly cheap, and some even offer student or seasonal discounts. Here are some of the best gyms to stay fit in Granada.
Address: Calle Arabial, 95, 18003 Granada
Timetable: Mon-Fri: 6am to 6pm / Weekends & Holidays: 8.30am to 5.30pm
VivaGym is located next to the Hipercor, one of central Granada’s biggest shopping centres, containing a large Corte Ingles. Its accessible location near Camino de Ronda, Granada’s student artery, makes it a convenient option.
The standard rate is 26.90 euros a month, with an initial sign-up cost of 19 euros. However, keep an eye out for huge discounts, offered in January to take advantage of New Year’s resolutions, and throughout the year.
Address: Calle Arabial, 45, 18004 Granada
Timetable: Mon-Fri: 6am to 6pm / Weekends & Holidays: 8am to 6pm
Originally founded in Germany, McFit now offers high-quality gyms across Europe, including several in Spain. A McFit membership will give you access to all of their gyms. As well as Granada, they have branches in Seville, Madrid, Barcelona and other Spanish cities, meaning you can stay in shape on your travels.
Membership costs 29 euros a month. However, with a student ISIC card you can take advantage of their excellent student deal. This offers membership for 23.90 euros a month if you sign up for a 6-month contract, with no joining fee.
YO10 Sport Club
Address: Camino de Ronda, 97, 18003 Granada
Timetable: Every day: 7am to 6pm
YO10 is local to Granada, however they have recently opened a new branch in Seville. This distinctive sport club on the bustling Camino de Ronda offers more than just a gym, with membership packages offering swimming and spa facilities.
If you’re just looking for a gym, the full membership rate for 16-30 year olds is 30.95 euros a month, with a 6 euro joining fee. However, there is also a morning only rate for 24.95, if you’re looking to save a bit of cash.
YO10 offers excellent facilities and tends to be slightly quieter than other large gyms in the city, making it another solid choice if you don’t want to wait around for equipment.
The Mecca Gym
Address: Camino de Ronda, 112, 18004 Granada
Timetable: Mon-Fri: 9am to 8pm / Weekends & Holidays: 11am to 2pm
If you’re a keen bodybuilder, the Mecca Gym on Camino de Ronda is for you. Founded in 1970, it was one of the early pioneers of bodybuilding in Spain and this passion for the sport live on today. The staff are dedicated and friendly, and training at this gym is a good way to get involved in Granada’s local bodybuilding scene.
Gym Do It!
Address: Calle San José Baja, 44, 18005 Granada
Timetable: Mon-Fri: 7am to 11pm / Weekends & Holidays: closed
Gym Do It! is a small, local gym at the heart of the central Granada community. While it may not offer the range the larger commercial gyms do, it has plenty to offer when it comes to expertise and friendly staff.
O2 Centro Wellness Neptuno
Address: Centro Comercial Neptuno, Calle Neptuno, 18004 Granada
Timetable: Mon-Fri: 7am to 8pm / Weekends & Holidays: 9am-3pm
The O2 Centro Wellness Neptuno will be too costly for those on a student budget, however we have included it for those who want to splash out on a no-expenses-spared fitness experience. Alternatively, you could try them for a free with a day trial. Locate in the Neptuno Centre, O2 Centro Wellness, offers a gym, swimming pool, spa and outdoor training area. Prices star at 80 euros a month.
This concludes our list of the best gyms to stay fit in Granada. We have included the biggest and most popular, however there are of course some smaller gyms offering tailored personal training or catering to specific fitness goals. Happy training!