Finding a gym that is perfectly suited to all your needs is not easy, but it is the necessary first step toward setting and crushing your fitness goals. There are many factors to consider such as the location, the overall atmosphere, the type of available equipment, and whether the gym fits your workout preferences.
In this article, we attempt to gather the best gyms in Budapest so you can get in shape and even meet movie stars or some of the greatest Hungarian bodybuilders. We list the following clubs in no particular order.
Located in Márvány Street (near Déli Railway Station), Flex Gym is a professional, well-equipped gym offering a great variety of different strength machines, benches, and cardio machines. On the 3rd floor of the gym, there is a functional training park with TRX, indoor street workout equipment, and a martial arts section. Flex Gym also has an infrared sauna, a Finnish sauna, and an outdoor street workout park.
If you get hungry after your workout, you can choose from a wide variety of healthy dishes – such as chicken steak with rice, grilled goat cheese with mixed salad, mushroom stew or protein pancakes − in the Flex’n Fresh restaurant.
In 2019, Henry Cavill mentioned Flex Gym on The Witcher press tour when he was asked about his training regime.
“I was very lucky in Budapest to work out at Flex Gym. It is one of the best public gyms I have been to,”
said the actor. However, Henry Cavill was not the only actor who visited Flex Gym while filming in Hungary. Several other prominent athletes and movies stars such as
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Flex Wheeler, Jay Cutler, Dorian Yates, Will Smith, Sam Heughan, Dave Bautista and Kevin Hart have also worked out there.
4% Fitness Gym
4% Fitness near Kálvin Square is the largest gym in downtown Budapest. Characterised by a unique design and atmosphere, the building in which the gym is located dates back to 1876. Over the past few years, the “dungeon-like” 4% Fitness has undergone significant alterations and renovations. For example, the domed room, which extends beyond the walls of the building and was used as a coal storage facility for 200 years, now functions as a boxing area.
The constantly expanding machine park consists of more than 50 different strength machines, benches, cardio machines, and dumbbells ranging from 1kg to 60kg. The gym also awaits visitors with a functional training room with kettlebells, TRX, jump boxes, a battle rope, a squat rack, crossfit cardio machines and last but not least, with a friendly and helpful staff.
Did you know that Luke Evans and Olivier Richters “The Dutch Giant” worked out in 4% Fitness during their visit to Budapest?
Hungarian Mecca of Bodybuilding
The world’s most famous gym Gold’s Gym Venice was first nicknamed “Mecca” because everyone who became a champion in bodybuilding worked out there in the golden era of the 1970s. Since then, Gold’s Gym Venice has become a professional gym where the most serious bodybuilders and strength athletes work out with ordinary visitors in one community. This idea was brought to Budapest by Mecca Gym.
Equipped with a professional machine park and a wide variety of free weights and cardio machines, Mecca Gym cater to the needs of elite athletes and beginners equally.
The gym’s offer has also been expanded with new street workout, Olympic weightlifting and cross training sessions.
SXL Fitness & Gym Fogarasi
SXL Fitness & Gym awaits guests with a friendly atmosphere, qualified trainers, a great variety of group classes, and various strength and cardio machines.
You can use the sauna to relax after your workout or visit the beauty salon for a pampering treatment.
If you get hungry after your workout, you can choose from a wide variety of healthy and macro-friendly dishes as well as sugar-free dessert in the gym’s buffet. SXL Fitness & Gym even provides free parking for guests in the underground garage.
The first Chili Fitness gym opened in March 2013 in Debrecen. Later, Chili Fitness network opened another gym in the 11th District in Buda. It employs a team of highly qualified personal trainers and the gym has the latest HOIST machines on the market.
After the success of the first two Chili Fitness gyms, the network opened its third gym in November 2015 on Szegedi Street (Pest side) with
the highest quality cardio and strength machines, a functional training room, an aerobics section, a sauna, and a vitamin bar.
Chili Fitness 4 is located in Csepel, equipped with HOIST and Octane machines and Eleiko weight plates. In addition to the machine park, the gym also has
a 100-square-metre section for group fitness classes, a tanning bed, a protein bar, a section for martial arts, and a sauna.
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Source: Daily News Hungary
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