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Here are the leading fitness gyms in the country and some of their wellness programs you could enrol into, as well as dance studios that could give you alternative workout sessions

1. Kerry Sports Manila

Occupying two levels of Shangri-La at the Fort, Kerry Sports Manila is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive indoor lifestyle and leisure club in the country. Its fitness facilities span 8,000 square metres with top-of-the-line wellness and recreation equipment and services. It includes a spacious gym with 90 units of safely distanced professional equipment in response to the pandemic, a 25-metre outdoor lap pool and hydrotherapy pool with special jets, an NBA-grade indoor basketball court, tennis courts, squash courts, a training area for combat sports, and mixed martial arts, and an outdoor space for group exercises.

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, 5th Avenue corner 30th Street, BGC, Taguig City | +632 8820 0888 | Facebook: @kerrysportsmanila | Instagram: @kerrysportsmanila | Website:

2. Anytime Fitness

Believing that exercising is imperative for people to stay healthy, Anytime Fitness may be the only gym in the country, if not in most parts of the world, that opens its doors 24/7 and has branches in over four thousand locations worldwide. Each member gets a personalised fitness plan. It offers personal training and classes with top-quality equipment. To provide clients access to their coaches, see the training schedules, and follow their customized workout plans, there is an Anytime Fitness mobile app for convenience.

Facebook: @anytimefitnessphilippines | Instagram: @afphilippines_ | Website:

3. Gold's Gym

Established in 2002 in the Philippines, the globally trusted fitness gym chain has been offering clients the best equipment and services for a long time now. Some of the fitness programmes it offers include RIP 60 which is a form of suspension training, Rapid Fit, Circuit training, 30-minute blast for those who are busy in most hours of the day, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and sports conditioning for athletes. Its highly qualified and award-winning team of trainers and physical therapists also offers effective rehabilitation exercises for injured clients.

+632 470 0579 | Facebook: @GoldsGymPH | Instagram: @goldsgymphilippines | Website:

4. Elorde Boxing Gym

Filipino boxing legend Gabriel “Flash” Elorde established the Elorde Boxing Gym in 1974. Elorde’s youngest daughter Cucuy established in the 2000s a branch in Gilmore, Quezon City which was one of the first branches that democratised boxing and martial arts to engage more fitness enthusiasts. Now, besides being the home of many professional boxing fighters, Elorde Boxing Gym also offers programmes like Muay Thai, HIIIT and weights training.

+632 8723 8825 | Instagram: @elordegym

5. Polecats Manila

At the forefront of popularising and promoting pole dancing and aerial arts as an art form and fitness alternative is Polecats Manila. Established in 2009, this studio invites everyone to try pole fitness, aerial hoop and aerial silks and add them to their fitness regimen. Not only does it respect the craft, it also strives for excellence from its students. Book a class solo or with a group and dance away. Rest assured that its professional trainers would guide you and keep you safe from harm.

22/F 100 Building, F Ortigas Jr Road, Ortigas, Pasig City | +632 8631 0818 | +63917 700 7653 | Facebook: @polecatsmanila | Instagram: @polecatsmanila | Website:

6. G-Force Dance Center

Established by renowned dance teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy, the dance centre offers pre-recorded five-week online dance classes of varied dance styles for different age groups. There is also a one-on-one teacher-led programme which is specially designed for individuals who prefer exclusivity when learning. Lastly, students may opt to go in groups (minimum of three) for a six-day live online mixed learning model. You may choose between easy, moderate, or challenging classes. Sign up for a class and be part of the G-Forcified Dance Video to showcase your progress at the end of the programme.

305 Tomas Morato Avenue corner Scout Madriñan Street, 1103 Quezon City | +63917 8GFORCE (436723) | +63998 52FORCE (36723) | Facebook: @gdcqc | Instagram: @gdc_qc | Website

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