Photo above: F45 Training.


We city folks are often too sedentary for our own good.  If you work or live in Fort Bonifacio, you can easily change that, because there are so many fitness gyms around. If you are at a loss as to where to start, help is at hand right here.

You need to do some homework before settling on the choice of a fitness gym, because it is best that you stay with one gym for at least a few months to feel the effect from the particular facilities or training. The preparation work starts from knowing what we want to achieve (strengthen our heart, build muscles, tone body shape, or improve agility), and second, what kind of format would keep you interested (in a group, one-on-one with instructor, or on your own, equipment light or heavy), then finally, we consider our budget. Once you have answered these questions, our guide can help you choose the right gym.

Some gyms have a wide range of equipment and a lot of on-site professional help, others have specialized equipment, yet another group gives you more professional help than equipment. If you know how to use the equipment already, and know what you want to do with them, you have more options than people who also need a lot of professional help. 

There are gyms that provide a lot of "free" classes, and you know as well as we do, they are not really free. The more classes, the higher will the monthly dues of the gyms be. Consider carefully whether you would want to join a lot of classes, or if a gym's classes fit your schedule.

The new branch in fitness classes, however, emphasizes the speed and types of exercise you do, so the classes are equipment light, as in circuit training. You are guided to exercise rigorously at a number of stations, with a short break between stations. One term used is 'functional circuit', which is an Intense full-body workout that combines resistance training and aerobic training in a circuit based format.

To see locations of the fitness gyms on a map, click here. To see schedules of most of the studios and fitness gyms listed below, click here, then choose "Fitness Class" and select the relevant category.


360 FITNESS PLUS

Location: 3rd Floor, Active Fun Building, 28th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC

Contact Details: (02)478 4059 / 0917 581 3933 / 0920 977 7731

Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 7am to 10pm ; Saturdays: 11am to 6pm ; Holidays: 10 am to 7pm


The gym provides a 30-minute, no machines circuit training workout. The claimed benefits are high caloric burn and after-burn effect, better endurance, power, strength and increase in lean muscle mass.

Classes. 360 Core, 360 Kallos, 360 Kettlebell, 360 Bodyweight and 360 HIIT, and choreographed classes such as Jiu-jitsu, Body Jam, Body Combat, KB Strength, Pole beginner and advanced.

Facilities. It has shower rooms, a studio where the group exercise classes are held and the circuit area.

Fees. Their packages range from P2,290 to P3,150, and no joining fee. Discount available for longer term packages. Classes not included in the package are Jiu-Jitsu classes, P3,500 for 8 sessions, Pole Dancing, P250 for 360 member and P500 for non 360 member. Personal training sessions costs from P700 toP1,100 per session.


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ANYTIME FITNESS

Locations: (1) 2/F Forbes Park, Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle; (2) 2/F B6 Building, Bonifacio High Street

Contact Details: (1) Forbes Park Branch: (02) 663 1544 / 0917 317 9200, (2) BHS Branch: 0917 653 5272

Operating Hours: (1) Monday - Friday : 9am - 10pm; Saturdays : 10am - 7pm, (2) Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturdays and Holidays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Anytime Fitness at High Street operates 24 hours a day, all year round. But it is only staffed 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, if you need a guided tour or to register.

The branch at Burgos Circle is staffed 7 days a week during day time.

Classes. From Monday to Saturday, High Street branch has boxing, zumba, hip hop, functional 50 and yoga classes. Burgos Circle branch has zumba, core, pilates, punch kick classes.

Facilities. Their cardio machines are treadmills, elliptical exercise cycles, plyometric, functional. They have strength equipment such as circuit/selectorized free weights. They have private showers. 

Fees. A 6-month membership costs P2,700 per month, and a 12-month membership costs P2,500 per month. Membership fees include access to all group classes.


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CENTRAL GROUND CROSSFIT

Location : Unit 13-15, One Parkade, 7th Ave. cor 28th St., Fort Bonifacio

Contact Details: Thru their Facebook page (@centralgroundcf) or website https://centralgroundcf.com/

Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm


It is a crossfit gym that also offers yoga classes. They define crossfit as constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensities. It is a program that combines different types of fitness that include weightlifting, gymnastics, endurance training, and others.

Classes. Crossfit, and Sweathouse. 

Facilities. Similar to F45 Training and 360 Fitness Plus, Central Ground is equipment-light.

Fees. Drop-in rate is P850. They have a shared membership package for P5,000, which includes 10 class consumable up to 2 members and is valid for 30 days. Or the unlimited package, for P5,000, you get 3 months prepaid and 1 yoga pass/month.


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CURVES

Location: 2F Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st st. cor. 2nd Avenue, Fort Bonifacio

Contact Details: (02) 828 0208

Operating Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 1:30pm, 3:00pm - 7:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 1:30pm, 3:00pm - 7:00pm


Curves is a women fitness and nutrition franchise. Its fitness and weight-loss facility are designed exclusively for women. It has a 30-minute, 3 times a week workout program that it claims can burn up to 2000 kilojoules and works every major muscle group. Curves membership can be used at any Curves location worldwide.

Classes. It has Curves CIrcuit with Zumba Fitness sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Facilities. The circuit is made up of hydraulic resistance machines such as leg press, lat pull, dipshrug, stepper, ab/back, pecdec, which are designed to give increasing resistance.

Fees. It has a one-time registration fee of P3,295, and a monthly fee of P2,490 for a minimum of 12 months. The fee includes the use of all facilities.


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ELORDE FIGHT FACTORY



Location: Karport, 32nd Street.  

Contact Details: (02) 511 1936

Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30pm; Sunday : 9:00am - 6:00pm


This boxing gym by Elorde is also known as Fight Club Manila.

Classes. It has Brazillian jujitsu classes on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat, and Mixed Martial Arts group class on Tues and Thur 7-9pm. It also has boxing and Muay Thai sessions.

Facilities. It has a boxing ring and various boxing equipment, and weights.

Fees. Annual membership is P2,000. Members pay a lower fee than non-members for classes or the use of the gym. For example, one boxing session is P350 for members and P450 for non-members, one jujitsu session is P400 for members and P600 for non-members. They have a promo though. If you enroll in a monthly program, they give 50% discount on annual membership fee.


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ELECTRIC STUDIO

Location : 2/F, 8 Forbestown Center

Contact Details: (02) 833 6051 / (02) 833 6056 / 0917 843 8424 / 0915 212 4929

Operating Hours: Opens 7 days a week. The studio opens 30 minutes before the first class, which varies everyday, and can be seen on their website https://www.electricstudio.ph/


Electric Studio is an indoor cycling gym. It is a full-body workout focused on optimal movements, music and motivation. They use choreography to strengthen the core and use weights to tone the upper body.

Classes. Jumpstart is a 45-minute 101 session to kickstart your electric experience. Pure Electric is their signature 45-minute ride that incorporates full-body movements, music, and free weights. Power Hour is a 50-minute class, and Electric Endurance is a 90-minute class for those that want an extra challenge.

Facilities. It has one rooms that is filled with stationary bicycles that can be adjusted to body height. Lockers, towels, toiletries and water fountains are provided. Look Keo compatible cycling shoes are also provided.

Fees. It has a very simple fee structure that is based on the number of sessions. For first timers, a special 5-session package costs P1,500, valid for 30 days. The prices for 1, 5, 10, 20 and 40 rides are: P1,000, P4,750, P8,500, P16,000 and P30,000.  So they are counting on you to get hooked within 5 sessions. 


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F45 TRAINING


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Location : 3rd Floor, Bonifacio Stopover Pavilion

Contact Details: (02) 718 5269

Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday: 6:00am until the last class


F45 Training is a team-based, functional training facility that places emphasis on the ‘three key factors’ of motivation, innovation and results, and combines industry trends of group training and functional fitness. It claims that no program is repeated, making every workout a unique experience. 

Classes. Cardio & Resistance programs completed in 45 minutes guided by trainers. F45 offers 15 customized training systems, 10 circuit movement patterns, 15 different timing modules, over 1,000 exercises, and workouts that change every day.

Facilities. A boutique studio consisting of functional training equipment such as indoor bicycles, indoor rowing machines, barbells set, sandbags, kettlebells, dumbbells and Rip-60 Training System. The facility features integrated technology LED TVs in the form of video workout demonstrations, F45 heart rate monitors and mobile apps synced into a system. They also have shower facilities, and the bathroom is accessible from the gym.

Fees. They offer different options such as monthly unlimited training, class passes and drop in rates. Exact fees to be provided after consultation. 


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FITNESS FIRST AND FITNESS FIRST PLATINUM

Location : (1) Fitness First, The Fort Strip, Katipunan Drive; (2) Fitness First Platinum, Levels 5 and 6, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway. 

Contact Details: (1) (02) 808 9695 / (2) (02) 819 0000

Operating Hours: 

SM Aura Premier

Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00pm

Holiday Hours: 8:00am - 10:00pm


The Fort Strip

Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Holiday Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm


Platinum clubs have additional facilities and benefits that are exclusively for Platinum club members. Platinum Aura, for example, has a swimming pool. Platinum club offers extended range of toiletries, upgraded members lounge with internet stations and full executive towel service. Platinum membership includes reciprocal access to all Platinum and regular clubs worldwide. The regular Fitness First gyms are called Premium Clubs. Regular members are only allowed to use one gym (home gym), and need to get a passport from their gym before departure if they want to use Fitness First gyms overseas.

Classes. Fitness First gyms provide an extensive range of classes, often simultenously in three studios (cycling, freestyle and group exercises) 7 days a week, and from 7am to as late as 8:30pm on most days.

Facilities. It has a wide range of equipment, and they are all maintained in very good condition. It has shower and facilities and a small lounge.

Fees. It has a one-time joining fee and admin fee, plus a monthly fee that totals to around P3,500 to P4,500. For a regular membership, monthly rate starts at P2,700, and it goes up for membership period less than 18 months. The Platinum gym rates are around P1,000 more per month. Membership includes free group exercise classes. So it costs more on average if you do not stay with the club for long.


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FLYWEIGHT

Location : 2nd floor, 8 Forbes Town Road Mall, Forbestown Road, Fort Bonifacio.

Contact Details: (02) 805 9385

Operating Hours: 1:00pm - 10:00pm


Flyweight is a boutique boxing gym newly opened (Oct 2016) in the residential district of Crescent Park West in Fort Bonifacio. 

Classes. Regular workout sessions, called Fight Camp, are 45 minutes each, and combines shadowboxing, heavy bag, body weight, core, and footwork exercises.

Facilities. It has two rooms for boxing classes. 

Fees. Like Electric Studio and Saddle Row, Flyweight has a very transparent fee structure, and booking can be done online. Their First-Timer Package is P1,050 that includes 3 workouts and 1 introductory class (30 min), and needs to be used within 30 days. Their 6-Pack Package includes 6 workouts and 2 introductory classes, valid for 45 days and costs P5,500.


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GOLD'S GYM

Location : 5th Floor, W Global Center, 9th Avenue corner 30th Street

Contact Details: (02) 463 2643

Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 12:00am; Saturday: 6:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday & Holidays: 8:00am - 9:00pm


Classes. They have zumba, retro, Streetdance, yoga, Bootcamp, and so on.

Facilities. It has a steam room and a sauna

Fees. Its fee packages seem to change all the time, and defy common sense. As of Oct 2016, it offers a 6-month package for P16,500 which includes a maximum of 48 visits and 13 personal trainer sessions. For the same price, they also have a 12-month package that can be used in two centers with a maximum of 98 visits and 3 personal trainer sessions, plus 12 visits to other centers. 


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KERRY SPORTS MANILA

Location : 6th floor, Shangri-La at the Fort Hotel, 9th Street, Fort Bonifacio.

Contact Details: (02) 820 0888 extension 7707

Operating Hours: 6:00am - 10:00pm


Classes. It has yoga, pilates, martial arts, and boxing classes.

Facilities. This is the most complete gym in the Fort. It has a swimming pool (separate from the hotel's swimming pool), a large range of gym equipment, including some unusual ones not found in other gyms, and a full-size indoor basketball court. Its membership includes a kids play area, Adventure Zone.

Fees. Their annual membership is around P70,000.


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SADDLE ROW

Location : 2nd floor, Serendra Piazza, 9th Street, Fort Bonifacio.

Contact Details: 0977 802 5433

Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 8:00pm


Saddle Row is a rowing and cycling gym. It projects the image of its client as a classy gentleman, like a James Bond. Its taglines are: Tailored Workouts. Smart Design. Slim Fit All The Way.

Classes. Resistence Cycling, Finesse Rowing. All classes are 45 minutes long.

Instructors. A crisp description is given for each instructor. They all look like models, have many hobbies and no full-time job.

Facilities. A cycling room, and a rowing room.

Fees. Drop-in rate is P750 per class. A 20-class package costs P12,000. They also have a Group Class pass which allows family and friends to share 40-classes for P24,000.


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STRAPS

Location: One McKinley Place, 26th Street corner 4th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio

Contact Details: (02) 823 7729

Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm


Straps is a small fitness gym that specialises in suspension training. They target clients with busy schedule and privacy in mind. Their trainers are specialized in pilates, TRX suspend and Rip, TRX Sports Medicine, Injuries and Special Population, Muscle Manipulation and Trigger Point Release. 

Classes. It does not have group classes, only one-on-one sessions.

Facilities. It has equipment that is suitable for suspension training. 

Fees. It has a membership fee of P2,000. Per session fee starts at P1,500. 

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TRESTON HEALTH CLUB



Location: 4/F, Treston International Colleges Building, at University Parkway, near International School Manila.

Contact Details: 0917 709 3413

Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 9:00pm


Treston Health Club is a new fitness gym located inside an educational institution. The building is located in the university parkway area, so it is a little bit isolated, but is actually only a short walk from Market!Market! mall, and it has its own parking facilities for visitors with private cars.

Classes. The gym does not provide any free group classes. Taekwondo and ballet classes are available at additional costs.

Facilities. It has a big room with a comprehensive array of popular gym equipment. It also has a few rooms for group classes such as dancing and taekwondo. There is a sauna room and a massage room. The changing and shower areas are spacious.

Fees. One month membership is P3,800, quarterly is P7,800, semi annual P15,600 and annual is P27,600.

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