We’ve rounded up some of the best gyms, basketball courts, and fitness apparel stores you can visit in Makati
By Catherine Orda and Klyde Manansala | Photo by Javier Lobregat
Between mind-numbing office routines and early nights in the car mulling over the absurdity of Makati traffic, it’s still somehow possible to squeeze in a few hours of exercise. So we saved you the trouble of looking over dozens of online gym and fitness center listings. Here’s where to work out in Makati:
The first and only all-women fitness club in the country, Curves is known for offering a daily 30-minute workout program (strength training, cardio, and stretching) that can burn up to 2,000 kilojoules. The gym has no mirrors to ensure its customers won’t be too conscious of how they look. Curves also offers club promotions and events that support charitable causes and discuss health-related issues.
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Level 5, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. cor Makati Ave., Makati City
(02) 987 1585 / (0917) 539 5298
P2,290 per month
CrossFitMNL (or CFMNL) is a professional CrossFit training center with different branches (more commonly referred to as “boxes”) across Metro Manila. Because CrossFit is a high-intensity sport, perhaps what could be considered as the best “amenity” of each box is its staff of professional trainers who are not only passionate about the sport but are also encouraging of anyone who wants to try it.
Unit 102 GF First Midland Bldg, 109 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village
(02) 552 7266 | (0915) 145 6659
P500 (walk-in); P3,500 per month, P7,500 for three months (boot camp)
Fitness First Platinum RCBC
One of the more well-known gyms in the country, Fitness First Platinum offers high-end facilities and equipment as well as fun and intensive workout programs like the Spartan SGX and HIIT classes. Platinum means all-access to the five Platinum Clubs and the eight Premium/Standard Clubs.
3/F RCBC Plaza Tower 2, Ayala Ave. cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
(02) 845 3480
P3,000 (joining fee for five-month membership, exclusive of P4,395 monthly dues)
Open 24/7, Anytime Fitness is known for offering a wide range of amenities: free classes, private showers, wellness programs, and fitness assessments.
2/F Eton Tower, Dela Rosa corner Rufino, Legaspi Village 2f, Makati
(0917) 880 0247 | (0917) 840 0247
P1,000 (joining fee for a six-month membership, exclusive of P2,700 monthly dues)
Cooped inside Cloverleaf Place apartment complex near Guadalupe MRT station, this wooden indoor court is a favorite among both casual hoop fans and organized leagues. It features shower facilities, air-conditioned locker rooms, and sidecourts.
Cloverleaf Place, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati
(0917) 839 9261
P1,500 per hour
This newly-built court located in Makati offers complete services for athletes looking to hone their skills as well as condition their bodies. Aside from the basketball court, there is also a gym complete with equipment inside the facility.
JM Business Center, Zanzibar St., Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City
(02) 729 0812