For many of us, regular exercise is just as much part of our daily routines as posting an update on social media or grabbing a coffee to go is. And while it is great to feel the sun on our skins when we take (some of) our workouts outside during the warmer months, the often windy, grey and drizzly Viennese winters make having a membership in a gym practically a necessity.
Fortunately, there is a true wealth of sports and fitness centres that can be found all throughout the city, and we would love to introduce you to some of our favourite places to move, relax, and stay fit here:
The sports center chain Club Danube runs three large clubs throughout Vienna. Each location offers slightly different sports opportunities, but all of them cover ball sports, functional fitness, group fitness, personal training, and wellness.
This fitness chain operates in the mid-price range and regularly offers special prices, as well as reduced fees for students, big groups and companies.
Where? ERDBERG: Franzosengraben 2, 1030 Vienna; OTTAKRING: Kendlerstraße 41, 1160 Vienna; ALTE DONAU: Arbeiterstrandbadstraße 87a, 1210 Vienna
Web: Club Danube
The EVO Fitness club is a unicorn among Vienna’s fitness studios. The boutique gym in the 9th district is located in a truly stunning building with high ceilings, and stucco elements and perfectly combines style and fitness. Training styles are varied, there’s a focus on perfecting natural human movement in oder to enhance performance, and the best? There is no binding contract, but you pay your monthly fee whenever you plan on using the gym.
Where: Berggasse 21, 1090 Vienna
Web: EVO Fitness
The classic amongst Vienna’s gyms, Manhattan Fitness is the place to be if your focus lies on personal supervision and support, the latest equipment, and a more elite clientele. Health and wellness are main concerns of this fitness club, regular personal progress check-ups are included in the membership fee, there are 6 medical doctors on staff, and there’s a big spa area with a truly stunning indoor pool that just begs to be enjoyed
Where: Heiligenstädter Lände 17, 1190 Vienna
Web: Manhattan Fitness
John Harris Fitness
With 7 clubs just in Vienna, John Harris is one of the major players of Austria’s fitness industry, despite catering to a decidedly upscale clientele. John Harris Fitness defines its goal to help you nurture, train, and take care of your most valuable assets: your body, your health, and your well-being. Each club offers a slightly different range of sports, classes, equipment and training styles, but at all locales there’s a strong emphasis on both mental and physical wellness.
Where: SCHILLERPLATZ: Nibelungengasse 5, 1010 Vienna; MARGARETENPLATZ: Strobachgasse 7-9, 1050 Vienna; DC TOWER: Donau-City-Straße 7, 1220 Vienna; HAUPTBAHNHOF: Wiedner Gürtel 9, 1100 Vienna; SOFIENSÄLE: Marxergasse 17, 1030 Vienna; UNIQUA TOWER: Untere Donaustraße 21, 1020 Vienna; EXECUTIVE CLUB: Opernring 13-15, 1010 Vienna
Web: John Harris Fitness
With four clubs in Vienna, Homes Place wants to be more than just a gym. Holmes Place’s philosophy is to build community by providing a place and the tools necessary to enjoy movement and live your best life. This fitness club offers a truly stunning variety of different sports (anything from Kavaza Material Arts to Foam Roller classes to Float Fit), nutritionists that look after your eating habits, extensive spa areas, personal trainers and a lot more.
Where: BÖRSEPLATZ: Wipplingerstraße 30, 1010 Vienna; HÜTTELDORF: Hütteldorfer Straße 130a, 1140 Vienna; MILLENNIUM: Wehlistraße 66, 1200 Vienna; VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CLUB: Wagramer Str. 17, 1220 Vienna
Web: Holmes Place
Not a fitness club per se, My Clubs offers one membership that grants you access to a variety of fitness clubs, gyms, yoga studios, and more. If you love to change between sports, are curious to try out new things, and love the flexibility of doing barre, arial yoga, dance, climbing, material arts, and crossfit whenever you feel like it, then a My Clubs membership might just be the way to go for you.
Web: My Clubs