Now that the world is slowly coming out of lockdowns and working from home all day everyday, it’s time to undo that “Quarantine 15” many have put on! You might have travel plans and need to work on your summered or just want to feel fitter and healthier. But not to fret, if the most movement you’ve gotten in the past year is walking from the TV to the fridge, there are lots of gyms in Saudi where workouts are actually fun. Yes, you heard that right.
Here are 5 gyms in Saudi where working out is actually fun:
5. Interval Crossfit
Step out of your comfort zone and you just might find yourself falling in love with this workout concept like so many others. Don’t be intimidated with the stereotypes of super high weights. Crossfit is about constantly challenging yourself with functional movements that will make you stronger for everyday life and conditioning. Crossfit also has a strong sense of community so you might make some new friends while you’re getting fit. Both men and women can get in on the fitness craze at Interval, with both mens and ladies locations in both Jeddah and Riyadh.
With locations in Riyadh and Khobar, this ladies gym offers a variety of classes that will keep you from getting bored. They’re best known for their spin classes where you’re sure to feel the burn– in a good way. Spin addicts swear by the classes and it’s a great way to get in the zone both physically and mentally. But in case you’re the type of person that gets bored easily, Kore also has Crossfit, bootcamp, and even kickboxing classes to help you mix it up. Plus, they’ve got a lineup of virtual classes if you’re more comfortable.
3. 9Round Fitness
Want to melt the days stress away in just 30 minutes? 9Round is the fun, fast-paced workout for you. This popular kickboxing gym will have you drenched in sweat in just half an hour, which is super important for busy moms or working folks. It’s an excellent cardio workout and a great way to melt away fat — and your worries! With locations across Jeddah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province for both men and women, it’s something you have to try at least once.
A traditional spin class is combined with boxing at this ladies fitness studio in Riyadh, for a killer calorie burn and a seriously fun time! This high adrenaline class is known for torching fat and getting you stronger with every ride at this gym in Saudi.
1. Bounce Fit
You bet this class is just as fun as it sounds. Not set in a traditional gym setting, but offered at the popular Bounce trampoline parks in Jeddah and Riyadh, Bounce fit feels more like just bopping around than doing a hardcore workout. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great way to get fit! “Jumping on trampolines is an incredible workout, NASA has even described it as the most effective form of exercise, devised by man,” Bounce says. It’s claimed the exercise can also burn more calories than running!