The last two decades have witnessed gyms popping up all over the Maltese islands, as the Western world continues its obsession with fitness and healthy living. From state-of-the-art gyms and sports clubs to smaller health resorts, your exercise goals can be fulfilled in a number of locations.
One of the best gyms is the Ta’ Qali Health & Fitness Centre, open 24 hours a day during the week. It boasts a huge selection of weight lifting and cardiovascular machines, as well as a heated pool for those looking to cool off after an intense session. Frequented by sports professionals as well as those looking to lose a few extra pounds, classes at every level of intensity are available. Personal trainers can also be provided that will guide you to achieving your goals.
Cynergi Health & Fitness Club is another highly-rated fitness centre in Paceville, St Julian’s. Offering a luxury spa, indoor pool, Turkish bath, steam room & sauna, Cynergi is attended by local high-rollers and members of the Intercontinental hotel. It has a great variety of machines as well as group exercise sessions and personal trainers ready to help.
Kinetica gym located within the National Pool Complex is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the University of Malta in Msida, making it ideal for local and foreign students, who can also benefit from discounted rates. Members are allowed to use the Olympic sized swimming pool as well as the squash facilities located on the premises.
The fitness enthusiasts behind Challenger Gym wholeheartedly believe in “changing lives through fitness” according to their website. They offer everything a modern gym can, including training & eating plans, massages, a sauna & solarium, and much more. With gyms in popular areas including Valletta, Paceville and Qormi, Challenger is steadily becoming more popular among local fitness fanatics.
Other notable gyms in Malta include Bertu’s Gym in Gharghur, ActiveZone Health & Fitness Club in Msida, GardenView in Swieqi and Sky Spirit Fitness Lounge at the airport, in Luqa. With regards to Gozo, keep an eye out for The BodyForge and Shape Up Fitness Centre, both of which are located in Victoria.