When you are a student and live in a city where bakeries are at every street corner, it’s hard to find the motivation to work out. With the delicious smell of croissants and the gorgeous Parisian bistros, the temptation is real right? If you haven’t been motivated to work out, and you don’t know where to start looking for gym spaces, bootcamp classes, spinning studios, say no more. This article will give you a list of five great places you can head to for an awesome workout, right in the heart of Paris.
If you come from America, you’re probably similar with Soul Cycle. Ladies and gents, let me present you here the Parisian soul cycle, Dynamo. The spinning classes are 45 minutes of intense cardio and a bit of work with weight for some resistance training. The workout is in the dark, the music is loud – there is nothing better than moving your legs on those spinning bikes and getting those dance moves in! Best of all? Dynamo offers student discounts, make sure to ask for one when you head over to their studios, who are by the way located close to the Parsons Paris campus.
14 Rue Saint-Augustin, 75001 – 10 min walk from Parsons Paris
79 Rue la Boétie, 75008 – 20 min walk from Parsons Paris
Reebok Crossfit Louvre
For those who enjoy an intense session of cross-fit, this is the place for you. You can ask for a free trial class right at the entrance, but I bet you one class will make you sign up for this gym space. It has all of the equipment you may wish for – with certified trainers who make sure you’ve got every move correct. It’s always nice to have smaller classes and this is why the cross-fit sessions range from 12-15 people per class. Cross-fit will make you tone down, muscle up, and make you develop flexibility, agility, strength, endurance and coordination.
31 Avenue de l’Opéra, 75001 – 2 min walk from Parsons Paris
Yes everybody, Barry’s Bootcamp finally opened its doors in the heart of Paris! What is the Barry’s workout you ask? In an hour, you will run and do some strength training with your body weight and equipment. Nothing better than an intense workout before starting the day or finishing it. The difference between this workout and another one? Burn up to 1,000 calories with a high intensity interval training, the top instructors will push you to your best, curated playlists will inspire you and it is a workout you won’t be doing alone.
84 Rue Réaumur, 75002 – 15-17 min drive from Parsons Paris
What could be more amazing than a place that offers incredible gym classes alongside with a spa, restaurant, and a space to work? That’s right, nothing. Klay is a high-end gym, with classes that vary from cycling, to aqua-fitness and even relaxing yoga. The spa services offer a sauna and treatments for your body and face. If you’re a swimmer, this gym space has a pool. Finally, it is located in the heart of Montorgueil – this is the 5 star of workout places!
4Bis Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 – 15-17 min drive from Parsons Paris
Bootcamp, cycling, rowing, yoga but more than all, boxing! Episod is the place you want to try out if you are looking to release all of your energy after a long day of classes. The boxing classes are based off English boxing: jabs, uppercuts, cross, and more. This workout will muscle up your body and leave you sore for the entire week.
115 Rue Réaumur, 75002 – 13 min drive from Parsons Paris
These five workout places are located in the heart of Paris. Make sure to check out their websites to find out more. Most important, enjoy. We all need a good workout once in a while!