Thanks for checking out our guide to the best gyms in Belfast and everything you need to know about fitness and working out near you. It will not take us long to cover the full spectrum for you.
Our opening section will be all about best gyms in Belfast. Up next we will take a look at the best places to go for spinning and indoor cycling, as well as the best boxing and MMA gyms you will find here.
Following that will come the best pilates and yoga studios in your area. Other topics on working out like bootcamps and barre exercises will also be getting their own sections.
You don’t always need to go to the local gym to get your fitness in so some of the top outdoor recreation areas in the city will be listed as well. And to wrap things up we will discuss where you can buy sporting goods and home gym equipment in Belfast.
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Best Gyms In Belfast
Here is our list of the best gyms in Belfast for working out:
- Puregym at 22 Adelaide St
- Better Gym at 14A Hi-Park Church Ln
- Gym Co at 33-37 Finaghy Rd N
- Olympia Leisure Centre at 10 Windsor
- DW Fitness First at 24 Boucher Rd
- Hench at 37 College St
- Boulder World at 1 Boucher Business Centre, Apollo Rd
Puregym has 3 locations and all offer a 24 hour gym near you. If you are really into weightlifting and bodybuilding then Hench may be the spot that you prefer.
Better Gym offers a variety of classes including Les Mills body combat and dance workouts. Those who want a pool and basketball court will need to go to Olympia Leisure Center, while you can also find a pool at DW Fitness First.
Boulder World would be the best indoor climbing gym in your area.
Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes Near You
Peak Physique Gym at 721a Lisburn Rd is a great place to go if you are into indoor cycling. Puregym, Better Gym, Gym Co, and DW Fitness First from our first list also have local spinning classes.
You can also find them at Magee Health & Fitness from our next section.
Boxing & MMA Gyms
Fighting can be another great way to get some cardio and the best boxing and MMA gyms in Belfast are:
- Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood at 93-95 Ra
- Sbg Belfast at Joy’s Entry 30 Ann Stvenhill Rd
- Gracie Barra Belfast BJJ Academy at 7 Prince Regent Rd
- Magee Health & Fitness at Unit 1 M1 Business Park Blackstaff Way
Gym Co also offers cardio boxing classes in your area.
Yoga & Pilates Studios In Belfast
There are also many good yoga and pilates studios near you to get your fitness in like:
- Namaste Yoga at 265A Ormeau Rd
- Shakti Wellness Studio at 20 Stranmillis Rd
- Flow Studio at 52 A Hill St Cathedral Quarter
- Maitri Studio at 4 The Mount
Puregym, Better Gym, Gym Co, DW Fitness First from our main best gyms in Belfast list have yoga and pilates classes as well. Shakti also offers meditation and bellydancing classes.
Flow Studio has hot yoga and teaches poses for Ashtanga, Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow and others. Flow and Namaste both offer local kids yoga classes.
Those who need a little extra motivation can get it by going to workout bootcamps and some of the best in town are:
Puregym and Gym Co also have fitness bootcamps.
At this point we don’t know of any gyms here that have barre exercise classes but if you do please tell us about them in the comments.
Best Places For Outdoor Recreation Near You
We said it earlier but the best gyms in Belfast are not the only places to workout. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes outside and some great places to get out under the sun for outdoor recreation are:
- Cave Hill
- Barnett Demesne
- Colin Glen Forest Park
- River Lagan
- Eddie Irvine Sports
- Belfast Botanic Garden
- Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
- Cavehill Country Park
- Black Mountain
Barnett Demesne and Colin Glen Forest Park are both great for mountain biking. Hiking up Cave Hill will definitely give you a quality workout.
Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Belfast
You may need to buy some things that will help you work out or visit the gym, and the best sporting goods stores in Belfast are:
- SS Moore Sports at 6-10 Chichester St
- Gotto Sports at 72 Stranmillis Rd
- O’Neills Sportswear at Unit 45-46 Kennedy Centre
- Sports Direct at Unit 18 Balmoral Business Park
- Jd Sports at Unit 7 Boucher Retail Park
- Dw Sports Stores at 49 Donegall Place
- Decathlon at Holywood Exchange Retail Park
Home Gym Equipment
Those sporting goods stores will likely sell some home gym equipment in your area but you can also find more at:
- Podium 4 Sport at 40 Montgomery Rd Castlereagh
- Fitness Equipment NI at Blaris Industrial Estate 17 Altona Rd, Lisburn
By the way we have also written about the workout scene in:
Enjoy Working Out At Belfast Gyms
After reading about all of those gyms, spinning classes, yoga studios, outdoor recreation spots, and places to buy equipment for working out near you you should feel a lot better about what comes next. We will be back as often as possible to update this page so that these lists stay fresh.
If there is anything incorrect on this page or if you have any of your own local fitness tips to add please use the comments to fill us in. Have fun visiting the best gyms in Belfast or working out in whichever way you prefer.