Although you’re on holiday to chill out, as many of us are regular gym bunnies these days and wanna keep fit, you might want to hit the gym or pool while you’re in gay Barcelona.
Before you hit the dance floor or the beach, stop at DiR (Passatge de Domingo, 6-8), so that you can flex your pecs or pamper yourself. This gym and wellness center is just one of the one gay gyms Barcelona has near Eixample, and this facility has pools, a spa, a steam room, a tanning area and more.
If you plan to stay in the Gayxample and want to use a gym, Wellness Club 33 is based in the über-gay Axel Hotel. This wellness club has traditional fitness machines and a popular Jacuzzi and pool area.
Get buff by the beach
While there are few frills at this gym next to the beach, CNAB has three large pools (two outdoors), sundeck with loungers, and stacks of local gay guys soaking up the sun in their Speedos and making the most of the great beachside view.
This Barcelona gay gym provides a great deal for anyone on a budget: a day costs around 14 euros. One added bonus: you can also leave your stuff safe in your locker if you want to pop over to the beach. Bonus.
And, for those who want their every whim catered to, nearby Aire de Barcelona in El Borne (Passeig de Picasso, 22) boasts a luxurious hamman, thermal baths, aromatherapy steam and offers a massage service. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth it (well, you deserve it, after all).