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The Six Fix: Feeling Stagnant? Go Try These Hardcore But Under-The-Radar Gyms In The Metro!

The Six Fix: Feeling Stagnant? Go Try These Hardcore But Under-The-Radar Gyms In The Metro!

Between juggling a job, social life, and sleep, it really is quite a challenge to find the time to work on your health and physique. Luckily for us, Metro Manila isn’t just booming with offices and commercial centers, but it has also turned into a hub for wellness and exercise, that make squeezing in a workout real accessible! So if living a healthier lifestyle is a part of your 2018 resolutions, then here are some places you might want to check out!

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1. Focus Athletics

This one's known for its top of the line facilities, coaches, and physical therapists. Not only do you get an all around experience of what it is to have elite-level training, but you'd also have the benefit of getting proper physical care and recovery as well. 

2259 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City

2. Elorde Makati

It’s no secret that boxing is one of the more celebrated sports in the Philippines, but more than that, it makes for a great workout too! Elorde Makati is a real deal boxing gym, especially that all its trainers and coaches are actually seasoned professional boxers. Any time you get an opportunity to be trained by a professional athlete, you take it! And who knows, you might already be doing mitt-work with a future superstar?

843 Arnaiz Ave. Legaspi Village, Makati City

3. Primal Ape Crossfit

Crossfit's popularity has been on a constant incline in the past few years, with different "boxes" popping up here and there. But Primal Ape, as the name implies, is the biggest one of them all. With world-class equipment, and a floor area that's literally as big as a warehouse, if a crossfit class is something you're after, this is definitely where you should take it.

2135 Chino Roces Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati City

4. Functional Fitness

Not your usual gym filled with weight-machines that you'd have to line up for, Functional Fitness makes use of a variety of movements that would enhance your everyday movements, with precise, and sometimes, high-intensity workouts. Not to mention, they also have an area for mixed martial arts training! Perched on the second floor of a main-avenue building in Legazpi, Village, this place is easily the neighborhood gym for those serious in training.

2/F CAP Building VA Rufino Street Legaspi Village, Makati City

5. Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio

If a slow and steady is more of your thing, then Pilates may be your new best friend. An integration of exercises for your mind, body, and soul, Pilates increases strength through heightened body awareness and mindful movement. It's also worth mentioning that it's only this studio that offers Stott Pilates, a contemporary practice of Pilates backed up with the science of physical therapy and sports medicine, focused on strengthening the spine for balance, coordination, and mobility.

G/F-B, Tiffany Place, 156 L.P. Leviste St. Salcedo Village, Makati City

6. Grind House Manila Fitness

Grindhouse Manila is not just a workout spot, but more of a community of people who aim for constant progress by working from the ground up. Whether your goal is to bulk up, to lose weight, or to stay in shape, the support you get here will surely get you to reach your fitness goals!

6 B Felipe Pike Street, Pasig

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