While you might think that the best fitness studios are located in the Cape Town CBD, there are also loads of great gems to be discovered in the suburbs of the Mother City too! Yes indeed, take the northern suburbs of Cape Town for example, those living and working in this area are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding great yoga studios, CrossFit boxes, and HIIT and boxing gyms. Want to know where to go? Here are our picks for the best workout studios in the northern suburbs of Cape Town.
Hubu Fitness – Milnerton & Tyger Valley
This unique gym offers classes based on a holistic and functional training. Classes include everything from interval, cardio, and body weight training to superb functional movements, and the latest trends in fitness. Their high-tensity, functional workouts combine both strength and conditioning in a group setting to challenge both your body and your mind.
Forget committing to just one gym FitKey gives you access to thousands of class options at a huge variety of studios across your city. With FitKey memberships starting from as little as R295 per month, and no joining fees, FitKey gives members the freedom to exercise as often or as little as they want without blowing their budget.
Yama Yoga – Bellville
Offering everything from heated and non heated yoga and pilates classes to private lessons utilising various equipment, Yama Yoga is a one-stop-yoga-shop. Sign up for Bikram, Hot Vinyasa, Hot Pilates, or regular yoga and pilates classes and start your journey to a healthier lifestyle and while you’re there pop into their Yoga Emporium for a healthy bite to eat or to stock up on yoga clothes and accessories, as well as lifestyle items.
From Yoga and Pilates to HIIT, Boxing, Crossfit, and even Boot Camp, FitKey allows you to do it all at a price that works for you. The most popular membership is FitKey10 at R701 per month which enables you to attend 10 classes per month at any FitKey studio partners, limited to 3 bookings per studio per month. When you consider that most yoga, pilates, and other fitness studios charge anywhere between R120 and R190 per class and between R800 and R1500 for unlimited studio memberships, it’s clear that FitKey is the most affordable way to go.
Xtreme Fitness Boxing Club – Durbanville
Have your own Rocky moment at this specialist boxing gym. With a focus on fitness and weight loss through boxing training, the classes at Xtreme Fitness Boxing Club offering a group training experience packed with interval training, boxing, cardio, and core work. The classes are fun and geared towards all fitness levels and age groups.
FitKey is great for newbie and experienced fitness fundis who love to try new things and spice up their weekly workout routines. If you’re keen on mixing up your workouts week in and week you’ll love FitKey as you can do strength training like HIIT, CrossFit, or functional training one day and move onto stretching through yoga and Pilates the next. Heck, you can even finish off your week with some cardio like cycling or dance classes!
Bloc 11 – Paarden Eiland
Cape Town’s best bouldering gym, Bloc11 is a climber’s dream come true. This unique indoor space caters to climbers of all levels and is especially welcoming to beginners. The facilities at this spot include a world-class bouldering gym, dedicated yoga classes for climbers, an on-sight physiotherapist, and a coffee bar. The gym offers free beginners bouldering classes every Saturday at 10:00.
While most gym and studio memberships force you to pick one thing and stick with it, FitKey is all about embracing variety. What’s more, the FitKey system couldn’t be easier to use. Members get access to the FitKey website and app where they can book various classes hours, days, or weeks in advance.
SpinFit Mobile Gym – Blouberg
Sometimes you just can’t bear to spend another minute indoors. If you love feeling the wind in your hair while you break a sweat, then you’ll love the SpinFit Mobile spinning studio. These outdoor self-paced stationery spin bikes allow you to enjoy the sea breeze and cycle along to exhilarating music at your own pace – what a dream!