Gyms and Fitness Centers in Punta Cana in 2023
If a couple of years ago there were only few gyms in Punta Cana and people had to cross a long distance to access them and enjoy physical training, today the touristic area of Punta Cana boasts a variety of small and large gyms. Let us have a look at them and choose the best one for your needs.
Body Shop Fitness Center in Punta Cana
The first thing to consider is that some gyms require paying an annual membership fee that might not be convenient for temporary visitors of Punta Cana. For example, famous Body Shop fitness center features 8 membership options: individual, family, student, kids, senior, corporate, diplomatic, and temporary. However, paying membership fee is not reasonable if you only want to visit the club for a couple of months. The first membership fee amounts to US$250.
For long-term residents of Punta Cana, Body Shop fitness center is an attractive place. It boasts a centric location (on Downtown commercial square), a great variety of fitness programs (personal training, fully-equipped area for independent training with machines and weights, cardio and functional training equipment, cardio zone, body mind room, cycling room, boxing area, Body Xchange area, Military Cross Training, Nutritional Guidance, Basketball area, Squash area, kids area, healthy juice bar and fresh towel service).
The club also offers convenient working hours: from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The center often features masterclasses and special training sessions not included in the membership plan.
Atlético Punta Cana Fitness Center
Another large fitness center located in Bavaro is Atlético Punta Cana. It is the oldest large-scale gym in Bavaro located in its remote district of Friusa. Just like Body Shop, it offers individual and group training, fully equipped training areas and cardio zone, as well as rooms for group classes, such as Spinning, HIIT, Latin Hard, GAP, TRX and CORE.
The center also offers a modern steam room for you to relax after training. Besides, there is a SPA center with unique SPA programs. It is an ideal destination for couples who want to enjoy a romantic SPA session. The kids’ area is created especially for the kids who want to play while their parents are at the gym.
Juice and healthy snack bar and sport shop are also available for you. As for the schedule, the center is closed on Sunday, but works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The benefit of this center is its more budget-friendly pricing policy, with membership fees starting from about US$100.
Gyms in Ciudad Las Canas,
Cap Cana and Veron
Surprisingly, most gyms are located in the area of Bavaro and Veron, while Punta Cana Village itself does not feature any large fitness center. However, there are attractive gyms in the neighboring areas of Ciudad Las Canas, Cap Cana and Veron.
1. Gold’s Gym
Gyms of Veron are not as big and modern as Body Shop or Atlético Punta Cana, but they still offer enough equipment and space for sport-lovers. If you care more about health and regular training than about what your Instagram followers say, consider Gold’s Gym located between Bavaro and Veron. It offers very budget-friendly membership plans, such as Vitalicia (membership for only US$120) with US$35 monthly fee, and annual membership for less than US$400.
These prices are just incredible, considering that you get access to Step, Pilates, Strong by Zumba, Body Fit, Functional Training, Full Core, Circuit workout and even more training programs. Group and individual programs are available. This gym also hosts masterclasses by international master trainers. Good quality for quite a good price!
2. Power Gym Veron
The area of Veron also features modest but functional gyms, such as Power Gym Veron. This gym offers attractive membership plans and has mainly local residents among its members. If you decide to stay in the area of Veron and Punta Cana and have your own vehicle, there will be no problem for you to go to this gym.
3. PowerFit Studio
Residents of Punta Cana may also consider the gym located in picturesque Cap Cana – PowerFit Studio. It is quite expensive, but worth the price. Located in the exclusive, luxurious gated community, the gym offers a marvelous training area with ocean views, equipped especially for daily routine programs that are modified each two months.
The gym offers intensive personal training sessions and individual programs including TRX and Powerfit Circuits. All programs are individual and created for groups of 3-4 people, featuring 8, 10 or 12 sessions depending on the purposes. Please, mind that you need a personal vehicle to access the area where the gym is located. Even if you live in Cap Cana, considering its enormous area, you will need a means of transportation to move around.
4. SM Wellness
Finally, what about combining a beauty and SPA experience with your favorite workout? A lovely SM Wellness SPA and beauty center invites all women to enjoy its modern facilities and a wide range of beauty and SPA services, as well as its workout area. The center is located between Punta Cana and Cap Cana, in Ciudad Las Canas area.
In the morning and in the afternoon, the center offers HIIT, CORE, and Zumba training programs for women. On Saturday and on Wednesday in the afternoon, it opens its doors for kids with its ballet dance and rhythmic gymnastics programs. It is a good solution for the women living in the area and those who do not want to pay a membership fee. You just pay a monthly fee for the training sessions you take (12 or unlimited) and that is it. A warm friendly atmosphere of beauty and wellness will make you feel great!
Punta Cana Gyms Comparison 2023
|Aspect||Body Shop||Atlético Punta Cana||Gold’s Gym||Power Gym Veron||PowerFit Studio||SM Wellness|
|Location||Center of Bavaro, in easy reach from any point of Bavaro, not far from Punta Cana (but your own vehicle is needed, no public transportation from Punta Cana to this point)||On the periphery of Bavaro, a bit far from the central touristic zone (there is a public bus within Bavaro area, but we recommend using your own vehicle to travel to this district)||Between Bavaro and Veron area (it is highly recommended to have your own vehicle to come to this point)||In the heart of Veron area (it is highly recommended to have your own vehicle to come to this point)||In the heart of Cap Cana (no public transportation available in this area)||In Ciudad Las Canas area (there is a public bus going from Punta Cana to this point, it is quite secure, so you can use this means of transportation)|
|Price||High pricing option||Prices are more attractive||Good quality for good price||Very economic||High pricing option||Good quality for good price|
|Membership Fee||Yes||Yes||Yes, but not a big deal||Yes, but not a big deal||Yes||No|
|Extra services||Sport shop, Healthy snack and juice bar, kids’ area||Sport shop, healthy snack and juice bar, steam room, SPA complex, apartments||Sport shop, juice bar||Sport shop, juice bar||Sport shop, healthy snack and juice bar||SPA and beauty services, beauty salon|
What to consider when choosing your
ideal gym in Punta Cana?
- Location: Seems odd, but that is true. Unfortunately, public transportation is a weak point of Bavaro. There are public buses, but their routes are quite limited and the schedule is not always complied with. You never know if the bus comes or not. That is why we highly recommend choosing the gym not far from your lodging unless you have your own car.
- Membership fee: It does not seem reasonable to pay up to US$300 membership fee if you want to go to this gym for only a couple of weeks or months. Please, use our comparative chart to see where membership fees are not significant if you are looking for a short-term training option.
- Training schedule: Pay attention to training schedule, since most gyms offer group classes only in the morning and in the late afternoon. Besides, there are different classes each day. Make sure they fit in your vacation routine.
- Price of extra services: Before taking advantage of extra services offered in the same building where the gym is located, ask if some discounts are offered to gym members? If not, feel free to ask for them! The Dominicans like negotiating, and you will surely get some pleasant discount if you ask for it!
- Free day-pass: Most gyms offer free day-pass options for new members. It means that before buying your membership you can visit the gym and use all its facilities free of charge during one day. That is an ideal way to learn more about the place and make the final decision.
What is on Trend in Fitness Today?
Inspired by Latin music hits, Dominican gym-lovers have become addicted to Zumba, Strong by Zumba and Latin Hard. These workouts are led by music to inspire and motivate you to reach your fitness objectives.
If you love to dance and train, do not miss an opportunity to join local Zumba groups and enjoy highly-intensive and cheerful workouts. Zumba classes are given almost in all gyms of Punta Cana. Evening Zumba classes can be taken in SM Wellness, Strong by Zumba – in Gold’s Gym, Latin Hard – in Body Shop.
The Dominicans also love Spinning. It deserves to be called their favorite cardio workout. Join Spinning classes in Body Shop, Atlético Punta Cana or Gold´s Gym – they are worth it.
Besides, Punta Cana is getting more healthy and sporty every year. Now it hosts various masterclasses given by international trainers. Want to take your skills to the superior level and get a trainer’s certificate? Welcome to masterclasses! Stay tuned to the newsletters of the gyms to register for the next masterclass and become a certified instructor! Zumba, Strong by Zumba, and Spinning are the leading workouts this season!
Outdoor Training in Punta Cana
Why training in a gym if the weather is always good in Punta Cana? It is actually the best place to train outside, especially in early morning and in late afternoon. Punta Cana has its small training groups led by certified instructors who organize workouts in open air. For example, one such group starts its workout as early as at 5 a.m. on the territory of Punta Cana Village, near Punta Cana International School. They practice Crossfit and running around the village.
Other training groups do spinning from Punta Cana to Cap Cana. They do not charge membership fees and monthly fees are usually very economic – starting from US$40/month. If you want to learn more about such groups, contact us and we will help you get in touch with them directly.
You might have noticed that gyms in Punta Cana do not have swimming pools. It is actually good, because you can enjoy swimming in warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean anytime! Surf and kiteboarding schools also offer highly effective training options for you to master your skills and obtain certificates.
Kiteboarding school of Punta Cana, located on Playa Blanca Beach, has all the facilities for beginners and advanced kite surfers. Macao Surf Camp also features all the necessary equipment for you to become a skillful surfer. Multilingual trainers (usually speaking English, Spanish, Russian and other languages) give group and individual classes. Their cost starts from about US$60/class. Please, learn more details about surfing in Punta Cana on our website here and here.
Going in for sports in Punta Cana has become easier these days. Local residents and visitors are welcome to appreciate various sport facilities the touristic area offers to everyone. Economic and expensive training options are available on long and short terms. Moreover, here you can undergo one- or two-day training and become a certified instructor after masterclasses conducted by master trainers. Tired of training in the gym? Welcome to outside workout groups!
If you have any questions regarding Punta Cana gyms and training facilities, contact us. Punta Cana has everything for your unique vacation!
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