For many, January is the perfect time to join a gym. People are keen to make a fresh start in the new year and up their fitness level, or it could be that you are newly-arrived in Estremoz and are wondering how to continue your regular exercise regime.

Whatever your motivation there is no doubt that regularly going to the gym offers huge benefits to your overall health, and it may surprise you to know that among the many reasons cited for going to the gym are:

  • Improve physical health
  • Boost confidence
  • Stress relief
  • Maximise energy
  • Build muscle
  • Raise mental health
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Social interaction
  • Enhance motivation

Visit Estremoz took time out to drop-in on the four main gyms in town, and here is our feedback:

For5 Academy

This is a fairly new, small independent gym located just outside the town gate of Santo António. As the name suggests there is a maximum limit of 5 people at any one time working out at the gym, ensuring that you always have personal attention from Luis the Personal Trainer and owner making it ideal for people who prefer privacy when just starting out or getting back into the swing of things. This intimate fitness centre offers one-on-one PT sessions or in small groups with tailormade exercise plans and monthly progress evaluations.

USP: Small, individualised attention and specialised in personal training. Max five people at any one time.

For5AcademyOpening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:00 to 21:00h, Saturday 08:00 to 13:00h
Prices: From €67/month
Avenida de Santo António, 2, Estremoz
Tel: +351 962 968 094



Vybe Health Club – Healthy & Fitness Club

Probably the largest gym in Estremoz, Vybe Health Club is in the industrial estate and offers easy parking in its private carpark in front. This busy and buzzy gym is set up over two floors with different sections for weights, cardio, GAP etc and a selection of four personal trainers there to keep you on the right track. They run a comprehensive programme of classes for both children and adults including ABS, Crossfit, Fit Box, Spinning, Muay Thai, Pump, Jiu Jitsu, Pilates, Zumba, HIT, TRX and hydro-gymnastics at the municipal swimming pool. Furthermore, there is a healthy eating café.

USP: This gym has it all, ideal for those who get motivation from having others around

Vybe EstremozOpening hours: Mon-Fri from 08:00 to 21:00h, Saturday 09:00 to 13:00h
Prices: On request but there is a 2-month free offer if you sign up in January
Zona Industrial de Estremoz, Estremoz
Tel: +351 926 479 727

Point Fit

This gym offers a very friendly staff and a great vibe from the moment you walk in, with lots of options for exercising individually or in groups. There’s a healthy food café and the possibility of outdoor exercise classes in the summer. One of the highlights is the cool spinning (or cycle) room, which is set up for maximum impact. Personal Trainers are on hand at all times for support and guidance. Another plus is that membership is transparent and gives unlimited use of the gym and classes with no restrictions. Facilities include nutritionist and therapy rooms, pilates machine, classes for children and adults, training groups in three exercise studios, spin room, box and cross training space and an extensive main area with full range of equipment.

USP: Membership has no limit on use of the gym or classes and it has an inclusive feel

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Point Fit Gym EstremozOpening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:00 to 21:30h, Saturday 08:30 to 13:00h
Prices: Monthly membership available from €41,50/month
Estrada de São Domingos, 2, Estremoz
Tel: +351 965 429 551


Located away from the centre of town in the suburb of Mendeiros this gym has a slick modern feel and offers extensive space for exercise, weights, cardio etc. There is also a comprehensive schedule of classes including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, fit combat, step, spin, GAP etc. We were given the guided tour by Nuno and have to say that the space feels very clean and new with the latest equipment and machinery available. The main exercise studio is also bright and airy.

USP: Chilled, professional atmosphere and for those who like to home train, you can sign-up to join classes only

Estudium gym EstremozOpening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:00 to 13:00h and 16:00 to 21:00h, Saturday 08:30 to 13:00h
Prices: From €38/month
Praceta Marechal António Spinola 64, Mendeiros, Estremoz (entrance at back)
Tel: +351 969 075 840

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