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6 Gyms in Taguig for People Who Hate Going to the Gym

by Trisha Descallar
September 18, 2018

Exercise allows the body to release endorphins, the happy hormone, triggering a positive feeling in the body. It’s the ultimate feel-good pill!

The endorphins that come with exercise are mood-enhancing, energizing, and pain-relieving; they also promote a reduction in your stress levels, decrease feelings of anxiety and depression, improve your sleep, and give an overall boost to your self-esteem. Endorphins are great! Exercise, for reluctant gym goers, well, not so much.

Going to the gym can be a pain—and sometimes painful. Some people find the constant repetition of weight lifting to be therapeutic, or the challenge of getting AMRAP—as many reps as possible—during a session of squats and burpees to be rewarding, and that’s awesome. But if you’re absolutely not one of those people, and if stepping into a testosterone-filled, gains-driven gym gives you anxiety, that’s okay too, and this list is for you. Here are 6 non-traditional gyms in Taguig for people who hate hauling their butt to the gym. If you live or work in the BGC area, these will all just be a hop, skip, and leap away—no excuses, just workouts that don’t feel like workouts.

1. Beyond Yoga

Don’t be intimidated by yoga. You don’t need to be a pretzel to get started with the practice. All you need to do is take the first step to get into the habit. It’s a low-intensity, moderately paced workout that can cut your calories and calm your mind. Beyond Yoga believes in the transformational power and benefits of yoga for people from all walks of life, welcoming practitioners of all levels. Beyond Yoga was awarded as the #1 Yoga Studio in Metro Manila by in 2014, and for good reason. As their name implies, Beyond Yoga goes beyond yoga as a physical practice and aims to promote yoga as a way of life while offering other classes like AntiGravity® Fitness, Zumba, Pound, and more.

We Recommend: 5-Class Pass for P1,800 (from P4,000), or for a longer stint there’s 15-Class Pass for P5,000 (from P7,500) or the 1-Month Membership for P3,499 (from P5,000).

Beyond Yoga
BGC, Taguig
C203-C209-C211 2/F Serendra
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(0917) 629 9642

Other branches:
Tomas Morato, Quezon City
3/F Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato Avenue
corner Scout Madrinian St., Quezon City
(02) 921 6070
0917-5BEYOND (0917 523 9663)

Greenhills, San Juan
2/F Metro Pointe Center, P. Guevarra
corner N. Averilla St., San Juan
(02) 966 4494
(0917) 814 3886

Rockwell, Makati
3/F 38 Rockwell, Rockwell Drive
Rockwell Center, Makati
(02) 808 2061
(0998) 999 7625
(0917) 522 9449

2. Urban Ashram Yoga

The daily grind can be—well, grinding. The wear and tear of everyday existence can bring the best of us down, so carving out some meditative me-time is of utmost importance. Enter Urban Ashram Yoga, the premier center for yoga study in the Philippines. They promote yoga as a safe and progressive practice accessible to everyone regardless of age, experience, strength, or, yes, flexibility.

They offer a particular type of practice called Kundalini Yoga, one of the fastest-growing types of yoga that has just recently reached the Philippines. More than just a physical workout, Kundalini Yoga sessions are meant to lift your spirits and center you through guided meditation, breathing, and mantra. This will also strengthen your nervous and glandular systems, increase your mental clarity, and help manage your emotions. The instructors of this practice at Urban Ashram Yoga were all trained at the Kundalini Research Institute in New Mexico, USA, so trust that you are in experienced hands.

We Recommend: One Week of Unlimited Yoga for P990 (from P1,490) 15 Days of Unlimited Yoga for 2 for P1,500 (from P3,000), or Flexi 5-Class Pass for P1,990 (from P2,500).

Urban Ashram Yoga
BGC, Taguig
9/F The Menarco Tower, 32nd Street cor. 9th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) ‎869 YOGA (9642)
(0917) 718 YOGA (9642)

Other branches:
Kapitolyo, Pasig
3/F Three Brixton Bldg., Brixton St.
Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig
(02) 661 YOGA (9642)
(0917) 881 YOGA (9642)

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3. Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio

INSTAGRAM: mindfulmovtasiapilates

Pilates is for everyone, even the laziest and least motivated among us. It’s a low-impact, low-intensity workout, sure, but don’t discount it because of that. Pilates is a serious strength workout that will allow you to get leaner and more toned. There are many different kinds of Pilates as well as a range of Pilates tools and props you can use, and there’s no better place to get your Pilates 101 than at Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio. The studio focuses on STOTT Pilates, and have high-caliber, internationally certified instructors to teach it. All the instructors were personally mentored by Vivian Zapanta, a local fitness icon with over 40 years of professional experience in aerobics and personal training.

We Recommend: 2 MAT and 2 Reformer Pilates Classes at Mindful Movements Asia Pilates Studio for P1,500 (from P2,900).

Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio
Ecotower Building, Taguig
15/F Ecotower Bldg., 32nd Street cor. 9th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 815 0045
(0917) 867 6787

Other branches:
Pacific Star Building, Makati
1402 14/F Pacific Star Building
Sen. Gil Puyat Ave cor. Makati Ave
(02) 886 7744
(0917) 844 0945

6. Saddle Row

Would you rather get in the saddle for some indoor cycling, or strap in and hunker down for some indoor rowing? Do both at Saddle Row, an indoor cycling and rowing studio that promises an intense workout without the intense weather conditions that usually accompany cycling or rowing when done outdoors. The challenging workouts won’t damage your joints or cause as much wear and tear, and the minutes will fly by with their fun playlists and encouraging instructors!

Saddle Row
BGC, Taguig
Central Square, Bonifacio High Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(0977) 802 5433

Other branches:
Rockwell, Makati
3/F Power Plant Mall
Rockwell Center, Makati
(0917) 178 7625

5. Barre3

INSTAGRAM: barre3ph

You can’t be bored when you’re channeling your childhood ballerina dreams at Barre3. True to their name, Barre3 combines the grace of the ballet barre, the wisdom of yoga, and the strength of Pilates for an enjoyable, rewarding workout. Your short attention span will love everything that’s going on. With its fast pace and upbeat soundtrack, Barre3 classes present a unique three-step sequence that aim to increase your strength like an athlete while allowing you to develop the long, lean, and graceful lines of a dancer.

908 Bonifacio High Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Other branches:
San Juan
Basement 2 Greenhills, Promenade 3, Ortigas Ave.
Greenhills, San Juan

Level 6 Leisure Haven, East Wing
Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong

Lower Ground, Alabang Town Center
Alabang, Muntinlupa

R3 level, Powerplant Mall
Rockwell Center, Makati

Quezon City
3/F Wellness Zone, TriNoma Mall, Quezon City

6. Celebrity Fitness

INSTAGRAM: celebrityfitnessph

Celebrity Fitness is the newest kid on the BGC block. They show that you don’t have to be so serious to get serious results. Celebrity Fitness ties together fun and functionality with fresh, innovative workouts. Go for their exclusive signature group fitness classes like Saltar, a trampoline-based fitness program, FastFit for bodyweight training and muscle endurance in quick, intense bursts, and DNA, or Dance N Attitude classes that turn their studio into your stage.

Celebrity Fitness
2/F One Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 511 9366

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About Trisha
When she’s not obsessively feeding her Hobonichi Techo with stickers by local indie artists or yelling about her undying love for Star Trek Voyager on Twitter, Trisha Descallar spends many hours enjoying her work as a social media content creator, digital marketing consultant, and niche event organizer.

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