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Expat in Budapest? Looking for a fitness club?

Some people always look for something active to do even while traveling or while on vacation. For them, the trip is just not complete if they just stay in their hotel rooms most of the time. Even going sightseeing may not be enough for them. They really would want to do an activity that the city is known for. This for them is having a complete and fulfilled vacation.

If you are one of these people and you are visiting the beautiful historic and cultural city of Budapest, you don’t need to worry about getting your dose of sports and activities in the city. There are a lot to do in Budapest.

Activities that will surely leave you fully satisfied of you trip to Budapest. There is also something for the whole family too so you will not only enjoy these activities by yourself, you get to experience them with your loved ones.

There are numerous water sports in Budapest that you can experience. There are a lot of indoor and outdoor swimming pools in the city. There are also a lot of beaches too. These are good places not just to experience the city’s engaging water sports activities but also a good place for leisure and sightseeing.

You can go swimming in the number of pools available in the city or go on the thermal baths and spas to relax a bit. For the more active ones, you can try the various water sports available like rowing, waterpolo and canoeing. You can go to Margaret Island to experience all these.

If you are in the city during winter time, then ice skating and skiing are the activities to try out. The city has a very big skating rink in the City Park and if you are travelling to Budapest from the middle of October to the end of February, then you are at luck because these are the times that the rink is open to the public. For skiing, you can go to Buda Hills in Normafa.


When you are travelling or on a vacation it doesn’t mean that you have to stop your fitness regime and just throw away the months you invested to get physically fit. You can still continue on your regime even while in a foreign city. Whether you are just in Budapest for a visit for a few days or you are in for a long stay, you can find lots fitness centers in the city that will still enable you to keep fit and healthy.

The first thing that you should check out is if the hotel you are staying at offers a fitness center to their guests. Most hotels already have these. It may be just a small fitness center but it will be enough just to keep you going on your regime and not let you skip on your routine. Some hotels may offer this for free for their staying guests, while some may charge extra for each use.

It is best to coordinate with the hotel manager and check beforehand. If you would prefer having a fitness center in your hotel and think that this is the most convenient option for you, then it is best to make sure the hotel you are checking into has this. Look carefully through the hotel’s page when booking online or better yet call the hotel and ask about this.

If choosing a hotel with a fitness center is not a viable option for you or if you would rather go to a fitness club that has all the complete facilities you need, then there are also a lot of options to choose from in BudapestOne of these is the World Class Health Academy. They have two locations in the city, one in Buda and one in Pest.

Other fitness centers available in the city are: Arnold Gym, Lines Stúdió Fitness Club, Pro Fitness Gym, Alexandra Fitness, Astoria Fitness Center and Club Laguna.


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