Need to recover from the food coma after wedding season? These five gyms can help you do that!

Published: January 15, 2015
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If you're not a gym buff, there are loads of classes out there from Bollywood dancing to Pilates, as well as various sports teams.

Ringing in the New Year with a resolution to become healthy? Try not to be like the 85% of people who do no more than make a couple of gym visits every January. Trying to get fit is both smart and fashionable – ‘skinny’ just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Crash diets are a bad idea because they stifle your metabolism and eventually you end up actually gaining weight. It’s important to make changes in your lifestyle to embrace a healthier, happier you. Apart from just eating healthy, regular exercise and training are required as well.

We’ve noticed the ‘fit’ trend picking up in Karachi with more and more restaurants, gyms and fitness programmes opening up for the health conscious. There are now quite a few healthy eating options around town.

Here we’ve tried to make your life a little easier by listing the top five gyms in Karachi that you should seek to make your second home. If you’re not a gym buff, there are loads of classes out there from Bollywood dancing to Pilates, as well as various sports teams.

Check out some of the top gyms in Karachi:

1. Studio X

One of the first, quality gyms to open up in Karachi, Studio X brings with it a team of highly trained fitness instructors that schedule a variety of different fitness classes. A membership at Studio X makes it easily possible to start aerobics, Pilates, kickboxing and boot camp all under one roof.

Photo: Studio X Facebook page

 2. Structure Health and Fitness

At Structure, you will find spa massage therapy, a sauna and a jacuzzi, making it a relaxing place to detox and recuperate after an intense workout.

Photo: Structure website

3. Shapes

Ideal for the residents of Clifton and Korangi, Shapes provides convenient access to a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Complete with a swimming pool and jogging track, the calming environment of Shapes is the best getaway after a long day’s work. With new avails and discounts through a credit card membership, becoming a member and using the gym is now as easy as swiping a card.

Photo: Shapes website

4. Core

The latest gym to open up its second branch in town at Ocean Mall is Core. It has a cycling studio and a boxing ring! The much awaited opening is bound to increase traffic to the mall.

Photo: Core Facebook page

5. Lifestyle

Having two branches in Defence, Lifestyle has stuck around the last 14 years as the go-to gym for many in Karachi. If you’re looking for individual attention, you’ll find some of the best fitness trainers here.

Photo: Lifestyle Facebook page

So stop postponing your fitness plans and hit one of these gyms as soon as you can. Start the new year with a new you, as the cliché goes.

This post originally appeared here.

Manaal Khalid

Manaal Khalid

A recent graduate from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Manaal is a Marketing Associate at the fashion house, Tena Durrani and an assistant blogger at Karachista.

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