As promised, this blog post is all about my gym in Antibes! Fitness has become one of the most important things in my life ... it is something that keeps me sane and makes me happy. One of my biggest concerns about going abroad was whether I would be able to continue training for the four months I was away from my beloved UMass Recreation Center. If you’re planning to study abroad on the French Riviera and are curious about the gym situation, keep reading!
Luckily, there are multiple gyms in my area, all with different perks. I tried out two gyms: Fitness House and Fitness Lane. Ultimately, I went with Fitness House and I could not be more happy with my decision!
Both gyms have multiple locations in the Alp-Maritime area (part of Cote-D’Azur, this area covers most of the riviera, up to Monaco). Fitness House has a location right by the center of town, and less than a 10 minute walk from my apartment, so it is uber convenient for me. It has another location about half a mile farther, which is bigger and more fully equipped (cycle studio, TRX room, free weights, benches, weights, and cardio machines).
Exploring a new gym is one of my favorite things to do, so I hope to try out all seven of their locations! The prices were only based on six, twelve, and twenty-four month commitments, but the owner of the gym nearest to me was so kind, and offered me a discount on membership. In total, I am paying 200 Euros for a four-and-a-half-month membership (including unlimited classes, access to saunas, and seven-day-a-week access). If you’re reading this, go do something that makes your heart happy!