Alexander Health Club
Classy chain with excellent facilities and a swimming pool, as well as a wide range of fitness classes including yoga, jazz dance and Pilates.
Building 8, Central Park, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang
1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimenwai, Chaoyang
Hotel gym open to outsiders buying membership, with a range of machines, free weights and classes.
Swissotel Beijing, 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng
Global fitness chain, with the Beijing incarnation offering a wide range of classes including body pump, spinning and yoga.
Mon-Sat 6am-12am, Sun 8am-10pm
L3/L4, South Complex, The Place, 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang
400 810 0988
China World Fitness Center
This nice health club has a pool, squash courts and a range of fitness classes, but what most people talk about are the fancy changing rooms.
1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang
CSI Bally Total Fitness
Local chain which offers decent facilities in spaces big enough to make sure everyone gets a turn on the machines, as well as plenty of classes.
Building 13, 6 Guangze Lu, Wangjing, Chaoyang
B101, Raycom Infotech Park, 2 Kexueyuan Nanlu, Haidian
Bldg D, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang
B1/F, Guanghua Chang’an Building, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng
Get your frustration out at their boxing ring, or relax in their spa – or just use the well-equipped fitness center and pool.
Building 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang
Global chain with average facilities, but a good price point and plenty of personal trainer options.
Mon-Fri 6:30am-11pm, Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 8am-10pm
Building 1-3, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang
HA-Sports Fitness Center
Not a high-end gym, but decent value and good equipment, as well as a big swimming pool.
Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm
B2/F, Building 7, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang
Hong Kong Boss Fitness Center
Decent gym in the main student area in Haidian, with great views from the pool.
18/F Cyber Tower, 2 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian
Hosa Fitness Center
The usual mix of free weights, machines and personal trainers, with aerobics classes and dance also available.
B1/F, East Gate Plaza, 9 Dongzhong Jie, Dongcheng
Pacific Century Club
Pleasant gym with plenty of classes and good facilities, and uncrowded during the day. All the usual machines, plus a swimming pool and a tennis court.
Mon-Fri 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm
2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang
St. Regis Spa and Club
High-end hotel gym with a fine pool, squash courts and even a bowling alley. They have excellent equipment and offer family deals.
1/F St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang
YMCA Nolita Branch
Three floors of swimming pools (including children’s pool), a fitness center and aerobics rooms, with lots of fitness programs and swimming instructors.
Building 13, Nolita Center, Guangqumennei Dajie, Chongwen