One of the most franc savvy options in the city, with babysitting included! A low-cost fitness center with no frills other than the one most important to moms…babysitting included with lovely staff and a safe environment. Zuri Girl Tip: No tank shirts permitted in gym area – must have sleeves while working out.
Yogi’s and Yogini’s travel from all over the world to attend a class or workshop at AIRYOGA. With a nice selection of English-taught classes and workshops, this is one of Zurich’s best locations to practice all your downward facing dogs. Attracting famous yoga instructors from California to India, this studio’s calendar of events is worth watching.
1, 2, Cha Cha Cha…Arthur Murray has influenced favorite films like Dirty Dancing, and they offer private and small group classes in this beautiful facility spread across 3 levels. Enjoy Mambo, Merengue, Swing, Zumba, Polca and more. Wedding couples will wow guests with their first dance, and kids and seniors can strap those dancing shoes on too!
| Freischutzgasse 1, 8004 Zurich mapRead more
Yoga for a Cause. 50% of profits are donated to a charity in India. Nassera, created Ashtanga Yoga Zurich to give back to Mysore, India and teach traditional, vigorous Mysore-style in Zurich…meaning students practice at their own pace whilst being instructed and adjusted by the teacher. Most classes are early morning and instructions may be given in English or German.
An ideal yoga studio for professionals working in Zurich’s city center. Convenient class times allow you to maximize your schedule with lunch-time and post-work classes. Instructors are true professions and the website enables you to register as a new student, buy a membership and even book classes! Now that’s yoga for type-A personalities.Read more
Located near Europaallee, it’s a “pay as you go” style studio popular in the UK & US. Their motto is “Burn Build Breathe”…BURN fat, BUILD muscle, and BREATHE. The class combines cardio intervals with weight training and some good stretching exercises…you can burn up to 1000 calories per session.
This unique workout taught in English was developed by Asta Bazeviciute, former principal ballerina of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. While listening to classical music, attendees focus on breathing, toning, stretching and, of course, ballet. You will leave feeling balanced, moving towards a posture that makes you feel good inside and out.
| Various Locations in Zurich
Never too late to slip on ballet shoes and try your first pirouette. These ballet-inspired classes are for all levels, designed to introduce dance via a stimulating workout. The former ballerina, Veronique, teaches with discipline necessary to challenge muscles during her 60-minute classes incorporating pilates, barre, floor routines and stretching.
| Blaufahnenstrasse 12, 8001 Zurich map
Hot and Worth the Sweat! In 90 minutes, you will complete 26 poses in a room that is heated to 40 degrees Celsius. These very specific set of exercises do not vary from instructor or location and no advanced knowledge of yoga is required. The series helps blood circulation, detoxify the body, encourage joint lubrication and rejuvenation.
A Boutique Barre Studio in Seefeld. Melanie Schuler and her team of trained Barre instructors will make you sweat, shake, pulse and lift for an intense 60-minutes. Small classes allow for hands on adjustments and nearly private instruction. Also offered is a Cardio Fusion class combining weight lifting, TRX, and gliders with high intensity intervals.
A favorite by Hollywood celebrities, Pilates+ maximizes your workout! With dance music pumping, you will lunge, squat, planks and more…all while challenging your stability on a sliding M3 Megaformer with stretch resistance cables, 2 platforms, and numerous options to condition your balance, strength & focus. Barre & Spin also offered.
Let your hips do the talking. Led by the 2010 Belly Dance Queen of Switzerland, Alia, feel fit & sexy learning the movements & fundamentals of Oriental Dance. Using a hip scarf with tassels, you’ll be swaying, twisting and having fun to oriental music. German & English classes include Dance-Fit Workout, American Tribal Style, Oriental and Pregnancy Dance.
| Lagerstrasse 107, 8004 Zurich map
Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance classes offered in Zurich City and Horgen for kids and adults starting from 2.5. Zuri Girl’s little lady has been taking classes with Maria for 2 years and we simply adore her energy, talent and smile. Classes are held in English.
| Website | Zurich & Horgen
Monika Stirnimann and her team are passionate about dance, while continuously improving form and technique. Opened in 2010, this studio is well-mirrored and affordable, offering Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Jive/Rock’n’Roll and Disco, as well as the classics: Waltz, Foxtrot and Latin Dance: Salsa, Cha-Cha, Argentine Tango, and more!
| Stäblistrasse 2, 8006 Zurich map
The philosophy is simple: Pure Training. Pure Food. An American turned Swiss who broke the 100-meter dash national record in 1995, David Dollé does not mess around. When you’re ready to work hard, sessions combine an intense focus on the workout while incorporating factors like food and environment to ensure your goals are met.
Her name says it all, Amandine is a female trainer who is passionate about helping women feel good about themselves so clothing fits like it was made just for you. She will bring all the equipment needed, including her “jungle gym”, which is similar to TRX…and with Amandine’s fabulous personality, you’ll have a bit of fun too!
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Feel as though you are back in your home gym with familiarity you can trust. Many group classes are taught in English, staff are friendly, and the café will offer healthy convenience when grabbing lunch on the go. Enhance your experience with Personal Training or Nutrition to kick-start your routine…and we recommend the Spa Membership!
Zurich or Oberrieden
Luxury meets Hard Core. No cardio-machine is without HD-TV, the equipment is Technogym “Artis” and Group Fitness runs from from 7am to 7pm with the latest calorie burning offers. Rain showers, a Finnish sauna, steam bath, complimentary coffee, mineral water, Molton Brown cosmetics, towels and even a Flat Hair Iron complete the experience.
| Sihlporte 3, 8001 Zurich map
California girl teaching Men, Women, Teens & Kids in Thalwil focusing on Kick Box Aerobics, Thai Box Training, TRX Training, AthleticFlow, Body Toning and Dance Fitness. Start the week with her Monday Morning Madness or mix it up on Sundays with different programs each week.
Fitness, Spa and Hamam…With over 15 locations to select from in the Zurich area, Migros Fitness Parks offer something for everyone. Their gyms are clean and well managed, the course schedules are abundant with a variety of group exercise classes and the Hamam’s are something you must discover if you have not yet been! Check out the Inter-City Card offer and you now have access to over 40 locations within Switzerland.
We all feel better after a workout and this feeling is amplified when you are a new (or soon to be) mommy! Developed in conjunction with gynecologists and pelvic floor experts to ensure special needs are catered to, while providing a good workout to keep changing bodies fit. Choose from Pregnancy, Back in Shape, and Mom in Shape.
Featuring one large classroom with a cozy lobby and changing area, Planet Yoga opened in 2004 near Enge. In addition to beginners classes taught in English, they offer workshops and a Teacher’s Training Program. Keep updated via their website and Facebook page, also available in English.
A competitive gymnast turned Pilates pro with 15+ years experience, we admire Sabine’s focus on personal attention and energetic, yet calming teaching style. Influenced by the latest fascia workout, group classes are taught using the floor mat, while Personal Training is on the reformer. Pregnancy, SUP Pilates and swissjump-Trampoline also offered.
With 10+ years Personal Training and 17+ years practicing meditation, Sandro is an artist at enhancing your physical and mental wellness. He teaches a technique originating in Tibetan Buddhism over 2,500 years ago, allowing you to open your mind to discover balance, calmness and new perspectives while focusing on your individual fitness goals.
| Dufourstrasse 130, 8008 Zurich map
Choose from 4 different class types and sweat out loads of calories in this 50-minute indoor cycling class riding to the tunes of killer music from their state of the art sound system in a custom built fitness room. Flexible abo programs available to fit every type of schedule.
Authentic and results oriented, Sonja and Elio are the founders of Vero Pilates and were certified by Romana Kryzanowska, the direct protégé of Joseph Pilates himself! This duo passionately upholds the founding principals to help stretch, strengthen and control your body. With regular classes, you will achieve a toned look and an undeniably strong core!
| Bederstrasse 51, 8002 Zurich map
Oerlikon & Berninastrasse gals, you’ll love this neighborhood location power charged by owner Katherine’s energy based Ananda Yoga style and Chakra dance (a new concept for Zurich focusing on meditation and dance). She welcomes all levels, especially those who have never tried yoga or Chakra dance before.
Immerse and improve your yoga practice in this peaceful studio featuring a serene lobby, modern changing rooms and one spacious practice room – subtly decorated with candles, plants and chimes. Located a few minutes from SihlCity Mall, Yoga Lives opened in 2008 by Olive Ssembuze who loves to help students explore new possibilities.