Top 10 Best Gyms in Chennai

By Sachin Pullil


Fitness is love, fitness is life. There’s no better confidence boost than looking at yourself in the mirror and just falling head over heels with your body. Your body is your temple and, damn it, if your temple isn’t gorgeous. If you’re in love with the gym as much as we are, then you know what we’re talking about. If you’re new to the gym, then give it a few months and you’ll know how we feel.

Sometimes, your gym will fail you though. Sometimes, your gym lacks enough weights to truly test your strength (usually in home/apartment gyms). Sometimes, your gym will be way too crowded and you have to wait 20 minutes for the rowing machine to open up. Sometimes, the employees will scold you for dropping your weights after your dead lift. Come on, guys, it’s a dead lift. If it’s not heavy, you’re not doing it right.

If you can relate to any of the above reasons, or are in the market for a new gym, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve collated a list of the top 10 best gyms in Chennai guaranteed to quench that thirst for excellence embedded in your muscles. Let’s jump right in to…..

Top 10 best Gyms in Chennai


1. Fitness One

Fitness One has spared no expense into making your gym as beautiful as your pump. Complete with air conditioned halls, polished floors and multifarious exercise equipment, Fitness One is really quite the gym. The company focuses on every aspect of fitness, beyond the workout, such as personal training, physiotherapy, nutrition and much more. They have close to 50 outlets across the country and are dedicated in using their experience in the field to help their customers.So, we  have ranked it 1st in our list of best gyms in Chennai.

2. The Hammer Fitness

The Hammer Fitness is a small albeit well-equipped gym – which implies fewer people to hog your machines. Nevertheless, they offer ample services to their customers such as plyometrics, zumba, boxing and more. They are also armed with flattering testimonials from customers who opted for personal training by their certified trainers. Check out their website for more details.

3. Flux Fitness Studio

The first thing we noticed about Flux is that it has, quite literally, an army of cardio machines. If you’re the kind of person that likes to hop among the treadmill, the bicycle and the elliptical for a cardio-hard workout, you’ll be right at home at Flux. Additionally, Flux also boasts some of the best gym equipment in the market, including the Nexersys, which combines exercise, gaming and performance review for one helluva workout.

4. Cross Fitness Studio

Contrary to what the name suggests, Cross Fitness Studio is not for Crossfit. Don’t worry, we checked. Cross Fitness is unique in the fact that it has very little machines and focus more on calisthenics and old-school barbell exercises. They also have some other cool stuff like battle ropes, medicine balls and sand bags if you’d like to try something different for a change. It may be interesting to note that Cross Fitness offers training programs specially designed for its female customers.

5. Cuts and Curve Fitness Studio

What’s with gyms avoiding the word “gym” like the plague these days? Cuts and Curve is a gym concentrated towards muscle building, strength training, power lifting and so forth. They do indeed have other programs such as kickboxing and cardio training, but the vibe they give off is less towards alternative training methods and more inclined towards traditional weight lifting and bodybuilding. But you should be able to find all that you seek and more at Cuts and Curve, for an affordable price.

6. Slam Fitness

Slam Fitness is all about transforming you into a beast. Don’t let those colorful weights fool you, the training here will be gruesome. Slam offers you everything you wish for in a gym, at an affordable price. Their only condition is that you will lift till you drop. There’s no room for weakness at Slam – they’ll beat it out of you. The trainers there look like absolute beasts and will expect you to train like one.

7. Anytime Fitness

It’s difficult to find gyms that have convenient timings. Especially if you’re a person who likes to work out at the break of dawn. Anytime Fitness understands this dilemma of gym-goers and stays open for 17 hours a day, starting at 5 am. So, rise when the first light of dawn creeps in to the city, and have your face glistening from the morning sun by the end of your workout.

8. Talwalkars

Talwalkars is India’s largest chain of fitness centres and considered as one of the best gyms in Chennai and has 13 branches in Chennai alone. The chain is nearly a century old and have witnessed the rise of some of the greatest Indian bodybuilders and fitness champions. They have poured in their fitness experience into building and equipping every branch with state-of-the-art machinery and supplies. Moreover, a membership at Talwalkars can be used in any of its 200 gyms.

9. Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness is an international fitness brand with over 1,400 locations worldwide. They describe themselves as “fast, convenient and affordable”. To be honest, we could not describe Snap more accurately our list of best gyms. If you’re a casual gym-goer looking for a decent and reliable place to get a work out in, Snap is definitely for you. But, if you’re a hard-core gym rat, you’ll probably want to look for a place elsewhere. Nonetheless, Snap’s chain of gyms are comfortable and convenient and without any doubt it makes it to our list of top 10 gyms in Chennai.

10. Gold’s Gym

Coming in at number 10, we have the legendary Gold’s Gym. Known as “the Mecca of bodybuilding”, Gold’s has been around for a long time and will probably be around till humans trade in our soft flesh for cyber limbs. This place is a no-nonsense area strictly for those who want to get bigger and stronger than everybody else. Full of large men that look like they eat nuts and bolts for breakfast, Gold’s can be intimidating, especially if you’re a beginner. But don’t worry, beneath their rock-hard pectorals beat kind hearts that know the pain and difficulty of being new to the gym. Gold’s is definitely a place to check out if you’re on the look-out for a new place to work out.


We encourage that you be conscientious while picking the fitness centre for you as they come in various forms, depending on your workout style and body goals.Pick out any centre of your choice from our list of best gyms in Chennai and let the gains begin!

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