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Sport & fitness in Monaco: the best activities and the most beautiful gyms

Published on September 07, 2020Updated on June 19, 2023

In Monaco sport is king! The best fitness equipment, personal trainers and group exercise classes await in the Principality to give you an energy boost. Discover the many sports and fitness activities offered in dream settings in Monaco.

The gym at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo 


The Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo is one of the most renowned health and fitness clubs in Monaco. A stone’s throw from the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, this vast gym offers targeted expertise to help you stay fit and look after your well-being. Become a member of the Wellness Area  to attend the best fitness classes Monaco has to offer taught by qualified fitness instructors. On the agenda*, classics like stretching and Pilates for better flexibility and a toned body. As well as the latest trends like Piloxing, a mix of boxing, Pilates and dance, and Outdoor Bike.

Aqua aerobics classes are also available. To gently burn calories and get a great cardio workout, try out Aqua Cardio Boxing or tone your muscles with Aqua Abdo. All these exercise classes are held in the wonderful heated saltwater pool, looking out over the Mediterranean.


One of the best health and fitness clubs in Monaco, it also has a cardio-training center, equipped with a state-of-the-art exercise machine. And to boost your workout recovery, enjoy a few moments of relaxation in the sauna, hammam or jacuzzi. Or treat yourself to a cryotherapy session and discover the amazing benefits of freezing temperatures.


Personal training sessions at some of Monaco’s top hotels

A gym session supervised by a personal trainer is an effective workout that will help you reach your fitness goals. Add a sprinkle of magic by heading to one of Monaco's prestigious establishments to work out in an exceptional setting. The 40 m2 air-conditioned fitness center at the Monte-Carlo Beach offers an outstanding view of the Mediterranean. Book a session with a personal trainer to set up a complete personalized strength training program. Enjoy working out with a wide array of “next-generation” machines, including an elliptical trainer, treadmill and punching bag. It has everything you need to get in the best shape of your life, rounded off with expert advice from trainers.

The private classes at the health and fitness center at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort are also worth checking out. You will be given a tailor-made fitness program, whether you’re looking for intensive physical training or to gradually get back in shape.

Or does a yoga or Pilates class sound more your thing? Give the outdoor sessions offered by the spa of Monte-Carlo Beach a go. They’re held in unique locations like the Monte-Carlo Beach pontoon.

Aqua fitness classes in the Olympic pool at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club


Want an alternative to fitness and yoga classes in Monaco? Try an in-pool workout! The Olympic pool at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club is the perfect setting for getting motivated and letting off some steam in the sunshine. Each week, the club’s lifeguards teach Aquagym classes to music. Thighs, abs, butt, arms and more – an aquatic fitness class is an effective full-body workout. The resistance of the water strengthens your muscles, giving you a firm and toned body! If you’re looking for something even more intense, check out an Aquabike session. Enjoy an invigorating 45-minute class in the lovely heated pool. The water aerobics classes are held in groups, but you can also book a private session.

Monte-Carlo Beach - La Piscine

The Wellness Sky Club for luxury fitness in Monaco


On the top floor of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Wellness Sky Club is the most exclusive gym in Monaco, reserved for guests of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Its panoramic view will leave you speechless. This 500 m2 fitness and wellness area offers you the chance to workout with cutting-edge Technogym equipment. A private room can also be booked for personal training sessions. Relax in the sunshine with the counter-current beach entry pool, solarium, sunbeds and lounge bar while admiring the Mediterranean and the surrounding hills.

Water sports at the Monte-Carlo Beach 


Head to the Monte-Carlo Beach water sports facility from 4 June to 4 September to enjoy a whole host of wet and wild activities – there really is something for everyone.

Thrillseekers can live life to the full with a spot of parasailing or a spin on a jet ski,

while sportier types can try their hand at wakesurfing, water skiing or tubing.

If you’re looking for a fun outing with family or friends, why not hire a boat for an unforgettable offshore excursion?

Or there’s our exclusive “Sea and Sun Package”, where you can spend a whole day relaxing to the max in the idyllic surroundings of the Monte-Carlo Beach.


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Activités Nautiques Kit Surf

Monaco: an open-air gym 


What if the best gym in Monaco is simply hidden in the fabulous Mediterranean landscapes? There’s nothing like a run where the blue sky meets the blue sea, stretching with your eyes glued to the Mediterranean or working out while admiring Le Rocher and the hills further inland. At dawn or nightfall, jog along the Promenade du Larvotto to enjoy incredible panoramic views of the seashore. A fitness trail has been laid out near the Jardin Exotique, the ideal place for a run or a workout on the gym equipment along the route.

If you love tennis, then the Monte-Carlo Country Club will be your favorite place to play with its twenty outdoor tennis courts, offering an incredible view of the coastline and the Monte-Carlo Beach. For a game of golf, the prestigious Monte-Carlo Golf Club is the place to be with its technically demanding 18-hole course in a unique setting. At an altitude of 900 m, it overlooks the Principality and the Mediterranean. And that’s not all. Diving, sailing and other water sports can be enjoyed from the Monte-Carlo Beach Club. There’s no end of sport in Monaco!

Monte-Carlo Golf Club - Parcours

The major sporting events to attend in Monaco


Once you’ve worked up a sweat, it’s time to hand over to the pros. Monaco is famous among sports fans for the major events held there. Each spring, the best professional tennis players in the world battle it out on the clay tennis courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club during the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Motorsports fans flock to Monaco in winter for the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo and Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. And, of course, in May, it’s time for the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, when race cars take to the city streets. There’s also Ligue 1 football matches at the Stade Louis II to attend to cheer on AS Monaco. In summer, the stadium is home to a major athletics event, the Meeting Herculis EBS, and its star athletes. Horseback riding, with the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo, and swimming, with the Meeting International de Natation de Monte-Carlo, can also be enjoyed in the Principality, so what are you waiting for?

Monte-Carlo Country Club - Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
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