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English-Speaking Gyms in Tokyo

If you are wondering if there are any nearby English-Speaking gyms or fitness clubs, this is a perfect article for you. You can also learn about some  regulations and etiquette of Japanese gyms.

English-Speaking Gyms in Central Tokyo

Club 360

Cma3 Building B1. 3-1-35, Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
http://www.club360.jp/


Esforta Fitness

Location: Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Ichigaya, Suidobashi, Akasaka, Roppongi, Yokohama
http://www.esforta.co.jp/english/personal/


Fitness Club Hiroo

Hiroo Complex Building 2-4F, 5-7-35 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
http://www.fitness-hiroo.com/e-index.html


F45

1-16-3, Shibadaimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
https://f45training.jp/hamamatsucho/home/


Hills Spa

Locations: Roppongi Hills, Ark Hills, Ark Hills Sengokuyama, Motoazabu Hills, Atago Green Hills

http://www.hillsspa.com/english/index.html


Intensity Matters

Shirokane 5-12-5, Minato-ku, Tokyo
https://intensitymatters.com/


Maga Gym

[Roppongi] 4F Arrow Bldg, 3-14-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
[Akasaka] B1F, 3-7-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
https://www.magagym.com/en/


My Body My Pilates

Use the special code “PHMBMPJP” to get 10% discount.

Hidaka Building 3F, 2-7-25 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
https://www.mybodymypilates.com/


Nihon Barbell Club

5-18-19 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo
https://www.barbell.jp/


Orangetheory Fitness

Festa Azabu Building B2 1-7-5 Azabujuban Azabujuban, Tokyo 106-0045
https://www.orangetheory.com/en-jp/


Re-Juvenate Pilates

Kuwajima Building 2nd Floor, 3-15-7 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku
https://re-juvenatepilates.com/


THE BODY RIDE

2nd Floor, Roppongi International Building, 7-3-12, Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
https://thebodyride.com/en/


Total Workout

[Shibuya] Space Tower Building 3F 3-6 Maruyamacho Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
[Roppongi] Hollywood Plaza B2F 6-4-1 Roppongi Minato-Ku, Tokyo
http://www.totalworkout.jp/english/index.html


UFC GYM

Iida Annex 7 B1 2-22-20 Tamagawadai Setagaya, Tokyo
https://ufcgym.co.jp/


If you are looking for more Gyms in Tokyo, please visit Fitness Facilities in Tokyo.

Online Health & Wellness Services in Tokyo

MH Health Coaching

Silk, JR Ebisu Building, 1-15-9 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo
https://www.menyahinga.com/


Gym Etiquette and Rules

Indoor Shoes, Mats at Toilet Slippers

Make sure to bring appropriate gym footwear. In general, you cannot wear your normal outdoor shoes to a Japanese gym. Before entering the locker room, remove your shoes and carry them to the locker area. You must bring a pair of sneakers with clean soles that are specifically designed for wearing inside.

If you choose to stretch on the designated mats or participate in a yoga class with mats, remove your shoes before stepping onto them. When nature calls, remember to change into the restroom slippers provided in the restroom. When returning to the workout area, make sure not to wear the toilet slippers.

Food / Drinks

Food, including energy bars, is not allowed on the gym floor. Most Japanese gyms have a separate area for snacking. They will also have vending machines for drinks.

Taking Selfies

Please do not take pictures of yourself (or others); smartphone use is frequently prohibited in gyms in Japan, with the exception of special designated areas such as the lobby.

Swimming Caps and Tatoos

Bring your Swimming Cap

Always remember to bring your swimming cap when swimming in the gym pool. Swimming without one is considered unsanitary.

Cover Tattoos

As with Onsens (Hot Springs) and other spas, exposed tattoos are not permitted in most of Japanese gyms. While you may not agree with this rule, it is well accepted in Japan. If you have a tattoo, be sure to cover it up before you enter. 

This sticker below can cover tattoos and can be used in water.

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