Those that invest in luxury real estate in Monaco benefit from living in one of the most beautiful places in the world; simply leaving the house is a blessing. The stunning scenery and Mediterranean lifestyle, which make it so enjoyable year round, also mean it’s easy to stay fit. Residents are well catered for with a host of fitness activities on offer that utilise the best quality exercise venues and equipment, cutting-edge technology and the Principality’s awe-inspiring natural geography. The climate adds to appeal of getting out into the fresh air and enjoying all of the available sports options.
An Exclusive Country Club
At the ultra-exclusive end of the fitness spectrum, Monaco is blessed with the venerated Monte-Carlo Country Club. As one of the most famous country clubs in the world, it offers a range of sporting facilities in the most spectacular setting and has been the home of grand tennis tournaments since 1897. These days, the annual Rolex Masters takes place on a centre court, which is set high above the sparkling Mediterranean Sea on the steep Monaco coastline near the Hotel de Paris.
The rest of the year is business as usual for the Monte Carlo Country Club, which is a local sports ground par excellence. The prestigious country club offers 21 clay tennis courts and two hard courts, in addition to two squash courts and an array of other activities such as yoga, snooker, golf, swimming and a gym. It also has two restaurants and a bar with panoramic views to wind down in after your exertions.
Gyms and Personal Trainers
Gym addicts are well served in Monaco with a number of high-tech fitness centres. One of the best fitness clubs is World Class, which is a new gym in Fontvieille. It’s the place to be for a range of exercises including pilates, dance, martial arts, CrossFit and yoga. Above all, its state-of-the-art machine room contains the most cutting-edge equipment from the world’s top manufacturers in addition to bodyweight exercises and free weights workouts. To ensure beauty inside and out, World Class also has a wellness area and beauty spa with cosmetologists, masseurs and masseuses, manicure and pedicure experts, and stylists.
For those who want a more customised workout, Boost offers personal training in 1-hour sessions tailored to your needs and goals. Their service offers a variety of body analyses and assessments, a 6-week progressive plan and nutritional advice, either on their premises or in your home, hotel or even on a yacht. Some people work out better in group situations and Boost has that scenario covered as well. They are well known for their excellent boot camp, which is a fun and challenging outdoor group exercise program led by world-class trainers and held among the beautiful surroundings of the Monaco Port and Larvotto Beach.
Monaco may have some of the finest gyms and swimming pools in its luxurious hotels and health clubs, but it also has the perfect climate and landscape for an outside workout. A hike up to La Turbie (480m) is perfect for nature lovers who are rewarded with gorgeous views of Monaco and the Mediterranean whilst burning calories. La Turbie is a traditional Riviera hilltop town that contrasts nicely with the glitz and glamour on display in such close proximity to this hill where time seems to have stood still.
On the subject of the Principality’s great outdoors, how about a bike tour to get fit and see some of the beautiful Cote d’Azur scenery? Freedom Training in nearby Cap d’Ail even offers a special VIP Tour de France trip where you can cycle the most exciting parts of the event’s stages with a professional cyclist, enjoy beautiful Alpine scenery and share the experience with like-minded people. If you’re the independent type and prefer a more casual approach, you can rent a bike by the day and choose your own route and pace.
Monaco Has Everything You Need to Get Fit
Considering its small size, Monaco has a huge selection of fitness options; from gyms and pools to the great outdoors, you won’t be disappointed. Sailing, swimming and watersports are always an option for residents, but land lovers will love the coastal jogging routes and possibilities for hiking in rocky terrain above the Principality. High-tech equipment meets Mother Earth and offers something for all of Monaco’s residents and visitors.