THE BODYWORK GYM

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THE BODYWORK GYM

Kelsey Hergott |

Bodywork

STUDIO FACILITIES: 2/5

WORKOUT: OPEN GYM

LEVELS: ALL LEVELS

WEBSITE: WWW.BODYWORKGYM-MYKONOS.COM

Mykonos was probably the most challenging city to find fitness studios to workout at to date. It is a tiny island that is deserted from October-April then jam packed with tourists during the summer months. Unlike a lot of other European cities, it is not “americanized” by any means. There version of fast food is stopping at cafe or getting a gyro from the thousands of options all around the island.

When it comes to fitness in Mykonos, it is straight old school! I visited The Bodywork Gym which is close to ornos town where I stayed. A local that we met who lives in Athens but comes to Mykonos in the summer to work suggested it. I didn’t have the highest expectations walking in but I knew that all I needed was equipment and I’d be able to get a good sweat in.

It was a basic smaller gym with all the regular equipment you would find in a gym. There were also a few spin bikes and I noticed they do offer spin classes – but it is definitely no Soul Cycle :p. The inside was pretty tiny so I took advantage of the small space they have right outside the gym to do my workout. They had a squat rack, TRX, medicine balls and a punching bag so I was definitely able to make due!

From what my local friend told me, the other gyms on the island are all very similar. There is one yoga/pilates studio that I didn’t get a chance to check out because I did yoga with Yoga Mykonos (check blog post for review). I mean at the end of the day I guess there are very few people going to Mykonos to workout, I just happen to be one of them lol!. I’ve written in posts before but I will say it again – I do NOT workout on vacation because I want to look a certain way or I think I will lose the progress that I have made … because I won’t! I workout because it makes me feel good and I enjoy dedicating time to myself everyday. Do what makes you happy and you will always enjoy life.

In terms of of the studio facilities, there are separate bathrooms downstairs with a shower in each. Like I mentioned the entire studio is pretty old so the amenities follow suite. It is not what I am used to coming from a city like Toronto with the best of the best studios but it was what I expected and made me appreciate what our ‘normal’ is. If you are looking for a gym in Mykonos to do your own workout then this is a good option!

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