While in Cologne I will be going to the Health City gym. During my time in Germany I am staying in Weilerswist, because of this I take the train into Cologne every morning. It was important for me to be able to go to the gym while I was here. There is a gym in Weilerswist but the Health City was more suitable for what I am wanting to accomplish. I chose this gym because I am coming from the Köln West train.
The walk from the Köln West train to BWS-Germanlingua is about 8-10 minutes, and I pass the Health City gym on the way, so it is perfect.
Health City is a newer gym and has lots of great amenities. When you walk in the door you have to swipe your card to enter, this helps with allowing only members to access. The cardio section is on the bottom floor, along with the locker rooms and the group fitness room. There are a number of different cardio machines so you will never have to worry about them being full and waiting to get your workout done. There is also the drink station on the first floor that includes water/flavored drinks and coffee.
These beverages all come with the membership, there are also drinks for purchase. When you go upstairs, you enter the area where the personal training takes place, and where the machines are for you to use yourself. Again, there are a lot of options here, they are separated by part of the body. The final area is in the back and is the free weight area. I like that this is located at a different part of the gym because it is more secluded for the people who are usually making noise while using the machines.
Lastly, the locker rooms are great. From two separate shower rooms, to a tanning station. At last, there is the wet steam room and the rest area. Overall the atmosphere is great for having a good work out and being able to relax and get ready for what you have planned next in the day.