Train like a local – Take a vacation in your city
Imagine a vacation full of sun, sand, sea and the latest sports trends from Spain to Portugal right on your doorstep. Sounds too good to be true? Well it’s not – because Urban Sports Club has it all. Find a slice of paradise in Hamburg or glide over the lakes of Berlin with these popular sports and train like a local in your own city this summer. #TrainLikeALocal
French spinning flair
Let’s start with Germany’s neighbour France where spinning is incredibly popular. With a top-of-the-range bike, a great playlist and motivational coaches they know how to push you to the limit. So now you know that Paris isn’t just the city of love – it’s also the secret capital of spinning. To enjoy the French spinning trend in your neighborhood try out Rocycle in Hamburg or ride.bln in Berlin?
Spanish SUP Yoga trend
Most of our members have already tried yoga, but have you tried it on a SUP board? What feels easy on land suddenly becomes very challenging on the water. It takes a lot of practice to keep your balance during the asanas, but this is great for your body – the balance required trains deep muscle groups that you wouldn’t usually reach, which makes it a truly intense whole-body workout. You can rent a SUP board in many cities in Germany to try this trend sport for yourself. Experience Starnberger See vom SUP for example, or discover Berlin from a new perspective with StandUpClub Berlin Funkhaus.
Portuguese Padel fever
If you thought Portugal is all about soccer and Cristiano Ronaldo, then think again. Portugal’s also crazy about Padel, and it’s becoming increasingly popular in neighboring Spain, too. If you saw our campaign and thought you were playing tennis all wrong, then it’s time to check out Padel. It’s a mix of squash and tennis and can be played indoors or outdoors with four players. Padel has its own unique rules, and is guaranteed to make you sweat (and have fun, of course). Try this trend sport in Germany while on your staycation, and enjoy a game with three sports buddies at Padel Frankfurt, Padel Berlin or Padel Megasport in Düsseldorf.
Belgian fitness hype
There’s more to Belgium than chocolate and French Fries – in fact, Belgium is a very active nation. They spend a lot of time in the gym, enjoying equipment-based workouts, one-on-one training with personal coaches, fitness classes and relaxation in wellness areas. It’s the place to power up and recharge your batteries with challenging and exhilarating workouts.
German swimming fun and Bali on the doorstep
In Germany swimming is one of the most popular sports, especially in the summer months. There are tons of beaches and outdoor pools where you can refresh yourself in the cool water and sunbathe on the lawn or sand in between swimming sessions. You can enjoy a short vacation from everyday life in Berlin and get that special summer feeling at Badeschiff, a pool in the Spree River. Meanwhile in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg you can chill out on the sandy beach at ARRIBA Strandbad.
If you want to relax in water then we have the perfect venue for you. Enjoy a slice of Bali right on your doorstep at vabali spa in Hamburg. Inspired by the Indonesian island, here you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of one of the most sought-after destinations on the planet, and find inner peace simultaneously. You can also enjoy the serenity at vabali in Düsseldorf and enjoy panoramic views of the Elbsee.
No matter where you spend your summer this year, don’t miss out on that vacation feeling. Train like the locals in your city and pack your Urban Sports Club membership for a sporty tour of Europe. Which European sport trend will you try first? #TrainLikeALocal