one of the best places to break a sweat in our opinion. the variety of classes mean you never get bored. the extra perks of nice showers, healthy cafe and community feel means you could hang-out here all day. exercising has never been so fun...
WHERE: Adidas Runbase, Schleusenufer 4, 10997 Berlin.
S Bahn: S Treptower Park.
THE DEAL: Open seven days a week, the Adidas Runbase is exactly what you would expect - an oasis for runners, with motivating staff and workouts geared to improve running performance at any level. Complete with an outside training area, exercise trails, indoor studios and LAB Kitchen, this place has everything.
THE WORK-OUT: A regular run club as well as functional training classes like the ever-popular 'Strength & Cardio', Boxing, Yoga and TRX Mobility. All the classes are a nice size of about fifteen people, whereas the runs offer up to a hundred spots! Word of warning - the Runbase crew are KEEN - double shot went on a Sunday and most classes had sold out by the time we booked our place for Boxing on Friday, so get in quick if you're set on a specific class. The Boxing class was less intense than others d.s has been to. We started in partners working on fast reactions and footwork by throwing a tennis ball at each other. Then we 'gloved up' and practised various combinations in partners. Double shot and companion free-styled it as the class was all in German and we had no f****** idea what was going on (duh we know we're in Germany and need to get our asses to language school but in the meantime it made it hard to feel included in the class). A skills session would have made the class feel more thought-through and the sweat-factor was definitely missing. Having said that the next day the old back and arms were not in a good place, so something must have worked! Overall if you're into boxing the class is fun. It was really nice to train outside in the sun and the time flew by.
THE PRICE: Prices are very reasonable. A single class costs €10, a pack of three is €25 and a monthly membership is €70. Adidas Runbase is also part of the Urban Sports Club offer.
BEST FOR: Stress heads who want to vent and those who want to enjoy being active outside. Runbase is designed for keen runners (obviously) so it's ideal for those looking to become part of a community; run together, train together, stretch together, eat together, hang-out together.