Wroclaw – the city of active people

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Gyms and fitness clubs in Wroclaw

Wroclaw is diverse in sport centers. There is a range of fitness clubs to choose from. But which one is the best? Which of them would suit you the best? Here is the list of 5 most popular gyms in Wroclaw. Let’s take a look at their offers. As the deciding factor we consider the location, but also we won’t forget about the offers and gym memberships’ prices.

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Top 5 most popular gyms and fitness clubs in the city

Fitness Club CityFit has 2 subsidiaries in Wroclaw:

The first one, CityFit Wrocław Stare Miasto, is located in the city center at Szewska Street 3a. Another one is CityFit Wroclavia located in the shopping center Wroclavia at Sucha Street 1.

What does the club offer? Both subsidiaries have a lot amount of space, good equipment, BMI and progress measuring devices and free water. Additionally, they are available 24/7 and you don’t need to worry about carrying your gym membership pass – you can simply enter the gym by pressing your finger to the scan.

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Fitness Club FunFit II

is located in the Municipal Stadium at Aleje Śląskie 1. What can we expect? A lot of space, 100 of weight machines and 100 cardio machines. Martial arts and fitness courses are held in 3 rooms. The first one is reserved for stationary bicycles. Another is equipped with gym mats and boxing bags. The last one is the largest one and it is reserved for various fitness classes. We can visit the club every Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Fitness club and Dance studio J&D Fitness Dance Studio

can be found at Starogajowa Street 107 on the Stabłowice district. It is not a casual fitness club, it is also a dance club for children and adults. It is the smallest club on the list, thus we can expect the more cosy atmosphere than in the two previous ones. Equipment involves: a training room, personal training gym, playground for children. We can attend for instance dance classes (e.g. for newlyweds), health-promoting classes and fitness classes: flat-belly workout, ABT, fitball, interval training, zumba, crossfit, pilates.

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Personal trainings in Fit & Dreams

is the club located at Strzegomska Street 204 on the first floor. It is an exclusive fitness club for women. If you feel embarrassed to exercise without make-up or to be tired and sweaty, this place will build your self-confidence. The club offers a range of massages and personal trainings. Appointments are made individually. The club is open on:

Monday              9:00 – 10:00       15:00 – 22:00

Tuesday              15:00 – 22:00

Wednesday       9:00 – 10:00       15:00 – 22:00

Thursday            15:00 – 22:00

Friday                  9:00 – 10:00       15:00 – 22:00

Saturday             10:00 – 15:00

Sunday               Closed

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Fitness Club Fitness Academy Korona

is located in Korona Shopping Center at Bolesław Krzywousty Street 126. The club is open from Monday to Friday: 6 a.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.- 9 p.m, Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. The offer includes: cardio exercises zone, functional training zone, weightlifting equipment, Fitness studio with TRX, Indoor Cycling studio, Race Walking / Body & Mind studio. Additionally, we can relax in the Finish saunas while our children can spend time with a babysitter in a playroom. Fitness Academy accepts Multisport Plus and BeActive cards.

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In Wroclaw you will find what you are looking for: gym, fitness club, dance studio, personal trainings, massage

This brief overview alone shows how diverse offer of clubs is in Wroclaw, thus it is easy to choose the one which matches our expectations the most. In order to fully enjoy the fitness clubs offers, the opening hours and location must not interupt our daily routine. We hope you find our article helpful. Share your opinion with us – what do you think about fitness clubs in Wroclaw? Which one do you go to? Which one do you recommend?

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Best regards 🙂

Great Polish references

Throughout history there have been many people who have made history worldwide to excel in their work and lead an exemplary life.
Many of them are of Polish origin:

 

In Art:   Stanisław Wyspiański

Stanisław Wyspiański (January 15, 1869, Kraków – November 28, 1907, Kraków), was one of the most versatile and outstanding artists of his time, in Europe, as this painter, architect and cabinetmaker, was also a playwright Polish very influential.

 

Born in Krakow, Stanisław Wyspiański was the son of Franciszek Wyspiański and Maria Rogowska (who died of tuberculosis in 1876). His father was a sculptor without reputation, of bourgeois origin, with problems of alcoholism, and it is not known if he promoted the first steps of his son. Of course, Stanisław, when adopted by Joanna Stankiewiczowa and her husband, who had contacts with artists, was able to study painting, literature and history with important figures of Krakow’s life.

 

Sport: Robert Lewandowski

 

Born in Krakow, Stanisław Wyspiański was the son of Franciszek Wyspiański and Maria Rogowska (who died of tuberculosis in 1876). His father was a sculptor without reputation, of bourgeois origin, with problems of alcoholism, and it is not known if he promoted the first steps of his son. Of course, Stanisław, when adopted by Joanna Stankiewiczowa and her husband, who had contacts with artists, was able to study painting, literature and history with important figures of Krakow’s life.

After being the top scorer of the third and second division of Polish football with the Znicz Pruszków, he moved to the First Division Lech Poznań team, where he won the Ekstraklasa 2009-10 and was also the top scorer of the maximum Polish soccer category .

In 2010, he was transferred to the German Borussia Dortmund run by Jürgen Klopp for 4.5 million euros, where he won several titles including two consecutive Bundesliga. Before the start of the 2014-15 season, he signed for what had been a direct rival for Dortmund in recent seasons, Bayern Munich, with which he won the Bundesliga 2014-15 in his first season.

 

Music: Chopin

 

Frédéric Chopin was born in the village of Żelazowa Wola, in the voivodeship of Mazovia, 60 kilometers from Warsaw in central Poland, on a small estate owned by Count Skarbek, who was part of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw. He received the name of Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin.

He was a Polish composer and virtuous considered one of the most important in history and one of the greatest representatives of musical Romanticism. His perfect technique, his stylistic refinement and his harmonic elaboration have been compared historically, for his lasting influence in the music of later times, with those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms or Franz Liszt.

 

in Religion: Juan Pablo II

John Paul II (in Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), 4 of secular name Karol Józef Wojtyła5 (Wadowice, Poland, May 18, 1920-Vatican City, April 2, 2005), was Pope 264 of the Church Catholic and sovereign of the Vatican City from October 16, 1978 until his death in 2005. He was canonized in 2014, during the pontificate of Francisco.

Having been auxiliary bishop (since 1958) and archbishop of Krakow (since 1962), he became the first Polish pope in history, and in the first non-Italian since 1523. His pontificate of almost 27 years was the third longest in the history of the Catholic Church, after that of St. Peter (it is believed that between 34 and 37 years, although its exact duration is difficult to determine) and that of Pius IX (31 years). John Paul II was hailed as one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, remembered especially for being one of the main symbols of anti-communism, 8 and for his fight against the expansion of Marxism in places like Latin America, where he fought energetically to the known movement as the theology of liberation, with the help of his right hand and ultimately his successor, Joseph Ratzinger.

 

 

 

 

 

Best dance classes in Wroclaw

Street Dance Academy

If you want to take some dance classes, there’s no better place than Street Dance Academy. It’s a perfect way of activity. The variety of styles and levels gives everyone opportunity to train, both beginners and advanced dancers.

About school:

Street Dance Academy is a place with good energy, Dance teachers are full of passion and talent. They have huge knowledge about dance. They are taking classes from the best dancers from all over the warld e.g. people who dance for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Janet Jeckson etc. Many of thetm took part in music videos, danced with singers etc. It’s a good place to learn some new moves.

What styles can you take? 

  • Jazz
  • New Age
  • Dancehall
  • Ragga
  • Hip Hop
  • Poping
  • House
  • Vogue
  • Contemporary
  • New Style Hustle
  • High Hells

There are also closed dance groups that you can join in.

If you have never danced before I would recommend you to take beginners classes or first step.

If you are advance dancer I would recommend you to take some master classes. It takes 1,5h and level is really high.

What’s the price?

  • One class (1h) – 20zł
  • Four classes – 65zł
  • One month – no limit classes – 135zł

They also accept:

  • Multi Sport
  • Ok System
  • Fix Profit
  • Fit Flex
How to get there?

Address: Nabycińska 19, 11-400 Wrocław

 

 

Sports in Wroclaw

Do you believe that it is the time to find sports in Wroclaw and  the best way to exercise yourself? Here i will present some very nice places to visit in Wroclaw in order to become fit.

Water sports in Wroclaw

Beggining with, i would like to talk about some very important activities that they are connected with water sports. If you like kayaking you can find more than one placein th city to enjoy it. The most famous places that you can rent a kayak or a water bicycle are 1. Zazzou beach and 2. Panorama area close to the islands.

Basketball

 

On the other hand, if you want a more exciting sport like basketball they are a lot of places to play. You can find basketball courts around the city like behind Galeria Dominikanska and between Plac Grundwalski and the dormitory Kredka. So, if you interested in playing basketball you have to come to find us in those places because a lot of people are gathering for that including myself.

Gym

Moreover,  if you are a gym fan, Wroclaw provides many new and fully equiped gym places. You can find many in thew city centre like Mc Fit and City Fit or in many shopping malls like Pasaz Grundwalski. The prices are very good if you think that you pay only 50 zloty for a whole month.

World Cup

To close with, i would like to recommend you aa very nice palce that you can see football. This month the World Cup is taking place in Russia and in Wroclaw you can find a great place to watch the football games. In Hala Stulecia, you will enjoy the matches in a very big screen and feel the magic of football.

Sport places in Wroclaw

Sport places in Wroclaw

Sport places in Wroclaw,  It all starts when you step your leg out of Wroclaw airport, you take a deep breath and then start your Wroclaw journey and adventure. You feel energetic and want do activities, you think it’s not easy to find, but you will find your way out to find your enjoyable places for activities and sport. Most sport places in Wroclaw and activities that was figured out it will be handled in the article. Let’s staaaaart 😊.

Football:

As currently we are in world cup 2018 and its one of my favorite sports, I mention it first. So where can you find pitches to play? In winter there is not a lot of options for playing football as there is not a lot of closed pitches. The most famous football pitch is in stadion olimpijski. The price for the whole two teams around 25 euros (150 zloty) which means each will pay around 4 euros. As you can see in the below pictures the pitch is under a big balloon which I was amazed by, its water, snow, wind proof that makes you play no matter the weather conditions are. If I will recomend you best sport places in Wroclaw – it will be there.

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In Summer you can play in a lot of outdoors pitches, mostly every Sunday internationals at early morning go to a pitch near Galleria Dominikanska and play there, the good thing also in Wroclaw in summer the night is  short, so you have the whole day with you to play football in any of the outdoor pitches, just open google maps, change the view to terrain or satellite and look for the nearest pitch beside your place. The photos below shows the places I go to play football there, 6×6 and 8×8 pitches.

 

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Squash and Badminton:

Not a lot in my international friends know or like Squash, but in my country (Egypt) its so popular as Egypt has a lot of famous internationally players. They are considered the best players in the world for achieving a lot of prizes and as mentioned also in famous websites (ex. Wikipedia). By coincidence I found a very good place when I had physical education class with my university called “Hasta La vista”.
Hasta La vista is all in one sports place; it has Gym, Squash, Aerobics, Badminton and Ping Pong. The Gym doesn’t have machines that make a gym perfect in my point of view. It has the basic necessary machines for all the muscles in the body. It has around 8 pitches badminton, around 10 pitches squash, around 6 tables ping pong and rooms for aerobics.

I hope you enjoyed my sport places in Wroclaw tour. Wait for my next article for GYMs, beaches, running places, pools and street workout areas. For more info, feel free to send me at ahmedhossam1991@gmail.com.

 

Marathon running in Wroclaw: a new trend

Marathon running in Wroclaw

Today it seems that everyone is running in Poland. Thus, the growth of popularity of marathon races among the population of different countries over the past six years has increased by 300%.  If a couple of years ago the main sports trend was yoga, now this place, no doubt, took running. This summer, marathon running in Wroclaw will be much more popular than parties in nightclubs and other fashion events. So what is marathon running in Wroclaw: a new trend or a momentary tribute to fashion today? 

Ffirst, let’s look upon the pros and cons of the marathon running.

Pro: motivation

Training to run a marathon is a great tool to keep you motivated to exercise.

Con: risk for health

The training requirements can lead to muscle, bone and joint pain.

Pro: sense of accomplishment

Being able to say that you ran 42 kilometres is something you can be proud of.

Con: time

Training to run a marathon is a lengthy time commitment.

Pro: low cost activity

You only need a quality pair of athletic shoes for marathon.

Con: potential to get expensive

GPS watches, compression sleeves, running hats, sports sunglasses, and special foods and drinks, all have the potential to make marathon running more expensive.

So, you’ve considered all the pros and cons and are ready for the challenge, the next information you must know is where to train for a marathon running in Wroclaw. Well, I’ll give you a tip, and make the list of the running routes:

Skowroni Park  – 1,9 km
Tysiąclecia Park  – 4 km
Grabiszyński Park  – 5,3 km
Zachodni Park  – 7,5 km
Pasterska alley – 2 km
East Park (Park Wschodni) – 2.9 km
Park Południowy – 2 km.
Park Kleciński – 1.9 km

Finally, the most inportant information – marathon running in Wroclaw:

  • Wrocław Night Half-Marathon 16 June 2018, 10 pm; Olympic Stadium Complex
  • Wrocław Marathon 9 September 2018, 9 am; Olympic Stadium Complex
  • Survival Race Wrocław, from 1-2 September 2018, Morskie Oko bathing beach
Marathon running in Wroclaw: a new trend 2018
Marathon running: a new trend 2018

Now you are ready, but to run or not to run, that’s the question…

Biggest Polish Indoor Trampoline Park – Here in Wroclaw! Jump in to Find out More!

People need to play- it is a demand of our body.  And staying active doesn’t have to mean a daily ten-mile jog or “living” in a gym. Indoor trampoline park GOjump is true fun for everybody, where the rules of gravity no longer apply!
GOjump as a way to explore youself

Opened on May 2016 GOjump become a place to gather with friends, family, and your community.

Trampoline park is located in the East part of Wroclaw at 59/75 Jana Długosza St.  It has easy acces from every part of the city. Also GOjump will take care of your car or bicycle while having fun inside.

Gojump as a place to improve your extreme skills

If you want to practice some tricks without pain- soft landing is a key. GOjump Indoor Trampoline Park built additional area for it- GOslide. There you will find 3 kickers with different angles of descent. Thanks to soft landing and professional trainers you will feel more stable in “real circumstances”. Profit!

Payment options and opening hours

GOjump Indoor Trampoline Park is opened 7 days in the week from 10 AM till 10PM.  There is 2 ways to get the ticket: online or on site. To avoid lines and safe some money  I suggest to buy tickets online.  Choosing the online method you will also aible to check congestion and get 4zl discount from each ticket

Taekwondo in Wroclaw

Taekwondo in Wroclaw

Check out with school of Taekwondo in Wroclaw I reccomand!

Taekwon-Do one of the oldest forms of Self-Defense in the world originated in Korea, there are 2 known organisations WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) and ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation).
I used to train with WTF in Morocco amd  here in Wroclaw I started with ITF the diffrence  is that in addition I can use my hands wich almost not possible with WTF.  Continue reading “Taekwondo in Wroclaw”

Where to ski near Wroclaw?

Where to ski near Wroclaw
Want to have some fun? Bored in the city? Find closest place to Wrolcaw where you can ski. Transport to the resort, discounts and more. This article is for you! Enjoy!

 

Where to ski near Wroclaw?

There are a lot of places where to ski near Wroclaw but the nearest is Zieleniec. Its located in near Duszniki-Zdroj. Zieleniec Ski Arena is the capital of alpine skiing in the Kłodzko region. This is mainly due to 22 kilometres of beautifully situated and picturesque ski slopes, varying in length and, in particular, in the level of proficiency. Its very good for beginners !

 

So, how to get to this place?

Easiest way to reach- is use the car. You should take route nr 8 and drive straight to Duszniki-Zdroj . It will take arround 1h20min. Along they way you will have beautiful views such a mountains and old cities

Dont have a car? Use SkiBus!

Safe, comfortable and fast way to reach the slope was never be so easy! Zieleniec have they own buses. Every Saturday and Sunday from  Wroclavia Shopping Centre, stand 6 at 6:35, and arrive at 9:03 in Zieleniec. On the back way at 16:20 from Zieleniec be back in Wrocław at 18:40. It costs only 23 zl in one way. You will also get 15% off from skipass if you will use SkiBus!