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02 Centro Wellness. A minimalist-design triumph created by Alonso Balaguer in lower Sarrià, this streamlined glass-and-steel hydrotherapy spa cures whatever might be ailing you. Passeig Manuel Girona 23, Sarrià, Sant Gervasi, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08034. 93/206–3988. www.o2centrowellness.com.
Club Esportiu Femení Iradier. Just above the Passeig de la Bonanova in the upper part of Barcelona, this sleek, exclusive club for women offers Pilates, yoga, and original combinations of fitness programs, as well as squash, a gym, sauna, and pool. A day membership costs €25. Carrer Iradier 18 bis, Sant Gervasi, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08017. 93/254–1717. www.iradier.com.
DiR. The DiR network has more than a dozen branches all over Barcelona. The minimum one-week membership costs €40 and includes fitness classes and the use of the sauna, steam room, swimming pool, and squash courts. Day passes cost from €18 in the morning to €25 in the early evening. Those working out with the equipment can pump in time to the videos playing on MTV or watch CNN or BBC news in English. DiR Main branch, Ganduxer 25–27, Sant Gervasi, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08021. 93/202–2202; 901/304030 for general information. www.dir.es.
Seven7SportsClub. Off Passeig de Gràcia near the hotel Condes de Barcelona, this winner has a gym, sauna, pool (summer only), squash courts, and paddle tennis. Day membership here costs €30 for 24 hours (so it can work for two days if you time it right), with a small supplement for the squash and paddle-tennis courts. Passatge Domingo 7, Eixample, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002. 93/215–2755. www.sevensportsclub.com.
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