Atlantis Gym

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the secret world of atlantis

An honest place with a motivational atmosphere and friendly prices.

Atlantis Gym has been here for over 50 years. Today it is the oldest gym in Budapest.

Borne at a time when bodybuilding was not a fad and when people ‘actually’ went to gyms to train, Atlantis was one of the first gyms in Budapest.

Today, this place is one of the last, which gives back the authentic cult of the golden age of bodybuilding—they named it Atlantis, after the sunken island from Greek mythology.

The vintage images are from the Fortepan Archives, photos by Tamás Urban.




What makes Atlantis Gym different
compared to other gyms in town?

GOOD price

The unlimited 30-day pass costs as little as HUF 10,300 (equivalent to 1 USD daily).

No ‘dress code’

Go shirtless and train most comfortably (use a towel on the bench and the machines).


Vintage style from the golden era of bodybuilding—for a well-built physique.

We always welcome you in a supportive, and friendly atmosphere.

What this gym will do for you.

Boost your confidence

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never held a barbell before; many of us started as beginners with zero bodybuilding background. Here you can train with loaded weights, so you, too, can build an authoritative figure. We’ll help you get started.
Just give yourself a chance.

Build a better physique

Add some barbells and dumbbells to your workout. Here, you can supplement your training with weight lifting. Atlantis is the perfect choice for cross or power training, even if you do other sports. You can stretch, jump rope, or work on the heavy bags in the boxing room.
Try it.

Your new favorite gym

Are you tired of being not treated as a customer but as a number in the system? Are you fed up with ever-increasing prices? Do you always have to stand in line if you want to do a bench press or a barbell squat? We got some good news for you.
Come down and see for yourself.


When Arnold Schwarzenegger filmed Red Cop in Budapest in the 1980s, he chose the Atlantis Gym.

training gear, weights, machines

Load as much weight as you want.

Weight plates up to 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, and 2.5 kg...
We even have 50 kg plates.

More machines for a perfect chest and back workout.

Let’s go to the beach.

You can’t miss leg day.

Train while standing, on a horizontal bench, or on an inclined bench.

Blast your arms.

Hand weights up to 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.5, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, 35, and 40 kg.

Do cardio in a variety of ways.

Did you know?

Atlantis Gym is actually not a gym but a kingdom... Our oldest senior member has been training with us for over 50 years.

However, this place may not be for everyone...

Atlantis gym is a perfect choice for you, if…

Welcome to Atlantis!

Mr. Attila Végh,

the gym’s manager, is a bodybuilder himself. He is proud that the atmosphere is casual, people are sincere, and all layers of society mix. The age group is mixed; many have been coming here for decades. An authentic place worth visiting.

Mr. Emil Pintér,

the gym’s head coach, knows more about bodybuilding than all of us, be it training or nutrition. With his invaluable knowledge accumulated over four decades, he helps our community to get in the best shape of our lives.

Zsolt: An amicable and helpful place 🙂
They even fix bikes!!!

Erika: The best pumping room in town. Friendly people, good company, all machines are available.
I recommend it to everyone. Great value for money.

Gyuman: I have been coming here for 33 years.The equipment features traditional dumbbells, barbells, and a couple of machines. More than enough for everything.
This is an authentic gym. The atmosphere is excellent.

István: Just the way I like it. IRON and nothing fancy.

Zoltán: Perfect place.
When you go in, there's only one thing that drives you: the workout.

Atlantis has an unmatched, uniquely authentic atmosphere.Most iron dumbbells and machines are still part of the original equipment.

These are the most frequently asked questions:

The price of an unlimited 30-day pass costs as little as HUF 10,300.
With free Wi-Fi, use of changing rooms, and showers.

Relax. You don’t have to worry about that with us.Come down; bring your sneakers and a towel. The guys will guide you so that you feel at home right away. Take it easy.

Yes. The gym has a treadmill and a bicycle; you can do kettlebells, and we provide all the equipment so you can gradually get used to bodybuilding exercises. And ask Emil.

All kinds of people visit us, high school students, university students, family guys, and older people. We have professional bodybuilders, lawyers, electrical engineers, storekeepers, journalists, police officers, car mechanics, small business owners, CEU professors, sports doctors, computer scientists, cooks, language teachers, room painters, notaries, and of course, personal trainers. The good thing about this gym is that everyone here helps everyone else.

Changing room with lockers, shower, and buffet (enjoy a coffee or a milkshake at friendly prices). We provide free Wi-Fi access in the room and help you out with a charger if your phone is dead.

Since the weights or rubber coating can leave a mark on your clothing, a used canvas shoe, warmers, and a t-shirt will do perfectly. Of course, changing shoes is mandatory, but you can train barefoot on the floor mat if that feels more comfortable.

Don’t worry, if you cannot train because of illness or other reasons, let us know, and we will extend your pass.We are interested in you still wanting to train here twenty years from now.

Most of us got here by visiting a lot of gyms before, but in the end, Atlantis became our ‘home.’ The rusty weight plates, the PVC paneling, the black and white posters from the 80s, the lockers in the dressing room, the vintage mirrors, and the basement walls were witnesses of many hard training sessions. This atmosphere motivates most of us to push harder.

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