What is TrainAway and How do I use it?

The idea of being able to tap a couple of buttons and walk into a gym in a different city is a fairly unfamiliar concept, but that’s what TrainAway is for. This article answers the questions ‘What is TrainAway?’ and ‘How do I use it?’

The TrainAway name is well-known throughout the health and fitness world, but we’re still occasionally asked ‘What is TrainAway?’ and ‘How do I use it?’.

Particularly if you’re a fitness club operator, sharing this guide is a great way to ensure your members can stay in their active routine, even when traveling. If you’re an individual fitness club member, you don’t need to rely on your club – just download the app to get started right away.

What is TrainAway?

TrainAway is a service that allows travelers to buy short-term access to gyms and fitness clubs in hundreds of cities around the world. Based on a digital platform, TrainAway is a growing network of fitness clubs, currently numbering over 1,200. You’ll find these in over 40 different countries, across North and South America, Europe, and very soon in Asia Pacific too.

TrainAway global coverage

TrainAway’s mission is to make it as easy to work out when you’re traveling as it is when you’re at home. We don’t think you should have to change your usual training routine just because you’re away from home.

This means helping you to quickly and easily find a gym in a new place, and then giving you seamless access to those facilities. And because we’re a company built on flexibility, opportunity and choice, there’s no commitment of subscription involved. Every purchase is on a pay-as-you-train basis. Put simply, you only pay when you use a gym.

How do I use it?

The best user experience comes through the TrainAway app. From here, it’s a simple 3 stage process:

  1. Search gyms in your chosen area, and select the one you wish to train at
  2. Choose your pass type and complete your payment
  3. Head to the gym, activate the pass and show it at gym reception

You can then train for as long as you like that day, with no further commitment. Here’s a 30 second video showing the process in our home city of Copenhagen, Denmark:


Many gyms and fitness clubs offer 3 day and one week passes. These are usually better value options if you’re in the same area for a longer period. The process is exactly the same, you’ll just be able to use the gym as many times as you like in that 3 day or 1 week period.

IHRSA Passport Program

TrainAway has partnered with IHRSA to digitize their Passport Program, which gives members the opportunity to access a global network of fitness clubs at discounted rates. You can read more about the program on our special resource pages. Click here to access the user guide, while club operators should click here.

How do I find out more?

The TrainAway main site has a wealth of information to explore. The easiest way to check if we’re active in the city you’re visiting is to use our search page.

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Otherwise, you can write to us info@trainaway.fit

TrainAway is a digital platform that helps you find and access a gym anywhere in the world. Buy day passes to gyms near you using the TrainAway app, available from the  App Store or Google Play Store. Want to hear more from TrainAway? Subscribe to our newsletter.

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