Gyms

Gyms are a Side Mission in GTA San Andreas. It becomes available after completing Drive-Thru.

Grow your strength and stamina in the San Andreas Gyms!

This is an optional endeavor, but it is required for 100% completion of the game. It's not time-sensitive, meaning it can be played at any point, even after the main storyline is completed.

Gyms - Mission Details:

Gyms are facilities present in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where the player can train to improve CJ's physical statistics.

Indoors Gymnasiums are unlocked after the mission Drive-Thru, introducing the player to Gyms. All three gyms in the game are open all day, every day, but if the player loses 40% fat or gains 20% stamina or muscle in a day, they will have to wait 12 in-game hours before being allowed to work out again.

The three facilities available to use in San Andreas are the following:

  • Ganton Gym, Ganton, Los Santos
  • Cobra Martial Arts Gym, Garcia, San Fierro
  • Below the Belt Gym, Redsands East, Las Venturas

An additional two unmarked utilizable gyms are present in the game:

  • Verona Beach Gym
  • Madd Dogg's Private Gym, in his mansion.

Gyms: Equipment

Each Gymnasium has four pieces of exercise equipment:

Treadmill

Exercises: Walking or Running
Increases: Stamina
The treadmill offers 10 speed levels. When CJ begins running, power, distance and level gauges appear on the screen. The player must keep pace with the treadmill, otherwise, CJ will fall off.

Bicycle

Exercises: Stationary Cycling
Increases: Stamina
The bike offers 10 speed levels. When CJ begins cycling, power, distance and level gauges appear on the screen. The player must keep cycling to keep the power gauge full, otherwise, they will have to start over.

Bench Press

Exercises: Barbell Bench Presses
Increases: Muscle
The Bench offers a selection of weights between 20kg and 145kg. When you begin, a power and a rep gauge appear on the screen. The player must fill the power gauge to complete one rep.

Dumbbells

Exercises: Biceps Curls
Increases: Muscle
The Dumbbells range between 10kg and 50kg. When you begin, a power and a rep gauge appear on the screen. The player must fill the power gauge to complete one rep.

Gyms: Fighting Styles

Each Gym has a trainer that can teach CJ a different fighting style. The player can only access these training sessions after amassing 35% muscle.

Training takes a tutorial-type approach, prompting the player on-screen with instructions on how to execute moves.

Every trainer teaches the player a new Running Attack, a Ground Attack and a Combo Attack.

  • Ganton Gym - Boxing Trainer
  • Cobra Martial Arts Gym - Kung Fu Trainer
  • Below the Belt Gym - Muay Thai Trainer

Learning all three fighting styles is required for 100% completion of the game.

Gyms: Activity Info

Mission Type Optional (Side Mission)
Location Various Gyms in San Andreas
State / Area San Andreas
Available After Mission (Story Mode)
Required for 100% Yes
Rewards Increased Stamina and Muscle

Gyms: Video Walkthrough

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