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What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?

The US Embassy has a small but adequate gym off-compound. There are also several nice membership gyms around town.

The embassy gym costs $250 per year for a family or $150 per year for an individual. I don't know the pricing of the membership gyms. - Apr 30, 2017

The Embassy has a small but adequate gym at about 250 USD/year. There are modern gyms here with great facilities, but it will take a drive to get to them. - Jul 8, 2016
Yes, there is a range of options - from the Embassy employee association gym (which costs about US$100/year to join) to very nice, newer, fancier gyms with classes that cost about US$1,000 per year. - Mar 2, 2015
There is one gym and I think it is expensive. A Gym is also offered by the Embassy but it does not have good equipment and I think it is expensive. - Oct 12, 2014
There are gyms in Gaborone. We have an Embassy gym so I dont know too much about the private gyms. - Nov 24, 2013
A few. The Embassy has a modest gym facility a mile or so from the chancery building. - Jul 27, 2013
Yes, several. - Apr 22, 2013
There are numerous gyms and sports clubs available around the city. Many expats belong to Energym or GymActiv, and there is even a local outlet of the Curves franchise for ladies. You can also join the national tennis or squash clubs for modest fees. Lots of people walk and run outdoors when the weather is good, and there is a Kalahari Hash House Harriers club which meets weekly. There are at least two golf courses available. There are several stables outside town where you can ride horses. - Jun 6, 2010