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

The Embassy no longer has a gym. There are a few options nearby that many frequent (if you don’t mind working out next to your colleagues). Most of the residences have adequate gyms. There are lots of free options along the beach that are regularly occupied with muscley types. - Aug 19, 2017
I find this to be the exception, as low-cost gyms that are otherwise decent are on the rise. You can pay anywhere from $25-$50 a month for very good gyms. Not much different from those Stateside though they tend to be a bit lower standard though also quite a bit cheaper than gyms in big US cities. Tel Aviv is a beach town and thus the gyms get lots of activity (as do the beaches and parks where you see many trainers with clients as well as impromptu courses). - Oct 24, 2016
Gyms are available all over the city, there in one right next door to the embassy for about U.S. $25 a month, but I think this is a special for the first year they have opened. But if you are an active person and looking for options you will find them here. - Jul 25, 2016
Gyms are available at costs comparable to large U.S. cities. Free outdoor workout facilities are available at many public parks. Many apartment complexes have no-cost gyms. - Apr 12, 2016
Everything is available, from free public gym facilities at the beach to private teachers of every sport you can think of. - Mar 23, 2016
Yes and it depends. Holmes Place is the big player - negotiate with them. Also, ask questions about cancellation - fees and getting your money back. - Nov 18, 2014
Some of the apartments have really good amenities. There are also gyms all over the place. - Apr 10, 2013
Not at the embassy. Local gyms are not up to par with the rest of the world, very basic. You can get a good workout, but don't expect muchbeyond that. - Aug 14, 2010
Israelis love to work out. Lots of gyms and outdoor gyms. - Jul 26, 2010
Next to the Embassy is a large, well equipped gym, plus free outdoor gyms along the promenade and in the park. Many of the buildings have fitness centers. - Feb 27, 2009