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

We use the gym at the school that is included in our housing fee. There are local gyms as well: the cost varies. - Oct 31, 2017
Embassy has a good gym. Not sure about outside. - Sep 26, 2016
Gym available at the U.S. Embassy compound. - May 17, 2016
I went to the gym at my university (MGIMO) and costs were really low - only a few thousand rubles per semester. - Sep 11, 2015
The Embassy has a gym and indoor pool. Fitness classes are also available. - Jun 30, 2015
There is a decent size gym at the Embassy with a swimming pool. The cost depends on the size of the family. There were also a few fitness classes, but they were mostly held during the day and I wasn't able to participate since I worked. - Oct 14, 2014
At the U.S. Embassy there is a gym available. Also at the Anglo American school families can use the work-out facilities as well. - Feb 17, 2014
The Embassy has a gym that is very inexpensive by Moscow standards. It also offers a couple of difficult fitness classes and personal trainers. There are tons of gyms throughout the city but they are available at Moscow prices. - Nov 13, 2013
Embassy gym is sufficient and decently priced, with a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball court, weight room, cardio machines, pool. - Jul 28, 2013
Yes. The U.S. Embassy has a small gym. Many city apartment buildings have commercial gyms nearby, but they are expensive. Still, we got a deal by signing a contract in August as it was a low time of year for customers. I also go to a wonderful yoga studio. I just heard of an acquaitance who is doing circus training for fitness (trapezes, etc), so aparently that's available in Moscow. - Jul 18, 2013
The Embassy has a small, kind of run down gym. AAS has a nicer gym that Pokrovsky residents can use. There are others on the economy but they are super-expensive. - Jan 13, 2013
Each of the major housing areas has a gym. The gym at the embassy is okay. It has a pool, rowing machines, four ellipticals, four treadmills and four bikes (two sitting, two leaning forward). The weight area is somewhat extensive, but small and disorganized. There are several benches, a smith machine, a squat rack, and various machines (leg press, lat pull down, etc.). - Mar 14, 2012
The embassy has a gym, and if your kid goes to AAS you can use their facility. I've seen ads on the metro for gyms, but don't know anything more about them. - May 29, 2011
Yes. Private gyms are expensive. - Jan 1, 2011
Yes. There are many private gyms throughout the city. In addition, the U.S. Embassy, British Embassy, and German Embassy all have gyms and swimming pools. - Jul 31, 2010
There is a gym at the embassy. - May 22, 2010
The gym in the embassy compound is huge. There is a full-sized pool, weight room, elliptical machines, running machines, racketball court, and basketball court. They even have two tanning machines. - May 5, 2010
There are four within walking distance of my apartment. - Feb 13, 2010
Plenty. The embassy has its own excellent gym, featuring a pool, full basketball court, weightlifting room, cardio machines, a racquetball and squash court. Though the membership is not exactly cheap, it's still less than the city clubs. - Jan 23, 2010
Yes. Pokrovsky people have access to all school facilities (and they are extensive -- tennis, swimming pool, ice skating in winter, gym, etc.) and in town, the embassy has facilities if you want to join AECA. We haven't joined it because we rarely go downtown and most of their services are only useful if you live down there, but if you want to work out at work before heading out to the 'burbs and if you want to balance that workout with a Twinkie bought at the commissary, then you might want to join. I haven't missed it even a teeny tiny bit. The school facilities are more than enough for us and I don't like Twinkies. - Nov 6, 2009
Really nice gym, I mean really nice, at the embassy. Also at the gated community housing I think. Other gyms throughout town if you want to pay more. - Oct 24, 2009
There's a gym on the compound that many use, as well as more expensive gyms around the city. - Aug 29, 2009
I only know of the gym in Rosinka and the gym in the embassy. The Rosinka gym is quite nice, though it doesn't open early enough for people who work in the embassy. - Aug 22, 2009