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

Gym at the embassy. Another ladies' gym on the DQ. Various gyms (men/women) around the city but not familiar with them. Wadi Trail great to walk, run, or bike. - Jan 19, 2017
There are a very nice gym and pool inside the U.S. Embassy (free). - May 20, 2016
Yes, on our compound. More opening up on the outside now. - Nov 9, 2015
Embassy and Annex have gyms for free. In the diplomatic quarter there are some facilities, but they are very expensive. You have to join them if you want to attend classes. - Oct 27, 2015
Very small gym at the Embassy. All gyms are single-sex. The ladies gyms on the DQ and outside the DQ are extremely expensive and the workout classes are a joke. - Oct 15, 2015
Yes, there is Gold's Gym, and special clubs in the Diplomatic Quarter one for each gender. Expensive. - Jan 23, 2015
Embassy has a gym. - Sep 28, 2014
We have gyms available to us at the Embassy and our annex along with swimming pools. - Dec 4, 2013
Most compounds have a gym. - Oct 9, 2013
Commercial gyms are only for men (though there is one women-only gym on the DQ). For women, there are often gyms on compounds, or join the US Embassy-run USERA facilities. - Mar 17, 2013
Yes, but public gyms are segregated. The US Embassy Recreation Association, which is a fee-based membership group, is open to embassy staff and other Americans and has a brand new gym that is quite nice. And it even has childcare during the week. - Apr 7, 2011
Yes. Many. - Jul 27, 2010
On expatriate compounds, yes. - Mar 29, 2010
At the Embassy. - Jan 18, 2010
I hear that there are some out in the city, but I'm not sure. I just used the one at the embassy. - Dec 29, 2009