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

The Shang and Star Apartments have their own workout facilities and are included if you live there. If you were to join the Shang gym/pool it’s well over $100 per month. - Jan 2024

The Starr Apartment compound includes a gym that is free for residents. It includes cardio machines, free weights, weight machines, and a small sauna. - Aug 2022

The apartments have a three-floor gym with great equipment, classes, swimming pool. It is free to the residents. There are countless gyms throughout the city. Fitness is popular here. We play squash at Encanto Sports Club and just pay the drop-in fee of 25,000MNT per person for two hours. - Jan 2022

Both apartment complexes have nice gym facilities. There are also local facilities available and at least one Crossfit gym. However, most local gyms do not have good air quality in the winter so exercise at your own risk. - Sep 2020

Both housing complexes have gyms build it, very good quality. - Aug 2020

Both neighborhoods have gyms. They are both nice. It's free if you live here. - Jul 2019

Star has a great gym with sauna. The Shangri-La mall opened an amazing gym next to Star with a swimming pool but the price is a bit through the roof and unrealistic for Mongolia (around US$200 per month). There is also a new Gold's Gym close-by with similar high prices. I take yoga classes with a fantastic instructor and pay about US$10 for each session. - Oct 2016

Yes, at international hotels and in many of the residential compounds. - Feb 2015

Embassy does not have a gym. The residents at Star have a nice gym in the complex. Running and biking in the city are not attractive from any standpoint. - May 2012

Yes, at star. - Feb 2012

Yes. The main housing complex has a nicely equipped gym. There is also an over-priced gym, not affiliated with the U.S. Government, that wealthy people can use. - Feb 2011

There is a good gym at Star. Other apartment complexes sometimes have gyms and/or pools. There are also some private health clubs/gyms. - Jan 2009


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