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

Many apartment buildings have very modest gym facilities and sometimes pools. They're perfectly fine if you want one or two kinds of cardio machines and perhaps a few free weights, but little in the city offers more than that. The consulate has a fairly substantial gym with lots of equipment (though free weights don't always match up). - Jul 2019


Gyms, yoga, and other classes are available. Many exist in housing / apartment complexes. - Jan 2019


Only at the consulate; basic but adequate. - Nov 2017


Many apartment complexes have basic gyms, but they lack a lot. In fact, even the die-hard active people avoid them. The consulate has a decent gym. - Sep 2016


Almost every housing compound has a free gym that's pretty good. The Consulate also has a gym that is good. You can get a membership to Gold's Gym, but it's really expensive. Yoga and Pilates, even for a class by yourself, is much cheaper than in the States. - Mar 2015


There are lots of gyms all over the city. Many apartment complexes have a gym and a pool. - Jan 2015


The U.S. Consulate has a serviceable gym for employees and many of the apartment complexes also have gyms. I can't speak as to the quality of commercial gyms. - Nov 2014


Consulate has a great gym. Some private clubs here, too, but not sure of cost. - Jul 2014


There are more and more gyms opening, but they are pretty expensive. Yoga classes and even private instruction is readily available and cheap. There is an expat Frisbee group here, and a group of officers plays tennis regularly for very cheap. Running and biking are pretty much impossible or very unpleasant. - Mar 2012


Yes, there are plenty of gyms and yoga studios. - Feb 2012


There are two modern gyms, but the traffic getting to them makes it somewhat prohibitive to go there. They are also very expensive - around $100 per month! There is not a gym at the consulate. Some of the apartments have very very basic gyms. - Jan 2011


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