Chennai - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Small gym at Consulate, which is enough for the basics. Reasonably priced gyms and personal training sessions ($20/hour for trainer) at local facilities, which my spouse used and was happy with. - Jan 2024

Good gyms however, grubby. You will not be showering at a public gym. Gyms in hotels are fine. - Apr 2023

Not expensive but not exactly the best time or place to be visiting such facilities. Some people hired online trainers for minimal fees. - Apr 2023

Find housing with a gym, otherwise hotel memberships are expensive. Other gyms exist but you must feel comfortable with the clientele - make sure you have a good sense of who else is using the gym. Especially during COVID. - Aug 2021

There are a number of gyms available that seem to be more than adequate. There is also a small gym at the consulate. - Apr 2021

Some newer gyms have opened and people have been happy with them. Othewise, I don't know much. The US Consulate has a very small gym but it is equipped with everything you would need, treadmills, rogue fitness weight set/bench, free weights, showers. - May 2019

There are some gyms available, some hotel offer packages as well. I know a few people who run on the beach. - Aug 2018

The consulate has a small gym. Private gyms, personal trainers, spinning studios, yoga studios, etc. are all available at reasonable costs. - May 2018

Yes, and they are cheap, but I don't recall the exact price. - May 2016

Gyms are inexpensive but pretty dismal. One-on-one personal training is also inexpensive, but the quality is mixed. The best deals come from paying for 12 months' membership in advance. Expect to pay anywhere from US$200-$350 for an annual membership. Equipment tends to be old. Changing rooms, especially for women, are in poor shape. Towels are not usually included. Expect a lot of employees to be standing around staring while you work out. There are no rock-climbing gyms. There is no CrossFit. One knock-off Spinning studio recently opened. Yoga is available. - May 2016

Lots, cost varies. - May 2015

Consulate has a gym. And local gyms are also available. Lots of people from the Consulate go to yoga places-low cost. - Mar 2015

Small gym at the consulate, many people do yoga here. - Oct 2014

Yes. They aren't very upscale but they are available. - Oct 2014

Very basic one at the Consulate. Hotels have them available but are fairly costly. - Jun 2014

Lots of gyms are available. Costs vary, but you'll find some which are a lot cheaper than gyms in the States or UK. Lots of yoga and dance studios, also of varying cost and quality. - May 2014

Yes, but I haven't used any of them. There is one at the Consulate that is OK. There are tons of places to take yoga classes. Many people also hire instructors to come to their house for yoga or personal training. This is a very affordable option. - Aug 2013

Yes. There are gyms throughout the city and several good yoga studios. - Jul 2012

Yes. - Aug 2011

Gold's Gym is all over the city. There also gyms in the nicer hotels that allow memberships. - Jun 2010

Yes, plenty. - Sep 2009

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