Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Many facilities either close-by, or in-house if you live in an apartment building. - Aug 2021

Yes, but didn't use. - Dec 2019

Multiple gym and exercise facilities around, but they are expensive. Boxing and kick boxing gyms are popular at the moment. - Jul 2019

Gyms are everywhere. Western type and lots catered to the Vietnamese. Cost is $50/month for local gyms to $100+ for western. Most of the housing areas (apartments) have little gyms (ours is a joke). Many people ride bikes outside, but the air quality and/or heat can be a hindrance. It is also not easy or safe to run on the streets. It helps to have a treadmill/bike/rower in your house you can use without breathing the air outside. - Apr 2018

The embassy's downtown apartments typically had at least a small gym for free. There are nicer, Western-style gyms downtown, but monthly fees were expensive from what I heard ($100 a month or so). The embassy annex has a decent gym for less than $300 a year if you don't mind working out before or after work. - Dec 2017

Most of the apartment complexes have workout facilities. The Rose Garden has an ancient gym. Those in single family homes will need to find a gym to join. Yoga, pilates are readily available - May 2016

Available but more pricey relative to other things here. - Mar 2015

Apartments have gyms. Private workout facilities are avaialble at NYC prices. - Aug 2014

Yes. There are several fitness centers in Hanoi and several golf courses around. Most brand name hotels have a decent gym with membership. The embassy has a small gym, as do most compounds, which also have swimming pools and some tennis courts. The American Club has a volleyball court and a playground. - Dec 2011

Yes, but people complain that they are expensive. - Aug 2011

There is a good gym in the embassy annex. Also, most apartment buildings have small gyms. You can also join a health club in a hotel, but I hear it is very expensive. - May 2010

The embassy has a very good one. Some of the apartment buildings also have gyms. - Dec 2009

Plenty of workout options and parks. - Feb 2009

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