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

Barre Class in BGC and Rockwell. Gold's gym seems very crowded. I've seen people through the windows. - Feb 2020


We have a workout room in our apartment complex (as most do) but there are several private clubs around. Price varies. I work with a personal trainer who charges about 15 USD/session. - May 2018


There is a small gym on the main Embassy compound, and another on the Seafront compound, both free for employees. Many of the high-rise residential buildings also have small/medium gyms for residents. If you need something more, Makati and the Fort both also have private gyms available for varying membership fees. - Feb 2017


Gyms are expensive. A lot of people use the gyms at the Embassy and at Seafront (open to non-Seafront residents as long as they are a member of the American Recreation Club, which almost everyone is). - Jul 2016


Yes they are available, though they aren't that much cheaper than the States. The embassy gym isn't bad. - Jan 2016


There are some in town, but the machines are often poorly maintained. I'm not sure of the cost there. (The U. S. Embassy has quite a nice gym). - Jan 2016


Yes. Most are 60-80 pesos a day or $2 per day. - Sep 2015


Yes. Our building has a gym so I'm not sure what one would pay locally. - Aug 2015


There are gyms everywhere there are expats. Prices are as high as the U.S. In the nicer neighborhoods, the gyms look really nice, but the commute would be impossible from our housing. There is a small gym in the Embassy and a larger one on the Seafront compound. - Aug 2015


Yes, the Embassy and most apartment buildings have a gym on-site. Golds Gym and Crossfit memberships are available. Bikram yoga studios are also available. - Dec 2013


Yes. - Nov 2013


Yes, the U.S. Embassy has a brand-new facility, and there are other gyms available for a fee. - Apr 2013


Yes, the embassy and Seafront have gyms, and they're good enough. - Feb 2013


Yes, most condos have decent gyms, BGC has a fitness world, and in Rockwell many people (including us) belong to the Rockwell Club, which has excellent facilities. - Sep 2012


Yes, at the Seafront compound and in most apartment buildings. (There is an annual charge for the Seafront facilities). - May 2012


If you live in Makati or the Fort, there are a ton of gym options, either full gyms or more specialized places (yoga studios, bikram, martial arts, dance, crossfit...). - Mar 2012


Yes. The embassy has a gym in the NOX building. Usually the local staff hang out there because they can watch tv. It is open to anyone who works there. At Seafront, the ARC sponsors a gym, tennis court, etc, membership is required to use them. The ARC gym is open to Americans only. - Jan 2012


Yes. Fitness First and Gold's Gym are located throughout the city. Membership rates are equivalent to the US but so are the facilities. - Jul 2011


Yes, very affordable and nearly everywhere you go. - May 2011


Yes, at the embassy, on the economy, and in some apartment buildings. - May 2011


There are plenty of gyms all over the city that you can join for U.S. prices. Seafront has its own gym, and so do many of the highrise apartment buildings. - Feb 2010


Gyms in the condos, lots of workout facilities are available. People in houses usually opt to join a fitness studio. You can take tennis lessons, dance lessons, Scuba certification is huge here, swimming etc. Also a personal trainer is about 10 bucks an hour. Great! - Jan 2010


Many condos have their own gyms, and there is a chain of Fitness First facilities throughout metro Manila. Both the main embassy compound and seafront compound have gyms, as well as almost all of the nice hotels. - Jul 2009


There are gyms available and a lot of the condo buildings have great gyms with hired trainers. - Apr 2009


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