Nairobi - Post Report Question and Answers

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

There are a couple of gyms in Westlands, and a few by the Embassy, also several in other parts of the city. Some of them are more basic and others are huge and high-end. There is a Cross-fit right behind the Embassy. I'd say on average they are more expensive than gyms in the US. - Apr 2021


Lots of choices, can be pricey. - Nov 2020


Available at various prices. - Dec 2018


There is a small gym at the embassy. I've never used it, though I've heard it's okay. There is also a gym at Village Market that's huge and looks pretty rad. When we priced it out, it compares to the monthly gym costs you'd find in the U.S. - Dec 2018


There is a Gym located in the US Embassy and also the UN. A CrossFit is located directly behind the embassy. A huge gym has also recently opened in Village Market. However, all around the city there are an endless number of gyms and running clubs. - Jun 2018


There are gyms at most embassies and the United Nations that are low in cost and adequate. Additionally, most compounds have pools.

There are several league options for basketball, ice hockey, and the like, as well as horseback riding in many locations around town. - Jul 2016


Yes. Expensive - Sep 2015


I think the UN and Embassy have some, but I don't use them so I don't know anything much about them. - Aug 2015


Yes. A minimal but OK gym in the American Embassy and right across the street at the U.N. a fabulous facility with large pool; they offer paid memberships. Many private gyms too but you'll find them on a par with American gyms as far as price goes. - Jul 2015


The embassy gym is fine. You can purchase a membership at the U.N. gym. - May 2015


Yes. UN and others. Expensive. - Jun 2014


I use the UN which is expensive, but nice. The embassy has a little free gym if you aren't picky. - Jun 2014


The Embassy has a small, but very smelly, gym. The UN across the street has a very nice gym, but it's fairly pricy. - Mar 2014


The Embassy has a small gym that is sufficient. Many people run outside or exercise at home. There is a nice Pilates studio a ways from the Embassy and you can find private instructors for just about anything. - Jul 2013


Yes. At the embassy and the UN. - Jun 2013


Yes, several. The UN gym is pretty good. - Dec 2012


Yes, at the U.S. Embassy or the UN. UN has an olympic-size outdoor heated pool, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, ample workout facilities, aerobics/yoga/dance classes, kids' playground, and cafe. Membership can be pricy, but day passes ($12) are available. Rosslyn Academy track is open for use, and lots of people walk/jog at Karura Forest. - Aug 2012


The Embassy has a decent gym, the UN has a gym and there are commercial gyms available. - Dec 2011


Yes. - Dec 2011


Yes, there are good options for an African post. - Dec 2010


There is a gym at the embassy. - Jul 2009


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