Abidjan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The embassy has a nice gym. The annex is a great workout space with a half mile track and there are some groups that do HITT and crossfit there. There are a few gyms in the city that offer a broad range of classes from kickboxing to yoga, but expect upscale western pricing. - Mar 2021

Embassy has decent gym, although showers are inadequate. There is a club people like, but it is quite expensive. there are running clubs, Hash House Harriers, and embassy running groups. I am SURE there are gyms that are reasonable but we have always used embassy. - May 2020

Lots of gyms, but they are quite expensive and usually not air conditioned. Expect to pay at least US$80 a month. The US Embassy has a very adequate gym, however one may not bring a personal trainer inside. - Feb 2020

There are many gyms and sports facilities. Most are $500-$1000 a year for membership. Monthly memberships can also be obtained. - Mar 2017

If you are active, this is the embassy for you. Yoga, volleyball (there is a court right next to the marine house), tennis (lessons are $10), golf, Hash House Harriers, and a pretty decent work-out room in the embassy itself. Many houses have pools. If you don't, you can join the Golf Club and use their pool. - Jun 2009

The Embassy has a fitness center with treadmills, an elliptical machine, stationary bikes, weight machines, etc. Embassy staff hold yoga classes weekly, and there is a beach volleyball court behind the embassy where people play twice a week. Many people also swim or play tennis at the Golf Hotel or go horseback riding at the local stable - both of which are located about 5 minutes away from the embassy. The expat community organizes hashes on the weekend. There is a weekly Saturday French hash, and a once-a-month Classic (British/Anglophone) hash on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Some embassy employees have also taken the embassy boat out for fishing. - Jan 2009

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