One week into Ramadan, and you may already be feeling the effect of the scrumptious fetar food that you have consumed, which is bound to add a few kilos to that healthy body of yours.
Luckily, gyms in Cairo have adjusted their schedules according to Ramadan timing, with many staying open a little later to ensure that all of that konafa doesn’t send your body into overload. We’ve listed a few gyms in Cairo that will be open and waiting for you.
Gold’s Gym: With branches all over Cairo from Maadi to Sheikh Zayed, Gold’s Gym is one of the most multifunctional fitness facilities around; and the hefty membership price shows. The Maadi location will be open from 6AM till 1AM; perfect for a post-fetar workout. Although the gym will stay open during fetar, personal trainers will not be available. The Sheikh Zayed branch will also be open a little later, from 9AM to 1AM.
Samia Allouba: This local gym chain seems to be in fierce competition with Gold’s, though they have smaller facilities and a smaller fee (600LE per month) as well. Maadi’s branch will be open from 8AM to 11PM, though it will be closed from 6PM till 7:30PM for fetar. Aerobic classes will be held every day from 8:30PM to 9:30PM or from 9:30PM to 10:30PM except for Thursdays. In Mohandiseen, the women’s only gym can be accessed from 8AM till 11PM while the co-ed gym will be open until 1AM.
Health and Fitness Academy: The Health and Fitness Academy in Mohandiseen will be open for men from 7AM till 1AM and for women from 7AM till 10PM.
FDA: The Fitness and Dance Academy in Zamalek’s Yamama Centre is literally the only major gym in the neighbourhood, which is sad since its facilities are sub-par. No classes will be offered during Ramadan, though the regular gym will be open from 6AM till 1AM.
World Gym: With only one branch in Heliopolis, World Gym offers a monthly membership for 800LE, and although few classes are offered, there are a wide range of free weights and machines on site. Opening hours are from 9AM till 1:30AM. The gym will remain open during fetar and all classes are available as usual.
Body Works: This all-women’s workout studio has only one branch in Heliopolis . Known for its pilates classes, this is a great gym for a hassle-free, hardcore workout class. Prices are reasonable at only 40LE for a walk-in class. The first class during the day starts at 12:30PM every day except for Fridays, though the studio is closed during fetar.
Curves: Another women’s-only gym, Curves has nearly ten branches across Cairo and has taken women’s fitness to a whole new level. During Ramadan, the Maadi and Mohandiseen branches will be open from 9AM till 2:30PM and from 5PM till 8:30PM with Fridays off.
When you’re not busy inhaling all of that delicious home cooked food and hanging out with loved ones, take the opportunity to treat your body to a healthy dose of exercise. For more gyms in your area, check out our events listing.