The hectic life of Cairo leaves no place for soulful activities, or time to relax and take care of yourself. However, if you do make the time, and honestly, you need to, you’ll find that Cairo offers an exceptional collection of places that aim towards enhancing fitness, beauty, and wellness. Their efforts are quite effective, and their style unique, and for that, they’ve reserved a special place on this year’s Cairo 360 Editor’s Choice Awards.
Beauty & Wellness Awards
Bebars is the place to go for a haircut that matters. Ever since it started, Bebars the Barber wanted to be the barber that cares, one that has excellent service and skill, so much that it became a favourite among male Cairenes.
It has everything you’d expect from a five-star hotel, the Four Seasons Nile Plaza’s spa will define serenity for you. This is the best place to relax, and experience luxury like never before.
Bringing in the Far East culture to Maadi, Indra Day Spa has become the top name for Maadi residents. It melts away all the aches and strains of our everyday life so effortlessly you’ll be sure to have multiple visits.
La Coupe is all about your preference, so whether you prefer a subtle hair-do or a full blown unique style, they will have you covered. The Dokki favourite has become renowned for personal service and highly-skilled staff.
Mauela hit Mohandessin with beautiful Asian ambiance and quickly became a popular name in Cairo. They have excellent services, and they are actually a great value-for-money.
Probably the biggest name in Cairo, the home-grown business has spread all over the capital and became a solid household name with branches everywhere.
Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah prides itself in having So Spa, a place that holds its spot solidly in our winners list. With top-level treatments and facilities, you are sure to get excellent service every time.
The Nail Spa has grown to have three branches across Cairo, each offering brilliant services and a wide array of treatments. One branch has even launched a Moroccan bath, making it even more impressive.
The Spa just like its name holds a simple ambiance, but the Kempinski Nile Hotel spa is anything but ordinary. Located in the centre of busy Cairo, The Spa will make you feel like you’ve traveled to the most secluded of islands.
Toi Beauty Salon has a ton of experience in Cairo, and the business has been booming thanks to its expertise, personal service, and excellent staff.
Health & Fitness Awards
Body Shapers made their name by garnering a host of expert trainers, and focusing their efforts on creating customised programs based on clients physical nature, and their desired body shape target.
Focusing on lady power, Curves is all about their circuit-based system that uses a number of major workouts designed to work all body parts, and with that style, they’ve gained huge popularity among Cairo’s ladies.
With a highly qualified personal training staff, Fibers Club have put the fun in fitness along with their state-of-the-art equipment for guaranteed results.
If you like to get in shape through sports rather than building your body through machines, this is the place for you. They offer all the combat sports you can think of, from Muay Thai, to boxing and MMA classes (even for kids), Fight & Fitness Factory has you covered.
What can we say about this other than it’s an institution in the world of health & fitness. Gold’s Gym has long been the most famous name in Egypt, and seems to be keeping things that way for years to come.
Hers was probably one of the first women-only gyms, complete with top quality facilities, and professional trainers. It still remains as one of the top choices for female fitness enthusiasts.
Focusing on Yoga and only Yoga, Mudra Yoga Studio was one of the first and one of the best in providing a place for that beautiful relaxation method. Mudra offers a serene and simple venue to mentally transfer you to wherever you want to go.
While it does offer Yoga classes, Nūn Center has developed itself to encompass much more than that. It’s a gorgeous villa in Zamalek, with a holistic approach to health and fitness.
Focusing on performance training, they are Egypt’s first facility in that area, and consider themselves specialists. Their challenging programs are tested by athletes worldwide, and will surely test your pain threshold.
CrossFit has been a huge trend as of late, but one person who’s doing very well in that area is Aly Mazhar. After an injury ended his career as a professional footballer, Mazhar decided to focus on his second act, and created BeFit to be one of the best CrossFit training entities in Egypt.
Arguably one of the most popular of Cairo’s CrossFit training teams, its reputation was built by its appeal to beginners and experts alike. It also includes a professional boxing ring, has different fighting classes, as well as classes in pole dancing, Zumba, and more.
Unique in appearance and training style, Osana Family Wellness is led by a team including the renowned photographer, Steve Double. It’s a family-oriented hub for fitness, beauty, and health, and with their specialty practices, have held a unique spot on this list.
Being one of the first of its kind in Egypt, Pole Fit Egypt took much of the backlash pole fitness faced in the country. Pole fitness expert, Manar El Mokadem led this team in hopes of breaking the stigma surrounding pole fitness, and actually portraying it as what it is, a fun and effective path to a healthy body.
The story behind the founder, Mia Carter, is that she started by teaching only a small group of her friends. She then opened a small studio in Dokki, but her unexpected success led to the rapid opening of a second branch in Maadi. Project Pole still focuses on small groups, and fun classes. They also organise bachelorette parties, birthdays, and other special events.
After years in health & fitness, her name has become somewhat of an institution. Her centres accommodate kids and adults alike, offering anything from dance classes to fighting classes. Samia Allouba’s popularity, and quality of facilities and service, hasn’t waned.