Whether the gym is your happy place or you need to force yourself out of bed to get there, there’s no denying that fitness is an essential part of life. We’ve sorted through all the state of the art gyms and trendy new fitness classes to bring you the best of the best. Here are some fitness centres across Cairo, hand stamped by Cairo 360’s Editors’ Choice Awards, that will help you get those gains and have fun doing it.
Looking to transform your body? Body Shapers tailors personal training programs for each of their clients to target their specific fitness goals. With affordable prices and a variety of exciting, beginner-friendly classes, anyone can take the first step to getting in shape.
Fibers Club offers its members an exceptional experience with the highest standard services, products and customer care. It’s more than just a gym, as members also gain access to a medical spa and rehabilitation centre. You can find Wellness Club locations in Maadi, Heliopolis, Giza and Al Rehab.
Even if you’re not part of the gym scene, everyone in Cairo has heard of Gold’s Gyms. With a reputation that precedes them, this world-famous chain of gyms across the capital is a crowd favourite for many reasons including their top-quality equipment and professional trainers. Workouts here are truly the gold standard.
We’re always here for some girl power! Sorry guys, but if you couldn’t tell from the name, Hers is a ladies only gym. They’re empowering women through a number of personalised workouts as well as group training sessions in international programs like Zumba and Les Mills classes. Hers is more than just a gym; it’s a woman’s paradise complete with a spa, jacuzzi and beauty facilities.
Mudra Yoga Studio
Located in the heart of Zamalek, Mudra Yoga Studio is the place to relax and unwind with yoga and meditation sessions. They offer yoga classes, chakra healing, chakra dancing, Sufi healing and different kinds of meditation sessions in their cosy, friendly environment.
Find some much-needed balance in your life at Nūn Center, a holistic health and wellness centre in the heart of Cairo. Their private Zamalek villa offers temporary relief from the usual craziness of the city. As another centre that focuses on individual well-being, Nūn tailors its services to your specific needs. Visitors can find themselves in a morning yoga session, nutritional cooking class or even afternoon tea.
Pole Fit Egypt
Pole dancing is the latest fitness craze to take Egypt by storm since Pole Fit first opened its doors in 2013. If you want an empowering and fun workout that will leave you feeling confident and sexy, you need to get to one of their studios in Sheikh Zayed, Garden City or New Cairo.
Pole Fit Egypt offers classes for pole, aerial hoop, aerial silk, flexibility and strength.
Who hasn’t taken a class at one of Samia Allouba’s Gym Dance & Fitness Centers while growing up? She’s a household name in Egypt as one of the most iconic faces of fitness. Almost any class you can think of is offered from ballet to body pump. With branches across Cairo, Samia Allouba isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet.
Osana Family Wellness
The whole family can achieve inner peace with the holistic and healing activities for all ages at Osana Family Wellness. Alongside yoga and pilates, they also offer treatments like homoeopathy, massage and reiki. Where else in Cairo can you chill in a beautiful garden, take a variety of wellness workshops and even get a tarot card reading all in one place?
If you’re really looking for a challenge, head over to Ignite in Madinaty, Almaza, Heliopolis or New Cairo. Ignite focuses on performance training and rehabilitation, and they also offer fitness camps and corporate wellness workshops.
With 17 training facilities, BeFit aims to ensure a better lifestyle for whoever is brave enough to get up off the couch. Introducing a new type of fitness to the lives of Egyptians has been done through their functional training methods. If you ever wanted to train from a young age or with your family, BeFit offers it all.
Another pole dancing and aerial studio, Project Pole is the place to get you in shape while dancing the night away. You can improve your core strength and flexibility at this ladies only studio. Defy gravity with any of their pole, aerial hoop or aerial silk classes.