10 gyms to try out in Bahrain

From boxing to ladies-only gyms, there's something for everyone

10 gyms to try out in Bahrain
FIT Gym & Spa

As the year goes on, it’s tempting to think to yourself “maybe I’ll join the gym next year”.

But if you want to avoid the January 1 mania where the gym is more crowded than the Boxing Day sales, you should sign yourself up now and get into a routine before everyone else has even had a chance.

From ladies-only gyms to boxing clubs, there are plenty of options across Bahrain, so read on to find your perfect match…

Bodylines Sports and Spa
If you’re looking for a ladies-only gym, Bodylines Sports and Spa is your best bet. As well as a fully-equipped gym space, it also offers classes including pilates, ashtanga yoga, spinning and belly dancing, so you’ll never get bored during a workout.
BHD80 (one month), BHD200 (three months), BHD300 (six months), BHD400 (annual). Sat-Thu 7.30am-9pm; Fri, 10am-8pm. Road 1735, Saar (1779 3932).

Jacques Dessange Salon And Spa
For those of you on the hunt for a spa, gym and hair salon all in one, head to Dessange in Adliya. Once you’ve completed a workout, head to the spa for a Moroccan bath to relax.
BHD84 (one month), BHD189 (three months), BHD420 (six months), BHD477 (annual). Daily 7am-10pm. Road 2601, Adliya (1771 3999).

FIT Gym & Spa
This massive gym has plenty of treadmills for runners and free-weights for body builders, as well as a spa and swimming pool. There are lots of classes for those feeling less confident about their workouts, and there’s even a ladies only section.
BHD45 (one month), BHD120 (four months), BHD220 (eight months), BHD280 (annual). Sat-Wed 5am-11pm; Thu 5am-10pm; Fri 8am-10pm. Riviera Palace, Shaikh Salman Avenue, South Sehla (7701 7711).

LIFE-FIT Fitness Centre
LIFE-FIT Fitness Centre is perfect for those looking for a family-friendly gym as it welcomes children of all ages to make sure they learn a healthy lifestyle from a young age. Alongside personal training, the centre also offers nutrition advice and group exercise classes.
BHD36.75 (one month), BHD105 (three months), BHD189 (six months), BHD252 (annual). Sun-Thu 6am-10pm; Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-9pm. Avenue 79, Janabiya (1769 2424).

LIFT Bahrain/Bahrain Boxing Club
Amateur boxers should give the Bahrain Boxing Club a spin. The club has 14 boxing bags and a professional boxing ring, and is the only Hatton Academy affiliate in the Middle East. Boxing is a great way to keep fit even if you don’t intend to enter fights, but the club also has a regular gym with normal classes too.
BHD30 (gym only, monthly), BHD35 (morning classes, gym access, monthly), BHD45 (boxing only, monthly), BHD60 (gym, classes and boxing, monthly). Sun, Tue, Thu 8am-10pm; Mon, Wed 6am-10pm; Fri 8am-noon; Sat 10am-10pm. Road 5767, Janabiya (3325 3944).

Oxygen Gym
This 1,000 sq m gym has all the equipment you could ever need, ranging from cardio to weight training. It also boasts a cafe that sells healthy food and drinks that are good pre and post-workout.
BHD40 (one month), BHD110 (three months), BHD180 (six months), BHD280 (annual). Sat-Thu 6am-10pm ;Fri, 8am-6pm. Avenue 20, Block 528, Barbar, (1761 6165).

REPS Fitness Studios
If regular gyms aren’t your cup of tea, try out REPS Fitness Studios. The entire 575 sq m gym orientates around group fitness classes which range in size. It also offers up fan favourite classes such as those from the Les Mills programme.
BHD45 (one month), BHD120 (three months), BHD210 (six months), BHD360 (annual). Sun-Thu 6am-9pm; Fri 10am-noon; Sat, 10am-9pm. Road 2421, Juffair (7737 7348).

The British Club
This vastly popular expat club in Bahrain, which now has more than 2,000 members, also comes with gym membership for those who join. It has regular gym equipment but also offers a personal training programme at no extra charge – a real rarity.
BHD110 (six months), BHD185 (annual). Sat-Thu 7am-9pm; Fri, 7am-7pm. The British Club, Road 3748, Adliya (1772 8245).

Instead of focusing on regular exercise classes, this gym follows the regimes of top UFC athletes to help their members reach peak physical fitness. Members will train in mixed martial arts and use various gym equipment to reach their goal.
BHD150 (three months), BHD270 (six months), BHD420 (annual). Sun-Thu 6am-11pm; Fri-Sat 7am-9pm. Road 2408, Juffair (1700 0044).

Unlimited Plus Crossfit
Unlimited Plus Crossfit in Hidd is another gym that focuses on group exercise classes rather than regular training. These classes include Crossfit (duh), spinning, weight lifting, yoga and pilates.
BHD55 (one month), BHD145 (three months), BHD270 (six months), BHD490 (annual). Sat-Thu 10am-9pm; Fri 9am-1am. Road 1529, Hidd (3646 4346).

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