Best Gyms in Nairobi with Prices – Updated for 2022

In recent years, finding affordable gyms in Nairobi has gotten a lot easier. 

Some older gyms are still incredibly overpriced. But modern gyms are popping up all over the city. Even better, they offer excellent classes to suit everything style of fitness – from CrossFit and Muay Thai, to yoga and pole dancing.

This guide will show you the best gyms in Nairobi’s neighbourhoods to help you achieve your fitness goals wherever you are.  

Check them out for yourself, and let me know if I missed any!

Quick Guide: The 7 Best Gyms in Nairobi

  1. Smart Gyms Junction Mall, Ngong Rd.
  2. Racing Sport Gym, Westlands
  3. Smart Gyms Diamond Plaza, Parklands
  4. Hyat Fitness, Kilimani
  5. Zarnash Gym, Lavington
  6. Penthouse Fitness, CBD
  7. Smart Gyms The Hub, Karen
How much is gym membership in Nairobi?

Gym membership in Nairobi usually costs around 5,000 – 7,000 Ksh per month. Some gyms are more expensive, but they also offer cheaper rates for longer membership plans (ie. 3 months or one year). You can also ask your gym about off-peak and corporate plans.

Kilimani

Ultra Fitness Gym

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On a quiet stretch of Kilimani Rd, close to Adams Arcade roundabout, Ultra Fitness Gym has great equipment and classes for weight training, CrossFit, Muay Thai, and much more. 

Members speak very highly of the passionate staff and trainers. 

The gym also offers plenty of flexible membership plans, whether you’re in Nairobi for a week or a year. 

  • Day Pass: Ksh 500
  • Weekly Pass: Ksh 4,000
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 30,000
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 15,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 60,000

Hyat Fitness

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Found just a block from Yaya Centre, Hyat Fitness is an excellent gym with a great location.

While the space is a bit small, the equipment is well laid out, so it never feels too crowded. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and there’s always someone hanging around to help you push a little further or get your posture just right.

Hyat Fitness also offer personal training, starting at 90,000 per month. Ask at reception and they’ll connect you with a trainer, who can take a quick fitness assessment and create a tailored plan.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,000
  • Weekly Pass: Ksh 3,000
  • 2-Week Pass: Ksh 3,500
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 16,500
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 31,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 62,000

Savannah Fitness Exchange

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Savannah Fitness Exchange has a fantastic, silent and green location. With professionals like physios, lifestyle coaches and nutritionists, the gym aims to provide an all-rounded health experience.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,000
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,500
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 17,550
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 33,150
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 62,400

Valley Arcade

AVFitness Kenya

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AVFitness is the creative kind of gym, with unique combinations of workout routines and some uncommon ones in the gym like mini-football.

The gym is located in Lavington so there’s tons of fresh air. It’s airy inside too, with workout areas being spacious enough. Classes include spin, boxercise, cardio, yoga, taebo and rhumba, all handled by experienced trainers.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,000
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 7,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 18,000
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 35,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 68,000

Lavington and Kileleshwa

Zarnash Gym @ Jafferys

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Zarnash Gym is part of Jafferys Sports Club in Lavington, most popular for its free-running track. 

While the gym is relatively small, it’s rarely busy and well equipped, with plenty of fresh air from the upstairs balcony. 

One of the older gyms in Nairobi, Zarnash is expensive for what it offers but is conveniently located for anyone living or working in Lavington. 

  • Day Pass: Ksh 700
  • Monthly Membership [Off-Peak]: Ksh 6,500
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 8,500
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 23,500
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 68,000

F45 Training Nairobi

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F45 is an international gym that specialises in High-Intensity Interval Training. If you’re new to HIIT workout, it involves exercising in bursts of short, extremely challenging sessions and then slowing down for recovery.

Designed into classes, F45 sessions are timed to last exactly 45 minutes.

F45’s website gives you a clear rundown of what to expect from the class and offers a 1-week free trial.

The gym didn’t provide any pricing at the time of writing.

Westlands

Racing Sport Gym

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RSG is conveniently located in the heart of Westlands – perfect if you work or live in the neighbourhood. 

It offers exceptional value, with plenty of modern workout equipment, a steam room and sauna, and access to their Parklands branch included in your membership. And despite being in one of Nairobi’s busiest areas, just down the road from The Alchemist, it never gets crowded.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,350
  • Monthly Membership [Off-Peak]: Ksh 5,300
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,150
  • 12-month Membership [Off-Peak]: Ksh 50,150
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 59,000

King’s Gym and Spa

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If you’re looking for a bit of exclusivity, this is the gym for you. King’s Gym is located within a gated community of serviced residences called The King Post

The location, the equipment, the staff and the trainers are all 1st class. Studio classes include pilates, yoga, body pump, spin, aerobics & step, Zumba, and swiss ball. And afterwards, you can calm your muscles with a variety of spa treatments or a massage.

  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 10,000

This does not include:

  • Trainer
  • Towels
  • Usage of lockers
  • Access to the pool
  • Access to the Steam Room

Level 3 Fitness, Golden Tulip Hotel

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Located on Muthithi Road, this gym is a steal at Ksh 3500 per month for off-peak membership, and Gerald and Leo are two of the best Personal Trainers in Nairobi. There is also a rooftop pool you can add to your membership. Changing rooms come with a small sauna and steam room (single-sex only).

You can book a free trial with them by getting in touch with them.

  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 4,500, Ksh 7,000 (peak, off-peak)
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 12,000, Ksh 18,500
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 39,500, Ksh 60,000

Reform Gym

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Reform Gym packages its classes in the form of credits. One credit pays for one class. They also have virtual credits which pay for virtual classes which are simply pre-recorded classes that you take within the gym.

  • 2 Credits Introductory Offer: Ksh 1,500 – expires after 2 weeks
  • 4 Credit Package: Ksh 5,400 – expires after 30 days
  • 8 Credits Package: Ksh 10,000 – expires after 60 days
  • 12 Credit Package: Ksh 13,800 – expires after 90 days
  • 12 Classes Monthly Membership: Ksh 12,600
  • 16 Classes Monthly Membership: Ksh 15,200
  • 20 Classes Monthly Membership: Ksh 17,000

Mom3ntum Fitness

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Mom3ntum has a good team to get you through intense workouts. There are sessions made for every desire, whether it’s a quick workout in the morning before work or the more demanding HIT.

The gym also has the most comprehensive online workout guide I have seen.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,500
  • Gym Only Monthly Membership: Ksh 8,000 
  • Class Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000, Ksh 8,400, Ksh 11,400, Ksh 12,500 (depending on the number of sessions)
  • 2-month Membership: Ksh 14,400

W EXCLUSIVE Wellness And Fitness

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W Exclusive is exactly as the name implies: world-class equipment, highly qualified trainers, a 25-metre heated pool and a great location with large windows looking out into Westland’s greens.

W Exclusive is the biggest gym in East Africa, occupying two floors of Westgate mall. The space is used for studio classes like Zumba and spin, HIIT and kickboxing. 

  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 17,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 42,000
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 73,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 125,000

Junction and Ngong Rd. 

Smart Gyms Junction

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Smart Gym’s Junction Mall branch was its first to open and immediately made a huge impact. It felt like the first truly modern, affordable, well-equipped, and well-located gym in Nairobi. 

And for all those reasons, it’s still just as popular. Smart Gyms continues to offer excellent value and high standards, with a wide range of cardio and weight training equipment and fitness classes to choose from. 

  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 12,500
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 23,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 46,000

Colosseum Fitness Centre

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Colosseum is an excellent pick if you’re looking for something more immersive than the usual gym experience. 

They focus on more personalized training, offering group and individual classes in Muay Thai, boxing, fitness, and pole dancing. But you like to work out alone, there’s plenty of room and equipment for that too.

  • 1 Training Session: Ksh 500
  • 12 Session Per Month: Ksh 4,000
  • Unlimited Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000

Rates for Muay Thai, Personal Training, and Pole Dancing are available on their website.

Urban Fitness

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Urban Fitness is the most affordable gym on this list. But this is not an indicator of the standards of the gym. The equipment is good, the classes are well handled and they have frequent outdoor activities including biking, hiking and outdoor exercise.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 300
  • Weekly Pass: Ksh 1,000
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 2,700
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 7,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 22,000

Alpha Fit

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This warehouse-style gym is packed with options. There’s boxing, kickboxing, HIIT, dance, lifting and functional fitness which is Alpha Fit’s speciality. Personnel include nutrition experts and physiotherapists.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,000 for gym use, Ksh 1,500 to join a class
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 12,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 32,400
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 108,000

Parklands

Smart Gyms Diamond Plaza II

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Smart Gyms’ Parkland branch offers the same quality and value as the Junction Mall branch, conveniently located in Diamond Plaza II.

It’s close to loads of offices, apartments, and shopping centres, as well as the Africa Yoga Project just across the road in Diamond Plaza I.

  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 12,500
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 23,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 46,000

Racing Sport Gym

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Like its Westlands location, RSG Parklands provides excellent, well-maintained equipment, plenty of space, and a pleasant atmosphere. 

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,350
  • Monthly Membership [Off-Peak]: Ksh 5,300
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,150
  • 12-month Membership [Off-Peak]: Ksh 50,150
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 59,000

Fit4Life Gym

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Fit4Life is among the most well-rounded gyms in Nairobi. You get the feeling that gym life is these people’s full lives here.

All workout spaces are large and well organised. You won’t be running bumping shoulders with your neighbour here. They have expert bodybuilding trainers, dance and spin classes, and very well-kept equipment.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 600
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 15,000
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 30,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 55,000

Gigiri

Crossfit Kwetu

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Perfectly located halfway down the road between Village Market and the UN, Crossfit Kwetu is definitely targeting the local diplomat scene on their way home from work. 

It offers an all-in-one package with plenty to complement the regular CrossFit classes that draw the crowds: a snack bar selling smoothies and healthy snacks, personalized training, and more. 

As the name suggests, this is for Crossfitters. If it’s not your scene, you may be better suited at a more traditional gym. 

  • Monthly Membership: Starting from Ksh 8,750

CBD

While researching this guide, I was surprised to learn how many gyms there are in Nairobi’s CBD. 

Even better, they’re all affordable and of good quality. However, due to traffic, they’re probably only convenient for people working or studying in the CBD. Everybody else would be better off finding a gym in their local neighbourhood.

PentHouse Gymnasium

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As the name suggests, PentHouse Gymnasium is on one of the top floors of Viewpark Tower, looking out over Central Park. It’s also on the same street as Alliance Francais. 

Penthouse is super-modern and perfectly located for people working in the CBD. 

They offer a wide range of classes and training regimes, along with an in-house kitchen selling healthy smoothies and juices to boost your workout and recovery. 

For the facilities, quality of equipment, and location, PentHouse Gymnasium offers excellent value. 

  • Day Pass: Ksh 550
  • Weekly Pass: Ksh 2,500
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,500
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 15,000
  • 6-Month Membership: Ksh 28,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 44,000

Premier Fitness Centre

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Premier is located smack in the middle of the CBD at Chester House. The area is safer, quieter, and more accessible by both public and private means than other gym locations in the CBD.

The gym has a focus on external events, hosting 2-3 hour marathons every month and frequently organising hikes. These come at an extra cost though.

Other than that, the gym is well equipped and well maintained and has excellent, attentive trainers. The only issue here would be the gym is tightly packed with equipment and you may feel like you have less room for yourself.

Special Monthly student rate: Ksh 6,000

  • Day Pass: Ksh 1,000
  • Monthly Membership [Off-Peak]: Ksh 6,900
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 7,900
  • 12-month Membership [Off-Peak]: Ksh 49,900
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 54,900

Great Body Gym CBD

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Great Body Gym is an OK gym. The speciality here is aerobics. They have equipment that is good enough but is lacking compared to some of the others on this list.

They have excellent staff and trainers though, people actively ready to offer guidance and a helping hand. They also organise hikes to as far as the foothills of Mt. Kenya at an extra cost.

  • Daily: Ksh 500
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000
  • 2-Month Membership: Ksh 10,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 15,000
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 28,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 50,000

Pump Fitness

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Pump Fitness is another well-rounded gyms in the city. The facility is located in an upmarket neighbourhood and boasts a classy interior to match. 

There are a variety of activities available, including spin classes, boxing, kickboxing, and Zumba along with standard weight training, body toning and aerobics.

Pump fitness could become a fun, healthy activity to share with your kids as they also have a kids club from 3 pm – 4 pm that includes ballet, dance, boxing and karate.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 500
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,500
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 17,500
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 37,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 76,000

Muscle Health Gym

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Muscle Health has a great space for aerobics and good equipment. The trainers are very experienced too. The gym has fewer “younger” people than most others on this list if that’s an environment you’re looking for.

  • Day pass: Ksh 500
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 6,000

Karen and Langata

Smart Gyms The Hub

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Offers the same excellent value for money and high standards you can expect from every Smart Gyms location. 

There’s plenty of fresh air and room to move around as you work out. 

Unfortunately, despite being open from 05.30 am to 7 pm, the gym can get very crowded. This is probably due to the overall lack of good gyms in Karen. Hopefully, that will change!

  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 12,500
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 23,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 46,000

Dojo Wellness Club

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Dojo combines physical and mental health, providing a location where you can stroll through gardens or read a book on a park bench between workouts.

The wellness club has professional instructors who specialise in strength, mobility, endurance and balance, along with physiotherapists and masseuses. There’s also an organic bar, steam and sauna, and a well-equipped gym.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 2,000
  • Introductory – 5 Classes: Ksh 5,000 valid for 7 days
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 19,500
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 55,575
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 105,300
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 187,200

Find all the rates here.

Mombasa Rd. 

Smart Gyms at Southfield Hall

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Everything you can expect from Smart Gyms, with a convenient location for anyone commuting in and out of Nairobi.

  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 12,500
  • 6-month Membership: Ksh 23,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 46,000

South B and South C 

Fitness360

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Fitness has good equipment, fun aerobic classes and outdoor activities. They also have a programme for working out with your kids.

  • Day Pass: Ksh 500
  • Weekly Pass: Ksh 2,000
  • Monthly Membership: Ksh 5,000
  • 3-month Membership: Ksh 10,000
  • 12-month Membership: Ksh 48,000

The Best Nairobi Sports Shops

Before jumping into your next workout, make sure you have the right clothes and equipment. 

Nairobi has plenty of great sports shops and online stores selling training, workout and, 

Decathlon

Decathlon is slightly expensive but the store is well stocked and their catalog is fully available online with home delivery. There are currently only two stores at Two Rivers Mall and The Hub.

Nairobi Sports House

Nairobi Sports House has plenty of equipment and exercise clothing for the gym with physical stores dotted through Nairobi and a well-stocked online store. 

Jumia

Jumia has a massive range of cheap exercise equipment for both the gym and home workouts. 

As always, quality on the site varies greatly, so check the reviews before you purchase anything.

What’s Your Favourite Gym in Nairobi? Did I Miss It?

Hopefully, I’ve helped you find the best gym in Nairobi for your workout style, budget, and location. 

This list is still growing, and I’m adding to it regularly as I explore more of the city’s gyms. 

If you know a great gym in Nairobi that I’ve not included here, put a link in the comments below, and I’ll add it ASAP. 

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3 thoughts on “Best Gyms in Nairobi with Prices – Updated for 2022”

  1. Conor, it would be good if you could update the gym list for Nairobi. Many on your list are no longer in business and several new ones have opened up.

    1. Hi Steven, thanks for your feedback. We’ve finally gone through the list and removed/added some gyms. If you think we still missed any, let us know. 🙂

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