Cotonou - Post Report Question and Answers

What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?

There are gyms but I've never been inside of them. - Feb 2020

The embassy has a small, but adequate gym, half basketball court, running track, small soccer field, and swimming pool. There are also a small number of other gyms available for under US$100/month. - Aug 2018

There is a gym at the U.S. Embassy which is free for employees. - Oct 2015

There are several gyms available at affordable costs. - Jun 2015

In the private sector, yes, but they're generally expensive and limited in equipment offerings. - Aug 2014

Yes. Two treadmills, two ellipticals, two bikes, weight machines, and many free weights are available at the Embassy gym. There's another gym at the edge of town that is small but very nice and clean. I believe you'll have to fork out US$80 a month for it though. - Jul 2013

The embassy has a gym, and there are a few others around town that seem decent for about DC prices. As of recently there are Zumba classes. - May 2013

Yes, there are several gym options, none as good as in the U.S., but not bad. Free weights, fitness classes, its all available but you will pay for it. The U.S. Embassy gym is surprisingly well equipped for such a small post. - Mar 2013

There are a few commercial gyms and the U.S. Embassy has a decently equipped workout room. - Dec 2011

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