No excuses, just results.
If you’re finding it hard to make time for the gym, you’re not alone. In 2015, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Sport conducted its first National Sports survey to see how many citizens engage in physical activity to improve health and maintain fitness. The survey shows only 13 percent of Saudi citizens over the age of 15 exercise weekly. Based on those findings, the Saudi government made it a point to include this as a mission in their Vision 2030 plan. After conducting the same survey again in the first quarter of 2018, they found an increase of 10 percent over the previous quarter, exceeding their target of 20 percent by 2020.
In line with Saudi Vision 2030’s Quality of Life objectives, the Kingdom launched several fitness-focused facilities, events, and initiatives, resulting in 48.2 percent of the population participating in physical and sports activities for at least 30 minutes a week.
The goal of improving people’s lifestyles has opened many opportunities and new workout spaces. The improvements and easy access to these facilities motivate the citizens to integrate health and fitness into their daily routines. And besides, with the all-year-long summer weather in Jeddah, it’s always a “hot girl summer”.
As we all know, the most challenging part about working out is showing up. Below, Savoir Flair has rounded up the 10 best workout places in Jeddah that will make your fitness journey easier and more enjoyable.
PS: Be sure to check back. You can bet if we find another great one, we will add it to this list.
Core is a social wellness club providing a luxurious experience that’s open to both men and women. With renowned international trainers and incredible amenities – ranging from a fitness club to a spa and everything in between – this is an ideal place to tick off all your fitness goals. Its mission is to help build a healthy lifestyle for its clients and also help achieve Vision 2030 by providing the space and necessary resources for the Kingdom to excel in sports, wellness, and health.
Al Harith Ibn Amr, Al Murjan, Jeddah
+966 9200 01223
Paying for a gym membership doesn’t fit everyone’s budget, but thankfully, there are plenty of low-cost or even free options in the city. Located at the Red Sea coast, the Jeddah Corniche is great for fitness-seeking people who also love the outdoors. The waterfront district is a multi-use recreational area that doubles as an open-air gym where anyone can walk, rent bikes, skate, and enjoy the ocean’s beautiful view.
Form Studio KSA
Form Studio is a pilates studio equipped with four reformer beds. The studio is run by Jude Attar, a certified fitness instructor who practices the Joseph Pilates Method in her classes and specializes in Classical Pilates, Training, and Pilates Suspension Method. With a class limited to four people per session, Attar can focus on all of her clients to achieve Form Studio’s goal of improving female fitness by targeting muscle tone and flexibility.
Al Rawdah, Jeddah
Radiating with high energy from the second you walk in until the second you walk out, Heart Core is a one-woman show run by Randa Hashim in her beautiful and cozy home. Her barre-based workout targets the small muscles in your body, resulting in looking and feeling very toned. It truly makes you move from the heart to the soul, as per the venue’s motto.
Sari Street, Al Zahra District, Jeddah
Empowering, uniting, and inspiring Arabic-speaking women, Karama Yoga is a safe space for women to embrace and love themselves. The studio is known for its Karama Yoga Method, designed by the Founder and CEO, Lana Nazer. KYM is a yoga style that stems from the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga, focusing on the human body and consciousness.
Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah
Loca Studios provides a unique experience through different kinds of yoga, gymnastics, HIIT, and calisthenics with a heavy focus on spreading happiness through working out. With a combination of high energy throughout the studio and creative workouts, clients will leave the studio radiating happiness.
Assafa, Al Mohammadiyyah, Jeddah
What's nicer than a cup of coffee followed by a workout? Located in U-Shape Center, which houses a variety of cafes and restaurants, Pulse Studio offers different workouts ranging from cycling and barre to HIIT and more, courtesy of the gym’s qualified trainers and instructors. The Pulse experience involves forming a professional and close relationship with the trainers, who support and empower their clients to be and do better by furthering their understanding of their bodies.
2nd Floor West, U-shape Center Saud Al Faisal Street, Al Rawdah District, Jeddah
Next to the local market Soug Al-Shate’a, Sweat Army is a fitness club that offers spinning classes, TRX, kickboxing, boot camp, and tennis. It also offers massage services and healthy food options from the on-site cafeteria. The workouts are built on four concepts: Strength, Willpower, Endurance, Agility, and Transformation — spelling out ‘Sweat’. Clever. Before starting a journey with Sweat Army, the studio offers a body assessment for the clients to keep track of their journey and allow trainers to design a program catered to their client’s needs and keep track of their progress.
Prince Sultan Rd, Al Mohammadiyyah, Jeddah
Bringing together a restaurant, a concept store, and a yoga studio, Tahreek Space is a holistic establishment that focuses on wellness and clean eating. Opening soon as a collective space, Bliss Yoga Studio is a very calm and inviting place where yoga enthusiasts can rent out the venue for personal use or attend one of the classes to escape and connect with themselves.
Ground Floor, The Hub Mall, Prince Sultan Rd, As Salamah, Jeddah
+966 53 303 4240
Tamo Pilates is a studio offering a transformational journey through barre, yoga, and different pilates styles, depending on its clients’ needs. Both local and international trainers teach the classes and provide a different experience. Tamo, one of the world’s rarest and most treasured woods, is used in the minimalist design of the studio, making the overall experience and atmosphere zen and calming.
Prince Saud Al Faisal, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah