Gyms in Amman – Abdoun & Dabouq

If there’s one thing you won’t have trouble finding, it’s a gym in Amman. There are gyms in basically every neighborhood, so whether you’re looking for a gym nearby work or your house, you’ll have no issue.

For me, the most important thing about joining a gym is making sure it’s easy to get to, because if I have to sit through Amman traffic to go work out, then I will always choose the more convenient option – staying at home with a bar of chocolate (or two).

Below I have started a list of the gyms I have tried/ will try in and around the Dabouq and Abdoun areas, their location, description, price and my personal rating of their facilities.

gyms in abdoun dabouq

Gym Location Description & Price
Amyal Mecca Mall – 4th floor – map Mixed gym with separate ladies only gym – Strength and cardio equipment, group exercise classes, yoga studio, sauna.

My rating: 4/5 – brand new, huge selection of machines, great locker rooms, very clean and high-tech.

$$$

Intensiti 180 28 Mamdouh Sarayrah Street (behind Jaber Centre) – map
Mixed gym – MMA, boxing, cardio, weights, combat sports classes as well as cardio and conditioning sessions in addition to a 20ft cage, 18ft boxing ring, weights and first class cardio equipment. 

Classes schedule

My rating: 2/5 – gym felt very dark and not that comfortable.

$*

Fitness First Platinum (Abdoun) Complex No 22, Saed Abdo Shammout St 22 (next to Taj Mall) – map Mixed gym – 5000 sqm, 180+ pieces of strength and cardio equipment, 3 group exercise studios, 25 m long semi olympic indoor pool, 200 m long running track, 2 squash courts, sauna, steam, jacuzzi, 90+ group exercise classes per week, water fountains, towel service, personal training, group exercise classes including Les Mills classes.

My rating: 3/5 – a huge gym with many amenities, but overpriced.

Classes schedule

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One II One (Abdoun) Mahmoud Al-Karmi Street – map Only for personal training sessions.

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One II One (Dabouq) Dabouq Commercial Complex B, Juma Al Shebli St 8 (next to Crumz) – map Mixed gym – Personal trainers, cardio and weights equipment, group exercise classes.

My rating: 3/5 – I like the selection of classes, but the gym is not very modern and the locker room isn’t comfortable.

$$

Flex (Khalda Circle) Karadsheh Plaza, Wasfi Al Tal St 222 (same building as KFC) – map Mixed gym and also ladies only hours – Cardio and weights equipment, very small selection of group exercise classes.

My rating: 1/5 – old machines, barely any classes, not a modern gym.

$

Gold’s Gym Al-Aayan Street (next to City Mall) – map Opening in April 2017.

Mixed gym – Personal trainers, cardio and weights equipment, group exercise classes, swimming pool, indoor track, boxing ring, Kid’s Club.

Classes schedule

$$$$

Magma (Abdoun) Youssef Al-Khazaaela St. – map Mixed gym – Four floors, 1,600m2 of resistance training machines, free weights, entertainment- and internet-enabled cardio machines, fully lit indoor/outdoor walking track, rooftop fitness classes.

My rating: 4/5 – panoramic views of Amman while you workout, very clean, great locker rooms (they even provide shampoo and body gel). Downside: too expensive!

$$$$

MATRIX Gym (Abdoun)  Orthodox Club – map Mixed gym – Cardio & weights machines, dance classes, Jiu Jitsu, boxing. sauna, steam room, swimming pool.

My rating: 2/5 – old gym equipment and locker rooms are not modern.

$$

VegaFit 079 King Hussein Business Park – map Mixed gym – 5000 m2, cardio & weights machines, group exercise classes, semi-olympic swimming pool (not mixed), squash, cafeteria. At an additional cost – basketball & volleyball court, tennis, football field.

My rating: 4/5 – Great, brand new facilities. The only downside is the locker rooms are a bit small.

$$$

VegaFit Khalda Wasfi At-Tall Street (above Carrerfour Khalda) – map Separate gyms for men & women (not mixed) – 3000 m2, cardio & weights machines, group exercise classes, personal training, child care center, sauna, steam room, free parking.

My rating: 3/5 – Very clean and new facilities. Great option if you do not want a mixed gym.

$$

VegaFit Mecca Street Noufan Al Odwan St. (off Mecca St) – map Separate gyms for men & women (not mixed) – 17,000 m2, cardio & weights machines, group exercise classes, personal training, outdoor running track, swimming pool, sauna/steam rooms and jacuzzis.

My rating: 4/5 – Great option if you do not want a mixed gym.

$$

Vega Fit (Dabouq) Wasfi At-Tall St (above Jewar Supermarket) – map Ladies only gym – group classes, cardio, machines, free weights, personal training.

$$

My rating: 1/5 – The facilities were falling apart. Wires hanging everywhere, machines too close together, locker rooms old and not comfortable.

Trainers
Abdullah Ghosheh Street (near 7th Circle) map
Mixed gym – group classes, cardio, machines, free weights, personal training, nutritionist, jacuzzi, massage, free towel service, private parking.

$

My rating: 3/5 – This gym may not have the newest equipment and facilities, but the prices are great and it has a good, friendly atmosphere.

*Price Key:

  • $ (< 50 JD/month)
  • $$  (50-75 JD/month)
  • $$$ (75-100 JD/month)
  • $$$$ (>100 JD/month)

Am I missing any? Comment below and let me know!


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