We know that finding the time to fit in some good, heart-pumping exercise is hard to come by when you have kids. When you do get a few moments to yourself, you may not feel like spending them at a gym. Luckily, there are some great sport centres and exercise classes in Kigali that can guarantee you a good workout.
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Cercle Sportif is a fitness centre in Rugunga. There are six clay tennis courts, along with a basketball court, football field and large swimming pool. This is a great and inexpensive place to do some family sports!
KK 2 Ave, Kigali
If you’re looking for a more relaxing form of exercise, Yego Yoga is a pop up yoga studio in Kigali located at various different locations around town. They offer weekday and weekend classes, and private and small group classes also. Drop-ins are welcome, so there is no need to sign up in advance. Yoga and Pilates classes are Rwf 5000 and Hot Yoga classes are Rwf 7000 per session, including the use of a yoga mat.
Amahoro Boxing Club
Recommended by one of our readers, the boxing classes at Amahoro Stadium are one of the best high-intensity workouts in town. The classes are hosted outside at Amahoro Stadium on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 to noon. The class usually meets inside the stadium in an alcove at one end of the track.
It starts with a warm-up jog, sprints, stairs, physicals, then five short rounds of boxing, and finally abs and stretching. It's an excellent class for people who enjoy high-intensity workouts or want to work on their abs! There's also great camaraderie among the group, with a mix of men and women, making this a great break from your busy work and family routine.
Amahoro Stadium, Remera
Head coach Maurice: +250 788 859 071
Kigali Hash House Harriers Running Club
Kigali Hash House Harriers is a social group of expatriates and Rwandans, including men and women of all ages, that meet every Saturday to get some exercise, visit various corners of Kigali and Rwanda, and enjoy post-exercise refreshment and the company of others.
They have groups for both runners and walkers. If the weekly event is in Kigali, the normal meeting time is 3:00pm for a 3.30pm out. If the Hash is outside of Kigali, times may change. The weekly fee is Rwf 2,500 per person which covers water, sodas, and beer (and if you're very well behaved - post hash brochettes).
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