An active lifestyle comes with a lot of advantages. First, it provides a break from work or sitting at home all day, whenever you work remotely. Taking a break to go for a walk or a short run in your neighborhood will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work. Also, it is great for your overall health and well-being, helping with bodily functions such as digestion, healthy weight loss, as well as good sleep.
For some, doing their own workouts at home or around their home area is the perfect way to stay fit. Others, on the other hand, prefer going to the gym and working alongside a professional trainer. Together with your gym visits, you can also wind down at the spa or a massage parlour. Here are some spots in Syokimau that offer these services.
1. Rolex Gym and Health Club
Rolex Gym and Health Club is the ideal place to work out for those living around Pridelands, since it will not require a hectic commute to the shopping centre, unlike most of the other fitness centers in Syokimau.
Working hours: 5am to 9pm daily. Open from 6am to 7pm on Saturdays. Open from 11am to 7pm on Sundays.
Google Rating: 5.0 stars, (2 reviews)
2. Ruby’s Spa & Nail Parlour
This spa offers a variety of massage services, including a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage. Those looking for a place with aromatherapy experts can also visit Ruby’s Spa and try out their sessions. You can combine your spa day with a visit to their nail salon for a manicure or a pedicure.
Location: Jempark Complex, next to Sheshe Gardens, Mlolongo
Working hours: 7:30 am to 7pm daily. Closes at 7:30 pm on Sundays. Open from 9am to 8pm on Saturdays, and 10am to 7pm on Sundays
Contacts: 0728 177064
Google Rating: 5.0 stars, (1 review)
3. Lush Spa (Syokimau)
Lush Spa is a family owned and operated beauty parlour with highly trained therapists for all your essential spa services. You can book a massage appointment in advance by calling or visiting their website.
Location: Kingsland Park Syokimau, Katani road
Working hours: 9am to 8pm daily. Open from 10am to 7pm on weekends
Contacts: 0705 230035
Google Rating: 4.7 stars, (15 reviews)
4. Out Door Pursuits Kenya (Endurance Fun Club)
Outdoor Pursuit is the best alternative for those who prefer getting their exercise outdoors, and not within enclosed spaces like gyms. With activities such as bike riding, you can keep fit while still enjoying a fun day out with like-minded friends.
Location: Syokimau, Nairobi
Working hours: 6am to 8pm daily
Contacts: 0705 514901
Google Rating: 4.6 stars, (11 reviews)
5. Fusion Spa Kenya
Fusion Spa is conveniently accessible for people living around or close to Signature Mall. The mall has sufficient parking space and you can have a gym session then run your shopping errands later, in the same location.
Location: Signature Mall, 2nd Floor Mombasa road, Mlolongo
Working hours: 8am to 8pm daily, opens at 10am on Sundays
Contacts: 0785 509264
Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (23 reviews)
6. Switch Fitness Centre
Switch features open spaces where you can train alongside a fitness instructor, without needing any equipment. For those who want to train using equipment, the gym has different machines at your disposal.
Location: Mombasa Road, Mlolongo
Working hours: 5am to 9pm daily. 7am to 7pm on Saturdays, and 11am to 7pm on Sundays
Contacts: 0729 573656
Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (4 reviews)
7. Thabiti Health and Fitness Centre
If you are a fan of aerobics as a form of exercise, then this is just the gym for you. They offer classes from as early as 5am on weekdays so you can work out before heading to work. Additionally, they have a variety of equipment for strength training and resistance training exercises.
The facility offers clean showers and changing areas, and protein shakes plus other nutritional supplements for sale.
Location: St Timothy Road, Syokimau.
Working hours: 5am to 9pm daily. 7am to 6pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays
Contacts: 0702 348348
Google Rating: 4.2 stars, (111 reviews)
8. Bliss Park Gym and Spa
Combine the convenience of a gym and a spa under one roof by visiting Bliss Park. Aside from the standard gym equipment and workout spaces, they also have a barbershop and a salon where you can have your beauty routines done.
Location: Syokimau/Mlolongo, Mombasa Road, Machakos
Working hours: 8am to 5pm daily. Closes at noon on Saturday, closed on Sundays
Contacts: 0733 999910
Google Rating: 4.2 stars, (34 reviews)
9. Next Level Fitness Gym and Spa
At about Kshs 6000 per month for membership, you can enjoy the variety of amenities and facilities available at Next Level Fitness. They have professional fitness instructors to help you achieve your fitness goals. They also have a steam bath as well as a sauna
Location: Gateway Mall, Syokimau
Working hours: 6am to 8pm daily, opens at 7:30 am to 6pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays
Contacts: 0740 140130
Google Rating: 4.2 stars, (16 reviews)
10. Powerhouse Gym
This gym is located a bit far from the main Syokimau town or shopping centre area, so it is a better alternative for those staying closer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the surrounding neighborhood.
They open very early in the morning and you can start working out at dawn.
Location: Airport North Road
Working hours: 5am to 10pm daily. Open from 8am to 8pm on Sundays
Contacts: 0720 289811
Google Rating: 4.1 stars, (55 reviews)
The right gym, spa, or massage parlour for you will depend on your personal preferences and your lifestyle. If you want to work out regularly and need some help with the weights, then a gym membership is a great idea. It is also the right option if you like to have a community of people to work out with. The massage parlours and spas all offer different prices and services so call for more information if you need to find something that works for you.