For anyone looking to take their first step to a healthier lifestyle, Bahrain has some of the best gyms, fitness clubs, and spas in the region! Here are just a few places to get your energy boost and relaxation fix…
Sheraton Fitness, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
Sheraton Fitness offers an exclusive membership that allows you to keep fit by providing you with strength and cardio equipment along with extensive recreational facilities. There’s a fully equipped gymnasium with state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines; a swimming pool with three lap lane floaters; a rooftop tennis court; and aerobic studio; sauna and steam rooms (separate for men and women); and a temperature controlled Jacuzzi. Personal trainers are also available. What’s great about this health club is that is also offers excellent massage therapies such as the East & West massage (BD35), the Hot Stone Massage (BD35), the Swedish Massage (BD25) and many more luxurious face, body and express treatments. Fitness and relaxation in one place – winner!
GO: Call 1753 3533 or visit www.sheratonbahrain. com/en/sheratonfitness for more information.
Bodylines Fitness & Wellness, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
Bodylines Fitness & Wellness is an inspiring health club, dedicated to meeting all your fitness requirements whilst making your training experience as fun and effective as possible. The fully equipped Fitness Centre offers a range of state of-the-art technology alongside highly qualified instructors who can offer lifestyle consultations and design bespoke physical fitness and wellness programmes to be followed independently, or in private training sessions. The mixed-use gym comprises of the best in training equipment including a cardiovascular area and free weights zone. You can work out at your own pace or through one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer. Group exercises such as spinning, boxing and yoga are also available. With all this choice, and help from experts, you’re guaranteed to find an activity to help you achieve your fitness goals.
GO: Call 1600 0111 or visit www.rotana.com/ artrotana for more information
Fitness First , Juffair Mall
This new premium club is kitted out to offer quality facilities, best-in-class exercise equipment and a great environment to workout and unwind. There’s also group exercise and spinning studios, a Core Juice Bar, freestyle, free weights and strength area with the latest functional training equipment as well as the revolutionary, multi-functional Synergy 360 training system and Escape Octagon Olympic Lifting platform. Internationally-certified fitness trainers are at hand, and you can also enjoy the energetic Les Mills group exercise sessions like Bodycombat, Bodypump, and Bodyattack to name but a few. Luxurous changing rooms with a steam, sauna and relaxation area, plus a member’s lounge offering free wi-fi and drinks, all make working out at Fitness First a real joy!
GO: Call 1746 7044 or visit www.fitnessfirstme. com for more information.
Westin Workout Fitness Centre, The Westin Bahrain City Centre
Power up at the Westin Workout fitness studio, open 24 hours a day, and decked out in state of- the-art cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights. Challenge yourself with a full array of modern equipment with the latest TechnoGym machines, all equipped with TV channels and internet – who said that workouts can’t be fun? As the gym is based in the Heavenly Spa area, various spa memberships are available which give you access to the temperature-controlled infinity pool, too, and you also get to use the spa facilities (Jacuzzi, sauna and steam), as well as the free valet parking, and getting discounts on treatments and complimentary day passes for family and friends. There’s nothing better than a workout followed by the spa. This is what you call a balanced lifestyle!
GO: Call 1717 1122 or visit www.westinbahraincitycentre.com for more information.
BodyZone, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
This health club offers unparalleled fitness and recreational facilities with excellent gymnasiums for men and women, a large variety of exercise classes like aerobics and bodypump, personal training sessions, and separate saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis and outdoor swimming pools. Enjoy two championship squash and tennis courts, as well as massage treatments, too. The club aims to promote a healthier and fitter lifestyle regardless of age and physique.
GO: Call 1771 3000 or visit www.gulfhotelbahrain.com for more information
BFit, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
The year-round climate in Bahrain, is perfect for fitness followers, and for corporate visitors needing to flex their muscles, and The Crowne Plaza Bahrain has one of the island’s premier fitness centres and health clubs, offering professional advice and supervision. There’s a fully-equipped gym, a sauna, outdoor swimming pool, and tennis, basketball and squash courts too, as well as treatment offerings for ultimate relaxation and health benefits.
GO: Call 1753 3992 or visit www.cp-bahrain.com for more information.
The Royal Country Club, Royal Golf Club Bahrain
This place has state-of-the-art indoor facilities including ladies and gents’ gymnasiums, saunas and steam rooms, a fitness studio, changing rooms
and lockers. Outside, enjoy the multi-purpose sports court, temperature-controlled swimming pool, children’s play area and beautifully landscaped gardens. One-on-one training and fun exercise classes such as Bollywood dance are also available.
GO: Call 1775 0777 or visit www.theroyalgolfclub.com for more information.
Kinetix Health Club, Elite Seef Residence
Located on the top floor with bright views overlooking the Seef District and beyond, Kinetics Health Club is fitted with the latest TechnoGym and Kinesis equipment with personal trainers always available for extra guidance or training. Kinetix is all about being “functionally fit” with a focus on personal goals and a clean, safe and positive environment to achieve them. Remember, good health equals a clear mind and spirit!
GO: Call 1758 3388 or visit www.elitegrouphotels.com for more information
If it’s fitness classes you want, this is the place to join! Based in Barbar, Oxygen is one of the largest gyms in Bahrain, covering over 1000sqms. This place has something for everyone; fitness newbies, the regulars, and the health enthusiasts. There’s top American-branded equipment, a great fitness studio and a must-try eucalyptus steam room and sauna.
GO: Call 1761 6165 or visit www.oxygengym.com for more information.
The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is the epitome of luxury. With a spacious, light and contemporary design, it’s easy to spend the whole day here. The Spa treatments are inspired by traditional holistic healing therapies from Asia, India and the Middle East. Using only ethically sourced ingredients, reflecting the power of nature as a source of wellness, they promote a deeper sense of connection and wellbeing. For those who need a break from working out, there’s the hammam and plenty of massage options to help soothe muscles. For those looking to detox, or get in shape, there are some really great body sculpting and firming treatments, alongside the cosy labyrinth that houses the changing rooms and spa facilities.
GO: Call 1711 5000 or visit www.fourseasons.com/bahrain for more information.
Rimal Spa, Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
At Rimal Spa, the aim is to forget the bustle of Bahrain and fall into a deep state of relaxation. There are 12 quality treatment rooms including single treatment suites, one double female suite and two traditional Turkish hammam suites with their own steam rooms and heated wet tables.To ensure privacy, the wellness facility offers segregated male and female wings with relaxation waiting areas where organic herbal infusions and fruit water are served. Treatments are exclusively designed, holistic and non-invasive, using London’s Harley Street Skin Care products and CACI non-surgical face and body lift machines. Voya marine products and signature treatments using seashells add a unique dimension to the spa, which also does its part to support green practices and halal-certified organic products.
GO: Call 1746 0000 or visit www.movenpick.com for more information.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
This spa has just revamped its menu, so there’s even more to look forward to at this haven of rejuvenation. Featuring ten treatment rooms, including one for couples, a ladies’ Thalasso therapy pool, spa boutique, sauna and steam rooms, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a complete and total escape at its beautiful location. Not only are the spa facilities beyond breathtaking, the new menu is packed with an extensive selection of invigorating treatments to cleanse, nourish and revitalise the body. These include a selection of Arabic rituals inspired from regional culture and local traditions, using a variety of natural oils such as Argan, Muscat, Rose and Amber. When you’re done working out, this place will happily add the finishing touches for healthy, glowing skin and for all-over relaxation, inside and out!
GO: Call 1758 6808 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com for more information
Nuzzled in the busy Adliya area, Dessange caters to women who are in need of some serious pampering. Its spa treatments are extremely effective and appealing for busy bodies who need to slow down a little, de-stress, and rejuvenate. There’s also a fabulous salon that takes care of your beauty needs, head-to-toe. Both staff and environment provide a very warm and welcoming ambience, and the affordable and fantastic spa and salon menu leaves every woman spoilt for choice. Try the 30-minute Hydro Therapy – Detox Ocean Bath, which is great for blood circulation, pain relief and setting the body into unwind mode. It’s the perfect treatment to pair with the 30-minute Moroccan Bath Body Scrub, for soft, supple skin. Ladies, this is your one-stop shop for the mind, body and soul.
GO: Call 1771 3999 for more information.
Royal Spa Al Areen Palace & Spa
When you enter Royal Spa, a feeling of serenity will greet you; the spa is big, beautiful and well designed. It takes inspiration from the gardens of the Royal Arabian palaces and spans in total 10,000sqms, being the largest in the Middle East. There are 12 Spa pavilions, each one with twin rain mist shower beds, infinity bathtubs and a private garden; a Hydrothermal Garden and Garden Hammam; a Ladies’ Beauty Garden; a Gentleman’s Salon, and extensive fitness and wellness facilities. Royal Spa has some good standout remedies for the face, hands, and feet too!
GO: Call 1784 5081 or visit www.alareenpalace.com for more information.
Vie Spa & Fitness, The Domain Hotel and Spa
This centrally-located urban wellness spa focuses on relaxation, rejuvenation, and revitalisation. The spa offers personalised massage therapies from different parts of the world, designed to soothe aches and pains, reduce muscle tension and stress, using potent natural oils. There are professional treatments aimed a making you look and feel younger with a powerful combination of nature and science, with natural plant-based, anti-ageing products combined with the latest cutting-edge facials. Fast, safe and healthy weight loss, and total body detox programmes of three to 30 days are also available.
GO: Call 1600 0000 or visit www.thedomainhotels.com for more information.
The Spa, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
The Spa at the Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa is 5,000sqft of pure serenity. Inspired by wellness techniques from around the globe, the spa features 12 plus treatment rooms with a unique selection of facials, massages and treatments designed specifically for women, men and couples. An extensive health club rounds out the experience with state-of-the-art equipment, an outdoor infinity pool, steam baths, saunas and several individually-designed exercise programmes. The Spa is a serene sanctuary for all with a Moroccan Hammam and some truly great treatments.
GO: Call 1711 1999 or visit www. rameegrandbahrain.com for more information.
Thalassa Sea & Spa, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Thalassa Sea & Spa is probably Bahrain’s best kept secret when it comes to wellbeing. This spa is a unique Thalasso therapy institute and luxury spa resort. Massages and treatments from oxygen bubbles to seaweed wraps use Aqua science products, with seawater being the main ingredient. There’s also a beach club with fitness facility So FIT, plus steam rooms, and tennis and squash courts, as well as an impressive pool. Maintain your fitness regime at So Fit gym, take a dip in the pool and then relax in the sauna and steam room. Treat yourself to the Lagoon Day Pass and enjoy the outdoor pool and beach area too.
GO: Call 1763 6399 or visit www.sofitel.com for more information.
SPA InterContinental , InterContinental Regency Bahrain
Located in the heart of Manama, SPA InterContinental holds not only a unique position but also a specially tailored menu of treatments, amongst which the massages are a must for anyone who needs a little pick-me-up. Try the unique Senses Candle Massage, with 100 per cent natural essential oil. Unlike conventional candles, these do not contain paraffin. They are formulated with Soy and Coconut Oil which provides a lower melting point. When this candle reaches a favourable temperature, the wax turns into silky oil, which is perfect to use for a massage because of its warmth – it’s a very comforting treatment indeed.
GO: Call 1722 7777 or visit www.ihg.com for more information.