In recent years the impressive Sol Beni sports complex, home to Ivory Coast’s most successful football club, Asec Mimosas, has opened its training centre doors to the public. The modern headquarters at the club that gave the world football stars like Gervinho, Salomon Kalou and Yaya Toure, boasts a fitness centre (bikes, step, multi-gym, cross-trainer), two tennis courts, an outdoor and indoor pool, as well as 10 hectares of facilities for outdoor games; football, beach volleyball, handball and basketball. The emphasis is on activities for children and families, and the facilities are intimate as befits an upmarket part of the city. There’s a good variety of fitness classes from yoga, dance, pilates, martial arts to body pump, aero dance and self-defence. The club is currently expanding its public facilities and is planning to open a restaurant, hotel and a health centre in the near future.
Monday, 11 February 2013 14:25
Published in Sport & Lifestyle