Looking for a place that can help your heart pumping and push you to your limits in the Asian City of Angels? Well, we know how much of a hassle it can be to source for a gym that is convenient, reasonably priced, and offers the services and equipment you need. To help alleviate the stress of having to scour through lists of gym websites online, here is a compiled list of 5 top hardcore gyms in Bangkok.
1. Muscle Factory Bangkok
Soi Sukhumvit 56, Bangkok 10260, Thailand
Remember the shots of Gold’s Gym in Pumping Iron? Visiting Muscle Factory in Bangkok is perhaps the closest thing you’ll get to hitting up that legendary gym in California without having to cross an ocean. It’s huge, comes complete with personal lockers and shower facilities, and is only a 10-minute walk from Onnut MRT station.
2. We Fitness Society
1239 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Some people have compared We Fitness to Planet Fitness in the USA, but Planet Fitness doesn’t have an MMA cage! With plenty of free weights and machines to choose from, you won’t find the place lacking if your aim is to get fighting fit.
3. The Aspire Club (CrossFit BK)
348/2 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
CrossFitters will be glad to have a place like CrossFit BK to train at, given that its location is right beside Asoke BTS. If CrossFit isn’t your game, there’s also the equally impressive Aspire Club to enjoy. Athletes can also make use of Aspire’s Simulated Altitude Training to achieve greater training results.
4. Training Ground Bangkok
36/2 Soi Sukhumvit69 Sukhumvit Rd. North Prakanong Wattana Bangkok 10110
3798 Rama 4 Rd, Klong Tan, Klong Toie, Bangkok 10110
Training Ground’s focus is mainly centred on CrossFit and CrossFit-style boot camps, which fit in very well with its warehouse aesthetic. They also conduct yoga classes – handy for active recovery days in between training sessions. Membership options vary on what you want to do, so there’s no worry about paying for features you don’t intend to use.
5. Power Zone Gym
Soi 23 Prachasongkroh, Din Dang, Bangkok, Thailand 10400
Owned by 5-time Mr Thailand, 2-time IFBB World Champion and 2-time Mr Asia Khun Sitthi Charoenrith, you can bet that this gym has everything you could possible ask for when it becomes to building muscle. The fact that a good deal of patrons there are themselves competitive bodybuilders is a testament to its pedigree. Prices are reasonable too – 400 baht for a week-pass.
Finding a hardcore gym that fits the bill is somewhat akin to finding the right partner in a relationship – it may take some trial and error before you find the one. However, why not start with the gym on this list that is the closest to either your workplace or home? Once you’ve found the perfect match, the world will be your oyster, and nothing will be able to stop you from achieving your fitness goals and aspirations.