So you’re in Thailand and you’re enjoy the hustle and bustle of Phuket nightlife, maybe one too many Singtaos or Changs, you’ve been indulging in the delicious mouth-watering cuisine, or perhaps you’ve arrived in Thailand to escape the stresses of everyday life and you want to immerse yourself in a fitness camp or fitness experience. Look no further, this is the guide for you!
In this article we will look at the best gyms, fitness camps and bootcamps in and around Phuket to cater for your every need from yoga to the Thai martial art of Muay Thai. We will provide a rundown of the gyms and their facilities and also the cost of a day-pass ranging from budget to luxurious.
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Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club
One of the most expansive sports clubs in Phuket it has one of the most well-equipped gyms in Phuket with top-of-the-range facilities such as a full wellness area with Jacuzzis, saunas, and steam rooms where you can steam and soak away your aches and pains after a workout, you can use their football and rugby pitches as well as their tennis courts. There is also as an Olympic size swimming pool.
The gym itself is part of the Thanyapura hotels and aside from all of the above, you’ll find all the gym equipment and machinery you could ask for. This famous gym has attracted the likes of famous sportsmen and women such as Jenson Button and Maria Sharapova. Best of all, a day pass which allows you full access to all the facilities only costs 600 baht. They also host fitness camps and offer a number of packages including fitness and yoga.
Titan Fitness Chalong
This renowned fitness camp is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a transformational fitness regime with its motivated and dedicated trainers who will help you rid yourself of bad habits, poor diets and guide you to a healthier, fitter you! Packages include accommodation, healthy meals and access to their crossfit, Muay Thai, yoga and weightlifting facilities. The one-day pass only costs 800 baht making it an ideal option during your holidays. Take a look at their packages for longer stays.
RPM Health Club
This club situated in Phuket Town belongs to the Royal Phuket Marina and is perfect for those who are looking for a fantastically-equipped gym with classes galore, including Les Mills spinning, yoga, body combat and more. There are several floors of weights and strength training equipment and it even has its own tennis court! Unfortunately, this gym does not permit day-members or drop-in clients and the minimum membership is for 30 days, at a cost of 6,000 baht. Ideal if you’re planning on staying for a month or longer or work in Thailand as a digital nomad.
Nai Harn Gym
This Rawai gym offers plenty of machinery and is well-equipped, there are a whole array of machines to ensure that you’ll not have to wait in line to use the machines, surely one of the most frustrating things about gyms! There is an Olympic bench area and a weight area and the whole gym is spotless. A daily pass of 400 baht will allow you to access the gym for a day as well as free towels and bananas, so you can refuel post workout.
Unit-27 CrossFit Phuket
Missing your crossfit fix on your holidays? Unit 27 is the only gym in Phuket affiliated with official crossfit training and is the ideal place to work up a sweat. Here you will find the newest Olympic standard weightlifting equipment, an array of machines and the most modern and up-to-date crossfit equipment. With their motto of “Go hard or go home”, you can expect a tough workout that will leave you buzzing with adrenaline. After your gruelling workout you can head to their Swedish saunas or the brave can take a dip in the ice plunge pool. Booking is a must and you can get a day-pass for 400 baht.
Maximum Fitness & Combat Center Patong
Situated near Patong Beach this gym has it all for those who love combat sports. It specialises in combat and different styles of fight training and you can sign up for Muay Thai classes or MMA training under the guidance of their expert trainers. Aside from boxing there is also a variety of exercise machines to get your heart rate going. There are also yoga classes offered as well. Access for the day to this world-class gym costs only 400 baht, or if you would like to add yoga then it costs 550 baht per person.
Phuketfit is situated in a Thai-style resort and offers excellent facilities such as a restaurant serving up healthy dishes, yoga studio, swimming pool, a tough obstacle course, well-equpped circuit training facilities and boxing rings for Muay Thai. This pristine and comfortable gym offers retreats, detox, weightloss programs as well as intensive training programmes to cater for those who want to make serious changes to their personal fitness. For those who are planning on a shorter stay, a drop in costs only 200 baht and you can access all the facilities on site. It’s a bargain!
SmartGym Fitness Phuket
This branch of gyms is ideal for those on a tight budget, though it only costs 180 baht per day to access the facilities, it is one of the best value for money gyms around. Here you will find plenty of machines, six exercise bikes, eight treadmills and also steam rooms to ease your aching muscles.
The only downside is that it does not have any air conditioning, though its equipped with plenty of fans, which still makes for a sweaty workout.
FX Fitness Phuket
Situated in Rawai, this modern and well-equipped gym offers everything from bootcamps to personal training, they specialise in HIIT training and cross-training. Best of all is the tiny price which starts at 99 baht for one day, perfect for travellers who want to keep fit on their travels but are on a tight budget.
Sinbi Muay Thai Training Camp
If you’ve ever wanted to try Thai boxing or Muay Thai, this is the place to go, it was launched by the champion boxer Khun Sing, this camp situated in Rawai is a great facility which caters to Muay Thai boxers from novice to professional. You can also buy clothing and Muay Thai gear at the facility and they can also help you rent an apartment within a short stroll of the centre, within easy reach of the beach if you want to relax after a busy day of training. A two-hour class costs 500 baht or alternatively if you want to train one-to-one the cost of a session is 800 baht per hour, under the watchful guidance of a Muay Thai professional.
If you’re looking for an upmarket gym head to Kata Rocks hotel where you can enjoy yoga classes suitable for all ages, Thai boxing classes, ab and core workout classes, free weights and machines with cutting edge facilities. Centre around the philosophy of “functional training” and integrated with tech, you can use an intent application which syncs with the gym’s strength and cardio machines to keep you motivated whilst tracking your progress. You can also drop in for a class at 1,000 baht per person.