DECKED out with top-of-the-range machines and equipment, this private health club on levels 6 and 7 of The Ascott Sathorn offers membership packages to suit all exercising needs. The club prides itself in having a team of personal trainers who not only excel in their chosen area of expertise, but are able to motivate, educate and guide members to long term fitness and conditioning, including offering advice on nutrition and lifestyle changes for your long term health and happiness. More than just a fitness centre, Cascade Club also has an integrated spa, and Aldo’s Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar is located just above the gym. The monthly dues for all members are B2,000. Entrance fees vary depending on the membership category you choose and prevailing special offers at the time of joining.
Level 6 and 7 The Ascott Sathorn, 187 South Sathorn Rd. 02 676 6969. cascadeclubandspa.com
ADVERTISING itself as a ‘playground’ of fitness, The Lab offers high intensity training programmes designed to get you in shape faster than you can shout ‘Cake, please!’ Well, almost. From TRX strength training and Beach body classes, to Lab circuit training and Warrior workouts, there’s something for everyone here, just be prepared to sweat like you’ve never sweat before. A wide range of packages are on offer, ranging from B400 for a 30 minute class (drop in rate) to B54,400 for an eight week transformation package (featuring four personal training sessions per week). The LAB has two locations: Sukhumvit 31, and a brand new venue on Silom (second floor of the NST One Building, next to Sala Daeng BTS station). Opening membership starts at B2,400 per week; B4,500 per month.
Energy Bootcamp Studio
Nuam Complex Building, Sukhumvit Soi 33. energybkk.com
AS one of the largest privately owned health clubs in the world, it’s no surprise many branches of Fitness First can be found scattered throughout Bangkok. There are more membership tiers than you can shake a dumbbell at, but you can expect the price to start at B2,105 per month for a 12-month Premium Club membership. Membership includes free access to all exercise classes.
The Racquet Club
Sukhumvit 49/9. 02 119 7200. rqclub.com
WE Fitness Society
WE Fitness now operates six branches in Bangkok – Ratchayothin, Ekamai, Esplanade-Ratchada, Pinklao, and J Avenue Thonglor – each equipped with the latest gym equipment and offering a wide range of cardio classes, dance classes, mind and body classes, yoga classes (basic, ashtanga, power), cycling classes, and more.
61/22 Sukhumvit Soi 26 (Aree Townhouse Sub-Soi, near K Village and Big C). maxfitbangkok.com.
WITH four branches in key locations – Empire Tower, EmQuartier, Central WestGate, Siam Discovery – Virgin Active offers the latest Technogym Artis range of cardio equipment, which can keep track of your progress via an app on your mobile phone. Factor in Kinesis, high intensity interval training, Virtual indoor cycling classes, Powerplate classes, sleep pods, climbing wall, and free personal training for up to eight weeks, and there are plenty of ways for you to get in shape here (well, the sleep pods don’t count, obviously). Six month membership starts at B625++ per week. A 12 month option is available at the Empire Tower, EmQuartier and WestGate Fitness Clubs starting at B525++ per week (activation fees apply).
Empire Tower, South Sathorn Road. Tel: 02 770 9772 virginactive.co.th
Golden Bell Fitness
ALONGSIDE a large gym equipped with cardio and muscle-building machines, Golden Bell Fitness also offers a wide range of dance classes (such as Mixed Dance and Zumba), Yoga and Anti-Gravity Yoga, cycling classes and more. Physiotherapy and several courses to promote healthy living are also available. Prices range from B500 for a Day Pass to B24,000 for annual membership.
608 Thanon Rat Burana. 02 816 6488. goldenbellfitness.co.th
Lifestyles on 26
IF you like to combine your gym sessions with a shopping spree and a massage, this well-equipped gym on the 26th floor of the Centara Grand at CentralWorld (next to CentralWorld Shopping Mall) is well worth a look, especially as it’s just launched a special promotion which includes one year of spa membership, too. To qualify, simply buy an individual fitness membership package (priced B46,000 for one year) and you’ll receive the spa’s heavenly care package (valued at B18,000). Benefits of fitness membership include, amongst others, a free sports bag, 20 drinks vouchers, and one dining voucher at The World Restaurant for two persons.
999/99 Rama 1 Rd. 02 100 1234 #6113.
THREE branches of True Fitness can be found in Bangkok – Exchange Tower, CentralWorld, and Esplanade Ngamwongwan-Kaerai. All feature a full range of fitness equipment, aerobics and yoga classes, and personal trainers. Head to the Exchange Tower Branch, and you’ll also find a spa and café. At time of writing rates were B1,600 per month inclusive of Yoga classes at Exchange Tower..
Clark Hatch Fitness Center
CLARK Hatch at Thaniya Plaza (Silom Rd., next to Sala Daeng BTS station) features top-quality gym equipment, a salt-water swimming pool, boxing and kickboxing classes, Yoga, Pilates, and more facilities aimed at getting you in tip-top condition. Monthly membership starts at B3,350. Visit the gym’s website and you can even register for a free
The Aspire Club
OPERATED by Fitcorp Asia, a leading personal fitness and lifestyle coaching company based in Bangkok, and located within walking distance of Asok BTS station, The Aspire Club offers a choice of personal training programs, boot camp packages, golf fitness, youth fitness, altitude training, CrossFit workouts (conducted on the club’s 2,500 sq ft Rooftop Outdoor Gym), and more programs designed to get you in shape – and fast. Membership packages vary in price and allow you to pay only for what you use – whether that’s gym only, CrossFit only, personal training only, or a combination package or unlimited full access.
The Aspire Building, 348/2 Sukhumvit Rd
(Asoke BTS station). theaspireclub.com