Afraid of looking a trifle wobbly on the sands this summer? The perfect beach body is just a gym membership away. Here are some of the city’s best deals
SPECIAL DEAL AT LIFESTYLES ON 26!
Until the end of May, LIFESTYLES ON 26 at Centara Grand at CentralWorld Bangkok is offering monthly membership for students at just B2,400 per person. What's more, yoga, yoga fly, pilates, Zumba dance, Aero boxing, Thai boxing and HIIT classes at just B250 per session. Tel: 02 100 6299 www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cgcw
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. Prices range from B7,000 per month for a short-term membership to B95,000 for a four-year platinum membership.
All memberships officially begin on the 1st or 16th of the month. 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.
Level 6 and 7 The Ascott Sathorn, 187 South Sathorn Rd.
Tel: 02 676 6969 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
The Aspire Club
AN easy to follow pricing structure means you can focus on what really matters at this popular fitness center near Asok BTS. You pay only for what you use, so this means rates such as B600 for a one day pass; B1,900 for a one week unlimited pass; B2,900 for monthly gym only pass; B3,900 for monthly Bootcamp only pass; and B4,900 for crossfit only pass. Pay B5,900 for the Titanium pass, and you’ll get unlimited access to Aspire Club’s renowned training sessions and group training. If you’re really serious about getting in shape, it’s worth every baht.
The Aspire Building, 348/2 Sukhumvit Rd (Asoke BTS station). Tel: 02 229 4114 www.fitcorpasia.com
WE Fitness Society
ANOTHER newcomer to Bangkok’s fitness scene, We Fitness now operates four branches in town, each equipped with the latest gym equipment and offering a wide range of cardio classes, dance classes, mind and body classes, yoga classes, cycling classes, and more. At time of writing gym memberships were around B25,000 per year.
Ratchayothin Tel: 02 515 3699 / Sukhumvit (Ekkamai)
Tel: 02 785 3939 / Esplanade-Ratchada
Tel: 02 640 3939 / Pinklao Tel: 02 119 3399
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 expect prices to range from B2,100 per month up to B34,696 for a 12-month Platinum Lifestyle membership. Group exercise classes can be joined at no extra cost.
Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd.
Tel: 02 610 6777
The British Club Bangkok
FOUR membership categories are available at this longstanding club on Silom Road: Annual membership, Ordinary and Associate membership, Country membership (for people who reside outside a radius of 80 kilometers from the club), and Non-voting ordinary members (for short stay members who want to pay by installment over a period of 12 months). Rates range from B26,042 per year for single members under 30, to B109,768 per year for a family pass. Alongside its fitness center, The British Club also boasts cricket nets, a multipurpose sports court, a 25m swimming pool, four tennis courts, and three squash courts.
Great value for money!
Silom Soi 18 / 189 Surawongse Rd. Tel: 02 234 0247 www.britishclubbangkok.org
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 B350 for a 30 minute class (drop in rate) to B51,200 for an eight week transformation package (featuring four personal training sessions per week).
RSU Tower, 3rd Floor, Sukhumvit 31 Rd.
Tel: 02 662 1618 www.tbtlab.com
Clark Hatch Fitness Center
EXERCISING in Silom isn’t just limited to runs around Lumpini Park or joining its free-for-all aerobics sessions. Head to Clark Hatch at Thaniya Plaza and you’ll find top-quality equipment, a salt-water swimming pool, boxing and kickboxing classes, Yoga, Pilates, and more facilities aimed at getting you in tip-top condition. Prices range from B500 for a day pass to B22,800 for annual membership. Visit the gym’s website and you can even register for a free one-day pass.
9F Thaniya Plaza, 52 Silom Rd (connected to BTS Sala Daeng station). Tel: 02 231 2250 www.clarkhatchthaniya.com
THIS new state-of-the-art fitness center features the latest Technogym Artis range of cardio equipment, which can keep track of your progress via an app on your mobile phone. Factor in a 20 meter pool, Kinesis, high intensity interval training, Virtual indoor cycling classes, Powerplate classes, sleep pods, a 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). Activation Fee: B3,000. Weekly Fee: B645.
Empire Tower, South Sathorn Road. Tel: 02 770 9772 www.virginactive.co.th
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 B2,899 per month.
Exchange Tower Tel: 0 2610 0666 Zen@CentralWorld Tel: 0 2610 0999 Esplanade Ngamwongwan-Kaerai
Tel: 0 2831 0999 www.truefitness.co.th