Author : Lee Ah-Rin (December 3, 2016)
Bangkokians are becoming increasingly health-conscious. Gyms and fitness centers are opening up everywhere around town lately. Check out our list of 5 gyms that are easily accessible by BTS for those looking to get in shape!
Sent straight from England, this fitness franchise is arguably the best there is in Bangkok. Offering world class facilities, Virgin Active has everything you can imagine. Highlights include power plate machines for whole body vibration, high altitude studio to accelerate calories burning, rock climbing walls, and even sleeping pods for those in need of a refreshing nap. Members can also enjoy their salt room after a workout session, said to help those with allergies. Although the membership fees are high, you definitely get what you pay for.
Location: Empire Tower, Emquartier, Westgate, Siam Discovery, Eastville
Fitness First is probably one of the most common gym franchise in Thailand with over 20 branches. The most popular ones are their Siam Paragon and Terminal 21. Platinum members are able to use the facilities at any branches. In addition to cardio and weight machines, FF also offers fitness classes as well. Extremely convenient for those who live close to the mall or popular attractions.
Two branches close to the BTS are at Thonglor and Ekkamai. WE fitness offers yoga and other fitness classes for its members. Highlights include octagon-shaped boxing ring, Synergy360 and T25 machines
The most popular True Fitness branches are at Central World and Exchange Tower (BTS Asoke). Facilities here are pretty standard, with cardio and weight machines. The gym offers towel service for its members as well. Over 30 fitness classes are offered for those who prefer group exercises.
As the name suggests, TOC offers more than just a gym. Members can take advantage of salt-water pool, basketball court, tennis and squash court, sauna, and even a library. This all-inclusive Olympic-standard facility is located inside Pathumwan Princess hotel next to MBK Center.
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