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Best Gym In Chiang Mai

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Could anyone tell me if any of the hotels in Chiang Mai have top-tier fitness centers equal to the JW Marriot in Bangkok? Is there any place with equipment similar to Fitness First or California Wow? I just returned from Powerhouse which I was told was the best in Chaing Mai and found it only just adequate. Thanks!

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The gym on top of Rimping Superstore is supposed to be very well equiped.

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We looked around and I think that the equipment at Powerhouse is the best in town. I don't think that you'll find any better. The next best place ( in our opinion) is the gym above Rimping just as Ulysses has pointed out).

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Agreed. Those two places are the best in Chiang Mai.

The gym on top of Rimping supermarket near Novotel is called Fitness Thailand.

Nothing better available at the moment.

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i heard fitness thailand thats above rimping is building a new gym somewhere near carrefour. Chiangmai Business Park to be more precise with a swimming pool, and everything you can find in a good gym. anyone heard of this?

WorldClub at Hangdong was wonderful place to be at until it closed its doors end of last year to Grace Int. School.

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Yep, Powerhouse is probably the best here, although grossly inflated prices for what you get. Platinum Fitness is also a purpose-built gym, with pool and large sauna, just off the Mae Rim road and not bad. Neither have rowing machines though, which is quite poor considering the rates.

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Yep, Powerhouse is probably the best here, although grossly inflated prices for what you get. Platinum Fitness is also a purpose-built gym, with pool and large sauna, just off the Mae Rim road and not bad. Neither have rowing machines though, which is quite poor considering the rates.

jackr - where exactly is this platinum place? not very sure of that area except for the govt office where i do my work permit. also how much do they charge?

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How about the new place right across the street from the airport? Or is that one of the ones being discussed here?

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The one across from the airport is not as good as either Powerhouse or Fitness Thailand. I went there a month ago to check it out and came out rather unimpressed with the environment (stuffy smell, rather small room with a low ceiling, no limitation in memberships) and equipment (rather limited).

It is sufficient, but not great. On the other hand, as I recall, the price was not as high as the other two.

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Yep, Powerhouse is probably the best here, although grossly inflated prices for what you get. Platinum Fitness is also a purpose-built gym, with pool and large sauna, just off the Mae Rim road and not bad. Neither have rowing machines though, which is quite poor considering the rates.

jackr - where exactly is this platinum place? not very sure of that area except for the govt office where i do my work permit. also how much do they charge?

Turn onto the Mae Rim road from the superhighway and it's not far past the first major set of lights, on the right (opposite Lanna Golf Course) - within 2kms of the superhighway. It's not far from the Toyota showroom on that side and if you hit the new junction for the inner ring road (by the government buildings / prison), you've gone too far. After you've done a u-turn and heading back towards Chiang Mai, you'll eventually see a big white & yellow sign saying Platinum Fitness on the left. Turn left there and its aout 200m down that soi on the right. They're also fairly steep, with the off-peak rates coming in at about 10k. Nice pool and sauna though, and the girls ain't bad either. :o

I also heard the one by the airport was a bit pokey.

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They're also fairly steep, with the off-peak rates coming in at about 10k.

Could you make that price clearer. 10,000 bhat for what? I am in the USA headed for Thailand soon and have no idea what a good gym should cost there. What are the costs?

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They're also fairly steep, with the off-peak rates coming in at about 10k.

Could you make that price clearer. 10,000 bhat for what? I am in the USA headed for Thailand soon and have no idea what a good gym should cost there. What are the costs?

10,000 baht to use the gym equipment and facilities :o

Basically covers the use of all gym equipment for 12 months, as well as the swimming pool and sauna for 12 months...not rocket science :D

There are two types of gym - the ones we are talking about, which are in the top bracket and have all the facilities, and the traditional Thai ones, which are cheap (20 baht a go and cheap membership) and mainly have free weights and multigyms, but no air-con or creature comforts.

Many quality hotels also have half-decent gyms. Personally I wouldn't spend any more than 10k here for 12 months membership, although you'd be very hard pushed to find a good gym in the likes of Bangkok for that money.

Hope this helps.

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The gym on top of Rimping Superstore near Novotel is terrible and I would advise you to avoid it at all costs.

I used it for a day once (400 baht) and the equipment was sub-standard and limited.

There was no squat rack, a lack of discs for benching and the discs that were there were plastic filled with sand and didn't have what weight they were marked on them!!!!

there weren't many machines either, including no smiths machine in case you havent got a spotter for benching.

after that rip-off i tried a hotel gym near the centre (can't remember the name sorry). the weights were a lot better and the price included the pool too.

somebody in bangkok told me once there is an open air weights gym near Mike's Burgers for 40 baht per day, but i was never able to find it.............

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The gym on top of Rimping Superstore is supposed to be very well equiped.

I would think that since you live on a diet of Miguels and Dukes that you probably need a gym membership!

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The gym on top of Rimping Superstore near Novotel is terrible and I would advise you to avoid it at all costs.

I used it for a day once (400 baht) and the equipment was sub-standard and limited.

There was no squat rack, a lack of discs for benching and the discs that were there were plastic filled with sand and didn't have what weight they were marked on them!!!!

there weren't many machines either, including no smiths machine in case you havent got a spotter for benching.

after that rip-off i tried a hotel gym near the centre (can't remember the name sorry). the weights were a lot better and the price included the pool too.

somebody in bangkok told me once there is an open air weights gym near Mike's Burgers for 40 baht per day, but i was never able to find it.............

Yeah, I never liked that place. The one I go to has some new and excellent kit - loads of proper free weights, benches and machines (including a smiths machine), very clean place + shower and all for 20 baht a pop or 40 for non-members. Membership 500. 'City Gym' located not far off the Mae Rim road.

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