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Top 5 Best Gyms in Bangkok (2024)

Updated: Apr 8

Dennis Romatz award winning personal trainer and owner of Dennis Romatz in Bangkok takes you into the world of commercial gyms in Bangkok and gives his take on the best of the best when it comes to full services spots to get your swoll on.


This, is your complete guide to the "Top 5 Best Gyms in Bangkok".


Bangkok has witnessed a remarkable surge in the popularity of fitness in recent years, with an ever-growing number of individuals embracing a healthier and more active lifestyle. The city's vibrant and dynamic atmosphere, coupled with the rising awareness of the importance of physical well-being, has fueled the fitness craze among its residents both Thais and Expats alike. These days, Bangkok offers a wide range of options of gyms to cater to every individual's preferences and goals. Seems there's gym on every corner giving 7/11 a run for it's money! Whether it's the quest for a sculpted physique, massive muscles, increased fitness or improved metabolic health, the popularity of fitness in Bangkok continues to grow, transforming the city into a hub of health, fitness, wellness and physical empowerment.


The purpose of this blog is to serve as a valuable resource for readers who are actively searching for their own version of "best gym in Bangkok" or at least a gym that aligns with their health & fitness goals, the equipment they prefer whether it be machines, free weights or cardio, amenities such as supplement on offer, type of music, general patron demographic and convenient location.

Perhaps you're looking for a well stocked gym with all the amenities such as certified personal trainers. If this is your priority, you'll do be best served at my #1 ranked gym in Bangkok which has both Thai and foreign personal trainers.



Let's take a closer look at my top 5 best gyms in Bangkok


 


1. MUSCLE FACTORY

muscle factory gym bangkok
Muscle Factory Gym Bangkok

Located in the bustling Sukhumvit area, this gym stands out as a haven for bodybuilders. With an extensive selection of machines and weights, including top-of-the-line equipment from renowned brands like Life Fitness, TechnoGym, and Hammer Strength, this facility caters to individuals seeking a hard core bodybuilding and hypertrophy based training experience. The gym has a decent number of Life Fitness cardio machines, such as treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes and ensures a well-rounded workout for cardio for those wanting to burn calorie, work on VO2 and increase fitness levels.


The real star of the show is the abundance of free weights and dumbbells providing ample opportunities for strength training and muscle development.


For those in need of post-workout nourishment, the gym features a convenient food bar offering healthy options, alongside a selection of supplements to support muscle gains and fitness goals.


Step into this gym, and you'll be captivated by its "train insane or stay the same" atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for any bodybuilding enthusiast.


Noteworthy: I see a lot of Swoll lifters in Muscle Factory. This place is conducive for getting BIG! The constant comments I hear are "best gym in Thailand"...and I completely agree.


Location: 144, 144 / Sukhumvit Soi 56 Yak 3-1, Bangchak, 2 Soi Sukhumvit 56 Intersection 3-1, Bang Chak Subdistrict, Phra Khanong District, Bangkok 10260

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6:30am - 11pm / Sat. & Sun. 7am - 10pm

Prices: The price of a membership at Muscle Factory varies depending on the length of the membership. A one-month unlimited membership costs 4,500 baht, a three-month unlimited membership costs 13,500 baht, and a six-month unlimited membership costs 27,000 baht.

Phone: 023315277



 

2. ELITE TRAINING CENTER

Elite training CEnter Bangkok
Elite Training Center Bangkok


In addition to its convenient location in the heart of Sukhumvit, this gym is a paradise for bodybuilders and individuals looking to achieve a well-toned physique. It boasts an open gym layout equipped with cutting-edge workout technology, offering over 50 stations to cater to various exercise routines. Moreover, the gym provides a diverse range of non-combat Muay Thai-inspired classes, such as Elite Fight Fit and Muay Thai 10, which are immensely popular among both men and women. To enhance the overall experience, the facility features a healthy kitchen, a rooftop swimming pool, and a cozy atmosphere akin to an in-house tropical garden.


Furthermore, this gym offers an ample selection of machines targeting every muscle group, ensuring comprehensive workouts for its members. Additionally, it provides a decent assortment of dumbbells, catering to different strength levels and exercise preferences. For those seeking more dynamic training, the gym offers a variety of equipment, including tires for flipping, fitness ropes, kettlebells, slam balls, medicine balls, plyo boxes, and weighted sleds. These resources further enhance the versatility of workouts and contribute to a well-rounded fitness experience.

They also have a personal training program.


Location: 758/22 Water Diamond Tower, Sukhumvit 30/1 Alley, Khlong Tan, Khlon Toei, Bangkok, 10110

Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-10pm, Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am-9pm

Prices: The price of a membership at Elite Fitness varies depending on the length of the membership. A one-month unlimited membership costs 3,900 baht, a three-month unlimited membership costs 11,700 baht, and a six-month unlimited membership costs 23,400 baht.

Phone: 02 661 3546



 

3. WE FITNESS

WE Fitness Bangkok
WE Fitness Bangkok

WE Fitness is a popular chain of gyms with locations all over Bangkok. They offer a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, HIIT, and strength training. They also have a personal training program.


The gym is spacious and well-equipped, with state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment. They also have a variety of specialized equipment, such as a boxing ring, a spin room, and a yoga studio.


The classes at WE Fitness are led by experienced and qualified instructors. They offer a variety of class styles to suit all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced.

The classes at WE Fitness are led by experienced and qualified instructors. They offer a variety of class styles to suit all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced.


Location: 2nd Floor, Major Sukhumvit-Ekkamai, Next to BTS Ekkamai Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, 10110

Hours: Monday-Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-10pm

Prices: WE Fitness prices vary depending on the length of the membership and the type of membership. Here are some of the prices for WE Fitness memberships:

  • One-month unlimited membership: 4,900 baht

  • Three-month unlimited membership: 13,700 baht

  • Six-month unlimited membership: 27,400 baht

  • One-year unlimited membership: 54,800 baht

Phone: 02 059 3939



 


4. FITNESS FIRST

fitness first terminal 21 bangkok
Fitness First Terminal 21 Bangkok

Fitness First is one of the most popular gyms in Bangkok, with over 20 locations across the city. They offer a wide range of fitness facilities and services, including:

  • State-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment

  • Group fitness classes in a variety of styles, including yoga, Pilates, HIIT, and Zumba

  • Personal training

  • Childcare

  • Saunas and steam rooms

  • Swimming pools

Fitness First gyms are clean and well-maintained, and the staff are friendly and helpful. They offer a variety of membership options to suit all budgets and needs.


Location: Termnal 21 Location: 6th Floor, Soi 19, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.

You can also use the following coordinates to find the gym:

  • Latitude: 13.747910

  • Longitude: 100.558080

Hours: Monday to Friday: 6am to 11pm Saturday: 8am to 10pm

Sunday: 8am - 9pm

Prices: One-month unlimited membership: 1,390 baht

  • Three-month unlimited membership: 4,170 baht

  • Six-month unlimited membership: 8,340 baht

  • One-year unlimited membership: 16,680 baht



 


5. VIRGIN ACTIVE

virgin active gym emquartier bangkok
Virgin Active Emquartier Bangkok

Virgin Active is a chain of gyms that operates in over 20 countries around the world. They have 3 gyms in Bangkok.


Virgin Active gyms offer a variety of membership options, including monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships. They also offer a variety of classes, including yoga, Pilates, spin, and Zumba.


If you are looking for a high-quality gym with a great range of facilities and classes, then Virgin Active is a good option.


Here are some of the pros and cons of Virgin Active gyms in Bangkok:

Pros:

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • Wide range of classes

  • Friendly and professional staff

  • Convenient locations

Cons:

  • Can be expensive

  • Can be crowded during peak hours

Overall, Virgin Active gyms in Bangkok are a good option for those who are looking for a high-quality gym with a great range of facilities and classes. However, they can be expensive and crowded during peak hours.


Location: The Emquartier Shopping Complex

Hours: Monday - Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-9pm

Prices: One-month unlimited membership: 2,515 baht

  • Three-month unlimited membership: 7,545 baht

  • Six-month unlimited membership: 15,090 baht

  • One-year unlimited membership: 30,180 baht


 


Summary

There is a plethora of well-equipped gyms in Bangkok that could easily be in someone else's "top 5 best gyms in Bangkok" list. At the end of the day the "best gym" is the gym that serves your needs and suits you best...the gym that ticks all of your personal requirements based on whatever categories you place importance on. I hope you found this blog to be informative and that I've helped in at least some small way, to help you find your best gym.


I cannot be certain of the personal trainers working in any of these CrossFit gyms. I honestly don't know any of them personally so I can't speak to their abilities or even success stories. I can, however direct you toward my team of trainers who can perform any of these CrossFit movements or similar...or should I say, the movements which are safe. So check out my team personal trainers at Dennis Romatz Fitness and do contact me to discuss how we can help you with a CrossFit style of workout. We provide condo gym & home personal training so we can deliver the trainer right to your doorstep!


About the Author:

Dennis Romatz is the Owner and Head Personal Trainer at Dennis Romatz representing the pinnacle of excellence in personal training. You can contact Dennis to train with him in person or live online or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.



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