Let's face it, a lot of us probably over-indulged in food, parties, and travelling over the Easter and Songkran holidays and now looking to curb its toll. But we don't want to send you to just another fitness centre. To help you get back into the swing of things without taking away the holiday high, we've selected five places where you can revitalise your body and mind in truly unique settings.
Theta State Float Center
Drown out the outside world and step inside these floating chambers designed to give you a soundproof and gravity free space. The floating chambers are filled with a salt-water mixture meant to relieve stress, help with circulation, and other detoxifying benefits. It also provides a moment of peace you need after a weekend of raucous celebration or just to de-stress for the post-holiday blues.
Theta State Float Center, 24th Avenue Mall, 1 FL, 88/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Klong Tan, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110; tel: 02-261-7943; www.thetasteoffloat.com
Burn off the toxins with rhythm cycling classes within a fun set-up to thumping tunes and glowing lights—it’s like a party, except with exercise. The cycling facility also boasts a hair salon where you can get blowouts, so you are ready to brave the public afterwards sans the post-workout look.
RYDE, Seenspace, 3 FL, 251/1 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klong Tan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110; tel: 02-185-2823; www.rydecycle.asia
The newest fitness trend to hit our shore is exactly what it sounds—finding your inner peace, while sipping on delicious craft beers. No, this is not about continuing your libation streak. Rather the beer is incorporated into the different yoga positions in a bid to make the activity more exciting and challenging. Head over to Brew Yoga’s Facebook to find the schedule for their next classes.
Head to this urban spa retreat for a 5-star wellness experience right in the heart of Bangkok. The spa lists extensive packages ranging from massages to yoga classes. Starting in May until June, they are also offering a SO Urban Retreat Promotion, which includes a foot massage, back scrub, body massage, and facial for 4,200 THB per person.
So Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500; tel: 02-624-0000; www.so-sofitel-bangkok.com
Looking for a more intense workout? These water sport-inspired classes are designed for those wanting to work on their cardio, bodyweight, and muscular training and are offered in three different categories: Row, Surfit, and Yogaboard – all of which are guaranteed to make you work off some sweat.
S’wet Society, Erawan Bangkok, 4 FL, 494 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330; tel: 02-251-5546; www.swetsociety.com