From CrossFit to fitness bloggers, healthy living is becoming more of a lifestyle trend as fitness studios are popping up across the city, but keeping up with the routine to get that ideal body can sometimes feel like an ordeal. These days, there are many classes offering physical activities in the most creative ways that will give you a fit yet fun experience with promising results. Explore your options and try one of these listed below. You never know, one of these can potentially become your new passion.
Newly opened spinning studio, TRIBE was founded by the trio best friends Ploy Bhinsaeng, Pasu Liptapanlop and Natapa Sriyuksiri. With pop dance tunes and synchronised mood lighting, TRIBE wants to make cycling a more fun experience, while you are burning through 500-800 calories. As the founders explained, TRIBE's sessions aim to create a welcoming and communal environment where both self-starters and workout junkies can feel comfortable in the same room.
TRIBE Spinning Studio, President Tower, G/F 973 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330; Tel. 0-2656-0203; tribebkk.com
In the heart of Bangkok on Rama IV road, there’s Bliss Body that offers customised programmes created to meet your physical ambitions. For those that prefer a variety of workouts, this fitness facility offers specialised programmes of pilates and functional training. Programmes range from sports performance conditioning to weight loss to seniors and even children.
Bliss Body, 1032/1-5 Rama IV Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120; Tel. 0-2677-6889; blisbodythailand.com
The LAB Studio
The LAB studio goes beyond a normal gym. It offers intense courses with equipment from olympic bars, dumbbells, kettlebells, TRX suspension trainers, ViPR and free motion to Big Tyre, ceiling ropes and gymnastic rings. Their qualified coaches use these tools to create programmes specially designed for strength, high intensity intervals, core stability, increased range and correctional movement, speed and agility training and weight loss. Combat Zone is also available where you can practice your boxing skills with professional Muay Thai fighters.
The LAB Studio Sukhumvit, 2 FL, RSU Tower, 31 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110; Tel. 0-2662-1618; thelabbangkok.com
Originated in New York, Physique 57 is a barre fitness studio. Using your own bodyweight as resistance, workout here targets the muscles in your arms, thighs, buttocks and abs to strengthen and create a leaner and toner body. With just eight sessions of its full body barre based, 57-minute workout, combining intervals of cardio, strength training, stretching and recovery, Physique 57 guarantees impressive results that you will be content with.
Physique 57, 494 Ploenchit Road. Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330; Tel. 0-2652-1703; physique57bangkok.com
The newest addition to Absolute You brand, Absolute Cycle is a high-intensity dance class on a bike. This Rhythm Cycling class is designed around the music and cycling to the beat and it guarantees that you will burn 500-800+ calories in the 45-minute class. They operate under the inspiring concept “Let’s ROCK & RIDE!, We Ride Together, We Move Together, We Grow Together”.
Absolute You, Fl. 2 The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17 55 Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtan Nue, Wattana, Bangkok 10110; Tel. 0-2712-8383; absolutecyclebangkok.com
Long for the beach, but don't have the time? Practically suited for busy Bangkokians looking for a different experience outside the tired old treadmill, Surfset makes surfing indoors with no water around less bizarre than it sounds.The surfing-inspired indoor workout studio combines techniques from surfing with other workout practices. The four classes include ‘Balance’ for core strength and stability, ‘Burn’ for fat buring, ‘Build’ for building muscles and ‘Blend’ which combines all the workout programmes. In this 45-minute class, you can expect to burn 500-900 calories and a leaner and toner body.
Surf Set, 49 Sukhumvit Road Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110; Tel. 0-2662-4566; surfsetthailand.com