Residents of Pattaya generally like to keep themselves fit either by taking part in the variety of sports available such as golf, or scuba diving or by taking regular exercise. Luckily Pattaya has an abundance of gyms, aimed at all abilities. Some are more exclusive than others, and it’s reflected in the price, but whatever your budget or your fitness level, there will be a gym close by to help you get in tip-top condition. Below are seven of the best.
The latest gym in Pattaya is found in Pratumnak with an impressively large building housing several floors of equipment. No air conditioning but regular members of Muscle factory say that the many fans operating there, keep users fresh. There are plenty of personal trainers, lots of free weights and all the cardio equipment you could ever need.
Upstairs at The Avenue Shopping Centre, you will find Fitness 7. Not only does it have a good range of machines and free weights but also a boxing ring and access to personal trainers. It is a gym that is popular with ladies in Pattaya as it also has a weekly schedule of fitness classes that include yoga and Zumba.
Jetts 24 hour Fitness
Also above a shopping mall is Jetts 24 hour Fitness located above Royal Garden Plaza on Pattaya 2nd Road. Once as the name would suggest a 24-hour gym, since reopening after the virus lockdown closure, operating hours are now 6 am – 10 pm daily. Part of a chain, there are a further two branches in Bangkok.
Formerly the home of many a muscular Russian, this gym is owned by a husband and wife team who both competed in bodybuilding championships. Situated halfway along with Soi Wat Boon in Jomtien, it comprises three floors, is well maintained, and has full air conditioning throughout.
If you are looking for a gym on the Darkside (East Pattaya), you can take a look at Castra Gym on Soi Khao Talo. The atmosphere here is more relaxed than in some of the other gyms, and it caters for a variety of users, ranging from dedicated body-builders through to gym members who just want to keep fit and join in with a few classes.
You’ll find Universe Gym in Welcome Town which is just off the Sukhumvit Road, North Pattaya. With its excellent assortment of machines, it caters to varying abilities. Also, it has a range of different membership packages, including ten days to 12- month options for couples that are reasonably priced. Professional trainers are also on hand to give induction sessions to beginners.
Also in North Pattaya by the Dolphin Roundabout is the largest of Pattaya gym’s which is more of a Sports Club. Famous for its Muay Thai boxing camp it also houses a hotel, a raw food café, and many first-class facilities including a spa with massage services to help soothe those aching limbs. The prices reflect the quality of this gym, so it may not be in everyone’s budget but is undoubtedly a good starting point for anyone seriously considering a regular keep fit destination.