If you are looking to get fit and lean or want to lose some excess body weight and become healthier and more active then there are a plenty of gyms and fitness centres that can be found on Koh Samui, with new ones seemingly being built all the time.
With the amount of time you’ll be spending sunbathing by the pool or on the beach, it is understandable that you might want to work out so you can continue to look your best. A little extra around the waist line might be OK when you are back in the office, but when you are on the beach, it is not such a great look!
Whilst there are many outdoor activities on Koh Samui that will help to keep you healthy and toned, such as swimming, Muay Thai, scuba diving and mountain biking, for some people, the best place to train in order to stay in shape is inside a gym.
Right across the island you’ll find a number of specialised fitness centres and gyms that can help you to exercise on a regular basis, even whilst you are on holiday. If you happen to live on Koh Samui then using the air conditioned facilities of many gyms on the island offers a more comfortable environment in which to workout, especially during the day when the sun is at its hottest.
Many of the islands gyms offer monthly, weekly and daily membership rates. Some even offer big discounts if you pay for a 6 month or 12 month membership up front. Signing up for membership is normally fairly straightforward but they may ask to take a photocopy of your passport.
If you need some help and advice with your training or feel that you could benefit from a specialist workout program, then a number of gyms have personal trainers and gym instructors available (extra charges apply) to help assist you with your fitness regime.
As well as specialist gyms and fitness centres, many of the islands leading hotels and resorts all have fitness facilities, which will be free to use for guests of the hotel. Some resorts, such as the Four Seasons Resort and the Centara Grand Beach Resort, even let non residents use their excellent gym facilities, for a fee.
Koh Samui Gyms and Fitness Centres
Here are details on some of the fitness centres and gyms that can be found on Koh Samui:
Samui Fitness claims to be ‘the best and most professional gym on Koh Samui’ and this might just be true.
Located in Lamai Beach, Samui Fitness opened in 2006 and has been popular with its increasing number of members ever since. The gym itself is well equipped with all the latest weight training machines and a large number of free weights. They also have a large selection of cardiovascular equipment, all of which are regularly cleaned and maintained.
The wide range of equipment that is available here means that just about everyone is catered for; from professional body builders to people who just want to get fit and healthy or look good on the beach.
Also, the staff at Samui Fitness are always on hand to provide you with assistance and advice with regards to training. They can even offer you nutritional advice or help to create a dietary program especially for you, which can give you a major advantage in helping you to achieve your fitness goals.
With regards to membership there are a range of different packages available. For the latest information on membership it is probably best to contact Samui Fitness directly.
Samui Fitness is located in the centre of Lamai, on the Soi which is opposite the PTT Petrol Station, on the main ring road.
Ultra Bodies Gym – Koh Samui
Located at the heart of Lamai Beach, Ultra Bodies is set over two storeys and offers a fantastic range of quality weight training machines and fitness equipment. The ground floor is also home to a large selection of free weights, all of which are in very good condition.
Ultra Bodies also has much of the equipment you would find in a regular gym. In addition to this equipment, Ultra Bodies also have an assisted chin and dip machine, squat rack, cable cross over, triceps dip machine and a Smith machine. There are also some pre assembled EZ bars and barbells.
Located on the second floor of Ultra Bodies is a large cardiovascular studio, which has air conditioning throughout and is complete with a number of treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes and a rowing machine. There is also an area specifically for warming up and stretching. The second floor is also where you will find the male and female changing and shower rooms.
Ultra Bodies is open daily from 8am to 9pm and offers a wide range of membership packages from 1 day to 1 year. Corporate discounts are also available. Contact Ultra Bodies direct for the latest information on prices.
Worlds Gym might be a little older and a bit rougher around the edges than some of the other gyms on the island. However, don’t let this put you off as it is still a great place to work out and popular with many of the expats that live on the island. Worlds Gym is also popular with a large number of foreign tourists who choose to return here each time they visit Koh Samui
Admittedly Worlds Gym tends to be where Samui’s more serious bodybuilders and weight trainers go workout but it still offers a good range of fitness equipment for people who are just looking to stay in shape.
Worlds Gym is home to all the standard fitness equipment you would normally find in a gym and also has an impressive selection of free weights, as well as a handful of cardio machines.
The gym also serves up a variety of protein shakes and energy drinks that will help your body recover after a strenuous training session!
Open from 9am to 9pm daily, Worlds Gym offer a variety of different memberships including daily, weekly and monthly packages. Contact the gym direct for more information.
Address: Worlds Gym, 107/5 Moo 6, Samui Ring Road, Chaweng South, Bophut
Tel: 077 231 174