Top 5 Gyms & Health Clubs in Bangkok

Compared to more developed nations commercial gyms in Bangkok are still a relatively new concept. Where other countries have been building thriving networks of fitness and healthy clubs for decades, Thailand has been a little slower to embrace the industry. But things are changing - a growing economy and expanding middle class has seen more and more Bangkok gyms opening their doors. One of the main pioneers of the fitness industry in Bangkok was the California Wow Experience, but overly aggressive sales techniques, poor equipment maintenance and management problems mean they are no more. Below is a quick guide to the main players with links to their websites.

Fitness First

With 19 gyms dotted across Bangkok and 3 other branches in Korat, Khon Kaen and Chonburi, Fitness First is the largest chain of gyms in Thailand's capital. However, they have a lower marketing presence than some of the other Bangkok gyms, this means they can be a touch quieter and the wait times for machines are much less. Fitness First offers a wide range of premium quality imported gym equipment and an excellent 3 day pass - perfect if you are visiting for a few days or if you want to check out the facilities at your leisure before committing to a member ship. Fitness First members from other countries can also take advantage of their gym membership in their Bangkok gyms.

Clarke Hatch

Clarke Hatch is another chain of Bangkok gyms with a large following and good reputation - these gyms are all located in good quality hotels and are basically a franchise that allows the hotel gyms to gain marketing exposure and extra revenue. With 17 branches across the city in a variety of hotels, it is now Thailand's second largest fitness chain and a good option if there is one near where you live.

True Fitness

True Fitness was first established at Exchange Tower on Sukhumvit Road in 2006 and has earned an excellent reputation for it is for fitness, yoga and spa facilities in the city. Occupying five floors and offering a wide range of fitness options, this Bangkok gym is one of the top three gyms options in Bangkok. They operate three locations in total, Exchange Tower, Central World and Esplanade.

The Lab Bangkok

The Lab is not a gym as such, it�s more of a fitness studio that focuses on small group training using the latest training methods in the World of fitness. Instead of gym machines these guys use smaller individual pieces of equipment that focus on key training areas and the approach is much more personal than the options above, it�s not for everyone but if you want something a bit different then it�s well worth checking out.


Zenergy offers a wide range of fitness classes and Bangkok gym facilities. This innovative fitness centre offers a new approach to fitness with Aerial Fitness, Rebounding and freeFORM classes. Clients looking for more traditional fitness trends will be pleased to find a wide selection of yoga, Pilates and personal training sessions also on offer.

Hotel and Apartment Gyms in Bangkok

More and more premium apartment blocks and 5 star hotels are beginning to reap the benefits of offering gym facilities to clients and residents. In a bid to attract an exclusive reputation, these fitness facilities are first rate and offer luxury extras such as swimming pools, spa facilities and treatment rooms. The beauty of working out in a hotel gyms in Bangkok is that they are usually quieter whilst offering the latest in gym and fitness equipment. The Shangri-La Hotel in Bangrak, for example, offers a riverside swimming pool, a fitness centre, tennis courts and private spa suites. Total exclusivity, state of the art equipment and fabulous views are just some of the reasons to choose facilities like these for your work out.


Bangkok Gyms


Zenergy, Mind & Body Fitness Studio - Thonglor

Sukhumvit Soi 49, Watthana, Sukhumvit - Bangkok, Bangkok, 11100


Energy Fitness Studio

8/1 Sukhumvit soi 33, klongton-nua, Watthana, Bangkok, 10110


Crossfit Ten500

KCC Building, Silom soi 9, Bang Rak, Bangkok, 10500



2nd Floor Maneeya Centre, Ploenchit Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, 10300


Maxfit Bangkok

261 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Khlong Toey, Bangkok, 10110


Fitness First @ Fashion Island Khan Na Yao

Basement Floor, Fashion Island, Ram Intra Road, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok, 10230


Fitness First @ The Mall Bangkae

4th Floor, The Mall Bangkhae, 275 Moo 1, Petchkasem Road, North Bangkhae, Bang Khae, Bangkok, 11100


Fitness First @ The Mall Thapra

4th Floor, The Mall Thapra, Rajadaphisek Road (New Thapra), Bookalo, Thon Buri, Bangkok, 10600


Fitness First @ Central Plaza Pinklao

5th Floor Central Pinklao, Baromrajchonnee Road, Aroonamarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok, 11000


Fitness First @ Home Pro Petchkasem

28 Moo 11 , Homepro Center, Nongkhangplu, Nong Khaem, Bangkok, 10160


Fitness First Platinum @ Soi 39

8th Floor Bio House, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Sukhumvit Road, Watthana, Sukhumvit - Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110


Fitness First @ Central Bangna

1093/167-168, 36-37th Floor, Central City Bangna Bangna-Trad Road , Bang Na, Bangkok, 10260


Fitness First Platinum @ Q House Lumpini Tower

3rd Floor Life Center, 1 South Sathon Road, Tongmahamek, Sathorn, Central Bangkok (CBD), Bangkok, 10120


Fitness First @ CentralPlaza Grand Rama 9

9/9, 7th floor, Rama 9 Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok, 10320


Fitness First @ Terminal 21

6 floor, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, Asoke Intersection, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toey, Sukhumvit - Bangkok, Bangkok, 10320