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Jan 26, 2020
Written By Kelly Iverson

While traveling, you might feel like you have to sacrifice your dedication to fitness, as you’ll be so busy exploring, partying, and resting when possible. Between trying new cuisine, experiencing a city’s nightlife, and overall enjoying a trip abroad, it may seem impossible for travelers to remain in the shape they were in before boarding their red-eye. Luckily for visitors to Chiang Mai, there are plenty of places in which to get your sweat on. Here are the best gyms in Chiang Mai, yoga studios, and more that you should visit while traveling in the northern capital to keep in tip-top shape!

 

 

Muay Thai

As Thailand’s national sport, every visitor to the country should try to partake in a Muay Thai class at least once in the Land of Smiles. The northern city of Chiang Mai is equipped with a handful of gyms that offer classes where all levels are welcome. Here are some of the top ones you should check out!

 

Muay Thai

Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey Hostels

 

Muay Thai training at Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym

Prepare to sweat at Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym. This epic gym is so much more than that, as it is equipped with quality punching bags, a large area for running, a boxing ring, and much more. For 90-120 minutes, the skilled instructors here will walk you through the steps of what it takes to become a Muay Thai fighter. For beginners, this may mean that you kick-start a class with some shadow boxing while the trainers help you perfect your form. For those of you who are a bit more advanced, you may start out with some sparring with a partner for warm-up. Whatever skill level you are, there is a class for you here. Chiang Mai Muay Thai gym offers six classes a day as well as private training.  All classes are 90-120 minutes in length, and equipment is included.

 

Muay Thai training at Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym

Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 76 Viengkaew Road, Sripoom, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 095 915 7488 | Website | Facebook

Hours: Classes are daily from 8-10 a.m. and 2-8 p.m.

Pricing: 

  • one class: ฿390
  • five times: ฿1,800
  • seven times: ฿2.500
  • ten times: ฿3,300
  • 20 times: ฿6,500

 

Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Sky Kick Muay Thai Training

Attending a Muay Thai class, especially as a beginner, can be an intimidating endeavor. Not anymore, thanks to Sky Kick Muay Thai Training.  When you enter the second floor of the building that Sky Kick Muay Thai Training is found, you feel like you have entered a tight-knit family of some sort instead of a gym. The trainers there welcome fighters of all skill levels to their intense class. Expect to kick, elbow, punch, jab, hook, and more as you get stronger and toner all the while. After a warm-up, some shadow boxing, and some one-on-one training with one of their professional fighters, you will take to the punching bag and go from uppercuts to knees and more, utilizing almost every part of your body in order for you to have the most epic of workouts.

 

Sky Kick Muay Thai Training

Skykick Muay Thai Gym © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 101 Phra Pokklao Rd Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 87 787 3952 | Facebook

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. | Three classes daily from 4-5:30 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m., and 7-8:30 p.m.

Pricing: 

  • one class: ฿390
  • five times: ฿1,700
  • ten times: ฿3,300
  • 20 times: ฿6,500
  • one month unlimited: ฿8,000

 

 

Huen Sang Laa ‘Fitness’

If you are not looking for any type of group training or classes, the gym below Sky Kick might just be the perfect venue for you. The gym itself is basic at most and lacks air-conditioning, but there is certainly enough equipment to keep gym junkies preoccupied for an hour or so. The gym also has an open concept and is on one of the busiest corners of Chiang Mai: the perfect spot for people watching as you take to the treadmill! If you are sweating it out on the weekend, be sure to check out the Sunday Night Market, which is found on the same street as the gym.

 

Gym below Sky Kick

Skykick Muaythai Gym2 © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 101 Phra Pokklao Rd Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 088 266 7592

Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Pricing: 

  • one time: ฿100
  • one week: ฿600
  • one month: ฿2,500

 

Other memorable Muay Thai gyms

Want to know more about the best Muay Thai gyms in Chiang Mai? Then check out these awesome venues found sprinkled around the Northern city. Now wrap those hands, slip on those globes, and get ready to work harder than ever before at these amazing Muay Thai gyms.

  • Team Quest Muay Thai Gym: +66 86 091 1536 | Website
  • Hong Thong Muay Thai: +66 844 280 595 | Website
  • Santai Muay Thai: +66 082 528 6059 | Website
  • Loi Kroh Boxing Gym: +66 089 755 9884 | Website

 

Other memorable Muay Thai gyms

Muay Thai gloves © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Yoga studios in Chiang Mai

If Muay Thai is a bit too aggressive for your liking, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of yoga studios in Chiang Mai at the ready to get you bending, twisting, and turning through the most healing of poses. Whether you have never taken a class before or have perfected the wounded peacock, here are the best yoga studios you should try.

 

Freedom Yoga and Cafe

Freedom Yoga and Cafe is a quaint studio found just outside of the city walls. Both the yoga studio and the cafe have become a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. Everyone who works here is outwardly friendly and welcoming to yogis of all levels. On the first floor of the studio, you will find comfortable, Thai-style seating that is perfect for meeting your fellow classmates. Owners Adam and Ning are both professional and kind, and they make sure that students are comfortable throughout the entirety of their classes. They give you plenty of alternative poses for those of you that find things like a headstand too difficult and do not make you feel less than other students in the process. In addition to the yoga studio, they practice meditation and are serving up smoothies and healthy juices, as well. Classes include hatha yoga, vinyasa, mixed flow, yin yoga, and more. Please be sure to arrive fifteen minutes before and bring your own water!

 

Freedom Yoga and Cafe

Freedom Yoga and Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 36–38 Kampaeng Din Soi 1, A Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 84 369 4339 | freedomchiangmai@gmail.com | Website | Facebook

Hours: Daily from Monday until Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. | closed on Sundays

Prices:

  • drop-in: ฿250

 

 

Namo Yoga

Name Yoga offers Ayurveda and yoga therapy, daily yoga training, half day and full day massage courses as well as Thai massages and therapy training. Mat rentals are included in every class and are held twice a day from Monday to Saturday. Luckily for newbies, all levels are welcome to join in on the stretching. The studio is also welcome to rent for workshops and seminars.

 

namo yoga

Namo Yoga © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 99 Sridonchai Rd. T. Changklarn, Ampher Muang 50100 Chiang Mai — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 064 023 5157 | Website | Facebook

Hours: Classes on Monday until Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. | 6-7:30 p.m.

Pricing: 

  • drop-in class: ฿280
  • five times: ฿1,200

 

namo yoga

Namo Yoga © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Other incredible yoga studios include:

 

namo yoga

Mahasiddha Yoga © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Cycle the city instead of taking a motorbike

While getting a motorbike or moped and zipping around the city may sound tempting, renting a bicycle is a great way to both see Chiang Mai all the while working out. Kill two birds with one stone and pedal your way through the northern capital. Not only is it arguably safer than renting a motorbike, renting a bicycle is cheaper, as well. It is only about ฿50 (about $1.60) to rent one for 24 hours, while a motorbike could cost upwards of $15 for the same amount of time. You can probably spot a few cheap mopeds for rent, but know that they are probably not the best quality bikes and have little horsepower, making it difficult ride outside of the city anyway.

 

Cycle the city instead of taking a motorbike

Bicycles in Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Best gyms in Chiang Mai

Sometimes, you just want to go rogue and do your own thing to that workout in. Here are some of the best gyms in the city that you should check out if you consider yourself a gym junkie!

 

Gold Hillside Gym

Air conditioning, treadmills, weights, bicycles … did we say air conditioning? Gold Hillside Gym is found near Maya Mall and though small, it has every piece of equipment one needs to get in a killer workout. The best part is? It’s only ฿80 (about $2.50) for a day pass!

 

Gold Hillside Gym Chiang Mai

Gold Hillside Gym © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 50 Huaykaew Rd Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 094 651 9365 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Pricing: 

  • one day: ฿80
  • one month: ฿1,100
  • three months: ฿2,700

 

Gold Hillside Gym

Gold Hillside Gym © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey 

 

 

Playground Innovative Fitness

If your back and shoulders are feeling the hardship of lugging around a heavy backpack while traveling Southeast Asia, then Playground Innovative Fitness is the perfect gym in which to fix all those kinks caused by your large load. No matter the reason you step foot into this unconventional gym, you will surely be glad you did so. Not only are you guaranteed an epic workout at Playground Innovative Fitness, but the trainers here make sure that the circuits are fun and unique, intriguing even those gym-goers who would rather be anywhere else than in a room filled with fitness equipment. Playground Innovative Fitness offers five different types of experiences and classes: playFit, playStrength, TRX total body, private group training, and private training. Be sure to check them all out before leaving Chiang Mai!

 

Gold Hillside Gym

Playground Innovative Fitness © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey Hostels

 

Location: 2/2 Soi Sailom, Suthep Road, Muang Chieng Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 89 850 2900 | Website | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Pricing: 

  • one class: ฿300
  • 12 sessions: ฿240 each
  • weekly pass: ฿1,000

 

 

CrossFit Chiang Mai

Each class lasts about 60 minutes, which includes a warm-up, track work, WOD (workout of the day), and a five-minute cooldown. You can also opt to hire a personal trainer or use the open gym to perfect or work on whatever it is you see fit. If you are a total newbie to the intimidating world of cross fit, be sure to check out CrossFit Chiang Mai on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. for their free community workout. You will get a better idea of what CrossFit actually is and if it is right for you!

 

CrossFit Chiang Mai

CrossFit Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 47 Chotana Rd, Chang Puak, Chiang Mai, Thailand — VIEW MAP 

Contact: +6682 381 4938 | Website | Facebook

Hours: Classes every day of the week except Sunday | more information on class schedules here

Pricing: 

  • one class: ฿500
  • one week: ฿1,200
  • one month membership: ฿3,000 (teachers, families, and NGO employees get discounts)
  • one-on-one training is available

 

CrossFit Chiang Mai

CrossFit Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Go Gym Chiang Mai

Go Gym Chiang Mai is located north of the city gates and will have you breaking a sweat within minutes of arriving. Activate your muscles with any one of the many machines that this gym is equipped with. What this gym lacks in air-conditioning it makes up for in size. You will never have to use the same piece of gym equipment here twice and could come back multiple times and still find new ways to utilize the machines available.

 

go gym Chiang Mai

Go Gym Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 74 Lumpang Road, Changphueak, Chiang Mai, Thailand VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 98 820 9099 | Facebook

Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 a.m. | Sunday from 10 a.m. until 12 a.m.

 

Go Gym Chiang Mai

Go Gym Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Power Up Gym Chiang Mai

Found in the trendy area of Nimman is Power Up Gym Chiang Mai. It’s small but well equipped for travelers to get in an incredible workout if they are self-motivated enough to do so. The single room consists of all of the workout equipment needed to kick-start your day with some fat burning physical activity, and from what we could gather, the gym itself remains void of many visitors making it the perfect spot to come, sweat, and not worry about onlookers while you get in that epic workout.

 

Power Up Gym Chiang Mai

Power Up Gym Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 78 Santisuk Rd, Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 84 614 5570 | Facebook

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9—12 a.m. | Sunday from 10—12 a.m.

Prices:

  • one-day pass: ฿80
  • one-month pass: ฿1,200
  • three months pass: ฿2,700
  • six-month pass: ฿5,000

 

Power Up Gym Chiang Mai

Power Up Gym Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Mad Monkey Chiang Mai

If you’re staying at Mad Monkey Chiang Mai, you’re in luck, as there is a small gym for guests to use for free! With a few machines, weights, and mats, you can enjoy a quick workout before starting your day in Chiang Mai!

Location: 7, 2 ซอย 2 Tambon Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand — VIEW MAP

 

 

Visit an outdoor gym

Outdoor, makeshift gyms are all the rage. Why spend any baht to squat in a gym or class when you can do the exact same thing for free at one of the many outdoor gyms? You are like to find that these colorful machines focusing on different strengthening and toning different body parts are found at the many major parks in the area.

 

Visit an outdoor gym

Outdoor gym equipment in Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

You may feel a bit ridiculous working out next to a swing set or slide, but the epic workout you find yourself getting on these seemingly ridiculous machines are surely worth their obscure locations. You will normally find a cluster of these in a park or green space with a small sign giving instructions as to how to use each piece of equipment.

 

Visit an outdoor gym

Outdoor gym equipment in Chiang Mai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey 

 

 

Run at the Muang Chiang Mai Stadium

Found just north of the old city is the Muang Chiang Mai Stadium. It is equipped with a running track that runs the entire perimeter of the stadium, making it a great spot to get in a good run. There is also a soccer field found at its core as well as inclined seating encompassing the stadium, should any traveler have the desire to run stairs. It is also surrounded by lush greenery, making for a scenic workout.

 

Run at the Muang Chiang Mai Stadium

Muang Chiang Mai Stadium © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Run or cycle at a park

One cheap (and free) way to get your sweat on is to cycle or run at one of the green spaces found in the northern city. Here are a few of our favorites!

 

Run or cycle at a park

Rama IX Lanna Park © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Rama IX Lanna Park

Rama IX Lanna Park is found but a few minute’s walk from CrossFit Chiang Mai. When we visited, the park was nearly empty. It is certainly one green space that remains off tourists’ itineraries, which is perfect for those of you who want to go for a run without anyone looking on. A few statues, bridges, and lakes are sprinkled throughout the green space. The wide path meandering its way through Rama IX Lanna Park is generally shaded, which is great considering how hot Thailand can get, especially when trying to get in a good outdoor workout.

 

Rama IX Lanna Park

Rama IX Lanna Park © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Buak Hard Public Park

Found within the city’s gates is Buak Hard Public Park. Nestled in the southwest corner of the city, visitors will surely pass this park a handful of times before realizing it is even there. It is so quaint, in fact, that the outer edge of the park is under 500 meters in length. This is perfect for those athletes who want to get in a short, walk off a hangover from Zoe in Yellow from the night before, or simply enjoy all of the shrubbery found throughout the green space. You will often see people here gathering to do yoga with one another as well as locals congregating for picnics, hangouts, and more. You will find a pond and small coffee shop here, as well.

 

Buak Hard Public Park

Buak Hard Public Park © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

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