Gyms in Asia
Welcome to my page on Gyms in Asia. Asia is absolutely my favourite continent to travel. I love the food, people, culture and low cost of living. That’s why I’ve spent considerable time in six countries here in the past couple of years, and hope to add to this soon.
Facilities and Pricing
Gyms in Asia vary massively in price and standard. I’ve seen everything from cluttered, dirty gyms with no ventilation, to top of the range chains and gyms which are on par with top global chains. It all comes down to where you are and how much you’re prepared to pay.
Touristy areas cater well for those who want western standards, especially in the big cities, but expect to pay western prices. If you’re in tropical heat and want to save some dosh, then you’ll find gyms without aircon are often just a fraction of the price of those with it. It’s rare to find gyms without fans, and these helps considerably. I got used to training in the mornings early in my travels, when it’s much cooler and you’re not already tired from the day’s activities.
Don’t expect free water or towels to be provided unless you’re at a top of the range club. I’ve actually found towels (small sweat-moppers) are more likely to be provided than water. Take a lot of it until you’re used to the heat. Also be sure to take some toilet paper with you as most regular gyms won’t have it.
My most extensive gym coverage is across Vietnam and Thailand, followed by Malaysia, then Indonesia and Laos. Feedback is always welcome, so feel free to drop me a line!
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