Gili Tropica Gym – Total Body Fit
Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, 83352, Gili Trawangan
Opening Hours: 7:00 – 22:00, 7 days a week
Cost: 70k for a day, 240k for 4 sessions, 400k for 8 sessions.
Gili Tropica Gym is well located at the centre of all the activity here on Gili Trawangan. You’ll find it very close to the pier on the east coast of the island. You’ll see a big banner across the street advertising “New Gym” so you can’t miss it! Alternatively, look out for “Tropica Gili Hotel” / “Total Body Fit” signs across the front of the building.
This modern and attractive gym in Gili Trawangan looks brand new, with all new equipment and stylish decor. You’ll find a great mix of weights, cardio and functional training equipment here. This small-medium sized gym is currently the only gym on the island, as the other one I found on Google claims to be shut whilst they improve their facilities.
Some nice touches here are the free water and towels.
What struck me about this gym was the attention to detail. Whilst training, staff cleaned the floor, the towel supply was replenished so they didn’t run out as new customers entered and water was refilled – nice and cold too. The aircon was functioning well and for me it was an ideal workout temperature. All these little things just make a workout that much more comfortable and enjoyable.
The toilets and showers were also clean – probably the best I’ve seen in Indonesia!
Friendly owner Ben talked about his plans to expand the gym above the restaurant next door to it. The expansion is already well underway and the current gym will represent just 40% of the total space, he says. The new room will be used predominantly for classes such as MMA and yoga. He also plans to move the existing cardio equipment upstairs too. He expects this will take another couple of months before it’s open – watch this space!
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Gili Tropica Gym has a good mix of free weights and resistance machines. You’ll find a full rack of dumbbells from 2.5 – 25kg, as well as a couple of adjustable barbells – one straight and one curled.
The cable crossovers have pull up bars attached for both overarm and underarm use. The range of equipment attached to the cables includes a lat pulldown, tricep pulldown, and row. More unusually, you’ll also find a preacher curl station, leg extension and leg curl on these cables.
There’s an additional lat pulldown in the gym and a second preacher curl station too, along with three bench press stations – two flat and one inclined.
Other resistance equipment includes a shoulder press, row and pec deck. You’ll also find a plate-loadable row.
Fancy doing some squats? There’s a Smith machine, which unusually has a set of pull up bars on it too, making good use of the available space.
You’ll find a small functional training area at the back of the gym. It’s fully matted, which is ideal if you’re doing floor exercises, although the mats are rather thin and not hugely comfortable if you’re doing sit-ups on them, even with a towel – probably my only criticism of this place though.
If you’re into boxing, there’s a hanging punchbag here along with a set of gloves and pads.
Gym toys include a skipping rope and resistance tubes.
I found two treadmills and two Spin bikes here. Like the rest of the equipment, they looked brand new and spotless! The cardio equipment also overlooks the main street outside and sea beyond – bonus!
I really enjoyed my workout here; Gili Tropica Gym makes great use of the space available, without trying to cram too much in. Popular equipment such as lat pulldowns and pull up bars are duplicated and the club is very well looked after and a pleasure to use. The temperature was ideal inside, as was the location – it’s close to most accommodation and restaurants etc. Although it’s more expensive than some other gyms I’ve used in nearby Lombok, I found the price to be very reasonable considering the facilities and the fact that it’s currently the only gym on the island. Looking forward to my next workout there!
Gyms in the Gili Islands
This was the best gym on the Gilis that I found, and I expect it is the best gym available on the Gili Islands. The other major gym on Gili Trawangan was closed for the forseeable future, having a revamp when I enquired. For gyms on Gili Air, see:
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