TG Fitness, Chaiyaphum (2018)

TG Fitness Chaiyaphum

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Nai Mueang, Mueang Chaiyaphum District, Chaiyaphum 36000

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Cost: 60THB per visit, or 695THB per month.

Opening times: 630-2200, 7 days a week

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TG Fitness, Chaiyaphum

This attractive gym is located in the centre of Chaiyaphum, slightly to the North, about two minutes walk from the large Tesco Lotus. It is a large well-equipped gym.

Facilities

The gym has an excellent number of both cardio and resistance machines. Cardio machines include numerous treadmills and a variety of bikes, a few crosstrainers/ellipticals and two rowing machines (although one of these has been out of order since I arrived here three weeks ago). There is also a dedicated floor area.

The main drawback to the gym is the lack of aircon – don’t go without a towel to mop yourself up with. There are a reasonable number of fans around, but you probably won’t be able to get a constant blast from them as they rotate. Being Thailand, it is generally rather hot even as I write this in Autumn, and aircon would certainly be desirable. Train earlier in the day for cooler temperatures. The gym is extremely quiet during the day, but like most gyms, can get very busy after 5pm. Come early to avoid occasional waits for equipment such as treadmills, despite there being lots of them!

There is one toilet and one shower each for men and women – take your own toilet paper! Note that free drinking water is not provided, you can purchase it at reception.

Lockers are provided though and you can borrow a key at reception for 50 baht deposit. They also sell protein powder, either in bulk or in 60 baht sachets.

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Weights

Free-weight dumbbells go from 2.5kg to 25kg and there are many duplicates, making it easy to find the weights you want, even during busier periods. Barbells come in 7.5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 20kg and 25kg weights, in both straight and curled bar types.

Although well-equipped with weights and a large number of resistance machine, there is limited functional training equipment, though this includes battles ropes, a super-heavy large tyre, some mats and a roller. You’ll also find some boxing gloves, pads and bags, along with a small climbing wall. There are no kettlebells, BOSUs, Swiss balls or medicine balls and I personally miss not having an assisted chin ups machine.

Classes

You’ll find an open “studio”, which is simply an open area by the side of the gym, where three Zumba classes happen per week presently – although finding out the times of these proved to be a challenge. I was told they were on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6pm by two different staff, but after I arrived in time for one of these, I was told they are in fact at 630 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These are currently the only classes.

Overall a good, spacious, well-priced gym. Most equipment is fairly modern in good order. The main drawback to the gym is its lack of aircon. However I have so far been unable to find a gym here which has aircon, making this gym the best prospect!

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