Location: Krabi Super Fitness Club, Maharaja Alley, Krabi Town, Krabi
Review: Whilst you can often get a better workout in a modern western standard gym, finding these little somewhat neglected local gyms is one of the highlights of my trip. Sad I know. But lets move on.
Krabi Super Fitness Club, despite all that the name promises, is a somewhat run-down gym which appears to be mainly used by the local Thai community. That being said, there is plenty of equipment here to allow for a proper workout.
Entrance to this gym is 100 bhat (£2 approx) and even includes a free banana!
- Running, cycling and cross-trainers, all in working condition, if somewhat ramshackle.
- Old school iron Dumbbells unto 32.5kg. Somewhat rusted so don’t drop them on yourself.
- Lat pulldown machine
- Barbell bench press
- Adjustable benches
- Leg press
- Leg extension
- Leg curl
- Low row machine
- Pec dec
- Preacher curl bench
- Easy bar
- Smith machine
- Yoga mats
- Punching bag
Who is this gym for?: Whilst I was training there, the other clients were all Thais, but within this group there was a mix of sexes, ages and abilities. I would say that this gym is not one for the faint of heart as I did get stared at with a quizzical expression which I assume was asking why I wasn’t in one of the nicer tourist gyms at the posh hotels.
Having said that, everyone was friendly and I am sure that you would be welcomed with open arms if you decide to brave it.
Tips: In aid of this blog, I decided to have a look at the facilities in this gym. The shower made me laugh as its a literally a hose in a small concrete room, (see the photos below) so you may want to think about having a shower at your hotel when you get back.