Bali, Indonesia – HammerHead Gym

Location: HammerHead Gym, Kawan Mini Market Lantai 3, Jalan Nakula, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Google maps: Click here
Phone: +62 811-388-661
Price: 90,000 rps (approx £4.50)

Like the look of this gym? If you want to stay nearby then you can check out the links to hotels within walking distance at the end of this article.

Review: So it happened again. I ended up buying another gym vest for a gym with a cool name. But it wasn’t my fault. I needed to buy another vest to cope with the Bali heat anyway and every shop here seems to stock the same 6 or 7 t-shirts. And there was no way that I was going to buy the obligatory Bintang vest which seems to be the uniform of every Australian walking around Bali. Gin and Tonic over lager ‘erry day. I am English after all don’t you know. Shut up.
Also the vest is blue and I love blue. And it also has the words “Bali” and “Hammerhead” with not one, but two sharks on it, so really it is a perfect holiday souvenir. Yes it is. Shut up again.
Hammerhead gym seems to be a real landmark in the Legian area, and it was how we directed most of the taxi drivers to our hotel which was nearby. The gym is on the second floor of the building, above an MMA school which on the first floor so make sure you don’t get into anything on the stairwell just in-case. 
The gym is a modern gym of a western standard and is really popular with both locals and tourists of both sexes. The gym is run by some huge Indonesian guys and a lot of thought has gone into what they offer. A day pass will cost you 90,000 rps (approx £4.50.) The gym is open daily from 6am to 10pm.
The reception desk also operates as a protein bar and a small shop which sells water, protein shakes, snacks such as fruit, nuts and healthy frozen meals. The gym also sells tubs of protein, amino acids, pre-workout and amino acids. The gym also sells gym gloves, belts, vests, T-shirts and women’s gym wear. They also have weight belts you can borrow which is helpful. 
Equipment wise this gym has: 
  • Dumbbells up to 50kg
  • Smith machine
  • Cables
  • Squat rack 
  • Adjustable Benches
  • Barbell bench press
  • Barbell decline bench press
  • Pec Dec 
  • Dips bar and pull up 
  • Biceps curl machine
  • Triceps pushdown machine
  • Lat pull-down 
  • Leg press 
  • Leg extension 
  • Olympic bars ans lots of plates 
  • Trap bar
  • Easy bars 
  • Fixed weight bars
  • Kettle bells 
  • Medicine balls 
  • Running machines 
  • Cross Trainers
  • Cycling machines 
  • Rowing machines 
  • Yoga mats 
  • Punch bags 
  • Swiss balls
I only saw the men’s changing rooms but these were clean, with plenty of lockers to store your things. The air in the gym is also filtered apparently, so feel free to breath heavy knowing the air is nice and clear. This may have been a wind-up however.
The gym also offers a number of classes at various times of the day. On the days that I was there, it looked like Zuma classes are currently popular in Hammerhead Gym.
Who is this gym for? This gym was busy with tourists and locals of all ability levels. Unlike much of the rest of Indonesia, Bali is well used to tourists and the cultural norms that apply in the rest of Indonesia do not seem to apply here. As a result, plenty of people were training here in compression wear or crop-tops without attracting any attention, beyond that which it is designed to. 
This is a great place to stock up on anything that you may need.  I had lost my gym gloves, so I was able to grab a pair here. Whilst it is more expensive that some of the other gym’s that I have found, it is worth the extra money. I also managed to make a new friend in this gym, in the form of Totti, a massive german who decided to come to study finance in Bali, rather than his native Germany. Talk about a smart guy, right? Hi Totti, thanks for reading this. Everyone else just ignore that bit. 
Tip: 5pm to 7pm seems to the peak time where classes are held in the gym, which means that it can get very busy and also very hot. I would train outside these times if you can as you won’t have to wait to use the equipment, which is always a pain. 

Nearby Hotels:

$ – The Sun Hotel and Spa legian: From £14

$$ – Arana Suite: From £20

$$$ – Ibis Bali Legian Street: From 38