Philippines – Power Slim Fitness Gym, Panglao Island, Bohol

Location: Power Slim Fitness Gym, Panglao Island Circumferential Road, Panflao Island, Bohol
Google maps: Click here
Opening hours: 8am to 8pm
Web: N/A
Price: 40 pesos per session

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: Having survived the hectic death ferry from Cebu to Bohol, we headed down to the famous Alona Beach to try and find a hotel. In the pouring rain, we hiked our packs from the wrong end of town to the beach. The one thing that we had forgotten is that the day we arrived was actually Chinese New Years period. Despite trying every hotel along Alona Beach, everything was sold out.
In the end we had to take a taxi into the nearest town and stay here. Next day, we decided to rent a scooter and explore the local beaches. The area is so beautiful it made up for all the walking around. The water in the Philippines is so clear and the weather was stunning. 
As we headed down to the beach, we drove past Power Slim Fitness Gym, which located around the bikini beach area. Even though I didn’t have time to stop and train here, I decided to take some photographs and find out a little about this gym so I could add it to the blog. I can’t tell you how happy this made my girlfriend, standing in the midday sun whilst I took photos of yet another gym.
This gym has:
  • Dumbbells up to about 20kg
  • Adjustable benches
  • Shoulder press bench
  • Decline barbell bench
  • Flat barbell benches
  • Incline barbell benches
  • Squat rack
  • Cables
  • Pec Dec
  • Easy bar
  • Preacher curl
  • Bench press machine
  • Pull up bars
  • Leg extension machine
  • Leg curl machine
  • Dips bar
  • Leg raise platform
  • Punch bag
I can’t comment about the atmosphere here, but if you need a basic gym where you can train near your hotel, this gym will fit the bill. If you want a nice health club, then you are going to hate this place.
Who is this gym for? – When I came in there, there were only locals and chickens wandering around the gym. There were also a few goats wandering around the outside but they didn’t look like they lifted. Whilst the equipment here was old, and the gym was a little dusty, it seemed like a pretty cool place to train. This is a pretty local gym. As I didn’t train here I can’t really comment on the atmosphere. The gym is on a main road, but no street lights so take care if walking on your own.
Tips: This place also sells supplements. There is a copy of the price list in the photo on the right.

Nearby Hotels:

$ – Bougainvillea Paradise Campground: From £9

$$ – Steffis Place: From £14

$$$ – La Pernela Resort: From £40