After talking with friends, fitness buffs, and bodybuilders who live in Pattaya – plus a lot of research, I came up with the list of the 5 best gyms in Pattaya. All the gyms have a full selection of equipment, from free weight to cardio and will allow anyone to get in a good workout.
The fitness scene has really been improving in the last few years, with some new gyms opening up and at least one more big one coming soon.
The prices included below are correct at the time this article was written. However, use it as a guide and check with the actual gym for their latest costs.
Fitness 7 is Pattaya’s newest and best fitness center and gym in Pattaya. It opened in the Pattaya Avenue shopping mall in 2016 in space vacated by the old CaliforniaWOW a few years ago. It offers a full range of weights, machines, and cardio equipment – all new and modern. They also offer Muay Thai classes and personal training as well.
The costs are on par for such a nice place and great location in the middle of Pattaya, and although the daily rate is comparatively high, it is not the most expensive gym on the list. They offer Daily, Monthly and three month rates.
Fitness 7 Pricing:
- Daily: 300 THB
- Monthly: 1500 THB
- 3 Month: 4000 THB
Location: Pattaya Avenue Shopping Mall, Second Road. Pattayasaisong, Na Kluea, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
A popular location with bodybuilders in Pattaya is the Universe Gym. You’ll be able to find free weights, machines, cardio equipment to get in a full workout. The gym and equipment have both been put to good use and show some signs of wear and tear, but that is normal for a gym in Pattaya, and you’ll find that overall the fitness equipment is in good condition.
The Universe Gym offers supplements for sale, fitness classes, and personal training in Pattaya. It is located off of Central Pattaya Road just before Sukhumvit Road, behind the new Harbor shopping mall.
Prices are very reasonable and they offer a variety of packages from one day to one year. Plus a discount for couples.
Universe Gym Prices:
- Daily: 150 THB
- 10 Days: 1200 THB
- Monthly: 1500 THB
Location: 6/28 Moo 9, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya, Thailand
The Castra Gym is set up with a full selection of free weights, machines, and cardio equipment. They offer a variety of personal training and classes for the beginner to the advanced. Another gym popular with the crowd of bodybuilders in Pattaya.
This gym is a little bit more difficult to get to unless you have your own motorbike or car as it is located in East Pattaya out past Sukhumvit Road.
Costs are reasonable and they offer a choice of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual memberships.
Castra Gym Prices:
- Daily: 99 THB
- Weekly: 650 THB
- Monthly: 1250 THB
Location: 61/17 M.10, Soi Khao Talo, Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi, Thailand 20260
The Bear Gym is a large 3 story fitness facility located in Jomtien. It has a wide range of equipment including cardio, free weights, and machines. Another favorite of Bodybuilders in the Pattaya and Jomtien area. The gym also offers personal training and a healthy shake and snack bar.
Bear Gym also has a supplement shop in the lobby and they have now branched out to having several supplement shops in Pattaya, including one in the Royal Garden Mall. Their supplement shops are called 7 Pounds…I’m sure there is a reason behind the name but I can’t tell you what it is.
This is one of the only gyms I know that caters to Russian clientele as is evident from their signage, website, and some Russian speakers on staff. Don’t let this put you off if you are not Russian, they are welcoming to all, tourists and locals alike.
Bear Gym Prices:
- Daily: 190 THB
- Weekly: 750 THB
- Monthly: 2300 THB
Location: Bun Kanchana Alley, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Better Bodies Gym
Team Better Bodies Gym is another good option to check out for those located in the Jomtien area. The gym has a plentiful supply of free weights and machines as well as some cardio equipment. A few of the perks Better Bodies offers are free personal training for the first month, free water, and free wi-fi.
While the gym does have a focus on bodybuilding, they also specialize in helping people young and old get in shape and lose weight. They speak Thai, English, and Dutch and are welcoming to all.
The gym was started by 3 time Ms. Olympia champion Juliette Bergmann and that bodybuilding pedigree continues on as their own Penpraghai Tiangngok qualified to compete in the 2017 Ms. Olympia.
Better Bodies Gym Prices:
- Daily: 120 THB
- Monthly: 1,000 THB
- 3 Month: 2,500 THB
- 6 Month: 4,500 THB
Somphong Condotel – Unit 99/15
Sukhumvit, SOI 26, MOO4
Ban Amphur, Na Jomtien,
Fairtex Pattaya Sports Club
While Fairtex is going to be the most expensive of the gyms in Pattaya, it may be worth it for those looking to pay a premium price. Fairtex is an entire complex that includes the hotel, Muay Thai training, fitness classes, tennis, rock climbing, and a whole lot more.
The facilities are in great shape as they cater to the high end of the fitness market. The gym includes cardio machines including treadmills, bikes, and elliptical. The weight room has a good selection of free weights and machines.
Fairtex is not going to be for everyone, especially the expat or tourist on a budget. Most will find their prices ludicrous, but it is one of the best gyms in Pattaya, so it made the list.
Location: 179/185 212, N Pattaya Rd, Pattaya, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Fitness First Pattaya (Coming Soon)
Fitness First, one of the largest gym chains in Thailand is scheduled to be opening a new branch in Pattaya at the Harbor Mall. It could be set to open by the end of 2016 or early 2017, but this is just speculation and no information is available other than looking at the floor plan of Harbor Mall where they are listed as a major tenant on the 6th Floor.
Fitness First will be a welcome addition to the fitness scene and gyms in Pattaya.
Tony’s Gym (why the didn’t make the list)
The Tony’s Gym chain of workout places in Pattaya has been around forever. Unfortunately, you can tell that when you walk in the place. The equipment is old and often times broken or not working properly, the building doesn’t look like they’ve had a refresh since they were built.
I know plenty of people that workout at one of Tony’s 4 or 5 Gyms, but none of them are excited about it. It is more for convenience to where they live and not spending the time checking out some of the other options.
What are your favorite gyms in Pattaya? Is one of them not on the list? Let me know in the comments section below.