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. The list is now up to 8 Pattaya gyms and fitness centers after some recent additions. 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 one of the 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 only downside so far about this gym is that there only seems to be aircon in half the place. Hopefully, they will rectify that in the future.
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,
SportPoint Fitness Center
SportPoint is a complete fitness center offering gym, cardio, a variety of classes, personal training, pool, and sauna. It is a family friendly facility with activities for both adults and their children.
The gym includes a full set of free weights and machines. A separate cardio room includes treadmills, elliptical machines, and lateral trainer. All the equipment is professional grade from Hoist (weights, machines) and Star Trac (cardio).
If you are into group exercise classes, SportPoint offers a great selection. You’ll find classes in yoga, Muay Thai, Zumba, aqua aerobics, and more. If you a Crossfit devotee, SportPoint offers Crossfit in Pattaya 6 days a week in their dedicated training room. All the group classes have their own prices and vary by activity. You can see the pricing on their site.
SportPoint also has a very nice outdoor pool area with sun loungers and cabanas – the pool is also used for some of their classes during the day. Note that use of the pool is not available for daily or weekly memberships, however, it should be available as an add-on for a small additional fee.
While I hit on the highlights of this facility it would be impossible to cover everything on offer at SportPoint in a short write-up, check out their website below or stop in for a visit.
- Daily: 250 THB*
- Weekly: 1,200 THB*
- Monthly: 3,ooo THB
Sport Point also offers discounted rates if you only use the gym between 8:00 and 16:00. Longer term plans are also available – 3, 6, 12 months. See their website for full details on pricing and the club.
*Daily and Weekly passes do not include the use of the pool
SportPoint Hours: Daily 8:00 – 23:00
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 54 Pattaya City Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
The Fitz Club at Royal Cliff Hotels
If you are looking for a luxury health and fitness center in Pattaya you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option than The Fitz Club. The sports center is part of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group but you don’t need to be a guest in order to use the facilities. Memberships to the Fitz Club are available from day passes to yearly memberships.
The facility and grounds are extensive and there is a lot on offer to its members. There is the gym and fitness center that has free weights, machines, and a large assortment of cardio equipment. You’ll find top end equipment from LifeFitness and Cybex. For a good cardio workout, there are treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes.
In addition to the fitness center, you’ll find 2 Swimming Pools, 2 in-pool Jacuzzis, Children’s Swimming Pool, Swim-up Pool Bar, 7 Floodlit Tennis Courts, 2 Air-condition Squash Courts, Steam and Sauna Rooms, Yoga Class, Thai Boxing Class, Aqua Aerobics, and the Kids Club.
Day passes give you access to all the facilities except the squash and tennis courts. Members get special prices for the usage of the Tennis and Squash facilities. For more information on these prices please visit the club’s website or call the club’s reception on 038-250421 ext 2621.
If you are looking for a luxury health and fitness center in Pattaya, The Fitz club is the one you want to check out. It’s hard to do justice to such a large facility that offers so much in a few paragraphs, for more information on the club and activities, visit their website below or drop in for a visit.
The Fitz Club prices:
- Day Pass: 1,200 THB
- 15-Day Membership: 3,750 THB
- 1 Month Membership: 6,000 THB
*Additional 3, 6, and 12 Month memberships available. See website for pricing.
The Fitz Club Hours: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Location: 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand
Fairtex Pattaya Sports Club
While Fairtex is going to be one of the most expensive 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)
*Update as of July 2017 – Still no word that Fitness First has opened. I’ve reached out to them and I’m hopefull I’ll hear back with an update.
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.