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    Cheap gyms in Bangkok?

    After getting into the habit of getting home, sitting on the couch with a few icy beers and watching some downloaded docos everyday, I want to join a cheap gym to go to 3 or so times a week.

    Went over to californiawow as some friends picked up the life-time membership deal for 10,000b last year. All their good promotions are finished though, and as I'm interested in a month or so at first it wasn't half as cheap as it was before.

    Anyone know of some cheap gyms, only have to have some weights, for around 1,000b a month or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool
    Anyone know of some cheap gyms, only have to have some weights, for around 1,000b a month or so?
    Have you been to the gym before? You might be better off simply getting a cheap/second-hand set of weights if so.

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    You can negotiate a membership- just play hardball and only deal with the gym's GM, not one of the membership associates- they'll give you a much better deal to keep you from walking out the door.

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    ^^ Yes, but it's more to get out of the house, than just exercising.

    Getting home and hitting the aircon, sofa, beer and BBC docos is good for 2 evenings a week.

    5 is pushing it a bit.

    Lumphini and some other parks have little weight areas etc. but too hot at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool
    Yes, but it's more to get out of the house, than just exercising.
    Fair enough, I know what you mean.

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    Try the outside gym at Lumphini park,only got free weights but also has a few machines,i.e bench press.Old equipment but if its free can't complain.

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    Don't believe the gym at lumpini is free (at least not for falangs)-- but I do remember it being quite cheap. And one more thing- while I was never bothered, I did occasionally see Thai roid monsters give farang a hard time--but for the most part everyone goes about their business. Seem to recall a gym called "rockys" that was supposed to be cheap (if it is still around, think you could see it from the skytrain on way to vic monument area).

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    depends where you are
    theres a nice one at suk soi 50 which was about 1300 a month, very modern and well equipped
    chatuchak has a similar set up to lumpini but some of the equipment looks leathal
    thai-japan center at dindeang is cheap also

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented
    theres a nice one at suk soi 50 which was about 1300 a month, very modern and well equipped
    That one is more like 2400bt these days. I was there 2 months ago. The cafe has gone, they would only give me one towel, they complained when I turned on the aircon upstairs, the sound system has gone, the water towers in the weights room and changing rooms have gone, there is no hot water or soap and they got rid of the fancy 'rain' shower heads and replaced them with crappy tesco ones and they've put a pad lock on the sauna and wouldn't give me the key.

    Arrrrh that's better. I wanted to say all of that to the owner but they wouldn't give me his mobile number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    thai-japan center at dindeang is cheap also
    Thanks. Haven't heard of this before, but looking on the net it looks perfect.

    SoiDB - Bangkok Youth Centre (Thai - Japan) [Bangkok - Sports Club]

    Gym in Bangkok? - Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums

    Close by too, so will head over in the next few days.

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    Will one of the hotels sell you a gym membership?

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    Funny you should ask.

    Got this email from Century Park Hotel.
    1 Month 1,600-
    3 Months 3,800-
    6 Months 6,000-

    *** 1 Year 8,000- Free 5 Coupon ( Century Only )

    Any question please call 02 - 2467800 ext. 4900
    Thank you for your e-mail
    Which looks like an exceptional deal. Not as good as the 40b per year that the subsidized Thai-Japanese youth club looks like though.

    Century Park Hotel Bangkok : Facilities

    Will definitely take it if the T-J club isn't up to scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool View Post
    Funny you should ask.

    Got this email from Century Park Hotel.
    1 Month 1,600-
    3 Months 3,800-
    6 Months 6,000-

    *** 1 Year 8,000- Free 5 Coupon ( Century Only )

    Any question please call 02 - 2467800 ext. 4900
    Thank you for your e-mail
    Which looks like an exceptional deal. Not as good as the 40b per year that the subsidized Thai-Japanese youth club looks like though.

    Will definitely take it if the T-J club isn't up to scratch.
    In an email dated Oct 18, 2013, the Century Park Hotel told me they no longer offer the fitness center to non-guests, at any price. 'New management.'

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    Well at least he got 3 years of membership out of it.

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