Chiang Mai is best known for its historic and natural attractions. Despite this it is one of the most modern cities in Thailand and has the infrastructure to match. Visitors looking to keep fit, build stamina or go through a good workout have a good choice of gyms and fitness centres. These provide the choice of solo workouts, one-on-one sessions with personal trainers or group sessions.
Our recommended gyms and fitness centres cater to both residents and short-stay visitors with everything from day rates to annual memberships available. In addition to the facilities listed below, hotels such as the Duangtawan Hotel have well equipped fitness centres onsite. Due to the diverse choice of gyms, competition for custom is fierce and management teams ensure they stay up to date with state-of-the-art treadmills, rowing machines, spin bikes and other equipment.
Last Updated: November 2018
Top 5 Gyms & Fitness Centres in Chiang Mai:
CrossFit Chiang Mai | Fitness (Thailand) | Go Gym Chiang Mai | Playground Fitness | Powerhouse Fitness | Further Reading
Note: Prices do change, we recommend you to check with the gyms for the updates.
Close to Wat Ched Yod and Huay Kaew Road, CrossFit Chiang Mai is a popular gym with expats living in the locality. This facility offers a fusion of CrossFit exercises which combine gymnastics, weightlifting and sprints. The team of trainers have all specialised in CrossFit and offer orchestrated workouts which concentrate on enhancing strength for fitness. CrossFit Chiang Mai offers one-day drop-in rates, weekly rates, personal sessions and membership options ranging from one month to one year.
CrossFit Chiang Mai: #47, Chotana Rd., T. Chang Phuak, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 06:30-09:45 and 15:30-19:15 (Mon-Fri); 09:00-12:00 (Sat) | Prices: 1 Month 3,000 B; 3 Months 8,000 B | Tel: +66 82 381 4938, +66 81 031 3065 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
Fitness (Thailand) is an all-in-one centre dedicated to exercise and improved quality of life. The gym features the latest machines which come with their own entertainment systems. Bonuses include four aerobics studios, an indoor cycling facility, saunas, steam rooms and a juice bar. Visitors have the choice of day rates or membership for one month to one year. Fitness (Thailand) is conveniently located two minutes to the north of the Old City moat and behind Computer Plaza.
Fitness (Thailand): #29, Parking Building (Icon Square Building), Hassadisewee Rd., T. Sri Phum, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 08:00-21:00 (Mon-Fri), 09:00-21:00 (Sat-Sun) | Prices: 1 Month 1,900 B; 3 Months 5,500 B | Tel: +66 224 260-2 | Fax: +66 53 224 262 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
Powerhouse Fitness Gym Centre is a few minutes on foot from trendy Nimmanhaemin Road. This fitness centre boasts a full collection of the finest exercise apparatus on the market with numerous cycling, skiing, jogging and rowing machines to choose from as well as weights. Powerhouse also operates regular group exercise sessions while the onsite café serves up proprietary natural smoothes which are a fitting finale to a workout in the gym. Admission choices range from one day to one-year memberships.
Powerhouse Fitness Centre: #50, Nimmanhemin Soi 6, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 08:00-20:00 (Mon-Sat) | Prices: N/A | Tel: +66 52 005 447, +66 81 764 8701 | Facebook
Go Gym Chiang Mai opened for business in 2014 and is a no-nonsense facility where peak fitness is the ultimate goal. The gym houses a varied assortment of exercise machines and equipment with a kickboxing ring, weights and boxing sparring bags as added bonuses. Membership programmes range from one day to one year. Day rates here tend to be cheaper than at other Chiang Mai gyms. Go Gym is in the northern Chang Puak region of the city and about three kilometres from the Old City.
Go Gym: #74, Chiang Mai-Lampang Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 08:00-00:00 (Daily) | Prices: 1 Month 900 B; 3 Months 2,000 B | Tel: +66 98 820 9099| Facebook
Providing a collection of tailored programmes, Playground Innovative Fitness is a top choice for those who want to get fit, lose weight, enhance their sense of wellbeing and look healthier. PlayFit sessions are geared towards fitness and burning off calories while PlayStrength focuses on toning muscles. TRX Total Body is unique in that it utilises parachute line exercises. Playground Innovative Fitness is just off Suthep Road and between Suan Dok Temple and Ton Payom market. This fitness centre offers single classes and discount rates for 10 and 30 classes or unlimited entry from one to six months.
Playground Innovative Fitness: #2/2, Soi Sai Lom, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 09:00-21:00 (Mon-Sat) | Prices: 1 Month 3,200 B; 3 Months 8,400 B | Tel: +66 89 850 2900 | Website | Facebook | Email