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  • CrankyCarrot

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    I want to get my American-breakfast-eating butt back in shape and am having a hard time finding reasonably priced gyms in Bangkok.

    I'm looking for one of those cheap 30-60 baht, no-nonsense gyms the Thais use, with plenty of free weights and benches - not some obscenely over-priced treadmill farm like California Wow.

    Anyone know of such places? Somewhere close to Khao San would be ideal. I heard a Thai guesthouse worker mention a place that sounded like "Teven," but I couldn't find it (nor ascertain whether "Teven" was the name of the gym or it's location).

    #1 Posted: 18/3/2012 - 11:38

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  • MADMAC

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    Above the fire department station house in Mukdahan - it's free. Of course, it's not near KSR.

    #2 Posted: 18/3/2012 - 22:06

  • CrankyCarrot

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    Yes, I considered coming up for salsa lessons in Mukdahan - then I saw how far away it was on Google maps and thought unfondly of all the long bus rides it would entail.

    #3 Posted: 19/3/2012 - 01:20

  • tyler

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    Have you given any consideration regarding working out at one of the larger hotels? Probably more than 60 baht though. I've used the gym at the Dynasty Grande in Sukhumvit - everything you need to work off that bacon - and it was almost always empty. I can't remember the day charge though but I know it was cheaper than California Wow...

    #4 Posted: 19/3/2012 - 01:54

  • CrankyCarrot

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    Everything is cheaper than California Wow. I could surgically implant silicone muscles for less than it would cost to go workout at California Wow.

    They're the Fitness First* of Thailand (and I guess America) as far as I can see.

    *Rip-off gym franchise in Australia

    #5 Posted: 19/3/2012 - 04:42

  • MADMAC

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    Indeed Cranky it is a long, miserble ten hour trip. I've taken it many times. Totally sucks.

    #6 Posted: 19/3/2012 - 05:25

  • tyler

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    Well, you are in Bangkok. Bumrungrad hospital has some great surgeons. Let us all know what you decide!
    Good luck Cranky!

    #7 Posted: 19/3/2012 - 05:33

  • CrankyCarrot

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    Thanks all. I might just get some quick dental work done and work on my personality instead.

    #8 Posted: 19/3/2012 - 12:05

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