If morning beach walks don't qualify as your WOD, this list of Bali's best gyms will get your heart pumping before you can drop and give us ten...
Gym junkies – we hear you. Finding the right workout spot is sometimes harder than smashing your PB, especially when the choices span from swanky studios in Seminyak, to outdoor HIIT sessions in Canggu. With everything from high-intensity circuit training and group LesMills classes, to hardcore CrossFit WODs and boutique gyms with their own yoga studios and juice bars, the ever-growing collection of gyms in Bali has never been stronger.
So, we’ve done the hard work for you and we’ve muscled together our picks of Bali’s best gyms. Whether you simply want to balance out the holiday naughties or up your weight training routine, the island is home to some of the hottest fitness institutes we’ve ever seen. So without further adieu, here are the best gyms in Bali for your next island workout. From swanky to sweaty and everything in between, here’s where to break a sweat in true island style.
BEST GYMS IN BALI: Canggu
1. SOMA Fight Club
Ready to rumble? At Soma, you’ll get to learn the tools and techniques to last in the ring. So much more than just a gym, it’s a community of pro athletes and newbies alike, with a common interest in fighting and getting fit. Soma specialises in boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai, taught by qualified, professional coaches. There is also a functional gym area to build strength and stamina. The recovery area includes a sauna and ice baths, so you can get back at it in no time. And because food builds a fighter from the inside, meal programs are also available to help you reach your fitness goals.
Best for: Beginner and professional fighters.
The deal: Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly memberships, alongside personal training.
SOMA Fight Club, Jl Raya Canggu, Canggu, and Jl Tukad Pakerisan No. 99X, Denpasar, p. +62 877 5611 8691, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 6am – 8pm, Sat & Sun 7am – 4pm.
2. Body Factory Bali
Just as its name suggests, Body Factory Bali pumps out epic bodies one after another – all in a sleek and stylish space. With arguably the most advanced set of gym equipment on the island and with high performance as its mission, Body Factory is where you come for serious results. A sprawling fitness facility with an indoor air-conditioned gym and outdoor functional training zone, Body Factory is designed for everyone, from elite athletes to weekend warriors and pure beginners too. And to prove exactly that, alongside the gym spaces you’ll find a roster of classes that range from restorative yoga, to killer “Rumble” boxing classes. There’s even a class exclusively for women, to get ladies lifting weights in a high-energy environment. And psst – the gym houses a world-class recovery centre, complete with a spa, a swimming pool, ice baths, jacuzzi and sauna, so you’ll be refreshed and ready for the rest of your day.
Best for: High intensity workouts and top-notch gym equipment that delivers serious results.
The deal: Daily, weekly and two-weekly passes available alongside monthly memberships and personal training sessions.
Body Factory Bali, Jl Nelayan No. 27, Canggu, p. +62 811 3802 255, e. [email protected]; Open daily 6am – 10pm.
3. S2S CrossFit Bali
CrossFit. There, we said it. Why? Results, that’s why. Damn good ones too. And you know what? Despite the reputation of CrossFit being only for hardcore fitness junkies (which is also true), S2S CrossFit (which was the first CrossFit affiliate in Bali) offers a supreme workout for all fitness levels. In fact, one of the best things about S2S CrossFit is that the sessions are at once welcoming, strong, tough and fun. And some sessions venture outside the ‘box’, hitting the streets and getting out into the Bali world around you. Start with beginner classes if you need to, or throw yourself into the deep end with big lifts and squats.
Best for: Tough yet fun CrossFit sessions for both beginners and advanced athletes.
The deal: Open gym and class passes available on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, with citizen discounts available.
S2S CrossFit, Jl Raya Semat No. 1, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 819 1748 4757, e. [email protected]; Open weekdays 7am – 6pm, Sat 8.30am – 1pm.
So much more than just a place to get fit, Nirvana is dedicated to developing your mind whilst also training your body. Taking your workout programme beyond the typical HIIT sesh or cardio endurance, at Nirvana you’ll work on stretching, mobility, joint pre-habilitation, and full-body core workouts that challenge even the strongest athletes. These guys are specialists in Gymnastic Strength Training and Power Yoga, so they know what they’re doing, and their intelligent programming proves it.
Best for: Strength training (especially gymnastic) as well as flexibility and toning.
The deal: Daily drop-in classes as well as package options and monthly memberships cover the daily class schedule as well as access to the recovery centre which houses ice baths, sauna and steam rooms, and hot tubs, just to name a few. Members also get discounts at associated cafes, restaurants and spas.
Nirvana, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 8, Canggu, p. +62 813 6231 5149, e. [email protected]; Open daily 7am – 9pm.
5. F45 Training
Bringing the global F45 trend to Bali, F45 in Canggu is the gym of the moment that’s pushing us to our limits in 45 minutes flat. A solid hit amongst Bali’s finest fitness crowds, F45 offers innovative and high-energy classes for gymmers on-the-go. Think fast and furious classes, with cardio-blasting, DJ-pumping workouts – served up in an electric, air-conditioned atmosphere. Each day offers a different session-type, from 27-station circuit sessions to the ever-popular Hollywood class that feels less like a workout and more like an Ibiza party!
Best for: Fast and efficient functional training classes in a high-energy, electric environment.
The deal: Single sessions, multi-sessions and unlimited weekly & monthly passes available.
F45 Training, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 83, Canggu, p. +62 813 3792 9442, e. [email protected]; Open daily.
6. Avenue Fitness
Part of the Canggu Avenue lifestyle complex, Avenue Fitness is a sleek and fully-equipped gym with every piece of equipment you could imagine (spa pool included). It attracts a supportive community of gym-goers, with carefully curated programs to help you smash your goals. And to help fuel your lifting sesh, there’s an onsite juice bar, as well as Canggu Avenue’s recovery area.
Best for: A wholesome gym experience with a plethora of equipment, wrapped up in a sleek and modern environment.
The deal: Daily and long-term memberships available.
Avenue Fitness, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 55A, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 5347 / +62 857 9289 0732; Open daily 6am – 10pm.
7. Bali MMA
If you live by a “go hard or go home” kinda fitness mantra, then Bali MMA is where you’ll want to direct your next sweat sesh – and boy will there be sweat. This MMA-everything gym is Indonesia’s number one mixed martial arts academy, ranked 5th by Fox Sports as the best MMA gym in Asia. With such a killer rep, Bali MMA is a hotbed for international athletes, home to more than 25 professional fighters, including world champions. But don’t run and hide just yet, because as frightening as this all sounds, Bali MMA is a totally family-friendly gym with warm smiles and big hearts behind the bruises. This open, approachable vibe is thanks to the elite team of coaches who are dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction (no matter your fitness level or ability) and most of all, making you feel part of the MMA family.
Best for: Top-notch MMA with world-class professionals in a family-friendly environment (they even have kid’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
The deal: Drop-in classes as well as unlimited weekly, monthly and yearly training memberships. Personal training sessions also available.
Bali MMA, Jl Raya Padonan No. 6, Canggu, p. +62 877 6188 5879, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7.30am – 7pm, Sat 9am – 1pm, Sun 9am – 12.30pm.
8. Fortitude Bali
Fitting right in to the hip ‘hood of Canggu, Fortitude is a bespoke and uber-cool gym that’s all about unique, customisable programmes for all different fitness levels. It’s stocked with high calibre equipment and expert coaches who’ll push you past your goals both physically and mentally. Predominantly a class-only gym (with open gym hours available in-between sessions) expect community-driven motivation and high-energy sessions that cover endurance, strength, cardio, barbells and of course, CrossFit.
Best for: Bespoke fitness classes in a high-energy group environment.
The deal: Single classes and open gym sessions available alongside multi-day, monthly and six months memberships.
Fortitude, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 105.5 Level 2, Canggu, p. +62 361 4736573, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7am – 6.30pm, Sat & Sun 7.30am – 12pm.
9. Wanderlust Fitness Village
As the largest and most equipped CrossFit gym in the whole of Bali, naturally this place brings in the big guns. While beginners are more than welcome here, Wanderlust ain’t for the faint hearted. The WODs are intense, the groups are large and the equipment is top-shelf (spread across almost 4000sqm of space) not to mention the certified CrossFit trainers who won’t let you leave until you’ve smashed your fitness goals and shed a LOT of sweat. With a motto of “Building Better Humans”, prepare to leave here with a spring in your step (if you can still walk).
Best for: Intense CrossFit sessions in big, communal groups, powered by industry experts.
The deal: Drop-in classes and memberships are available on a daily timetable of CrossFit, Movement, MetCon and Olympic Lifting classes, as well as Open Gym sessions and personal training.
Wanderlust Fitness Village, Jl Raya Padonan No. 6, Canggu, p. +62 878 6156 8934, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7am – 8pm, Sat & Sun 7am – 7pm.
10. FETCH Surf Training Centre
Surfers, this is the gym for you. Fetch is a training centre designed to help surfers improve thier physical performance and technical capabilities. Each class targets different skills that will help you take to Bali’s perfect waves: think Hard Beat AKA an endurance-building cardio session, strength training, body control training for coordination, and flexibility training for your pop-ups and post-surf recovery. There’s also Surf Motion by Smoothstar Surf Trainer – a skate sesh to learn surf movements on land before you head to the water. All of this is also adaptable for mini surfers, so the kids can join too.
Best for: Beginner and experienced surfers who want to level up their skills.
The deal: You can pay per session, or get a 10-session pass, or a monthly (up to six months) unlimited membership. Surf coaching and personal training are also available.
FETCH Surf Training Centre, Jl Subak Sari No. 63B, Canggu, p. +62 812 3940 2707, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7am – 8pm.
11. The Canggu Studio
A place for absolutely everybody, The Canggu Studio offers classes for every fitness type, tempo and taste. If you want to train hard and tone that butt, try the high intensity Bootyfit, Barre workout, or learn the technicalities of a martial art. For yogis, open your heart and work on subtle energy with Yin or Hatha, or find self expression in Dancehall, Hip Hop dancing and even a Beyonce class. All of this fitness variety, under one cosy roof.
Best for: Unique classes that break the boundaries of a typical workout.
The deal: Classes are available on a single or multiple-class basis, with one monthly unlimited pass also available.
The Canggu Studio, Jl Nelayan No. 32, Canggu, p. +62 823 3977 0272, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat 8am – 4pm.
12. COMO Uma Canggu
A haven of health and wellness, the fitness facilities at COMO Uma Canggu make this luxury destination one of the most inclusive gyms in the ‘hood. Not only home to a vast, air-conditioned gym with top-notch Life Fitness equipment (perfect for cardio, toning and free weights) you’ll also find two yoga and two Pilates studios with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as Bali’s first Suspend studio — an aerial suspension class that combines movements from Pilates, barre, yoga and body-weight resistance training. All of the classes here are taught by global industry experts, helping you to bend, stretch and breathe. After class, prop up poolside at the onsite COMO Beach Club where a post-workout cocktail has your name on it (life is all about balance, right?!)
Best for: International-standard Pilates and yoga classes in a chic, luxury setting.
The deal: Gym memberships are available alongside group fitness classes, Pilates, yoga, TRX, and Suspend. All teachers are also bookable for private classes and personal training.
COMO Uma Canggu, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 361 620 2209 / +62 811 3820 9572, e. [email protected]; Open daily 10am – 7pm.
13. Fitness Centre at Finns Recreation Club
Sooooo much more than “just” a gym, the Fitness Centre at Finns Recreation Club is Canggu’s luxe and elite gym that makes exercising feel not so exercise-y. Aside from their fully equipped gym (stocked with the latest Technogym equipment, no less) the fitness centre is also home to a strong cycle studio, a functional training room and TRX studio, towels, lockers, personal training, a swimming pool and a well thought out group fitness schedule. If that wasn’t enough, membership at Finns Rec Club means you get to enjoy allll the perks of the club, like access to the co-working hub, VIP treatment at Finns’ two beach clubs and soooo much more.
Best for: Luxe gymming in a more exclusive environment (packed with perks!)
The deal: Access to the Fitness Centre is available through daily, monthly and yearly memberships.
Fitness Centre at Finns Recreation Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, p. +62 859 5991 7486, e. [email protected]; Open daily 6am – 8pm.
14. Victory Fitness
Cheap and cheerful with everything you need, Victory Fitness is one of Bali’s most affordable yet still well-equipped gyms. For an affordable price you can pump iron on the benches, raise your heart rate on the running machines, tone up on the power towers or smash any of your fitness goals, because while this gym is considered basic in comparison to others, it ticks all the boxes of a complete gym setup. You won’t find any classes or fancy fitness programs here, but you will find a solid gym that lets you do exactly what you came for.
Best for: A solid selection of gym equipment at a great price.
The deal: Daily or monthly gym passes.
Victory Fitness, Jl Pantai Pererenan No. 89, Pererenan, p. +62 813 3774 8555; Open daily 7am – 8.30pm (8pm Sun).
BALI’S BEST GYMS: Uluwatu
15. Bali Training Centre
If working out amongst the island’s most babe’n bodies doesn’t frighten the sports bra off of you, then Bali Training Centre is the place to break a sweat. Packed with tanned surfer dudes and beach babes aplenty (not to mention immense passion from the team of trainers), the daily schedule here brings in Uluwatu’s most athletic bods for group Muay Thai sessions, HIIT circuit training, Kettlebells and Core & Booty classes too. Top tip: fill up on a post-workout feed at The Cashew Tree next door.
Best for: Group Muay Thai sessions and high-intensity fitness classes.
The deal: Daily sessions and unlimited weekly & monthly passes available alongside personal training privates.
Bali Training Centre at The Cashew Tree, Jl Pantai Bingin, Bingin Beach, Pecatu, p. +62 819 1627 6813 / +62 821 4654 8245, e. [email protected]; Open daily.
16. Uluwatu Collective
Uluwatu’s first CrossFit box, Uluwatu Collective is a community of fitness enthusiasts with a gym facility and daily classes to get your heart rate up. From the high powered CrossFit sesh, Metcon and HIIT, to Booty Fit and a calming yoga class, the options here are endless for all sorts of gym-goers! Psst – keep your eyes peeled for the cafe and coworking lounge, coming soon!
Best for: Fitness enthusiasts of all levels looking to keep fit in a close community setting.
The deal: Drop-in rates, and daily, weekly and fortnightly passes available.
Uluwatu Collective, Jl Raya Uluwatu No. 80, Ungasan, p. +62 882 2572 1172, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm, Sat & Sun 8am – 3pm.
17. Point One Gym
Point One is a cosy, fully-equipped lifestyle gym on the outskirts of the Bukit, popular with expats, locals and holidaymakers alike. The gym has everything you need, from the CrossFit area for individual training, to the fitness room for classes like Pound Fit, Zumba, Box Active, and one-on-one Muay Thai. Top tip: head up to the rooftop for a bootcamp under the sun to really get your sweat on!
Best for: High energy fitness classes in a large group.
The deal: Long term memberships available.
Point One Gym, Jl Raya Uluwatu No. 22, Ungasan, p. +62 812 3945 8202; Open daily 6am – 8pm.
18. 360 Move Uluwatu
360 Move is Uluwatu’s sleekest sports and wellness centre with indoor and outdoor facilities, intimate classes and an open gym. The classes cover all types of bodies, style and levels: hot pilates, power yoga, spin, mobility for athletes, dance classes and martial arts – there’s even Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids! The gym itself is always well-stocked with all sorts of equipment, and the friendly staff are on hand to help you out, offer advice and keep you motivated.
Best for: Getting in tune with your body through dance, martial arts or mobility.
The deal: Drop-in, weekly, monthly to yearly memberships available for open gym, classes or the unlimited experience.
360 Move Uluwatu, Jl Pantai Suluban, Pecatu, p. +62 821 4481 6669; Open Mon – Sat 7am – 7pm.
19. Bali Fit Corner
With a tagline of “We are fighters. Not quitters”, Bali Fit Corner’s schedule is packed full of strength and conditioning classes that will challenge your fitness to the max. This semi-open gym offers martial arts and combat-inspired classes, like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing, and MMA fighter fit. For those who like to get their groove on, you’ll want to check out the dynamic Zumba and salsa classes. Yoga fanatics, options for power yoga, Vinyasa and Ashtanga are also available, and if you want to share your love of the gym life with your kids, the little ones can learn a move or two at the Baby Ninja and Kids Boxing classes.
Best for: Dynamic, power-based classes.
The deal: Drop-in pass and multi-class pass (10 to 30 classes per pass) for group classes, or one-on-one training.
Bali Fit Corner, Jl Pantai Bingin No. 9, Pecatu, p. +62 812 3882 6307, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Sat from 8am.
20. Muscle Beach Club
Not your “sunset cocktail” or “poolside lounging” kind of beach club, Muscle Beach Club is all about muscling up with a community of health enthusiasts. It’s a fully-equipped commercial gym, in an air-conditioned space alongside an outdoor CrossFit area with a swimming pool. The gym also offers pole dance classes and studio hire, for anyone looking for a different way to stay fit. Once you’re all sweated out, lounge in the lobby or stop by the cafe for healthy snacks and fresh juices.
Best for: Open gym sessions and fitness-style pole dancing.
The deal: Drop-in, weekly, monthly and yearly memberships, and multi-session passes for personal training.
Muscle Beach Club, Jl Raya Uluwatu No. 20A, Br. Bakung Sari, Ungasan, p. +62 813 3915 6003; Open daily 7am – 9pm.
BEST GYMS IN BALI: Seminyak & Kuta
21. Soham Wellness Centre
Not only a gymming destination, Soham Wellness Centre is a full-on fitness and wellness destination that goes far beyond the physical form. Their holistic lifestyle approach to all-round health and wellness is designed to up the feel-good factor from the inside out. They’re all about transforming mindsets and overall wellbeing through their healthy cafe, Ayurvedic spa treatments, healing centre, and of course, those all-important workouts that push you to your limits (in a good way). There are countless classes to choose from (spin, kickboxing, power yoga, TRX and so many more) plus personal trainers, yoga classes, a pool, sauna and every luxe amenity you could ever wish for.
Best for: All-round health and wellbeing in a luxe environment.
The deal: Daily passes and monthly memberships available as gym, spa and class combo packages.
Soham Wellness Centre, Jl Lebak Sari No.7, Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 474 1616 / +62 821 4618 6424, [email protected]; Open daily 7am – 10pm.
22. CrossFit Seminyak
Fitting in to the stylish ‘hood of Seminyak, CrossFit Seminyak is a CrossFit box plus open gym where you can sweat it out and get to know Seminyak’s CrossFit community. Much like its big sister Wanderlust, CrossFit Seminyak is well-equipped, with CrossFit sessions six days a week, weightlifting and functional fitness classes too. The WODs are designed by Wanderlust’s fitness experts, to not only build physical strength, but to inspire strong mindedness too.
Best for: High intensity yet scalable CrossFit sessions for beginners and advanced athletes.
The deal: Daily, weekly, monthly and six months rates are available. Members also get a special drop-in rate for Wanderlust Canggu too.
CrossFit Seminyak, Jl Drupadi No. 80, Seminyak, p. +62 819 0730 6342, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7am – 8pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 6pm.
23. The Bar
A different kind of “bar” to the margarita-filled ones we’re used to, The Bar on Sunset is a strength training gym that’s wholly dedicated to customised personal development. It’s the only gym in Bali where every membership includes a personal trainer and personal development plan, using goal-focussed programmes that deliver results. There are no treadmills here, no paid personal training sessions, and no fake promises of a bikini bod in 10 days. Instead, you’ll find a motivational mix of strength-training, proper nutrition and fitness education designed just for you. See you at The Bar!
Best for: One-on-one training and personal development plans
The deal: Daily, weekly and monthly memberships are available, with access to The Bar’s coaches at no additional cost.
The Bar, Jl Sunset Road No. 11, Seminyak, p. +62 821 1943 5261, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7am – 10pm, Sat & Sun 7am – 8pm.
24. 15FIT Training Studio
A boutique fitness centre surrounded by rice fields in the quiet ‘hood of Umalas, 15FIT is a private, personal and group training studio for just 15 people per class (max). This exclusivity and class intimacy means that the trainers know your name, they understand your fitness levels and they can outline your goals – right before helping you smash them. Aside from the daily classes (including TRX, Pump, Boxfit, Hot Cycle and HIIT) they’ll also provide nutritional advice and counselling as well as hard copy workout programs for when you’re away from the gym. Small but mighty, it’s personalised gymming done right.
Best for: Intimate group training sessions and personalised fitness programs.
The deal: Choose from daily drop-in classes, multi-class packages or one-month unlimited classes.
15FIT, Jl Bumbak No. 89C, Umalas, p.+62 8533 842 4403 / +62 819 3430 7991, e. [email protected]; Open daily 10am – 4pm.
25. Daily Gym
With five on-site trainers, a boxing ring and a complete weights room (all available at an affordable price), Daily Gym is a go-to for the expat crowds and Bali’s dedicated kickboxers. With its no-fuss interiors, you won’t feel like you’re ruining a precious ood floor with your beads of sweat. Instead, it’s a place to get down and dirty and to really shed the KGs.
Best for: One-on-one kickboxing classes and affordable memberships.
The deal: Daily, monthly and yearly memberships are available, alongside kickboxing classes and personal training sessions.
Daily Gym, Jl Petitenget No. 72x (second floor), Seminyak, p. +62 877 6150 5757, e. [email protected]; Open daily 7am – 7pm.
26. Celebrity Fitness
A fave for the local crowds, Celebrity Fitness at Level21 (on the outskirts of Kuta and Seminyak) is a one-stop fitness spot for – you guessed it – the island’s very own celebs. You’ll find famous chefs and entrepreneurs at this glitzy fitness institute, all breaking a sweat in between the daily grind at the club’s cycling, TRX and dance studios. You can find every kind of class here, from yoga and Zumba, to Les Mills programs too – all wrapped up in an exclusive members-only atmo.
Best for: Glamorous and exclusive workouts in a members-only environment.
The deal: Choose from a “One Gym” membership or a multi-gym “Merah Putih” membership that covers all 28 Celebrity Fitness gyms across Indonesia.
Celebrity Fitness, Jl Teuku Umar No. 1, Level21 Mall, Denpasar, p. +62 361 335 2101 / +62 877 8669 3501; Open Mon – Sat 6am – 10pm, Sun 8am – 10pm.
27. Bali Fitness
A huge fave with Seminyak’s expat crowds, Bali Fitness covers just about every class going, including Pilates, Core Strength and Yoga to name just a few. You get full access to all sessions through the many membership options, including the ever-popular Les Mills classes that are the main draw card here, including BodyCombat, Body Pump, RPM and more.
Best for: The wide selection of Les Mills classes.
The deal: Daily, monthly and yearly passes available (including all classes and open gym access) plus personal training sessions.
Bali Fitness, Sunset Road No. 333, Seminyak, p. +62 361 847 5814 / +62 813 3837 6654, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Fri 7am – 8pm, Sat 7am – 4pm.
28. Moxx Bodytec
A twenty-minute workout that’s equal to several hours in the gym – need we say more? Moxx Bodytec is home to Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology, a revolution in the world of sport and the first of its kind in Bali. Fitness clubs and beauty salons use the machine to build muscle, burn fat and also get rid of cellulite. And hey, if Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer swear by it, we’re not here to question the details. What have you got to lose? It’s only twenty-minutes of your life, and up to 8 centimetres off your upper thighs.
Best for: Gym junkies on-the-go. Quick workouts with real results.
The deal: Single sessions and month packages are available, alongside fixed metabolism/cellulite-focussed programs.
Moxx Bodytec, Jl Kunti I, Seminyak, p. +62 812 3861 7098, [email protected]; Open Mon – Sat 8.15am – 6pm.
We know what you’re thinking: “HammerHead? That sounds like a place of performance enhancers and rowdy fights over who deserves what dumbbell. It’s not. HammerHead Gym is a fun place of Zumba, hip-hop, and belly dancing classes, with friendly trainers who are built on natural determination alone. The gym is fully equipped and usually filled with just the right amount of people so you don’t find yourself lining up, nor do you find yourself wondering if you are the only person in Bali currently choosing exercise over cocktails…
Best for: A complete gym experience for both beginners and athletes.
The deal: Daily, monthly and yearly memberships available, including all classes and open gym access.
HammerHead, Jl Nakula, 3rd Floor Kawan Mini Market, Kuta, p. +62 811 388 661, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Sat 7am – 10pm.
30. Rai Fitness on Sunset
If body contests and bulging muscles inspire you to work the bod, then Rai Fitness on Sunset will be your gateway to a fantastic physique. What makes this studio unique is its dedication to education, offering seminars, workshops and talks as a regular part of their operations. A swimming pool, sauna and outdoor garden café are the icing on the … oh wait, you can’t eat cake. Sorry.
Best for: Affordable all-round fitness classes.
The deal: Daily and monthly memberships available, as well as daily Les Mills classes and personal training sessions.
Rai Fitness, Jl Pura Mertasari 27, Kuta, p. +62 895 7005 66400; Open Mon – Fri 6am – 10pm, Sat & Sun 8am – 6pm.
BEST GYMS IN BALI: Ubud
31. Academy Fitness
Wellness is the name of the game at Academy Fitness – a chic boutique gym and wellness retreat that’s the perfect balance of mind, body and lifestyle. The functional training is our fave here, including TRX, kickboxing, HIIT, mobility, strength and conditioning. All of this within a cool and stylish environment that screams tropical Bali workouts (we’re looking at you, pastel tones and grassy workout space!). Post-workout, stop by the healthy cafe or chill by the hotel’s pool to finish off the full wellness experience.
Best for: Functional fitness and all-round wellness in a sleek and stylish space.
The deal: Day and multi-class passes, monthly and three-monthly memberships, as well as personal training sessions.
Academy Fitness, p. +62 811 3851 9494, e. [email protected]; Open daily 8am – 6pm.
32. Ubud Fitness Centre
Whilst Ubud’s fitness scene is geared mostly around yoga and pilates, Ubud Fitness Centre is holding the fort for gym junkies in the ‘bud. It’s a fully-equipped, air-conditioned gym with complete cardio and weight equipment, as well as a body language class, Zumba, aerobics and more. There’s also a team of experienced personal trainers to help you reach all of your fitness goals, and once you’ve finished lifting and lunging, you can lounge at the adjoining cafe for a juice or two.
Best for: Complete training for all levels in the heart of Ubud.
The deal: Daily and monthly passes are available, alongside additional personal training sessions.
Ubud Fitness Centre, Jl Gunung Sari, Ubud, p. +62 878 6625 3335, e. [email protected]; Open daily 6.30am – 7.30pm.
33. Titi Batu Ubud Club
As Ubud’s first sports, wellness and family hub, Titi Batu Ubud Club is a sprawling multi-venue destination made up of a gym, indoor squash court, outdoor sports court, fitness studio, 25-metre lap pool and even a skate park – all for adults and kids to break a sweat and have some fun while doing it. Once you’ve raised the heart rate, there’s plenty of amenities to help you bring it back down, like a steam, sauna and cold plunge, a spa, jacuzzi and healthy restaurant.
Best for: All-encompassing fitness and wellness where you could easily spend an entire day.
The deal: Single, multi-class passes, monthly and yearly memberships available, as well as personal training sessions.
Titi Batu Ubud Club, Jl Cempaka, Kumbuh, Mas, Ubud, p. +62 361 972 134 / +62 811 381 7755, e. [email protected]; Open daily 7am – 10pm.
34. Ubud Muay Thai
The first Muay Thai destination in Ubud, this basecamp aims to teach you all the tools you need as a Muay Thai fighter. You’ll be trained by professional Muay Thai champions, who have more than eight years of experience teaching international and local students. The classes include strength and cardio conditioning to improve your stamina and endurance, in addition to Muay Thai introduction for beginners, drills, sparring, and pads and bag training. At off times, the space also offers open gym sessions.
Best for: Fighters looking to hone and improve Muay Thai techniques.
The deal: Various passes, packages and memberships available. Customisable private coaching can be booked with a trainer.
Ubud Muay Thai, Jl Nyuh Gading No. 19, Ubud, p. +62 856 1005 214, e. [email protected]; Open Mon – Sat from 8am.
For something different…
35. Bootcamp on the beach with 2befit Bali
If your excuse for skipping the gym is that you’d rather be out in Bali’s great outdoors, then try a morning workout on Canggu beach with 2befit Bali. A mix of functional training, cardio, weight-lifting and even boxing right on Bali’s beautiful beaches, these sandy circuits welcome all fitness levels in a small, friendly and welcoming group. You won’t find any OTT machines here – instead, expect bamboo barbells weighted by bags of sand, dumbbells moulded out of concrete, and cardio runs that take you past fishing boats and Hindu temples. This is a true Balinese fitness experience!
Best for: Full-body workouts on the beach for all levels.
The deal: Pay-as-you-go classes.
2befit Bali, Nelayan Beach, Canggu, p. +62 878 6147 8222, e. [email protected]
See you in the gym, Honeys!