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6 fun workouts to kickstart your 2020 fitness regime in Bangkok

New Year, New Fitness Regime.

We promise ourselves every year that this time we are going to make it work. Yes, we know, half of the time after the clock strikes 6 at work, we just want to go home and binge-watch Netflix or spend the night scrolling through our Instagram feeds –- and most of the time, we are just ‘too tired’ both mentally and physically. We know the struggles are real but that’s what needs to change in 2020.

Nothing is going to happen if you don’t actually get out there and pump those muscles into shape. Need a little motivation to kickstart your fitness regime? Bangkok is filled with passionate workout classes brimming in every corner of the city, so you’ve got every opportunity to make your mind and body as healthy and happy as you want. Here are some of our favourite classes that are going to make your mornings and evenings more even more exciting, and, of course, get your adrenaline rushing.

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For cycling enthusiasts…

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For those who love cycling but don’t have time to get outside during the day, get your RYDE squad ready. Between the neon bright lights and enthusiastic trainers, the indoor cycling classes at RYDE can help you step up your game. The urban indoor cycling boutique has branches in Thonglor and Asoke, so city dwellers, it’s a breeze to get there. First-time riders, fret not, there is an introduction before kickstarting the full-body routine all while you groove and pump your hearts even faster to their beating music. Don’t worry, they’ve got complimentary clip-in shoes, towels, and lockers, so travel light from work. Best part? Refresh yourself afterward with some cold-pressed juice or superfood and acai bowls at RYDE’s own Loaded Juice Bar. Make yourself a commitment and get 10 sessions for THB 9,000 valid for 2 months.

RYDE, 3rd Floor Seenspace, Thonglor Soi 13 251/1 Sukhumvit 55, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Contact +66 2 185 2823.

To strengthen your endurance and flexibility…

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Pilates Plus Bangkok

Pilate lovers, you can turn up the heat this month and prep yourself for a better burn. Hot pilates at Pilates Plus Bangkok offers a stress-relieving sequence of mat-based exercises in a heated studio of 40 degrees celsius, so you can sweat it out and walk out with glowing skin. Keep it simple with Mat Pilates that will allow you balance and tone your muscles to look leaner and have a stronger endurance. For those who feel they’ve crossed the beginner level, challenge yourself with Pilates Reformer which allows you to target different muscle groups and intensify your regular pilates routine. Walk out feeling the confidence growing within you with a fresh dose of enthusiasm to kickstart the year.

Pilates Plus is offering three options for just THB 2,020: 1 week of unlimited classes, 90 mins private session and posture analysis, or 5 Group classes in 5 weeks.

Pilates Plus Bangkok, 90 Soi Sukhumvit55 (Thonglor2), 2nd Floor, Fifty Fifth Plaza, Watthana, Bangkok. Contact +66 2 048 3330.

When ballet is your first love, but you’re a pilates fan too…

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Physique 57

If you always wanted to do ballet, but also have a profound love for pilates, this might just be your dream workout destination. Chisel your body with full-body barre workouts that involve dance-inspired cardio, strength training exercises, and stretches that burn fat at Physique 57.When passion meets health, there’s no need to think twice, just do it. Challenge yourself with the 10 classes pass (THB 9,000) or get the 1-Month Unlimited pass (THB 9,500) to kickstart your new fitness goals.

Physique 57 Bangkok, 494 Phloen Chit Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, +66 2 652 1703.

You want to elevate — quite literally — your traditional yoga skills…

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Star Pilates Bangkok

We love traditional yoga, but aerial yoga is just so much more adventurous and thrilling. Whilst you receive all the benefits you would anyways with traditional yoga, Yoga Fly Aerial helps you increase your muscular flexibility and joint mobility. Don’t fret: you don’t need to know acrobats for it — just try some gravity-defying yoga poses and feel the adrenaline rushing. Hang tight, and gently swing back and forth while cocooned in a silky-sling hammock. From Yoga Fly beginner classes to Advanced Aerial Dance classes, head to Star Pilates Bangkok for a true sense of body- and soul-stirring experience. Start with their 10-hour pass (THB 5,085) and you might pass your personal fitness goals with flying colours.

Star Pilates Bangkok, Charn Issara Tower – 942/166 Rama IV Road, Bangkok, +66 2 266 9407.

Because you always wanted to learn bellydance…

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Bellysister Bellydance Studio

You’ve committed to trying something new this year, so here it is — shake that body, especially that belly. There’s no denying that the recent proliferation of belly dancing has got us all curious about the art of moving our bellies with beauty. In the process of learning those refined movements, like floorwork isolation postures and shimmies arm work, you will also burn some fat around the stomach area, obtain curvy hips, and increase your bone density. Voila!

At Bellysister studio, not only will you learn dancing by trained professionals but also get a chance to flaunt your moves with your performances in front of an audience. Our tip? Book yourself the 4 class package (THB 2,000) to find the inner talent you never knew you had.

Bellysister Bellydance Studio, 22/1 Ekamai Soi 2, Sukhumvit 63 Road, Bangkok 10110, +66 89 114 7615.

You love the mid-week grind…

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Knockout Boxing Studio

Knock those muscles off with a sweet science of full-body boxing workout. Find the class that suits you best at one of Bangkok’s first boxing boutique – Knockout BKK – and learn the skills and techniques of using your fist in the right direction. Not to mention, the upbeat playlist here and the motivating instructors are going to make your high-intensity workout a breeze. First-time fighters, you will be offered a foundation class before the actual workout. Take the 10 classes pass (THB 7,900) and see you in the ring!

Knockout Boxing Studio, 3rd Floor Seenspace Thong Lo Soi 13, Bangkok, +66 2 185 2384.

Alisha Pawa
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.
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