So you’ve found yourself in Chiang Mai and maybe the excessive amount of delicious food has led you to want to get your body moving. Lucky for you, with the ample amount of delectable dishes comes the equally plentiful choice of where to exercise. Below are just a few of the city’s many fitness options!

Gyms in Chiang Mai

Though your accommodation has onsite gyms (if you’re studying abroad in Chiang Mai with TEAN), many find themselves in search of options with more diverse equipment. Below are gyms that reflect a range of options in terms of price, quality and amenities, but by doing your own research you will be sure to discover what fits for you.

Strong Gym Chiang Mai
Monday-Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday + Sunday 9 am-9pm
3rd floor of Kad Suan Kaew
70 baht per day / 990 baht per month / 1,990 baht per 3 months

  • Exercise machines and free weights
  • At no extra cost members can work with their own personal trainer
  • Swimming pool available for fee of 20 baht

Chiang Kai Strong Gym

Moo Baa Strongman Gym

Open 6am – midnight
Next to Uniloft
80 baht per day/ 1100 baht per month

  • Chiang Mai’s first gym dedicated to strongman style workouts
  • An array of lifting equipment
  • Some training available but much is done on your own

Powerhouse Gym Fitness Centre
Monday-Friday: 6 am-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 1pm-8am
Soi 6, Nimmanhemin Road in Punna Place
400 baht per day / 2,500 baht for a 10-visit coupon

  • Full range of exercise equipment, cardio machines, free weights
  • Sauna room, stretching area and lockers
  • Offers classes: Power Kick, Power Weight, Cycling, Aerobic Dancing, Intro Aerobics

Maxx Fitness
Open daily 8 am-11pm
Top floor of Maya Mall
428 baht per day | 2,999 baht per month | 8,999 baht per 3 months, 14,999 baht per 6 months, 20,999 baht per 1 year (Joining Fee may apply)

  • Three different fitness studios offering an array of classes every day
  • Variety of high end exercise equipment and free weights
  • Comparable to a smaller LA Fitness

Group Fitness in chiang mai

If you find fitness most motivating when you’re surrounded by others, check out these range of classes and gyms with on site trainers to help you get the most out of your work out.

Playground Innovative Fitness
Located at the corner of Suthep and Nimman
Offering private training, group training as well as a range of classes
Membership: Options ranging from drop in classes = 300 baht, weekly = 1,000 baht, 12 sessions/240 baht per session, and unlimited pass for 3,200/month
Check out their website for more details:

Playground group fitness in Chiang Kai

I AM FIT Fitness CNX
Located off Suthep Road opposite Nimmanhamien Road
Group training: operates on an exercising schedule divided into three groups. Contact the gym with your availability and they will schedule which group you will be in. Groups meet three times a week for an hour and a half.
Private training available.
Contact Mango (Tel: 083-6143223)

Crossfit Chiang Mai
51/26 Chotana Rd, Chang Puak
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Crossfit training, Personal training and open gym are available.
Check website for daily schedule
Membership: 3,000 baht/month, 3 months in advance = 8,000, drop in 500 baht, 1 week drop in = 1,200 baht
Check out their website for more details:

Ultimate Frisbee
If you’re looking to get a workout as well as meet some new people, Ultimate Frisbee is the way to go. Attracting a good mix of Thais and foreigners, these weekly games have extended beyond the field and into a community unto itself.
Wednesday + Saturday
5 pm at CMU Rugby Field:
150-200 baht per player for two hours of play
Check out their Facebook group for more information

Yoga in Chiang Mai

Whether you’re an avid yogi or just looking to try something new, Chiang Mai has a number of studios that range in both level and type. Most studios offer the option to drop in and pay at the door or buy a multi-class pass. Be sure to check studios’ websites or Facebook pages for weekly schedule changes and events.

Wild Rose Yoga
4/1 Phraproklao (put in Maps, it’s hard to find)
Drop in: 250 baht / 5 class pass: 1000 baht

Yoga in Chiang Mai

The Yoga Tree
65/1 Arak Road (In the Old City)
Drop in: 300 baht / 5 class pass: 1100 baht / 10 class pass 2000 baht

Yoga Ananda – Nimman
Room 110 Hillside 3 Condo, Lane 8 Nimmanhaemin Rd.
Drop in: 250 baht / 5 class pass: 1000 baht / 10 class pass: 1500 baht

OUTDOOR Fitness Resources

One of the best things about Chiang Mai is its patches of flora that seamlessly fit into the fabric of the city. If you’re more keen on exercising outside, check out these green spaces both in and outside the city walls.

Chiang Mai University Running Track, Lake & Arboretum
Chiang Mai University’s wooded campus has many great areas to go for a run! You can enter the University at its two main entrances, up Huay Kaew Road across from the nightly student market or down Suthep Road across from QQCha. On campus, you’ll find a running track as well as a beautiful lake and arboretum both equipped with running routes.

Buak Hard Public Park
Located at the southwest corner of the Old City, Buak Hard Park not only has routes that run around the perimeter of the area, but free fitness equipment within the park’s gates as well as the occasional acroyoga session!

The Old City Moat
Surrounding Chiang Mai’s infamous moat are flat sidewalks that make for great city runs!

Hiking up to Wat Palad and back
Follow Suthep road to the end and turn right. Continue down this road until it splits and turn left, following this road past signs for Chiang Mai Zoo and up until you reach the trailhead (marked by a green post with a map.) There’s only one trail that will lead you to Wat Palad, so take your time and enjoy the intermittent lookout points that give you views of the whole city!

The fitness scene in Chiang Mai is vast and varied…so go ahead and indulge in that extra bowl of khao soi! Or if you’re looking for healthy places to eat, check out our article on Healthy Eats in Chiang Mai.