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I need to walk more, but as I got older my sense of balance as gone downhill. I find walking on Pattaya's pavements (when you can find them) is difficult and I don't really want to walk in the road. So what I'm looking for is a cheap gym with a treadmill. I dont particularly want anything else.

 

I used to belong to Tony's (lifetime membership taken out 13 years ago) got there 7.30ish walk and then home for a shower and breakfast. But alas that is no more. So anyne have sugestions, any where in the Pattaya area will do but I would prefer to keep it on the west side of Sukhumvit.

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Fun Gym on Siam Country Club has everything most people would need...including treadmills and lots of other aerobic equipment. Cheap too at about 6000k per year. Rudimentary showers though. Castra Gym is another option at the top of Soi Kao Talo. These are both on the Darkside, however. 

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On 10/13/2020 at 9:32 AM, roger101 said:

I need to walk more, but as I got older my sense of balance as gone downhill. I find walking on Pattaya's pavements (when you can find them) is difficult and I don't really want to walk in the road. So what I'm looking for is a cheap gym with a treadmill. I dont particularly want anything else.

Many pedestrian paths in the park between the lighthouse and big buddha area.

Surely far better that walking on a treadmill ;(

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20 minutes ago, Susco said:

Treadmills don't have loose paving blocks and holes in the middle.

Did you ever walk/run in the paths of this park? No such problems. :wink:

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6 hours ago, Pattaya46 said:

Did you ever walk/run in the paths of this park? No such problems. :wink:

The guy suggested he had balance issues and was asking about treadmills. Do the paths in the park even have handrails? 

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With the new beach there is plenty of sand to walk all the way from soi 1 to walking street.  It's quite firm near the water so you don't sink in and get sand in your shoes,  much easier on your joints than concrete, not a lot of people and all spread out,  and you are far away from traffic/exhaust, so it's pretty relaxing.  One of my favorite things to do around sunset. 

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3 hours ago, shdmn said:

With the new beach there is plenty of sand to walk all the way from soi 1 to walking street.  It's quite firm near the water so you don't sink in and get sand in your shoes,  much easier on your joints than concrete, not a lot of people and all spread out,  and you are far away from traffic/exhaust, so it's pretty relaxing.  One of my favorite things to do around sunset. 

Apparently sand is a difficult substance to walk on with balance issues... it can be if you do not have them. And one cannot get to and from the damp sand without crossing the loose stuff. Wasn't there a 2 foot drop to negotiate there too recently .....

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1 hour ago, thaiflyer1 said:

 

to be sure to never use it ?

how ridiculous when people are old and still don't know that very few of us are able to train at home ?!

time to learn old men !

 

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On 10/13/2020 at 2:32 PM, roger101 said:

So what I'm looking for is a cheap gym with a treadmill. I dont particularly want anything else.

Other things being equal, prefer the gym that has a cable machine. Not all of them do. They're good for strengthening your leg muscles involved in balance, e. g., adductors and abductors. Also do kickbacks and front leg raises. Just get a pair of ankle straps from Lazada, as the gyms never have any. You can do similar exercise at home using resistance bands but less conveniently.

 

6 hours ago, scoupeo said:

 

to be sure to never use it ?

how ridiculous when people are old and still don't know that very few of us are able to train at home ?!

time to learn old men !

 

Maybe time you should learn. Not sure why anyone can't train at home if motivated. I have a treadmill and use it weekly. Besides that I have a pair of dumbbells, yoga bands, loop resistance bands, a TRX suspension trainer, and a furniture mover strap. It will all fit into an average apartment. With those, using super slow lifting (a la Body By Science) and isometrics, I stay in shape and look it.

 

I miss the gym but, truth to tell, I can do as well w/o it, even though a workout may take a bit more time at home. On the other hand I save commute time and locker room changing/shower time.

 

Home has the big advantage of allowing me to watch vids during sessions. At the gym I've only got my mp3 player to listen to and drown out the crappy gym music. And I can turn up the aircon to a very comfortable level.🙂

 

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15 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Apparently sand is a difficult substance to walk on with balance issues... it can be if you do not have them. And one cannot get to and from the damp sand without crossing the loose stuff. Wasn't there a 2 foot drop to negotiate there too recently .....

Try it and find out.  I don't know about balance issues but you don't have to worry about hurting yourself if you fall.

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