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Question:
I'm guessing the answer is no, but just in case....

Anyone know of a gym/fitness club in upper Sukhumvit that has no music playing? (Otherwise know as 'silent.') I can't stand the stuff that passes for 'music,' that most places play.

(I do have some noise-cancelling headphones, but kind of feel like I'm in a cocoon when I wear them. Maybe I should try some of the new Bluetooth earbuds...?)

Rant:

BTW...I'm 64 and have been a professional musician. Either one of these would probably disqualify me from being able to tolerate the 'fashion sound' (I don't really consider it music), that virtually every commercial business pumps out of their sound systems these days. Looping little mind numbing, formulaic bits of audible garbage. 😉 
I think there's even less chance there's any place that plays 'actual' music; e.g., 'songs' with verse, chorus, bridge; featuring melody, harmony, dynamics, thoughtful lyrics; something written to be memorable and perhaps stand the test of time, like Proud Mary (CCR) or even This Love (Maroon Five). This is clearly geezer fare, and since it doesn't incorporate a quarter note bass drum, does not fit current requirements. 😉 

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Stupid young person: You can go back to jerking off now. If you have something useful to contribute, please do so. In the mean time, shut up. Earplugs don't work. Stick them up your ass.

Music is meant to pump you up. How can you get a good exercise with Mozart?    Wagner is a good choice for murder but not treadmill. 

When I was working in Japan there were big signs as you get on the Shinkansen fast trains with a mobile and a big red cross over the mobile image and a word in Japanese and the English word OFF.

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41 minutes ago, 2530Ubon said:

Perhaps investing in home equipment would be ideal? Then you can do as you please... even working out in your birthday suit!

I'm working on this. There's a fitness room in my building, but no aircon, so really too hot to work out in most of the time. I'm thinking of propositioning my landlord (fairly cool guy), to see if we could go in together on installing an aircon--with coin timer. I might be willing to pay half, as could be worth it in the long run. I have a couple pairs of dumbbells, a slant board. But I've been wanting to get back into a fuller weight training routine. I live in just one small room, so no space for squat rack, etc. 

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9 minutes ago, OliverKlozerof said:

I'm working on this. There's a fitness room in my building, but no aircon, so really too hot to work out in most of the time. I'm thinking of propositioning my landlord (fairly cool guy), to see if we could go in together on installing an aircon--with coin timer. I might be willing to pay half, as could be worth it in the long run. I have a couple pairs of dumbbells, a slant board. But I've been wanting to get back into a fuller weight training routine. I live in just one small room, so no space for squat rack, etc. 

Have you considered going to one of those free open space gyms, usually located in a park/university? You could bring your DB's. They are definitely silent, until the rumba/areobic classes come that is. The added bonus is that there are often a few 50+ folks doing this already, so a good chance to socialize also

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6 hours ago, 2530Ubon said:

Have you considered going to one of those free open space gyms, usually located in a park/university? You could bring your DB's. They are definitely silent, until the rumba/areobic classes come that is. The added bonus is that there are often a few 50+ folks doing this already, so a good chance to socialize also

 

Actually, 6 years ago when I lived near Lumpini I was going to the wonderfully funky outdoor gym there. Hanging with the iron pumpers rain or shine, pumping the rusty dumbbells and barbells. It was as grand.  

Then my building was torn down and I moved to Udom Suk. BUT, I recently found out there’s another funky outdoor gym in Benjasiri Park in Phrom Phong, complete with crusty guys like myself. Was actually gonna go work out there today but got sidetracked. Will try again tomorrow. Only negatives are having to take Skytrain and heaps of children and other idiots on cell phones. 

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On 11/24/2020 at 8:46 AM, Surelynot said:

Thought I was the only one in the world who hates this piped, loud rubbish........even with noise cancelling earphones you can still hear it......I do not want to listen to someone else's music...ever. 

Same here. Who knows, perhaps there's even a silent majority...

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To be honest, any gym I visited in Bangkok did not play music. I guess because they were in condo's. 

 

Hate the commercial gyms with loud music and people showing off their branded sport clothes more than doing excercise. 

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Some of that equipment at the under bridge parks is pretty decent.  Amazingly cool(er) under there, most of the time.  The river bridge in Pakret even has a nice amphitheatre.

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On 11/24/2020 at 9:50 AM, OliverKlozerof said:

I live in just one small room, so no space for squat rack, etc.

You could try bodyweight one-legged squats & one arm pushups (really hard, but somewhat technical. There are various books suggesting bodyweight exercise progressions for building up to these).

 

I've recently been doing two TACFIT HIIT routines in a ~2x1.5m space & had modest but visible improvements in body composition (albeit from a previously quite detrained state) within about a month.

 

These use relatively light dumbbells or a kbell, but in cycles of 6-8 exercises each for 30-40s, only resting between cycles, this gets demanding enough. Having felt how the kbell exercises use more varied ranges of motion to the dumbbell exercises, I'm also trying to learn to do some TACFIT bodyweight exercises too.

 

I was a bit of a gym rat in my 20s but this kind of training only became popular (?) after I went couch potato, & I was sceptical about it working (esp for 30 years-older me). So I haven't followed the instructions very closely. In spite of this, it does seems to work quite well, and doesn't require much equipment or inhuman determination, so I'm starting to take it more seriously.

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