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Fitness Thailand is excellent and have recently lowered their annual membership fees to 4500 Baht.

Just don't leave anything valuable in their lockers and make sure you use a good lock, not one sold by Fitness Thailand or a small one that can be broken with a screwdriver.

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Where Chiang Mai Orchid is located?

Chiang Mai Orchid is pretty sweet - it's right next to Kad Suan Kaew on Huay Kaew road. Easy walk from Nimanheamin.

I've been there a couple of times - seems like great value. 150 baht gets you use of their large pool (sunlight only lasts till about 3pm as of writing before shadow from hotel climbs over the pool) and also use of the gym. The gym has a few olympic bars, good set of weight and collars to deadlift (from memory >300lbs) or whatever with. Dumbells go up to about 90lbs. Also, chinning/ dip bar of sorts, smith machine and some machines if you like that sort of thing.

For 150 baht, you can't go wrong can you?? Just ask at the reception/cashier and take a lift to the 3.5th floor (yea it's between floors).

Powerhouse is a nice gym, great facilities but a little pricey unless you are here for the whole year. In which case I think it's 3500 admin fee and 800 per month (although they're doing a special right now which includes 16 months for the price of 12)

Hope this helps.

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Hi, just moved to CM 3 days ago, going to stay here 2 months, mainly to study massage at ITM. I live right next to it & I'm looking for a gym/fitness center relatively close by (Santhiham Rd). Reading through this thread, Orchid seems the best bet & I'm checking it out later today. Would love to get some other recommendations in the area though.

What I need:

Some free weights

Aircon, since I sweat enough as it is

Towel service, since I plan on going everyday the weeks I'm not studying

Would be nice with a pool/jacuzzi. Don't need eye-candy, since I'm in no shape to impress anyone.

I haven't been in a gym in about 6 months, but I'm quitting cigarettes Monday (stench of tar+massage therapy, bad match) & need something else to occupy my time.

I'll pay up to 3000bt a month.

Thank you

Btw. Love this forum, been a real help in planning etc. since I hate reading guidebooks.

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I'm also interested in advance of my impending winter migration. Any updates on the price of the Orchid? I'm really just looking for somewhere with some weights as it's far too hot in Chiang Mai for any kind of cardio. A proper weights gym would be nice - adjustable benches, squat rack, 90lb dumbells, plenty of plates for barbell lifts etc. - but not looking to pay too much. The cheaper the better, although air con would be nice. Not bothered about a pool or jacuzzi or anything like that, just somewhere where I can do some nice heavy lifting. Any suggestions?

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CM Orchid is 8000/year, 1200/mo. or 150 B daily.

Sorry, loaded- the Thai 20-somethings were driven off by the crusty old farangs in the morning crowd.

That's why I work out in the late afternoon....when they have the aerobics disco dance class :)

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CM Orchid is 8000/year, 1200/mo. or 150 B daily.

Sorry, loaded- the Thai 20-somethings were driven off by the crusty old farangs in the morning crowd.

That's why I work out in the late afternoon....when they have the aerobics disco dance class :)

Do you know what the hours of the gym are? If it's part of the hotel, does that mean it's 24 hours?

Are there any 24 hour gyms in Chiang mai in the Nimma area?

Thanks

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I'm also interested in advance of my impending winter migration. Any updates on the price of the Orchid? I'm really just looking for somewhere with some weights as it's far too hot in Chiang Mai for any kind of cardio. A proper weights gym would be nice - adjustable benches, squat rack, 90lb dumbells, plenty of plates for barbell lifts etc. - but not looking to pay too much. The cheaper the better, although air con would be nice. Not bothered about a pool or jacuzzi or anything like that, just somewhere where I can do some nice heavy lifting. Any suggestions?

If price is the main objective and you don't need lots of machines or a pool, you should try the gym on the 3rd floor of Kad Suan Kaew. iirc, it's 50 baht per day with other cheap deals for monthly, etc. Definitely air conditioned. Hours similar to the mall.

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