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Two questions: 1) Could someone please say where is California Wow? 2) Where exactly is the gym on Nimenhaemin and what's it called?

1) It's in Central Airport Plaza on the same floor as Major Cineplex (the top floor?)

2) If you mean Powerhouse Gym, it's on Nimmanhaemin Soi 6 about 200 meters up on the left hand side in Punna Plaza.

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Does anyone know if the new Platinum is open and what it's called now? It looked like there was a re-opening about 3 months ago...

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Kawee Gym at Kad Suan Kaew:

Can use the large swimming pool on rooftop for 50 Baht extra per visit...... I used (and may use again until I find the gym I like) their 10 visit coupon within 20 days for 350 Baht.

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Which summing pool is being referred to at KSK? Is it the super-nice one on the 7th floor of PSK Lotus Hotel, attached to Kad Suan Kaew? That would be a pretty good deal for an occasional swim.

And, is there still a 350 Baht coupon?

Neither of these possibilities was mentioned to me on my recent visit. to Kawee Powerhouse. By the way, does membership at KSK Kamee Powerhouse entitle one to use the Nimanheiman Powerhouse, and vice-versa? Anyone know?

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I am just bumping this to ask if anyone knows of a gym near where I live with some specific equipment. I live by the Holiday Inn (over the bridge from the south side of Chang Klan road). I need:

At least 100 pound dumbbells

A Power/Squat rack

A pull up bar

I don't care too much about anything else although these would also be nice:

Seated Calf Raise machine

Leg Curl Machine

Leg Extension machine

Cross pullys

A sauna

I don't care about AC, how old the equipment is, how cute the girls are and so on.

Right now I go to the gym in the Centara hotel but it doesn't really have the stuff that is most important to me. The gym that actually fits the bill is California Wow... and I'll end up signing up there if I have to... but I really don't want to have to go to the mall just to lift some weights. I'd even be willing to drive a bit further than this to avoid going to the mall every day.

Thanks a ton for any input.

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I am just bumping this to ask if anyone knows of a gym near where I live with some specific equipment. I live by the Holiday Inn (over the bridge from the south side of Chang Klan road). I need:

At least 100 pound dumbbells

A Power/Squat rack

A pull up bar

I don't care too much about anything else although these would also be nice:

Seated Calf Raise machine

Leg Curl Machine

Leg Extension machine

Cross pullys

A sauna

I don't care about AC, how old the equipment is, how cute the girls are and so on.

Right now I go to the gym in the Centara hotel but it doesn't really have the stuff that is most important to me. The gym that actually fits the bill is California Wow... and I'll end up signing up there if I have to... but I really don't want to have to go to the mall just to lift some weights. I'd even be willing to drive a bit further than this to avoid going to the mall every day.

Thanks a ton for any input.

Fitness Thailand is a proper gym and would suit your needs, lots of a heavy duty equipment although i'm not too sure about the 100lb dumbells as i only ever get up to the10 pounders :lol::D

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Hrm yeah Fitness Thailand looks quite promising, if a little far away. This one probably trumps California Wow for me - thanks for the suggestion.

Still hoping someone knows of a place near my condo, though! haha

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I went into California wow today with the intention of signing up for 3 months.

They had advertised a 4000 baht/3 month deal on their website but they wouldn't not honor it.

They tried to get me to pay nearly 7000 baht for the 3 months, which doesn't even make sense.

There's clearly Thai pricing and "Falang" pricing here.

It sucks because it's the closest gym to where I'm living.

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I am just bumping this to ask if anyone knows of a gym near where I live with some specific equipment. I live by the Holiday Inn (over the bridge from the south side of Chang Klan road). I need:

At least 100 pound dumbbells

A Power/Squat rack

A pull up bar

I don't care too much about anything else although these would also be nice:

Seated Calf Raise machine

Leg Curl Machine

Leg Extension machine

Cross pullys

A sauna

I don't care about AC, how old the equipment is, how cute the girls are and so on.

Right now I go to the gym in the Centara hotel but it doesn't really have the stuff that is most important to me. The gym that actually fits the bill is California Wow... and I'll end up signing up there if I have to... but I really don't want to have to go to the mall just to lift some weights. I'd even be willing to drive a bit further than this to avoid going to the mall every day.

Thanks a ton for any input.

Have you tried Powerhouse Gym? I believe they would have everything you're looking for, though I'm not sure how heavy their dumbbells go up to. It's a lot nicer than Fitness Thailand.

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I went into California wow today with the intention of signing up for 3 months.

They had advertised a 4000 baht/3 month deal on their website but they wouldn't not honor it.

They tried to get me to pay nearly 7000 baht for the 3 months, which doesn't even make sense.

There's clearly Thai pricing and "Falang" pricing here.

Clear from what? Did a Thai inquire before or after you, and got a different price?

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I went into California wow today with the intention of signing up for 3 months.

They had advertised a 4000 baht/3 month deal on their website but they wouldn't not honor it.

They tried to get me to pay nearly 7000 baht for the 3 months, which doesn't even make sense.

There's clearly Thai pricing and "Falang" pricing here.

It sucks because it's the closest gym to where I'm living.

Not about thai farang, they try to squeeze everybody who walks in for money.

What they told you is way too much for chiang mai, they try as they get a provision if they can charge you more. 4000 b for 3months is also expensive for WOW. People in Bangkok got the lifetime memebership for about 12 000 baht, i only managed to get a year in bangkok for 12000, all i needen then. A year shouldnt be more than 6 000 in Chiang Mai. Dont know if they still do lifetime. Their sales tecnique is nasty though.

Fist one seller talks to you, asks you how much you can budget for the gym, and gives you crazy prices. Then you keep saying no to everything, and the sales rep goes and talks to the manages, gives you a lower price, you say no again, repeat this for a while and you mignht get a decent price. They tend to get less and less friently though the more you say no, some people quite rude. And dont settle for the cheaper prices they offer if you get the deal where you only can train daytime and not evening, You can get as cheap and get everything if you are stubborn.

Once you start training, if they ever offer you a free session of Muay Thai fitness or whatever they have going, decline....After the session you have to sit again with the sales staff, and they try to sell sell sell. And the trainer will afterward try to sell to you every time he sees you at the gym

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Have checked out both Thai Fitness and Powerhouse (Punna). Both decent. Powerhouse looks newer and nicer. TF is cheaper and doesnt require a contract. TF is also much, much larger.

The dumbells in PH only go up to 75lbs.

The ones in TF go up to 50, but I never lifted them to see if it was kilos or pounds. Need to go back and check unless someone here knows.

Like the guy above, I'd prefer to find somewhere with 100lb dumbells.

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Have checked out both Thai Fitness and Powerhouse (Punna). Both decent. Powerhouse looks newer and nicer. TF is cheaper and doesnt require a contract. TF is also much, much larger.

The dumbells in PH only go up to 75lbs.

The ones in TF go up to 50, but I never lifted them to see if it was kilos or pounds. Need to go back and check unless someone here knows.

Like the guy above, I'd prefer to find somewhere with 100lb dumbells.

Fitness Thailand is not too precise about labeling; I've been going there for three years and still haven't figured out if the dumbbell weights are pounds times two (fifty pounds on each side for 100 pounds per dumbbell) or in kilograms. Either way you have something up to or over 100 pounds. The smaller plastic dumbbells are definitely in pounds.

If you look at the numbers posted on the weight machines you'll find that many of them are way off--increasing by 15 from one weight plate to the other, then 5 when going up one more identical weight plate. Sometimes the numbers on weight plates are consistent on one machine but a different machine will have completely different numbers for identical plates. It's been that way since the gym opened. I keep track of what number I'm working out with per machine and don't worry about what the actual weight is.

Maintenance in Fitness Thailand is definitely not up to western standards; machines and adjustable benches can be out of service for a week or more for lack of a pin or strap. However it's big enough so I can usually find something that will let me do the workout I want. It's not ideal but I haven't found anything better for my needs.

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Powerhouse is very good and also for heavy duty trainers. A bit poor on all the kind of machines but it's just enough and good quality. FT has much more like inner thigs machine and dip and pull up machine with knee support to ad and lower the weight you dip/pull up... This all you don't find in PH

After a year in PH i will go to FT maybe now, just bored maybe or looking for this extra stuff (if not broken).

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I was all excited about Platinum and was ready to sign up. Went there today and they are out of business.

randy

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