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Build strength, fitness and confidence at the all-new Success Gym.

Build strength, fitness and confidence at the all-new Success Gym.With 1,000 square metres of floor area and the doors opening for the first customers in May this year, Success Gym in Chaweng is not only the newest, but now the biggest, gym on Samui. With air-conditioned, purpose-built facilities including a huge gym area, a 300-square metre cardio room, a separate studio for scheduled classes, changing and showering areas including a sauna, a restaurant, shop and free parking at the rear of the gym with a dedicated entrance, this is definitely the place to ‘commit to get fit’.


This huge space with its high ceiling is chock full of brand spanking new gym equipment. There are 122 machines in total, guaranteed to give your entire body a totally thorough work out! Weights machines for your back, chest, legs, arms and abs, plus a fully loaded free weight and stretching area. The cardio room has 11 running machines, six static bicycles, three rowing machines, three elliptical cross trainers, two step machines, two ski machines and a very impressive looking mountain climber that needs to be tried! Don’t worry if some of the machines look like a puzzle and frazzle your brain, a member of staff is always on hand to explain their purpose, which muscles they aim to strengthen and how to use them safely and correctly.


Success Gym can also recommend inspirational personal trainers. To better understand what you want to achieve, they will discuss your goals with you and work out a personal plan. And most importantly, they will help you stay on track and keep you motivated. You needn’tBuild strength, fitness and confidence at the all-new Success Gym. work alone to transform your body shape, strength and fitness levels.


The class studio has both air-conditioning and fans, a sprung floor to be kind to your joints and mirrored walls to help you keep an eye on your technique. Classes run for an hour and are currently scheduled at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm. Classes on offer are; ladies Muay Thai, Bodypump, yoga, TRX, Zumba and circuit training. All classes are subject to trainer availability, demand and requests. Ui and PK, the enigmatic owner and manager, who live for their gym workouts, explain that the gym is still new, and they are more than happy to listen to feedback and suggestions for the class schedule as well as any other aspect of the gym.


The restaurant serves affordable healthy and lean meals for around 79 baht as well as an assortment of snacks. Hot tea and coffee are provided free for all gym users. The snack counter by the reception desk also sells protein shakes as well as protein powders, some supplements and gym gear. Everything you need. Sweat towels and shower towels are available at the reception for a 100 baht deposit (to prevent them mysteriously walking out of the gym!) and Wi-Fi is available throughout.


Standard prices for Success Gym memberships are as follows: One day pass – 300 baht, one week pass – 1,200 baht, 10 visits – 1,500 baht, one month – 2,000 baht, three months – 5,400 baht, six months – 9,600 baht, one year – 16,800 baht.


Different promotions run every month. In July and August this year, the special offers are three months for 4,500 baht and six months for 7,800 baht. These are fantastic prices for the exceptional level of the facilities, equipment and long opening hours.


Success Gym is open every day from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm, and for the safety and well-being of everyone, children under 10 years old are not allowed in the gym, Build strength, fitness and confidence at the all-new Success Gym.and children between 10 and 15 years old must be supervised by a responsible adult.


So, if you have fitness in any shape or form on your mind, be sure to check into Success Gym. You will find it in Chaweng, on the road that runs between the traffic lights near Tesco Lotus and the roundabout near Central Festival Shopping Mall. It’s on the lakeside opposite the Bee’s Knees Brew Pub. Motorbikes can park right in front of the gym and off the road, while cars need to turn in towards the sign for the Lakehouse Restaurant (between a motorbike repair shop and a barbershop), where there is a huge parking area with rear access to the gym.


Make a choice right now, dare to succeed, be stronger than your excuses. Choose to improve your strength, fitness and confidence. ‘Commit to get fit’ at Success Gym and you are already a winner.


Karan Ladd


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