Fat to Fit: Bali’s Best Gyms and Fitness Centres

Explore Bali | Written By, Joannes Rhino | October 16th, 2017

Most people these days suffer from an overflow work schedule and do not have the time to invest on their health and wellbeing. The existence of the fitness centre is very crucial to keeping busy people healthy. These centres conveniently deliver health related benefits in one place and in a variety of schedules or training programmes. The focus is overall well-being of the individual, steering them to achieve proper nutrition and fitness goals. These exercises will benefit our body as well as relax the mind while removing toxins from the body. Along with that, these centres prepare exercise programmes in a manner that helps the individual achieve their best physique, thereby providing motivation to do well in life. Now, let’s explore what the island offers to keep our body stays fit.

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

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Located in ITDC Nusa Dua, the fitness centre at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa is a world-class gym with more than enough equipment you can work on. You can expect to treat your body with Treadmills, Exercise Bikes, Cross Trainers, Leg Curls, Leg Extensions, Leg Press, Chest Press, Smith Machine, Shoulder Press, Dumbbell Set and many more. After your work out, you can unwind with a dip in 25-meter private lap pool, soak in the whirlpool and cold plunge, or relax in the sauna and steam room. Still inside the sport complex, private floodlight tennis and squash courts are provided as well as a basketball ring and an aerobics studio. Above the fitness centre is the Players Games Room featuring table tennis, billiards and darts board as well as playstations and air hockey, such a perfect spot for sporting challenges with friends or team meetings.

Address : ITDC Lot North 4, Nusa Dua
Telephone : +62 361 771210
Website : www.nusaduahotel.com

Finns Recreation Club

Located in Canggu, this fitness centre at Finns Recreation Club provides state-of-the-art gym facilities, including free weights area, cardio machines, resistance equipment, shower facilities, steam room and sauna. If you need an extra bit of motivation to work out, they have a large variety of group fitness classes, which include Body Pump, Yoga, TRX and Cycle. Multiple sessions are available for you to choose throughout the day from Monday to Saturday. The club is proving that they are the best in the fitness industry by hiring the best International Personal Trainers. This includes a Kiwi Regional CrossFit champion, and a European Fitness Presenter who is also a Brand Ambassador from Finland.

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If you happen to be a Tennis fan, the club’s Tennis Centre has three indoor flood lit tennis courts with a Flex pave surface. Facilities at the tennis centre include a Pro Shop, a café and bar. If you don’t have hitting partners, worry not as a team of friendly coaches and ball boys are available for you anytime.

Address : Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Telephone : +62 361 8483939
Website : www.finnsrecclub.com

SOHAM Wellness Center

Providing a nurturing space to rediscover wellness and purpose through dedicated physical and spiritual practices, this wellness centre in the heart of Seminyak is a one stop shop to balance body, mind and soul. Carrying a unique concept, SOHAM Wellness Center offers modern and hi-tech fitness facilities with highly qualified team members and certified personal trainers standing by to help you get the best out of your time. Whether you just want to know how to use the machines or are looking for some specific programmes, their staff are more than capable of providing you the guidance needed.

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Put aside your age or physical condition, they have all the programmes that you need to reach your goals and get the expected results. More than 30 classes are available per week from Monday to Saturday, specifically for fit class, cardio, strength, functional training and balance. Most morning classes start at around 8 AM and afternoon sessions at 5 PM. All classes are overseen and guided by professional and certified trainers to ensure the safety and privacy of all members and guests. Either you are a member or a one-time visitor, you can enjoy an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, steam and sauna room, indoor hot and cold pool, or a relaxation lounge to relax after workout.

Address : Jalan Lebak Sari #7, Petitenget, Seminyak
Telephone : +62 361 4741616
Website : www.sohamwellnesscenter.com

Alila Gym

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Let’s have an hour of great Zumba at the Movement Studio at the Gym in Alila Seminyak. This fun fitness class is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness, including cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. However, this energetic class doesn’t feel like a workout, instead it feels like a party as you dance your way to fitness in rhythm with an irresistible mix of Latin-inspired tunes. This is a great afternoon exercise for anyone who wants to boost their energy levels up and gain a serious dose of awesomeness when you leave the class. Available at IDR 100,000 per person, you can choose to join on Wednesday or Friday every week starting at 5 PM. Mineral water and fruits are the complimentary from the gym.

Alila Seminyak
Address : Jalan Taman Ganesha #9, Petitenget, Kerobokan
Telephone : +62 361 3021888
Website : www.alilahotels.com

Motion Fitness

Offering numerous sweaty but healthy activities, this spot at Petitenget is a fitness solution for those who are keen to take themselves to a higher level of health and wellbeing. Their group classes are made for everybody at any fitness level. Worry not if you are a newbie as the instructors will help you find the right classes to reach your fitness goals. Motion Fitness provides 1 on 1 personal training or group training for up to 5 people, and you can choose whether you want to train at the studio or in the comfort of your home. The training includes weight loss, strength and endurance training, body building, bootcamp, fat burner, TRX, aqua aerobic, yoga and many more.

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One of their successful programmes is Fitness Holiday. Under the careful supervision of certified trainers and nutritionists, these packages are specially designed for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle by pushing their physical limits at their own pace. Get in shape through fat and water loss, tune-up your body, mind and spirit, focus on yourself, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The packages are suitable for all ages in any fitness levels.

Address ; Jalan Petitenget 8L, Kerobokan
Telephone : +62 812 46279322
Website : www.fitness.motionfitnessbali.com

Rai Fitness Sunset Bali

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Focusing on providing a fully-equipped fitness facility, Rai Fitness strives to be the best choice for anyone who wants to improve their health, physical performance and fitness knowledge. Carrying a vision to be a pioneer of a healthy lifestyle, they offer a varied programme with trained and experienced trainers. At Rai Fitness, you can expect to exercise with all heavy-lift equipment, including cardio machines, free weights and weight machines. However, this gym is not all about muscle. You can always participate at their daily classes, such as Yoga, Zumba, TRX, Body Pump, Body Combat, RPM and many more. Other in-house facilities include swimming pool, sauna room, 3 on 3 basketball court and futsal field. Rai Fitness also regularly operates free workshops or talk shows with Ade Rai and other health experts. If you plan to start a healthy lifestyle with Rai Fitness, their monthly membership fee of IDR 420,000 will cover all the facilities, personal trainer and instructor to help you achieve the best results.

Address : Jalan Pura Mertasari, Pemecutan Kelod, Denpasar
Telephone : +62 361 8947333

Celebrity Fitness

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As a leading fitness chain with the most International Presenters across a plethora of fitness programmes and international certifications, Celebrity Fitness allows you to burn your energy in a fun environment and fully equipped facility. Lead by officially certified instructors to guarantee results from your training, their group classes cater to different preferences, fitness disciplines and proficiencies to suit everyone. For those who want to slim down or to shape up their bodies, this fitness centre offers specific programme which has proven to deliver results to hundreds of their members. You will find this programme comprehensive with easy-to-follow guidelines. It begins with easier challenges and then gradually ramps up over the following weeks to the higher levels to allow your body to adapt. Information on healthy diet plan is also made available through a book, explaining all the necessary details why you should eat certain foods and when you should be eating them. Recipes for snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner also provided. Slim and Shape Programme is the only Celebrity Fitness’s package that involves three interactions a week with your trainer to ensure you follow the programme well and stay on the right track. You will see the results of the programme after three months.

Level 21 Mall
Address : Jalan Teuku Umar #1, Denpasar
Telephone : +62 361 3003131
Website : www.celebrityfitness.com

The Trans Fitness Club

The Trans Resort Bali offers a health club where physical, mental and spiritual balance meet in an atmosphere of luxury and tranquillity. Improve your fitness level with state-of-the-art training equipment and find your own ways of staying healthy and keeping in shape. Offering a vibe unlike any other gym on the island, the fitness centre allows you to experience running on a treadmill overlooking ‘The Waterfall’. You can discover a sanctuary and relax your sore muscles after your work out in the wet area, featuring sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi.

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The Trans Fitness team are aware of how difficult it is to make time to work out from the overflowing daily schedule. Therefore, at this club, you will always have all the information needed and the attention from a skilled fitness professional, from optimising your training to fun tips on how to work out while you are hanging out with your kids.

If you feel the need to bring your training outside, The Trans Fitness offers fun and unique outdoor activities to enhance your fitness regime. By all means try out the Morning Power Walk to Seminyak Beach, Yoga under The Waterfall, Zumba, and other interesting outdoor activities.

The Trans Resort Bali
Address : Jalan Sunset Road, Kerobokan
Telephone : +62 361 8981234
Website : www.transresortbali.com

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

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The gym at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel is equipped with cutting edge state of the art equipment, including a range of modern equipment for cardiovascular and resistance training, prefect for those who want to really sweat it out. At any specific day, you will find professional instructors to assist you in your exercise regimes and suggest you the best body building, weight loss and general fitness techniques. A highly qualified dietician / fitness consultant is also available to provide a personalised diet chart according to your own specific body needs. If your body needs more competitive battles, by all means have a go at their indoor squash, table tennis courts, or the outdoor tennis courts. For IDR 1,500,000 per month, you will have total access to the tennis court, squash court, gym, sauna and pool.

Address : Jalan Kartika Plaza, South Kuta
Telephone : +62 361 751067
Website : www.discoverykartikaplaza.com


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Open 24/7, this state-of-the-art workout facility of W Bali Hotel comes equipped with elliptical cross trainers, free weights and high-tech machines, all guaranteed to sweat you out! At FIT, you are encouraged to build your fitness level with different types of exercises. All the classes are great full body workouts that will burn the calories in the most effective way. FLOW at Studio Villa is one of their programmes which combines Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. With a combination of upbeat and relaxing music, this low impact full body workout will help you to stretch the muscles before facing a new day, practice your balance, control your breathing and at the same time strengthen your core. This programme is only available every Sunday starting at 9 AM.

Address : Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Kerobokan
Telephone : +62 361 3000106
Website : www.wretreatbali.com

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