For a lot of people going on holiday means letting go completely, but not everybody wants to spend their time off being a glutton by the beach, or they want to at least have a bit of balance. Luckily, Bali has an abundance of gyms and fitness programmes for holiday goers, so the beach bod can be maintained throughout a break on the paradisiacal island. No matter what your preferred form of exercise or your fitness goals, this Indonesian island has you covered. This is true whether you want to exercise casually or join a specialised programme. So, gym bunnies and power lifters rejoice, because we’re going to show you the best fitness spots and gyms in Bali.
Gyms in Bali
Hammerhead Gym in Seminyak is one of the best gyms in Bali and offers day passes for IDR 100,000, or seven session passes for IDR 400,000 that can be used over a fortnight, if you’re following a workout plan. This massive gym has everything you’d ever need and offers daily classes which are included in the day passes. They also have a number of highly skilled and friendly trainers, who can push you to achieve your fitness goals.
Crossfit enthusiasts can head to S2S in Canggu, where you can get a day pass for IDR 200,000 or a week pass for IDR 600,000, or even a one on one session with a trainer for IDR 600,000. They also have an expansive Fitness Holiday programme, which includes accommodation, unlimited classes, and yoga to help you unwind and recover well.
Another great Crossfit gym in Bali is Wanderlust Gym, which is the largest Crossfit gym on the island. With enough equipment to satisfy Arnie, they offer a range of temporary memberships. A one-week unlimited pass is IDR 650,000.
If you’re looking for low impact activities, then Movement Matters is your best bet. They offer a variety of sessions in Pilates, the Gyrotonic method, and Rossiter stretching. Each session is 55 minutes and costs IDR 369,000. Several packages are also available if you want to visit more than once.
If you’re more into yoga and other similar activities, Yoga Barn in the heart of the island is the place to be. There are hundreds of classes every week, and you pay in cash when you get there. Each class costs IDR 100,000 and lasts for 90 minutes, and you can rent a mat for IDR 50,000 if you don’t have your own. However, if you want to do your activities here you have to be quick: registration for classes is first come, first serve, and opens thirty minutes before daytime classes and one hour before evening classes (classed as after 7pm).
Bali Fitness Retreats
As mentioned, this gym offers a variety of fitness holiday programmes. Accommodation varies by tier, and there are several addons available to the standard package, including nutrition consulting, PT sessions and tours of the surrounding area for when you’re not pushing your body. Each holiday is also tailored to your level of fitness. When it comes to Crossfit Bali, S2S are the pinnacle.
This Bali fitness retreat focuses on giving you a diverse range of activities and the best nutrition possible to help you on your fitness journey. They have their own resort, so everything is highly localised, and fitness is combined with general wellness to help you get the most out of your stay. Programmes last anywhere from one week to eight and are tailored to your personal fitness goals. The camp encourages a social environment, too, so you aren’t only nurturing your physical side. The one week “Pro Option” comes in at IDR 13,000,000, which includes airport pick up, a gym introduction, all resort training activities, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, and a surf lesson.
This global brand operates fitness holidays all over the world, but their Bali fitness retreats are some of the best. Options vary and don’t run all year, but always include luxury villa or hotel accommodation, three gourmet meals a day, unlimited training and equipment, airport transfers, massages and spa treatments, surf tuition and board rental, and a photo package so you can cherish the memories of your stay. There’s also the opportunity to socialise and let your hair down, as they have live DJs every night for your entertainment. If you’re looking for fun and fitness, Active Escapes is probably your best bet. Each retreat is six days long and sharing a room with one other person costs IDR 30,000,000.
Want to have an active holiday but hate the thought of spending all your time in a gym? If you want to combine fitness with fun and not miss the sun, Mondo Surf and Lifestyle village offer the best of both worlds with their Bali fitness retreats. There are several packages, most of which focus on surfing, yoga, or martial arts. All packages include accommodation, breakfast, free use of a scooter, airport transfers and daily lessons in your sports of choice. The Surfing and Yoga package costs IDR 8,500,000 when sharing a four-person room, but if you don’t fancy that, then they also offer packages in martial arts, photography, and bungee fitness. Or, if you want a completely tailored experience, they have custom packages available.
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