A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CANGGU'S BEST GYMS
A COMPLETE GUIDE
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
We've all been there, Fitness freaks and gym junkies I hear you.
Finding somewhere to workout whilst travelling is usually harder than the cardio but in Bali, there is a strong and ever-growing gym scene. If you want to balance out the holiday naughties or smash your weight training then Bali is home to some of the hottest fitness institutes around. From swanky studios to sweaty CrossFit boxes and everything in between, I’ve done the hard part for you by mashing all my top picks into one. Keep reading to find out where to go for your next workout in Bali.
Body Factory is rated by Trip Advisor as Canggu's best gym. It's one of Indonesia's latest and greatest commercial luxury fitness facility. Body Factory is designed to cater for everyone, kitted out with high-end equipment across an indoor airconditioned gym and outdoor functional training zone.
Membership also includes access to the Body Factory spa, featuring a state of the art sauna, 4-degree ice bath, 12-degree cool bath and 42-degree hot pool, swimming pool, sun loungers and a poolside bar for all your pre and post-workout need.
Want to become even more part of the BF community? They also offer accommodation which oozes class.
Great for: Functional fitness, luxury gym, the overall experience
Address: Jl. Nelayan No.27, Canggu 80361 Indonesia
Open: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Price: 1-Day pass IDR 250,000; 1-month membership IDR 1,650,000
If Crossfit is your jam on you're in Bali you have to take a visit to Crossfit Wanderlust. Its quickly become known around the world as the largest and most equipped Crossfit Gym in the whole of Bali. Although CFW attracts big guns from across the world, beginners are more than welcome. The trainers take you through every step of the workout to make sure everyone has the best workout no matter what your Crossfit experience!
The group classes are growing, and the largest classes I have ever joined, but they are coached by Dave Driscoll and his industry expert coaches who won't let you leave without working up a sweat. One of the biggest selling points is the huge community that comes alongside a membership at CFW, with monthly social events organised by the trainers.
The gym is split into the class floor, open gym, mobility and then a healthy cafe for your pre and post-workout needs. With 3 rigs, heaps of space and lots of high spec equipment, they are able to run drop-in classes as well as open gym alongside each other, making it easy to fit around your travel schedule. Classes include Crossfit, Movement, MetCon, Olympic LIfting, Kids club, mobility WODs and partner WODs. Membership gives you a discount at local cafes restaurants and spas.
Great for: Intense Crossfit classes with a big community.
Where? Jalan Raya Padonan No.6, Canggu
Open: Monday to Friday 7am - 8pm, Weekends 7am - 6pm
Price: Drop in IDR 200,000 (USD $15)
If you're looking for an instagrammable functional fitness facility, The Canggu Nest is a bohemian-inspired boutique with a modern environment. The Nest boasts the tropical island vibes alongside a sweaty combination of strength, functional fitness, cardio, interval, female fitness and recharge classes as well as an open gym.
Great for: Functional fitness training in a beautiful, clean boho gym & female fitness.
Where? Jl Pantai Berawa 105.5 Level 2
Open: Mon – Fri 6.30am – 8pm, Saturday 7am – 1pm & Sunday 8am – 12pm.
At Odyssey, they are passionate about yoga and functional fitness making it definitely one of its kind. Offering a completely holistic approach to health and fitness, they focus on surf, mindful movement, strength and high-intensity workouts across over 25 classes per week. Offering Game-Changing Functional Fitness to boost your energy and cardio fitness with HIIT inspired classes Rush and Momentum. Improve power, strength and endurance with Lift, Momentum & Symmetry. Punch and Kick to your heart's content with Boxing inspired Strike. Or, go both ways with Signature.
One of the best parts about Odyssey is there are no set start times. They run 180nmiute classes meaning you just show up within the opening hours and get a 45min class, jumping in when you wish! Making it super flexible to fit around your holiday plans.
With a separate yoga timetable, you are left spoilt for choice of flow in power and ocean-based Surge and Soul Vinyasa. Build your knowledge, alignment and practice in the Odyssey Essence classes. Find space & go deep with Yin inspired Odyssey Breeze and Space. Or create inner strength using free weights in Warrior.
Odyssey MVMT claims they are not just a studio but a community of purpose-filled, passionate and fun people who look after themselves, each other and the environment. They offer you drop-in classes and long-term memberships. There’s also an option for personal training, life coaching and private yoga sessions.
Great for: Workouts that balance yoga with mobility and functional movement.
Where? JI Subak, Canggu (Canggu Shortcut)
Open: Daily 7am-8pm
Canggu is now home to one of the fastest-growing Functional Fitness facility in the world. Opening in Spring 2020, F45 Canggu is specifically designed to provide a functional full-body workout while improving energy levels, metabolic rate, strength, and endurance. The team mentality at F45 Training helps members transform their lifestyle physically and mentally while encouraging community growth and a no-ego attitude. AND F45 is one of the most time-efficient ways of training, aiming to burn up to 750 calories per 45-minute session.
Great for: Functional group workouts.
Open: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-6pm, Friday 6:30-7pm, Sat/Sun 6am-9pm
Avenue Fitness is a compact, modern gym located at the new Canggu Avenue shopping and dining complex Batu Bolong. The light and airy gym feature cardio machines and basic weights equipment. Avenue Fitness also has a weekly schedule of guided classes, including an eclectic mix of yoga, belly dance, Pilates and combat classes.
Great for: All-rounder gym and spa.
Address: Canggu Avenue complex, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 55, Canggu, Bali
Open: Mon-Sun 06:00-22:00
Strength 2 Strength
Despite CrossFit holding the reputation that it’s only for hardcore athletes, it is mostly a friendly community offering an awesome workout for all levels. The best thing about S2S is the welcoming coaches and fun WODs. If you’re still too intimidated to try then maybe start with the beginners class. The gym isn’t big so space can be tight but don’t worry, you’ll be happy you showed up. They offer drop in's and open gym passes on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
Great for: Fun CrossFit workouts for all levels.
Address: Jl Raya Semat No 1, Berawa
Open: Mon-Sun 07:00-18:30
If you’re looking for an affordable gym in Canggu, you can’t do much better than Victory Fitness Club. This non-nonsense gym is well equipped and as you can see from the (very ripped!) Balinese statue standing out front, Victory delivers a great “local” fitness experience as opposed to a generic gym complex. Victory Fit Club is insanely well priced, with drop-ins priced at just IDR 20,000 (USD $1.5) and monthly passes at IDR 150,000 (USD $11).
Great for: Best value for money gym
Address: Jl Pantai Pererenan No 89, Pererenan, p.
Open: Mon-Sun 07:00-20:30