Hua Hin Fitness, Gyms and Swimming
Gyms and Fitness
Most of the major hotels offer fitness programs for their guests. They usually have a gym that the public can sometimes use - but at a price. Other gyms can be found at Sport Villa, Grand Sport and Palm Hills. All offer membership and have most of the common fitness equipment and weights.
Achieve your health and fitness goals fast with the help of a qualified personal trainer and fitness coach. WT Thailand offers several different program options, so you're sure to find one that's right for you! All of their fitness programs include a combination of health and fitness components including strength training, stretching & flexibility, cardiovascular, and more.
Palapon Camp was founded on the principle of providing the basis for mental and physical harmony, by blending scientifically proven Eastern and Western disciplines. Ultimately giving you practical tools to transform your personal ideal of fitness and health into a sustainable reality. Among their activities are martial arts, yoga, meditation, and temple retreats.
There are a a couple of yoga instructors in town, we will bring you more information on these when we get it.
Again many of the larger hotels will allow you to use their swimming pool for a fee, especially in low season. You should enquire first or you may get a shock when the bill arrives! Sport Villa is a popular one, 3km south of town and Palm Hills (5km north) used to be a great place to go for a swim ... until they quadrupled the prices in an effort to discourage daily use and attract more members.
Swimming in the ocean in Hua Hin is perfectly safe. The only dangers you need to be aware of are jellyfish that get washed in closer to the shore especially during the rainy months around August to October. Some of these sting very painfully and can scar. The seas can get heavy during these months as well although currents are not strong. This is also the case in December and January which can be very windy months as well. The beaches off Hua Hin and Khao Takiab are very shallow. For deeper water head down to Khao Tao 20 minutes drive south. More information on beaches around Hua Hin can be found here Hua Hin beaches