Winter is coming, and that means the annual pilgrimage of Australians to warmer shores begins. For 1.248 million Australians each year, those warmer shores are in Indonesia. Trips to our neighbour have increased by 546 per cent in the last decade according to Traveller, and the country has become Australia's most visited, with a huge portion of Aussie travelers hitting up Bali for some much needed R&R.
And while working out may not be at the forefront of your to do list when you book your holiday to Bali, with some amazing gyms and specialised fitness trends on offer, there’s really no excuse not to keep your fitness up during your island stay! Plus, that lazy afternoon spent poolside and all the delicious food around will be even better once you’ve earned it by getting you sweat on at one of these top locations, picked by Bali experts and online guide The Leisure.
Soham Wellness Centre
This stylish wellness institution offers everything your heart desires in the way of fitness and lifestyle. Spread across a spacious 4 level precinct with chic, zen-inspired interiors, patrons can enjoy access to the gym, pool and lounge area, spa, fitness classes, saunas, steam rooms and an ice bath. The internal café, Mase Green, also serves up delicious, fresh and healthy meals, juices and protein smoothies fit for any fitness junkie’s pre or post workout fuel.
Hours: Mon – Sun: 7am – 10pm daily
Motion Fitness Gym
This popular gym offers a personalised experience, with a wide variety of services such as personal training, individualised fitness holidays, retreats, nutritional consultations and signature fitness classes. Want to get your booty into gear? There’s one for that! Fancy having your workouts supplemented with target or dietary specific meal deliveries? It’s covered too.
Hours: Mon – Fri: 7am – 12pm & 4pm – 7pm.
Sat: 8am – 11am
If you’re after workout equipment options, a trip to Hammerhead Gym is what you need. Boasting over 30 workout stations, this is Bali’s most complete gym. The clean and well air-conditioned facilities are ran by a passionate fitness team who will motivate you to smash workout goals. Also on offer are classes, such as Zumba, and you can grab a wide variety of top quality supplements in-house.
Hours: Mon – Sat: 6am – 10pm
Sun: 8am – 6pm
A favourite amongst expats, locals and holidaymakers alike, a pass or membership at the Canggu Club comes with the perks of gaining access to some exciting entertainment and sporting venues, such as the tennis centre and water park. The gym equipment is all state-of-the-art and it is home to some of the best international trainers in Bali… need we say more?
Hours: Mon – Sun: 6am – 10pm daily
To the many CrossFit fanatics (who probably can’t go without it in their routine even whilst in Bali), this one needs no introduction. As the first CrossFit centre on the island, these guys have it down pat. Never tried the trending CrossFit workouts before? Why not give it a go with a drop in class? For the more dedicated, memberships are available as well as a complete “Eat, Sleep, Lift” comprehensive lifestyle package.
Hours: Mon – Fri: 6.30am – 6.30pm
Sat: 7am – 12pm
2bfit Bali – Beach Bootcamp
If an outdoor tropical workout is your jam, look no further than Bali’s popular beach-based bootcamp. Kicking off the day with an early morning 2bfit training session followed by a swim in the ocean is a recipe for success.
If you’re staying in Ubud, Movement Matters is definitely worth a visit for a tailored fitness experience. Specialising in Pilates (you will find countless varieties on offer) and Gyrotonic classes (which involves movement of the fascia), you can expand your skills and increase your tone and fitness in private or small group classes. With a beautiful, leafy green outlook, it’s the perfect place to do a jungle workout.
Hours: Mon- Sun: 7am – 7pm