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Gym bunnies need not fear piling on the pounds while in Phnom Penh, because the Cambodian capital is full of gyms, ranging from basic to high-tech. Here are the 10 best gyms to be found in Phnom Penh.
Another modern offering in the capital, SuperFit features Technogym weight machines, an Octagon fitness station and Hammer Strength weights. SuperFit also has an outdoor pool and a studio that hosts classes, including yoga, Metafit, Insanity, step Reebok and Khmer dance classes.
Mao Tse Tung Boulevard. T. +855 (0)23 999 229
Don’t worry if you get out of the tuk tuk to find a wedding planning and photography studio because, true to bizarre Cambodian form, this cheap and cheerful joint also houses a gym, sauna and massage parlour. As a relative newcomer on the scene, the equipment here is fairly new. With entry costing less than a dollar – $6 for a steam, massage and sauna – Chey Mongkul is a bargain way to keep fit on your holidays.
44 Street 360. T. +855 (0) 16 281 111
Fancy getting into the fighting spirit? Then head to Prokout, which translates as “fight” in Khmer. This new venue offers training in Khmer boxing and other fighting sports, such as Muay Thai, kickboxing, MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The clean and modern 1,000sqm space also offers fitness, cardio and workout equipment, as well as access to qualified personal trainers.
2 National Assembly Boulevard. T. +855 (0)66 606 000
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra boasts a range of fitness facilities. So Fit offers cardio workouts, exercise bikes, running machines and weights, with trained fitness supervisors on hand. Phokeethra Sport Club features the latest fitness equipment, a range of classes, two squash courts, four tennis courts and outdoor pool.
26 Old August Site, Sothearos Boulevard. T: (023) 999 200
Yogis can get their fitness fix at Yoga Phnom Penh. The studio hosts a range of yoga classes, taking in a variety of techniques and levels, such as fly yoga, Vinyasa flow, Khmer fighting fitness classes and meditation sessions. Visiting teachers are often included on the schedule.
39 Street 21. T. +855 (0)12 739 419