The Best Gyms and Fitness Studios in Kuala Lumpur

Blast through 45-minute-long functional training sessions at F45
Blast through 45-minute-long functional training sessions at F45 | Courtesy of F45
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4 May 2021

If you’re just looking to get fit in Kuala Lumpur, climb the 88-floors to the top of the Petronas Towers. There’s a gorgeous view at the end. But if you’re looking for somewhere to get ripped and have some fun while you’re at it, you should try one of these. From getting sweaty with the #MOBSQUAD to a “nightclub meets fight club” concept, here are the best gyms and fitness studios in the capital city of Malaysia.

Ministry Of Burn

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Still trying to achieve your New Year’s resolution? Ministry of Burn will help you shed fat and gain muscles. The experienced #MOBSQUAD will guide you through their intense workouts, which include a full-body HIIT session (MOVE), core-building indoor cycling (RIDE), and indoor rowing (ROW) to help you build an impressive physique.


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If you’re not a fan of routines, F45 is the gym to be at. Blast through a functional training session – high-intensity circuit workouts that build strength, power and mobility – in just 45 minutes, enough to make your muscles sore. With 27 different classes and a database of more than 3,000 exercises, you won’t get the same workout set twice at F45.

TRIBE Boxing Studio

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Looking to throw some mean hooks around? TRIBE brings a fresh punch of creativity among a pool of traditional MMA and boxing gyms with their “nightclub meets fight club” concept. You’ll find intensive boxing and exhilarating full-body workouts alongside lively beats to keep your adrenaline pumping the whole time.

CrossFit Lah

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After making Malaysia their home, American couple Jim and Kerianne opened their dream gym in the popular Bangsar neighbourhood, hoping to create a space where friends can workout together while improving their bodies and mind. They offer workout for all ranges of experience – from private training on CrossFit fundamentals to CrossFit Light and intense advanced classes.

Aloha Cycle Club

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Aloha Cycle Club, tucked within the Rubberduck café in Plaza Damas, has an indoor cycling training space offering four types of classes. Aloha Ride is the signature 45-minute beat-driven class that ends with mindfulness training. For a high-intensity cardiovascular workout, Ala Ride is the way to go. Intro Ride is for beginners, while Ride x Barre classes will have your core muscles and legs feeling like jelly when you’re done.

The Playground Fitness

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While some stay fit with strict regimes and clean diets, others need fun in their workouts to stay motivated. Just like the name suggests, The Playground Fit is where you can let your inner kid shine. Join the group classes here for a mixture of HIIT, functional training, traditional barbell workouts and kickboxing to achieve total body fitness.

FIRE Station Gym

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Unleash the beast inside you at FIRE Station. The red-hot trainers here bring you workouts that will have you drenched in sweat and that tap into the potential in all of us. There are six types of classes, from an indoor-cycling-yoga combo and free-weights-treadmill workouts to fat-shredding boxing moves and HIT exercises. There is even a kid-friendly class for the little ones to try.

Crazy Monkey Defense

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If you’re looking for some real-world benefits to your fitness classes, head to Crazy Monkey Defense. You can learn the modern martial art developed by South African Rodney King, which incorporates Western boxing with clinch fighting and kickboxing. If you want more, the FizFit and Kettlebells classes will help improve your grip strength, core and lower-body strength as well as toning your physique.

These recommendations were updated on May 4, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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