If overcrowded weight rooms full of sweaty, shirtless men aren’t your idea of a fun gym experience, then this list is for you. There are so many better options in Ho Chi Minh City — gyms with aerobic fitness classes, boxing, squat racks and machines designed to strain every little fiber of muscle in your body.
Body Shape – Gym Thao Dien
The variety of equipment at Body Shape is enough to make any cross-fit enthusiast delirious with excitement. No matter how strange your workout preferences, they’ve got what you need — even TRX. Their membership packages are flexible, so you only pay for what you intend to use, and their classes are as varied as you’ll find in this city.
Body Shape – Gym Thao Dien, 49G Quốc Hương, Thảo Điền, District 2, +84 91 810 24 49
The weight room at Star Fitness is quite colorful, and it has all the machines and equipment you would expect of a modern gym. For classes, they have body combat, zumba, grappling, boxing, conditioning and a few different kinds of yoga. Classes are also included in your membership, so no surprise fees.
UFC Gym Vietnam
Even if you don’t plan on fighting in the octagon, it’s pretty damn cool that this gym has one. They bill themselves as a gym for elite fighters, but they also welcome people looking for a more casual workout. UFC Gym is an international brand that provides a world-class training experience. You can focus on your own martial arts discipline, or you can mix it up and try others to round out your skills. They also have classes throughout the day, so you don’t have to change your schedule to fit in your workout.
UFC Gym Vietnam, 12 Quốc Hương, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, +84 871089889
HD Gym Phú Nhuận
It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but go up to the second floor and you’ll find a good gym with all the equipment you’ll need. HD Gym is perfect for those just looking to lift some weights and maybe spend some time on a treadmill. The price is also much cheaper than most of the others on this list.
Saigon River Club
If you prefer to exercise in luxury, Saigon River Club is the gym for you. They have a pool, juice bar, spa and as modern a weight room as you’ll ever find. They’re more of a fitness club than just a gym — a fancy place to enjoy yourself and escape the madness of the city.
Saigon River Club, Ward 22, Bình Thạnh District, +84 28 3514 9009
The Fit24 brand has several locations throughout the city. They have spacious weight rooms with modern equipment, plus rooms for all the different kinds of classes they offer. Since Fit24 is a large brand, you can count on them for consistency.
Fit24 Hoàng Sa, 621 Hoang Sa Street, District 3, +84 835262424
Curves Ho Tung Mau
Curves is a well-established name in the fitness world, now operating in 90 countries. They provide a supportive and safe environment for women to reach their fitness goals. They have a couple of locations around Ho Chi Minh City, but this one is ideal for people working downtown.
Curves Ho Tung Mau, 43 – 45 Hồ Tùng Mậu, District 1, +84 93 262 62 23
MMA Gym Fitness Center
Here’s another gym which specializes in martial arts. The MMA Gym Fitness Center has an octagon, training bags and coaches for several disciplines, including kickboxing and Muay Thai. And if you have no intention of fighting, their weightlifting and cardio areas are also top notch.
MMA Gym Fitness Center, 285 Võ Văn Tần, District 3, +84 92 223 33 79
If you live in District 3 and enjoy fitness classes, Maxfit has an impressive lineup: Zumba, Jamfit, Fight Fit, Yoga, Bum and Tum, Core Fit and others. In addition to standard gym equipment, they also have what you need for niche workouts — things like kettlebells and ropes. With friendly staff, professional trainers and a nice location, this is a great choice for your place to work out.
Maxfit, 70 Bà Huyện Thanh Quan, District 3, +84 91 792 17 92
Saigon Sports Club
Hundreds of glowing reviews, a boxing ring, an octagon, giant tires and all the strength and conditioning equipment you’d expect of a top tier gym. You really cannot go wrong with Saigon Sports Club. If you live in District 7, or if you’re training to be an elite fighter, this is the gym for you.
Saigon Sports Club, 514B Huỳnh Tấn Phát, Bình Thuận, District 7, +84 28 3773 0514