Fitness centres and gyms are readily available in most medium to large cities in Thailand. Some are new state-of-the-art, and some have seen better days.
The newer fitness centres are generally less crowded during the morning hours, but during the afternoons and evenings can get crowded. If you’re an early riser and can get to the gym early, you may have to share equipment from time to time, but won’t have to deal with crowds of selfie-taking newbies who can tie up the machines. One solution is to build a home gym.
Establish Your Fitness Goals
What are you trying to achieve in a gym? Do you want to bulk up, or develop lean mass and general fitness? How old are you and what weights are you able to deal with?
When establishing a fitness plan set attainable steps and goals. Once you establish your goals, it lets you know what type of fitness equipment you might want to acquire. เครื่องออกกําลังกาย Johnson is a great resource for high-quality home gym equipment.
Establish a Routine
Once you have your goals, work out which exercises will help you meet those goals. If, for example, you want to build muscle, then you are going to need some type of weight. If you want to improve your cardio-vascular, then treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes will be more in order.
Be careful of only exercising one set of muscles. Sometimes runners and joggers will omit training the rest of their body, and just concentrate on running. The best approach is to train all parts of your body, on rotating days.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on exercise equipment, you can set up a home gym on a budget and still get very good results.
Make Exercise a Habit
Your best results from an exercise program are going to come over time. It’s very easy to get into the gym and push yourself too hard. This is a mistake even experienced people make. If you push yourself too hard, or over-train, you are going to hurt yourself. Then you are in pain and out of commission for days or weeks.
Your best approach is to start small and be consistent. It is much better to train at lower levels consistently than to train very hard for one or two sessions, and then have to take a week or more to recover.
Training at the same time every day helps to make it part of your routine, and over time becomes something you will look forward to.
Vary Your Routine
Once you start enjoying exercise, experiment with your routine. Add swimming or bicycle riding to your regular weight-lifting and treadmill activities. You can meet new people, and build new interests and experiences.
You can even add visits to a local fitness centre. Just keep in mind that fitness centres come under government regulation, and adhere to holidays, and other government regulations, like COVID restrictions. Your home workouts will still form the core of your workout strategy.