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Hello I’m currently in Bangkok and I’m looking for a gym that’s in a cheaper area I’m almost in central Bangkok atm and the rent is to much for me ...

any area with a good gym and cheaper rent ?

it does NOT have to be in Bangkok I’m willing to travel the most important thing is good training , decent rent prices and convenient for food around the area,

a plus would be far away doen bars and nightlife and other things like that ...

Pattaya seems to be really cheap atm but not sure what gym is good to go and in a more fairly friendly area ?

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One of the best inexpensive options would be Rambaa's gym in Pattaya. He runs his gym on a tight budget, full of kids, so any western monthly payment surely would help. He has incredible spirit, teaching a beautiful, dynamic Muay Thai, he gives great pad work, and you feel like you are part of a real gym. But, there isn't a lot of western fighter focus. The last day we visited there were a few French fighters who were training with each other, and seemed to be living across from the gym in cheap rooms. It's kind of wild, wild west.

I suggest taking the bus out to Pattaya and visiting the set up, and seeing if it suits you. Westerners have come and gone through the gym. Some staying for a long while, some just find it isn't their cup of tea. But during the downturn it might be a great thing to try.

There are lots of smaller gyms in Pattaya you could turn to if it didn't work out. You could also try Petchrungruang which is kind of a 50/50 gym, friendly to westerners while still being part of the family style aesthetic.

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On 9/16/2020 at 8:56 AM, Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu said:

One of the best inexpensive options would be Rambaa's gym in Pattaya. He runs his gym on a tight budget, full of kids, so any western monthly payment surely would help. He has incredible spirit, teaching a beautiful, dynamic Muay Thai, he gives great pad work, and you feel like you are part of a real gym. But, there isn't a lot of western fighter focus. The last day we visited there were a few French fighters who were training with each other, and seemed to be living across from the gym in cheap rooms. It's kind of wild, wild west.

I suggest taking the bus out to Pattaya and visiting the set up, and seeing if it suits you. Westerners have come and gone through the gym. Some staying for a long while, some just find it isn't their cup of tea. But during the downturn it might be a great thing to try.

There are lots of smaller gyms in Pattaya you could turn to if it didn't work out. You could also try Petchrungruang which is kind of a 50/50 gym, friendly to westerners while still being part of the family style aesthetic.

I’ve had contact with Rambaa only problem for me is transportation in Pattaya as I have no car or scooter and rambaa is far from anything I’m thinking about hua hin looks really cheap now on Airbnb or Chiang Mai but in Chiang mai I know lanna Muay Thai is great 

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On 9/19/2020 at 3:22 PM, DrunkenMaster said:

I’ve had contact with Rambaa only problem for me is transportation in Pattaya as I have no car or scooter and rambaa is far from anything I’m thinking about hua hin looks really cheap now on Airbnb or Chiang Mai but in Chiang mai I know lanna Muay Thai is great 

As I understand it, its easy and fairly cheap to hire a scooter in Thailand.  Several youtubers had mentioned this.  Hire both for a couple of days or several months.  

Unless, of course, you by any reason cant travel by scooter.  Say, you are uncomfortable with scootering in a city, with the left sided traffic at that.

 

I understand your wish to have your room near the gym, so its just taking a walking max 10 minutes.  But do hire a scooter anyway. It gives you an enourmous freedom if you want to take an afternoon free and go somewhere sight seeing or so.

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