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Hiii,

I want to go over to Thailand this year and get some training in, but since I'm very introverted I kinda just want a gym with not many people I know this is kinda hard since less people = less business... but there is probably some gyms with less people? Or maybe in low season (which time period is low season) the gyms are less busy? IDK.

I don't mind about the area/province either.

I'm male, 18 from England... :)

 

Thankssss,

Bakpao

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Hey Bakpao,
welcome to the forum! finding a gym where there aren't to many people can be quiet difficuilt, I think you should rather try to find a gym where you feel welcome and and have good teachers .
A gym where they help you bring your skills to the next level.
I mean where you realy learn something,not just hold pads and let you kick and tell you "you good, you strong". 
I had very good feeling in Luktupfah in Bangkok, in Sit Thaharnaek in Chiang Mai, also did training in Penang 96 and Sitpholek but would recomend the first two. I've had the idea that november is pretty calm season. I'll be going back in november and head to Kanchanaburi to go train at Sitmonchai Gym.
Hope you have a great holiday/training
Nick

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There are some "not many people" options. I understand that introversion can be strong. I'm not sure if you mean not many westerners (people who speak English and may try to talk with you), or not many people at all, Thais included?

One option I can think of is training at Sylvie's gym, Petchrungruang, here in Pattaya, but only in the mornings. In the mornings there are very few people, in fact sometimes it is only Pi Nu (the head instructor/gym owner) and Sylvie. Usually though, not more than 4 or 5 people total. These are very quiet times. In the afternoon it's much busier, with Thais and westerners mixed. But it's not a big gym, it's a family style gym. Once you get the mornings down, maybe you would be more open to the afternoons - or you could strategically come earlier or later in the afternoons, when training hasn't started up much, or is winding down. Another one that is pretty small is Sor. Klinmee gym in Pattaya, again, another family style gym. Maybe 15 people in the space in the afternoons, from what we saw (Sylvie trains there sometimes for clinch). Not sure what the mornings are like, they are probably slow.

Another thing that you could do is to go to a non-expensive gym, but use the extra money to invest in private sessions with an instructor. Usually these are done between the mornings and afternoons. If so, you might have the gym to yourselves, or not many people around.

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Hey Bakpao,

welcome to the forum! finding a gym where there aren't to many people can be quiet difficuilt, I think you should rather try to find a gym where you feel welcome and and have good teachers .

A gym where they help you bring your skills to the next level.

Hello & thanks. I think a welcoming gym is also very important as it can help you feel really comfortable, and of course having good instructors that actually want you to improve is the best; as that is the main reason we go to Thailand, haha.

I will have a look at the gyms you suggested and appreciate your time and response, thank you.

 

What is it that you're looking to avoid? Other people there to train I presume? Because overall that should be easy enough by just keeping your head down?

 

September was quiet when I was in Thailand last year.

I wouldn't say I'm trying to avoid the people there, rather just I settle into places with less people easier. I was raised in a small village, and I'm not really used to meeting new people so it is hard for me, and the more people the more uncomfortable I am.

I think that makes sense. So I was just trying to look for a gym with less people to make me more comfortable, then I can transition more smoothly into the new environment. I'm kind of like a cat, cats are pretty introverted.

 

There are some "not many people" options. I understand that introversion can be strong. I'm not sure if you mean not many westerners (people who speak English and may try to talk with you), or not many people at all, Thais included?

One option I can think of is training at Sylvie's gym, Petchrungruang, here in Pattaya, but only in the mornings. In the mornings there are very few people, in fact sometimes it is only Pi Nu (the head instructor/gym owner) and Sylvie. Usually though, not more than 4 or 5 people total. These are very quiet times. In the afternoon it's much busier, with Thais and westerners mixed. But it's not a big gym, it's a family style gym. Once you get the mornings down, maybe you would be more open to the afternoons - or you could strategically come earlier or later in the afternoons, when training hasn't started up much, or is winding down. Another one that is pretty small is Sor. Klinmee gym in Pattaya, again, another family style gym. Maybe 15 people in the space in the afternoons, from what we saw (Sylvie trains there sometimes for clinch). Not sure what the mornings are like, they are probably slow.

Another thing that you could do is to go to a non-expensive gym, but use the extra money to invest in private sessions with an instructor. Usually these are done between the mornings and afternoons. If so, you might have the gym to yourselves, or not many people around.

Thanks Kevin, really helpful response. Not many people Thai's included, I don't mind people trying to talk to me since they're probably trying to be polite, I just don't adjust well to many people as I just mentioned above.

I will have a look Petchrungruang, its a good idea to start with the morning actually, as for me it just takes a long time to adjust into new places. I think a lot of introverts feel the same (?), so if I got comfortable in the morning sessions it would be a lot easier to transition into the afternoons since I would be comfortable with some people there.

 

I appreciate all the responses, I'll probably be going to Thailand in a couple months so I'll update the gym(s) I decided to try.

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I appreciate all the responses, I'll probably be going to Thailand in a couple months so I'll update the gym(s) I decided to try.

 

I can't say this universally, to all of Thailand, but I found that Thai culture would be comfortable to an introvert. I'm an introvert. I like being left alone and just watching things. I find that at least in the broad sense Thais will let you be, and let you go about who you are. Of course there are subtleties, and as you stay here long term you see things with more detail, but at the surface there is a lot of space given. You may find that you really like it.

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