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8 Days Muay Thai Fitness Retreat in Thailand, Perfect for Beginners

Chiang Mai Muay Thai Camp Thailand

Gym Bangarang Muay Thai Camp & Fitness Bootcamp is located in a peaceful environment away from distractions in the rice fields of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The gym is known as a boutique training facility that offers more one-on-one training for their guests, the perfect gym for guests who want to combine Muay Thai and fitness in a friendly environment.

Highlights

  • Muay Thai training 7 days per week
  • Training provided by professional fighters
  • Small group size, no experience necessary
  • Use of bicycle, swimming poo, gym facilities
  • All necessary equipment is provided
  • Meals and protein shake included
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Chinese (mandarin), Thai, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer included: Chiang Mai International Airport

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Accommodation

The venue has 11 villas just steps away from the gym facilities and Boxer's Cafe. The villas are set in a lush manicured garden environment to give each guest privacy.

Amenities

  • King-sized beds (extra single beds are available)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV with Netflix
  • Fridge
  • Seating area
  • Hair dryer
  • Rain shower
  • Outside terrace
  • Drying rack
  • Laundry service available

Gym Bangarang sports facilities includes professional Muay Thai ring, punching bags, on-site gym, football pitch, fitness bootcamp program, swimming pool and western standard on-site private villas with king-sized beds, housekeeping and restaurant. Their staff speak English, Thai, and Cantonese.

Program

About Gym Bangarang Muay Thai Camp & Fitness Bootcamp

Gym Bangarang was created to provide a unique training experience in the rice fields of Chiang Mai. The gym opened in 2014 and is the only gym in Chiang Mai that provides Muay Thai camps and fitness bootcamps. Their focus is on providing high standards. The gym is located in Mae Rim, approximately 25 kilometers from the city, away from any temptations which allows you to concentrate on your chosen program.

The benefits of fitness and exercise are widely recognized and whether you want to increase fitness, lose weight, try something new, prepare for a fight, or just simply enjoy a holiday with a difference, Gym Bangarang is an excellent place to learn or improve your skills. The gym offers the highest standard of training in a clean, safe environment where all students are treated equally, regardless of age, gender or ability.

The gym is committed to providing a safe environment for the benefit of both staff and students. Owner and trainer Chris and Nicky live at the resort, so there is always someone on hand to give you help if you need it. Professionalism is of the upmost importance at Gym Bangarang and students can always expect the highest level of care during their stay, from booking to departure.

Gym Bangarang Muay Thai Camp trainers still fight professionally. All have been carefully chosen and work well as a team. Tommy Chairat Pinasa won the Northern Thailand Championship belt in 2016. He has over 300 fights under his belt. In Chiang Mai, he often fights above his weight as its difficult to find opponents to fight with him of the same weight. The gym holds four championship belts.

About the training

Muay Thai is a great way to get in shape and lose weight. Many of the people who come to train at Gym Bangarang come for the following reasons: improve fitness, increase stamina, weight loss. Additionally, Muay Thai training offers a number of potential benefits for participants including improved cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility, and increased confidence and self-discipline.

Classes take place from 10:30 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 16:30 to allow guests to sleep-in.

Training breakdown

  • 40 minutes cardio warm-up (bootcamp style)
  • Shadow boxing
  • Bag work
  • Pad work 3 x 3 minute rounds
  • Technique
  • Cool down
  • For those that want to increase their cardio fitness, the gym has a running track

Instructors

Tommy
Muay Thai Certification (Muay Thai (Thai Boxing))
From a small farmland village in Isaan growing sugarcane and rice, Tommy developed a lifelong passion for Muay Thai at 12 years old. Tommy has over 300 fights under his belt. He is an Isaan Champion and Chiang Mai Champion. Tommy is well known throughout Chiang Mai for his “flying knee” technique. His signature Wai Khru dance he performs before each fight is in gratitude and respect to his trainer and mentor “Uncle”. While it is still difficult to bet against Tommy (the bookies know better!) because of his excellent technique and stellar record, he enjoys sharing with others his love for Muay
Champ
Muay Thai School Chiang Mai (Muay Thai (Thai Boxing))
Champ began training at only 8 years old in his hometown of Kan Janaburi, which was no surprise since his dad was a well known fighter. Champ is a proud member of the Thai Airforce, has completed over 300 fights and was previously awarded “Strongman Fighter” and “Good Fighter” in Anthong province. Champ used his fight winnings to pay for his education and most recently, to purchase a washing machine for his beloved mum. He still fights professionally to this day, is a certified Muay Thai trainer at Gym Bangarang.
Uncle
Most know “Uncle” as Tommy’s mentor and trainer. But you may not know that Uncle used to work as a carpenter and started off as a streetfighter in Ratchaburi province. He trained champion channel 7 fighter Ong Chai Lung and Ban Sing and started one of Thailand’s only Women’s Muay Thai gym in Chiang Mai. After over one hundred fights and an eye injury, Uncle retired from professional fighting. We celebrate Uncle's birthday every year on Thailand’s Father’s Day since he doesn’t know his birthdate and he is well respected at Gym Bangarang.
Luka 'Panfah' Rajadamnern Stadium Champion
Luka 'Panfah' is our senior trainer and is a Rajadamnern Stadium Champion. Very popular trainer with our guests. Luka has been an instructor in many Asian countries and can speak English. If you are interested to fight at the local Stadiums, Luka will take you 'under his wing' and train you with our fight team.
Mark
Mark recently won the Championship One belt in Pattaya. Often seen on Thai TV fighting in Bangkok and Pattaya.
Tom Bangarang
Tom has been working with Gym Bangarang since 2014. He is the father of 3 boys - all fighters and all 3 are Champions.
Ton Bangarang
At only 27 years old, Ton has 20 years of Muay Thai experience. He began his professional career as a temple fighter doing Muay Thai displays. Ton holds a bachelor degree in physical education and works with fitness & weightloss and Muay Thai guests at every skill level. His ability to teach with patience is one of the things our guest love about Ton. When not practicing Muay Thai, Ton enjoys playing football, tennis and basketball. He has been a referee at the prestigious Chiang Mai University Football Festival.

Location

Chiang Mai, the capital of Northern Thailand

Spread along the banks of the Ping River, Chiang Mai is a treasure house of jungle covered mountains, caves, waterfalls, hot springs, and a vibrant city offering local and international restaurants, night life, and shopping. Chiang Mai is the hub of Northern Thailand and with a population of over one million in the metropolitan area, it is fifth-largest city in Thailand.

It is surrounded by mountains and verdant countryside, situated on a plain at an elevation of 316 meters. Chiang Mai is a lot quieter than the capital and has a feeling of modernity about it. Chiang Mai is a cultural and historical city. Its historical center is the walled city, in which there are more than 30 temples dating back to the founding of the principality.

Gym Bangarang

The gym is 25 minites' drive from the city in Mae Rim and less than five kilometers from all the outdoor attractions such as MaeSa Valley area. Mae Rim is ideally situated between city and mountains. Within easy reach from from the gym, you will find the local market, 7-11, Tesco stores, pharmacies, food stalls, local restaurants, as well as fine dining and lots of coffee shops.

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden

Services

  • Car rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

Boxer's Cafe

The cafe prepares a menu with a mix of Western and Thai dishes. The packages include three meals and protein shake daily. You will enjoy generous meal sizes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Private day tour

Take some time to visit the local sights within three kilometers of the gym in the Mae Sa Valley. Gym Bangarang Muay Thai Camp staff members can help you arrange a private day tour to visit the main sights around Chiang Mai - Doi Duthep, waterfalls, or temples. Prices start from 1000 Thai Baht for the day.

Massage

A 60-minute Thai massage is available at the gym at 300 THB.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation in private villa
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 Muay Thai sessions per day, seven days per week in small class size
  • 3 meals per day
  • Protein shake daily
  • Airport transfers (two ways)
  • All equipment

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). There are many direct flights from overseas countries or you can fly via Bangkok.

Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport Airport transfer included: Chiang Mai International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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