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Keep toned with a one-day visit or arrange for weekly or monthly programs to lose weight, keep fit, and build confidence. From beginners to full scale martial art competitors, all will be trained by former Muay Thai kick boxing champions. Enjoy your workout in a South East Asian Island paradise, where the health club is only fifty walking seconds from the beach and a short trip to and from Koh Phangan. There are also personal trainers available for weight and fitness workouts.
Lovely, fully furnished bungalows with maid service are available at a discounted price for customers. Located directly next to Hippo’s Muay Thai Camp and Gym and recently built, the bungalows are perfect for those who not only want to train but to enjoy beautiful Maenam Beach. For availability, please contacts Hippos Gym a few days in advance. Options include both large one bed or two beds, fan or air conditioned. All rooms come with showers and hot water. Scooters are also available for rent to customers.
Training takes place once a day with a broad range of fitness activities, including training indoor at the gym, ring training, and outdoor training on the beach.
Muay Thai is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins.
Muay Thai is associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. It became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.
Muay Thai can be traced back to the 16th century, developed from the fighting style of the famous fighter Nai Khanomtom. Its ancestor is Muay Boran (or “ancient boxing”), which in the 1930s was formalized with rules and equipment influenced by Western boxing.
Once upon a time, Koh Samui was a back packers haven. However, this beatuful island has been "rediscovered" thanks to Bangkok Air building an airport on the island, you can now get there easily from Bangkok and Singapore. The Island is amazing but is getting rather built up these days so you need to plan where you will stay with caution. If you want to be in the heart of the action head for Chewang Beach but do bear in mind it will be you and many thousands of others.
Travellers wishing to still be close (the whole island is 20 mins from anywhere else) should consider Boh Phut (Fishermans Village) or Lamai where there are far less people and the shuttle buses that circle the island 24/7 will take you whereever else you wish to go.
The beaches on Koh Samui can be some of the most beautiful you will ever come across. There are a number of islands that are reached easily, although most people only know the islands because of the Full Moon party on Koh Phangan which should be avoided unless you are a backpacker or under 22 or you will look very out of place.
Koh Samui is amazing, the beaches, people, and weather are classic Thailand but choose your spot with care. Some parts of the island have the gridlock of a major city on a weekend evening.
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Food is not included in the price. Participants will need to take care of their own meals. There are a number of restaurants with a variety of cuisines, from Thai to Western, for your choice nearby.
Go swimming in the ocean
Relax on the beach
Water sports: sailing, snorkeling, diving
Arrive at Koh Samui Airport (USM) and take a taxi to Hippos Beach Gym, Soi Beachway, Moo 4, Maenam.
"I’ve been to lots of gyms in lots of different countries, but I think Hippos is my favorite. It’s amazing how they combine the natural beauty and wonderful atmosphere of Koh Samui with modern, high quality training facilities. The staff and patrons form a great community, with an incredibly broad range of fitness expertise. Hippos is the best!"
Hippos Gym and Muay Thai Boxing Official Site, edited