Stumbling across a cheap outdoor public gym in the centre of Bangkok.
Simple post this one that will hopefully will be of some use to anyone looking for a dirt cheap place to work out in the centre of Bangkok. Gyms are often expensive in the city so if you don’t mind sweating outside with the locals, head to Lumphini Park not far from Silom BTS station. Once you go through the main gates veer to the left and you’ll see a rustic outdoor gym. The machines are crap (if you want cardio just run around the park) but there is a decent amount of free weights.
It’s free for Thai people, and £1 for foreigners. Sometimes (if you’re lucky) the sprinklers will be on on the grass beside gym and you’ll get cooled down. Otherwise, expect to be as hot as you would imagine working out in 35 degree heat. Bring lots of water!