Ho Chi Minh - Mach's Gym
Location - Gyms in Ho Chi Minh are of course totally dependent on where you are staying because obviously the city is massive. At the bottom of this blog I’ll leave a list of other gyms based on location around the main central District 1 but won’t be able to give them reviews. I will however, only put down gyms that we’d personally look to go to because leisure centres etc, are never a simple to to go to for a day and tend to be over-priced and under-equipped. The gym we used was pretty central for District 1
Price - 70,000 Dong for a day pass. Not bad, not the cheapest, but you’re in the Capitol, so what do you expect. This works out roughly to be $3 which is obviously still cheap! You get a locker and a towel as well. If you’re going there on a motorbike theres a 5000 Dong parking fee which equates to about $0.18.
Equipment - Quite a small gym and its certainly no sweatbox gym like we’d be used to in Cambodia. However, sometimes air-con is a welcome relief. Theres lots of cardio equipment and a smaller percentage of weights then we’d like. However, everything is very clean, the floors are matted and its certainly not busy enough to really have to wait long for anything. Two things we didn’t like, the benches are so close to the floor your practically sitting on it, like most Vietnamese chairs (its like being back in primary school, haha) and the dumbbells didn’t go above 30kg. Still, just be creative and you can have a good workout!
Extras - None that we were aware of, but I think they did actually sell food, so maybe also do protein shakes. These guys also protein powder but this is crazy expensive in Vietnam (somewhere around $80-100 for 1-2 Kilos.) Quick tip, if your heading to Laos and you’ve run out in Vietnam, then get it here, its much, much cheaper. Around $70 for 2.6 kilos!
Synopsis - Has everything you need, its clean, has air-con, staff aren’t the friendliest, but thats Ho Chi Minh - I think they’re used to too many rude tourists in the city and sadly, a lot of people tarnish us all with the same brush.
Address - Open 6am - 9:30am Mon - Sat/ Sun 10am - 6:00pm
1, Huyền Trân Công Chúa, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
T: +84 28 6275 1196
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