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It can be quite easy to lose your routine when travelling to another country, particularly Bali when it’s hot, there are lots of activities to be done and you don’t really know where to exercise, however Canggu makes keeping on top of your fitness routine a breeze. There are a number of gyms throughout Canggu, each with fantastic facilities, professional and friendly trainers and staff and a myriad of like-minded fitness enthusiasts.
Victory Fitness is a well equipped ‘no frills’ gym. If you want to have a serious cardio or weights session for a very reasonable price, this is the place to come. It is located on Pantai Pererenan and is two story with a cafe and reception downstairs and gym upstairs. There is everything you need for a good workout including machines, bikes and a treadmill. You are also able to hire the services of either a local or international personal training session to help you break a sweat!
Location: Jalan Pantai Pererenan No.89, Pererenan Canggu
Finns Recreation Club (Formerly known as Canggu Club)
Finns Recreation Club, is more than just a gym, it is a world class leisure centre, with tennis courts a large playing field, tenpin bowling and even a waterpark. The actual fitness centre is one of the best equipped in Bali, it is fully air-conditioned and has all the cardio machines and free weights that you would expect to find in a top quality gym. There is also a large cycling studio for spinning and another main studio where a variety of classes, including zumba, bodypump and pilates, are regularly held.
Location: Jl. Pantai Berawa Canggu Permai, Tibubeneng, Canggu
At Motion Fitness, they pride themselves in offering a more personalised service than most gyms. Personal and group training sessions are all available as are a multitude of different classes and specifically designed holiday training schedules. In addition to help with physical exercise, their trainers can also provide personalised nutritional programs.
The gym is well equipped and has an onsite spa and cafe – giving you a couple of options for unwinding at the end of an intense workout.
Location: Jalan Petitenget No. 8L, Kerobokan, Canggu
It’s a lifestyle; pop into K-Fitness where you can keep in shape and try out our numerous programs which can be tailored to your fitness needs. With competitive membership rates and a fantastic range of classes, K-Fitness has something for everyone.
Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
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Canggu is a yoga mecca, with studios and teacher training facilities spread throughout the area. Each studio offers its own, unique spin on the ancient practice, with options for everyone from beginners to advanced yogis. Yoga types are varied from studio to studio and include practices such as hatha, aerial yoga, mysore style (self-lead ashtanga) yoga, pilates and more. Practicing yoga in Canggu however is much more than just exercise, it will allow you to step into a loving, health conscious, friendly community of expats, locals and visitors alike. There are even yoga retreats that tie in your practice with your accommodation for those hoping to make the most of each practice and meet like-minded yogis.
Desa Seni is one of Canggu’s most praised yoga studios. It’s dedicated team of teachers offer classes, private yoga and retreats. Each of the classes is run from the beautiful open-air studio surrounded by tropical gardens and includes vinyasa, hatha, restorative yoga, yin, alignment, adjustment and meditation.
Location: Jl. Subak Sari No. 13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu
The yogashala at the Practice is a simple construction of bamboo, with a high roof and a view over the paddy fields, lying a stone’s throw from Batu Bolong beach. Although it only opened in 2016, the Practice has already gained a reputation as one of the best yoga studios in Bali. There are daily drop in classes as well the opportunity for private lessons, retreats and workshops. The lessons are mainly based around Hatha yoga and people with all levels of experience are welcome to come and join in.
At the Practice they believe in the concept of ‘yoga on and off the mat’ – meaning the ability to use yogic principles as a guiding force in all areas of life. They also have an online yoga training programme, so you can keep practicing even when you leave Bali!
The Chillhouse is a fantastic little outdoor yoga shala that is located in the centre of the camp. Follow a tropical pathway through the boutique, past the cafe and into the yoga shala. The walls are decorated to make for fantastic instagram shots. From the shala you have slight views of swimming pools and gardens, however once the class starts you will feel like you’re a world away. The teachers at Chillhouse are all extremely professional and relaxing and will provide you with a number of pose options to ensure all levels get the most out of their class.
Serenity is known for offering high quality yoga training at unbeatable prices. They have two yoga shalas, both of which have been built using only sustainable materials. a wide variety of classes are on offer , including Restorative yoga, Vinyasa and Acroyoga.
For those who wish to make yoga the focus of their time in Bali, Serenity has onsite accommodation and multiclass passes for yoga sessions. A variety of room types are available including, private rooms and dormitories. Serenity has its own ‘warung’, this is called Alkaline and serves delicious healthy food, with a focus on vegan and raw diets.
First surfing and yoga swept it’s way across Bali and now it’s Crossfit’s turn. If it’s crossfit you’re into, Canggu has multiple options. As health-consciousness increases, people are skipping the night of bintangs and swapping it up for an early morning workout. Crossfit is proving to be a fantastic option for sweating it out, improving not only your physical health but many facilities also focusing on nutrition, mental health.
S2S (or Strength 2 Strength) was the first crossfit box in Bali, and their friendly staff now have several years experience sharing the benefits of crossfit with expats and tourists alike. On offer, you will find, drop in classes, month long passes and an ‘Eat Sleep Lift’ package, which includes accommodation, breakfast and unlimited gym access. The great Canggu location means that some sessions take place on the beach.
At S2S, there is a fantastic community feel – they promote the idea that a strong sense of community can help foster better health in all areas of life and because of that, in addition to workouts, they also organise BBQs, competitions and various group outings. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to crossfit, or have been practicing for years, not only will S2S provide you with some great workouts, you might also make a friend or two!
Crossfit Wanderlust, Bali’s largest crossfit box, can be found inside a massive warehouse with huge tires adorning the walls and a truly impressive assortment of crossfit equipment. Wanderlust is the realisation of a dream for its head coach and founder Dave Driskell, who spent several years wandering the globe before deciding to settle in Bali and share his love for all things crossfit. In addition to the open gym, four type of class are on offer: Crossfit, Movement (gymnastics, ring work etc), Booty Fit and Cycle. All of these can be scaled for suitability to different ages and all levels of ability making this a great place for both beginners and experts alike.
If crossfit isn’t your thing, or you find you can’t quite sit still enough for yoga, don’t despair – there are still plenty of options! Bali offers beach bootcamps, MMA classes and more so that you are still able to keep fit on your holiday!
According to Fox Sports and ONE Championship, Bali MMA is one of the best fighting gyms in Asia. On offer, you will find, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, Strength and Conditioning Boxing and Yoga all of which are taught by instructors with more than 20 years experience in their chosen discipline(s). Three levels of classes are offered from beginner to expert and training for kids is also available. Classes all take place with Bali MMAs fantastic facilities, which include a sizable grappling room, a boxing ring and a fully padded striking area.
In addition to one off training sessions, there is an all inclusive package combining accommodation, MMA training and a surf camp.
Location: Kuta Utara, Jl. Raya Padonan, Tibubeneng, Canggu
Three times a week at the crack of dawn (well 7am!) the team from 2beFit Bali assembles on the Batu Bolong beach for an hour long intensive bootcamp session. The workouts are comprised of a mixture of strength, cardio and interval training, and often utilise the surrounding environment (e.g. sand bottle weights). This is an inexpensive fun and innovative training programme for which there is no need to book – just rock up and pay on the beach.
Personal training (including in Muay Thai, Boxing and Yoga) can also be arranged at a location and time of your choosing.
Pamper your brains out in Canggu with the myriad of beauty lounges and spas. The broad range of services include massages, facials, nails, waxing, hair styling and treatments, spa packages and more. You are even able to get a 24 karat gold anti-aging facial at Canggu’s incredible Goldust Beauty Lounge or visit one of Jet Black Ginger’s blonde hair specialists.
Goldust Beauty Lounge
“GOLDUST will not be responsible for any side effects such as extreme happiness, deep relaxation or feeling like GOLD”
If the beach and cocktail lifestyle is starting to get a bit much, you can’t do better than heading to the Goldust Beauty Lounge for a little pampering. The spa has been designed for maximum restfulness, with white wooden walls, comfy seating and interiors full soft natural colours and hints of luxurious gold.
The most popular (and most Instaworthy) treatments at Goldust are the facials – sit back, relax and the 24K gold face mask, not to mention the talented therapist who will be giving you a hand and foot massage, work their magic. Other treatments on offer include, a range of massages, mani / pedi, waxing and all-over body treatments (including sunburn recovery) .
Goldust also carries their own range of skincare products, including eye serums and body oils / polishes, meaning you will be able to maintain a radiant glow long after your treatment has finished.
The Maria Curau Spa is nestled away amongst the paddy fields of Pererenan – the most laidback neighbourhood in Canggu. The interior is tastefully decorated with blissful white walls, tropical plants, comfy seats and pristine white hammocks dotted about the place. A popular treatment is the Luxe – this a mani / pedi including a coconut milk soak for your hands and feet and an arm and leg massage.
The spa is vegan and cruelty-free spa, they use Kester Black nail polishes which are devoid of the chemicals and animal products (the shimmer often comes from crushed fish scales and shellac is made from the excretions of the Lac beetle) that are in other ranges. The other products they use (oils and lotions etc) are all mixed on site, using organic materials and the finest essential oils – they are petrochemicals and other toxic nasties. What could be better than relaxing in your post-treatment glow with a (homemade) kombucha in hand and a view other the paddy fields?
The AMO lifestyle brand was established several years ago by the former New York model Navia Nguyen. The Canggu spa, the latest addition to the AMO group (there are two other locations in Seminyak), is a huge, two story building located in the very centre of Canggu. This really is a spa that makes the most of its space; in addition to the facilities that you find in almost every spa in Bali, they have a steam room, sauna and both hot and icy cold pools, as well as their very own roof garden (which provides the ingredients for many of the products used in their treatments). There is also a cafe serving healthy salads and cold press juices.
Spa treatments at AMO have a long and fantastic history, in particular, their massages are something to brag about, as are the cream baths and cocktails. Be prepared to leave feeling absolutely fabulous!
The Body Temple Spa is in a villa on the grounds of Finns Recreation Club, it is surrounded by tropical gardens and has a feeling of old world colonial grandeur. The treatment rooms, though, are modern, very well equipped and many have a few over the ocean.
At this spa, they take a personalised approach to treatments that will leave you feeling energised, relaxed, detoxed or rejuvenated. You simply let them know your requirements (facials, massages etc) and they will create a tailor-made ‘body ritual’ especially for you. As an added bonus, the location means that, once your treatment is done, you are able to easily enjoy all the amenities of Finns Recreation Club.
Sofia Spa is located in the charming little beachside town of Pantai Berawa. Similar to walking into a treehouse, as your enter Sofia Spa, you are greeted with greenery and whitewashed furniture on the second story of a wooden building overlooking Canggu’s calming rice-fields. There is a bohemian feel to the entire place, and the aloe vera based treatments support this. They offer everything you need including Ayurvedic Treatments, Facials, Massages and Waxing.
Location: Jl. Pantai Berawa No. 77, Berawa, Canggu
Spring Canggu is a favourite amongst locals and expats and was specifically designed to combine relaxation and pampering in a fun, social environment. It is located in Batu Bolong, it’s third location in Bali alone! It boasts modern, minimalist interiors, large comfortable chairs, and instagram-worthy spots throughout the studio. Treatments include body scrubs, nails, hair essentials, hair colouring, massage, facials, hair removal, hair treatments, makeup, brows and lashes and even specific treatments for the little ones.