Whether you are here for a short period of time, on an extended stay, or are moving to HCMC altogether, staying in shape can be a difficult task when you are constantly surrounded by mouthwatering food.
Sometimes you’re looking to do a little bit more than just go for a quick jog to burn off that delicious meal you ate the night before so you can of course make room for some more. Well, Ho Chi Minh City offers superb gyms that suit people of all fitness levels, with many of the great amenities that you’d find in your home country gyms.
Keep on reading to see our recommendations!
Not all gyms are the same, and the best ones for you depend on your objectives and fitness goals. You could go to a gym a couple of times a week, a 30-minute visit here and there began to feel improvements in your own life.
We’ve set out to compile a list of the best gyms and health & sports clubs in Ho Chi Minh City for you to try out and see which ones will best suit your needs.
The only rule is that the ideal gym must have all the high-quality equipment and perks that all seasoned gym-goers need to achieve their fitness goals.
Additionally, most of these gyms offer well-trained and experienced coaches with multiple innovative teaching styles that encourage you to get the most attainable results quickly.
We recommend you read this article, do a bit of research, and visit the gyms yourself to figure out the one right for you.
Located in the Thao Dien Area in District 2, Body Shape is a gym definitely worth checking out. Your experience in this gym will be unrivaled by any gyms you might have already experienced before in Ho Chi Minh City.
This is a larger gym that offers a great selection of free weights and machines, making it feel less crowded and saves you time waiting for your turn. They also have TRX Bands and kettlebells for those looking to switch up their training.
They have a great cardio area which is made up of; treadmills, tread climbers, rowing machines, ellipticals, stair climbers, and spinning bikes.
The Body Shape staff highly recommends you to evaluate your fitness level with a number of different classes from yoga/pilates, kickboxing, taekwondo, and spinning classes to name a few.
Need a personal trainer? They have that too, someone to heighten just about everyone’s fitness goals.
The flexible membership packages are designed to suit gym goers of all levels. Thus, you only have to pay for what services you want, meaning prices vary. See the website to get a quote.
We know that exercising or going to a gym every day can be such a challenge.
But once you have signed up for a gym membership at Star Fitness, well-trained coaches with many years of experience in the fitness industry here will motivate you to start and keep on the healthy living lifestyle.
It is not easy to find a drawback of this first-class health and sports club. The gym is equipped with a collection of top-notch equipment by well-known brands like Ivanco, Hammer, LifeFitness, and Cybex.
Those who get bored with their treadmill routine can take part in the group fitness classes that run the gamut from Les Mill and Yoga to Group X and Martial Arts.
If you are looking for something super relaxing, you have to try out the outdoor swimming pool and detox with a sauna & steam bath.
More interestingly, the Star Fitness membership price covers all of the above services, as well as, use of towels, yoga mats, and clean drinking water. However, these rates may vary.
Star Fit receives so much love and support from fitness enthusiasts that it debuted its two new outposts in Hanoi and Lao Cai Province after making a reputable name for itself in Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City.
During your visit to Thao Dien Ward in District 2, you have to check out the UFC Gym Vietnam – a footprint of this international brand in Vietnam.
The UFC Gym offers a ton of fun classes that will absolutely help meet your fitness goals. Their signature classes are popular MMA-themed group fitness classes, mixed martial arts, wrestling, TRX, Judo, boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and self-defense available for both men and women.
Want to see the best part? Eagle-eyed coaches here will give you super personalized attention and keep an eye on standard forms.
However, if you want your own instructor to provide modifications to every single step, head to the personal-training area to find one right for you.
Additionally, there are personal training, mixed martial arts, and fitness classes all day long. So, there is no need to keep an eye out for their special events or change your timetable to go to this gym.
Visit their site to get a membership quote or sign up for a one-time free pass offer.
A popular training location with an impressive lineup, Maxfit in District 3 is a must-visit gym in Ho Chi Minh City.
The fully-equipped facility for niche workouts such as battle ropes and kettlebells comes as no surprise. But Maxfit has much more to offer than that.
If you want to improve your flexibility and stamina, as well as, decrease the level of stress, the signature yoga classes are here to help.
If you are looking for something upbeat, Zumba, Bum, and Pum, and Jam Fit classes pick you up, practicing the dance routines step by step to the point of feeling the music running in your blood.
There is also a whole selection of Fight Fit and Core Fit classes, which all encourage even the exercise-phones to get their blood moving and keep their heart pumping.
Sometimes, you might mistake this brightly green and orange studio for a yoga studio. However, don’t be fooled by this gym’s open concept! The experienced and eagle-eyed coaches at Maxfit will not go easy on you.
Led by a lot of Antimater’s well-trained instructors, the techniques passed down to practitioners are without doubt of the highest quality. The experienced trainers always eagerly provide modifications to everyone asking for their favor.
Described as the best state-of-the-art sports club in Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon River Club is the gym for those who prefer to exercise in luxury.
The first thing to draw your attention to is the fully equipped facility. Here, you can find Lifefitness Treadmills, Crosstrainers, and Upright Bikes, as well as, Hammer Strength equipment – all of which are combined into the style of a fitness club.
What makes the Saigon River Club stand out among hundreds of gyms in Ho Chi Minh City? It is a great investment as it has Zumba classes designed for kids from 5 to 12 years old, a spa, a giant outdoor pool, and a juice bar.
Both parents and kids can take advantage of these exciting dance courses and facilities. That way the whole family can get fit, stay active, and be happy together.
This all comes at a premium price in comparison to the other gyms, which is reflected in the entire ambiance of the place.
In contrast to the upscale Saigon River club, HD Gym offers a more budget-friendly choice with everything you would need.
What it lacks in the strategic location, makes up for its accommodating attitude and pretty reasonable prices.
With two big separate rooms and plenty of high-quality equipment, the HD Gym’s layout is well designed to be pleasing both for those wanting to exercise and gym-goers who want to build their muscles.
If you want to see what the HD Gym has to offer, why not sign up for a 1-month gym membership for 450,000 – 500,000 VND or a 15-visit card for 400,000 VND?
It is much cheaper than other health clubs on our list. More amazingly, the price has been the same since December 2013. As a plus, they also offer a discount program for 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year cards.
Have you been a fan of martial arts but haven’t actually gotten a chance to stand in the octagon?
Check out the MMA Gym Fitness Center – a national chain with five locations in Ho Chi Minh City, specializing in one of the greatest cultural treasures of Asia.
This gym offers pretty much everything you need to learn new skills or improve on existing ones– from training bags and training programs to attentive coaches for multiple disciplines – is centered around its purpose of unleashing your inner power.
The MMA Gym Fitness Center’s unique technique and open-concept studio encourage even the weakest practitioners to take on a much stronger and more professional opponent – making this effective Muay Thai and kickboxing system great for self-defense.
If you do not want to be in a fight, the low-impact courses are worth trying. Perfecting for people looking to build confidence all while getting a great workout in.
Scaled for gymers of all levels from beginners to advanced professionals, they mix weightlifting with the best body-weight exercises in options like squat, plank, full-body, cardio, and endurance.
It’s time to get your gloves on and train with Vietnam’s top fighters!
With several locations scattered around up to three boroughs – District 3, District 7, and District 10 (and even in Vietnam’s capital city), the appealing logo, block numbers, and letters of this European-standard gym are a popular site in Ho Chi Minh City.
With a total area of up to 2500 square meters, Hoang Sa’s location is super-spacious, which is a huge plus when comparing it with other crowded gyms in the city.
Aside from the enormous space, there must be at least another good reason why the Fit24 Hoang Sa has long been a favorite of workout-aholics. This gym has been around since May 2012 and offers up to 70 Cardio Machines.
Moreover, gym-goers who come here will have the choice of taking part in various kinds of group fitness classes, working out solo or with a friend, experiencing one-on-one training with their personal highly-qualified trainer, or relaxing in a refreshing sauna.
Can’t make up your mind which kind of workout to perform? The Fit24 Hoang Sa has you covered, with a grab bag of circuit-training classes to make all fitness fiends feel the burn.
With six locations scattered around up to five boroughs – District 1, District 5, District 10, Tan Binh District, and Phu Nhuan District (and even in 90 different countries all over the world), the Curves Gym almost needs no introduction.
Ho Tung Mau branch of this national gym chain for women meets the standard of a women’s fitness studio for its cleanliness, friendly and supportive environment, as well as its comfort.
Trainers consider this well-established brand in the fitness world the mac daddy for women’s fitness and body sculpting.
The Curves’ classes, whose duration varies in every session, all combine weight training and strength intervals with everything from stretching to barre and med balls.
Enjoy working out in a fun and colorful environment being trained with some innovative techniques by trainers who really care about your fitness goals.
To wrap our list up, we think this should be the top-of-the-line gym in all of Ho Chi Minh City! And there is no chance to go wrong with the Saigon Sports Club.
With an emphasis on quality over quantity of workouts performed, the Saigon Sports Club’s affordable yet competitive training programs promise to deliver both beginners and professionals the best results.
The Saigon Sports Club’s signature classes include Martial Arts, Strength & Conditioning, Fighter Program, and Kid Program—with dedicated instructors paying attention to your every single move.
At the core of this gym is their martial arts training programs. For those who want to become an elite fighter or just develop some basic knowledge, look no further than the Saigon Sports Club.
This gym is almost spotless. The environment is accommodating. The staffs are helpful and friendly. The coaches are highly skilled and passionate.
Not to mention, the complimentary cutting-edge facilities add an elegant touch to help you determine your fitness goals. The facility offers; a boxing ring, MMA cage, an assortment of punching bags, a full-sized basketball court, a swimming pool, a fully-equipped weight room, a yoga and spin studio, a juice bar, a steam room, and sauna, and an open grill restaurant to refuel after a nice workout.
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The Saigon Sports Club has so much to offer. And the best facility for martial arts in Asia is reasoning enough for you to head to this gym in District 7 several times a week.
Best of all, the certified instructors take the time and put effort into customizing a training program suitable for every single budding martial artist.
They offer a 3, 6, and 12-month membership that varies from 2.8M VND on the high end to 1.95M VND for the 12 months.
Mainly located in the big buildings of shopping malls, California Fitness and Yoga is a good choice for your workout. With the support of a fully-equipped fitness center and helpful personal trainers, this fitness and yoga brand is a place that you can consider.
Above is the list of gyms in Ho Chi Minh city that I recommend. If you have any ideas or any good gyms feel free to comment below, I would be happy to add more places to the list.