Like so many expats here, we found it challenging to move from a spacious home in the US with land and room for our kids to roam, into this concrete jungle of sky rise apartment buildings and sidewalks littered with street vendors and heavy pedestrian traffic. Bangkok city life with a house full of children does not lend itself well to the need to run off steam and develop athletically. The Racquet Club has been a saving grace for our busy brood!! This facility fuses the familiarity of a family recreational center with the sophistication of a state of the art gym.
This full functioning club comes equipped with private studio space, rock climbing wall, tennis, badminton and squash courts, pool & jacuzzi, fitness center & free weights, showers and sauna. There is even a golf simulator for the golf enthusiast who cant skip town every time they feel the urge to go swing a club!
A wide variety of group classes such as spinning, pilates, aerobics, yoga and boxing are also scheduled at convent times throughout the week and available to join before heading into the office in the morning or to work off the stresses of the day before returning home at night. Sign up with a personal trainer available to help you target your problem areas and instruct you in a workout routine to optimize your efforts and encourage results. And for further convenience, there is even a shuttle from the Phrom Phong BTS to The Racquet Club on Sukhumvit 49 for those commuting.
6 months after having a baby Im thriving with the accessibility and diversity of options for me to work around baby’s nursing schedule while still taking care of my health and wellbeing. In our two years of membership at The Racquet Club, we have found the staff courteous and helpful and the facilities clean and extensive and currently they have plans for further expansion. We love the convenience of The Racquet Club and especially that its something which the whole family can enjoy together.
Weekend afternoons we lounge by the pool and soak up some rays or assign our kids races in the lap pool to guarantee tired littles at nap time. Our teenagers love meeting their friends in the afternoons to hang out at the Urban Playground – a fantastic workout braving the rocky heights of an expansive climbing wall; not for the faint of heart!
With the auto belay feature, our kids are safe climbing on their own which is a great consolation to this over-protective momma! There is a climbing academy as well for the novice climber guaranteeing you or your child is trained in safe techniques by professionals!
As we move into the holiday months of “comfort eating” and guilty pleasures around office parties and seasonal festivities, there is no better time than now to take strides guaranteeing you keep those Christmas calories at bay! Take advantage of the current promotion of 2 months/20 passes for 5,999 BHT or sign up for a 3 month membership at The Racquet Club offering individual, family or group plans, which can be applied to a year if you love it – which we are sure you will!!