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Getting fit

Feeling a bit fat? Lethargic? How about doing a bit of sport? This week I’ll tell you about some good places where you can ease yourself onto the path to fitness and righteousness.

By Alasdair Forbes

Monday 5 November 2012, 04:28PM


Sports fishing is very popular on the island. You can charter a boat with all the necessary equipment - and a guide - and sail to the best locations for pulling the big guys out of the water. Rawai Beach Fishing Club is a great place to go for this. For more info see



Don’t play golf? Thinking of trying, but don’t want to pay those huge green fees until you know you’re going to enjoy it? Phuket Mini Golf is a great place for you and the family to hang out for a day. Finding the course is easy, just head to Bang Tao. It’s opposite Tesco Lotus. The website is all the wubble-yous dot phuketadventureminigolf dot com



We all know that bars are mainly about exercising your drinking arm. But ther are places where you can be more energetic. Try the Expat Bar in Patong. Pool tables, darts and your usual games can all be found here. Join in or bring a team. You can find them in two locations, on Soi Taipan and on Soi Fire Station.


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Getting a bit more serious about fitness? Thanyupura Leisure Club is a terrific one-stop facility for all your fitness needs. Olympic-size pools, football and rugby pitches, basketball courts, state of the art gym and so much more. If your interested in competition or just want to build up a bod like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thanyupura the place. Check it out at



Now that you’ve been to Thanyapura and built your body, take it down to Tiger Muay Thai, one of Thailand’s top thai boxing training facilities, with professional teachers and state of the art equipment. They’ll get you get fit and healthy. See for more info.


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