| March 10, 2013


Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok celebrated the reopening of its newly remodeled Health Club after undergoing a major refurbishment costing 45 million baht. With over 8,500 square feet of gym space overlooking the Chao Phraya River, the new Health Club is available to members and guests 24 hours a day and offers over 50 brand new state-of-the-art fitness facilities and advanced technology sprung floors for utmost safety and comfort.


The new equipment includes 18 cardio and 17 strength machines plus free weights, vibration training, Muay Thai workout accessories, suspension training system, group fitness workout implements and stretching stations.

The new Health Club will appeal not only to fitness and health enthusiasts but also to discerning individuals who prefer a vibrant and relaxed environment with the 11   floor-to-ceiling bay windows while working out with a variety of over 50 individual workout options. Refurbished in a contemporary style, the Health Club provides access to a tropical free-form swimming pool and a 25-metre lap pool.     

Designed with colours to promote a sense of grounded vitality by Hospitality and Leisure Asia (HLA), one of the top interior design firmswith offices in Hong Kong  and Singapore, the new Health Club offers convenience and luxury with well-appointed changing room facilities fitted with stylish furniture and functional spaces. The Pavigym sprung floor system, which is considered the best for indoor sports and physical training, is used in the dedicated group fitness studio and free weights area.    It provides a softer feel for enhancing performance and preventing injuries, plus sprung floors qualify as a more hygienic surface.

In regards to the fitness journey, the new Health Club offers a brand new selection of Life Fitness cardio and strength machines, including treadmills, cross trainers, recumbent and upright bikes, and a rower from Concept 2.  There is also an extensive selection of strength machines for muscle building or body shaping.  The Power Plate vibrating platform machine is available for pre and post warm-up as well as a      special programming for personal training sessions.


Separate wet areas are available that house a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and experience showers to enhance the blood circulation system.  Exercisers can experience dry or humid heat sessions or calm down in the quiet and relaxing atmosphere of a heated stone bench before showering.

Changing room facilities are one of the important angles of the new Health Club.  The area features hi-tech magnetic lockers in modern design with a durable wristband that   is convenient and easy to use.  There are also dedicated vanity areas that offer guests a wide selection of amenities.

A selection of group fitness classes, taught by seasoned instructors, is designed to accommodate health enthusiasts throughout the year, promising a fun workout for individuals of varying fitness capabilities to achieve their well-being goals.  Classes include Zumba, Hi-Lo Aero, Muay Thai, Yoga, Pilates, Stretch and Tone, TRX and Body Conditioning.

Located on the third floor of the Shangri-La Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok’s Health Club is open around the clock, with personal trainers on standby from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fitness and health enthusiasts can discover a host of well-being opportunities and unsurpassed Shangri-La services at the new Health Club with exclusive membership rates, which are available for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months membership.

For more information and enquiries, please call Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok’s Health Club on (66 2) 236 7777 extension 6752 or e-mail:

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Current: Editor of, Managing Director at dp-Studio Co. Ltd. Past: Lecturer, Instructor at School of Architecture King Mongkut University of Technology, Architect at RNL Architect, Architect at Roth Sheppard Architects Education: School of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand (B.Arch) School of Architecture University of Arizona USA - School of Architecture University of Colorado, Denver USA (M. Arch)
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