Sporting Activities for Digital Nomads
While many know that sports are inarguably good, not all know that sports are not only good for health, but also for the mind. Once we’ve developed physical tolerance, which all sorts of sports offer, our mental tolerance tends to improve, too. Sporting Activities for Digital Nomads in Bangkok is the key to good health and fitness.
In the business world or even a family life, dealing with others can be tough sometimes, Mental strength is hence a vital factor that helps us fight our way to hit the milestones we’ve worked hard for.
Digital nomads who care about health can always find places to go when it comes to keeping themselves fit. Some like to join workout groups, while some prefer solo exercise. Some love the convenience of sports facilities, while some like working out in nature.
Let’s see what options are there for healthy digital nomads basing in Bangkok. See what they do and where they go to keep fit, and of course, to meet with other digital nomads who might bring about new business connections.
Digital Nomads on the run
Even though Bangkok might not have as many green corners as Singapore, London or even Hong Kong, runners, brisk walkers and those who love exercise in the park can find some nice green spaces in different corners of Bangkok. Head to Lumpini Park if you’re residing in Bangkok CBD.
Spreading in the middle of Bangkok’s main business area like Silom, next to Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain Station and Silom MRT Station, the park has 2.5-km jogging paths, which are of great quality. Besides jogging and walking, visitors can also rent a boat, join an aerobic dance session or Tai Chi, practice bodybuilding or even watch birds.
Those who live in Sukhumvit area have two options. First, hop off at Prom Prong BTS Station to work your body out at Benchasiri Park, next to the Emporium Shopping Centre.
Despite small, the park was well landscaped and garnished with interesting sculptures. Second, the Benchakitti Park, next to Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre MRT Station, which is well renowned for its excellent paths for both cyclists and runners.
Digital nomads living in the North of Bangkok will find Chatuchak Park, next to Chatuchak MRT Station and Mo Chit BTS Station, a great choice for outdoor sporting activities.
This beautifully landscaped park not only offers jogging paths but also bikes and boats for rent to enjoy its refreshing ambience. Visitors can enjoy the serenity of plants and flora, which are of great variety here and very prominent among those who are into horticulture.
Another choice for digital nomads who are based in Northern Bangkok and can travel freely with own vehicles is the Wachirabenchatat Park (Suan Rod Fai), which is behind Chatuchak Park. On an energetic day, it is accessible by foot via the back of Train Museum, which is situated on the edge of Chatuchak Park.
But if you find yourself passive, the park can be reached by a motorbike taxi hailing from either BTS or MRT Station nearby. Considered as a hidden gem, Suan Rod Fai is well renowned for its natural beauty. Offering the stunning scene of wide green spaces as foreground and modern office building at the background, Suan Rod Fai is a feast for anyone’s tired eyes.
There’s also bike for rent for those who crave wind blowing into the hair and fun moments. Alternatively, just laying back by the lake or watching birds can be really soothing. However, any digital nomads who have pets, especially dogs, should be aware that most parks in Bangkok do not allow dogs. It is hopeful that the regulation could be lifted in the future.
Digital nomads at the Gym
For those looking for a gym, there is a few venue options, which are proved to be decent and not tricky with the fees. The Racquet Club (www.rqclub.com) is a good choice for fit people who live in Sukhumvit zone or nearby BTS stations, as it is located in Sukhumvit 49, which is far from the main road, so hailing a motorbike taxi seems necessary.
Overall, if you don’t prefer fanciful decoration or luxe, The Racquet Club is the place for you. With its straightforward fee plans, professionally sourced gym equipment, facilities, the variety of classes and services, the quality of the manager, staff and fellow members.
The Racquet Club offers a great value for all. Sporting activities here are comprehensive, ranging from a gym, swimming pool, tennis and badminton courts, squash and racquetball, rock climbing, Thai boxing, yoga, Futsal, table tennis and pool ball, massage to steam.
Yoga and peace for digital nomads
If you seek peace from within, while also want to strengthen physical condition, yoga can be the answer. Try to check out Yoga Elements (www.yogaelements.com) if you reside in Sukhumvit area, as English-speaking teachers are available and the quality of the teacher is of global standard.
Rather, if you like it hot, check out Absolute You (www.absoluteyou.com), a chain yoga studio with branches across Bangkok, that not only offers yoga and hot yoga classes, but also pilates and high-intensity cycling.
English-speaking teachers are available only in some classes, so please check before. Lastly, an interesting option for lady nomads who wish they could have lean arms and legs with a strong core and tight belly, go to Physique57 (www.physique57bangkok.com), which was originally from New York. The place is probably Thailand’s only barre studio offering barre exercises.
For Digital Nomads in Bangkok, It’s never fun to fall ill while living abroad? Keeping oneself fit and building great body are way better than wandering into hospitals. So let’s keep healthy and come out to meet new people. Being digital nomads offers the privilege of time management, so use it wisely.