No one is too old for exercise. Studies show that staying active through exercise lowers the risk of having heart diseases, diabetes, anxiety disorders while at the same time increasing bone density and improving mental health. Moreover, recent studies also show that people who have already experienced heart attacks or strokes can prevent early death when they engage in physical activities. People who are planning to retire or have already retired should all the more be exercising as they will have more idle time in their hands.
For those who are retiring in Bangkok, Thailand, a lot of exercise options are available :
Benchasiri Park, Sukhumvit Rd
If you are looking for decent workouts wherein you don’t have to spend a lot, you can go to public parks such as Benchasiri Park. You can go do some walking and light jogging along the park’s grounds. If you are the sporty type you can even play volleyball, basketball, and badminton with the locals. The park has also a swimming pool so you have an option to swim. Outdoor equipment is also available.
Lumphini Park, Rama 4 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan
Known as the best outdoor gym park in Bangkok, this park has the largest outdoor gym area where you can do your strength training workouts. It is free for locals however if you are not, you have to pay 20 Baht to use the equipment. If you prefer to do your workout indoors, you can choose to exercise at their indoor gym with a membership of only 40 Baht per year. You can also attend a free group aerobics class which is available at around 5:30 every night.
Twist Conditioning at Activ Parc
If you prefer exercising indoors then you might want to seek gym options. They are a bit pricey but there are personal trainers who can guide your journey to proper fitness. Twist conditioning offers personal and group training that aims to build ‘Smart Muscle’ and will help you regain balance.
Another option you might want to try is to look for exercise facilities and gyms in condos for sale in Bangkok – living in a condo has its perks. Some condos even have swimming pools and sauna that you can use for free. Joining sports club if you like to play tennis, golf, or badminton is also a great option for exercise. Plus, you can meet friends on your journey to a fit and healthier lifestyle.