Connect with us


Phuket gym closes temporarily



CHALONG, PHUKET: Members of the Chalong Gym on Chao Fa East Road in Phuket will be pleased to hear that the popular fitness center’s recent closure is only a temporary measure.

When morning fitness enthusiasts arrived at the gym on June 27, they found the doors locked and saw that exercise equipment had been removed.

Some members had recently paid their 1,000-baht monthly membership fee, with one member saying he had payed 9,000 baht in personal training fees shortly before the gym closed.

The gym was closed by the former American owner, three days prior to the lease on the premises expiring at the end of June.

The gym remains closed for the time being.

Some gym members have filed charges against the former owner and police are inviting other members who have lost fees to file reports in person at Chalong Police Station.

Police Major Jarun Bangprasert told the Gazette that the former owner told his customers he was going to extend his rental contract. “He did not do this, but he still took money from his customers for new memberships,” he said.

“The former owner then moved all the exercise machines out of the gym without notifying his customers,” Major Jarun added.

The gym now has a new owner and management. Its new General Manager said that she hopes the gym will be open again by July 7.

She added that members who have lost out on fees already paid to the former owner would be able to discuss a two-week waiver on any new charges when the gym re-opens.

New fitness equipment is being installed at the gym as the new owners hurry to get he place ready in time for the July 7 re-opening.

This is the second Phuket gym to close its doors within the past two months. The Easy Fitness Center on Chao Fa West Road near Central Festival Phuket closed suddenly in late April, leaving many members out-of-pocket,

— Fraser Morton & Khunakorn Terdkiatkhachorn


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime6 mins ago

UPDATE: Polish men identified after assaulting Cambodian woman

Crime40 mins ago

Document forgers arrested in Chon Buri

Phuket2 hours ago

Canadian hitman in Phuket killing moves closer to extradition

Sponsored1 hour ago

St. Andrews International School, Green Valley, proud to achieve globally recognised Green Flag award

Thailand2 hours ago

The Ultimate Thrill & Chill, Day & Night Place in Phuket | Blue Tree Phuket

Video2 hours ago

Dancing to the rhythm of her own beat ft. Sophie Indracusin | Thaiger Podcast EP.15

Crime20 hours ago

VIDEO: Thieves mess with the wrong gold shop owner in northern Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand20 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Immigration Police to Revise Visa Extension Criteria

Expats21 hours ago

Pattaya visa legend dies of cancer

Tourism21 hours ago

Transport officials expect tens of thousands of bus travellers in Thailand during three-day weekend.

Phuket22 hours ago

Chinese tourist found dead in Phuket

Crime22 hours ago

Overstaying former pro footballer arrested for hawking lottery tickets in Thailand

Thailand22 hours ago

Twitter investigation discovers mass censorship & blacklisting under previous regime

Thailand22 hours ago

Brief history of the Japanese Onsen in Thailand

Patong23 hours ago

Officials say no to floating lanterns and fireworks on Patong Beach

Protests23 hours ago

Teen protestor claims police harassment

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11