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Thanks to one new exceptional outlier, the fitness pickings in Yangon aren’t nearly as slim as they were.


Image source: avenue64

Walk into Balance Fitness on the second floor of Yangon’s hottest new hotel, Avenue 64, and you might think you were transported out of the city completely. Balance Fitness wouldn’t be out of place in the swankiest neighborhoods in some of the swankiest cities in the world, including NYC, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Trust us: Balance Fitness is the real deal. The only other hotel fitness center in the city  that comes close to this is the Traders Hotel health club.

Sophisticated

The gym caters to international tourists and Yangon’s up-and-coming professionals.The only things missing are the meatheads. Because of the absence of intimidating “buff dudes,” and the overall upscale slickness of this lifestyle gym, women especially will feel comfortable working out here.

This is where the beautiful people come to get in shape – guys and girls. Just ask legendary Burmese fashion model ThandaHlaing (aka Christie Mackenzie), who is Balance Fitness’s brand ambassador. She—along with lots of other attractive people—can be found sculpting her figure here most days.

Treadmill Media

Jump on a treadmill or exercise bike and you’ll instantly have access to your Facebook or Twitter account. You can connect with other gym members in real time and compare your “club rankings” with friends. If the social media integration or ultramodern soundtrack doesn’t do it for you, no worries: You can plug in your iPod and make your own workout playlist or engage in a preloaded video game while you sweat.

The equipment is everything you would expect from an upscale fitness center and then some. There are scores of cardio machines, brand new state-of-the-art TechnoGym fitness equipment, and literally tons of free weights. Check out the wide array of exercise balls including the ARKE Water 8Ball, which is two water-filled spheres joined in the center that test balance and coordination as well as flexibility and strength.

Professional Trainers

Quality professional trainers are standard, and visitors can sign up for boxing, yoga or aerobics classes. Wanna dance? Balance offers zumba and street dancing classes as well. From Wi-Fi to funky spiral bubble soap dispensers, they’ve nailed every detail. You’ll feel right at home chilling out on comfy sofas, either pre- or post-workout. Even the changing rooms have big-screen TVs and lounge rooms. Vegas, baby!

If you were one of the naysayers who thought Yangon would never enter the 21st century, I offer you an affirming slogan that graces a wall of the gym: "Don’t ever say that it’s not possible." Because it totally is, and Balance Fitness proves it.


More ideas on what to see and do in Yangon? Check out our list of top attractions in and around the city.

What do the travelers say?

transientbeauty, Canada
April 05, 2013
avenue64 is the best gym for girl tourists, hands down

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