Whether you’re passing through over a weekend or stranded on the island paradise of Bali for months, the eclectic options of Bali’s coolest neighborhood make it easy to hit the gym Canggu style, get the workout you want, and fill the rest of your day with lounging, coconuts, and beach time, all just a short walk away.
Whether you’re searching for a minimalist CrossFit gym, a beach body bootcamp, MMA, or rehabilitative gymnastics, the Canggu Gym scene has something for you.
Read on to discover the best gyms in Canggu for every preference and fitness goal
Contents of This Gyms of Canggu List
- The Best Gyms in Canggu and Bali:
- Canggu Neighborhoods Overview
- Berawa Beach Canggu Gyms
- Batu Bolong Beach Gyms in Canggu
- Echo Beach Canggu Gyms
Which Gym in Canggu Is The Best Gym?
The Canggu gym scene has a perfect 3 way tie between Nirvana Life gym, Crossfit Wanderlust, and the Body Factory. These three gyms each specialize in the major in a completely different approach to fitness in an amazing and are each at the top of their game. All three gyms are not only tied for the best in Bali, but arguably of the best in the world.
Best Facilities + Gymnastics, Calisthenics, Yoga, and Recovery
Nirvana Life has one of the most unique and irreplaceable approaches to fitness that I’ve ever come across. Nirvana focuses on simultaneously building strength and mobility via gymnastics-style training, calisthenics, and a lot of hands-on work. Daily classes target everything from hip and shoulder mobility to yoga, Tai Chi, pilates to handstand classes, to ring muscle up classes, 90 degree pushups, and more. The sauna and ice bath out back round out one of the healthiest fitness experiences I’ve had to date.
In the 4 months I was a member at Nirvana Life, I never worked out with more than a 20lbs weight yet somehow gained 10lbs of muscle, learned to handstand (kind of), and mastered some insane gymnastics moves.
Crossfit Wanderlust: Best Crossfit Gym in Bali
Yes, Crossfit gyms are fairly standard, but Crossfit Wanderlust has some of the best gym equipment (rowers, boxes, olympic bars, bumper plates, and racks) in all of Asia and HUGE box to train in. I love following the Crossfit methodology on my own (I’m a CF-L1 Crossfit Trainer) as well as getting punished in a group – so I often alternate between a month of classes and a month of just showing up train on my own.
In classes, the staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and keeps the energy up just like you’d expect. A plus is the crowd that comes to Wanderlust – yes, somewhat your normal Crossfiters, but all people who decided to escape to Bali, so there’s an interesting taste to the crowd that adds “flava”. Additionally, Crossfit Wanderlust offers yoga, gymnastics, silks, and just add some recovery elements (ice baths)
If what you’re after on Bali is the “Luxe Life” preceded by a hard workout (think HIIT classes and booty classes) followed by a recovery session next to the pool, the Body Factory is likely up your alley.
Practically every “mega-influencer” (think 3 million or more followers on Instagram) on Bali goes to the Body Factury. nuff said, right?
SOMA Fight Club: Best Fight Gym in Bali
Hands down the best fight gym in Bali, specializing in boxing and Muay Thai with classes ranging from beginner-friendly, intermediate-level fighter training and improvement, and professional fighter training – as in prepping you to content in an epic SOMA fight night or Asia’s OneFC.
The beauty of SOMA vs. other “fight gyms” in Bali is the coaches’ ethos aren’t about just getting you to throw punches to burn calories. They are 100% training you to throw punches for a fight, and it just so happens to be an amazing, heart-busting workout along the way.
Whether you’re in town for a day, for a week, or for a month, SOMA is worth a drop in. Contact SOMA in advance for information on “island fighter intensive” packages that can take you from zero to fighter in Muay Thai or Boxing over a few weeks, delivering the same draw Thailand has for Muay Thai training camps, and at the same caliber, but with boxing as an option and against the backdrop of luxurious Bali.
If a kickboxing, boxing, or MMA centric workout is what you’re after, Bali MMA is a no brainer – and we’re not talking about “cardio kickboxing.” Bali MMA is touted as one of the top 5 martial arts gyms in Asia, ranking up there with Tiger’s Den in Thailand for Muay Thai and Tribe Tokyo in Japan. World class fighters go to Bali MMA on the regular and with good reason – the equipment is spot on (world class), the instructors know their stuff and keep classes intense in a professional way, and the crowd at MMA is healthily balanced between competitive, supportive, and fun.
If you want a workout that keeps things interesting and you’ve ever wanted to train boxing, MMA, or kickboxing, drop by Bali MMA – right next door to Crossfit Wanderlust.
Obsidian Gym: Pererenan based
If you’re in the Pererenan area and looking for something local, Obsidian is a solid option.
A three-part gym with an enclosed workout room filled with free weights, dumbbells, and machines, a second “caged” area for functional fitness provides Olympic bars, bumper plates, pull up bars, and parallettes for functional training and Crossfit, and a final “recovery area” with pool, and open cafe with ricefield view.
Berawa Beach Area Gyms in Canggu
Crossfit Gym, Personal Training
S2S Crossfit is a tiny with just enough equipment and space to get in a good, functional workout without that pretentious vibe common in most any gym. Canggu has an interesting and eclectic mix of expats, but I always find the ones that come here to be pragmatic yet personable, smiling and saying hello and being considerate of others in the gym, without losing focus on their workout. If you’re self motivated and just need a good set of tools, the open gym here is perfect. If you need motivation but something effective, the crowd and coaches during classes are a refreshing bit of support and comradery while still getting the job done.
The tools are minimalist yet perfect: Olympic bar, 45lb bumper plates, heavy kettlebells, pull up bars, rings, and even recovery gear such as bands, foam rollers, and pvc pipes. If you’re the type that comes in to get in, get down, and get out, you’ll like this place. The staff is very friendly as well.
Normal Crossit and cardio classes are offered from 7AM until 10AM daily and from 4:30PM to 6:30PM while open gym hours are from 10AM to 4:30PM.
Weekend hours 8AM to 10AM for classes on Saturday, and 10AM to 3PM for Open Gym sessions while Sundays are open gym from 8AM to 3PM
Classes: Crossfit, Cardio, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT),
Rates: Monthly Membership – 1,500,000 IDP / ~$100 USD, Monthly Open Gym Membership 850,000 IPDP / ~$60 USD, daily, weekly, and “holiday fitness” packages are also available
Location: Walking distance from the main street in “New Canggu”
Functional Fitness, Boutique Gym, Personal Training
An accurately self named “boutique gym” that is built on functional fitness without being crossfit. This gym is a wide open space of rubber matted floors with rowing machines, heavy bags for boxing & MMA work, kettlebells, olympic bars and bumper plates, and plenty of pull bars for you to use during a class or get after it with solo.
Classes: Strength Training, TRX, Interval Training, Cardio Classes, Cardio Boxing, Personal Training
Rates: 1,600,000 monthly with unlimited classes (~$115 USD), 1,200,000 monthly for access only outside of classes (~$86 USD)
- 7AM to 6:30PM daily
- 7AM to 3PM Saturday
- 8AM to 2PM Sunday
Location: Perfectly located on New Canggu’s main street near Berawa Beach (3 minutes driving) and tons of healthy eating options and massages
Bali’s largest Crossfit box and a mega gym by Bali standards. This gym is completely dedicated to Crossfit with mounds of great equipment, two separate workout areas, and even a dedicated cafe and restaurant. The gym is located a bit of a hike (10-15 minutes) from the more popular parts of Canggu, but if you live for your workouts and enjoy Crossfit or functional fitness Crossfit Wanderlust will be worth the drive.
Classes: Crossfit, “Movement”, and Metcon (Cardio)
Rates: 1,700,000 monthly unlimited pass (~$115 USD), daily and weekly options available
Hours: 7AM to 8PM daily, 7AM to 7PM weekends
Location: Still in Canggu, but a 10-15 minute scooter ride from Berawa beach and Batu Bolong
Batu Bolong Beach area Gyms in Canggu
The Canggu Studio
A mashup of a gym with tons of classes
The Canggu Studio specializes in entertaining fitness classes,offering a wide array of classes from your standard strength and toning or yoga, to dance, and martial arts. If you need variety and motivation to stay fit, this is a great place to consider
Classes: Boxing, dance, strength and toning, cardio, martial arts, yoga
Rates: 1,950K IDP (~$140 USD) for an unlimited monthly pass or roughly 100K IDP (~$7 USD) for a single pass purchased in packages of 1, 5, 10, or 15 with discounts for larger packages
Hours: 8:30AM to 7:30PM daily, 8:30AM to 12:30PM Saturday, close Sunday
Location: Tucked on a backstreet near Batu Bolong Beach making it further than walking distance but a short scooter ride to everything in Batu Bolong
2BEFIT Beach Bootcamp
This beach bootcamp is perfect for vacationers passing through as you just need to show, pay, and join in for these hour long functional fitness sessions. Don’t forget the towel and water
Classes: Bootcamp style group workouts on the beach that combine strength, cardio, and interval training using sandbags, ropes, tires, and bodyweight
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7AM
Location: Meet on Batu Bolong Beach
A centrally located studio that still maintains a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and takes thaeir ‘practice’ seriously
Classes: Hatha Yoga classes, meditation, and seminars
Hours: 7AM to 8PM
Location: In Batu Bolong, 5 minutes walking from Batu Bolong beach
A yoga studio set on the second floor of a building overlooking rice fields and also offers fitness classes to mix things up.
Classes: Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Interval Training, Resistance Training
Rates: $130 USD monthly unlimited pass, $11 USD single class pass
Hours: 7AM to 8PM
Location: Located at the midpoint of the “shortcut” between Berawa Beach and Batu Bolong Beach, about 10 minutes from both. If you cross between both areas, the studio is a conveniently located option
Echo Beach Area Gyms in Canggu
Bali Climbing Gym
A single story climbing gym with overhanging walls covered in holds and a large crashpad covering the floor. Once you’re done climbing, kettlebells and olympic weights (barbells and bumper plates) are available to get in a strength workout. The single downside is sessions are only purchased daily or in books of passes and there are no monthly memberships.
Rates: 2 hour climbing gym access 150k IDP (~$11)
Classes: 1 hour climbing classes for adults and children – 200k IDP (~$15 USD)
Hours: 8AM to 9PM
Location: Midway between Batu Bolong Beach and Echo Beach and a 5 minute ride from both, but surrounded by walking distance food and drink options…healthy and otherwise
Victory Fitness Club
Just a gym. Simple. Effective. Affordable
Tucked away in the less touristy part of east Canggu is Victory Fitness. Simple, straightforward, and cheap (~$10 per month). This gym has everything you need: weights, machines, punhcing bag, etc. Be warned that the weight plates only go up to 25lbs so you’ll have to stack them on, but work around that and you have a reasonable, affordable gym option
Rates: 150k IDP monthly (~$11 USD) or 20k IDP daypass (~$1.75 USD)
Hours: 7AM to 8:30PM
Location: A 10 to 15 minute ride from Berawa Beach and Batu Bolong, but its a nice quiet ride through rice fields and traditiona Balinese neighborhoods away from the traffic and crowds
Canggu Neighborhoods Overview for Gym Goers
Canggu consists of three separate neighborhoods – each with a very walkable cluster of bars, restaurants, cafes, and of course an optional gym. However, due the wide variety of gyms (and the low number of gyms compared to bars in Canggu) you’ll likely have to venture out of your own neighborhood to find the best gym in Canggu for you. So, it pays to not only know your neighborhood, but your gym options too.
Another tip is to pick your gym based on the Canggu scene its surrounded by – so that after your workout you can easily find that recovery smoothie bowl or snack, or move on to a cafe to chill and take in the views.
Your neighborhood choices in Canggu are the Berawa Beach area, the Batu Bolong Beach area, and the Echo Beach area, each with its own gym selection an flavor.
If you want to surf after the gym, find a gym in Batu Bolong** or near Berawa Beach**, but aim for Echo Beach** or Pererenan** if you’re a short boarder.
If you want a more local feel and don’t care if you’re near the ocean, aim for slightly north of Berawa and Batu Bolong, in the Raya Canggu road (Jolan Raya Canggu) area.
And if you don’t know what kind of neighbordhood you need – don’t sweat it. Wherever you pick you’ll still be in the paradise of Bali.
Berawa Beach area
Closer to the urbanized party chaos of Kuta is what I call “New Canggu” as coffee shops and restaurants are sprouting up faster than bamboo. In this area, you have the benefit of being a 5 minute drive to a nice beach (Berawa Beach) filled with beach shacks offering cheap cold coconuts (~$1), reliably fresh and tasty tuna poke bowls and solid smoothie bowls (~$2.50), all great as post workout snacks. Even better is the view, as the beach shacks are right on the ocean.
If beach shacks aren’t your thing you’ll find tons of great restaurants and cafes for food within walking distance as well as cheap (~$10) 1 hour deep tissue and sports massages to relax and recover.
If you prefer Crossfit and functional fitness, most of the gyms in Canggu for you are located here in Berawa, as you’ll read below
Batu Bolong area
Batu Bolong is the heart of the entertainment and vacation action in Canggu and is arguably the center of nightlife as well. Luckily for you, During the day it has plenty of health friendly food and fitness options. Whereas most cafes in the area have health options (like cafe organic) Motion cafe caters to fitness, with tasty high protein breakfasts and lunches as well as hearty salads and veggie dishes. If your workout ends here, you’ll have no shortage of things to do.
My favorite routine, and the routine that got me into the best shape I’ve been in since I can remember, was a morning surf session at Batu Bolong Beach followed by a self guided workout at my Crossfit gym (S2S) and finished off with a smoothie bowl as a recovery treat. In hindsight, having my entire routine in either Batu Bolong or Berawa would have been perfect…and I highly recommend adding surfing to your workout.
If you’re looking for a beach bootcamp, yoga studio, or fitness classes, Batu Bolong will have your preferred gym. Canggu does have options in other areas, but the options in Batu Bolong are reasonably priced, rated well, and conveniently located to fit in a vacationer’s schedule.
Echo Beach Area
Located further west in an area thats still transitioning from rice fields to hip, cafe laden village is the Echo Beach area, or what I prefer to call the “Canggu Fields”. This area is dense with healthy cafes and restaurants with high protein or vegetarian options. My favorite routine in the area was, before surfing, dropping into Canteen Cafe for a coffee with coconut milk and coming back afterwards for a smoothie bowl (no extra sugar added).
If your workout ends here and you’re famished, you’ll find more than a handle of breakfast and lunch spots with delicious, healthy options for cheap
If you’re looking for cheap or offbeat, head to the Echo Beach area home to a nice Bouldering Gym and cost effective Victory Fitness Club.
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