Move over Seminyak – Canggu is officially the place to stay in Bali. What was once a sleepy seaside village is now routinely referred to as the “Brooklyn of Bali.” The neighbourhood offers a vibrant mix of surf breaks, rice fields, trendy cafes, funky street art and an endless supply of Instagrammable smoothie bowls. Besides tanned surfers and tattooed hipsters, Canggu is attracting a very health conscious crowd looking to stay fit and fabulous even while on holiday. Here are the best gyms in Canggu, plus six Canggu villas which offer every fitness buff’s dream: a private gym of your very own.

Gyms in Canggu

After spending just five minutes in any Canggu café, you’ll notice that the local crowd is a very toned bunch (and very partial to Daisy Dukes and barely-there tops). It comes as little surprise that new gyms and fitness centres seem to be popping up on the daily. Here are five of the best gyms in the ‘Gu.

S2S Fitness

As you might have guessed by the name, S2S CrossFit is dedicated to all things CrossFit. In fact, S2S prides itself for being the first CrossFit affiliate in Bali. Besides a well-equipped gymnasium, this gym in Canggu offers daily classes in CrossFit and mobility, with the first classes starting bright and early at 7am. S2S CrossFit believes in delivering serious results, so you can expect a very rigorous workout where you really feel that famous burn. If you’re staying further down south, S2S CrossFit also has another outlet in Jimbaran.

S2S Crossfit
Location: Jalan Raya Semat No. 1, Canggu, Bali
Tel: +62 813 393 73550
Price: Drop in IDR 200,000 (USD $15)

Finns Recreation Club

Finns Recreation Club (formerly known as The Canggu Club) is a huge entertainment complex with a water park, trampoline centre, spa, bowling alley, multiple restaurants… and yes, a well-equipped gym. The fitness facilities include a gym, cycle studio, TRX studio and a studio used for daily classes ranging from body pump to yoga and Pilates. For all the water babies, the adjoining Splash Water Park also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Finns Recreation Club
Location: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali
Tel: +62 361 848 3939
Price: Day pass IDR 150,000 (5pm – 8pm); IDR 250,000 (6am – 4pm) (USD $9/19)

Body Factory Bali

Body Factory Bali is a performance-based environment at its core with indoor airconditioned spaces and outdoor functional zones available for use. Their training options are diverse and allow for self-training, one-on-one personal training and group training classes. Their weekly group training schedule includes boxing (both technique and conditioning), yoga, stretch & mobility and functional fitness classes. If you are looking to perfect your technique, they also offer workshops with their elite coaches as part of their memberships.

Body Factory Bali
Location: Jalan Nelayan, No. 27, Canggu, Bali
Tel: +62 811 380 2255
Price: 1-Day pass IDR 250,000; 1-month membership IDR 1,650,000

CrossFit Wanderlust

CrossFit is all the rage in Canggu and CrossFit Wanderlust boats status as the largest and most thoroughly equipped CrossFit studio on the island. Open seven days a week, CrossFit Wanderlust offers group classes and has a gym with rowers, spin bikes, weights and more. Personal training is also available. Not for the faint of heart, CrossFit Wanderlust is on a mission to “build better humans” – are you ready to accept the challenge?

CrossFit Wanderlust
Location: Jalan Raya Padonan No. 6, Canggu, Bali
Tel: +62 878 6156 8934
Price: Drop in IDR 200,000 (USD $15)

Victory Fitness Club

If you’re looking for an affordable gym in Canggu, you can’t do much better than Victory Fitness Club. This non-nonsense gym is well equipped and as you can see from the (very ripped!) Balinese statue standing out front, Victory delivers a great “local” fitness experience as opposed to a generic gym complex. Victory Fit Club is insanely well priced, with drop ins priced at just IDR 20,000 (USD $1.5) and monthly passes at IDR 150,000 (USD $11).

Victroy Fitness Club
Location: Jalan Pantai Pererenan No. 89, Canggu, Bali
Tel: +62 813 3774 8555
Price: Drop in IDR 20,000 (USD $1.5)

Avenue Fitness

Avenue Fitness is a compact, modern gym located at the new Canggu Avenue shopping and dining complex on hip and happening Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong. The light and airy gym features cardio machines and basic weights equipment. Avenue Fitness also has a weekly schedule of guided classes, including an eclectic mix of yoga, belly dance, Pilates and combat classes.

Avenue Fitness
Location: Canggu Avenue complex, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 55, Canggu, Bali
Tel: +62 361 8445347
Price: Drop in IDR 150,000 (USD $9)

Fitness Classes in Canggu

While most gyms in Canggu offer classes ranging from soothing yoga to intense CrossFit, these two studios are solely dedicated to group fitness classes. These venues are perfect for travellers who want to stay active but who shudder at the mere thought of entering a gym during their holiday.

The Canggu Studio

The Canggu Studio is not a gym as such, but trust us – you’re guaranteed to break a sweat in no time. The Canggu Studio has a wonderful variety of classes, with highlights including dancehall, flamenco, TRX, Muya Thai Boxing and of course, the fierce Beyonce Dance Class! If you want to have fun while getting fit and clenching your teeth at the gym is the last thing you want to do, The Canggu Studio might be your best bet in the ‘Gu. Psst…! Canggu Studio can also organise private classes at your villa in the Canggu area, with prices starting at IDR 1,100,000 (USD $82) for four people.

The Canggu Studio
Location: Jalan Nelayan No. 32, Canggu, Bali
Tel: +62 812 3837 891
Price: Drop in IDR 120,000 (USD $9)

2BeFit

Get fit, Bali style. 2BeFit organises boot camp style workouts on trendy Batu Bolong Beach (in front of Old Man’s) three mornings a week. Priced at just IDR 70,000 (USD $5) per person, these sessions are a fun way to break a sweat on one of the trendiest beaches on the island. No need to book in advance – just show up and join in on the fun. All fitness levels are welcome.

2BeFit
Location: Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu, Bali
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7am
Tel: +62 878 6147 8222
Price: IDR 70,000 (USD $5)

Canggu Villas with a Private Gym

There’s nothing like a private gym to perk up your motivation while on holiday. Having a gym at your own villa means you have easy access to the gym any time you feel like it, plus all the space and privacy you need while working out. Check out these four villas with a private in gym in Canggu and two villa complexes with complimentary gym access for all guests.

Villa Zambala Swimming Pool | Canggu, Bali
Villa Zambala Gym | Canggu, Bali

If you’re looking for a Canggu villa that offers the full package, Villa Zambala is a strong contender. This seven-bedroom villa is located within a two-minute walk from Berawa Beach and Finns Beach Club… but you could just as easily just stay in at the villa instead. Villa Zambala has a great air-conditioned gym equipped with a treadmill, cross trainer, free weights and more. In addition to the gym, Villa Zambala also has a 25-metre long swimming pool for clocking some serious laps.

Villa Zambala
7 Bedrooms
Location: Canggu, Bali
Price: From USD $1,033 / night
Arnalaya Beach House Lawns | Canggu, Bali
Arnalaya Beach House Tennis Court | Canggu, Bali

Arnalaya Beach House is a fantastic villa for sports buffs (though it’s also one of the best wedding villas in the area). Located right on the beach, this modern five-bedroom villa includes a private gym that’s perfect for circuit training, as well as housing a private tennis court and a 20-metre long swimming pool. This is a great villa if you’re serious about your exercise regime, as Arnalaya Beach House can arrange a world-class tennis coach for guests to train with. Wrap up the day with a blissful massage in the villa’s private spa.

Arnalaya Beach House
5 Bedrooms
Location: Canggu, Bali
Price: From USD $1,970 / night
Villa Beji Swimming Pool | Canggu, Bali
Villa Beji Tennis Court | Canggu, Bali

Another great option for fitness enthusiasts, Villa Beji features an air-conditioned gym equipped with free weights, a treadmill, cross trainer and a rowing machine. Not only that, the villa also has its own floodlit tennis court, soccer net, basketball hoop and a 21-metre swimming pool. This six-bedroom villa also offers a great location just off trendy Jalan Pantai Berawa, walking distance to Canggu’s hip restaurants and boutiques.

Villa Beji
6 Bedrooms
Location: Canggu, Bali
From: From USD $833 / night
Villa Malaathina Swimming Pool | Umalas, Bali
Villa Malaathina Gym | Umalas, Bali

Villa Malaathina is located in the neighbouring village of Umalas (about 15 minutes from Canggu’s main hub in Berawa), but it deserves a special mention. This huge seven-bedroom villa is perfect for any sport or yoga retreat, as it features a private yoga studio and one of the best private gyms in Bali. The spacious air-conditioned room features a running machine, cross trainer, bicycle and weights machines from Life Fitness. The gym also includes boxing equipment, exercise balls and free weights and it’s adjoined by a private spa room. Next to these state-of-the-art sports facilities, Villa Malaathina also includes a 25-metre swimming pool and a totally-non-sports-related-but-still-fabulous teppanyaki bar.

Villa Malaathina
7 Bedroom
Location: Umalas, Bali
Price: From USD $1,267

Pantai Lima Estate

Villa Melissa Sun Deck | Pererenan, Bali

If you’re looking for a private setting but still want to be close to the action, the Pantai Lima estate is perfect for you. Made up of five private villas – Villa Waringin, Villa Melissa, Villa Ambra, Villa Mary and Sound of the Sea – the estate has a shared gym and a full-sized tennis court which all estate guests can use free of charge. The villas are located in Pererenan, a coastal village just north of Canggu, with four of the villas directly facing the beach. A special shout out to the epic cinema room in Villa Mary.

Pantai Lima Estate
5,6,26 Bedrooms
Location: Pererenan, Bali
Price: From USD $1,091 / night
Villa Amy Swimming Pool I Canggu, Bali

Dea Villas is a great complex of four private villas set in a terrific location in the trendy Berawa area. You’ll find hip eateries like Nude and Cinta Café catering to health buffs right around the corner from the estate. Guests staying at Dea Villas – Villa Amy, Villa Saraswati, Villa Radha and Villa Sati – have shared access to the complex’s well-equipped gym. This is a great option for those looking for a more affordable villa with a gym in Canggu. Dea Villas is also a very versatile option as it can be booked as anything between a one-bedroom villa and a huge 12-bedroom complex when booking all four villas.

Dea Villas
1,3,4,12 Bedrooms
Location: Canggu, Bali
Price: From USD $256 / night

Private Training in Canggu

Having a private gym at your villa is all very well and good, but sometimes you just need that extra push from a trained professional. Ministry of Villas’ concierge team can help organise private trainers and yoga instructors for coaching sessions at your villa. This is a great option if you’re organising a retreat in Bali or simply want to kick your personal exercise regime up a notch.

Ministry of Villas works with Bodiku, which is owned and operated by world champion bodybuilder (and one of the nicest guys on the planet!) Komang Arnawa and Natalie Petersen who has over 20 years experience as a soft tissue therapist in Australia.

Planning a trip to Bali? Ministry of Villas can help you find the perfect villa with a gym, yoga space, tennis court or a chef specialised in healthy cuisine. Contact our team to find out more.

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