Whether you’ve recently relocated to Saigon or just passing through, you won’t have to miss out on a sweat sesh. The number of gyms in Ho Chi Minh City is actually overwhelming; it can be hard to choose as they all offer something different. While the options are abundant, it will all boil down to personal preference. If you’re keen on cheap and basic, you may want to opt for an open-air space, whereas if you’re seeking a Western-style spot you’ll be paying quite a lot.
I’ll let you decide, though! I have outlined a few of the gyms in Ho Chi Minh City that I checked out when I arrived. Whichever you choose, remember to consider the locations before settling on a gym as Saigon is quite spread out.
Where can you find gyms in Ho Chi Minh City?
There are plenty of locations across all the districts in town, but many of the ones I visited were in District 1 as that’s where I’m currently based. I’ve noticed that quite a few of the apartment complexes out in District 2 and 7 include a gym membership in the rental fee, so that’s something to keep in mind.
This gym seems like it would be a perfect fit for anyone who’s seeking HIIT-centric workout space in District 2. These people go HARD. I’m glad I researched this place as it brought it to my attention that there is, in fact, a Warrior Dash-type race in Saigon. If you’re curious, it’s the Red Bull Champion Dash; this gym would be a great place to train for such an event.
Body Expert Systems – HQ offers a variety of packages from single sessions to monthly memberships. Just shoot them a message on Facebook and let them know what you’re after.
Address: 215B19A, Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
This gym has all the amenities one would need; all you need to do is show up and work out! This space has AirCon, plenty of weight equipment and provides large towels for showering – something almost unheard of in Asia. It features lockers to store your items and free water for members and guests.
There are quite a few classes offered. They range from yoga to spinning to HIIT; there are even children’s fitness classes as well. Drop in sessions cost 220,000 VND ($9.70 USD) and monthly memberships start at 1,250,000 VND ($55 USD.)
Address: Thao Dien, 49G Quốc Hương, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Not only does this place have the classic charm of a Western-style gym, but membership includes access to its swimming pool, too. While it is a bit farther out from the center of the city, it’s clean and spacious with plenty of equipment. A unique convenience of the swimming pool is that it doubles as a group fitness room; members and guests can sign up for weekly aquatic yoga and HIIT classes. Sounds like a godsend in this Saigon heat!
Address: 151 Xa lộ Hà Nội, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Mach’s is a great option for those on a budget who don’t mind a no-frills environment. It’s located a short walk from the Ben Thanh market. I actually settled for this gym as it’s close to home and has everything I need. Walk ins cost 70,000 VND ($3 USD) and a monthly membership costs 680,000 VND (~$27 USD.) James and I were lucky to score three-month contracts for 1,375,000 VND ($60.50 USD, or $20.15 USD per month) which is a steal.
Address: Huyền Trân Công Chúa, Bến Nghé, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Manhattan Club NYHC
This brand new gym is for those seeking an upscale experience. The four-level fitness center offers a sauna, private yoga space and more pieces of equipment than I could count. The District 1 space offers gorgeous views of the city; everything is clean and modern. It’s certainly a luxurious, Western-style way to get fit! I advise messaging the staff on Facebook and they’ll assist you with everything you need.
Address: 104 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
This gym is well equipped but definitely basic. I was keen on getting a membership, but the only drawback is that it is an open air space. If you don’t mind a lack of aircon in this scorching heat then S Fitness might be a great option. The membership for three months is 1,298,000 VND ($57.10 USD) and six months is 2,249,000 VND ($98.93 USD.) The staff was friendly when we visited; the equipment is nearly brand new. Contact the staff on Facebook for further details regarding prices.
Address: 31/4 Hoàng Việt, Phường 4, Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
GetFit Gym & Yoga
This gym was quite popular among expats, although it was a bit too far for us to travel each day. Although it might be popular, there have been instances in which the employees have not been honest to expats in terms of money; take this information with a grain of salt as I cannot personally speak to these claims. At any rate, new guests receive five complimentary visits before the staff puts on the pressure to join. This gym offers kickboxing lessons classes, a steam bath, and group sessions.
Address: Lầu 3, Cao ốc H3, 384 Hoàng Diệu, P.6, Q.4, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam