Maria here. Just because we’re back at work, doesn’t mean 2016 isn’t going to be exciting.
It’s a new year and you know what that means. New Years Resolutions… and not the ones you give up on after two weeks either. Every year it’s the same thing. Get a better job, travel more, spend time with loved ones and go to the gym.
But gyms are so 2015. This year is the year of the Sports Centres and Fitness Studios. So here are the best fitness centres in Jakarta according to us.
We’re talking everything from Yoga to CrossFit to Dance and MMA It’s time to get fit or die trying. And maybe eat chocolate.
CrossFit Equator Kemang is the 1st CrossFit Affiliate in Indonesia, and has been operating as a CrossFit gym for nearly 5 years. At CrossFit Equator Kemang, they teach you fitness techniques that you can do everyday.
The sessions at CrossFit Equator Kemang are designed to be enjoyed with good friends, good music and a whole lot of fun. At a measly IDR 80.000 per session, CrossFit Equator Kemang is easily one of the most affordable fitness activities in Jakarta. So skip the McDonalds and go for CrossFit.
When: Mon – Sat ; 8:30 (Morning Class)
Mon – Thu ; 18:30 (Evening Class)
Where: Hotel Garden, Jl. Taman Kemang No. 1, Kemang,
PowerSwing Jakarta is an efficient, cutting edge mind and body workout and spinal therapy programme based on a combination of yoga, pilates, aerial and gymnastics.
Popular with those looking to try something new and exhilarating, but is also great with spinal realignment, upper body strength, gain stronger core, and can even alleviate mild back pain. Packages start at IDR 130.000.
When: Mon – Sat ; 9:00 – 21:00
Where: Jl. Gunawarman No.67, 2nd floor, Kebayoran Baru
Arena MMA Indonesia (or Arena Muaythai Jakarta) is an exclusive Mixed Martial Arts centre in Indonesia. This fitness centre provides various training disciplines from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Muay Thai and Boxing taught by former coaches of world champions from Brazil, Thailand, USA, and Indonesia.
They now have a new location now, so all you Westerners (West Jakartans like me) can get a piece of the action, too.
When: Mon – Sun ; 7:00 – 21:00
Where: Jl. Bumi No. 18, Kebayoran Baru
or Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara No. 5E – 5F, Jababeka, Cikarang Baru
Liv+ Pilates Jakarta is a specialised Pilates studio in Menteng, Jakarta. It was founded in 2012 when MSc. Tina Octavia Sulisto and other well known instructors collaborated to create a personal pilates experience.
Pilates is a great activity to help with improving muscle tone, posture correction and post-surgery rehabilitation among other things. Personal, semi-private and group classes are available throughout the week. Classes start at IDR 200.000
When: Mon – Sun ; 7:00 – 21:00
Where: Menteng Central #2-08 HOS Cokroaminoto 78
Rudy Wowor, also known as Rodolfo Vega, is a Flamenco dancer, choreographer an teacher who has performed on the world’s greatest stages around Spain, France and of course, Indonesia.
Dance has been a great way to shape up while having fun, why not try something new? Classes include instruction on basic Flamenco techniques, palmas, zapateados & choreographies accompanied by live music, guitar & cajon.
When: Sat 14:30 – 16:00
Where: Casa De La Pareja
Jl. Taman Lebak Bulus No.33A, Cilandak
Yoga Dham Jakarta is a Wellness Centre that specialises only in Iyengar Yoga. The Yoga Dham Jakarta studio was opened in September 2015 and was founded by Imelia Wijaya and her daughter Sylvia Tirtanata. It is a popular way to tone up without intensive cardio exercise.
When: Mon – Sun ; 8:00 – 22:00
Where: Jl. Bumi No. 4, Kebayoran Baru
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Have you visited these centres? Is your favourite one not here? What sports are you interested in?