Evolve Health Club is a professional gym in Koh Phangan. It is a large and professional outfit with a multi-discipline focus and a young dedicated team. The gym is well resourced and is offering casual drop-in sessions, personalised fitness regimes, training camps as well as regular drop-in classes.
The gym is located on the main beach road to Srithanu, between the Family Mart and Karma Kafe. See the map below for details:
The gym opened in 2016 and had a few good years of trading before the corona virus pandemic shook the world.
Evolve did have 5 trainers. It is hard to say how many will remain when the dust settles on the pandemic. The trainers encompass a range of skills from Muay Thai training, personal fitness instructor, yoga teacher and kettle bell instructor. The team are hugely experienced and motivated for all things fitness and health.
The gym itself has plenty of space for those who want to train by themselves as well as for those who wish to join a group lesson. It is all a short walk from the beach for those fitness fanatics who get antsy sitting on the beach all day with their partner. For those staying nearby in Srithanu it is worth enquiring at the reception about discounts either on rooms or health programs.
The Fitness Classes are run by a former athlete qualified in cross fit. Prices start at $49 for 15 to 30 sessions a month. The same person runs the yoga classes. There is a beginners’ class and a community class. The same prices apply as with the fitness classes. Finally, there are Olympic and power lifting regular sessions. They have plenty of weights and machines to build muscle, again prices start at $49 per month.
There is a small café in the reception area where they serve cold drinks and snacks.
The difference between Evolve Health Club and other gyms in Koh Phangan is that the focus is neither on Muay Thai or on yoga. Many of the gyms in Thongsala are primarily for people to learn how to fight, with a few just doing weights or cardio. Either that or the focus is on doing and teaching yoga. For those for whom Muay Thai and yoga are not the primary consideration should consider Evolve, especially if they are serious about getting into shape.
And as a final note, being ‘serious’ is very much the mood of the gym. The place has plenty of inspirational quotes on the walls, imploring participants not to cheat their fitness regimes, to push themselves. This is not a place to smoke a joint and sit on a cycle machine.
Address: 17-4 SeeThanu, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Telephone: +66 95 858 3810