Sihanoukville has plenty of fitness options if you need to work on your beach body or just work off some of those sundown cocktails, from gyms and classes to yoga and informal kickabouts, there’s something to suit most fitness levels and budgets in Sihanoukville.
If you’re looking for a gym there are several in and around the Downtown area offering a variety of facilities.
Wonder Sports Club
Wonder Sport Club is not far from Samudera and is a good budget option. This Khmer-style gym doesn’t have air conditioning, but they do have a good selection of resistance equipment as well as free weights and cardio machines. They also have several table tennis tables and there is a regular session on Thursdays at 1 p.m. if you need someone to play against or if you’d like to meet new people away from the bar scene.
Prices are very reasonable at 5,000 riel a session or $24 a month for the gym (towel provided) and 6,000 riel for a one-hour table tennis session.
Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Street 210, first right after Samudera heading towards the market, Sihanoukville
T: 087 211 660
Golden Lion Gym
Located near the Golden Lions (unsurprisingly!) is another recently opened place, Golden Lion Gym. Their fitness equipment is all new and they also offer personal training, nutritional advice, and can help with planning your training. Prices range from $3 for a single session to $280 for an annual membership but they also offer weekly and monthly plans at $10 and $30 respectively.
Open daily, 9 a.m to 10 p.m.
23 Tola Street, Sihanoukville
T: 010 355 783
Kompongsom Sport Club
If you prefer more luxurious surroundings then the relatively new Kompongsom Sport Club may be for you. Located off Ekareach on Rice Field Road it opened last year, they offer a well-equipped fitness center, sauna, jacuzzis, table tennis, and an impressive swimming pool and sun lounge area.
Prices are $5 for single entry, monthly rates vary according to how far in advance you pay, a month is $45 while a year, at $298, offers the best value, working out at just over $24 per month. They also offer a 10-visit coupon at $35. Massage services and rooms also available.
Open daily 6 a.m to 9 p.m.
Rice Field Road, Sihanoukville
T: 097 887 7877
Fitness Resort Sihanoukville
In the Victory Hill area Fitness Resort offer a range of classes and facilities as well as personal coaching. Classes include MMA training, crossfit, aerobics and muay thai and they have a good sized outdoor fitness area as well as volleyball and badminton areas. Prices are $5 for a day pass and $50 for a month, prices include access to all classes and activities as well as a bottle of water and a towel, good value if you’re looking to seriously improve your fitness. Rooms also available.
Open Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Boray Kamakor Street, Sihanoukville
T: 097 947 7431
Queenco Resort’s new fitness center and spa will open shortly which promises to offer the best facilities in the area, we’ll update once it’s open.
Fitness classes and sports
If hitting the gym is not your thing there’s still plenty on offer to get your heart thumping.
Several venues offer regular Salsa and latin dancing nights, there’s a local Facebook group, Salsa in Sihanoukville, which has all the details.
If you’re a fan of the beautiful game (or football/soccer if you’re not) there’s a regular Tuesday night five-a-side pick-up game at Goal Sport Club on Sereypheap Street at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome and it’s a good opportunity meet new people.
Balance Studio at Excellence in Service school offer yoga, aerobics, and gymnastics for adults and children in their brand new studio area, prices start from $2.75 per session.
Yoga is also offered by Anam Yoga in the Otres area, morning sessions, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., in the village opposite Otres market and afternoon sessions, 4 to 6 p.m., at Otres Beach Resort on Otres 2. Prices are $11 per session. Ayurvedic courses also available.
If yoga is a bit tame for you then check out Skate Style, Sihanoukville’s skate park, sessions are $2 for 2 hours or $3 for 3, with drinks and snacks available as well as a spectator area.
Finally if you prefer to get fit for free we can recommend the stretch between Otres 1 and 2 as a great place for an early morning or sunset jog. It’s a lot safer than pounding the streets plus there are plenty of places nearby for a recovery beer smoothie.
Excellence in Service
Classes from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., check for details
T: 010 222 400
Ekereach Street, Sihanoukville
Anam Yoga Center
See website for class times
Otres Village, Sihanoukville
T: 060 690 510
Open daily, 1 p.m. to 7:30 or 8 p.m.
Road to Independence Beach, near Five Men Brewery, Sihanoukville
T: 097 364 6675