Rai Fitness or Bull Gym Bali? Which Gym Is Better For You?
When traveling to Bali for a long vacation, staying in shape is important. After all, Bali is a paradise destination with tropical beaches and extravagant nightlife. So it only makes sense to sign up with a gym in Bali to keep you preoccupied during the day.
Bali has excellent gym options. The entire island is home to hundreds of gyms, which makes the selection process more difficult. We hope to change that by reviewing the two most popular options – Bull Gym and Rai Fitness Bali. Before we get into the details, here is a brief table that explains some of the most important features of both gyms.
|Gym||Bull Gym||Rai Fitness|
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In addition to this handy table, we will review both gyms through a series of pros and cons. So by the end of this guide, you will know which gym is best for you. We base our research on what members have to say about the gym. As such, our main field of investigation is each gym’s Google Reviews page. With all that said, let’s start with Bull Gym.
Rai Fitness Bali
Located in the capital of Bali, Denpasar, Rai Fitness Bali is the first mega gym on the island. But what does that mean? A mega gym is a cool name for a fitness center. And that’s exactly what Rai Fitness is. Signing up with Rai Fitness Bali gives members access to the gym itself and all of its amenities. But even more so, the gym also offers members a pool area, soccer & basketball courts, and a sauna.
Looking at the membership plans, the gym is reasonably priced. Without wasting too much time, let’s look at the pros and cons of Rai Fitness Bali.
Rai Fitness Bali Pros
Rai Fitness Bali is a popular gym. It has good equipment, friendly staff, and enough variety to meet your workout needs. The gym is quite affordable and offers plenty of promotions. To join the gym, you will have to make an appointment. But judging by the prices of previous months, membership plans vary between 1,400,000 and 1,000,000 IDR. You could find a great promo and join for much cheaper.
Another great thing about Rai Fitness Bali is the access to amenities. Their membership plans also include the sauna, pool, and soccer & basketball courts. Now, let’s look at the cons.
Rai Fitness Bali Cons
One of the biggest cons of Rai Fitness is the very small locker room area. Members are complaining that there isn’t enough room for multiple people to change at the same time. This results in long queues where people have to wait to change before working out. Some members are also complaining about loud music. The gym also charges different rates for locals and foreigners. The rates for foreigners are much more expensive.
Bull Gym Canggu
Located in the luxury village of Canggu, Bull Gym has been serving the fitness community for years. The gym is one of the best when it comes to equipment, as all of their weights and workout machines are brand new. Bull Gym is a proud member of the fitness community, as it is one of the most popular gyms on the island. The gym is fairly cheap, has excellent personal trainers, a large training area, and holds CrossFit classes.
Let’s get into the pros and cons of Bull Gym to give you the full picture.
Bull Gym Canggu Pros
What makes Bull Gym stand out from the rest is the huge variety of brand new equipment. This includes weights, cardio machines, and anything else members need to get a good workout. But what’s even more impressive is that members get all of this for the low cost of 1,000,000 IDR. Signing up with Bull Gym gives members access to the entire gym and its amenities. With that said, the gym is quite flexible with its membership plans. Members can sign up for one month or six months. For those looking to test the gym before signing up, the gym offers day passes. The list of options includes a day pass and a one-week pass.
The price for signing up for classes is different. Bull Gym offers CrossFit classes hosted by experts in groups of six members. They keep the groups relatively small so that coaches can pay attention to each member. The gym is very inclusive, meaning anyone can sign up regardless of how well prepared they are for the class. It’s not uncommon to see a group consisting of veteran CrossFit athletes and beginners. They scale the classes so that beginners can keep up with the rest of the group. If members want access to the gym and CrossFit classes, they can buy the “Combo” package that costs 2,000,000 a month.
Signing up with Bull Gym gives members access to a cloakroom, showers, and protein bar. The latter is quite convenient as you can sit down for a nice protein shake with friends after your workout. The gym’s owners, Stephanie and Yannick, are certified personal trainers with more than 15 years of experience running a gym. Now let’s look at the cons of Bull Gym.
Bull Gym Cons
Looking at the negative reviews of Bull Gym, there isn’t that much to talk about. The gym likes to keep a steady sheep. So members will be reminded to put back the weights and keep the exercise machines clean. One thing we would like to highlight is that there is no car parking space. However, members can park their mopeds and bikes. So, if you are arriving by car, its’ best to look for a parking space elsewhere. We mentioned that the gym is very inclusive. So much that the gym is home to a friendly dog that likes to roam and ask for cuddles. If you’re not a dog person, this might bother you.
Which Gym To Sign Up With?
We shouldn’t forget that the purpose of this guide is to review these two gyms. And the emphasis on the word “Gym” has to mean something. Bull Gym is indeed a gym. It has everything you need to get a good workout. Rai Fitness is a gym, but it’s also a fitness center with soccer & basketball courts. While both gyms are relatively priced, the extra amenities of Rai Fitness aren’t that important. What’s important is having a good gym atmosphere and access to brand new weights and workout equipment. As such, the gym we’d go for is Bull Gym.