Born to be wild? Get fast and furious without risking your life at Chiang Mai Speedkart, where you can hop into a high-powered professional grade go-kart with a 270 cc engine that will reach speeds of 80 to 90 kilometres per hour. Chiang Mai’s most exciting new adrenaline rush is located on 11 rai of land just off Canal Road, near Royal Park Rajapruek. Here, a 700 metre track is your open road, with plenty of safety features to keep your mind calm, even when you hit those curves. At Chiang Mai Speedkart, all drivers will be provided with a strong helmet, neck support and high quality go-karts with a certified sprocket and brake system as well as a sturdy bumper around the kart. Just don’t forget to wear a pair of trainers to maximize your driving ability and keep your feet safe. Chiang Mai Speedkart is the perfect place for a fun day out with friends or family, or even a creative first date! And you’ll enjoy going back again and again, since Chiang Mai Speedkart changes their track monthly to keep things interesting and fresh. The price is a bit steep at 550 baht per 10 minute ride, but those who purchase a member discount for 1,000 baht pay only 350 baht per 10 minutes, with special promotions offered every month.
Open daily, 9.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
115/215 Pa Daet, near Royal Park Rajapruek
080 473 5733
Open for over a decade, Fitness Thailand is one of Chiang Mai’s most loved and trusted gyms for fitness fanatics and nervous newbies alike. Conveniently located just north of the Old City, on the seventh and eighth floors of the Icon Square building, Seri Road. Fitness Thailand is a local favourite for those looking to break a sweat and burn some calories in a fun and buzzing environment high above the city. Enter and you’ll find a large health and juice bar, a yoga studio and spacious single-sex locker rooms, each with a sauna, a steam room, and enough shower stalls to ensure you’ll never have to wait in line. A floor up, you’ll find music blasting and an infectious enthusiasm for all things fitness, featuring a spinning room, a boxing ring, punching bags, weight machines and free weights, a plethora of cardio machines with television screens above, and an enormous second studio room that provides ample space for a variety of aerobics classes daily. In fact, Fitness Thailand members have unlimited access to 80 different classes per week, including everything from yoga to body combat to hip hop dance, starting as early as 9 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m. for the after-work crowd. Memberships are surprisingly affordable at just 8,500 baht per year for adults, with discounts for students and seniors (55 and up). Personal bilingual training programmes are also available for those looking for more specialised training and weight management, starting at just 4,000 baht for ten one-on-one sessions.
Open daily, Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
29 Icon Square (Parking Building), Hasadisewee Rd.
053 224 2602 ext. 2