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5 Alternative Healthy Exercises to Yoga in Phuket

Here in Phuket, one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, we are known for our stunning beaches, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife. But did you know that Phuket is also a great place to get healthy? There are many different yoga studios and classes on the island, but if you're looking for something a little different, there are also plenty of other healthy exercises to try.

Here are 5 alternative healthy exercises to yoga that you can do in Phuket:

1. Muay Thai

Step into the ring and tap into your primal power with Muay Thai, Thailand's national sport. This dynamic martial art, known as the "Art of Eight Limbs," uses every part of your body to deliver strikes and blocks with devastating precision. Muay Thai isn't just about physical prowess; it's a mind-body discipline that cultivates focus, agility, and resilience. Numerous gyms across Phuket cater to all levels, from curious beginners to seasoned fighters. So, don your hand wraps, channel your inner Bruce Lee, and unleash the warrior within. Our Studio is located just off the famous Soi Tai-ed boxing street. It's the perfect place to try your first class or train along some of the world's very best.

2. Swimming

Phuket's cerulean waters are an irresistible siren song. Ditch the land and embrace the weightlessness of swimming. Whether you're a seasoned lap swimmer or a playful paddler, the ocean offers a refreshing workout for your entire body. Glide through the crystal-clear coves, carve through the waves like a dolphin, or snorkel alongside kaleidoscopic fish in coral reefs. Phuket's calm bays and hidden lagoons provide gentle havens for beginners, while adrenaline seekers can challenge themselves with exhilarating currents and open-water adventures.

3. Surfing

Phuket's coastline boasts idyllic coves and rolling waves, making it a surfer's paradise. Whether you're a seasoned wave rider or a curious newbie, Phuket has something for everyone. Gentle swells at Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach provide the perfect playground for beginners to learn the ropes. As you progress, challenge yourself with the more powerful breaks at Patong Beach and Kamala Beach. Numerous surf schools offer lessons and rentals, so you can grab a board, catch a wave, and experience the exhilarating dance with the ocean.

4. Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Glide serenely across the turquoise canvas of the Andaman Sea on a stand-up paddleboard. SUP is a fantastic low-impact workout that engages your core, strengthens your upper body, and improves your balance. Explore hidden coves, paddle alongside playful dolphins, or simply soak in the breathtaking coastal panoramas. Phuket's sheltered bays provide calm waters for leisurely paddles, while more adventurous souls can venture out to nearby islands for a true aqua-adventure.

5. Hiking

Leave the beach behind and delve into the lush embrace of Phuket's verdant rainforests. Lace up your boots and embark on invigorating hikes that wind through ancient trees, past cascading waterfalls, and across scenic viewpoints. Trek to the summit of Monkey Hill for panoramic island vistas, explore the hidden gem of Bang Pae Waterfall, or challenge yourself with the Khao Sok National Park's multi-day trails. Breathe in the fresh jungle air, listen to the symphony of birdsong, and reconnect with nature on these rejuvenating treks.

These are just a few of the many healthy exercises that you can do in Phuket. There's so many more that another blog post is surely needed. So, if you're looking for an alternative to yoga, be sure to give one of the above a try!

In addition to these exercises, there are many other things you can do to stay healthy in Phuket. Make sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water, and get enough sleep. You can also take advantage of the many spa and wellness treatments that are available on the island.

With so many great options to choose from, you're sure to find a healthy activity that you love in Phuket. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!

I hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy and healthy travels!

P.S. If you're looking for more information on health, weight loss and yoga in Phuket, be sure to check out my other blog post, "Yoga for Weight Loss in Phuket, Thailand"


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