As an expatriate, it can be tricky finding places to join that cater to your fitness routine or sport of choice. But settling down in a foreign country doesn’t mean you have to give up working on your health.
Whether you’re into yoga or running on treadmills at the gym, Indonesia has plenty to offer. Adults and kids alike can sign up, build friendships and get fit while having fun indulging in their hobbies.
1) Annabe Pilates
Established in 2004, Annabe Pilates is located in Kemang, South Jakarta. Its spacious and modern studio is fully equipped with top of the line pilates facilities. The staff consists of certified trainers who are experienced in addressing clients’ wide range of needs. The best part is the programs are affordable and include pilates, Gyrotonic, pure stretching, garuda and anti gravity yoga.
Location: Kemang Square, 2nd Floor Jalan Kemang Raya No. 5. Jakarta 12730
Contact details: +62 21 7199942 | +62 878 81627500 | [email protected]
2) Elite Club Rasuna
Known as Jakarta’s most prestigious sports club, Elite Club’s wellness center boasts an expert staff, sophisticated equipment and integrated entertainment systems while decked out in a stylish ambiance. For fitness freaks who prefer having someone guide efforts, Elite offers a training plan consisting of a program tailored to meet members’ health and fitness goals and needs. Their wide range of classes include martial arts, pilates, power yoga, hatha yoga, flying yoga, cycling, Zumba, Crossfit and more. Elite Club also has a Kids Room – a safe and supervised environment where children can hang out while parents get exercising.
Location: Complex Rasuna Epicentrum Jl. Epicentrum Utama Raya, Kuningan Jakarta Selatan – Indonesia
Contact details: +62 21 526 3150 | [email protected]
3) Gold’s Gym
One of the most well-known names in the fitness industry, Gold’s Gym has over 750 branches in 35 countries around the world. Since 1965, they have tirelessly helped members reach their goals while providing a supportive and energetic environment with excellent trainers, equipment and programs that suit the needs of any member. They also offer personal training for those who prefer achieving their goals with the help of a certified professional. Gold’s Gym has an extensive list of personal trainers and their specializations on the website.
Contact details: 021 – 380 800 8 | [email protected]
4) Mercantile Athletic Club
This luxurious club boasts of first-class amenities and excellent service. It was founded in 1992 as ‘Jakarta’s First City Athletic Club’ to enhance the health, recreation and entertainment lifestyle pursuits of its members. Aside from elegant surroundings, Mercantile combines a city dining club and sophisticated athletic club into one convenient location. With facilities such as two rooftop tennis courts, two air-conditioned squash courts, a 20-metre lap pool with adjoining whirlpool and a fully equipped modern gymnasium, this member’s access only club also offers personal fitness trainers and massage services.
Location: Penthouse & 18th Floor World Trade Centre Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav 29-31 Jakarta 12920
Contact details: (62-21) 5211320 | [email protected]
5) Fitness First
Also one of the most prominent names in the fitness scene, Fitness First currently has 11 clubs in Indonesia. Their centers are equipped with advanced facilities that cater to clients’ needs and more. Their programs include one-on-one training, freestyle group training, group exercise classes, strength training, cardio training and yoga. At Fitness First, they can help members achieve their goals with the right balance of training and motivation thanks to their fully equipped gyms and specialized exercise techniques, such as Dynamic Movement Training, to explore new ways to challenge members.
Contact details: +6221 8775 6577
6) International Sports Club of Indonesia (ISCI)
ISCI or International Sports Club of Indonesia has the largest range of sports activities available anywhere in Indonesia: sailing, badminton, cricket, fitness & aerobics, golf, rugby & soccer (both junior and senior), squash, swimming, and tennis. Aside from sports, ISCI offers a wide range of social activities such as barbecue gatherings by the pool or party nights in the evening. The sports section also organizes club nights as well as various tournaments. Even kids can enjoy fun activities over the weekend like face painting, tree climbing or the flying fox.
Location: Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No 2 South Tangerang – Indonesia
Contact details: +62 21 749 05 40 | [email protected]
7) The American Club Jakarta
Open to members of all nationalities, the American Club provides first-rate sporting amenities such as their three open-air, floodlit tennis courts. They also have a fully-equipped gym, squash and basketball courts, and a 25-metre swimming pool. Adults and kids can join their sports programs that include tennis lessons, aikido class, master swimming lessons for adults, Blue Marlin Swim Team for children, yoga, pilates, body core and private trainer classes to help maximize fitness.
Location: Kebayoran Baru (South Jakarta)
Contact details: 62212702438/39 | 62217264559/61 | [email protected]
8) Finns Recreation Club
Previously known as Canggu Club, this hotspot is one of the biggest and most popular venues in Bali. Spread out across the 4-hectare estate amongst the rice fields of Canggu, Finns is only a ten minute drive to Seminyak. Any fitness enthusiast would be enthralled here as the place features a complete fitness centre with a lap pool, sports ground and tennis centre. Recreation is also something to look forward to. Head over to the Body Temple Spa, Sports Bar, multiple restaurants, Splash Water Park, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike Ten Pin Bowling and Cubby House Kids Club plus so much more. This is a place perfect for the individual or a family.
Location: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Contact details: +62 (361) 848 3939 | +62 (361) 474 1015 | +62819 9993 0107 | [email protected]
9) Rockstar Gym
Who says you can’t start them young? Encourage your children to get fit at an early age and discover the thrill of sports as well as indulging in fun hobbies at Rockstar Gym for kids and teens. The comprehensive academy programs aim to provide students knowledge in skills and techniques in various genres. Classes include gymnastics, ballet, dance, martial arts, yoga and fit, futsal, basketball, tennis and swimming. Kids as young as six months up to 16 years of age can take up lessons from highly qualified teachers and extensively trained expatriate and local staff. Check the website for a list of schedules and locations.