What resolutions did you make this year? Do you want to be more active, learn a new skill, or travel more? Consider adding a Muay Thai camp in Thailand to your list and check off all these things at once.
Here you will find five reasons to book a Muay Thai training camp followed by five reasons you should choose Punch it Gym in Koh Samui for your experience. But first, what is a Muay Thai training camp?
A Muay Thai training camp offers an intense Muay Thai training experience. At a Muay Thai camp you will have the opportunity to train like a professional Muay Thai fighter. Muay Thai fighters train 6 days per week, twice per day. Training consists of a combination of cardio, conditioning, technique and padwork as well as sparring and strength training. It might sound intimidating, but don’t let that deter you. Your experience will be adapted to fit your ability level and goals. Check out the following reasons why you should book a Muay Thai training camp this year.
1. Experience Muay Thai in its Birthplace
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and holds deep roots in Thai history and culture. What better place to learn a sport than where it originated? When you learn Muay Thai in Thailand, you will experience the culture and spirit of Muay Thai first hand with the local trainers and fighters on-site. Beyond just the physical aspect, you can also learn about the history of Muay Thai, where and why it began, and how it has changed throughout the years. You can also find a special blog about this here.
2. Learn From the Best
Muay Thai fighters start training as young children and dedicate their lives to the sport. Training is passed down generation to generation allowing years of Muay Thai knowledge to be instilled in each fighter. The trainers, most of whom are retired fighters, have years of experience and are incredibly wise. They will provide insight and explain techniques that you won’t learn anywhere else.
3. Challenge Yourself and Grow
Muay Thai is unlike any other sport. It’s intense nature presents both a physical and mental challenge and requires concentration and discipline. Many people enjoy Muay Thai because it forces you to be present and focus on the task at hand, releasing any other thoughts or stressors that may be on your mind. It is also physically challenging and requires a full-body effort. Training will leave you feeling both completely exhausted and extremely satisfied with what you can accomplish when you push yourself to new limits. Training Muay Thai will make you stronger both mentally and physically.
4. Meet New People
One of the best parts about traveling is meeting people from all over the world. At a Muay Thai gym you will find locals, expats and other travelers. Training together is a great opportunity to connect through a shared experience. You’ll likely find you can take this connection beyond the gym and enjoy nearby excursions together outside of training. Getting to know people with a life experience different from your own is also a great way to expand your global knowledge and broaden your horizons. Who knows, you might make a great friend, learn something new or add a destination to your next travel itinerary.
5. Get a Local Travel Experience
As mentioned previously, you will meet a lot of people at a Muay Thai gym including locals that really know the area you are training in. Make friends with them and allow them to show you the local side of life where you are. You’ll see and experience so much more than what you can find on a map or in a travel blog.
Muay Thai can be found all over Thailand, so it may be hard to decide where you’d like to train. Keep reading to find out why Punch it Gym in Koh Samui is the ideal location for your experience.
6. Enjoy One of the Most Popular Islands in Thailand
As the second largest island in Thailand, Koh Samui has a lot to offer. Here you will find beautiful beaches, fantastic waterfalls, hiking and more. Samui offers cuisine from all over the world as well as fantastic local Thai food. There are plenty of activities to enjoy both day and night, and with an airport on the island it is easily accessible to international travelers.
Samui has a year-round summer with temperatures almost always above 28 degrees. Punch It Gym is located in Lamai on the south-east side of the island. The gym is just 800 meters from the beach so you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise walk and breakfast before the morning class or a nice refreshing dip in the sea after a hard day of training. Travel 20 minutes north and you’ll be in the center of the trendy restaurants, cafes, shopping and nightlife. Travel 20 minutes south and you’ll find the quaint, local side of life on the island.
7. Receive Support From the Time of Booking Until the Day you Depart
International travel can sometimes be challenging. Punch it can help guide you through it all, and with a streamlined online booking process, you can take care of all the logistics in one place.
Before arriving in Thailand, Punch it gym is available online to answer any questions or alleviate any worries you might have. You can typically expect a response within 24 hours.
You can book your accommodation and transportation directly through Punch it, including airport pick up and drop off, so you don’t have to worry about finding anything on your own. Punch It partners with many local businesses, so when you book with us, you are also supporting our neighbors and friends.
While you are in Samui, the Punch it team is happy to give you recommendations for things to do in the area, travel tips for those planning to see more of Thailand after the Muay Thai camp, and anything else you may need.
8. Train in a High-Quality Gym Facility
Punch it takes pride in its facilities. The gym offers a traditional, shaded, open-air training environment complete with two boxing rings and a separate kids Muay Thai area. We also have a space for weight training and showers and toilets on-site. The gym is cleaned daily and our equipment is of the highest quality. We are constantly doing what we can to make our training environment the best for our customers.
Additionally, Punch It Gym houses its own Muay Thai shop where you can buy Muay Thai training gear, accessories and refreshments before and after your training. You can also check out our shop online at punchit.shop. When you book with us, you will receive a coupon for 30% off your first equipment purchase so you don’t need to worry about lugging your own equipment with you.
9. Classes for All Levels
At Punch It, we want to offer a Muay Thai experience for everyone. We understand that there are a wide range of skill levels and abilities which is why we offer a variety of classes.
Our morning class is for all-levels and focuses on conditioning and Muay Thai technique. Our afternoon fighter class is a more intense training session for athletes looking for a challenge and those with more experience. The evening beginner class is a full-body workout incorporating all elements of Muay Thai training at a beginner level. Punch it also offers separate evening classes for kids three times per week.
On top of all that, the trainers are available for private classes every day. Whether you’d like to focus on a specific skill, prefer to train one-on-one, or just aren’t available to train during the regular class times, our private classes are catered to your needs.
10. Family-Minded Gym Community
When you train with Punch it Gym you are not just a customer, you are part of our Muay Thai family. We love to celebrate holidays and birthdays together and share experiences both inside and outside the gym. Our number one goal is customer satisfaction and we will do anything we can to take care of your needs both at the gym and beyond. If something isn’t right, our team is here for you.
So there you have it, 10 reasons to book a Muay Thai camp with Punch it gym in Koh Samui this year. If you aren’t quite convinced or have any questions about a potential booking, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or read about the first-hand experiences of our customers on Google Maps and Tripadvisor. From everyone from Punch it team, hope to welcome you to Koh Samui soon.