There are now four gyms in Phimai town and they are located quite close to each other.
MJ Fitness is located on Anantachinda Road, at the junction with Soi Sangat-pattana. It’s about 250m from Phimai Medical hospital. MJ Fitness is open from 9am to 10pm. It costs 50 baht per day, 799 baht per month.
Phimai Fitnessis located in a small road adjacent to Anantachinda Road. It’s about 100m from Phimai Medical hospital. Phimai Fitness is open from 11am to 9pm Mon to Fri, 12pm to 7pm on Saturdays. It costs 40 baht per day, 100 baht for 3 days, 495 baht per month.
Iron Gym is located opposite the old cinema, at the junction of Haruethairom Road and Suriya-atsadong Road. The entrance is on Haruethairom Road. Iron Gym is open from 10am to 10pm every day. It costs 30 baht per day, 690 baht per month.
City Gym is located on Suriya-atsadong Road, about 400m from Iron Gym. City Gym is open from 10am to 9pm every day. It costs 40 baht per day, 699 baht per month.
Location map of gyms/fitness centres in Phimai town.
This weekend sees the start of the annual Phimai Cup volleyball competition in Phimai town, organised by the local government (tetsaban tambon Phimai). The volleyball court is set up in the town centre at laan promatat, the area of land beside the town clock.
There are different categories in the competition:
Primary school boys and primary school girls
Local male teams and local female teams
Open male teams and open female teams
The matches are scheduled to start at 5pm and finish around 9pm. According to the advertising sign above, the competition takes place over 11 days, from 19 to 30 March. However, information from the local authority has the last day as Sunday 27 of March.
Location map for the Phimai Cup volleyball competition.
Action from the Phimai Cup volleyball competition – men above, girls below.
It will soon be loy gratong day again. Why not make your own gratong this year instead of buying one? It’s not too difficult if you can get the materials.
You will need:
– A slice of banana trunk or foam about 13cm diameter and 3cm thick
– Banana leaves to cover and decorate the base
– Small flowers for decoration
– Three incense sticks
– A small candle
– Pins, toothpicks and a stapler to hold things in place
How to put it together
1. First, check your slice of banana trunk floats. If it is too thick, it will sink.
2. Cut a banana leaf into strips slightly thicker than the thickness of your base.
3. Pin the strips of banana leaf to cover the edge of the base. Trim as necessary.
4. Place the base on a banana leaf and use a pen to draw around the base. Cut to shape.
5. Pin the round banana leaf cut-out to one end of the stem or foam base. Trim.
6. Make decorative shapes with banana leaf strips and pin them to the base.
7. Decorate the base with flowers. Use pins or toothpicks to stick the flowers to the base. For small flowers, use pins. For bigger flowers use toothpicks.
8. Push three incense sticks into the top of the base.
9. Push in a candle near the incense sticks. You might need to make a hole first using scissors.
Just before you launch your gratong into the water, light the candle, making sure the incense sticks start to burn.
The second race in this year’s series of 5km road running races in Phimai town took place this morning starting from in front of the Phimai Hospital.
The full race calendar for the 2015 Phimai circuit is:
1. Saturday 23 May
2. Saturday 25 July
3. Saturday 26 September
Racing is scheduled to start at 06.00.
Registration takes place in the hospital car park on the morning of the race.
There are various age groups for male and female runners. There is a junior age group for boys or girls under 16, then 16-29 years old, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 for men, 60 and over for women, 65 and over for men.
Join in the fun at the next 5km race in Phimai on Saturday 26 September 2015.