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 week sees the return of of the annual volleyball competition in Phimai town, which is organised by the local government (tetsaban tambon Phimai). The volleyball court is set up in the town centre at laan mayn-promatat, the area of land beside the town clock.
The matches are scheduled to start at 5.30pm and go on until quite late in the evening. The competition this year takes place between the 18th and 26th of April 2017.
Location map for the Phimai volleyball competition, April 2017.
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.
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.
Phimai is a great place to see longboat racing. Every year during the Phimai festival in November there is longboat racing. This weekend (11-12 October) saw 2 days of longboat racing in gra-bueang-yai (กระเบื้องใหญ่), a small village about 4 miles from Phimai town.
The longboat race course – a straight line.
A women’s team winning their race.
The event was held to mark the end of Buddhist Lent (ork pansa –ออกพรรษา), which was on 8th October this year.
It was the 16th annual longboat racing event to be held in gra-bueang-yai, Phimai district.
Next month will see the Phimai festival in Phimai town. Longboat racing is scheduled for 6-9 November in the usual location, Lam Jakarat, with access from Anantachinda Road or nearby. Good views of the racing can be had from the bridge on Anantachinda Road. For details of the 2014 Phimai festival see here: