Where To Train?
So... I just quit my job and am hoping to take the plunge and train in Thailand for a month or so before getting another... I have been practising Muay Thai for around 2 years (only once a week for the first 18 months then more frequently with a personal trainer recently). I've just had two months off due to illness so my fitness isn't at peak but I'd like to think I've got the basics down.
I'm looking for decent trainers (obviously) who'll push me hard enough to get where I want to be technically, but I'm probably not up to training for over 4 hours a day! I'm not big into bars/ clubs but want the option to get out a bit. The most important thing though is that I want some decent scenery, whether it be beach/ mountain/ other... I'm on a budget but am not too fussed about what the accomodation's like- I'm happy sharing rooms etc.
I'll be travelling alone so want somewhere with a decent amount of students/ fighters to keep me sane.
I've been looking at Emerald, Lanna and KYN. Anybody have any thoughts on these or alternative suggestions?
I've heard Emerald has gone downhill, but haven't heard anything in the last 12 months to be honest.
KYN would be perfect for the technical side, but if you'd like the option to go out it would be a bit of a mission to get a boat over to Phuket.
If you're on a budget, maybe look at Koh Samui (Jun or Pinyo) or even Diamond or Chinnarach on Koh Phangan. Other option would be Charn Chai in Pai, very popular gym with good trainers. The mountains are very scenic there, also is optional nightlife and Northern Thailand is cheaper than South (generally).
Thanks for the advice- having done a bit more research Diamond looks perfect. I've been in touch with the owners and fingers crosses should be heading out next week :)
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