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A Phuket state-of-the-art training studio launches popular hot yoga programme

If you’re looking for an affordable, laid back, stylish venue to work out in, then look no further than Action Point Fitness Club in Rawai.

By Dalia Hilmi

Saturday 3 October 2015, 01:00PM

This club, which has been open for around two years, is the perfect place to re-evaluate your health and fitness, whether you’re a long-term resident or looking for a quick and effective way to revamp your lifestyle.

“We offer a great detox programme, cross-fit strength and condition training, weight training, squash, massages, and now, hot yoga,” Paul Welchar, CEO of the club, told The Phuket Newsin a
recent interview.

Members also have access to the rooftop’s aqua-aerobics pool, stream room, ice-bath as well as one of the most exciting hot yoga salas around.

Bikram Yoga is the latest class to be added to the list of activities one can partake in at the modernised health club. For anyone that may not know, Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room heated between 38 – 40 degrees Celsius.

“It’s intense,” says Anthony McCullough, a licensed yoga instructor, who hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

“The heat loosens up your muscles, which allows you to stretch further down your cord. The heat also increases heart rate and blood flow circulation, so you sweat more, your skin looks nicer, cleaner and healthier. It’s like giving your body an oil change.

“At the moment we are offering a beginner class, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before, or if you have a broken limb, or if you have diabetes for example, anyone can join in and attempt at least one of the classes.

“It doesn’t ever get easier, you just get better at it. At the end of the 90 minutes, you just feel amazing. It releases all those endorphins. We hold postures between 10 and 60 seconds.”

The yoga class is great for detox. It helps your kidneys and liver function better. According to Anthony, the class is also great for rehab following surgery, or if you simply want to lose weight. “It works every single part of your body,” explains Anthony.

Anthony has been teaching for just over two years and has been practicing for even longer. Following a teaching programme in Los Angeles, California, Anthony started teaching all over the world. He now works full time at Action Point and has brought his solid knowledge and experience to the exciting programme.

The club also has a restaurant and bar serving everything from raw and health foods through to Thai and Western cuisine.

Paul comes from a developer background, and is now the only owner of the health club. Although he says he is not technically from a fitness background, he still maintains a healthy lifestyle and offers personal training.

“We have a multitude of activities. We offer a beautiful sea view, access to a swimming pool and jacuzzi.

“We have so much to offer in the whole complex. The quality of the equipment is second to none.

“People have the option of paying as they go depending on which class they would like to do,” Paul explains.

Currently the club is offering a special promotion due to the fact it has recently kicked off the brand new hot yoga class. With a yoga membership, guests will have free access to the gym and swimming pool.

There are also 12 boutique hotels rooms located only a few steps away. These are perfect for anyone looking to sign up to one of the programmes, such as the weight loss option where guests are offered an all-inclusive package, which includes a low-calorie based meal plan.

With over 700 members, the club is growing fast. And with such a diverse and stimulating number of activities on offer, guests can be assured that they’re training in a state-of-the-art facility with the option of unwinding in a truly relaxing atmosphere. Whether you’re local, or flying in from half a world away, the Action Point family today can help anyone looking to change their life.

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