Muay Thai Fitness: Punch, Kick, and Sweat Your Way To A Stronger Body
When visiting Thailand for the first time – and Phuket in particular – you have to try Muay Thai Fitness to get a taste of the locals’ favorite martial art form. It might just be the most challenging, but most rewarding, workout you’ll experience all day here at the Paleo Wellness Retreat.
Muay Thai, otherwise known as Thai boxing, is the most famous combat sport of Thailand. On our many excursions out and about in Phuket, you’ll see Muay Thai, MMA, and other mixed martial art gyms and training centers all around the island, with incredibly strong, muscular people coming and going. Phuket draws fighters from all over the world to come and train with Muay Thai Fitness, and we get to take advantage of all this talent right in our own backyard.
Muay Thai dates back to the 16th Century, when its original form of hand-to-hand combat (Siamese boxing) was used and spread widely in order to defeat national enemies, most famously the battle between the Burmese and Siam. Now, Muay Thai is practiced primarily for entertainment, drawing thousands of Thai spectators to major national tournaments each year.
Our Muay Thai trainer, Shark, is a favorite amongst our guests. Nimble, buff, and always supportive of novice students trying their hand at Muay Thai, Shark is one of the most talented teachers around. You’ll learn the basic techniques in a small, personalized group lesson, while wearing protective Muay Thai Gloves, so you can go as hard or easy on yourself as you feel ready.
Beginners’ Muay Thai Fitness may not put you in the ring on day one, but it will absolutely challenge all your major muscle groups immediately as you learn to jab, kick, knee, uppercut, elbow strike, and so on. And it wouldn’t be a real Muay Thai training session without some fierce ab conditioning thrown in there, too.
Shark has been fighting since he was eight years old – so come see for yourself what his passion is all about!