6 best Muay Thai gyms in Glasgow

Muay Thai gyms Glasgow

If you’re serious about training Muay Thai in Glasgow, or even if you’re just looking for somewhere to start, you’re in luck.

Glasgow is choc-full of options, catering to all variety of needs, and spread across all regions of the city.

I’ve compiled a list of 6 of the best Muay Thai gyms in Glasgow below, including a little bit about each one whilst making sure to cover the following essentials:


  • Location – Where is it?
  • Transport links – How easy is it to get there?
  • Prices – Is it good value for money? And do they offer a free trial class?


The Griphouse | Glasgow city

The Griphouse, located smack bang in the city centre of Glasgow offers professional-grade Muay Thai instruction, along with a whole host of other disciplines like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, MMA, Wrestling and Strength & conditioning.

Founding coaches Guy Ramsey and Paul Mcveigh have trained alongside some of martial art’s most elite practitioners and this shows in how dedicated they are to bringing the finest coaching to The Griphouse.

They are constantly asking themselves how they can improve, with members from all over Glasgow flocking to join. With over 80% of those not wanting to actually compete, it is safe to say that anyone is welcome in the gym as long as they have the desire to improve themselves and there is no pressure to make that step up.



Glasgow city centre


Transport links

  • St Georges cross SPT Subway station
  • Cowcaddens



– Pay-per-session – £7

– Monthly – £70

– Yearly – £700


Visit The GripHouse website



Glasgow Thai boxing academy | Westend

Glasgow Thai Boxing academy are based out of Westend and are focused solely on teaching you how to become a better Muay Thai boxer.

They cover every aspect of Muay Thai, from techniques and coordination to fitness and conditioning. Everyone is trained as if they are a fighter, regardless of whether or not they actually want to compete, which is a great way to build motivation and character.

The GTBA team is vast, with so many coaches needed to cover the immense demand for their services, so there will always be someone to bring their ‘unique energy’ to a session.

Their facilities are second to none too. They even have on-site physiotherapists who can help aid your recovery from a gruelling session or get you back fighting fit after a lay off.





Transport links

– Hopehill road

– Borron street

– Cowcaddens



Day rate – £5 (£4 for unemployed/student/part-time worker)

Junior day rate £3 (Tuesday & Sunday)

First class is free


Visit the Glasgow Thai boxing academy website

Boxfit Glasgow | Central Glasgow

Boxfit are specialists in making Muay Thai fun for everyone – from the complete beginner to the seasoned veteran. Since they are based in central Glasgow, there is a real mix of personalities from all walks of life, giving this place its unique feel.

This is especially prominent when their senior members get involved in the development of newer fighters – something which seems to be a big part of this club’s ethos.

Their memberships are also limited, so that members aren’t lost amongst a sea of faces and actually get the individual time and attention needed to excel in their field.

Coach Gary’s 30 years of experience have made him the consummate Muay Thai coach, making every student feel valued and comfortable in his gym, which has state of the art equipment for fitness and conditioning such as battle ropes, heavy bags, wall balls and fall-proof matting.



Central Glasgow


Transport links

  • Glasgow central
  • Argyle street



2 week trial for new members – £30

Casual weekly pass – £25

Midweek split monthly membership – £60

Unlimited membership – £80 per month (decreasing to £75 after 6 months and £70 after 12)


Visit the Boxfit Glasgow website



Pro Muay Thai | Newton Mearns

Based in Newton Mearns – a bit further afield compared to others on the list, Pro Muay Thai covers a slightly more rural area of Glasgow. They offer purely Muay Thai and they offer it to a very high standard.

Coach Cha Mackenzie is the seasoned professional who is always ready to help out all of his students and someone who is highly respected in Glasgow’s Muay Thai community.

His mentality towards training is laid out clearly in how his gym is set up. With online booking systems, a slick website and the latest equipment adorning the gym floor, this is one coach that doesn’t skimp on quality.

Anyone can train at Pro Muay Thai, be it kids, adults, beginners or professionals – there are classes for absolutely anyone.



Newton Mearns


Transport links

  • Newton Mearns church
  • Patterton
  • Whitecraigs



Pay as you go – £7 per lesson

8-12 classes per month – £42


Visit the Pro Muay Thai website



Everyday Athlete | Central Glasgow

Everyday Athlete gym is a newcomer to the Muay Thai scene in Glasgow but they’ve been making serious waves with what they offer.

Coaches John Valbonesi and Pablo O’Che have started to take over the market with their fun take on Muay Thai – but with serious techniques. With almost 3,000 ‘check-ins’, Everyday Athlete has certainly struck a chord with people who just want to get started.

They cater for so many different types of people, even new mum’s who want to get fit again post-pregnancy (they can even bring the baby along!). But as the name suggests, this gym is aimed at the everyday athlete, someone who isn’t strictly a professional but who strives to become the very best version of themselves.

With the newest equipment such as full boxing rings, kettlebells, power racks, prowler sleds and a plethora of pads this is your one stop shop for everything fitness.



Central Glasgow


Transport links

  • Glasgow central
  • Argyle street



Prep program – £99 one off fee

Unlimited one month membership – £90

Rolling monthly (6 month commitment) membership – £75


Visit the Everyday Athlete website

Glasgow fitness | Thornliebank

Glasgow Fitness is a gym for those who want to work on every aspect of their Muay Thai practice.

They have literally got everything covered, from the sessions themselves, to yoga, bespoke training programmes, sports massage, saunas, steam rooms and even cooked meals – they’ve truly got it all.

One of their key offerings is that they have such a great variety of coaches and staff to help you achieve whatever goals you may have set for yourself.

They do specialise in Muay Thai but of course, if you want to go down just for a massage, to do a workout in their fully-equipped gym or even just to sit in the sauna, there is no pressure to do a class every time.





Transport links

  • Thornliebank
  • Kennishead
  • Giffnock



Day pass – £7

Blue package – £29.99-£34.99 per month (depending on commitment)

Red package – £49.99-£54.99 per month (depending on commitment)


Visit the Glasgow fitness website



Training Muay Thai in Glasgow

Hopefully this post has given you a good guide to the best Muay Thai gyms in Glasgow.

You can also check out my guide to the best gyms in Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham.

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