High Octane Fitness Gym.

High Octane Fitness is found in Pamankada, pretty close to The Dutch Grocer and Shiraz on Stratford Avenue. It is the best gym in Sri Lanka, need I say more?

The word around town is High Octane Fitness (HOF) is really good, oh my god, it’s so cool, you should totally check it out, blah di blah, so I decided to finally go there, only to have my mind blown. This is not a gym, it’s a massive warehouse with enough weights and machinery for the entire soviet army.

The floor space is roughly about the size of a rugby field, no exaggeration, maybe even more. The cardio section is upstairs, housing treadmills, cross trainers, cycling and rowing machines. Downstairs they have all the machine and free weights and a couple more treadmills and rowing machines. Check out the photos, I saw some machines I’ve never seen before, and one of the trainers kindly obliged in giving me some demonstrations.

They have a separate room for special workshops like zumba and taebo and spin classes. Have a look at their website or facebook page for some more information. Personal trainers charge the pretty standard rate of Rs. 1,000 per session.

Apart from the enormous size of the place, there are loads of things that set HOF apart from the rest of the competition. But the first thing I should mention I think is the sheer class of the entire place – all the machines have their logo embossed into the cushions, they’ve got some great workout supplements and members have free access to a DVD library – pretty sweet.

They’ve also got something I haven’t seen in other gyms before – a shake shack. They basically just make you a protein shake or pre workout for about 400 rupees. It’s good for someone who has never tried it before, or if you forgot your shaker at home you could make do by spending some money.

By the entrance there’s also a Roots stand and a Laundromat– pretty brilliant place for the smoothie bar and I guess there’s some convenience there in having your clothes dry cleaned while you sweat out inside.

This gym screams out royalty, for Rs. 60,000 for an individual annual member, it doesn’t seem too bad considering everything. It is a bit out of the way from Colombo and that’s really disappointing, but if making the trip there isn’t a problem then this is the best gym membership you can get.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Indulge in the North Indian themed ‘Delhi Bound’ at Harbour Court, The Kingsbury.

Ambience This restaurant offers a sophisticated yet warm ambience, with soft lighting. The bright colored

Highlights Kamu

Caterers for your events 2024

Written by Fathima Rukaiya, When planning an event, finding the perfect catering spot can be

Highlights Kamu

Top Burger Joints of 2024

Written by Fathima Rukaiya, Who doesn't adore a juicy, mouthwatering burger? But finding the ideal

Highlights Kamu

Ramada Colombo: Break Your Fast in Style with a Luxurious Iftar

Written by Shamrina CIt’s that holy month of the year again for all Muslims around

Highlights Kamu

A blissful evening at The Sheraton Colombo

https://www.tiktok.com/@yamusrilanka/video/7350182026114338050 Nestled in the heart of Colombo, the Sheraton Colombo hotel epitomizes luxury and sophistication.

Highlights Kamu

Iftar delights at The Banyan, Heritance Negombo

Iftar delights at The Banyan, Heritance Negombo Written by Fathima Rukaiya, Mad Dogs Bodega, Banyan

Highlights Kamu


Introducing ‘Forever Starts Here’—the Wedding Campaign Brought to you by Hilton Hotels in Sri Lanka.

Seize the moment and say 'I do' to selected wedding packages before the end of


Handheld Achieves Significant Gaming Performance Improvements Through New BIOS and GPU Drivers

Up to 150% increase in gaming performance The gaming performance of the Claw significantly improved


RTC Magic Million Cup promises racing excitement

The Magic Million Cup 2024, hosted by RTC Nuwara Eliya, and powered by HPSL is


Layards Wharf by Food Studio opens its doors with exclusive dining experience for guests

Food Studio proudly introduces its third food court at Havelock City Mall, offering a distinctive


Royal Turf Club Nuwara Eliya Governor’s Cup showcased exciting wins

The hills of Nuwara Eliya came alive to the cheers as jockeys vied for winning


Hayleys Leisure Training Academy Celebrates Its Second Graduation Ceremony at Amaya Lake, Dambulla

The Hayleys Leisure Training Academy, a pioneering initiative by Hayleys Leisure, held its second graduation


Yamu Guide.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Shirohana

by Fathima Rukaiya, Mother's Day, a special occasion to honor mothers and motherhood, is celebrated

Highlights Yamu Guide

Steak Bar: A Grand Sunday Brunch at Kingsbury, Colombo

Written by Shamrina C Welcome to the ultimate brunch experience! Nestled in the heart of

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

By Fathima Rukaiya Are you trying to find the perfect way to show your special

Highlights Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Written by Fathima Rukaiya The season of love is upon us once more, and opinions

Highlights Yamu Guide

Romantic Dinner and High Tea date spots for Valentine’s Day  2024

Written by Shamrina C 1. Via Torino Indulge in a fine dining exclusive 3-Course meal

Highlights Yamu Guide

BYOB Bliss: 16 Places to you can Bring Your Own Bottle!

Written by Shamrina C 1. Giovannis Indulge in Italian flavors, grooving music, pet friendly, and

Highlights Yamu Guide