Our Team

View our Gym Bangarang team of qualified fitness professionals, Champion Muay Thai trainers and more.
Our staff will help you achieve all your fitness goals!


Chris Smith
Chris SmithFitness and Muay Thai Director / Founder
U.S.M.C, Classified, NASM
Chris attended Portland Community College where he completed a diploma in Fitness and Nutrition. Chris has had an interest in Thai Boxing and Fitness for 20+years and founded Gym Bangarang in 2014.

Chris is also a US Marine and was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Nicky Gym Manager - Director
Nicky is Gym Bangarang’s General Manager and oversees the day to day operations of the gym. She can speak Thai, English and Cantonese.

Nicky’s love of Muay Thai started many years ago whilst managing a Bangkok Muay Thai gym. The beautiful gardens of Bangarang are due to Nicky’s love of nature and flowers.

SamSales and Marketing
Samantha (Sam) joined Bangarang Gym in 2015..

Considered a ‘Jack of all trades’, Sam holds qualifications in Graphic Design, Aromatherapy and ESL Teaching. Sam is the first point of contact for guests.


BoatBA Physical Fitness
As our bootcamp trainer, Boat was an ambassador for Kasetsart University’s traditional Muay Thai show where he earned a degree in physical education. Boat’s first love is football, as he played professionally for Chiang Mai and at the university. Second to football is his love of Muay Thai. Today he passes on his passion for Muay Thai to the guests at Gym Bangarang.

TommyCertified Muay Thai Trainer - C Licence | Professional Fighter | Chiang Mai Champion | Isaan Champion
From a small farmland village in Isaan growing sugarcane and rice, Tommy developed a lifelong passion for Muay Thai. He began fighting at 12 years old and has over 300 fights. Tommy is well known throughout Chiang Mai for his “flying knee” technique. His signature Wai Khru dance he performs before each fight is in gratitude and respect to his trainer and mentor “Uncle”. While it is still difficult to bet against Tommy (the bookies know better!) because of his excellent technique and stellar record, he enjoys sharing with others his love for Muay Thai as a certified C- Licence trainer and original Gym Bangarang team member.

BELTS: Isaan Champion x 2 | Chiang Mai Champion x 2

ChampCertified Muay Thai Trainer | Chiang Mai Champion
Champ began training at only 8 years old in his hometown of Kan Janaburi, which was no surprise since his dad was a well known fighter. Champ is a proud member of the Thai Airforce, has completed over 300 fights and was previously awarded “Strongman Fighter” and “Good Fighter” in Anthong province. Champ used his fight winnings to pay for his education and most recently, to purchase a washing machine for his beloved mum. He still fights professionally to this day, is a certified Muay Thai trainer at Gym Bangarang.
BELTS: Chiang Mai Champion 2017
TonBA Physical Education
At only 27 years old, Ton has 20 years of Muay Thai experience. He began his professional career as a temple fighter doing Muay Thai displays. Ton holds a bachelor degree in physical education and works with bootcamp and Muay Thai guests at every skill level. His ability to teach with patience is one of the things our guest love about Ton. When not practicing Muay Thai, Ton enjoys spending time with his younger sister as well as playing football and tennis. He has even referred at the prestigious Chiang Mai University Football Festival.
UncleSenior Trainer
Most know “Uncle” as Tommy’s mentor and trainer. But you may not know that Uncle used to work as a carpenter and started off as a streetfighter in Ratchaburi province. He is a trained champion channel 7 fighter Ong Chai Lung and Ban Sing and started one of Thailand’s only Women’s Muay Thai gym in Chiang Mai. After over one hundred fights and an eye injury, Uncle retired from professional fighting. We celebrate Uncle every year on Thailand’s Father’s Day since he doesn’t know his birthdate and he is well respected at Gym Bangarang.
Teung Senior Muay Thai Trainer
Teung learning Muay Thai since 9 years old. He has had 150+ fights. He became a trainer at 25 working for gyms in Ubon, Pattaya, Bangkok and now Chiang Mai.

MateMuay Thai Trainer
Tob is 25 years old and started learning Muay Thai at 6 years old and became a fighter at 9 years old. He has had 180+ fights which includes Max Muay Thai, Channel 8 on TV and Bangla Stadium in Phuket. He has 10 years experience working in Bangkok Muay Thai gyms and recently retired to become a trainer.

He is the son of Taeng.

Customer Service

PamCustomer Service Executive
Pam graduated from Chiang Mai University with a degree in Hospitality. This enabled her to travel to Korea to work for hotels and in Chiang Mai.

Pam speaks excellent English, Thai and Korean

BeeCustomer Service - Juice Bar



Massage Team

Massage Team
Massage Team
The wonderful massage team providing high quality Thai Massage.


MonHead of Housekeeping