View Full Version : Any good Gym to recommend?
17-06-2005, 02:11 PM
Would appreciate if someone in here could help recommend a good gym for first-timers. Preferrably around SJ/USJ areas. Tq :)
17-06-2005, 02:56 PM
if u are into walking kinda exercise, go to the park behind sjmc...fresh air, green surroundings & great path...it also has exercise poles. Its free here.
if u are into threadmill, pecs developement, go to the modern gym where its aircon environ, nice glam posters and great eye candies (esp if u pick one right behind a good looker) :p Expect to Prepay RMhundreds in admin fee, reg fee, month fee. Check them out in SS16, Sheraton & Holiday Villa.
Me? I potato couch and do mental exercise...and thats tiring enuff :p
In SS13, there is the 3K gym, membership is about RM80-90/mth for very basic facilities.
Fitness First has 2 branches in the area, One at the Tractors Malaysia building next to Subang Parade, and one in USJ Summit. They're very well equipped, expect to pay RM147/mth for a fixed membership in one branch, or RM175 for Passport which avails u to all their 11 gyms in the country + hundreds overseas.
And there's the gyms in Sheraton & H. Villa with competitive costs as FF, and 1 or 2 private ones in Taipan(upstairs of shoplots).
If u are really committed, I'd say go for the FF Passport where u can utilize any of their gyms in the city. Say if u work in KL, then u can go to a gym nearby office after work on weekdays, while on weekends u can use the gyms nearer to home.
I just started gym this yr too, my new year's resolution to keep fit and ward off illnesses that comes with age, hehehe. In SJ/USJ area, I prefer the FF at Summit where the environment is nicer than SJ and I only go to SJ gym if I don't feel like getting stuck at traffic lights near Summit. On weekends I sometimes go to Menara Axis in PJ or The Curve for a change in environment. If u wanna try out the gym, i've got some vouchers for free trial sessions, let me know, no obligations. :)
17-06-2005, 04:48 PM
Thx PJS & Tupai. My intentions are also to keep fit & health reasons. Had been trying to walk around my neighbourhood, but don't seem to see much physical differences.
BTW, I will consider Fitness First coz' that is the only gym I know previously. However, I have heard of muscle injuries caused by wrongly used gym equipment. Heard also about its training methods, either personal coaching or group classes. Are both methods safe & effective at the same time? :confused:
Fitness First provides 3 free personal training sessions to a new member to show them the ropes and proper training techniques. You can sign up for more sessions but they are not cheap.
There are dozens of group exercise classes weekly for advanced as well as beginners(free for members), you can speak to the personal trainers or any of the staff there to help choose the right level for you. Observe once or twice how the Group X is conducted to make sure u are comfortable with it b4 u jump in. :P
Group exercises is very effective to get fit and lose pounds as the instructor and the beautiful bods in the classes provide all the motivation you need, but it can get pretty hectic for a beginner. Personal training is good for developing your fitness based on your needs and level of fitness. You can do both for maximum effectiveness, but be prepared to be really 110% committed if you want to do both. Whereas doing it yourself at your own pace may cause some less than committed souls to get lazy...
In order to prevent injuries you need to learn the correct techniques from the personal trainers and adhere to it. Basically, u need warm up, spend some time on stretching, and then only do the full work out. After completion, cool down and stretch again. Don't try weights that are too heavy for you, train at your won pace and don't try to be competitive with the next person in the gym. Also, read up more on fitness training on the web or in magazines, there are tons of useful info out there.
18-06-2005, 12:09 AM
hey.. check out this page :)
18-06-2005, 02:12 AM
There is gym (not a complete state of the art one) in USJ21, (above the Hyundai, :) I think) show room.
The tel contact number is 012 2681849.
18-06-2005, 03:15 PM
I went up to FF in Menara Axis, the customer officer offered me and my gf rm175 passport (1 year commitment) and RM100 (joining) + RM95 (admin) fees which i haven commit. My priority is to learn yoga which menara axis has a dedicated mind body and soul studio unlike the rest, do you think i can ask them to waive my joining + admin fees and I can still be able to enrol on RM150 monthly without the 1 year commitment contract?
18-06-2005, 10:07 PM
I went up to FF in Menara Axis, the customer officer offered me and my gf rm175 passport (1 year commitment) and RM100 (joining) + RM95 (admin) fees which i haven commit. My priority is to learn yoga which menara axis has a dedicated mind <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=22&k=body%20and%20soul" onmouseover="window.status='body and soul'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">body and soul</a> studio unlike the rest, do you think i can ask them to waive my joining + admin fees and I can still be able to enrol on RM150 monthly without the 1 year commitment contract?
Just joined & checked out FF at SJ. Now there's a promotion (on Father's Day only, ie. tomorrow), where its joining fee of RM100 is waived. If you do not want 1 yr commitment, mthly fee will be RM160 for Home membership & RM190 for Passport. BTW, joining a gym should be a long-term commitment or at least you'll need to continue your workout elsewhere. Hope it helps.
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