I searched a bunch, but most posts I found were pretty old.
I moved recently to Hong Kong and I'm currently living in Mong Kok. I'm awaiting my work visa and possible have another 3-4 weeks to go. I gained a bunch of weight after traveling for so long and not working out properly, so while I have a bunch of free time, I thought it would be a good idea to get ahead before I start working.
I was looking into joining a gym. I don't care how fancy it is, or if it has a swimming pool etc. All I need is some free weights and a treadmill. Running outside in Hong Kong feels kind of impossible.
I went to Cali Fitness, but they quoted me 1,500HK$ for a month membership, which seems insane at just under $200 for a month. I went to Pure Fitness and they said 2,500HK$, which is ridiculous. I tried to barter both times as both me and my girlfriend are going to join, and they seem to tell you different things and different places even though its the same chain, but a different location.
I checked out Franco's Gym and despite the gym equipment looking in terrible condition, I wouldn't of minded. I asked how much it was to join there and he just said "how many personal training sessions do you want??!"
I don't need or want a personal trainer and he said he doesn't allow people to train by themselves... what the? Plus his prices are insane. I understand Hong Kong is expensive, but wow.
I don't mind heading to Prince Edward or Yau Ma Tei to find something. My building doesn't have a gym and we wont move for longer than my visa is going to take. I don't particularly want to commit to a year contract. I'd happily pay a little more if I'm paying monthly vs a year contract. I just want some free weights and a treadmill.
Thanks in advance!