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    Quote Originally Posted by bm626:
    I know this gym, Shri. It's quite tiny. I don't think you can fit 15 trainees in their gym at the same time. Their gym has good facilities tho.
    I work right across the road from Mike's gym.

    Have you tried training after work?
    Too brain dead... us older lot just want to go home and sleep, esp me, given that I am usually up at 5/6AM.

    Anyways, I'm probably not your demographic. Take things I say with a pinch of salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredHK:
    I used to feel this way until I started using California and Physical where I would often find needles, used condoms and feces in the showers. Physical staff recently caught a guy pulling off Aaron Kwoks advert off the wall and taking it into the showers to jerk off to. Its probably not as nasty on the HK side but i would rather shower at home
    Serious? WTF!
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    Where can I find these new small gyms in Jordan/TST area? I personally might not mind lack of showers, if they are close enough to my home and their opening time fits my preferences.


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    These are some of them but be warned that they are all started by ex California staff so very likely to be a scam. Performance is already on the consumer councils radar and has been on the news a few weeks ago.

    Many of these smaller gyms ask you to buy personal training sessions 20K or more and offer free use of the gym with no immediate expiry on the sessions (to be used within 10 Years) . However a few months after people join, they change the rules and put in a 3 month expiry. I recommend using the $180 pm deal at the Kowloon Park Gym instead.


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    I work odd hours when in HK and usually finish around 0200. Early mornings work best for me.

    Last edited by JaredHK; 23-01-2017 at 06:37 PM.

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    Performance has opened recently in TST (Chatham Rd South). Their sales /fitness staff look well dodgy - I wouldn't touch the place with a very long barge pole. However, what I found a little funny was that the sales staff went around the corner to have a fag break in-between leafleting pedestrians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    Performance has opened recently in TST (Chatham Rd South). Their sales /fitness staff look well dodgy - I wouldn't touch the place with a very long barge pole. However, what I found a little funny was that the sales staff went around the corner to have a fag break in-between leafleting pedestrians.
    Yeah that's the one. Apparently they take payment upfront for classes etc but they cancel them because the instructors call in sick. Some members claim its a scam to cut costs as their classes are empty and they don't want to pay for an instructor.. All the staff are from Calif TST and MKK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredHK:
    Google
    Alive Fitness
    High Times Fitness
    Performance Fitness
    @orel100x
    These are some of them but be warned that they are all started by ex California staff so very likely to be a scam. Performance is already on the consumer councils radar and has been on the news a few weeks ago.

    Many of these smaller gyms ask you to buy personal training sessions 20K or more and offer free use of the gym with no immediate expiry on the sessions (to be used within 10 Years) . However a few months after people join, they change the rules and put in a 3 month expiry. I recommend using the $180 pm deal at the Kowloon Park Gym instead.
    I head a mental picture in mind of a small gym with weight lifting equipment, which would be rather cheap. I won't buy any training sessions and such.

    Kowloon park is definitely an option, I already go there in the mornings to exercise on the free "fitness path".

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    1) As titled, would you to travel to Kowloon (potentially Lai Chi Kok or Kwun Tong) from HK Island just for a proper WL gym?

    Nope. My gym choice is dictated first by proximity.

    2) How much would you pay for the this approx. 1600 sq. ft. gym monthly? (Price range would be sufficient)

    If it was a properly outfitted gym with good equipment, space and not stupidly crowded, probably just under Pure prices.

    3) Does a shower room really matter to you (when you go to this type of gym, not your local fancy PF)?

    If it was air conditioned and was geared purely towards powerlifting/weightlifting vs cardiobunny stuff, a shower would be completely unimportant to me.


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    Much as I like the idea, I don't think that gym preferences here favour a black iron gym. The percentage of gym goers who do this kind of lifting seems to be minuscule.


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    1) I wouldn't mind since my current gym is at Kwun Tong. LCK seems pretty good as well.

    2) $300~600

    3) It's best if you have but if you don't have, it limits the people coming in the morning.

    I had tried working out in the morning and night. The shower room is essential for the morning session. I would be interested to see how this pans out.


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