Has anyone been to Hosa Fitness on Zhonghua East st. Sec. 2 in Tainan? I live right next door to it and I think I'm going to get a membership there. I haven't seen any reviews about it, though, and they don't have a trial membership option to let me try it out and see if I like it. Is it possible to convince a gym to let you do a one-off trial workout to see how you like it before you make a decision? It's not the nicest gym ever, but it has a well-stocked free weights section and it's literally a 2-minute walk from my house, and it also does short-term memberships with no joining fee, so it's got pretty much everything I need. There are a couple of significant things I noticed there that I didn't like (the assisted pullup machine sucks, and it's in an airless basement with a bit of a moldy smell, so it's not a particularly pleasant environment), which is why I'm a little hesitant about choosing to sign a contract with Hosa. I'm having some difficulty deciding because I've been working out at Fitness Factory on a trial membership and I really, really like it, but it's not as close to home and involves more fees and longer commitments (I'm only planning to stay in Tainan for 3-4 months, so I'd likely be selling my membership or canceling it at an 80% refund rate). So while the workouts at Fitness Factory will be more enjoyable, the membership process will be much more painful. So I guess I have several questions:
1) anyone have reviews of Hosa Fitness? Is it pretty much "what you see is what you get", or are there surprises that I should know about?
2) how hard is it to cancel or sell an unfinished membership? Are there all kinds of hidden strings attached, or is it relatively simple?
3) Anything else I might need a heads-up about for gyms in Tainan?