[quote=“jinjunwei”][quote=“CaliDude”][quote=“jinjunwei”][quote=“CaliDude”][quote=“jinjunwei”][quote=“CaliDude”]I am a 24 Hour Fitness member in the U.S.
It sucks to know that California Fitness got bought by World Gym.
So, besides the Sports Centers run by the city, where else can I work out for cheap when I visit Taipei?
Thanks in advance for any answer.[/quote]
I was in the same boat. It was nice to be able to use Cali’s gym for free while in Asia. Some of us 24 members pay more per year than the locals in Asia do per month. Go figure. The Tai-Da gym is cheap. The cheapest gyms are the public fitness centers run by the city government. A few people have written about them previously on this thread. Taipei gym isnt too bad either but is pretty crowded.[/quote]
You mean, “Some of us 24 members pay LESS per year than the locals in Asia do per month”?
I just called around and found out how expensive it is for a short-term gym membership.
World gym at Taipei Station-- 1-time use for NT$650; 1-month for NT$3500
Taipei gym at Ximen-- 10 times for NT$2000; 1-month for NT$2500
Do they sound right? I am a bit enraged by the high prices, considering how much average people make in Taiwan and how little I pay for my membership in the US. Dealing with gym salespersons kinda reminds me of dealing with car or Lasik salespersons. All the prices are so inflated and negotiable. (Yes, I put car sale and Lasik sale in the same category based on my own experiences. And yes, even Lasik is negotiable because I did it before.)
OK, enough for the ranting. Some people said that the public fitness centers are always crowded with the machines not being well maintained. So, what should I do? … LOL.[/quote]
Forgot to add, the Tai-Da gym charges 5K for 6 months. Not sure if that is too long.[/quote]
Thanks for the info. No, I am not staying that long, only for less than 1 month.[/quote]
Cools. Well… not too many other options tho. Body weight workouts or… just rough it until you’re back. Funny… I am actually in Cali for a few interviews and lucky for me, there is a 24 fitness right now the road [/quote]
Yeah, if I can’t find a gym to work out at, I can always do body weights workouts and some cardio. If not, it’s always good to take a break anyway.