9 August 2013
Finally I have some time to share some of my experience in the gym. I know most of you all curious about which gym i joined, and i've received quite an amount of message asking me where i gym. Hmm, If you follow me in instagram or FB, you'll notice that recently I'm having a trial at Celeb'Fitness 1U.
I've been working out there for about 20 days, and I found out that there's quite a few differences between Luxury Gym with those Private Gym.
This is why I am gonna share about what I felt and I believe this can help you to get some advices if you're thinking to sign for some gym for your workout :)
(is purely my personal feelings and experiences. I'm not promoting or depreciating any gym)
For what I've seen in Luxury Gym, here's some GOOD things about it.
- It's very SPACIOUS, you probably can do some 20-30 meters walking lunges in the middle of the gym if you are not SHY hahahaha.
- There's A LOT OF CARDIO MACHINES you can simply pick and "jump" on it and start jogging/cycling for your day.
- You can enjoy SAUNA & STEAMROOM & MIRRORS in the changing room for you to Cam-whore if you want.
- The best thing is, CLASSES. Yoga/cycling/dancing/boxing and etc. These actually good because when you are working out with other people around you, you'll push yourself to keep up and learn how to do some other workout beside just jogging which is boring some times
All of these services you can easily get in any Luxury Gym around KL or M'sia.
Nothing much different between all the Luxury Gym ,the price range is around RM160++
And there's something I dislike about Luxury Gym. So far the my first experience in 1U.
It is kinda unfriendly and demotivating environment for me. Except for the Sales persons, from the service crew, personal trainer or even the manager and people around there is less friendly than people in private gym. Maybe I'm too sensitive or been thinking too much. But one thing I know about in socializing is Good Manner, when people talk to you, asking you, greet to you or even smile at you, just a simple NOD is good enough, just be nice to your customers can you?
What I feel and see about is the Attitude of the people joining Luxury Gym are more like just wanted to adapt to the "TREND" or "LIFESTYLE" since nowadays people do go for gym and if they are not joining gym is outdated. LOL!!! People cares about your EQUIPMENTS/GEARS (what you wearing) more than your working progress and results. Everyone is wearing the latest NEW arrival, gear up full "sets", and end up walking around or sitting there with the phone on the hand. Common mistakes. Workout time 1min, phone time 5mins.....this is not good! *change that habit*
And about the P'Trainers, are they even really pushing you for better results or pushing you to sign more classes or sessions? I'm not saying that I'm a pro. But those workout was like burning very low calories and low intensity. Yes, You can still see results by doing low intensity workout, but what for slowing down progress when you can have faster results? hmmm....maybe i'm too aggressive,LOL!
One last thing is demotivating environment because it's too COMFORTABLE in the Luxury Gym.
You have lots of space to walk around, nice cold air-conditional, and you have your smart phone in your hand which can will eventually wasted more time than you actually working out.
My BF scolded me too whenever i did that.. So, Don't do this mistake. just FOCUS & FOCUS!
By the end of the day, I still prefer private gym. (maybe I should have to try other gym too)
But so far for my past experience in private gym, the number 1 thing I like about is MOTIVATIONS.
Everyone inside private gym is like pushing to their limits toward their goals. It's so tense even when you see some really obesity people can keep jogging, rest and jog again for few times until they FINISH their routine, RESPECT them.
People inside private gym are more SUPPORTIVE as they will come and help you to lift or protect you from hurting yourself. 80% or my knowledge I learn from the people in private gym as they will TEACH & GUIDE you the proper ways to achieve your goals :)
It might be kinda pack because private gym have to squeeze in machines for people to workout.
But this is a positive thing for me because I won't have much time for my "iPhone" to Instagram.
When you finished machine A, the machine B - C - D just few feet away. You won't have time to rest that much and you will PUSH yourself for better results.
Bad thing about private gym, most of the private gym got no sauna/steam room. No air-con. No additional classes. Average private gym cost you about RM5-8 per entry or RM60-80 per month.
By paying additional RM100 plus for sauna/steam room, air-con and classes, you can give a shot if you think is worth it :)
SO, what time of gym i should join?????
Most people sign up for gym is because of the "mood" (一时冲动) and end up wasting money like I did before because is auto credit once you SIGN UP! For those who really LIKES about joining yoga or other classes(which i think is the only thing really good) you can consider to join Luxury Gym.
Or if you are really really stay/work very very NEARBY to Luxury Gym, you should join. Because you won't like to drive for 20-30 minutes just to hit the gym and drive back. You'll started to hate gym. LOL!
For "emotional" person, I suggest you give a try for private gym for few times. You can go for those close to your home, paying few Ringgit per entry. Workout for 1hour and ciao.....When you really wanted for more services and really can commit to gym, then only you sign up for any gym you want.
Conclusions, Don't join gym because of "mood" , "trend" , "lifestyle" or for the sake of just joining it.
You won't last long by just showing "equipments" or how "trendy" you are. You may end up wasting money unless you have too much money to spend. No point showing off lifestyle or "NEW ARRIVAL" because by the end of the day. WE WANT RESULTS!!! WE wanted to look good not just with "NEW ARRIVAL" !!! We wanted to look super good in shape in front of the mirror even we are without our clothes on!! hahahhaha!! Agreee?
Alright, That's all for today! Thank you for reading (*^o^*)
Hope my experiences can help you in deciding which or what kinda of gym you should JOIN
(ps: 纯属个人意见, think twice, make wise decision and ENJOY workout!! )
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