Sunday, 2 January 2011

Gym Membership Expired

This story is probably gonna bore you to death, but I'm still gonna post it up to remind me of gym prices, just in case.

My gym membership has expired for 2010, and I don't think I'm gonna renew it for various reasons.

First of all, I don't think I'll have the time to go to the gym on weekdays after work, simply because my gym is located in the heart of the city (Lot 10), and my office has moved to the suburbs. So getting to the gym after work is a hassle, especially since I work late most days. By the time I hit the gym it would already be around 8pm and by the time I reach home it would be about 10.30pm; I'll be completely exhausted by then!

Secondly, the new gym fees are RM149 per month which translates to RM1,788 per year. I could use this money to do lots of other things like investing in unit trusts or buying penny stocks, hehehe. Worst come to worst, I could use the money to travel!

If I ever decide to join a gym again, I would most probably join the spanking new Elements Gym at The G Tower Hotel on Jalan Tun Razak. The hotel gym is open for membership to the public and at the time of enquiry, rates were RM155 per month for a 12-month membership. For new members, there's a RM99 Admin fee and RM250 joining fee. Admin Fees and Joining Fees are meant to drain our hard earned money, but what's best about this gym is there's a 100ft heated infinity pool!

Now that I've decided not to renew my gym membership, the biggest challenge is to maintain my fitness level without hitting the gym regularly. I need to stay fit because I lug a backpack whenever I travel; and it can be tiring if you don't have a certain level of fitness.  

But there's always a way if you put your heart to it. So you'll most probably see more of me in Bukit Gasing on Saturday mornings, or even at the sports complex near my other home on Sunday evenings.

It's not gonna be easy, but heck, if this fails, there's always Elements Gym.


Anonymous said...

I had a bad experience at a gym once, hence I have swore off all gym memberships. I went for a trial gym session, and because that was the first time I was in a gym, I had no idea how some of the machines worked. I wanted to use the treadmill but because they were full, I used this machine that was supposed to exercise your arms, but at that time I did not know how to use it properly.

One of the gym instructors came by, saw me on the machine and started reprimanding me. I was so shocked that I almost dropped the machine. He just said, "Do you know how much these machines cost? We cannot afford for anyone to spoilt them!"

I was so angry because if the machine had fallen on me, I would easily have been injured. Did he think no matter how expensive the machines were, they could compensate for anyone's lives or injuries?

That is why from then on, I never want to take on any gym membership whatsoever. In any case, I don't have the time to go to the gym and taking on a membership will only be wasting my money and won't be utilised.

Julie Lim said...

That's a sucky first time experience at the gym. I can see why you have sworn off gyms now. If it had happen to me, I most probably would have made a complain with the gym manager, blog about it and warn everyone not to go to that gym.

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