Shanghai Fitness Centre Hopping

Our old fitness centre, Total Fitness on Nanjing Xi Lu, was not bad at the beginning. Sure, they had problems with the volume of the music and I had to get used to men drying their scrotum with a hair dryer, but getting past that, it was ok. That’s Shanghai fitness, I gathered.

A year ago, things started to deteriorate. The DVD players stopped functioning, TV’s became foggy and remote controls went awol.

I know, all these are irrelevant if your part of the Spartan approach to sports but running on a treadmill is hard enough as it is. You’re going nowhere by default, hence some distraction is needed.

We now changed to a new fitness place. Brand new, including swimming pool. You can smell the paint. Having been a member somewhere else will get you a for sure discount as they like to take out the competition.

We bartered a good deal, at least that’s what we think. We got 14 months for the price of 12 plus a discount on the list price.

Let’s hope everything still works in month 15 or we have to move on again.

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3 Responses to “Shanghai Fitness Centre Hopping”

  1. Kel
    January 28th, 2007 23:40

    In China, I try to stay away from membership subscription like fitness centre, spa, massage parlor, beauty saloon. One minute… the establishment is there… another minute… it is gone! Could “disappeared” overnite if you haven’t been visiting it for a while (perhaps back to home country for vacation).

    It happened to my friend’s beauty saloon. :O

  2. Shopgirl
    February 2nd, 2007 19:15

    Jeeez, I really need to start going to the gym!!

  3. Locker Room Logic in Shanghai | Shanghai China Snippets
    March 26th, 2007 04:25

    It’s quiet in the fitness centre, not more then 5 people (men and women). …

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