Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Celebrity Gym: Penang

This new and modern gym is situated on the top floor of Gurney Plaza on the opposite side of the mall to the multiplex cinema. It is very well equipped with both aerobic and exercise machines together with free weights. The gym is nicely laid out and there seems to be plenty of equiment of each type. Many of the machines have screens in front of them allowing you to amuse yourself while burning off the calories.

In addition to the wide selection of equipment there is a section set aside for 'led' cycle fitness where a trainer leads the group for some heavy duty fat burning. There is also a studio which hosts a wide programme of instructed classes each week, including Tai Chi, dance, general fitness etc etc. The changing rooms are well laid out with ample numbers of lockers and there is a sauna and steam room as well as the obvious showers etc.

Price wise I thought the rates quite reasonable. RM 696 per year, absent any promotions etc, for full access (e.g. from when the gym opens until it closes every day). At the time I went there was a promotion on with full access costing RM 463 and half access (from midday until 10pm IIRC) costing a mere RM 383. If you are local to Gurney Plaza or are there on a regular basis such that this gym is not out of your way I think it would be an excellent option with many gyms of this type costing as much to join for a month in the UK!!! I'd like to thank May for taking the time to talk me through the various options and also for giving me some further insights as to what to expect from Penang nightlife and the best places to go in town.

NB: Sadly, as of September 2012, this gym has closed down.

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