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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby Robotea » 03 Jun 2012, 12:21

Anyone have any insight or experience with the Taipei Xinyi Sports Center? I checked out the weights floor twice - once in the morning and the 2nd time in the evening. It was pretty packed in the evening, but I was able to get a decent work out within an hour.

I've been doing crossfit for about a year and I miss the hell out of it right now. I might have to stop by Formosa Fitness to get my fix in. Right now, I'm just doing body weight wods at the local school.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby Formosa Fitness » 04 Jun 2012, 10:32

Robotea wrote:Anyone have any insight or experience with the Taipei Xinyi Sports Center? I checked out the weights floor twice - once in the morning and the 2nd time in the evening. It was pretty packed in the evening, but I was able to get a decent work out within an hour.

I've been doing crossfit for about a year and I miss the hell out of it right now. I might have to stop by Formosa Fitness to get my fix in. Right now, I'm just doing body weight wods at the local school.


Well if you like a certain workout then why not support a place that goes out of its way to buy that kind of equipment and bring it here? You'll get stared at like you're bizarre over there while at our place, you'd not only fit right in but you might learn a thing or two since everyone works out like that at our place.

Seriously, we'd love to have you!
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby Robotea » 04 Jun 2012, 11:23

Formosa Fitness wrote:
Robotea wrote:Anyone have any insight or experience with the Taipei Xinyi Sports Center? I checked out the weights floor twice - once in the morning and the 2nd time in the evening. It was pretty packed in the evening, but I was able to get a decent work out within an hour.

I've been doing crossfit for about a year and I miss the hell out of it right now. I might have to stop by Formosa Fitness to get my fix in. Right now, I'm just doing body weight wods at the local school.


Well if you like a certain workout then why not support a place that goes out of its way to buy that kind of equipment and bring it here? You'll get stared at like you're bizarre over there while at our place, you'd not only fit right in but you might learn a thing or two since everyone works out like that at our place.

Seriously, we'd love to have you!


Sounds great. I emailed you guys a few months ago prior to me moving here to get additional information. It's a little farther than I hope, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. I look forward to visiting you guys at the end of this month!
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby downtownandrew » 09 Jul 2012, 14:32

DesertSpider wrote:Where are the power gyms in Taipei ?

I'm looking for meathead central, with plates and plates of freeweights, racks full of plates: 45 lb. and 100 lb., real squat racks, chains, dumbbells that start at 2.5 lbs. and end at 150+ lbs., benches for miles, sleds, press machines, hammer strength machines, etc. etc. etc. This is the type of place that passes out steroid samples when you sign up..... (ok, slightly joking there).

Where can I find the place or places where the monsters congregate ?

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IF you want a smelly small gym - theres one at Tai power building exit. I think its exit 4 puts you practically right in front of the store front that is "Muscle" some thing , something... honestly I forget. It is right by the exit just look around the intersection, you wont have to walk far at all. It is in English ( the sign), I didnt join because I checked it out in the Fall and the smell from downstairs was hardcore stank. I can only imagine what its like now in this weather. Its a small gym, but I think it has everything you need. The owner was huge and very nice guy.

I just go to CKS gym... no where near a meathead gym.. its a sad thing too. Lots of noobs doing curls in the squat rack, etc.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby elburro » 15 Jul 2012, 21:45

CoolStoryBro wrote:Hello all,
I just moved back to Taiwan yesterday and am looking for a decent gym with decent price near Xindian. I did a research and found World Gym in the Xindian Location, any reviews or suggestions, as to what to watch out for in terms of looking to sign up for a membership in Taiwan, would be greatly appreciated. I kinda got lazy from reading all the previous pages so I thought I'll get a quicker response here.

Thanks again! :)


You may want to check Energym in Xindian. Used to be a member there when I lived in Xindian. They're above that Carrefour with the driving range on top. I'd only sign up for World Gym if I would go there very often. Gets a bit pricey. Drop-in rate is currently NT650, which is pretty steep when the public gyms offer drop-in at NT50.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby downtownandrew » 19 Jul 2012, 13:45

elburro wrote:You may want to check Energym in Xindian. Used to be a member there when I lived in Xindian. They're above that Carrefour with the driving range on top.


Driving range on top of a building... I need some more details, please.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby elburro » 19 Jul 2012, 14:46

downtownandrew wrote:
elburro wrote:You may want to check Energym in Xindian. Used to be a member there when I lived in Xindian. They're above that Carrefour with the driving range on top.


Driving range on top of a building... I need some more details, please.


Here. That green lawn is on top of a building. It's a driving range. Below it there's a gym. (Or at least there was a gym there when I lived there a few years back)
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby xi_adogah » 19 Jul 2012, 15:11

elburro wrote:
CoolStoryBro wrote:Hello all,
I just moved back to Taiwan yesterday and am looking for a decent gym with decent price near Xindian. I did a research and found World Gym in the Xindian Location, any reviews or suggestions, as to what to watch out for in terms of looking to sign up for a membership in Taiwan, would be greatly appreciated. I kinda got lazy from reading all the previous pages so I thought I'll get a quicker response here.

Thanks again! :)


You may want to check Energym in Xindian. Used to be a member there when I lived in Xindian. They're above that Carrefour with the driving range on top. I'd only sign up for World Gym if I would go there very often. Gets a bit pricey. Drop-in rate is currently NT650, which is pretty steep when the public gyms offer drop-in at NT50.


You sure Energym isn't world gym now? World gym in Xindian is above carrefour, same building you mentioned. I stopped going there a couple of years ago and didn't see any place called energym. Anyway, when I went there it was just under 1,400 NT a month with a year contract. When i signed up i payed 1,600 a month but didn't need a contract for a set period, just went month to month and gave a month's notice when I left. The place is OK. It's not as extensive with the equipment as you would find at a nice gym in the states, but it's got basically everything you need. Weight machines, free weights, benches, an incline and decline bench, dumb bells up to 80 lbs or so. A few squat racks, one of them for free weights. Several treadmills. During the mornings and afternoons it's not too busy, a good time to use whatever you like. Hands down the choice to make if living in Xindian in my opinion.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby elburro » 19 Jul 2012, 21:19

xi_adogah wrote:
elburro wrote:
CoolStoryBro wrote:Hello all,
I just moved back to Taiwan yesterday and am looking for a decent gym with decent price near Xindian. I did a research and found World Gym in the Xindian Location, any reviews or suggestions, as to what to watch out for in terms of looking to sign up for a membership in Taiwan, would be greatly appreciated. I kinda got lazy from reading all the previous pages so I thought I'll get a quicker response here.

Thanks again! :)


You may want to check Energym in Xindian. Used to be a member there when I lived in Xindian. They're above that Carrefour with the driving range on top. I'd only sign up for World Gym if I would go there very often. Gets a bit pricey. Drop-in rate is currently NT650, which is pretty steep when the public gyms offer drop-in at NT50.


You sure Energym isn't world gym now? World gym in Xindian is above carrefour, same building you mentioned. I stopped going there a couple of years ago and didn't see any place called energym. Anyway, when I went there it was just under 1,400 NT a month with a year contract. When i signed up i payed 1,600 a month but didn't need a contract for a set period, just went month to month and gave a month's notice when I left. The place is OK. It's not as extensive with the equipment as you would find at a nice gym in the states, but it's got basically everything you need. Weight machines, free weights, benches, an incline and decline bench, dumb bells up to 80 lbs or so. A few squat racks, one of them for free weights. Several treadmills. During the mornings and afternoons it's not too busy, a good time to use whatever you like. Hands down the choice to make if living in Xindian in my opinion.


I guess World Gym bought the place from Energym. It's probably 5 years since I went there.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby CoolStoryBro » 23 Jul 2012, 00:13

elburro wrote:
xi_adogah wrote:
elburro wrote:
CoolStoryBro wrote:Hello all,
I just moved back to Taiwan yesterday and am looking for a decent gym with decent price near Xindian. I did a research and found World Gym in the Xindian Location, any reviews or suggestions, as to what to watch out for in terms of looking to sign up for a membership in Taiwan, would be greatly appreciated. I kinda got lazy from reading all the previous pages so I thought I'll get a quicker response here.

Thanks again! :)


You may want to check Energym in Xindian. Used to be a member there when I lived in Xindian. They're above that Carrefour with the driving range on top. I'd only sign up for World Gym if I would go there very often. Gets a bit pricey. Drop-in rate is currently NT650, which is pretty steep when the public gyms offer drop-in at NT50.


You sure Energym isn't world gym now? World gym in Xindian is above carrefour, same building you mentioned. I stopped going there a couple of years ago and didn't see any place called energym. Anyway, when I went there it was just under 1,400 NT a month with a year contract. When i signed up i payed 1,600 a month but didn't need a contract for a set period, just went month to month and gave a month's notice when I left. The place is OK. It's not as extensive with the equipment as you would find at a nice gym in the states, but it's got basically everything you need. Weight machines, free weights, benches, an incline and decline bench, dumb bells up to 80 lbs or so. A few squat racks, one of them for free weights. Several treadmills. During the mornings and afternoons it's not too busy, a good time to use whatever you like. Hands down the choice to make if living in Xindian in my opinion.


I guess World Gym bought the place from Energym. It's probably 5 years since I went there.


Thanks for the info guys, I actually went for a 7 day trial at the WorldGym above Carrefour. Wouldn't say great but it was a decent gym, it's got pretty much everything you need to work on different muscle groups, and clean locker room along with shower stalls, hot tub, and sauna. most of the nights are full of people who just got off work so you might have to wait for a bench, but you are free to jump on any machines that you like during noon til 4 or 5ish. I didn't follow through with the 1 year contract simply because I just don't agree with the contract; There wasn't anything like that in Canada where I lived. Anyways, I then have been going to the Taipei Wen Shan Sports centre for 50 bucks an hour. The dumbbells aren't heavy enough but I'll live with it.

On another note, I actually wouldn't mind checking out Formosa fitness and get to know more about it. any chance I can come check it out somtimes this week? I suppose I can just make a call tomorrow but thought I can get a quicker reply here.

Anyways, appreciate your insights! :)
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