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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby Formosa Fitness » 28 Jan 2012, 09:14

mabagal wrote:I just signed up last night with the new Fitness Factory in the NEO 19 complex, underneath Barcode, and I went this morning. Despite the location and a number of fufu-ish features, it's set up to just let you get down to business. They have a ton of Iron Grip style (hexagonal, rubber) free weights and an actual squat rack, the only minus being no kettle bells.


Why don't you request them and mention Kettlebell Taiwan: kettlebell.com.tw

We'd be happy to sell them some. We even have a discount package for a set. Let me know if you need contact info.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby mabagal » 29 Jan 2012, 02:49

Formosa Fitness wrote:
mabagal wrote:I just signed up last night with the new Fitness Factory in the NEO 19 complex, underneath Barcode, and I went this morning. Despite the location and a number of fufu-ish features, it's set up to just let you get down to business. They have a ton of Iron Grip style (hexagonal, rubber) free weights and an actual squat rack, the only minus being no kettle bells.


Why don't you request them and mention Kettlebell Taiwan: kettlebell.com.tw

We'd be happy to sell them some. We even have a discount package for a set. Let me know if you need contact info.


Hey that's not a bad idea, I'll put in a request once I've built some rapport with some of the staff. It's only my second time there. :)

I've actually thought about just rigging up my own t-handle from plumbing parts and bringing that in my gym bag to throw their plates on and do the basic two-handed swing. Might get some weird looks, but whatever.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby Formosa Fitness » 29 Jan 2012, 08:58

mabagal wrote:
Formosa Fitness wrote:Why don't you request them and mention Kettlebell Taiwan: kettlebell.com.tw

We'd be happy to sell them some. We even have a discount package for a set. Let me know if you need contact info.


Hey that's not a bad idea, I'll put in a request once I've built some rapport with some of the staff. It's only my second time there. :)

I've actually thought about just rigging up my own t-handle from plumbing parts and bringing that in my gym bag to throw their plates on and do the basic two-handed swing. Might get some weird looks, but whatever.


More than likely you'll get told you couldn't use that there since it's not their equipment. And you wouldn't be able to do anything other than swing with that anyway. Snatch, clean and press, etc. would be impossible.

Their trainers from down south had asked about getting kettlebells and some training to use them a little while ago so they might just need a nudge or two from clients to make it happen. You could print this out and take it to them as well: http://tw.nextmedia.com/applenews/artic ... D/20111116

It was our kettlebell workout getting featured in Apple Daily. That should help. :)
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby ushneb » 31 Jan 2012, 04:12

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ushneb wrote:I'm still looking for a facility that has bumper plates for oly lifts. For some reason I can't find anything. Perhaps I'm using the wrong terms or something. I found a bunch of stuff about weightlifting competitions in Taiwan but nothing about actual training facilities. Been really getting into oly lifts the past 4-5 months. As it is now, I'm still under performing for my size. Just need more repetition, repetition, repetition.


You can stop looking. :) No commercial facility in all of Taiwan except ours has bumper plates. I had them special ordered.

As for a facility with bumper plates, squat racks, kettlebells, etc. with a open gym policy, stay tuned. :)


I'll definitely swing by when I'm Taiwan to say hi. :)
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby Formosa Fitness » 31 Jan 2012, 08:51

Great! All are welcome. Will keep everyone posted.
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby DesertSpider » 03 Feb 2012, 20:20

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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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby Formosa Fitness » 04 Feb 2012, 19:36

To my knowledge there aren't any. I'm a member of a smaller gym popular in Taipei but it isn't a powerlifting gym by any stretch of the imagination.

But if you're looking for a place with power racks, Olympic weights, Prowlers, bands, etc. then we will be the place to be. April 1st is the date. 80+ pings here we come. :)
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby DesertSpider » 05 Feb 2012, 11:54

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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby jonathan.wh.lee » 21 Mar 2012, 03:44

anyone know of any good weight lifting gyms in Zhongli, Taiwan???
I know there is a world gym, but anyone know of any others??
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Re: Fitness Centres in Taiwan.

Postby CoolStoryBro » 03 Jun 2012, 10:18

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! :)
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