Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dirt Cheap Gym

You know how these fancy gyms charge a great deal of money for a year's membership? When I think about it, it surprises me how I could have wasted a whole bunch of money going to some commercial gym where all they have are bloody weight machines.

As I've mentioned before, I recently trained with Kasey Brown for two sessions. I didn't have a gym membership, so we went to a 'Gym Rakyat' in Bangsar. It's only RM2 per entry. Dirt cheap. Sure, the equipment have seen better days but they're still functional. And there is a shower room you can use after you've done your workouts.

The people who frequent the gym are okay as well. At least they didn't give me funny looks or what not. I was given funny looks by the fucking trainers at the gym I used to frequent before I started training at home.

But still, I do believe that everyone has to start somewhere. For me, I started going to a commercial gym first before 'going indie'. For some people it may be a different story altogether. What matters is that we try to be a better version of ourselves.


HLiza said...

For obvious financial reason I have to forget gyms..Perak donesn't have public gym kot..tak cari lagi. Now depending on my discipline again..

(Have you deleted yr other blog?)

Aizan Suhaira said...

Hliza: Since your goal is fat loss, I don't think you need to go to the gym actually. Maybe later on... but not now.

(I haven't deleted it. I gave you an invite to view it. Did you not get an email notification?)

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Su-Lyn said...

Ooh, where's the Gym Rakyat in Bangsar??

Aizan Suhaira said...

Su-Lyn, do you know where Kompleks Sukan Bangsar is? It is actually right in there. The kompleks sukan itself is in the taman perumahan near Bangsar Village. Unfortunately I can't remember the exact street name already. It's been a while since I last set foot there.

Su-Lyn said...

Yes, I remember the old sports complex! From when I was a kid! :D I'll have to swing by to check that place out -- it's been 20 years since I was there. Fingers crossed that they have a squat rack...!


Aizan Suhaira said...

Last I checked they don't have a squat rack but they do have squat stand. The equipment there is pretty ancient but serves its purpose.

My only reservation is you might feel uncomfortable going there alone because the types who go there are the typical hardcore bodybuilder kind. But if you could 't care less, then more power to you!