California Fitness Hot
One of the pioneers of the Mega Gym concept in Asia, California Fitness gyms are fitted with world class exercise equipment They also conduct various fitness classes and courses.
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 2 user(s)
I was a member of California Fitness for 2 years back in 2012 and I must say I was thoroughly impressed with the whole experience. I'm not going to say anything about the price tag because everyone knows that gym membership prices are crazy.
My favourite thing about the gym was the classes available. They've got a huge range of classes like yoga, zumba, body combat, ballet flow, street dance just to name a few. The instructors are also really enthusiastic and friendly and it just makes the whole experience of working out a lot of fun.
The machines are all kept in tip top condition and all work really well and smoothly. They also have a whole lot of different machines so you'll be able to work whichever part of your body you want to. I usually used the treadmill and they easily have 20 treadmills so you won't have to wait which can really disturb the flow when you're working out.
Even the shower facilities are fabulous with a sauna and steam room in both the male and female bathrooms and a constant supply of hot water. Needless to say, the bathrooms are kept clean and spotless at all times. All around, gymming here was always a great experience.
Great equipment & locations but not so great trainers
I have been a member of California Fitness for close to 3 years. I am mostly satisfied with their services and the quality of their equipment. The equipment are kept in reasonably good condition with minimal rust and wear and tear. This was the most important factor as I remember some of their competitors having weights which flaked rust off on me while I was lifting them.
Their bath and locker rooms are also great. Soup, hot water, towels and dryers are provided. The locker rooms also have strategically placed mirrors. Nothing like looking at the mirror after an hour of pumping iron and seeing a noticeable boost to your muscles to motivate you to keep coming back.
The services of their staff, however, leaves something to be desired. You get a complimentary training session with their gym instructors after signing up. Don't be too happy though. After the training session, you will be trapped for almost another hour as they try all ways and means to convince you to sign up with them. To be honest, I thoroughly enjoyed the training session with the trainer. What stopped me from signing up was my observation of other trainers during my session. While my trainer gave me 100% attention, other trainers were talking among themselves or looking rather disinterested while coaching their clients. I couldn't help but wonder if I would receive the same once I had paid the fees.