Not sure if everyone remembered my post about gyms in Japan? Well, I’ve just signed up for gym, and I’ll be making my way down soon to a healthier me!
Here’s why I actually signed up for JoyFit 24 instead of the other gyms in Japan.
- Cost wise, it is definitely affordable, and because I had the company’s benefit card, the cost was like a 1,000 yen cheaper.
- Location wise, there are many outlets throughout Japan, and they even had outlets in China and Taiwan! But… there is a down point which I will discuss later.
- 24 hour gym! Which means I can go anytime!
Well, my criteria for choosing a gym is simple:
- Not too far away from the station if it is not near my house
- Something that is not too expensive
- Has most of the equipment that I used to use in Fitness First
Well, there are a few things that didn’t spark joy for me.
- You got to pay for your own water!
- If you use the facilities at another gym outlet more than the outlet you signed up at, you will be transferred to the outlet you frequently use!
- No tattoos
Let me further elaborate on the above 3 points.
- The water, you have to pay for it, and even if you pay for it, you will need to buy their water bottle. Not sure about the other gyms, but JoyFit requires you to buy their water bottles. Thank goodness there was a promotion (free bottles if you sign up for the water service) going on for newcomers. So I signed up for the water service.
- Unlike Fitness First in Singapore, they do actually do a survey every 2 months to see which outlet you frequent to, and if it happens that the outlet you frequent to is not the outlet you signed up, then they will transfer you to the outlet you frequent to. And the thing is that once they transfer there will be a transfer charge incurred. So, better track the gyms you go!
- As usual, no tattoos because it is Japan.
So, if you’re thinking about joining a gym, do take note of the above.