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California Fitness or Planet Fitness?

Post by grassjelly » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 4:10 pm

Which would be a better choice? California Fitness or Planet Fitness?

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Post by ksl » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 7:28 am

grassjelly wrote:Which would be a better choice? California Fitness or Planet Fitness?
Planet Fitness have the swimming pool, although I always go for the cheapest.

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Post by jpatokal » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 9:57 pm

They're all the same, go for whichever one is more convenient for you. California Fitness is notorious for their hard-sell tactics, but endure the nego once for a good prepaid package and then tell 'em to go take a hike when they try to upsell.
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Post by EADG » Sat, 25 Nov 2006 11:15 am

I've been quite happy with PF, but not been to CF for a comparison

however there is that reputation that lead to the play on words on the CF name, thought I think it applies only for the Orchard location - thought it was just a rumor but have heard accounts that it's not

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 27 Nov 2006 12:09 am

EADG wrote:however there is that reputation that lead to the play on words on the CF name, thought I think it applies only for the Orchard location - thought it was just a rumor but have heard accounts that it's not
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A better reason not to go to Orchard is that it's really crowded. Haven't had anybody try to come up and drop my soap in the showers at Novena yet...
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Post by EADG » Mon, 27 Nov 2006 10:45 pm

actually the term I've heard from a few different people is even more crude than that!

but I'm not saying.....

thought it was pretty well known
jpatokal wrote:
EADG wrote:however there is that reputation that lead to the play on words on the CF name, thought I think it applies only for the Orchard location - thought it was just a rumor but have heard accounts that it's not
"It makes them look like they're not really men, if you know what I mean."
"No, I don't know what you mean, Ma." George was profoundly bored.
"Well, I mean a little bit on the lavender side." She tittered.
"Oh," he said, "you mean cocksuckers. Some of my best friends are cocksuckers, Ma."
--Illuminatus! Trilogy, Appendix Gimmel


A better reason not to go to Orchard is that it's really crowded. Haven't had anybody try to come up and drop my soap in the showers at Novena yet...

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Post by bxtatic » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 9:48 pm

a lot of the trainers at orchard CF have this sleezey vibe to them... and comment and check out girls aloud in the middle of my former training sessions... bugis is a better location. more low key. although, i must say that i am switching the second my contract with CF is up...

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Post by frostypooh » Sat, 16 Dec 2006 11:49 am

i used to train in Bugis CF, but it's starting to get busy there and you will have to wait for your turn to use the free weights equipment sometimes...

so now that i've started my own gym with my partner, i can train anytime... at my own facility... :D

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Post by huggybear » Fri, 22 Dec 2006 4:06 am

Hello, planning on moving to the Singapore in jan sometime.
do the gyms have monthly lockers and wash your clothes every day? in the states u can have a monthly locker and they provide you a bag where they will wash the clothes you put in to the bag. how much are monthly gym dues? are there any upscale gyms?

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Post by frostypooh » Fri, 22 Dec 2006 9:26 am

Hi h-bear,

Gyms in Singapore generally provide lockers for users for their each visit but not on a monthly basis. And most of all, no laundry services by the gyms... :)

well... at least for my gym, we provide lockers each time a client comes to train, and of course showers and towels are inclusive... just like the rest of they gyms...

In Singapore, you get the choice of the big chains e.g. Planet Fitness or California, Fitness First, or gyms at hotels, or more specialised facility like mine :) Of course monthly dues will vary from the different places... most importantly you have to feel comfortable at the gym and if it suits you :)

Good Luck in the search of your gym and welcome to Singapore

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Post by ClearSky » Sun, 24 Dec 2006 1:46 pm

I was once a member of California Fitness and grew to regret. The problem I had was when my membership expired, they kept on charging me through my Giro. I phoned the organization up to clarify matters and was told that I had to give them notice that I have no intention to continue my membership after my expiration date.

I thought: What is the purpose of an expiration date then if I have to give them notice that I do not wish to pursue a membership after the expiration date is up? Why the hassle?

Like any reputable organization, I assumed, that once your yearly membership is up, you have to renew it if you want to be a member. I learned not with California Fitness. They renewed it automatically for you in the hope of charging you without your notice through your Giro.

Hence, I found California Fitness rather unprofessional. I was charged for six months of membership fee without knowledge. I also wanted to pursue the matter further with CASE but had no time as I was leaving for Australia then on a short notice. I do not know much about Planet Fitness. These days, I just work out in the club gym.
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