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Postby tinymeanie » Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:16 pm

:D Hello there! am looking for a good gym here to start some fitness regime. Checked on the website and chanced upon Pure Fitness website... It seems grand, and saw that they have just newly opened a new club at Asia Square?? Looks cool with indoor running track and even an endless pool? Never seen something like that before!

Anyone been there in yet to take a look? Where is Asia Square and how do I get to the gym?? Could I just pop in to have a tour, or even a trial workout??

Please advise! Thx..

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Postby nburge » Mon, 27 Feb 2012 1:27 pm

I've just been in there to check it out - it looks good. I am about to start another topic to look at the pricing plans they have set up too.

It's quite a big club, with a range of different stuff inside that's cool. There's an MMA ring, some Olypic lifting platforms, a running track etc - a bit different to the other gyms in the area and better (in my opinion).

Lots of classes and stuff if that's your thing (I don't use that stuff so no idea what the schedule is like).

The opening offer from the saleswoman was $100 sign up fee and $150 per month thereafter - minimum of 12 month commitment to it. You can also go on a "pay per use basis" but they want $50 a visit!!! :o

Asia Square is the new Citigroup tower - it's just off the junction of Shenton Way and Raffles Quay (opposite Lau Pa Sat).

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Postby tinymeanie » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:49 pm

nburge wrote:I've just been in there to check it out - it looks good. I am about to start another topic to look at the pricing plans they have set up too.

It's quite a big club, with a range of different stuff inside that's cool. There's an MMA ring, some Olypic lifting platforms, a running track etc - a bit different to the other gyms in the area and better (in my opinion).

Lots of classes and stuff if that's your thing (I don't use that stuff so no idea what the schedule is like).

The opening offer from the saleswoman was $100 sign up fee and $150 per month thereafter - minimum of 12 month commitment to it. You can also go on a "pay per use basis" but they want $50 a visit!!! :o

Asia Square is the new Citigroup tower - it's just off the junction of Shenton Way and Raffles Quay (opposite Lau Pa Sat).



Hey nburge, thanks for your feedback! Will most likely want to pop by soon to take a look. So can I just walk in, or do I need to register somewhere for an appointment? Ohh.. those equipments that you mentioned like running track, MMA boxing ring, these are free to be used by any one? Do I need a trainer around?? How about the swimming pool??


Is Asia Square walkable distance from Raffles MRT? Is the gym obvious to find, or how do I get there?

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Postby nburge » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 1:13 pm

Raffles Place is the closest MRT, I'd call it walking distance but if you're local you might not think so ;)

Head out of the MRT, take a left, then walk all the way through to One Raffles Quay. Once there head out of the building and down toward Shenton Way. You'll go past Lau Pa Sat, then when you get to the apartment block at the top of shenton way (big gold building, pub at the corner called Bank) take a left. Asia Square is the building behind that. There's a reception for Citigroup there who can give you directions - it's on the 6th floor but you don't get in via the front entrance.

No idea about the pool - I didn't look. I live over the road so don't really need it. I'm waiting for confirmation that you can do Olympic lifts on the Olympic lifting platforms (you'd need training, and Singaporeans seem to have a thing where they want the gym to sound like a library), but the other stuff looks like you should be able to use it whenever. Not sure what you'd do in the MMA ring without someone to punch/kick though.

There are loads of other gym options in Singapore though - I'm not sure I'd make a big effort to go out of my way and come to this one. It's expensive, and the only reason it would be worth the money for me is so I can use the Olympic lifting platforms (they are few and far between in any gym).

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Postby madaboutplastic » Tue, 06 Mar 2012 8:04 pm

i was there recently also.

initially i made a phonecall to enquire about the rates. Man that girl was stupid. first she asked for my number, then asked if i stay/work around cbd area. then she insisted that i must go down to the asia square branch because they have "many" packages even though i told her im only keen on 12 mths commitment.

In the end i went there, she use her ipad and showed only one rate. admin = $100, per mth = $148 for 12 mths. this price i think only for one location

my office is close to laupasat yet i find it pain in the arse to find the place. have to walk up the escalator to second floor or take a side lift. then at 2nd floor change to another lift to find the place. lift is not fast.

view is nice esp spinning class area overlooking sea. but no swimming pool except for a small tub that they call "infinity pool" which generates current like resistance for an idiot to waddle in it.

indoor running track is an insult to serious athletes. track was occupied by cones etc. its abt 50m. u cant jog distance.. u cant do sprints..

has only 2 locations in singapore. not many people. cant do any networking.
some trainers have gorilla shoulders and the same sales girl whom insisted me to go down to discuss abt the rates has a fat ass. totally not inspiring. only good thing is the place is quiet and because it is new, its clean.

i hate it when sales peeps at fitness clubs insist on what they want to sell rather than listen and give out information to what customers want.
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Postby tinymeanie » Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:35 am

Nburge thanks for the directions! Finally made and found my way there over the weekends :D .. indeed its not that easy to find but the reception staffs were quite helpful in directing me to the lift that leads to the gym directly. Wow the place is huge and clean and I like that it is not noisy! Thought it was quite cool have never seen a running track within a gym, saw the boxing cage and swimming pool too.. Not sure how to really use them but I guess we can get the trainers to teach you how to use it?? Hope there’s no extra charge involved???

Might go there again soon to try out the classes and the equipments first :wink:

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Postby refugees » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 4:55 pm

mada

actually, u dont need to go up to 2nd fl to take the lift, as u can take the lift from 1st fl

the track is not exactly for running, is more for shutter run, warm up, resistance run, lunges etc.

the thing i like abt the gym is not crowded even during lunch (for time being), n i dont really go there for networking, so it suit me

as for the PT, they r quite helpful n friendly, n dont try to sell u package. In fact, after the complimentary trial, im surprised the PT didnt even try to sell me PT package.

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Postby nburge » Sat, 14 Apr 2012 2:25 pm

There's lots of different stuff there, and it's a particularly good gym if you're into Olympic weightlifting or generally know what you're doing in the gym. I've seen a lot of personal trainers getting people to mess about on vipr plastic pipes and do other pretty worthless stuff whilst in there. I guess that's no different to any other commercial gym though.

My feeling is that it's an expensive gym with lots of flashy equipment to encourage people to sign up, but unless you know what you're doing you are unlikely to make full use of that equipment. I haven't seen any PT in there who has taught someone how to do a proper exercise using the free weights - mostly it's shockingly bad form. I can't comment on the boxing/MMA PT's though, as I don't know anything about that sport. Similarly the running track seems to be somewhere to do "functional" stuff like sled drags and shuttle runs, and is probably a good change for people used to just running on the Hamster wheel.

It's also filling up more and more - mornings are still OK, but evenings are quite busy. The weekends too have become significantly more busy in the past month.

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Postby tinymeanie » Thu, 19 Apr 2012 5:37 pm

Finally managed to squeeze some time out to try out the classes and equipment over the weekend! Had quite a good burn-out on Saturday, it has been a long while.. The instructors and trainers are also quite nice and helpful in guiding me how to use some equipment and the posture I should have. I guess if members ask and need help, the PT will be happy to guide…

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Postby madaboutplastic » Thu, 19 Apr 2012 7:33 pm

i think ure just trying to promote the place. oh well.. maybe the place really desperately need one.

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Postby nburge » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 1:02 pm

I'm not, I'd rather the place stayed less busy!

Not sure that anyone would join this gym unless they live in the area or work in Asia Square. I've seen a few Cali fitness refugees turning up from further afield though, so maybe I'm wrong.

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Postby madaboutplastic » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 9:31 am

nburge wrote:I'm not, I'd rather the place stayed less busy!

Not sure that anyone would join this gym unless they live in the area or work in Asia Square. I've seen a few Cali fitness refugees turning up from further afield though, so maybe I'm wrong.



that post wasnt targetted at u. :)

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Postby RobertS » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 4:44 pm

I dunno about Pure Fitness,

But I would avoid Fitness First (maybe fusionopolis and one george are ok).

and definately California Fitness they are the worst of the worst.

May be a "boutique Gym"?

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Postby Sjstork » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:10 pm

Had a look around 2 days ago and was v.impressed by the equipment so I joined. The gym is expensive but I've seen and paid for more expensive places back in London.

It really depends on your budget and your approach to training. If you're quite serious about it, know (somewhat) what you're doing but don't want to fork out $$$$s for one of those instructor-only gyms, it's probably a good shout.

If you just want a place with some free weights, resistance machines and cardio equipment, then there are plenty of cheaper gyms I think will fit the bill.

For me, I fell in love when I saw the Olympic platforms (why more gyms do not have those I will never understand), functional fitness area and 'running track', which is more like a shuttle track.

Everyone seemed friendly but can't comment on standard of PT as tomorrow will be my first day using the facility, will report back what I think but as I say I have joined and am in it for the long haul.
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Postby Aiiooo » Mon, 22 Oct 2012 6:08 pm

Good to be constantly exercising, keeping fit and healthy.. You can do simple workouts or go for a run around parks during the weekends :) Need not necessarily go to gyms of fitness centres..?
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