Finally, went to Celebrity Fitness at Bangsar Village (II) together with a friend for a free trial last weekend. This outlet is located at the fourth floor of Bangsar Village II.
At the entrance, we were greeted by at least three banners with Amber Chia huge picture. At the left side of the entrance, saw a huge board describing fitness dance classes available at this gym. Friend pointed the nicely done curtain hanging inside the gym.
Met the sales person. As expected, she asked lots of questions with a standard questionnaire – What is your fitness goal? How long have you wanted to join a gym? How did you find out about Celebrity Fitness?
We understood that she was just doing her job, so, we did not give her much trouble. After all, we wanted to get this standard procedure completed soonest possible so that we could really work out. She then brought us around for a tour. We ended up at the first floor sitting next to a studio. I shall come to the sales gimmick at the later part of this article.
With a temporary pass, we went to collect our complimentary towels. Right behind the towel counter are the changing rooms. The male changing room is spacious but it was a bit dark. As pad locks were not provided, we had to use ours.
Like True Fitness, Celebrity Fitness is charging those who want to use shoe lockers too. In case the members have forgotten to pay for the rental, the gym leaves a notice at the locker.
Saw the sauna and steam room. Unfortunately, both were not in working condition.
As usual, I first looked for free weight area whereas my friend went for a dance class. Weights and dumbbells are still new.
Machines meant for upper body are located at first floor, with the exception of few – triceps machine are located at ground floor. Most machines are Life Fitness. Some are Hammer Strength. Definitely top notch machines.
After I finished bench press, I realized that I have sweat a lot. Looked up and saw the air conditioners were blasting. So, what went wrong?The ceiling is not covered with ceiling board or plaster. I thought True Fitness Jaya 33 has the highest ceiling (14 feet), Celebrity Fitness Bangsar Village II has even highest ceiling – about 20 feet ceiling height! Now I know why it is warm. The gym has more volume of air to cool off with 20 feet of ceiling. The number of air conditioners is just not enough. Also, as this place is located at the highest floor, the roof is exposed with the hot afternoon sunlight. Probably, it will not be so warm at night.
Found three studios – one for dance class, one for yoga and pilates and one for RPM. The former two studios are huge but the RPM studio is smaller. After joining the dance class, friend told me that the Brazilian instructor was good.
Celebrity Fitness is probably squeezing Amber Chia to the most by displaying her pictures almost everywhere. The place where I stood to pee in the toilet, I saw all these posters. Actually, True Fitness was doing the same with Elaine Daly before she stopped being the spokesperson.
I scratched my head when I saw this one showing Amber Chia with a pair of boxing gloves. What is the message behind this? Ahem.
The other thing that caught my attention is the personal trainer. Instead of using the typical “Personal Trainer”, “Fitness Instructor”, Celebrity Fitness call them “Rapid Result Coach”. Rapid result? Interesting, not sure it means 1 week or 1 month to see the result.
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