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Review of Celebrity Fitness at Bangsar Village II (2)

February 6th, 2008 · 13 Comments ·
 
 

 

Continue from Review of Celebrity Fitness Bangsar Village II (1).

Talking about the membership package, the sales person did practise the typical sales gimmick.

After showing us a glossy sales brochure and the pricing information, she asked us, “So, RM888 for the joining fee and RM388 for the monthly fee, what do you think about the price?”

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My friend and I looked at each other. Before we said anything, she continued, “Good news is that we have a promotion now. We waive the joining fee and the monthly price is RM328 a month now. But, this promotion is going to end tonight.”

I just nod out heads and said, “We will consider it. Now, will you excuse us as we want to go to the changing room?”

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She quickly said, “Oh, why not I get my manager to talk to both of you? She may be able to offer you a better price.”

My friend said, “Let us think about it. We will contact you if we are interested.”

The sales girl insisted that her manager to talk to us.

I then said, “Is this getting your manager to talk to us is part of the script?”

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She looked at me. Stunned. “It is a procedure. So, I am just following it. Hope you understand.”

We pitied on her. So, we gave in. However, the so called “manager” was away from her place attending someone else. The sales lady had no choice but to let us go.

Celebrity Fitness is making a smart move to set up the outlet here at Klang Valley upmarket area. With 25,000 square feet and assuming conservative figure of RM2 to RM3 a square feet for rental – monthly rental is between RM50,000 and RM75,000. Therefore, it will have to get enough members to sustain. Was told it already has 5,000 members with many are expatriates. If that figure is true, this gym can only go stronger from here.

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What I Like about Celebrity Fitness at Bangsar Village (II):

  • Coming from a gym which does not provide towel service, Celebrity Fitness once again score for the free complimentary towel service. Well done.
  • No odd pillars in the studios. Good layout design.
  • Currently, Celebrity Fitness still has the cheapest package in town with average monthly fee of RM75 for 3-year contract (which is about RM2.50 daily as shown in the picture above) . However, money should not be your only consideration when comes to gym selection. Refer to my the other two articles for more information about membership package and contract – Don’t Sign Any Gym Contract Before You Read This and 10 Tips To Choose A Good Gym.

Things to Watch Out:

  • Apart from the monthly membership fee, include the parking expenses in your calculation. I paid RM4.5 for about 2 hours on weekend.
    • Monday to Saturday rate : RM1.50 for 1st hour and RM1.50 for every subsequent hour
    • Sunday rate : RM3.00 for first hour and RM1.50 for every subsequent hour
  • It may be warm to work out in the afternoon at the first floor of the gym. You could really feel the difference when you walk down to the reception area located at the ground floor.
  • Not enough mirror at free weight area. One needs to look at the mirror to ensure correct form in doing free weight training. So, with only limited mirror, it may be an issue.

Here is the location map of Bangsar Village II

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Other pictures at Celebrity Fitness Bangsar Village II:

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  • Vertigo // Feb 6, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Greeting Mun! Happy Chinese New Year to you. It’s great to hear your review about Celebrity Fitness @ Bangsar Village II. Great work. By the way, did you notice any bald caucasian that looks like Vin Diesel when you were there? He’s suppose to be the branch manager but I’m just not sure which Celebrity he’s posted at. It’s either Bangsar Village I or Bangsar Village II. If you did come across such man, do inform me! Happy holidays to you too, Mun. ;)

  • aw // Feb 6, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    RM328 per month? Is that for 2 people..?

  • dailymuscle // Feb 6, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Are you allowed to take these pics?

  • Jessie // Feb 7, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    I was just gonna ask if you were allow to take pictures of the gym.

  • Mun // Feb 8, 2008 at 12:44 AM

    Hi aw: RM328 is the published monthly fee for 1 person. Once bargained, the fee will go down to less than RM150.

    Hi dailymuscle and Jessie: Supposedly, photo taking is not allowed in the gym. But, without the photos, it is hard to help the readers to imagine how the place looks like.

  • Alan // Feb 8, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    I think it’s a brilliant idea to take those photos (hopefully you don’t get into trouble) as it really benefits us readers.

    RM75 a month for a 3-year contract is really super cheap. Makes me wonder about whether I made the right choice going for the fitness centre I chose. Then again, parking and location (as you said) does come into play.

    Speaking of which, how would you rate the machines in Celebrity Fitness as compared to True Fitness and California Fitness?

  • Alan // Feb 8, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Don’t stop taking pics Mun (unless you get into trouble of course). It really helps us readers visualise the fitness centre.

    RM75 is really cheap for a 3-year contract. Makes me wonder if I made the right choice in opting for the fitness Centre that I chose. Although I agree that parking and location is definitely a factor to consider.

    In your opinion Mun, how would you rate Celebrity Fitness’s machines and equipment as compared to True Fitness and California Fitness?

  • aw // Feb 12, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    To be honest, the photos *are* really helpful to us readers. It helps to publicize the club, so it’s a positive not a malicious thing. So I have no problems with it.

    Heck, I feel a little bit cheated by the RM175 I pay for FF.

  • alexandar // Sep 5, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Since last year, i was thinking to join gym but i am not too sure which one i should join. Untill i moved to Bangsar, i guess i will choose Celebrity Fitness.

    However i would like to have my own personal trainner as well. Some people advised me not to have personal trainer because is too expensive and yet they just standing pointing here and there .

    Can anyone give me some advise ?
    Thanks .

  • gueset // Sep 20, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Here is my latest review…

    Celebrity Fitness at Bangsar Village (II) is badly managed, maintained and supervised.
    The management does not respond to customer concerns.
    The changing room is very dark, the lockers smell bad and the cleaners mob the floor using the same mop they use to clean around the toilets
    The “steam room” is barley hot.
    The workout area is likewise dark as they don’t turn the lights on during the day.
    The employees are often busy texting rather than seeing to customer needs.
    The equipment is rusting and the bench covers are torn with no sign of repairs.
    The club supervision is not visible and so don’t know what is going on.
    They also dedicate a large part of the club to sales desks.
    They also have areas dedicated only for those who have trainers.
    Stay away from Celebrity Fitness at Bangsar Village (II)

  • JJ // Oct 24, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Not true. I was only there few days ago, at CF Bangsar Village II.

    - Staff were curteous
    - Machines were in good condition
    - changing room, lockers, shower area etc clean
    - the dedicated PT area u mentioned is only very small, and i don’t see how this would bother you

    Did not try the steam room though.

    Overall I had a good experience there. The Subang Parade one is also good, if not slightly better.

  • EJ // Jun 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Is the 75 per month for 3 years still available?

  • KIWI // Jan 23, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Been going to CF @ village2 for almost a year now and not a single complaint, freeweights are in an abundance as are the good quality machines, RPM classes kick ur butt and have only heard good things about the others. Get down there and try it out to see for yourself. Happy New Year Peepz.

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