4 Value-for-Money Gyms Around the Metro
Let’s face it — being healthy doesn’t come that cheap. From the food that we eat to the equipment/gears that we need, trying to live a fit lifestyle can be really costly; especially in my case since I’m still a student. This brings me to my dilemma in enrolling at a gym.
One of my 2017 resolutions includes working out at a gym regularly. Aside from my writing endeavor, I would want my whole well-being to be well physically, mentally, and emotionally. I just haven’t started it due to my reluctance to enroll at premium ones because of my budget. I initially thought of those kind of gyms because the whole environment really helps for starters. The ambience is nice, there is a trainer to guide you, and the facility is of top quality. That may sound worth it for most, but it won’t work for me.
My schedule is very limited and spending a number of bucks at gyms I won’t regularly go to will only be put to waste. Luckily, I found a few value-for-money gyms that meet my budget and criteria. Those criteria are: 1. They have an adequate amount of equipment 2. They have shower rooms 3. They should costs below Php 2,000 per month.
Here are some of the gyms I want to share:
1. Maic’s Gym – Php 800.00
If you are from Marikina, you probably have heard of this place. The popular Maic’s Gym is really worth your money despite its unbelievably low price. They have complete gym equipment suitable for all your workouts and a trainer to guide you along the way. They also have a variety of facilities such as indoor tracks, boxing rings, etc. if you want to step up your game. This one is definitely up there in terms of completeness and ambience.
Php 800.00 / 30 Days = Php 27 / Day
Location: Pikador Corner Ditchoy Street, Midtown Subdivision Phase I San Roque, Marikina City, Metro Manila
2. Gym Rat – Php 800.00
From the outside, Gym Rat may seem like your average “bakal” gym, but there is actually more to that on the inside. Aside from the usual array of gym inventory, they have a punching bag, some heavy ropes, and a few tires for members’ use– and that is something you won’t see in your normal neighborhood gym. Residents around the area and students are usually the goers of this gym.
Php 800.00 / 30 Days = Php 27 / Day
Location: 1259 Tayuman St., Manila, Philippines
3. Pound for Pound – Php 1,000.00
Pound for Pound offers variety of courses. They have athletic training, cross training, weight training, and strength and conditioning programs with an in-house trainer to make sure you are on the right track. Given all of those activities that you can do, it is definitely a treat at a price of only Php 1,000.00 per month. They have numerous branches and if you’re from Taft, they have a studio located on the 2nd Floor of University Mall. Pound for Pound also has 25 other locations around Metro Manila, visit their Facebook page for more info.
Php 1,000.00 / 30 Days = Php 34 / Day
Location: 2F University Mall, 2507 Taft Ave, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila
Image taken from: Aya Zamora Olindo
4. Wellfit Fitness Center – Php 1,600.00
Wellfit is probably a very underrated gym that you should definitely check out. They are committed in providing high quality and effective training that is visible all throughout the session. Everything, from the shower rooms, to the equipment, speakers, etc., is equally excellent and notably clean that you might think that the gym is priced like other premium work out places. But it is significantly cheaper, but definitely not less in terms of quality.
Php 1,600.00 / 30 Days = Php 54 / Day
Location: 2nd Flr Northridge Plaza (Annex A), 12 Congressional Ave., Quezon City, Philippines
Those are just some of the affordable gyms that you could enroll in to. Do you know any that aren’t mentioned above? Share it with the rest of your Pinoy Fitness family and comment below!
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