Sunday, November 15, 2015

Orient Fitness Gold @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang

My blog is always about food and eating all around Penang.
Sometimes I do get very health-concerned and my friends do asked me how do I maintain my health and body even I am a big appetite person and I eat so much.
My answers are all the same, go to the gym, workout  harder.
The more I eat, the harder I workout, the longer time I spent at the gym.

Not many big fitness centre in Penang that could offer good pricing and comes with wide range of equipments and fitness classes, but Orient Fitness do.
Orient Fitness Gold is one of the latest fitness centres that popped up in Penang. It is located at one of the most iconic shopping malls in Penang, Gurney Paragon Mall.

As one of the biggest tenants of Gurney Paragon Mall, Orient Fitness Gold has taken up quite some space of the mall located on the 6th floor, other tenants on the same floor would be Sushi Zanmai, Pasta Zanmai, Brown Pocket and many more.

A picture taken during the Grand Opening, and I dropped by to look around.

One of the attractive section is the rock climbing wall which I never see it at other fitness centre but only here. This is also their first branch that has rock climbing wall to further enhance health and fitness.

The place is rather spacious with fitness equipments all over the floor, on the first floor is where everybody workout. The focus would be on the crossfit equipments, one of the latest fitness trends.

There are total of 3 water dispenser machines, which the members don't have to worry about dehydration or people queuing for water like other gym did. One of the most important things that usually faced by fitness centre.

All the equipments at the gym are free for all members. But you may need coach / trainer for certain equipments to avoid injury. The Crossfit section was rather completed, except where you can't do weight dropping as there are shops located downstairs of the gym.

Some motivational quotes around the area.

There were around 20 treadmills machines, but sometimes it is kinda full during peak hours.

Cross trainer machinese and stairs climbing machines are all available too, what best would be the view that you are enjoying while working out at the gym.

All the cardio machines were placed infront of the windows so that the members can enjoy the scenes while working out. Isn't that good?

The Boxing area is also available here as they have some Boxing classes, Muay Thai classes and some martial arts classes available.

The weight areas are fully furnished with more than hundred equipments, bar bells, and dumbbells.
The place is air-conditioned and spacious, it gets quite busy during peak hours everyday except weekends.

Abs corner, where all the abs training equipments can be located, simply great to see so much equipments available for only one part of muscle itself.

My favourite corner, the weight areas where all the barbells and dumbbells were located.

Whether is it for leg workout, back workout, chest workout or any other workouts, Orient Fitness Gold can make sure that you don't miss any part of the workouts with so many equipments available.

 More bicycles and cross-trainer machines available at one corner.

Day view

All the equipment are brand new. Only some they do brought over from their old outlets, but they all are still in good conditions.

Moving to second floor, we have 3 studios on this floor and the first one would be this RPM studio.
The RPM studio consists of about 30 over bicycles and rather spacious compared to the previous gym centre I went to. All the bicycles are brand new, but it do get quite crowded during peak hours, so do arrive early and register yourself before every classes.

The large studio, can fit about 100 over people for some classes like Zumba or Body Combat classes.
As for Body Pump, Step or any classes that require step boards may limit to only a certain number of participants.

The third studio would be the relaxation studio that usually held yoga, pilate and other classes.
The L shaped studio is kind broad but it is kinda awkward for the pillar to be there and block members' view.

In the day time, you can also workout during the classes with a view, pretty relaxing though.

I'm really amazed by the number of fitness equipment that they provided for the members, probably because my previous gym was kinda bad and I don't really know what I can do there. 
But in here, I was wondering what should I do everyday.

The kind of view that we can enjoy while working out. I am kinda into the transparency of the window and yet no one would pass by and look at you like a hamster running on the treadmill.

They also have this special classes named Functional Training, basically it is something like a group training class where members can register themselves and trained by the personal trainers. 
The functional training classes are available every weekdays.

Another focus of the gym would be the boxing / martial art section where there are boxing bags and all sort of boxing equipment. Martial Art, Boxing, Weng Chun classes are available at the gym.

Don't forget your leg workout, something pretty important and usually neglected by gym goers.

Moving to the male changing room, it is rather spacious with large sized mirrors provided.
Hairdryers are also available for the members.

There were total 8 shower rooms and 2 toilets. Only problem was the toilets are located on the 3rd floor of the gym. So it is kinda troublesome for members to go up to 3rd floor when they need to go to the toilets.

Over hundred of lockers available at the gym for the members, I never even once having problems of no lockers available.

A rather kinky design at the toilet bowl. 

Steam Room and Sauce Room are also available and free for use. Members do have to remember to switch them off after using as it may cause the machines to break down if it is overheated. 

Body Analysis Machine are also provided for the members that use to monitor their own body measurements like body fat percentage, muscle mass and etc. But do request for free test at the front desk if you need to use the machine, the front desk assistants or personal trainers will be more than happy to help you with the machine.

Some extra space at the gym for members to rest and relax.

Orient Fitness Gold at the Gurney Paragon Mall is so far the biggest gym centre I've encountered so far, and I'm glad that they are offering their membership fees at such affordable prices in Penang.
The one I'm paying is RM109 monthly. For new members will have to pay for the non-refundable registration fee at RM99 for only once.
They do have yearly packages and other special packages available, do ring them up and check it out.

Orient Fitness Gold @ Gurney Paragon Mall
Address: Level 6, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10350 Gurney Drive, Penang
Contact no: 604 - 218 9319
Opening hours: 7:30am - 12:00am (Mondays to Fridays), 8:00am - 10:00pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
GPS: 5.4346665,100.3124397

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