Location: The Straits Quay development is a huge development in Tanjong Tokong, which is one of the wealthier neighbourhoods in Penang. The development consisted of houses built around a central shopping mall complex, which housed a supermarket, clothes shops, and places to eat. The complex also houses a sports shop, which sold everything from gym gloves to compression wear and trainers. If you need anything for your training, this is a great place to get it.
The complex also boasts three rooftop infinity pools, a gym and a tennis court. All are free to use and are accessed using a swipe card.
Review: The gym itself is air conditioned, but pretty tiny and basic,
The gym has the following equipment:
- Running machine,
- cross trainer,
- cycling machine.
- dumbbells up to 8kg.
- yoga mats
- chest press
- lat pulldown
- seated row
- chest fly
- Leg extensions
Who is this gym for? – In all honesty, this gym is only really good if you want a cardio workout or is you are a beginner looking to train light. If you are a seasoned gym goer, or anyone looking to build or maintain existing muscle mass then I would recommend Power Gym (see next post)
Tip: The gym is next to the largest and most beautiful of the three roof top pools. This is great for a swim after a workout. It is also next to the roof top tennis courts if the mood takes you. Also, you will want to bring your own water!