Like the look of this gym? If you want to stay nearby then you can check out the links to hotels within walking distance at the end of this article.
Review: There are several gyms in Bacolod but this was the most central for us. On entering it is like being in a gym back home, it’s so nice it actually made me want to sign up to Anytime Fitness when we get back home! It has the advantage of being new having only opened in Autumn 2017, so all the equipment is in top condition and the bathrooms are really nice too.
The gym is fairly compact but perfectly organised. It has a small, mirrored class room, with matts etc for stretching, along one wall is most of the cardio equipment including rowing machines, stair master, treadmills, cross trainers etc, and they also had spin bikes but they were all collected into one corner as if they were only used for classes.
The weights section includes:
- two climbing rigs of different variations,
- a great selection of plates,
- and bars,
- along with a good selection of fixed machines,
- squat rack,
- benches etc.
There is also a sled, medicine balls, sand bags, ropes and boxes. We were really pleased with the variation of equipment on offer – exactly what you’d get at home at a good quality gym. The gym also offer a variety of group classes including kickboxing, spinning and HIIT.
The staff are really friendly here, we spent a bit of time chatting to one of the trainers and he gave us a free body composition analysis and tips on where to buy protein, including a map of how to get there!
Who is this gym for? We saw all sorts of clientele here and it was great to see even older women feel comfortable to work out.
Tips: Bring a towel, soap and and a small padlock for the lockers. Once you’ve worked out have a shower then head to Nena Beth’s or Aida’s at Manokan Country across the road for chicken inasal (BBQ chicken) and rice!
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BONUS – Finding protein in Bacolod:
If you want to buy protein there’s three places.
$ – Bacolod Pension Plaza: From £13
$$ – The Suites at Calle Nueva: From £20
$$$ – MO2 Westown Hotel: From £31
About the author: Chris and Claire
Claire, a communications manager, and Chris, a personal trainer, are competitive cheerleaders from the UK who met at gymnastics. They got engaged but decided to use their wedding cash to quit their jobs and travel the world together instead!