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Heard yesterday all the gyms are closed for good and he's selling off equiptment...Not reopening...?

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1 hour ago, tropo said:

That would be no great loss to Pattaya. He has a lot of competition now and he didn't do anything to keep up with it. The gym business used to be easy money for him a decade ago, but he couldn't keep up. He was running his gyms like a tyrant, with rules such as no outside water allowed... and his gyms were filthy. He did well for the immediate period after California Wow closed in mid-2012, and then it was all downhill. I still have my lifetime membership that I haven't used since 2013 LOL.

Out of interest what gym would you recommend?

 

There's suppose to be a good one at Pratumnak, just past the art gallery turn left, it's just before the royal residence on the left, do you know anything about that, good or bad?

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1 hour ago, tropo said:

I still have my lifetime membership

You and a lot of others, I wonder why they were so cheap? :glare:

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40 minutes ago, HashBrownHarry said:

Out of interest what gym would you recommend?

 

There's suppose to be a good one at Pratumnak, just past the art gallery turn left, it's just before the royal residence on the left, do you know anything about that, good or bad?

Its muscle factory, very good gym. They got a gym in Bkk as well. 

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9 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Do a lot worse than Bear gym in Watboon. Clean, well organised, plenty CV, free and fixed weights. 7,400 per year..daily, weekly monthly etc available...2nd years membership gets 20% discount..I think they still offer one free session if you wanna try befor you buy

Looks good, thanks for that.

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11 minutes ago, Kennycrossfit said:

Its muscle factory, very good gym. They got a gym in Bkk as well. 

Ok, cool, you don't know opening hours ( i'm up very early ) and the prices of the top of your head do you?

 

Thx.

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18 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

You and a lot of others, I wonder why they were so cheap? :glare:

Unfortunately, at that time, July 2012, there weren't too many options available. It was a very low period in the gym industry in Pattaya.

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56 minutes ago, HashBrownHarry said:

Out of interest what gym would you recommend?

 

There's suppose to be a good one at Pratumnak, just past the art gallery turn left, it's just before the royal residence on the left, do you know anything about that, good or bad?

Sorry, I'm out of touch now. I ended up building my own home gym in 2015 and never went back to a public gym again.

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I liked (sarcastic) Tony's commercials that they use to run about every 5 minutes on Sophon cable...... 

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Heard yesterday all the gyms are closed for good and he's selling off equiptment...Not reopening...?

 

 

So is Tony going to give a full refund on lifetime memberships? I bet everyone's refund check is already in the mail....

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8 hours ago, tropo said:

That would be no great loss to Pattaya. He has a lot of competition now and he didn't do anything to keep up with it. The gym business used to be easy money for him a decade ago, but he couldn't keep up. He was running his gyms like a tyrant, with rules such as no outside water allowed... and his gyms were filthy.

I don't really understand all these negative critics on Tony's Gym. I use facilities on 3rd Road and have no real reason to complain on what is available. Even if a few machines may take time to be repaired, there are many other to work with.

Even less reasons to complain when I think about the price: I paid 15'000 B in 2008 for a LifeTime membership. Makes about 100 B per month (yes, ONE HUNDRED baht per month only)

 

And about the OP, just another negative rumour. Facilities are closed because of Covid-19 and will reopen once the problem is solved or contained. (as said on FB and on post above)

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5 hours ago, Pattaya46 said:

I don't really understand all these negative critics on Tony's Gym. I use facilities on 3rd Road and have no real reason to complain on what is available. Even if a few machines may take time to be repaired, there are many other to work with.

Even less reasons to complain when I think about the price: I paid 15'000 B in 2008 for a LifeTime membership. Makes about 100 B per month (yes, ONE HUNDRED baht per month only)

 

And about the OP, just another negative rumour. Facilities are closed because of Covid-19 and will reopen once the problem is solved or contained. (as said on FB and on post above)

Everyone has their own ideas of what makes a good gym but...

 

We've covered Tony's gym in many previous threads over the years. Go back and revise them for the many reasons why Tony's gym was not the best place to train. The complaints came at a time when there were few alternatives available and Tony had a monopoly on the gym market. Now there are many, so people are less likely to complain and more likely to walk, but probably most have already left.

 

 

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