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Fitness Gyms in London: The Good And The Bad


Not all fitness gyms are equal and nowhere is this more obvious than in London.

Throughout the recent years, the fitness landscape in the British capital saw some major changes and not all of those changes had been good.

What happened is that large fitness gym chains had bought up many of the smaller gyms, followed by major advertising campaigns luring folks who want to do something for their fitness with often astonishingly low prices.

fitness-gymNot only do those large fitness gyms tempt people to join with low prices, they are now also getting rid of membership requirements as another incentive.

In theory, all this sounds nice and good because, let’s be honest, what can be better than if folks can save some money when they want to join a gym?

In reality however, things look quite different.

With the low prices for their gym memberships I see how the quality of those big gyms is often suffering. To me it seems as if those gym chains would make good for their low prices by cutting costs wherever they can.

Today you must be very fortunate if you find a large gym that have somewhat up-to-date modern fitness equipment. Worse even when it comes to service. Only a couple of years ago you could expect helpful staff  in pretty much any gym in London. If you needed help with your exercises you could get it, no question. There was always some helpful  gym staff member nearby. Today, they don’t really care and have gotten rid of most of their staff. Finding a qualified trainer today is almost impossible.

This is exactly why I avoid those large fitness gyms. If you ask me, I don’t really care whether I pay a couple of bucks more every month. I also don’t really care about a membership requirement since when I sign up with a good gym I also plan to go there for the foreseeable future. The most important thing for me is that I know and see that the gym I join is dedicated to its customers. With many of those recently opened gyms I cant really say that. My favourite gym in East London is still London Fields. If you want you can let us know about what other, good gyms are still in London.

The Best Destination for Golf Breaks: Biarritz in France

Know that Biarritz in South-Western France has not without a reason become the European hotspot for golf enthusiasts from all over the continent.

Today, Golf lovers visit from the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany or many other countries because they can find all they could wish for at this ever popular French vacation destination.

BiarritzAllow me to write a little about what’s so great about Biarritz.

For starters, Biarritz offers eight fantastically designed golf courses that can provide the golfer different challenges depending on their skills and personal playing preferences. Each of the courses has its own and very unique charm.

The eight courses in Biarritz are relatively close together and you will find plenty of first-class hotels to stay in their immediate vicinity. This makes it very easy for the golf vacationer to get to and from the courses without the need for lengthy walks and travels.

Seeing that the city has now become the Mecca for golfers you will find fantastic venues and clubs for your favourite sport wherever you go. If you need to rent equipment such as clubs or golf carts you would have troubles to find a place to help you out.

Travel providers today can offer complete packages for golf breaks in France that may include everything from the airport shuttles to the admission fees for the greens. Some of the better travel companies today offer custom tailored golf breaks in Biarritz. Those travel packages are great since they will allow the vacationer to plan the perfect golf break exactly how they like it.

With a custom-made golf break package you will be able to specify the type of hotel you want and you can let the travel provider now what else you intend to do while on your break. For instance, your golf holiday could include sightseeing day trips and guided tours. Those types of golf breaks will ensure that you will not miss any of the great sights and things to do while on your golf holiday in Biarritz.

If you love golf as much as I do you really want to check out Biarritz – this fantastic town is always worth a visit!