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20 years ago...

Hi All,

I am considering joining one of those ?health club? type places in Surbiton and wondered if anyone here had any experience of them.

As far as I can see there are two main ones ? The Globe _ which is a YMCA, very plush, not too frightening with muscle bound blokes waiting to laugh as I make a twit of myself on those ?go nowhere bikes? and the other one on Portsmouth road ? I think it?s called Charters or Chapters _ again very plush and quite friendly but Very Very Expensive.

Charters / Chapters has a pool where as the Globe does not, although I?m not sure that justifies the expense.

Anyone got any thoughts, or is there another place that I have not found (preferably less expensive) that has someone who knows what they are doing available to stop me injuring myself and a few classes in things like Yoga and Thai Chi? (do you spell it like that?)

Any help would be gratefully received.



Go for the one at YMCA. Well located and good for a gym. If you want to swim, Kingston has a good swimming bath.

Cannons, on the Portsmouth Road, is very expensive.


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