Athena Fitness Center
81, YuMen Rd (close to the corner of YuMen &
FuShun roads); (04) 2463-8828 / 2463-8760
Hours: Mon-Sat 7 am-10 pm;
Sun 8 am-5 pm
Athena is a fitness center for men and women of all ages. The comfortable atmosphere makes gym-goers feel relaxed while they work out or try out a special program. The gym offers diverse lessons taught by experienced professionals in activities from yoga, tai-chi and aerobics, to more modern offerings like "Sexy Power", Latin dance, and ballet. There are three classes a day every day of the week except Sunday, so it's easy to find a class that will suit you. They also have a steam room and sauna, as well as a lounge area with magazines and even a Wii. Yearly membership costs NT$18,000 and includes use of the facilities, lessons, and even personal trainers and fitness advice. --By Mong Yie Khaw, translated by Ann Lee, photos by Meirin Huang
A. Athena has all the equipment needed for a total body workout. There are rarely lines for the machines and professionals are close by to answer any questions you have.
B. Before your workout, you can consult a trainer about your goals and prepare an appropriate fitness plan. They can even give you dietary advice for toning and weight loss.