30, MeiCun Rd, Sec 1
Hours: noon 12-9:30 pm
(closed Mondays and
BEING Slim is a new women's gym that, unlike other workout spots, is truly affordable. All of the hydraulic elliptical machines and exercise equipment is imported from Italy; they also have professional health gadgets to help you measure things like target/maximum heart rate, BMI, and calories burned, as well as trainers who can help you map out your workout goals and achievements. Classes specifically designed for women focus on 18 muscle groups at once and encourage cardiovascular training in between weight decks; with their "circuit" training, you stay at each machine for 30 seconds and measure your heart rate after each round, so that you can tell whether to pump it up or cool it down a bit. Most importantly, if you just want to give this place a try, a trial workout is free and the first membership handling fee is only NT$1,000. Tell them you heard about BEING Slim in Compass Magazine for a discount monthly rate of NT$864. --By Lishea Zheng, translated by Ann Lee
A. Turn right from MeiCun Road onto ChangChun Street to find BEING Slim.
B. BEING Slim helps empower women by boosting confidence and strength.