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Old 01.03.2007, 14:31
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Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

Thought I would start a thread on Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud, seen as there is one for Zurich and one for Zug (If someone has already started one that I didn't see, I apologise).

Personally I am more keen on Lausanne over Geneva, as I will be living there (but maybe commuting to Geneva). The only one I can think of so far is Holmes Place, both in Geneva and Lausanne, but the prices seem to be quite steep (I heard CHF2,100 yearly), or maybe that is just the norm, or maybe you can haggle..

Anyway, if anyone has any other gyms...

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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

Hello, Welcome to Lausanne!

I have been going to the Migros Gym in Lausanne for a while now. They have a variety of classes and a fitness room with all the machines. I only go to the classes which I enjoy.

Migros is relocating to an area of Lausanne called Flon in April. This means there will be a reorganisation of the gym. From April on, in the new building, there will be classes in the morning until lunchtime. You can pay a monthly fee and go to as many as you like.There will not be a fitness room.

There are also classes in the evening. You pay for each class, usually it's the same group of people who follow for a certain period.

So, I am also looking into other gyms in Lausanne, as this doesn't suit me anymore.

Holmes place looks very tempting, but I would have to go often to justify the price!

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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

Hello :-)

I can recommend you Silhouette in Lausanne www.silhouette.ch and Fitness Parc Malley www.fitnessparc-malley.ch/. The prices are still reasonable and the atmosphere is very friendly. These gyms have got also sauna, hamman, jacuzzi and swimming pool.

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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

Hey thanks for those recommendations Maggie.

I have just changed job, so have to change gym too.

Will check out the silhouette gym. Pity Malley is a little far out of Lausanne. Otherwise I would definately join.It's so relaxing!
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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

Yes, thanks to all! I went to see the Silhoutte gym today (it turns out I live about 2 minutes from it!), the only annoying thing is that it has no elliptical machines (which account for about 70% of my gym workout!), but it is still way cheaper than Holmes Place (it's 995CHF a year), so better value for money!
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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

I checked out shilouette too. It looks good. I like the option of having the aqua gym.

I am trying out equilibrium tonight. It's closer to where I live, so I am more likely to go!

Happy calorie burning.
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Re: Gyms in Lausanne

Hi i am new to lausanne and after looking at many apartments. I have finnally been accepted on one in chailly. Does anyone know where the nearest gym is?

Also does anyone know of a yoga class in english?
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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

i was also looking for a gym in lausanne, this thread is very helpfull to me thanks to all
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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

Hi Sorry to open an old thread.

I visit Lausanne every few weeks for business. My company don't put me up in a hotel with a gym. Is anyone aware of a pay as you go gym in Lausanne I can use on an ad-hoc basis while I am in town please.

I don't want a full membership. It's not worth it, I'm not in town enough.

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Re: Gyms in Lausanne/Geneva/Vaud

Lets go fit in Grancy http://www.letsgo-fit.ch/ - charge 25.- per visit
There is a new gym that charges 49.- per month though for a 1 year contract
http://www.nonstopgym.com/en/ - might be worth it this one.
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I am an expat in Switzerland and I subscribed to Let's Go Fitness.
Be advised, worst Customer Service ever and very difficult to get out of the contract. They try to trick you to pay even when it does not apply.
My Case:
1. They autorenewed the contract, even without my confirmation. Looks like it needs to be specified upon signing that you don't want to autorenew. (Being expat at not being able to read french, this is not easy to be aware of and English contracts are not available)
2. I got injured and had surgery. Even with Doctor's letter of sick leave + letter of inability of performing any sports, Let's go still expects you to pay. Even though, the contract says otherwise.
3. After many attempts to get this solved, still no reply after 1 month and they keep adding unpayment costs to the invoices.

Be advised! I would never subscribe to Let's Go Fitness ever again!
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... They autorenewed the contract, even without my confirmation. Looks like it needs to be specified upon signing that you don't want to autorenew. (Being expat at not being able to read french, this is not easy to be aware of and English contracts are not available)...
Be advised - most contracts in Switzerland are written in German, French or Italian. If you can't read and understand it, don't sign without having someone who does know the language read it over. Auto-renewals are common with gym memberships, phone contracts, and the Swiss Pass (GA or half-tax card).

The fact a person is unable to read and comprehend the contract they sign is not an excuse to get out of paying. It's still a legally binding contract and fighting will only reduce your bank account further.
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