Well, the gym was even smaller than I feared and they have just a few cardio machines (but not my favorite: the crosstrainer) and a few weight machines... But they do have a studio and they have a high level aerobics class and high level stepsclass! I haven't seen these classes yet, so I am not sure whether they are as high a level as at David Lloyd, but at least it is promising. I wonder how I will do in a high level steps class, after not working out for almost 3 months (I feel so out of shape) and with a Japanese instructor... The steps instructors at home did a lot of explaining in Dutch during the lessons which is fine because I can understand that, but Japanese is another story. Well, it'll be a challenge for sure.
The gym-people were extremely nice, which is what I expected as this is Japan, and I had a pretty decent workout. So overall, the gym experience was good, but I really did miss my big-ass-luxurious-gym when I was working out yesterday. I'm afraid I will get bored here in no time because there is no variation in machines available, but maybe the aerobics and steps classes will be captivating enough. Another problem with this gym is that you have to pay per visit, which is extremely expensive if you want to go there at least 5 times a week... I really want some kind of membership but they didn't understand me when I was talking about it, so I'll try again next week when Yasu goes to the tiny gym with me.