11-08-2004, 12:39 PM #18
Is that the actual building? I looks a little low for badminton isn't in?
11-12-2004, 10:59 PM #19
WOW COOL!!!! THis must means more tounements for me to compete in !!
11-14-2004, 02:13 PM #20
cant wait for the gym to open up!
11-23-2004, 10:17 PM #21
More Gyms Opening SOON!!!
Hi, that's great about the new Fremont Badminton Gym. The more places to play, the more this sport can grow, the better for the bay area.
I am currently looking for another building in Northern Fremont/Newark area to open a second gym. If anyone knows of any buildings, please email me.
I'm glad to see the sport grow so fast in Northern CA. As a non-profit organization, we will do all we can to get multiple gyms up and running all around the bay area to help promote the sport.
Since badminton is our hobby, we will be opening and running at operating cost, so you can look forward to low cost badminton membership, drop-ins, and equipment.
11-28-2004, 04:38 AM #22
>Hi BFers, i hv an announcement to make.
>There will be a new gym opening up soon in Fremont, CA.
>A website will be launch soon, I will keep you all updated.
>Here're some of the goodies about the gym.
>1. Prime location along 880N, Fremont, California
will it be near a bart station?
12-10-2004, 07:02 AM #23
HEY! What happened to the new gym????
the website isn't updated either, anyone have any info yet?
12-10-2004, 03:35 PM #24
Originally Posted by Aotis
locals gyms are getting very crowded lately. the bay area desperately need more dedicated badminton gyms!
12-10-2004, 04:02 PM #25
hmm, could this be the gym where Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach and co. will be conducting their so-called "exhibitions"(as someone in here mentioned the other day) sometimes next week before they fly to Indonesia??...
Originally Posted by kwun
12-10-2004, 04:41 PM #26
You got it right, Kwun.
Due to unforeseen construction delays, we're running a bit behind schedule. Perhaps a month or so than our anticipated opening day. But we'll definately keep everyone updated asap.
Thank you so much for your interest!
Originally Posted by kwun
12-13-2004, 05:17 PM #27
the badminton gyms are still quite saturated at this point. the only fully public and dedicated badminton gym in the bay area right now is Bintang.
there are many other gyms who opens for a few hours in a week scattered all over the place. as the time is limited, i predict their popularity will start to dwindle as more dedicated gyms opens up.
however, as we can see, we are starting to see more dedicated gyms coming to the area real soon, large gyms like this will naturally kill off the popularity of the smaller ones as we have already seen.
as there are many badminton players than gym right now. the gyms are still saturated. however, as more gyms opens up, i predict that the large gyms will become less occupied and then the key to attracting more players will no longer be the fact that the courts are readily available (more courts and always open) but instead, the quality of the gym itself, or perhaps more accurately, the quality of the badminton experience in the gym.
the quality i see falls in a few factors:
location - the closer to more badminton players, the more popular
gym floor/height/lighting - the better the gym is for the legs, and the higher the ceiling the better
amenities - sitting areas, beverages, equipment shop
players - good gym attract good players, good players attract more good players
the gyms that can maximize these factors imho will be the most successful.
12-13-2004, 07:14 PM #28
new baddy gyms
Any decent baddy gym with multiple clean showers and lockers will get me as a regular player.
I dont really care for pro shop, I buy all my stuff from Malaysia and mix my own drinks at lower strengths than the commercial stuff.
12-13-2004, 07:17 PM #29
good point, a shower facility is a good amenity that a badminton gym can provide.
workout facilities like weights are also possibilities and they will certainly make the court waiting time better utilized.
01-14-2005, 01:34 AM #30
just a bump... anyone have more UBC news to share?
02-06-2005, 04:08 AM #31
Website is up and running.
Please come back to check on us (online) periodically and contact us if you have any questions. Updates will be posted as they become available.
Special thanks to Kwun for the photos!
Originally Posted by monto
02-07-2005, 01:07 PM #32
How about posting here when your gym is open
That way you will get lots of people going to your gym.
02-14-2005, 01:54 AM #33
FREE GUEST PASSES for OPENING WEEK
If you are interested to come and see our new gym during the grand opening week, please fill up your contact information on our website to receive a FREE guest pass. Grand opening day is by invitation only and a limited number of guest passes are still available, so please hurry up!
02-14-2005, 09:30 PM #34
Originally Posted by ubcfremont
Can we bring friends with our guest pass? and when does the grand opening start?
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