The Launching of Orient Fitness Gold @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang
Founded in 2011, Orient Fitness continues to open new branches to serve the needs of the fitness market in Penang with the latest one on level 6 of Gurney Paragon Mall. With the vision of ‘To be the leading fitness service provider in the fitness industry’, Orient Fitness has become the biggest and the best chain of fitness club in the Northern region with its 4 clubs strategically situated from North to South of Penang island. 6th of June 2015 is the grand opening for Orient Fitness Gold at Gurney Paragon Mall with many VIPs, medias, distinguished guests and public attending.
With 23,000 square feet, Orient Fitness Gold is fitted with many different kinds of facilities that are not found in other clubs such as sauna and steam rooms, rock climbing exercise facility (one of a kind facility in the Northern region), hot yoga studio, spinning studio, member’s lounge with stunning day and night view and so on.
It is customary for Chinese business owners to have lion dance during their grand opening to bring in more ‘ONG’ (A Hokkien word that means prosperity) to the business.
The grand opening started with the welcoming speech by Dato Yew Tian Teik who thanked many of his partners and suppliers in making Orient Fitness Gold a success.
Next is the opening speech by EXCO for Penang State Tourism Development YB Danny Law who stresses on the importance of healthy living and exercise.
From left to right: Managing Director of Orient Fitness, Mr Eric Lim, State EXCO for Tourism Development, YB Danny Law, Orient Fitness Executive Director, Dato Yew Tian Teik and Founder and Director of Hunza Properties, Dato’ Seri Khor Teng Tong
After that, the VIPs of the day are invited to officiate the grand opening of Orient Fitness Gold by ribbon cutting.
The VIPs posing together for photograph with the addition of YB Jeff Ooi
The gym is definitely very spacious with the treadmills and various exercise equipments on your left as you enter the gym from the main door and the rock climbing facility on your right. The gym is 2-storey high with a mezzanie floor for group exercise studio, hot yoga flow studio and RPM studio. The 2nd floor is where the changing rooms, lockers, sauna and steam rooms are located for both females and males.
If you walk deeper into the gym, you will find the place where instructors will teach you martial arts such as muay thai, wing chun, boxing and others.
This is the main attraction of Orient Fitness Gold, the rock climbing facility.
The VIPs are trying out the rock climbing facility with YB Danny being courageous to climb up so high! Well done, YB Danny for taking the lead and walk the talk for being fit and healthy. Same goes to the other VIPS as well who tried to climb the wall many times. 🙂
KayaButter are definitely impressed with Dato’ Seri Khor Teng Tong who is very fit and eager to test out all the facilities including this wing chun training stand, despite his age. KayaButter definitely wish to be like him when we grow old. 🙂
Enough of checking out the ground floor, KayaButter go up to the mezzanine floor to check out the studios.
The participants are sweating bucket loads of sweat onto the floor. KayaButter wonder whether the management installs special sweat-resistance flooring? Haha!
Group Exercise Studio
Hot Yoga Flow Studio
KayaButter love this quote! A strong mind is definitely more important than strong body. Hence, KayaButter are always training our brains with Facebook and blogs! Haha! Are we right? 😛 We guess the VIPs will knock our heads.
Next up, we have a session of presenting mock lifetime membership to VIPs and athletes who represents Penang.
Dato’ Seri Khor Teng Tong getting his lifetime membership from Orient Fitness.
Next is YB Danny Law.
Presenting the lifetime membership to Ms Low Wee Wern, a one-time No.5 ranking squash player from Penang!
Ok, she’s definitely not Dato’ Nicol David but as her representative.
She is also definitely not Mr Aaron Royston Soyza, the squash team coach. Haha. She is the representative actually. 🙂
That wraps up the grand opening of Orient Fitness. Butter hopes that she will be able to tone her body up one day but definitely not as muscular as above! That’s too much muscle. Hehe!
Thank you Selene for extending the invitation to us and the friendly staffs of Orient Fitness Gold.
For your information:
Orient Fitness Gold 12+6 (months) promotion for RM 1560 is back by popular demand. This promotion is valid till end of June 2015.
You can also opt for monthly membership which will cost you RM109 per month with an one-time RM99 administrative fees.
You can also enjoy free parking at Gurney Paragon Mall that is applicable only on weekdays excluding weekends and public holidays. You must part on the multi-level parking and not the basement parking. You will need to validate your parking tickets by the Orient Fitness Gold staffs together with your Orient Fitness Gold membership card.
6:00am – 12:00am
6:00am – 10:00pm