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Gym Guide (part 3): Slimmers World

by Chris

This is part 3 and the last of a series of posts talking about popular gyms in the country.


I can remember back in the late 90’s that Slimmers World was the first thing that came to my mind when people mention the word “gym”. Let’s face it: Slimmers World was among the first in the country to put up a gym inside SM Malls and although there is a lot of competition now, they still continue to become one of the top choices when it comes to gyms.

First Impressions: More of a ladies’ gym?
I don’t know why but I have an impression that about half of the people who work out at Slimmers are women. Maybe because they used to be the sponsor gym of Binibining Pilipinas during the late 90’s. I think this one is a good thing especially when you are looking for places to find women.

Another impression that I have which seems unusual is that the gym’s reception looks like a hospital. Yeah, you read it right – a hospital. This is because most of their personnel are wearing doctor’s clothes which will make you think you are going for a medical check-up. On the bright side, this gives them an “expert” look when it comes to health and fitness.

People and Equipment
Based on what I’ve seen in their branch at SM City North EDSA, their gym-goers are really serious people who are really into getting in best shape. According to friends who have been in various gyms, Slimmers World trainers are really one of the best. They seem to be real experts in fitness.

However, when it comes to their pieces of equipment, some of them are quite old (I guess they need to replace them) and only a few. I remember that during peak hours, you may have to wait until the machines are vacant before you can use them. I think they need to improve in this area.

The rates are pretty competitive and they do have a variety of options below. According to their sales personnel they accept cash or credit card as payment

Buy 1 month, get 1 month Free – 3,500 Pesos

3 Months – 3,375 Pesos

6 Months – 5,400 Pesos

1 Year – 9,450 Pesos

Lifetime Membership – 40,000+ Pesos

This ends up the series on gym guide. Check out the other related posts in the series:
Part 1: Gold’s Gym
Part 2: Fitness First

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Jessie April 13, 2009 - 9:47 pm

now I know why women are more inclined in joining Slimmers instead of Gold’s or FF…

Jason April 15, 2009 - 9:43 pm


I have read all your articles on gyms. Please note that there is no such word as “equipments”. The right term is pieces of equipment. This is similar to the usual use of the term “furnitures and fixtures” when it should be pieces of furniture and fixtures.

Hope this helps.


Chris April 15, 2009 - 11:40 pm

Hi Jason,

Thank you for correcting my mistake. I will update the articles.


ciro_72 April 27, 2009 - 6:43 pm

I think Slimmer’s world is the best choice when it comes to finding an affordable gym. I’m just wondering though if they also include skin care if you avail of that lifetime membership thingy.

Rushie June 16, 2009 - 6:18 pm

how come the buy1 take 1 is even more expensive than the three months?

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1234 June 10, 2010 - 6:12 pm

do you guys know how does it cost for only one session? because of my busy schedule, i only find time to go to the gym. My first option was FF but there are many negative comments about Fitness First.

1234 June 10, 2010 - 7:06 pm

do you guys know how much does it cost for only one session? because of my busy schedule, i only find time to go to the gym. My first option was FF but there are many negative comments about Fitness First.

Juliet February 26, 2011 - 1:37 am

Can you buy somebody else’s lifetime membership?

Ronron June 18, 2011 - 7:03 pm

unlimited workouts ba yung mga rates above?

marvinofthefaintsmile August 2, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Here are my thoughts:

1. Yes, you can find a lot of ladies in Slimmers World.. but on their late 40s and 50s. Are you interested?

2. Yes, the equipment there are very old but still useful.

3. When you get a lifetime card you can get 10% discount to other services like massage, laser, etc. etc. (but Im not sure kung anu ung covered ng 10% discount nila.)

4. Di mo pwedeng ishare ung lifetime card mo.. kase me picture iyon..

5. Yes, unli ang workout. Kahit holiday eh bukas cla (except New Year and Pasko). Kahit brownout eh bukas pa din sila. Haha! I remember wlang ilaw sa gym pero nagbubuhat pa dn aq. Nakadim light nga lang..

For me, it’s like my second family sa Slimmers World. Ang dami kong mga friends and halos lahat sila eh ginigreet aq pag papasok pa lang at feel ko eh welcome na welcome ako. If you want to save cash and only care about free weights, this is the gym for you. SW doesn’t have those perky things like swimming pools, sauna, steam bath, etc.

schizo August 8, 2011 - 8:31 pm

same pa rin ba ang rates na yan today?

lui August 30, 2011 - 3:15 pm

hello.. im asthmatic that’s why i cannot do heavy exercises.. but i really need to loose weight and my doctor told me that it’s okay to do treadmill.. may i know if i can do that in slimmers world? how much do they charge for that? thanks

Gian September 12, 2011 - 1:32 pm


Sarado ba ung Slimmers World Trafalgar(wrong spelling yata =)) kpag sundays? My updated rates na po ba kau for 3months, 6months and 1yr?


Gian September 12, 2011 - 1:33 pm

FF question, my showers na rin ba sila sa SW Trafalgar?

TIA ulit!

aiz October 9, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Hi! please post updates rates =)

jj November 7, 2011 - 2:48 pm

does sw in north edsa have a shower?and does their pieces of equiptment are really that old?and may mga programs din ba sila dun ?

kaloi January 16, 2012 - 9:39 pm

meron ba silang body assesment program? kasi under weight ako. gusto ko mag gain ng weight eh. d kasi appropriate sa age at height ko.. and magkano nman kaya yun? thanks sa mkakapagbigay ng advice =)

angela March 14, 2012 - 5:01 pm

i find the gym very clean and organize

Tess Alvina May 15, 2012 - 9:44 am

how are the rates of Cainta SW…
if i choose to enrol for 3 months, i can use gym daily?

momsy May 30, 2012 - 2:05 am

i went to SW Ali Mall in 1995. they have showers and sauna bath back then. i availed of a weight loss package worth 12,000 but i wasn’t able to utilize all the 12 sessions coz i moved places. does anyone have an info on SW’s 2012 rates?

jerma September 9, 2012 - 11:04 am

Hi! Whats the updated fees as of 2012? 6m0nths to 1yr sana.pls let me kn0w.tnx

Alex September 22, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Another reason why it looks like more of a ladies’ gym is because they have the Skin & Face Clinic incorporated. So aside from working out, you can also have facials and other skin treatments as well as massage.. But one thing I loved about SWI is not only the low rates and promos they offer, but they also give freebies when you enroll in the gym or skin clinic, such as free massages, or free personal training session or free facials or treatments. Just ask for it! And the staff and crowd are more friendly and not intimidating.

Antonio Sy October 4, 2012 - 4:04 pm

first session before i came to gym is to lift the dumbbell. i buy my dumbbell in Dpc yellow canvass.. in here .http://dpc.ph/yc/index.htm..

Chris October 6, 2012 - 1:49 pm

jerma – More or less it is still the same but I’ll try to post an update.

Alex – yeah, I agree with the clinic part.

Prinecss November 1, 2012 - 5:28 am

Great article! And how many times a month could you avail the gym if you are a member?

Chris November 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Princess, I believe it is unlimited.

celine April 22, 2013 - 4:12 pm

yung rates po ba updated???

Sy December 26, 2013 - 3:57 pm

this was my first gym that I joined with. initial impression was it looks great in the outside. space were to crowded specially during after office hours. you’ll have to wait several minutes before you can use another equipment. its a bit off because you’ll loose that momentum specially when you’re in full heat of working out. But this will never affect you if you’re that dead serious about wroking out and getting into shape. Trainors here are approachable when they know that you’re new and that you might be interested in getting you’re own PT. But once you declined their sweet talk about getting one, they will snob you like he never knew you and like you never had the chance to get to know you. I dont find it proper becuase you’re a customer and they should respect you even though you declined them because after all you’ re still a client of their center. in short PT here are SNOBBISH in reality. i don’t find it necessary to get a PT because you can arrange or manage you’re own program without spending Php5,500 for a TEN (10) session of PT. and 10 days are pretty short to get your target result. There are lots of helpful APPS for your iphone and androids phone which may help you on your routine gym program. And the real secret of getting a better result is be wise in what you eat. manage your weight. watch what your eating and develop a schedule of your every work out. You won’t need a PT after all. Google and Youtube will be your new besfriend in finding and creating your own personal workout. 🙂

Chris December 27, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Sy, thanks for that helpful tip. Yes, I do find some trainors in some gyms to be a little overpriced. I also have apps on my Android phone that teaches you some routines.

E April 15, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Hi would you know if it’s possible to freeze a Slimmers world account and transfer from one branch to another? Thanks!

Chris April 16, 2014 - 9:29 am

E – sorry, I am not sure about that. What’s the branch nearest you?

swimembersince1994 July 19, 2016 - 2:36 pm

The adriatico branch has a swimming pool (shared with pan pacific)…except for the branches located in the malls and the adriatico branch, all are closed on sundays…hope this helps…nice blog, chris..;)


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