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  1. esdoornblad

    esdoornblad How soon is now?

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    I will be working in Gothenburg for three weeks (mid-May to early June) and wanted to know if there is a good gym (regular not MMA/BJJ/MT) that is near Chalmers Univ.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
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    Diomedes Black Belt

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    Im probably studying there in the Fall, this information would be useful for me as well.
     
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    Diomedes Black Belt

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    I'll be at U of G not Chalmers though.
     
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    esdoornblad How soon is now?

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    In fact, I'll probably be there for 3-4 weeks in October/November, too. I'm coming off knee surgery (my third) so was just interested in general conditioning. No interest in checking kicks or defending the kneebar.
     
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    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    There are suposed to be two good hardcore powerlifting gyms in Gothenburg, altough I did never really bother to find them in my time there. If you dont mind the expensive corporate bullshit gyms (that isnt "to" bad with american standards) there is a descent SATS high up on kungsgatan (central gothenburg)..

    Its unfortunate that you cant do martial arts because there are a few really solid gyms both for mma, bjj, boxing and muay thai.
     
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    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Well I went and checked an old post I made at a swedish strenght forum when I was still living in gothenburg and looking for a good solid powerlifting gym...

    There turned out to be two real hardcore gyms GSK and GKK both is powerlifting gyms... GSK is out at Stigcenter, GKK is at Slottskogsvallen, I know Stigcenter is located a bit outside the city, I am not 100% sure where Slottskogsvallen is but I think it is pretty close to central gothenburg, propably just a few tram stations out or something...

    Now if your not allergic to commersial gyms there a quite a few in central gothenburg, and as I mentioned my favorite was a SATS high up on kungsgatan, I trained there myself a year or so and they got enough barbells and dumbells to be happy, definitively not a hardcore gym though, I payed around 400 swedish kronors a month there which is pretty standard in Sweden and not to bad for being Gothenburg...

    Edit: and if anybody is interested in martial arts gyms in Gothenburg I can definitively point you in the right direction depending on what your interested in...
     
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    esdoornblad How soon is now?

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    Thanks very much for the information. I will probably stick with the SATS you mention.

    Its tempting but my knee is still a long way from permitting combat sports. I'm not even "allowed" to run. Next visit will be a different story. Thanks again.
     
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    brennan.jamesp Black Belt

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    I know its OT but what is SATS like in Sweden? Here they are a little ken and barbie-esque
     
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    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Comparing to a good OLY "atlet klubb" or a hardcore powerlifting gym its definitively Barbie gyms, the one I went to in Gothenburg wasnt to bad for being a comercial gym though, the trainers seemed pretty allright and I even got a "Oh your doing REAL training" comment when doing deadlifts there one day so it was pretty descent. I wouldnt plan on doing olympic lifting there, but the powerlifts shouldnt be a problem...
     
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    brennan.jamesp Black Belt

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    Funny you say that because I trained in one once (there to play squash) and got alot of stares when I was showing my friend how to do deadlifts, there wasn't alot of sweat about either!
     

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