I heard of the rumblings about the opening of a Fitness First branch in Trinoma from an instructor, which puzzled me because it was so near Fitness First ABS-CBN and North EDSA.
When I went to Trinoma, all became clear as I saw that it was a Fitness First Platinum branch, meaning that it will be patterned after its RCBC Plaza counterpart and will employ a different type of marketing.
When I inquired at Fitness First Platinum RCBC last month, the target opening date was October 2007, however, it has now been moved to November.
This is disappointing news since Iâ€™m looking forward to the opening of this particular branch, because Fitness First Platinum Trinoma will be the only (so far) branch thatâ€™s located in a building thatâ€™s conveniently connected to the MRT.
Although a number of Fitness First branches are accessible from the MRT by walking, namely Fitness First SM North EDSA, Fitness First ABS-CBN, Fitness First Ortigas and Fitness First RSC-Makati, that walk can become unbearable when weâ€™re talking about the slashing rain, flying debris, smoldering sun and suffocating pollution.
Moreover, the time frame is a major factor because of the sardine like conditions during the rush hours in the morning and evening. Since Trinoma is located at the end (hopefully for the meantime) of the MRT line, it will not be as affected by the aggressive fervor of the traveling throng.
Optimistically, I shall hope that all construction will ensue with ease so that Fitness First Platinum Trinoma Philippines will open in November as scheduled, and that it will have a swimming pool just like its counterpart Fitness First Platinum RCBC Plaza. (Sadly, Mr. Ernest Santander of Fitness First Platinum RCBC has just informed me via mobile phone that there will be NO swimming pool in Trinoma.)
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