Aug 262013

By Daniel Benner


This decent little gym was pretty close to where I was living in Gaegeum.  While not having a whole lot of amenities, it suffices well enough if you live in the neighborhood and don’t want to do a distant trek for some place further afield.


The place has a few machines, all the necessary free weights, about a dozen treadmills, a few stair masters, and also those silly, what I thought were 1950s era belt machines that are suppose to shake out all your belly fat.  Not being too crowded and having a jimjilbang attached is another much appreciated bonus.


The place is rather steep, in my opinion, for a monthly membership at 60,000\ a month, but since you can go for a day for only 5,000\ (not including the jimjilbang), I just opt for the daily rate and use it when it’s convenient (I do plenty of other sports and group exercises so I don’t go more than once or twice a week).


Directions: From Dong-eui University Station off of the green line 2, go out of exit 7, walk straight until you reach the three way intersection with a stop light, then turn left up the hill (the road is called Gayagongwon-ro).  Walk up until you pass the entrance to a massive apartment complex, and then take the next left down a small, one-way alley.  You’ll see the 사우나 signs about 50 meters down the road on your right.

  One Response to “Gaya Health Spa and Sauna”

  1. Is this gym open on sunday? I’m looking for a Sunday gym while mine is always closed on that day

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