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West Norwood news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by clandestino, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Didn't sign anything. Don't think so.
     
  2. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Now I'm interested!
     
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  3. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Wow, can you tell me more about this please.
     
  4. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I'm going in tomorrow for a solo dance class. I'll update after!
     
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  5. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Also, classes look pretty good there too. The staff were mega friendly and open to customer suggestions.
     
  6. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    The booking system the gym has for classes is really good. I think I'm a bit in love with the new gym. :p
     
  7. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Actually I would check that as I emailed to clarify and they said they only do 6 and 12 month contracts. Though they do have break clauses for scenarios such as moving house or injuring yourself so you can't use the facilities.
     
  8. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I was also told 12 months and our lodger who joined said she had to sign for 12 months. It's why I decided against.
     
  9. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I'll defo use it for a year so it's all good for moi!
     
  10. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    £25 a month is pretty good value. The Rec is £40 iirc, although that includes use of the pool.
     
  11. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    It's now £39.95 pm for a year contract and £49.95 pm for a 6 month contract.

    If you got one of the early deals you have yourself a bargain!
     
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  12. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I'm Sure I shared the early bird offer in here some time ago.
     
  13. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    £44.50, but it's a rolling monthly contract. Better for me as I tend not to use the gym in the summer when the weather is better so will cancel and then join up again when the weather is minging.
     
  14. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    haha - I wrote to them again today myself. I was tempted to take their offer (if it was still el cheapo) and just do swimming membership at the lido (normally I have full membership there). It's not worth me doing it though at those prices - I may as well just have full Lido membership. Shame as it's just around the corner. OTOH the lido is also very close and I get sauna/steam (albeit not as hot as the Rec!).

    What I need is Anytime Fitness' location, with the lido's pool and outdoor sauna, together with The Rec's sports hall and indoor sauna/steam/cold showers (and soft play). That'd be perfect!
     
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  15. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I'm still sore at Mr Patel's departure from his shop so I've got a one man boycott against the G7.
     
  16. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    A merger!

    I went for my first class today. Was really good. Small and personal. Got a PT starting tomorrow too. I'm really happy about this gym. The closeness to my place makes me go. It really is joyous.
     
  17. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I miss him too. We never knew where he went did we?

    When my daughter was little she'd like to go in just to say hello. He used to give her a sweetie. She couldn't say Patel so called him Mr Matel :). Happy times.
     
  18. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    He was a lovely guy. Always shouted 'YOU WANNA BAG?!?!', even if you were just buying a paper... And of course he was clearly the inspiration for the mild-mannered gun-toting hostage-taker in Mark Billingham's 'Good as Dead' (portly newsagent on Norwood Rd takes police officer hostage):

    Good As Dead - Book from Mark Billingham

    Read it and you'll see what I mean...
     
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  19. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    There used to be a guy called Ray who would sit in with him and he is still about. He has told me the area he's in, but I always get it confused with somewhere else. Mr P was a subpostmaster for a long while and was working recently to train people in the PO systems. Ray doesn't like travelling when it's dark so his opportunities to see Mr P have been limited recently.
     
  20. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Good news about the corner of avenue park road onto norwood rd; theyre making the pavement bigger and putting a speed barrier up. Happy days!
     
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  21. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    So much for natural selection
     
  22. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

  23. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

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  24. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Really? That's not at all what it said on the plans they sent out. I think it will be much nicer if it's pedestrianised, so I hope that's right.
     
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  25. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Yeah I thought it was just a raised entrance to it to make it more pedestrian friendly.

    If I recall it was a Dutch or Danish name referring to the type of entrance where they had presumably been first used as traffic calming measures.

    I'd love them to pedestrianise it but I imagine Browns Taxis might be less enamoured by that...
     
  26. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Someone that works at the railway told me but he's known for not always getting the full picture. Sorry!
     
  27. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I did wonder about that.

    They've nearly finished the pavement on avenue park road. Very efficient.
     
  28. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

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  29. Lee Japser

    Lee Japser Well-Known Member

  30. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

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