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Gyms in Japan?

So a friend of mine who started training with us this semester has some good potential to get strong. He just got approved to go abroad next semester to Japan though, and I have NO IDEA whatsoever what gyms are like in Japan to help him with a program.

Anyone have experience? For some reason I can’t imagine that they’re like American gyms at all.


“Pokemon makes you stronger.”


Well I see some free weights at least, that’s reassuring.

I imagine they are more like health clubs.

A nice gym will be hard to find. You might look for a powerlifting gym, they are likely to be reasonably equipped.