Modern, clean, and cheap! The DaAn Sports Center is a community gym located across from Taiwan National University on XinHai Rd. It’s one of the nicest non-private gyms you can find in Taipei, just right for anybody looking to get in some exercise.
Constructed just within the last few years, the DaAn Sports Center comes with all of the latest facilities, and they are adding more all the time. The gym is open from 6:00 to 22:00 everyday, though some of the facilities have special times.
Swimming Pool NT$110 | NT$80 (student) per hour
The swimming pool has three sections including an Olympic-sized pool and two other practice/play pools. It is open 06:00 – 10:00 and 10:30 – 22:00.
Ping Pong Tables NT$100 per hour
There are a good amount of tables in the room, but it can fill up quickly, so make sure you get there early to get a spot.
Basketball | Badminton Courts
Basketball: NT$1500 (Wed – Sat 12:00 – 18:00) | NT$2000 (18:00 – 22:00)
Badminton: NT$300 (Weekdays 06:00 – 18:00 / Weekends06:00 – 12:00) | NT$500 (Weekdays 18:00 – 22:00 /Weekends 12:00 – 22:00)
Weight | Aerobics Room NT$50 per hour
This room has all of the exercise equipment such as treadmills, rowing, step, and bicycling machines. It also has a good amount of machine weights and free weights that are suitable enough for a full work out.
For parents that need somewhere to put their kids, there is a free playground with a padded floor and plastic jungle gym.
Roller Blade Track NT$200 | NT$150 (student)
This is a specially built track just for roller blades, and is a good place for children to learn. There are also often classes and instructors here.
Pool | Billiards NT$100 per hour
Play all of your favorite pool games on some really nice tables.
Racquetball NT$150 (weekday 6:00-18:00 / weekend 6:00-12:00) | NT$250 (weekday 18:00-22:00 / weekend 12:00-22:00)
Full racquetball rooms for singles and pairs.
Driving Range NT$200 | NT$100 (student/senior)
There is a golf driving range on top of the sports center. However, the operation times are not consistent.
There are also lots of other rooms for classes and courses in martial arts, yoga, nutrition, training, etc. For schedules and events, check with the front desk.
The DaAn Sports Center is convenient, clean, new, and much cheaper than private gyms. Unfortunately, that means it can be packed at some times throughout the day and you won’t find a perfect weight lifting room here, so body builders or athletes may need something a little more advanced. However, everyone else will still be able to get a full work-out in no matter what it is they like to do. And you won’t have to worry about high prices and contracts.
For more info, visit the official website here.