Health & Wellbeing
Health Clubs IN RUHR
Different health clubs are located all across the Ruhr Metropolis. Some are nationally branded such as Holmes Place, Fitnessloft and Kieser Training, others are more individual. All have a particular focus, perhaps specialised in training across generations, or experts on back pain.
Fitness centres can unfortunately suffer from a widespread phenomenon. Even the best intentions of many members fade and they simply give up on working out or exercising. Enthusiastic expats also experience signing up then following other priorities or simply relocating to another country after a while. Hence health clubs are constantly keen to attract new faces to their clubs.
A note on leaving the location is important. Make sure your contract includes a viable opt-out clause to avoid the unique German trap of automatic renewal. If in doubt, cancellations should always be done in writing with proof of delivery.
By Vincent Green, Jul 1 2021
SERVICE IN THE RUHR
The service environment in Germany is extremely different to that in, say, the US or the UK. Customer experience is defined both by a mix of personal attitudes and the ability to interact with others. Also a result of social tradition and a few decades of history.
Original language movies are popular among expats living across the Ruhr Metropolis. Films are screened regularly in English original with subtitles, known as OmU and without, portrayed as OV. A wide variety of cinemas or movie theatres can be found, both large and small.