Bodybuilding, Supps & Steroids in Angeles – Enhanced Athlete Gym
50 peso Recharge
To update our old post on gyms in Angeles City (do you even lift Dante?), Fitness Connection is now called Enhanced Athlete gym.
Same location opposite Casino Filipino, take a right out as you come out of Walking Street, the end where McDonalds is. It’s now $2 a day (100 pesos) walk-in daily pass, or 1000 per month membership.
Opposite the casino
Enhanced Athlete Gym has everything you’d expect of a serious bodybuilding gym, several racks, barbells, several benches – flat, incline, decline – heavy dumbbells, tons of weight plates, leg press etc. Free wifi.
It’s usually pretty empty, 4 – 5 people max afternoons, and it’d take a lot more than that to ever need to wait for a piece of equipment. There are two of everything. Plenty of cardio machines too, treadmills and bikes.
Up to 60kg dumbbells
Steroids in Angeles City?
Fitness Connection kinda changed their name to Enhanced Athlete gym apparently to avoid a previous ‘association’ with selling steroids there.
Changed… their… name… to… Enhanced… Athlete… that doesn’t seem to be a better name choice 😀 (‘Enhanced’ is a euphemism for being on steroids).
There are still a bunch of Fitness Connection gym signs up dotted around, but if you ask the reception what it’s called they’ll say Enhanced Athlete.
Open 7am – 9pm weekdays, 6am – 10pm weekends
Enhanced Athlete is a company and online store that sells supplements that are as close to steroids as they can legally get. ‘Growth hormone’ and ‘anabolic androgenic support’ pills.
I don’t know much about that stuff but their Angeles City gym is good and they sell the basics too like preworkout, egg whites, whey protein. You can buy tubs or by the scoop in banana smoothies.
No-Xplode, Protein shakes, BCAAs, Amino acids
Even viagra (sildenafil citrate pills) and some fat burners. As far as buying actual steroids there… injectable testosterone and so on, there are signs on the walls saying ‘no steroids here’ etc.
I wouldn’t write anything publicly… but obviously… if you wanted to buy steroids a bodybuilding gym where some patrons know about steroids would be your first port of call…. and they did ‘allegedly’ used to sell them…
Ligandrol, Test boosters, Ostamuscle, Cardarine
Or try their ‘steroid like’ supplements but from what I’ve read actual steroids can be cheaper and much more effective, you could buy steroids in Thailand and then just take them over to the Philippines in checked baggage.
My friend has done that before with no issues. All the supplements this AC gym sells are quite expensive, ~3000 pesos for Cardarine fat burner, ~2000 for preworkout.
‘Fat burning cream’, Code Pink, Viagra, Yohimbine
What I do is order Pulse preworkout online from Legion Athletics – 10% off link. I prefer it to NoXplode, it has L-Theanine which is good for mood and focus, I get tons of work done on that after fitness.
Meet Mr Britain
Mr Britain 2006, Paul Longfield, trains at Enhanced Athlete gym. An Angeles City fixture, you can’t miss him towering above everyone else, huge guy. He has an interesting backstory.
Paul Longfield bottom right
A Bobybuilder from Derbyshire who has been on the run from police for five years is working at a gym in the Philippines, the Derby Telegraph can reveal.
Paul Longfield, who was the reigning Mr Britain at the time of his arrest in 2006, was charged with 14 counts of illegally dealing steroids.
He was bailed to appear at Derby Crown Court to plead to the charges in 2007 but failed to turn up.
Now the Derby Telegraph has traced Longfield to the Fitness Connection Gym, in Angeles City, Pampanga, and last night we contacted him.
Lots of floor space
Longfield said: “To be honest, there’s not a lot for me to come back to in Derbyshire. All my friends in the UK say the country is in a bad state and I’m virtually married to an Asian girl here in the Philippines now.
The only thing I miss about the UK is haddock and chips and the odd pickled onion.
Bench press, pull up bars, dip bars
“I’m nearly 50 years old, I can compete in the gym on power-lifting weights with guys half my age and I have taken steroids for a number of years.
Around Derby I’m told there is a problem with heroin and crack cocaine and I can tell you straight that people do not mug grannies for their next fix of anabolic steroids.”
Longfield claimed that using anabolic steroids, often to enhance athletic performance, was less dangerous that smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol.
“It is a witch hunt. There are a lot of people saying in the press about steroids and how dangerous they are that don’t know what they are talking about.”
Leg machines, Zumba ball
What a legend! He can be seen occasionally training at Enhanced Athlete, still going strong in Angeles City as of 2017. My friend chatted to him.
I hope he continues living the dream, working out and happy with his Filipina girl long into old age.
No Air Con
This is the only problem, there’s no air conditioning but that’s pretty standard for Angeles City gyms. Electricity costs in the Philippines are the highest in Asia.
‘Only a few families control the Philippines‘ – another Manila Times article.
Enhanced Athlete gym does have some fans though and it’s not that bad. There’s a free water cooler with cold water and energy drinks sold out of a fridge.
Overall I’d say it’s the best gym in Angeles City, close to walking street, not busy and has all you need.