Exericse/therapy spots near Shinjuku, Tokyo?
October 23, 2012 10:47 AM Subscribe
Living in Shinjuku, Japan. I have been rather stressed lately due to a variety of factors. Please help me find both exercise locations (cheap gyms, jogging routes) and inexpensive (but decent) counseling/therapy around the Shinjuku, Japan area.
posted by Kamelot123 to health & fitness (8 answers total)
I have been having some problems which I won't get into with this question - as a result, I've been under a lot of stress. I'd like to deal with this stress in a healthy way, through exercise and counseling.
I am living in Shinjuku (Higashi Shinjuku, to be exact). I'd like to find both scenic areas to jog within a reasonable distance, as well as cheap gyms since winter is fast approaching.
Whatever form of exercise, the cheaper the better (free is ideal!). I am open to both aerobic and anaerobic (weight training). I used to pay 20 dollars a month at my gym in America, and I simply can't afford the prices many gyms in Tokyo seem to cost.
Besides that - I would also like to enter therapy to talk about said problems. I am not on health insurance at the moment, so am not really sure where to start. I would be willing to travel a bit farther if it is someone with a good reputation that is reasonably priced.
Do you think I will be able to find affordable, helpful English-speaking therapists around this area? Or is it best to try and get on some kind of insurance?
Thanks in advance!