I'm planning a trip to Japan and was wanting to do a Gold's Gym there and am curious how it'd compare to a gym in the USA.
So with gyms in the USA I'll often go there with a drawstring backpack with my gym clothes in it. I'll change and then go workout with my drawstring backpack beside me (I don't use the lockers since I've had stuff stolen from them before and don't intend to have it stolen again). Is doing that okay in Japan as well?
Also, I read somewhere that you're supposed to take a different pair of shoes to work out in in Japanese gyms. Is this true? In the USA I normally work out in the same shoes that I went to work in and walked about the city in. ie. I have just one pair of shoes and I wear it everywhere. Do I need to get two pairs of shoes to do gyms (or other stuff) in Japan?