As a wise man once said, “You have to have the right tools to succeed.” And when it comes to sports, having the right tools will go a long way in helping you achieve your fitness goals.
Are you plateauing on your squat gains? Getting a pair of squat shoes and a new weightlifting belt might help you push past your limits!
Perhaps you’re contemplating joining a marathon soon? Having the right pair of running shoes will save your feet and toes from the abuse you’re about to put them through.
Maybe you just want to look cute while exercising? Different sports shops offer a variety of different attire options. Look fabulous while you workout!
Whether you’re a casual or an athlete, sports shops offer a myriad of equipment for all your workout needs. And if that wasn’t reason enough, the marathon trend that has been booming of late will be a great motivator. You’ll definitely get plenty of opportunities to show off your new gear!
With that in mind, sports shops are defo important for marathoners and exercise junkies. Here are the top sports shops in Sarawak, in no particular order.
1. Lea Sports Centre (LSC)
If you’re a Sarawakian, you would’ve no doubt heard of Lea Sports Centre. LSC is one of the OGs of the local sports equipment industry. This sports shop has come a long way since its humble family business beginnings all those years ago.
More particularly, the family business started its operations on 17 May 1984. The company’s head office was and is still located in Wisma Hopoh shopping complex in Kuching. Over the years, the company has grown into one of the largest retail business groups in Sarawak.
Today, the company boasts over 700 employees throughout the country. Also, LSC has outlets sprinkled throughout various locations in Malaysia. To be precise, the company has more than 30 stores nationwide. And an online store is also available for the Internet savvy.
With an increasing number of retail outlets, LSC is looking to grow even further in Sarawak. If you’re itching for a sports shop that’ll leave you spoilt for choice, LSC is here!
2. Sports Direct
For a bit of international flavour, look no further than Sports Direct. Founded in 1982 and also known as SportsDirect.com, it is one of UK’s largest sporting goods retailers.
How big is Sports Direct’s network of stores? With over 700 stores worldwide, Sports Direct operates a diversified portfolio of sports, fitness, fashion and lifestyle brands. In other words, whatever sporting needs you may have, Sports Direct has it!
In 2015, Sarawak finally welcomed Sports Direct to its shores. The company’s first store in the state officially opened its doors to patrons in November of 2015. And the store has seen its fair share of success since then.
With droves of sporting enthusiasts coming in, Sports Direct is looking to build on its reputation as one of the top sports shops in Sarawak.
Looking for new sporting equipment? You can find the Sports Direct store in Vivacity Megamall today. Alternatively, Sports Direct also offers online shopping options for those who do not want to visit the physical store.
3. Royal Sporting House
Another international contender, Royal Sporting House is a Singaporean multi-brand sports retailer. This sports retail store was first established in 1977. The sports retailer has since grown into a multi-store network that has stores all over the world.
What do you get when you visit Royal Sporting House? Sporting apparel, footwear, and accessories galore! Expect heavyweight brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, and more when you visit any Royal Sporting House store.
Aside from the sporting brands, Royal Sporting House also aims to provide a great experience for the sports enthusiast. To that end, the company is committed to building trust and long-term relationships with its customers and partners.
The locale doesn’t matter, at any Royal Sporting House store, you can expect only the best of the best. The company describes themselves as the epitome of sporting lifestyle and fashion. And we’d wholeheartedly agree with that statement.
Royal Sporting House promises sporting products fit (no pun intended) for your active lifestyle. So what are you waiting for? Get over to the Royal Sporting House store at the Spring shopping mall today!
4. The World Sports Equipment
Sounds familiar? Well, this store’s name bears a striking similarity to the World of Sports. But make no mistake about it, World Sports Equipment is in a league of its own.
With over 20 years in the biz, this homegrown business has become a mainstay with the locals. The World Sports store has its roots ingrained in the sleepy town of Sibu, Sarawak. Together with its Kuching branch, the company is looking to be top dog in the sports equipment industry in Sarawak.
From basketball equipment to dumbbells, you can’t go wrong with this local establishment. So if you’re keen on buying some great and affordable sporting equipment, we can’t recommend this store enough!
And there you have it, these are our top picks for sports shops in Sarawak. Though, keep in mind that we’ve opted to exclude brand-specific stores such as Nike, Adidas, and so on. Because to be honest, these “premium” stores don’t exactly fit into our definition of a sports shop. That is a store that caters to any and all sports, fitness, and exercise equipment.