Did anyone join a new gym in the last few months?

  • inuman

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    Sep 29, 2010 7:30 AM GMT
    So my partner and I have signed onto a newly opened gym here in our little town. Its a very nice place and super packed all the time, due to pricing promotions and what not but its still a nice place and open 24 hours from Monday to Friday and weekends are decent hours.


    My question is if anyone has joined a new gym and if so why and why did you leave the old gym?

    I'll start cause its only fair seeing as I posted the question.

    We joined a new gym actually back in June when they were doing the promotions to get clients and waited four months for it to open. We left the old gym because it was dirty, people were rude, staff were rude and also had a few things happen to us in regards to fake contracts and the like there. icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    I joined the new gym I'm at because its in the same big office building that I have students at so I'm able to go early before work or later after work. Its a less crowded gym but has really nice new equipment, a pool, sauna, racquetball courts, volletball courts, basketball courts, a whirlpool, etc... All the fixings of a big gym but its a more exclusive gym so there's people which is nice because I dislike waiting for equipment
  • jonhyboy

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    Sep 29, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    During my degree I went at the gym in the university because it was cheap and convenient... but when I finished my degree it became the same price as any other gym... my new gym as windows with nice views (the university gym is in the basement), if I move I can go at their other gyms (in the province), the gym is new, it's less crowded, it's better lol.
  • code_joe

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    Sep 29, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    I joined a new gym that sits a half a block from my work due to convienence. It's a very small gym and hardly anyone working out there on my lunch break. Except for 4 co-workers. I must say, It's interesting showering with co-workers. It's a small gym that has most of what I need but not anything fancy. No pool, suana, or anything like that. But it does have enough to give me a nice workout at lunchtime thats extremely convienent.

    I also have a membership to 24 Hour Fitness and I'll keep it around for when I want to go in the evenings. Plus that membership only costs me $53 a year. I don't like going there since by the time I get there it's late and I want to just wind down, it's overly crowded, and they could use a little more upkeep.

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    Sep 29, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    I switched from the University gym to a Crossfit gym at the beginning of July. I heard good things about Crossfit, especially from fellow runners who have dropped their times significantly since starting. So I jumped on the bandwagon and have been pleased ever since.

    It's a totally different atmosphere than the conventional gym. Excellent knowledgeable and motivating trainers, workouts that pull techniques from a variety of sources (eg. olympic lifts, gymnastics, military/law enforcement training, etc.), fellow athletes that are just as motivated as you are. There's just this sense of camaraderie and intensity I get at this gym that I've never gotten anywhere else.
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    Sep 29, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    Yeah I did. I was going to the gym at the university I work at and it was just not cutting it anymore. It's really crowded, didn't have enough equipment and is sort of expensive. It does have hot college guys though, which is nice.

    I joined the local Gold's Gym which has a lot of bodybuilders, which can be intimidating but also inspiring.
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    Sep 30, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    I joined another gym, which I only go to once a week because my personal trainer decided to change gyms and start working at this new one. I have to admit it's better than my 'old' gym and if it were closer to work I would change entirely. Alas, my old gym is part of a chain and I need it so I can workout at the one close to my home on the weekends.
  • inuman

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    Sep 30, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    Also forgot to mention but I was actually thinking of working at the gym that had all the bad stuff happen to us as well. Glad I didn't though as I also heard through a good friend who started working there that how they pay and what they pay are not fair wages and its borderline illegal.

    Anyways we're loving the new gym, even have a very close friend of ours there as well and he seems to like the place as well. Both my partner and he love to look at all the hot guys there, I love the place cause its clean, the staff are friendly and I can focus on my workout without being given the evil eye by staff cause I'm assisting in my partners and our friends workouts (they both haven't worked out in a gym before I walked into there lives, okay not walked, more like barged in but hey gotta start somewhere right...) icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 30, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    Yeah, I decided to take advantage of the athletic facilities at the university where I work. Just wasn't motivated enough to keep working out on my own at home. Besides.... Division I school also means Division I facilities (good) and Division I athletes (YAY)!
  • Melos

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    Sep 30, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidYeah, I decided to take advantage of the athletic facilities at the university where I work. Just wasn't motivated enough to keep working out on my own at home. Besides.... Division I school also means Division I facilities (good) and Division I athletes (YAY)!


    I hear ya. You never now how good you can have it at a University gym until you move on in life.

    I've been going to the local Bally's ever since I moved out to LA 6 months ago and it is a complete 180 to what we had in school.

    Once I got a job, I started going to the Bally's close to work which a step below the one close to home. Then there is a gym at work that is even worse...

    In the end, it's just a place to lift heavy objects, so as long as they have big enough shit to lift, it works.
  • inuman

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    Oct 01, 2010 11:33 AM GMT
    Melos said
    SAHEM62896 saidYeah, I decided to take advantage of the athletic facilities at the university where I work. Just wasn't motivated enough to keep working out on my own at home. Besides.... Division I school also means Division I facilities (good) and Division I athletes (YAY)!


    I hear ya. You never now how good you can have it at a University gym until you move on in life.

    I've been going to the local Bally's ever since I moved out to LA 6 months ago and it is a complete 180 to what we had in school.

    Once I got a job, I started going to the Bally's close to work which a step below the one close to home. Then there is a gym at work that is even worse...

    In the end, it's just a place to lift heavy objects, so as long as they have big enough shit to lift, it works.



    See I grew up in a small town with one gym and it wasn't manned by anyone, once a day it was cleaned and re-stocked with paper towel and spray cleaners and vacummed but no actual gym staff.

    When I joined Goodlife a few years back I had no idea gyms were that nice and now it seems that in University or some colleges the gyms are WAY better :-( I think I should go back to school just to check it out hahahaha icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 01, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    I just left another gym because I moved. I tend to bounce from gym to gym though anyway since I move a lot and take good offers when I get them. I just hate the 2 week adjustment period. (I swear the weights, especially dumbells, aren't what they say they are)

    Melos saidI hear ya. You never now how good you can have it at a University gym until you move on in life.


    My college gym was nice, but it definitely wasn't my favorite. It was a division I school with great facilities, but it was just too loud and chaotic. It had 100 people there at an given time (even slow ones), and I always had to wait to use equipment.