Best Gyms in Los Angeles

  • thebigtwist

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    Dec 14, 2010 8:51 AM GMT
    So I've been living in LA for a few months now. I was avoiding getting a gym membership until I started working more steadily (film industry), but I'm just not cut out for the home gym routine.

    Where should I go? Factors that weigh in:

    - Cost (big one)
    - Location (I'm in west LA)
    - Gays in attendance
  • TexasBoeuf

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    Dec 15, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    Golds Hollywood is the big gay gym where all the porn stars go. VB's Golds is better imo and has plenty of 'mos too. Depending on where you are in West LA, VB may be the better option.
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    Dec 15, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    The best deal, period.. Get a prepaid membership at 24 Hour Fitness at Costco.
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11499621

    There's a 24 Hour Fitness near Santa Monica Airport and one in Ladera Heights. I'd recommend the one in Santa Monica. Parking sucks and it's insanely crowded. But a good mix of gay guys.

    I hear the Golds in Venice is pretty good. High ratio of gay guys. And I think Chris Wide (Colt model) is a trainer there. Membership is around $40 a month.
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    Dec 15, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    xrichx said And I think Chris Wide (Colt model) is a trainer there.


    I used to love Chris Wide- but he was always mute in his scenes and I was constantly wondering if was a heterosexual- (turn-off) icon_cry.gif
  • Runningrass

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    Dec 15, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    I'd say the closest one within running/biking distance. I used to go to Bally's on Ventura. It was 2 miles from my apartment.
  • thebigtwist

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    Dec 15, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    That $300 24 Hour membership sounds like a great deal, as it works out to be $12.50 a month. I'll have to get a trial membership to the 24-Hours around here to see how I like them, since that's a ton of money to drop at once.

    There's a Bally's near my house that I toured, but a few things turned me off. 1) Oddly arranged, unimpressive facilities 2) Exorbitant price 3) High-pressure salesmen that blocked my exit to the door when I tried to walk out. I'm not sure if all Bally's are like that, but it was maddening at the time.
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    Dec 16, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    That 24 Hour Fitness membership is good at any location, except the Ultra Sport locations. So if you ever move or if you're working on location, you can use a nearby 24 Hour Fitness.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 16, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    thebigtwist saidSo I've been living in LA for a few months now. I was avoiding getting a gym membership until I started working more steadily (film industry), but I'm just not cut out for the home gym routine.

    Where should I go? Factors that weigh in:

    - Cost (big one)
    - Location (I'm in west LA)
    - Gays in attendance




    I lived in Venice for 14 years and I don't think it gets much better than the original Gold's Gym there. Reasonably priced, close to the beach, lots of gays but not nearly as obvious like the Gold's Hollywood
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    Dec 16, 2010 6:24 AM GMT
    I always go to the gym that's most convenient for me as far as distance to my house, work, or school tbh...
  • charrismd

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    Dec 16, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    I've found that all of the gyms here are into the hard sell. True for Equinox, Gold's, LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness. I am currently at the Meridian Bodies in Motion on Wilshire....walking distance. I was at the YMCA in Hollywood but could never get there. I like the Y's commitment to being open to everyone.