For weightlifting, LA fitness is better than a made-for-Informercial home gym. But, their cardio setups universally suck sweaty balls.
Their financial setup has been outsourced to a financial/collections company. This has been a significant black eye for that chain. Lets just say that when you do decide to quit, send your written demand by certified mail. Several times. Apparently, by the yelp reviews, that is the only way they will do what you ask them to do.
Whoever thought relegating cardio equipment to a mezzaine with inadequate air circulation and mounting cheap PA speakers two feet above your head should not be allowed to breed.
LA fitness varies by gym. Several gyms in the western Washington area are overcrowded and best avoided. Also, if you use personal training like I do, I get 50 minutes for about $60. My friend left LA fitness with prejudice when he discovered he was getting 30 minutes for the same cost.
The only thing bad about 24hr fitness is it is usually open 24 hours. So, if you're a procrastinator... Other than that, most of the gyms in this chain I have seen have been perfect. For the occasional woman who plops herself on the treadmill next to you then starts phone calling her clients, just politely ask her to do that somewhere else. Worked the last couple of times.
Me saturday night: "Hi, 3AM gym buds. What's happenin?"