LA Fitness

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    Oct 31, 2011 12:52 PM GMT
    I'm looking to switch gyms, and my options in the Cincinnati area are a little limited. Currently at urban active, but looking at LA Fitness. I know it's a national chain, so hoping for some feedback good or bad on the place!
    Thanks!
  • patmos9990

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    Oct 31, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    I belong to the LA Fitness in Dallas and love them. I have a package where I can go to any club in Texas for something like $32/month. This has been nice because there are several clubs close to me that I switch around with. Makes for a nice change of scenery.
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    Mine is 24.99 a month and I supposedly can go to any club in the country.
  • jeepguySD

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    Oct 31, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    I used to work out at LA Fitness in the San Diego suburbs. I actually liked the gym a lot. It was big, with a good selection of free weights, cables, plate-loaded machines, and machines. The equipment was kept in good repair and the facility was kept very clean. If I had not moved closer to downtown where LA Fitness has no gyms, I would still be working out there.
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    Oct 31, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    My first gym was LA Fitness. It was pretty good. The staff sucked, but LA Fitness ended up firing all of them. So I would say doooo eeeetttt.
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    Oct 31, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    La fitness here is good, the staff are really cool, wish they were open later on weekends, biggest pet peeve: no cleaning solution or towels, (gross) but I can bring a buddy for an I pay $30 a month so all n all pretty happy w/ em
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    Oct 31, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    I go to LA Fitness here in Dayton. The price is right and I can bring up to two buddies at a time. The staff is GREAT.

    I looked at Urban Active before LAF and they were pretty rude to me when I was there. I have a friend who was a member there, he had buddy privelages and took his girlfriend one day, showed her his routine. They told him he was acting as a personal trainer, got into a big fight with him about it and he finally walked out and joined LAF.

    My only beef with LAF is that it seems to take them forever to fix things. For instance, about a year ago there was some broken glass in the parking lot....it took them nearly a week to sweep it up.

    Overall, I'm happy with LA. I would suggest them.

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    Oct 31, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    I have a cheap ($21.26) membership at LA Fitness in addition to another chain and LAF's reputation for great service and clean areas tend to vary from city to city. You might find people who are happy with them while others will not. I rarely use mine That's how "good" they are. It's too bad you don't have a real gym like 24 Hour Fitness in your area...

    http://la-fitness.pissedconsumer.com/

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    Oct 31, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    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?"