Snap Fitness

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    Jul 31, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
    So, I live in Pullman, WA. The only good thing in this town is our award winning gym. Seriously, it is amazing. Check it out here http://urec.wsu.edu/urec/index.jsp

    Anyway, the whole thing shuts down for a week to prep for the new semester. Luckily, there is a new gym in town that opened up, so I am going there for the week, which leads me to the topic at hand:

    Does anyone work out at Snap fitness? The one here is TERRIBLE. There is only one set of each weight of dumbbells. One Smith machine (which is the only "Barbell" bench press) one swiss ball of each size. NO medicine balls. One bench for DB work. I didn't really look at the track machines because I basically do free weights. NO mats for sit-ups or push-ups. For cardio, there are no stairmasters, spinning bikes, or rowing machines. Basically, it is going to be a tough week...

    Are all snap gyms this rough? Or is it just because Pullman is crap? And how is this supposed to challenge our gym? Who are the business people that set this up?
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    Jul 31, 2007 2:31 AM GMT
    That's the difference between a taxpayer-funded gym and a member-funded gym.

    I once knew some guys who were so fed up with all the stuff they paid for but didn't use that they pooled their dough, rented an old garage, and started their own private gym with just the stuff they wanted and/or already owned.
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    Jul 31, 2007 8:12 PM GMT
    Actually, it is student paid for. We all have to pay a flat rate whether we use it or not. It's like communism!

    Also this snap fitness place didn't even have a water fountain. Ludicrous!
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    Jul 31, 2007 8:39 PM GMT
    I've worked out at Snap Fitness once--in Fargo, on a business trip. They're meant to be a little bit cut-rate. Machines aren't so nice, no locker room, etc. On the plus side, they give you 24-hour access and they've got decent guest policies for travelers. It's a national franchise, sort of like the Burger King of fitness facilities. Ugh!