Whats the reason u picked the gym u enrolled in ? Like equinox, club l.a,24 fitness , world gym , golds gym , crunch, etc

  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Jun 16, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    I enrolled with 24 super sport cause its open 24/7

    Equinox because my bf love it like he loves club one , member of gold gym so i can train with my buds who competes in bodybuilding.


    What about u guys?

    Which gym r u guys using n why did u picked it ?
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    Jun 16, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    It's $10 per month? icon_cool.gif
  • Brack202

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    Jun 17, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    My current gym is the university gym, so it's free.

    My previous gym was the YWCA, and I picked it over a private gym because it was both close by and less expensive. And it was actually a pretty nice facility that was recently renovated, compared with what you normally think of as the Y. The only problem was that because it was a YWCA, not a YMCA, the men's locker room was really small with just one bench and there would always be naked guys crowded too close together, which I sometimes didn't mind too much.
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    Jun 17, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    I joined a local chain. The branch I use most often is near work: I get off the subway and cross the street and I am there. Highly convenient. I can get my workout in before I get to my job.

    But the use of other locations gives me flexibility, access to a wider range of facilities, like swimming pools, and a chance to see new eye candy.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    Not location. LA Fitness because, even though it was the farthest at 25 minutes, was the most practical in that it was the only well equipped gym that had a lap pool where everything was on one level. Bonus points: spacious open layout, plenty of parking, lowest monthly fees and decent class schedules.
  • Syphon

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    Jun 17, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    I happen to be a full time employee of my gym... so that's why. :3
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    campus gym at the school I work for.

    Free, conveniently close to work, tons (literally) of free weights and squat cages, and almost zero creepers.

  • FriscoJansen

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    Jun 17, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Gold's Gym, it is right across the street from where I work so my co-workers/friends and I could go get a quick workout during our lunch breaks or even after work. Plus, I live like 2 miles from there anyway. Even better is one of our company benefits includes a discounted membership due to Gold's Corporate Wellness program that the corporation that I work for is signed up to.
    Initially, I guess I had gotten my best friend interested in working out/running because she wanted to lose a bit of weight so she suggested that we sign up for a Gold's membership. Had she not mentioned it I would not have become a member and just continued my regular routine of running in my neighborhood.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    There aren't that many gyms in my city, and this one happens to be a block from where I live.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    When at home, it's Planet Fitness all the way, every day... for only $10/month! It's got everything I need (treadmills etc. for a cardio warmup, and free weights and machines for the workout).
    My job involves full-time travel so I go to the gym that my hotel has an arrangement with, or whatever else is close by: Planet Fitness in Shelton CT, Gold's Gym in Pittsburgh, Club St. Louis in St. Louis, many others, and currently LA Fitness here in Norwalk CT.
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    Jun 17, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    I work for my gym's landlord. It's across the street from my office, so convenience and the low rate were why I joined. It was Nautilus when I joined, then became Gold's, then Bally's, and now it's LA Fitness.
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    Jun 17, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    La Fitness

    cause theyre a fairly decent gym for the price only 19/month and can do all over the Phoenix valley
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    Jun 17, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    The best gym I've ever been a member of was the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. You could leave the gym and run the reservoir in Central Park or play tennis in Central Park and come back and do a great facility. You could even catch a good lecture or performance at the 92nd Street Y.

    I guess Lifetime Fitness is a good suburban gym. It's on the pricey side. The 24 hours open is great.
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    Jun 17, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Wherever I am, it's a combo of proximity, cleanliness, and well maintained equipment.
  • metta

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    Jun 17, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    I didn't really pick it. When I was around 16, my parents asked all of us if we wanted to join the country club or the health club and we all chose the health club. It was Holiday Spa back then...which was bought by Bally's and then bought by LA Fitness. At the time I was also too young to join but they let me join because my parents were joining. We never really used the memberships more than a couple times the first couple years and my parents dropped their membership. But I kept mine.
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    Jun 17, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    Proximity.
  • iTommy

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    Jun 17, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    I go to Life Time because it has everything I want, it doesn't get crowded, I go to a lot of classes and they offer a lot of them, they have a lot of staff and the staff are very respectful, there are 24/7 locations and ones that are not - I use the gym after-hours sometimes, I use towels and lockers, and they are provided, there are a lot of locations around the area, there are no gimmicks or unreasonable contracts, there is a lot of variety of equipment, the food is really good, the facilities are always immaculate, the fitness instructors offer motivation without being pushy, though they do push my limits - the employees offer products and services I'm interested in, without trying to sell something I don't want or need, the guest policies are reasonable and accommodating, and they don't pressure my guests, they provide toiletries at no charge, the music is good (when I don't bring my own) and parking is free at most locations, the furnishings are very nice, and they are comfortable. I've never had an experience there where there was an ego problem, with an employee or a member.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Jun 17, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    Current one (Flex Gym) because it is on my way to work and was offering a "founder member" special where you get a guaranteed fixed monthly feed no matter how much they raise it for regular non-founders members. It has superb parking space (something that always count).

    Previous one (Gold's Gym) was near my home, but way too crowded and it would take ages each day to find a parking space on peak hours. I do miss their extended schedule thought.

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    Jun 17, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    I chose my gym because it has tonnes of different types of equipment, classes and a pool at great value. And it was only 255Euro for 12 months plus 4 months free

    it's also easy to get to, it's fairly near my house and it's on the way to my university for during term time
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    Jun 17, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    I joined planet fitness because it was in the same plaza as where I used to work. I stayed because it was close (just a fifteen minute drive), and I get lazy with canceling.
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    Jun 17, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    There are only two small gyms in my small town. I chose the one I am at - which is a locally owned - not a chain - for two main reasons...

    1) The trainer I was referred to worked there.
    2) The other option was Anytime Fitness - and I had a bad experience in my hometown - back when I was morbidly obese. They weren't interested in helping people get in shape - just hanging out with their buddies that were already gym rats.

    So, I am pleased with the gym I attend.
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    Jun 17, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    Chose Anytime Fitness, close to home, 24 hours, nice crowd, a family feel to the place.
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    Walking distance. I have a car and drive plenty but I wanted my gym close.

    Last week I joined a second neighborhood gym. It's more expensive than my original, the equipment is much older.....but it's got a great atmosphere. And sometimes, just a basic gym feels like something new.
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    I enrolled at Anytime Fitness because it's open 24/7, fairly quiet, and within walking distance. The distance was especially important. While I love my time at the gym, I don't want to waste time driving long distances to get to the gym.
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    I signed up with 24 Hour Fitness because they were close by, they had lots of equipment, and they had a steam room (which I enjoy over a sauna). Plus, I can go to most of their gyms around the country, which is a benefit since I travel for work. And at $99 a year, I will continue to renew my membership.

    I also have a membership to World Gym in Palm Springs because it is walking distance, in addition to the other reasons above. I first went to the 24 Hour Fitness in Cathedral City, but it was a shitty place with not much going for it (it's now closed). So I picked World.