What's your gym like?

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    Dec 16, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    Hi fellas,

    Handed my notice in at my gym, it's dirty, the staff wanna tell me their problems, the machines are useless with labels missing tell you what the weight is. Has affected my training. icon_sad.gif

    Am really excited about joining a new gym in the new year with a pool and good equipment.icon_smile.gif

    What's your gym like?
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    Dec 16, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Yeah, I quit my gym membership about 15 years ago. The time it took to get there and back was excessive and the average wait time for a piece of equipment was so long that I could never get through a routine. Plus the noise and atmosphere in there were unbearable. It was much cheaper and more efficient to build up my own collection of gym equipment at home.

    The only things I miss are the pool and the reciprocal gym privileges when on travel.
  • calibro

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    Dec 16, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    it's giant and filled with college boys
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    Dec 16, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    I'd belonged to an LA Fitness because it had everything on my must-have list. In descending order of importance:

    - all on one level
    - 75 foot indoor lap pool
    - great selection of free weights and machines
    - wide open uncrowded layout
    - yoga classes

    But it was 25 minutes away so now I belong to New York Sports Club even though I had to give up the one level, pool and uncrowded layout because it's just 4 minutes away (I can use pools at their other locations if need be) - I have to admit proximity is key. Plus it's the first gym on Long Island where I've been consistently eye-raped which is a huge plus, not so much because I need the validation but because I'm so glad I finally found the local gays.
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    Dec 16, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    i belong to anytime fitness, nice clean place, on the small side, but equipment is in very good shape, place is very clean. best ting is less than 5 minutes from home.
    Worst thing, i would like some extras such as either sauna or steam room, they would be nice to relax in after a workout during the winter.
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    Dec 16, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    I used to really like my gym (in Toronto) until I moved to Boston. For the past five months, I've been using the NorthEastern gym. It's two levels, has tons of equipment, very clean; I really like it. Now that I'm back home (for the holidays), my old gym suddenly seems archaic (the barbells are rusty, the equipment are old and the gym is really cramped). But, I still like to socialize with other members (I hardly know anyone in the NEU gym, even though it's been 5 months).
  • Nekoboi

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    Dec 16, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    my gym is a part of my work place it not big like 24 hour fitness or other places but it nice clean and they got most of the basic equipment there to body build or just to tone up . i go there every night after work and work out about a hr or so
  • Medjai

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    Dec 16, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    Best gym I've ever seen. One level, the size of three basketball courts, and has everything, including 8 power racks, and 6 Olympic platforms. I doubt I'll see a better gym anywhere.
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    Dec 16, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    Big, oldish, beat-upish and overpricedish.
  • Montague

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    Dec 16, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    LA Fitness.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Dec 16, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    It has nice weights and machines but it is super awkwardly quiet. No music is on. Plus lots of old people.

    But I'm on break so the one at the university is huge, easy to meet people, lively, tons of people, I enjoy going to the rec center at my college. Plus they have a climbing wall.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 16, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    NormalGuy93 saidIt has nice weights and machines but it is super awkwardly quiet. No music is on. Plus lots of old people.

    But I'm on break so the one at the university is huge, easy to meet people, lively, tons of people, I enjoy going to the rec center at my college. Plus they have a climbing wall.


    "Plus lots of old people?"

    I guess that those of us who are past 70 years olde should not be working out. We should be confined out of sight in nursing homes.
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    24-7 Snap Fitness

    grandma's and grandpa's...literally.
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Campus Rec and it puts any corporate gym to shame. 2 Levels. Olympic Swimming Pool. Decent amount of machines but at least 6 of every bench and I think about 8 squat cages, 8 racquetball courts. Plus a ton of specialized machines.
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    Packed with armenians who think they own that place and it smells like prison
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    Very Nice GYM

    40 Treadmill, Elliptical, and Bikes
    6 Rows of Different Weight Machines
    A Row wall full of free weights
    A Bunch of weight benches

    Boxing Area

    Room for private Classes

    Movie Theater with another 20 Treadmill, Elliptical and Bikes


    They just put down a new floor and re painted it. It is a very nice gym
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    I recently joined Anytime Fitness, because it's literally a 3 minute walk from my house. It has all the equipment I need, is less crowded and is clean. Plus it's 24 hours and just very convenient.

    I used to go to Good Life, which was great and one of their gym's had a swimming pool. But apart from that it's no biggie. Proximity and "less crowded" gyms get my vote.
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    I have three that I like and I get in a great work out at each one:
    * One is a Gold's........industrial / serious weight lifters / seems like acres of room.
    * The second is a private little gym in a small hotel. Everything I want and usually I'm the only guy there.
    * The third is the Y. A good smaller gym with everything I need, and two lap pools & a jacuzzi & sauna.

    I once bought a Vectra VX-18 home gym (the best I could find with all options) and set it up in a large room at home - with music, speakers, mirrors, the right lighting, water, etc. I was soon surprised how boring it was to work out alone. No eye candy. No other guys to check out while pumping iron. Just me. Alone. Unless I invited a friend over - and it wasn't often that my schedule matched another guy's schedule. I sold that house and let the Vextra home gym stay. $5,000+ down the drain. For me - much better to work out in a gym full of serious lifters. I get amped being around other guys - - - even if we don't talk much.
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    I am building my own gym in the next few weeks, on a spare bit of land at home. Can't wait. It will be somewhere to permanently site my Concept 2 rower and I will add dumbbells, benches, a power rack and some free weights as I go.
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    NormalGuy93 saidIt has nice weights and machines but it is super awkwardly quiet. No music is on. Plus lots of old people.

    But I'm on break so the one at the university is huge, easy to meet people, lively, tons of people, I enjoy going to the rec center at my college. Plus they have a climbing wall.


    "Plus lots of old people?"

    I guess that those of us who are past 70 years olde should not be working out. We should be confined out of sight in nursing homes.


    I don't know if it's what NormalGuy was referring to, but that was one of the last straws at my old gym as well. They launched some sort of senior discount promotion and loaded up the gym with retired people during the day. Those people sat around on the equipment and chatted. Loudly. They wouldn't yield to anybody who actually wanted to use the equipment. If you asked to "work in," they would refuse, do one or two reps, and then go back to just sitting and chatting. For half an hour. No, those people shouldn't have been in there.
  • DanOmatic

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    Dec 16, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    Mine is grimy and low-frills, but it is 1) two blocks from my house; and 2) it really has everything I need for what I use it for. Oh, and it's dirt cheap. No eye candy, though. I swear I'm the only homo there.
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    Dec 16, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Planet fit in nyc sucks..... I miss the gym back in Cali, so much eye candy icon_cry.gif
  • MidwesternKid

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    Dec 17, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    the tredmills face the only path to the free weights. The members look just as good coming in as they do going. Helps to that the only water fountain is on the other side of the facility so they have to pass by frequently. :-D
  • docbailey2005

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    Dec 17, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    24 Hour Fitness Cass Location (4 Locations) Still pretty clean after 5 years being open. Great classes and instructors especially bootcamp.
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    It's a Planet Fitness that's owned by a former bodybuilder or powerlifter so thankfully they've disabled the "lunk alarm". Limited equipment and there's always something broken (machines, mirrors, even the ceiling) but at least it's cheap.