LAF Ansley can be extremely crowded from 5:30-8pm but the gym has a friendly vibe so you can work in if you smile and ask.
Before the remodel 6 months or so ago, the place was nasty and broken down, Now everything works and is clean enough.
Almost no trainers around because LAF pays $12/hour(charging the customer $50 for an unhappy, unqualified sales associate pretending to be a trainer).
I also go to Urban Body a few blocks away on Piedmont Park. I love it though it's more expensive with less equipment. It's not crowded and because there's so many trainers, it's a serious place. Urban Body is CLEAN.
is close and I hear it's good.
Atlantic Station is a mall and maybe because of that I don't care for the LAF there but I've worked out there twice and everything is maintained and functional.