What do you need from your gym that they DON'T offer?

  • sf_athlete

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    Sep 11, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    Seems like gyms now offer the same old things without trying to help their clients actually get healthy, stronger. What would you like to see your gym offer that it currently does not offer?
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    Sep 11, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Outdoors.

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    Sep 12, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    No shirt policy for hot guys. LOL
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    Sep 12, 2009 3:04 AM GMT
    Off the top of my head I'd like to see:
    *Additional pull-up dip stations, without weights. Right now we have one with both stations on one side and everyone wants to use it.
    *A neck machine to help develop and strengthen my pencil neck.
    *Overall more 45lb plates - I have to round them up from all over the gym just for my leg press!
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    Sep 12, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    My LA Fitness is fabulous in just about every way. The people who work there are true fitness professionals and are happy to help anyone with anything anytime. The facilities are excellent
  • DCEric

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    Sep 12, 2009 3:30 AM GMT
    How about what they can get rid of? Say about 25% of the other people there. It's always crowded, no matter when I go.
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    Sep 12, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    Ummm...my gym could use more guys that look like sf_athlete ;)
  • cg220

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    Sep 12, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidUmmm...my gym could use more guys that look like sf_athlete ;)


    I agree 100% there!

    Jokes aside,I think my gym needs to duplicate some of the equipment it has alreayd. My gym has one set of cables and they are always being used. One pull up bar, etc. when it gets busy, it can really slow you down.
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    Sep 12, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    an indoor pool
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    Sep 12, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    SF Bay Club: No complaints. Love it.

    24 Hr Fitness: Oh dear.
    1. They could make it mandatory for people to bring towels.
    2. Clean the gym a little more.
    3. They could be a little firm on the locker room sleezeballs. Provide doors to the shower stalls.
    4. Instruct its members on gym etiquette while signing them up. No gargling at the drinking fountain, no shouting in english (or your native tongue) with your weights. No hogging gym machines while being on the cell phone.
    5. I wouldn't use an Indoor pool or steam/ sauna there, so I dont mind them not offering it.
    6 Good music would be nice.
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    Sep 12, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    this

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    Sep 12, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    The chain of gyms I use have up to date stuff and I couldn't really ask for anything more. I guess, if I had to pick something, I'd like it if the local branch I go to had treadmills where you could just punch in your speed, hit enter, and it would automatically adjust.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 12, 2009 4:29 AM GMT
    Both of the 24 Hour locations I go to are a bit run down.

    For the West Hollywood location, I'd love for them to fix broken equipment promptly. I'd love for them to keep the hot tub in working order and to get the chlorine mix right so there aren't always so many suds.

    For the Beverly Hills location: I want to thank them for the new Precor treadmills and adaptive machines. They're great! My quads have been killing me the past week and I love them. But how about finally fixing the A/C once and for all. Two summers in a row and every workout I feel like I'm doing that steam room yoga thing. How about fixing the bench in the men's sauna and replacing the wood handle from the door so I don't burn my hand stepping out. How about adding an additional set of 20, 25, and 30 lb. dumb bells.

    And for both, California is having a fucking water shortage. Could you please replace the shower heads with low flow heads and educate the water hogs to control their water use, please? I know they're all just in their cruising until they find someone to jack off with -- to each their own -- but maybe they could save some water while they're doing it?

    Many thanks.
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    Sep 12, 2009 5:01 AM GMT
    ^ I think all the 24 Hour locations are getting cardio machine upgrades. For the longest time, the cardio machines remained broken at mine. But I guess they didn't want to waste time repairing them, since new machines were coming.

    Anyways, I would love to see dedicated pull-up bars. The only pull-up bars we have are the ones that are attached the cable stations. Also, more squat racks. We only have one. And it seems people never use them for squats. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 12, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    Steam Room. They have a sauna but thats all.
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    Sep 12, 2009 6:45 AM GMT
    A couple of FreeMotion machines I just love: a squat machine (theirs has this awesome concave foot platform), and calf machine.

    Oh, and echo on having more of the hot guys above AND a shirtless gym (if said men were in attendance). I'd even take Peter Griffin in the negotiations.
  • Sayrnas

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    Sep 12, 2009 9:42 AM GMT
    -_- Mine needs more gay people...

    The gym itself is awesome but i want a damn rock walk. Rock climbing is so fun and I rarely get to do it.
  • Todtools

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    Sep 12, 2009 9:47 AM GMT
    I love working out on my bowflex at home. I have the dvd's to use as I do my reps, so I actually have my own personal trainer.
    I plan on getting a trendmill also.
  • Nicobx15

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    Sep 12, 2009 12:50 PM GMT
    bike racks!!!!!! so i can ride to the gym, getting my warm up and cardio in before working out!!!
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    Sep 12, 2009 1:02 PM GMT
    A squat rack.

    For the most part, I like my gym -- it's clean, modern, open, bright and reasonably well maintained with a good selection of equipment. But all we have for squatting is a smith machine. It's not terrible, but 1) it's not as good as a squat rack and 2) it gets used for a lot of things by people, so is frequently busy.

    Admittedly, a minor complaint
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    Sep 12, 2009 1:24 PM GMT
    Towels located on every floor. I hate it when I forget to grab a towel in the locker room and have to go back down 3 floors to get one.

    More squat machines. 2 isnt enough for a major metropolitian gym.

    and more guys like Mickeytopogigo.



  • cowboyathlete

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    Sep 12, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    I wish to God my gym had a hot tub!!!!
  • bishop65

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    Sep 12, 2009 2:06 PM GMT
    Kettlebells.
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    Sep 12, 2009 2:22 PM GMT
    I'd like complimentary towel service, which I've had in other places. And that their male trainers & attendants be dressed only in jock straps.
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    Sep 12, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    1. A better cleaning staff / pest control. Watching a cockroach walk around on the ceiling while you're looking up at it doing bench presses is kind of disconcerting.
    2. A higher percentage of working machines. I understand stuff gets broken. Just...fix it. And "fixing it" does not mean the jankiest possible solution. For example, novelty keychain carabiners are not appropriate replacement parts for the cable machines.
    3. A membership that actually re-racks their #$%*ing weights and returns dumbbells to the correct location. Dumbbell hunting is not my favorite pastime.
    I could ask for an improved music mix but I'm not greedy.