Joining a Gym

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Posted: 17 May 2011, 10:49
Well, I have decided to join a gym once again. This time I am not looking for quanity, I am looking for quality. The last few gyms that I belonged to, had many machines, but the quality of the machines were horrible, and they borke down alot. The classes were very expensive and the place was very condensed.

I just found out they are opening a LA Fitness about 5 miles from my apartment and decided to look into it. They have the basketball courts, the lap pool, the sauna, whirlpool, very large, and it has free weights (Big Plus for me). For 40 dollars a month with no iniation fee it is worth it. I am looking forward to getting back in the gym, and can drive striaght from work instead of going home and changing then heading back out.

Question is what is your over all experience with LA Fitness, if you belonged to it or any other gym, what is the major points you look at before joining? What different enviromental factors (people around you, trainers around you, TV's) help or hinder you? Was the money worth it? Just interested in finding out what people though about the gym aspect and how it differs from the home gym aspect. Very Happy
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Posted: 17 May 2011, 11:12
have you tried planet fitness?

i hear LA is good too. you gotta really be comforable around people to go to these big name gyms. there are generally alot of people there unless you do a 24 hr gym and go late at night. =]
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Posted: 17 May 2011, 11:40
I love LA Fitness, It's the only public gym I've found that lets me do olympic lifts.

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Posted: 23 May 2012, 12:26
I have a membership with PF in S Philly. At first, I was bothered by the fact that they only have smith machines and no barbells, but eventually I found a way to get a good workout with what they have. Most of my training involves using dumbells (PF goes up to 60lbs).

Their membership is relatively inexpensive, but it does get quite crowded during the early evening.

I used to work out at home, but I never pushed myself. I definitely train harder at the gym. (might be just a mental thing)

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