This isn't your standard review, in that the facility has been defunct for some months now. I just happened upon this listing and felt I should add to the two previous reviews. For the record, I joined Fitness Exchange in August of 2001. At the time I loved going there to workout because I would leave feeling better not only due to the physical workout, but also because I was surrounded by upbeat and positive-minded members of my community. Unfortunately, one month before the owner and founder of the club, Al McLaren, sadly passed away, he sold out to Mary Ann McBee, one of his former employees. During the ensuing years, the overall feel of the club seemed stagnant, if not apathetic. Mary Ann, as mentioned by the two prior reviewers, is not exactly a ""people person"", although she does love to get her name and photo in the local gay magazines whenever possible. I'll refrain from sharing my experiences with her poor people skills, bad business knowledge, and lack of customer service. I'll simply say that the two before me sound quite familiar. Whether it's her lesbionic distaste for gay men, who can say for sure. Eventually, Mary Ann started selling off parts of the building as well as taking on more and more partners all in an effort, it would seem, to keep the business afloat despite her complete ineptitude to make a profit. In the end, the Fitness Exchange as we once knew it ceased to exist. A new club has popped up in a new location with a new name--Crew Health & Fitness. There may be a few similarities, but the days of the Fitness Exchange being ""the"" gay gym are sadly behind us. For those who of us who enjoyed the good times, I guess we should have known it was too good to last. And as for any new clients of this re-incarnated club, beware the apathy of Mary Ann. If it destroyed the Fitness Exchange, what else could it do?
Cons: Out of business