I'm looking for decent gyms in the area with swimming facilities, so I tried to call this fitness ""club"" to see if they had an indoor pool. I spoke with the receptionist (who was curt and unfriendly) for all of two seconds before she transferred me to their membership sales guy who wouldn't let me get a word in edgewise before pitching how wonderful the facilities are and how inexpensive a year-long membership is. After prying myself out of that phone call, I figured I should just go and check the place out for myself - maybe the sleazy used-car-sales guy was a fluke. Boy was I wrong.
I got a trial pass from their website to try the place out, and was given a hard time about using it as soon as I walked through the door. They immediately tried to sell me a year membership again - harder than before. Understandably they don't want people just waltzing in with a free pass for a day to use the place, but they barely let me see the facility before pitching me on a year-long membership.
When I finally convinced them to let me see the building, I could see why they tried to sell me before I made use of the trial pass. The building looks like it hasn't been updated since the late '60s. There seemed to be one or two TVs in the entire building, and one of them is located as soon as you enter in front of these reclining bike cardio machines you usually see little old ladies using. And the TV has CNBC on. I know that's what revs my engine and gets me in a cardio mood.
The free-weight area was severely lacking, and the layout was not very user-friendly, so I didn't even bother wasting time on them. The resistance machines they had were okay, but again there were few.
The pool is a joke. It has two lanes - one for swimming and one for walking. Yes, two lanes. And one is taken up by grannies who need to walk in water to get their exercise.
I won't even mention the cardio portion since the other reviewers seemed to take care of that pretty well.
In short, stay away from this place unless you like a rushed workout on subpar equipment, eye strain from horrendously outdated interiors, and unhelpful staff who just want to get you out the door so they can make their next sale.
Cons: Old facilities, staff not helpful, time limits on everything