Northwest, while nice, clean, is extremely overpriced. Almost twice as much as Lifetime. Unfortunately, there isn't much on the Mpls. side of town for Lifetimes. Northwest in St. Louis Park is nicely equiped, clean, and has a lot of young, hot, urban professionals to keep you motivated. Vikings cheerleaders work out here often.
It's sad to me that I have to pay that much for gyms that offer valet parking, bus service, but will not give free towel service. Yes, you have to pay for towels. Yes, you can valet park your vehicle. How pathetic is that? It can get very overpacked here though. Good gym but overpriced.
Pros: facility, clientele, free classes (mostly)
Cons: valet parking, cost, crowded