I joined the YMCA since it is the only gym located in the Troy area. It costs almost as much as Gold's and ABC and it is not nearly as nice. The equipment is old and the facility itself is old and rundown. The place is filled with children (pre-teens) placing on the gym equipment and they aren't even allowed to BE in the fitness center. It costs as much as the other YMCAs in the area and others are MUCH MUCH nicer. You are allowed to use any YMCA in the area, but lets face it, if I wanted to drive to Clifton Park to work out I would have joined Golds.