I don't know what some people are expecting for either $10 or $20 a month, but if you're looking for tons of equipment where there's alway something available for use, then CardioExpress is a fantastic place. The trainers in Southington are super-nice, and although I don't ""subscribe"" to their program, they are always happy to give me a pointer about the use of a piece of equipment or my form in executing a particular exercise. I love to watch what they do with their ""clients"" and if I ask another (not busy) trainer about the concept or whatever, they are happy to tell me about it. The staff is friendly and although they do socialize amongst themselves when it's slow, they immediately hop to attention if a member approaches, and place the member's needs first. The equipment and locker rooms are always clean and in good working order. Parking stinks, but that's not their fault, the parking lot was designed before they came along! The staff that run the classes are so friendly, they tailor the class to the participants every time. For my ten bucks a month, I couldn't ask for a better place. If you want leh-de-dah glitzy classes and continuously changing programmes, join the expensive gyms...you'll find it there. If you want a gym where ordinary people can go and get a thorough workout of every muscle in their body on a variety of equipment and never have to wait for a piece of cardio equipment (plus t.v.'s to boot!) without breaking the bank in this tough economy, then Cardio Express is for you!
Pros: plenty of equipment, courteous attentive staff
Cons: limited parking