I think the Fitness Factory is great! It's a neighborhood gym in Shadyside where I live, so it's perfect just to walk down the street to workout. I totally don't feel like getting in my car after work and driving somewhere to workout so this works for me. The gym has plenty of cardio and strength equipment. I'm not into classes or swimming, just getting a good workout, so this gym is great for me. Everyone is friendly too, and there is a mix of people, so I have never felt intimidated. Also, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, a rarity in this day and age of big box stores. Joe behind the counter, still remembers my name, after almost a year of being a member. I have recommended this gym to several of my friends and will continue to do so.