This is a high volume gym for the financially challenged. This gym is also popular with the gay community and a few inner-city pseudothugs. Some of the best gyms in the country are gay gyms, but this is not one of them. This gym has more swish than a whirlpool washing machine and more hiss than a leak in the Goodyear blimp. Most people don?t workout. They just stand around in small groups like high school girls at recess, or they parade around the gym, or drape themselves over a piece of equipment while on a loud cell phone conversation. People also don?t put up their weights. Your limited time at the gym will be spent tripping over weights, hunting for your weights, or putting up other people?s weights. The place is HOT! This is Atlanta, and heat is cheap. Even in the winter, it can be too hot to breathe. The equipment is old, and the machines stick. The gym is badly laid out. The smith machines are facing the wrong way. The dumb-bells are against the mirror. Someone is always in you mirror-space, or your reaching around someone, or tripping on the feet of the people on the benches that are nailed to the floor. The locker rooms are badly laid out. The benches are against the lockers. People are always falling over each other while they are getting dressed or trying to reach their locker. Then there is the filth, as someone else stated. It?s not because there is no staff, but the members are the kind of people who make a mess. The bathrooms, alone, could be shut down by the health department. They are about as nasty as a bar on Bourbon Street. The gym is cheap and it?s open late, but before you join, look around and ask yourself if you want to look like the people who workout there.
Pros: Hours, Cheap
Cons: Filth, Etiquette, Old Equipment