Northwest Athletic Club in Fridley is absolutely breathtaking as far as gyms go. It has every possible piece of equipment you could want, several pools, a track, day care, classes every single day of the week or every type of person, trainers, basketball courts, tennis courts, and even a smoothie bar....but it comes at a hefty price. Not only do you have a joiners fee, but you have a high monthly membership fee. If you plan on using a trainer, that's extra. If you want a locker, that's extra. If you want to use rackets or the courts, that's extra. Really the only thing "included" in your membership is the use of the fitness equipment, the pool, and select classes. Most of the more specific classes such as dance require a payment as well. Tanning? that's extra.....sigh. All in all, for me it wasn't worth all of the money I was spending. Now don't get me wrong I was seeing results and the two free sessions with the personal trainer got me started ok, but if I wanted to see him ever again it was $70.00 an hour after that....no can do....so I had to move on. Sorry Northwest, you may be state of the art, but so are your prices.