October 25, 2017 14:05
I should start by saying I am writing this review as a college student who has been training heavily in weight lifting and bodybuilding for several years.
This gym has all the necessities: cardio equipment, free weights, machines, and open areas for stretching, etc. There is no problem at all with lack of equipment. There are changing rooms but no showers, but as someone who only shows up to lift and go home, this isn't an issue for me.
The biggest problem is the disorganization of the gym. Members are absolutely TERRIBLE with putting their weights back. I can't even count how many times I have watched someone take dumbbells off the rack or load plates on a bar, do their sets, and then leave the weights on the ground and walk away. It is very difficult to find the plates that I need and I almost always have to walk around the gym more than once to find what I'm looking for. As someone who just wants to get in, work out, and get out, this is very frustrating. In between sets I'll reorganize plates or put things back where they belong, but by the time I'll leave I'll notice that someone has already left it misplaced.
I am not sure what the solution is to this. It may help somewhat to simply put up signs that say "rerack your weights" but who knows. I am very conscientious of gym etiquette and it is annoying to see such disregard of it at this gym. I have been to Anytimes all over the country and it has never been an issue at the others.
That said, this is likely not an issue for the casual gym goers that make up nearly the entire member base. I have no other issues with this gym. Although, as others have mentioned, some of the equipment is outdated, everything works perfectly fine and 45 lbs is 45 lbs, regardless of how new it is.