Let's talk about Fitness Gyms - The Pros/Cons & Pricing
Since its the new year, a lot of us would want to know the differences between fitness gyms. I'm looking to switch to goodlife soon with my corporate plan
I'll start by saying I work out at Planet Fitness.
I signed up when my location opened up about two years ago. I'm paying roughly $20/month with an annual fee of $30-50 (i dont remember)
Cheap rate of $20 that includes access to all Planet Fitness, use of tanning & massaging services.
Also you can bring a guest with you each time (anyone as long as it's just you two)
$10 rate monthly has access to that one gym location and that's it.. No services from the $20 rate
People are friendly there & also the staff
Open 24/7 & some holidays
Assisted machines, such as squat rack & bench presses
Small gym (my location specifically)
Weights section is small and usually busy
3 squat racks, two cable machines & dumbells go up to 75lbs
Gets busy at 12pm-11pm but less busy in the early mornings (7am-9am) and midnights (12am-6am)
There's a lunk alarm that goes off when people are grunting or dropping weights, though I have not seen the emoloyees use it when people are dropping weights
There aren't many locations in withing the GTA, maybe 10
My experience is rather good when I work out in the mornings it's not that busy & I try to avoid the afternoon where it's too busy to do any weight training.
The average age when I'm there is majority older adults. When machines are out of order, they tend to be so out for a couple months.
The price is worth it if you don't mind a gym where you lift light and your main focus is on cardio (lots of bikes & treadmills)
I've been to Oakridge Community Recreation Centre, a community centre where you can work out for free, as long as you sign up for a tag by reception area.
Does the job with the necessities for working out
Only one staff on duty, scan your tag and go
Most recently they added a bunch of new equipment and also changed some older equipment.
From my experience the gym is really small, but has most of the things you need (cardio, free weights, unassisted bars)
It's not that busy in the mornings, but after lunch it tends to get busy.
Overall, this is a nice gym if you live in the area, and aren't looking to spend a cent for a gym.
All types of people (old, young) workout at this location if anyone was concerned what the environment is like
I recently joined Goodlife Fitness & I can say the environment is different. So far, I've been to 3 different locations & the staff are relatively nice.
On my first visit to my local Goodlife the staff wasn't welcoming and didn't offer me a towel, but the second time the staff was very welcoming and offered me a towel.
It made a difference, since this will be my local gym, it would be nice to receive good service especially being a new member.
Going to your local Goodlife, you will see a lot of familiar faces (great if you want to rekindle your friendship or have a workout buddy)
Some Goodlife locations are 24/7
A good amount of unassisted benches & squat racks
There is a lot of classes going on whenever I come in the gym
Staff is fine
Expensive for a membership, even with my corporate plan of $450/year
The dumbbells are all over the racks. It seems as the staff doesn't organize the dumbbells or it could be the people putting then back wherever
Machines are crammed up beside each other making it impossible to get to the machine behind it
Change room is pretty small
So far, I've been going in the mornings, I have no issue waiting for machines. As it gets to 12pm, a lot more people start coming in all of a sudden
I've met some friends, and they tell me it gets busy in the afternoons, especially by 6pm
Majority of the people that workout at all the Goodlife locations I've been to are young adults