American Athlete Greenlake

★★★★☆
  • 7203 Woodlawn Ave. NE

    Seattle, WA 98115

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  • 206-524-7000

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Worst customer service experience. They lost my cancelation form but continued to charge me for a month and their April "enhancement fee" even though I had cancelled in March. The employee who cancelled my membership vouched for me and

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★★★★★

Worst customer service experience. They lost my cancelation form but continued to charge me for a month and their April "enhancement fee" even though I had cancelled in March. The employee who cancelled my membership vouched for me and

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Free Fitness classes are a real deal.

I've been to other gyms where they charge per class. Here, you can take Zumba, yoga, pilates, abs class, Boot Camp, Bodypump, BodyCombat and spinning class all included in your gym membership.

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★★★★★

Free Fitness classes are a real deal.

I've been to other gyms where they charge per class. Here, you can take Zumba, yoga, pilates, abs class, Boot Camp, Bodypump, BodyCombat and spinning class all included in your gym membership.

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Free Fitness classes are a real deal.

I've been to other gyms where they charge per class. Here, you can take Zumba, yoga, pilates, abs class, Boot Camp, Bodypump, BodyCombat and spinning class all included in your gym membership.

Normal equipment available for weights/pumping iron/getting cardio in when it's raining.

They have me at the fitness classes.

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★★★★☆

Free Fitness classes are a real deal.

I've been to other gyms where they charge per class. Here, you can take Zumba, yoga, pilates, abs class, Boot Camp, Bodypump, BodyCombat and spinning class all included in your gym membership.

Normal equipment available for weights/pumping iron/getting cardio in when it's raining.

They have me at the fitness classes.

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I joined because it was close to my house and i thought it would be convenient. Overall gym has a gross musty/old sweat smell. they have a/c which they never actually turn on so it is always really warm. Also for $55/month it is not worth

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★★★★★

I joined because it was close to my house and i thought it would be convenient. Overall gym has a gross musty/old sweat smell. they have a/c which they never actually turn on so it is always really warm. Also for $55/month it is not worth

Cons: musty/mildew/sweat smell, always warm, out dated machines,

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I think that is it VERY odd that people are trashing the new owners?? My husband and I joined this gym a few years ago when it was run by the old owners. It was pretty gross... dirty, smelly, old in severe need of a face lift. WELL that

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I think that is it VERY odd that people are trashing the new owners?? My husband and I joined this gym a few years ago when it was run by the old owners. It was pretty gross... dirty, smelly, old in severe need of a face lift. WELL that

Pros: Not a big cheesy chain!!!!

Cons: Treadmills downstairs in small room with no circulation

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This is a great place! I was so over the chain gym atmosphere and was pleasantly surprised to find this gem in the most central neighborhood in Seattle. I'm always greeted with a smile. Within days the owner new my name and I now talk to

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★★★★★

This is a great place! I was so over the chain gym atmosphere and was pleasantly surprised to find this gem in the most central neighborhood in Seattle. I'm always greeted with a smile. Within days the owner new my name and I now talk to

Pros: local, friendly, not overcrowded

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dirty, smells bad....no air flow throught the buliding. I feel like i have to bleach myself and everything else when I leave there. Have they heard of MERSA?

Also most classes are not very challanging and change times all the time so you can't really get a routine going. It is not really a fun upbeat place to be. I
It needs a does of prozac and a serious cleaning!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

dirty, smells bad....no air flow throught the buliding. I feel like i have to bleach myself and everything else when I leave there. Have they heard of MERSA?

Also most classes are not very challanging and change times all the time so you can't really get a routine going. It is not really a fun upbeat place to be. I
It needs a does of prozac and a serious cleaning!!!!!

Pros: umm close to my apartment

Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE

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Just started working out at this gym in Greenlake, and it's pretty sweet. Pretty standard price, not cheap, but not expensive either. They have some awesome classes (outdoor boot camps, etc...), that will be cool when the weather improves - and those are no added cost. Seems like the place is run by some young guys who are interested in the future of fitness (because there's all this new wave motivational stuff going on), which is probably my only drawback.

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★★★★★

Just started working out at this gym in Greenlake, and it's pretty sweet. Pretty standard price, not cheap, but not expensive either. They have some awesome classes (outdoor boot camps, etc...), that will be cool when the weather improves - and those are no added cost. Seems like the place is run by some young guys who are interested in the future of fitness (because there's all this new wave motivational stuff going on), which is probably my only drawback.

Pros: Great facilities, good looking people, outdoor programs

Cons: none

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Unfortunately, this gym is under new ownership [formerly Anderson's Nautilus Fitness Center]. Above all, the prices are far in excess of what they should be, considering their sparse machine offerings, limited classes, and average facilities. Other gyms offer cheaper membership prices with far better facilities, staff support, and equipment. If the American Athlete survives as a business, it will be because there are no competitors in the area [people are paying a premium for the location], and not because this gym has a workout related competitive-advantage.

Summary: Too expensive for the limited benefits provided.

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Unfortunately, this gym is under new ownership [formerly Anderson's Nautilus Fitness Center]. Above all, the prices are far in excess of what they should be, considering their sparse machine offerings, limited classes, and average facilities. Other gyms offer cheaper membership prices with far better facilities, staff support, and equipment. If the American Athlete survives as a business, it will be because there are no competitors in the area [people are paying a premium for the location], and not because this gym has a workout related competitive-advantage.

Summary: Too expensive for the limited benefits provided.

Pros: Location; when it's nice outside you can leave the gym and run around the lake.

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This gym is under new ownership [formerly Anderson's Nautilus Fitness Center]. The prices are far in excess of what they should be, considering their sparse machine offerings, limited classes, and average facilities. Other gyms offer cheaper membership prices with far better facilities, staff support, and equipment. If the American Athlete survives as a business, it will be because there are no competitors in the area [people are paying a premium for the location], and not because this gym has a workout-related competitive advantage. Summary: Too expensive for the experience.

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★★☆☆☆

This gym is under new ownership [formerly Anderson's Nautilus Fitness Center]. The prices are far in excess of what they should be, considering their sparse machine offerings, limited classes, and average facilities. Other gyms offer cheaper membership prices with far better facilities, staff support, and equipment. If the American Athlete survives as a business, it will be because there are no competitors in the area [people are paying a premium for the location], and not because this gym has a workout-related competitive advantage. Summary: Too expensive for the experience.

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Costs in Comparison... First and foremost I would like to apologize that you are not having the experience that you should. In regard to your review I just want to touch on the price issue that you brought up. One of the unique parts of our membership is that it is truly month to month. Upon joining only your 1st and Last month dues are paid and then you have a 30 cancellation policy - there are no other costs associated with membership (ie enrollment, processing, etc). If you weigh the cost of our membership with many other programs not only is it cheaper to initially sign up but often over the course of several months. If you have specific questions or suggestions please feel free to see me at the club. - Henry
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New owners can give a place a lift... but it doesn't always work like that. This has always been a friendly, no pressure place where local fitness junkies mixed w/ the neighborhood regulars. the staff offered training support for whoever needed it. No charge. Only a friendly smile and encouragement. Staff kept all the equipment maintained like new. Cleanliness was never an issue as staff was always on it. The reason i mention these items is that the new ownership doesn't seem to care if the carpet smells bad and looks dirty. They also don't seem to care about maintaining equipment regularly. I read gymrat's review and can only guess that they have a stake here.Their only other review is for 'Sound Mind and Body' which they trash. I would disagree w/ that opinion.
The members I've talked to are getting more disappointed and most are shopping for a new 'home'. I would like the new owners to get their act together as this gym is in a great spot, but I'm afraid they won't make it another year.

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New owners can give a place a lift... but it doesn't always work like that. This has always been a friendly, no pressure place where local fitness junkies mixed w/ the neighborhood regulars. the staff offered training support for whoever needed it. No charge. Only a friendly smile and encouragement. Staff kept all the equipment maintained like new. Cleanliness was never an issue as staff was always on it. The reason i mention these items is that the new ownership doesn't seem to care if the carpet smells bad and looks dirty. They also don't seem to care about maintaining equipment regularly. I read gymrat's review and can only guess that they have a stake here.Their only other review is for 'Sound Mind and Body' which they trash. I would disagree w/ that opinion.
The members I've talked to are getting more disappointed and most are shopping for a new 'home'. I would like the new owners to get their act together as this gym is in a great spot, but I'm afraid they won't make it another year.

Pros: Great location

Cons: Dirty. Poor maintainence.

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I've been to a couple of other places in the city and I wouldn't say that the experience was bad, it just wasn't the best.... This little gym just blew up my expectations of what a gym in Seattle should be. There has been a recent change in ownership and it has changed the entire energy of the club, everyone there is moving a hundred miles an hour to get things done, it's actually really refreshing to see an entire business with such pride in their workmanship. I've had a chance to have a couple of conversations with the owners and I find that they are receptive to feedback, and both of them seem to be pretty layed back - I would recommend this gym to just about anyone who likes to run greenlake but still wants to get some weights in.

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★★★★★

I've been to a couple of other places in the city and I wouldn't say that the experience was bad, it just wasn't the best.... This little gym just blew up my expectations of what a gym in Seattle should be. There has been a recent change in ownership and it has changed the entire energy of the club, everyone there is moving a hundred miles an hour to get things done, it's actually really refreshing to see an entire business with such pride in their workmanship. I've had a chance to have a couple of conversations with the owners and I find that they are receptive to feedback, and both of them seem to be pretty layed back - I would recommend this gym to just about anyone who likes to run greenlake but still wants to get some weights in.

Pros: Location, staff, price

Cons: eh.... don't really have any

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