Evolution Sports Club

★★★★☆

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I have belonged to five different gyms in Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens, including the higher-end Health and Racquet Club, and also NYSC, and I think Evolution is the best of all of them.

The atmosphere is great. It is diverse, men and women, old and young. It is not meat-markety or a pick-up scene. As a woman I am totally comfortable working out there. There are also some senior citizen members there, and I like that they are comfortable at Evolution, too.

Everyone who works there is really nice and helpful. Once they learn your name, they'll remember it and use it, which is a nice personal touch. I feel like I'm at home when I'm there. Totally happy and comfortable and no drama.

Also, I have worked out early mornings and after work, and I've never had a problem with overcrowding. Occasionally, all the ellipticals will be taken, but that is rare. It's not dog-eat-dog to get the machines.

As other reviewers have mentioned, it is also spotless. The staff is cleaning all the time... cleaning the classroom, the locker room, wiping down the machines, vacuuming, it's great.

The classes are also really awesome. Some of the instructors have cultish followings, and with good reason!

I have been a member of Evolution since July 2007, just after they opened, and dread the day when I leave Astoria and will have to go to some other inferior gym!

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★★★★★

I have belonged to five different gyms in Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens, including the higher-end Health and Racquet Club, and also NYSC, and I think Evolution is the best of all of them.

The atmosphere is great. It is diverse, men and women, old and young. It is not meat-markety or a pick-up scene. As a woman I am totally comfortable working out there. There are also some senior citizen members there, and I like that they are comfortable at Evolution, too.

Everyone who works there is really nice and helpful. Once they learn your name, they'll remember it and use it, which is a nice personal touch. I feel like I'm at home when I'm there. Totally happy and comfortable and no drama.

Also, I have worked out early mornings and after work, and I've never had a problem with overcrowding. Occasionally, all the ellipticals will be taken, but that is rare. It's not dog-eat-dog to get the machines.

As other reviewers have mentioned, it is also spotless. The staff is cleaning all the time... cleaning the classroom, the locker room, wiping down the machines, vacuuming, it's great.

The classes are also really awesome. Some of the instructors have cultish followings, and with good reason!

I have been a member of Evolution since July 2007, just after they opened, and dread the day when I leave Astoria and will have to go to some other inferior gym!

Pros: great instructors, great hours, spotless, diverse members,

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I enjoy the long hours Evolution Provides

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★★★☆☆

I enjoy the long hours Evolution Provides

Pros: Hours

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Great gym! Great price! Love the vibe in the gym! I joined 8mths ago and was a little disappointed with the old GM, he always had an attitude! Now after they fired him, the gym has alot better vibe, best of luck! Btw! Love the new colors

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★★★★★

Great gym! Great price! Love the vibe in the gym! I joined 8mths ago and was a little disappointed with the old GM, he always had an attitude! Now after they fired him, the gym has alot better vibe, best of luck! Btw! Love the new colors

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I've loved this gym from the moment I walked in! The most important thing for me in a gym is feeling comfortable enough to work out there. I'll admit I was a bit sceptical at first because it is a more high-end looking gym but to my very pleasant surprise not only was it affordable but I felt comfortable and right at home from the start!

It is under new management now and the atmosphere is so much lighter and super-friendly! The staff is always helpful and smiling, the trainers are by far the best I've come across, and they have a great 24 hour cleaning staff so the machines are ALWAYS clean! (which is very important)! The bathroom is also very, very nice and has a steam room in it which is great to unwind in after a long workout. The place itself is very spacious and the machines are all placed in a way that doesn't make you feel crowded at all!

Overall:
Great classes, Great people, Great place!!!
I don't plan on leaving anytime soon, and I would deffinitely recommend this gym to everyone!

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★★★★★

I've loved this gym from the moment I walked in! The most important thing for me in a gym is feeling comfortable enough to work out there. I'll admit I was a bit sceptical at first because it is a more high-end looking gym but to my very pleasant surprise not only was it affordable but I felt comfortable and right at home from the start!

It is under new management now and the atmosphere is so much lighter and super-friendly! The staff is always helpful and smiling, the trainers are by far the best I've come across, and they have a great 24 hour cleaning staff so the machines are ALWAYS clean! (which is very important)! The bathroom is also very, very nice and has a steam room in it which is great to unwind in after a long workout. The place itself is very spacious and the machines are all placed in a way that doesn't make you feel crowded at all!

Overall:
Great classes, Great people, Great place!!!
I don't plan on leaving anytime soon, and I would deffinitely recommend this gym to everyone!

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This Gym was always Great but now with a NEW General Manager it is even Better. The staff is always smiling and ready to help you. This is a high end Gym at a Astoria Price , Just LOVE It.

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★★★★★

This Gym was always Great but now with a NEW General Manager it is even Better. The staff is always smiling and ready to help you. This is a high end Gym at a Astoria Price , Just LOVE It.

Pros: Friendly

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I am a female member for 2 years and I must say that every day that I go there the staff, trainers, and especially the owner Anthony, makes me feel special and treats me with such respect. The members are truly nice and respectable towards everyone.

The machines are top notch and clean. Classes are AWESOME and the teachers are WONDERFUL. The gym itself is very clean, very spacious, no overcrowding, no sign up sheets for treadmills or any machines. The Bathrooms and the Locker Rooms are so clean you can eat off the floor. Lockers are spacious. I was actually shocked that people leave their UGG boots on top of the lockers and they are still there at the end of my workout. There is no fear that your stuff will be stolen. Secuirty is excellent at the gym.

The steam room is very clean and there is always a good supply of towels provided by the gym at the front desk. There is always a good amount of free weights so you never have to wait for the next person.

Evolution also has a good amount of stability balls, medicine balls, weighted bars, jump ropes, elastic bands that are of different strengths.

Evolution is a gym that is for both men and women and as a female member I have no problems working out with the guys at this gym. There is a fair balance of men and women members.

The staff and trainers always make sure that when you are using a machine you are doing the exercise properly, if they see you are not, they will come over to nicely correct you and show you the proper way. They do not want you to injure yourself or get hurt. This is a gym where you can feel free to ask any questions about the gym, equipment, or exercise and they will answer all your questions.

Plus when you first join the gym they will give you an hour session to show you how to use the machines properly and how to exercise on them.

I LOVE THIS GYM!! You cannot get a better membership at a gym for the price and the service they provide. Evolution is worth every penny of your membership. Plus you can pay monthly or yearly. Do not let negative reviews from City Search discourage you from stopping by and trying this gym, EVOLUTION IS THE BEST GYM IN ASTORIA and this is a gym that truly does everything to make you feel at home.

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★★★★★

I am a female member for 2 years and I must say that every day that I go there the staff, trainers, and especially the owner Anthony, makes me feel special and treats me with such respect. The members are truly nice and respectable towards everyone.

The machines are top notch and clean. Classes are AWESOME and the teachers are WONDERFUL. The gym itself is very clean, very spacious, no overcrowding, no sign up sheets for treadmills or any machines. The Bathrooms and the Locker Rooms are so clean you can eat off the floor. Lockers are spacious. I was actually shocked that people leave their UGG boots on top of the lockers and they are still there at the end of my workout. There is no fear that your stuff will be stolen. Secuirty is excellent at the gym.

The steam room is very clean and there is always a good supply of towels provided by the gym at the front desk. There is always a good amount of free weights so you never have to wait for the next person.

Evolution also has a good amount of stability balls, medicine balls, weighted bars, jump ropes, elastic bands that are of different strengths.

Evolution is a gym that is for both men and women and as a female member I have no problems working out with the guys at this gym. There is a fair balance of men and women members.

The staff and trainers always make sure that when you are using a machine you are doing the exercise properly, if they see you are not, they will come over to nicely correct you and show you the proper way. They do not want you to injure yourself or get hurt. This is a gym where you can feel free to ask any questions about the gym, equipment, or exercise and they will answer all your questions.

Plus when you first join the gym they will give you an hour session to show you how to use the machines properly and how to exercise on them.

I LOVE THIS GYM!! You cannot get a better membership at a gym for the price and the service they provide. Evolution is worth every penny of your membership. Plus you can pay monthly or yearly. Do not let negative reviews from City Search discourage you from stopping by and trying this gym, EVOLUTION IS THE BEST GYM IN ASTORIA and this is a gym that truly does everything to make you feel at home.

Pros: Great Staff, Nice Machines, Great Hours

Cons: No pool

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One of the best health clubs I have ever been a member of. There clean and friendly and best of all open 24 hours which fits my schedule perfect. I highly recommend Evolution Sports Club.

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★★★★★

One of the best health clubs I have ever been a member of. There clean and friendly and best of all open 24 hours which fits my schedule perfect. I highly recommend Evolution Sports Club.

Pros: Open 24 Hours

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My extremely low rating is based on the service I have received after leaving the gym. The gym is good - low-key, never crowded, good classes. BUT.... Shortly after paying a 12 month membership in full, I unexpectedly moved out of the area. To cancel membership, I followed their explicit instructions, including proving that I had moved more than 25 miles from the gym. It took FIVE MONTHS to finally get my refund, and that was only after I got my lawyer involved. Prior to that, I had made easily more than 10 phone calls to them to no avail. A lot of excuses were made as to the hold up. Like I said, it was finally resolved, but I think it took a lawyer for them to take action. So if you're on your own, good luck.

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★☆☆☆☆

My extremely low rating is based on the service I have received after leaving the gym. The gym is good - low-key, never crowded, good classes. BUT.... Shortly after paying a 12 month membership in full, I unexpectedly moved out of the area. To cancel membership, I followed their explicit instructions, including proving that I had moved more than 25 miles from the gym. It took FIVE MONTHS to finally get my refund, and that was only after I got my lawyer involved. Prior to that, I had made easily more than 10 phone calls to them to no avail. A lot of excuses were made as to the hold up. Like I said, it was finally resolved, but I think it took a lawyer for them to take action. So if you're on your own, good luck.

Pros: never crowded; good group classes

Cons: extremely unprofessional in refunding my money

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I first signed up for a month to month membership because I have had some bad experiences with other health clubs in New York. I liked Evolution so much after 3 months I just switched my membership to a yearly plan. No pressure when you walk through the door, always a smile from the staff and no personal trainers hounding your every move. I highly recommend Evolution Sports Club.

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★★★★★

I first signed up for a month to month membership because I have had some bad experiences with other health clubs in New York. I liked Evolution so much after 3 months I just switched my membership to a yearly plan. No pressure when you walk through the door, always a smile from the staff and no personal trainers hounding your every move. I highly recommend Evolution Sports Club.

Pros: Hours & Classes

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My experience with this gym and with Anthony M., the owner, should make everyone think twice about joining--or renewing their membership.

For more than 12 MONTHS, Anthony has been promising to pay me a refund of nearly $700. The first story was "I do refunds once a month; you'll have it within 60 days." That was a year ago.

Months later, the failure to send payment was "just an oversight." Following that it was "I mailed the check, but it got returned to me." Anthony's most recent story--after being told that I still hadn't yet received payment--was "oh, I thought you'd received it by now."

Pat S. is absolutely right. Anthony will pretend to be interested and responsive when you speak to him, but the moment you leave the room, he just tosses off any commitments he has made. He then becomes quite difficult to reach, and when you do manage to get in contact, he just strings you along further.

Keep in mind, this colossal runaround is set against the backdrop of Anthony agreeing the refund he owes me is legitimate. One can only begin to imagine how other disputes are handled.

Before you sign a contract with this gym, ask yourself why you'd want to do business with characters like this--especially given all of the other first class gyms available in Astoria.

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★☆☆☆☆

My experience with this gym and with Anthony M., the owner, should make everyone think twice about joining--or renewing their membership.

For more than 12 MONTHS, Anthony has been promising to pay me a refund of nearly $700. The first story was "I do refunds once a month; you'll have it within 60 days." That was a year ago.

Months later, the failure to send payment was "just an oversight." Following that it was "I mailed the check, but it got returned to me." Anthony's most recent story--after being told that I still hadn't yet received payment--was "oh, I thought you'd received it by now."

Pat S. is absolutely right. Anthony will pretend to be interested and responsive when you speak to him, but the moment you leave the room, he just tosses off any commitments he has made. He then becomes quite difficult to reach, and when you do manage to get in contact, he just strings you along further.

Keep in mind, this colossal runaround is set against the backdrop of Anthony agreeing the refund he owes me is legitimate. One can only begin to imagine how other disputes are handled.

Before you sign a contract with this gym, ask yourself why you'd want to do business with characters like this--especially given all of the other first class gyms available in Astoria.

Cons: Owner appears responsive until it's time to pay

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As a long time member of NYSC I was really worried about changing. I lowered my monthly rate from $80 per month to $39 per month and have a gym thats open 24 hours. Its clean, they offer towels and have good classes.

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As a long time member of NYSC I was really worried about changing. I lowered my monthly rate from $80 per month to $39 per month and have a gym thats open 24 hours. Its clean, they offer towels and have good classes.

Pros: Great Price & Hours

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I'm new to New York and searched for a new gym for about 3 weeks before I found evolution, I've never been a gym person in fact I've always hated the gym but I promised myself for the new year I would start taking care of myself. Evolution is a great mix of classes, equipment and hours. Its very clean (a sticking point with me) and there staff is very friendly and helpful. I signed up with no sign up fee...

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★★★★☆

I'm new to New York and searched for a new gym for about 3 weeks before I found evolution, I've never been a gym person in fact I've always hated the gym but I promised myself for the new year I would start taking care of myself. Evolution is a great mix of classes, equipment and hours. Its very clean (a sticking point with me) and there staff is very friendly and helpful. I signed up with no sign up fee...

Pros: Hours and Price

Cons: One Location

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I recently became a member at Evolution in Astoria, Queens. I enjoy working out there because the trainers are excellent and always willing to give me advice and the staff is super nice. It is also by far the cleanest gym I have ever been to. I definitely recommend this gym. Give it a try and I bet you'll feel the same way.

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★★★★☆

I recently became a member at Evolution in Astoria, Queens. I enjoy working out there because the trainers are excellent and always willing to give me advice and the staff is super nice. It is also by far the cleanest gym I have ever been to. I definitely recommend this gym. Give it a try and I bet you'll feel the same way.

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I'm getting my new years resolution in swing and found the perfect place to get started. My husband and I signed up on Jan 2nd. Its a nice change of pace from our other gym which a little small and had limited hours.

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★★★★☆

I'm getting my new years resolution in swing and found the perfect place to get started. My husband and I signed up on Jan 2nd. Its a nice change of pace from our other gym which a little small and had limited hours.

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Evolution is a good health club for the money, I cant say its the best club I've been a member to but it does the job. Coming from the west coast where the health clubs are half the price and twice the size I guess I'm spolied. I give it 3 stars!

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Evolution is a good health club for the money, I cant say its the best club I've been a member to but it does the job. Coming from the west coast where the health clubs are half the price and twice the size I guess I'm spolied. I give it 3 stars!

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I've been a member of many health club both here and in Brazil and Evolution is one of the best gyms I've belonged to. For what they offer there price cant be beat. Its always clean and lets face it its brand new so all the equipment is new.

If your looking for a new gym for the new year try evolution.

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I've been a member of many health club both here and in Brazil and Evolution is one of the best gyms I've belonged to. For what they offer there price cant be beat. Its always clean and lets face it its brand new so all the equipment is new.

If your looking for a new gym for the new year try evolution.

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You cant get a better gym at a better price in queens. I have been a queens resident for 28 years and haven't had a gym half nice for this price. They're open 24 hours during the week and have brand new equipment thats all i gotta say.

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You cant get a better gym at a better price in queens. I have been a queens resident for 28 years and haven't had a gym half nice for this price. They're open 24 hours during the week and have brand new equipment thats all i gotta say.

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Before joining Evolution Sports Club I was never a member of a health club so at first I was a little skeptical about being a member and seeing any type of results. Well 40lbs later any reservations I might have had have answered. Just the atmosphere alone makes me want to keep going not to mention there hours. There open 24 hours and when ever I get the urge I just go, never thought I would find myself working out at 2am. I have been working out with a personal trainer and he really has changed my mindset towards diet and exercise. They have really nice locker room & juice bar ?which is also open 24 hours? and offered me a great rate. I recommend Evolution to any first time gym people like myself, they make you feel right at home!

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★★★★★

Before joining Evolution Sports Club I was never a member of a health club so at first I was a little skeptical about being a member and seeing any type of results. Well 40lbs later any reservations I might have had have answered. Just the atmosphere alone makes me want to keep going not to mention there hours. There open 24 hours and when ever I get the urge I just go, never thought I would find myself working out at 2am. I have been working out with a personal trainer and he really has changed my mindset towards diet and exercise. They have really nice locker room & juice bar ?which is also open 24 hours? and offered me a great rate. I recommend Evolution to any first time gym people like myself, they make you feel right at home!

Pros: Great hours and its really clean

Cons: Please play more "ROCK"

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The Simple fact that there open 24 hours attracted me to the club. It?s always clean and they have really good equipment. I take a few classes a week and really enjoy there boot camp classes and spin classes. Management is helpful and the staff is warm and friendly. I highly recommend evolution sports club.

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The Simple fact that there open 24 hours attracted me to the club. It?s always clean and they have really good equipment. I take a few classes a week and really enjoy there boot camp classes and spin classes. Management is helpful and the staff is warm and friendly. I highly recommend evolution sports club.

Pros: Open 24 hours

Cons: None

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After Reading what a few disgruntled people said about this Club I can only laugh at them. Evolution Sports Club has only been around since April 2007, and I have been a member since May 2007. This place is my second home and I cannot get enough of it. First let me start off with the price-$54.99/month, that is amazing!!! This is half of the monthly costs for Clubs located throughout the city and Evolution has THE BEST EQUIPMENT available today. I honestly say that the monthly price is the best value for ANYTHING in New York City.

Next let me mention the convenience of a 24hr club. I workout during the week almost everyday starting between 4:30-5:30am and I always leave HAPPY! That is convenience at its best! Also the place is the cleanest anywhere and I have worked out at every other facility in the area. Evolution takes that award hands down! The locker rooms are always kept up and the place is virtually spotless. You could not ask for any better maintenance.

Now let me get to the staff-the friendly staff that always wears a smile-I guess it is a part of the required uniform! Even if I'm having a bad day someone working always talks to me or tells me a joke to put a smile on my face. Like I said this is my home away from home and I am grateful to be a member of such a great establishment and Health Club. For those that felt scammed by Evolution I honestly believe it was done unintentionally. These owners are great people who put the satisfaction of their members first. I am sorry that you may be disgruntled but I can assure you that this place is handled very professionally and I am proud to say that I belong to The Greatest Sports Club in New York City!!!

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★★★★★

After Reading what a few disgruntled people said about this Club I can only laugh at them. Evolution Sports Club has only been around since April 2007, and I have been a member since May 2007. This place is my second home and I cannot get enough of it. First let me start off with the price-$54.99/month, that is amazing!!! This is half of the monthly costs for Clubs located throughout the city and Evolution has THE BEST EQUIPMENT available today. I honestly say that the monthly price is the best value for ANYTHING in New York City.

Next let me mention the convenience of a 24hr club. I workout during the week almost everyday starting between 4:30-5:30am and I always leave HAPPY! That is convenience at its best! Also the place is the cleanest anywhere and I have worked out at every other facility in the area. Evolution takes that award hands down! The locker rooms are always kept up and the place is virtually spotless. You could not ask for any better maintenance.

Now let me get to the staff-the friendly staff that always wears a smile-I guess it is a part of the required uniform! Even if I'm having a bad day someone working always talks to me or tells me a joke to put a smile on my face. Like I said this is my home away from home and I am grateful to be a member of such a great establishment and Health Club. For those that felt scammed by Evolution I honestly believe it was done unintentionally. These owners are great people who put the satisfaction of their members first. I am sorry that you may be disgruntled but I can assure you that this place is handled very professionally and I am proud to say that I belong to The Greatest Sports Club in New York City!!!

Pros: EVERYTHING!!!

Cons: None that come to mind

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I've been a member of several gyms in Astoria, for example BQE, the Rock, Club Fitness to name a few, and Evolution is by far the best. The dues are fair and the equipment is of high quality and always clean. If I ever had any questions or problems, Anthony is always there to answer and solve them. I would definitely reccommend this gym with a helpful staff and excellent trainers. I have no idea why anybody would go anywhere else.

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★★★★★

I've been a member of several gyms in Astoria, for example BQE, the Rock, Club Fitness to name a few, and Evolution is by far the best. The dues are fair and the equipment is of high quality and always clean. If I ever had any questions or problems, Anthony is always there to answer and solve them. I would definitely reccommend this gym with a helpful staff and excellent trainers. I have no idea why anybody would go anywhere else.

Pros: great staff...great price...great place

Cons: summer class schedule

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Honestly I dont know what this last reviewer is talking about?? There monthly dues are not even $65 or $75 per month. My monthly dues have been have been $54 per month since I started over a year ago. There open 24 hours, have great classes and a great staff. The locker rooms are very clean and have top of the line equipment. I highly recomend the club both for price and amenities...

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★★★★★

Honestly I dont know what this last reviewer is talking about?? There monthly dues are not even $65 or $75 per month. My monthly dues have been have been $54 per month since I started over a year ago. There open 24 hours, have great classes and a great staff. The locker rooms are very clean and have top of the line equipment. I highly recomend the club both for price and amenities...

Pros: OPEN 24 HOURS

Cons: NO POOL YET

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There open 24 hours which makes it very flexable for me. With law school and a full time job it does not leave much room for working out. Its nice to know I can go to the gym anytime. My monthly dues are less then I was paying at crunch and I have a much better club. Everything is on one open floor and they have very nice locker rooms. My thing is cardio and they have no sign up sheets.

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★★★★★

There open 24 hours which makes it very flexable for me. With law school and a full time job it does not leave much room for working out. Its nice to know I can go to the gym anytime. My monthly dues are less then I was paying at crunch and I have a much better club. Everything is on one open floor and they have very nice locker rooms. My thing is cardio and they have no sign up sheets.

Pros: Flexable hours

Cons: Wish they had classes after 10pm

 

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