Thursday, October 29, 2009
Best gym for regular people
10th Ave is in a class of its own. Hate the atmosphere of Bally's or 24Hr? Come here...seriously. I did the 24Hr thing and it failed me - unfriendly staff, prissy atmosphere, and not a single locker to rent to keep my stuff in.
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I came to 10th Ave because I wanted to find a place that was smaller yet still had a breadth of equipment...and somewhere where I could keep my things in a locker overnight! It's a great atmosphere to work out in - no pretentiousness - just genuine people who are there to get their hearts beating a bit faster and to maybe shed a few pounds. Trainers are around all the time if you have a quick question...and they'll even say hi to you (even if they don't know you!)
This is the only place I've felt like I've been able to be 'myself' and workout. No guilty feelings for being overweight. Just a darn good gym.
Pros: Regular people, friendly staff, rentable lockers!
Cons: Trainer groups sometimes take up too much room