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Old May 6th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default Switching gyms, input needed!!

I previously used Endurance Fitness which changed to Elite Fitness, currently shopping around for new gym. Preferably one that is open 24 hours as I have the most energy and time available at 1am when I get out of work. Anything in the grand rapids area works best for me. Just curious if anyone might recommend any or warn against any.


Also if someone can get some kind of referal perk by recomending the one I choose I'm totally down for name dropping.

My issue at my old one is they messed up my payments a lot, double charged me a few months, didn't charge me at all one month and then threatened to suspend my membership, even though it was all automated through my bank account. Also got a lot of annoying calls and they insisted on working with a trainer at some point and hassled me about it constantly, not something I'm interested, which I made very clear.
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Snap fitness was always good..............................pics lol?
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Are you doing weight training or just hitting the elliptical/treadmill?

I've tried a dozen different gyms around gr, most of the are garbage but a few stand out.
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Fuck gyms. I use to use Lifetime. It was awesome going there at 3am and having the place all to myself.
None near my new house that is 24hrs so fukc gyms.
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Are you doing weight training or just hitting the elliptical/treadmill?

I've tried a dozen different gyms around gr, most of the are garbage but a few stand out.
Mostly just elipitical/treadmill
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Old May 7th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #6
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I have an elliptical and weight machine in my house, spent probably a years of gym membership on them combined. Great being able to work out at home
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Mostly just elipitical/treadmill
I have done the Lifetime, powerhouse, and even planet fitness all open 24 hours which seemed important when I worked afternoon and midnight shift (idh what is in your area). If I were to go back to one it would probably be lifetime. It was the most expensive but it was always clean, all the equipment was in good working order, the post workout hot tub was awesome, and the locker/shower rooms were very good for getting a workout in before going to work or a night out.

What I found is it was easier for me to pick a 3-5 mile loop to run starting and ending at my house and or some calisthenics. For me it was hard finding time to drive to the gym, workout, shower, drive home, then start my day so it didn't happen as much as I should have. Just some food for thought.
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I have an elliptical and weight machine in my house, spent probably a years of gym membership on them combined. Great being able to work out at home
I have an eliptical, treadmill and weights available to me at my parents and that's what I have been using the last couple months since I cancelled my old memebership but I just don't have as much motivation at home as I do when I go to the gym. I don't know why but I do know my results, at home my workouts tend to be shorted and I skip more often. I got down 35lbs in 6 months of gym and I've barely dropped 5 more in the 2.5 months I've been working out at home(parents home).
To me the memebership is worth it, plus I get a huge discount from work so that helps to
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I have an eliptical, treadmill and weights available to me at my parents and that's what I have been using the last couple months since I cancelled my old memebership but I just don't have as much motivation at home as I do when I go to the gym. I don't know why but I do know my results, at home my workouts tend to be shorted and I skip more often. I got down 35lbs in 6 months of gym and I've barely dropped 5 more in the 2.5 months I've been working out at home(parents home).
To me the memebership is worth it, plus I get a huge discount from work so that helps to
This. I work out at home, but would prefer a gym.
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I have an eliptical, treadmill and weights available to me at my parents and that's what I have been using the last couple months since I cancelled my old memebership but I just don't have as much motivation at home as I do when I go to the gym. I don't know why but I do know my results, at home my workouts tend to be shorted and I skip more often. I got down 35lbs in 6 months of gym and I've barely dropped 5 more in the 2.5 months I've been working out at home(parents home).
To me the memebership is worth it, plus I get a huge discount from work so that helps to
Ya same here.. I lived with my sister during my co-op and dropped almost 40 lbs using the gym at her apartment complex. Then I moved back home for a while when I got a real job. Gained 15 lbs back. I couldn't get motivated at home. Once I moved out to my own place I used the gym at my apartment for a while to get back into it. I just joined planet fitness, As long as you don't go right after work there isn't to many people there.
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I hear ya, no distractions at a gym really, you're there for one purpose and it is easier to focus on your goal. I currently train a few days a week at 8th Day Gym and highly recommend them. Cascade gym is also very good. I weight train 3 days a week with two to three days cardio. Hope you find a place that suits your needs, there are quite a few places in GR that scam you (double billing ect) and it sounds like you have already weeded those out. I bought an elliptical 7 months ago to use at home, I used it once.... I do have a treadmill that get's used when I am feeling too lazy to run outside but that isn't very often.
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If its the elite on 4 mile over here... Snap is half a mile down the road on the other side of Alpine. Nice facilities there too.

Edit: heading there in a few. I'll see if they have deals coming up for the summer slow down and report back.
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If its the elite on 4 mile over here... Snap is half a mile down the road on the other side of Alpine. Nice facilities there too.

Edit: heading there in a few. I'll see if they have deals coming up for the summer slow down and report back.
Snap was the one I was strongly considering, I get a good discount through work and they look pretty nice and I'm just up four mile towards marne so its hardly far at all, let me know what you find out!!
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Planet Fitness is 24x5 allegedly. If I join another gym, it'll likely be there, as they have the $10 membership. My old gym (Anytime) was 24x7, but they were $40/mo. Wasn't worth it.
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I liked the YMCA when I was a member. It's great because they have them all over the country.
I stopped gym memberships because I'd rather work out in my bedroom before I shower in the morning but there was a time when going to the gym was more fun in my mind. Now I am all about efficiency and not having to shower twice.
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Planet Fitness is 24x5 allegedly. If I join another gym, it'll likely be there, as they have the $10 membership. My old gym (Anytime) was 24x7, but they were $40/mo. Wasn't worth it.
Corporate has been pushing all owners to go 24/7. A lot of the metro Detroit clubs have switched so most appear to be headed that direction.
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Snap was the one I was strongly considering, I get a good discount through work and they look pretty nice and I'm just up four mile towards marne so its hardly far at all, let me know what you find out!!

Missed the girl who works there... Sadie is her name. Nothing on the table as to specials I saw. I know they'll give ya a free week to see if you like the place. I like how they let you use any snap in the country with the membership. There's like 15 in west mi alone

No idea if I get anything for name dropping but shoot me a pm if you want to and I'll give you my info, if I do I'll split it with ya.
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I really like East Hills and the Mac, but they are more "health clubs" vs "gyms" at north of $100/mo for two people. Only real reason we joined was for the pools but we also use the other equipment since we pay for it.

Check into GRCC for a good value if you don't have to have 24 hour access
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I really like East Hills and the Mac, but they are more "health clubs" vs "gyms" at north of $100/mo for two people. Only real reason we joined was for the pools but we also use the other equipment since we pay for it.

Check into GRCC for a good value if you don't have to have 24 hour access
Yeah 24 hr is a big factor for me and though I can easily swing around 40 not really looking into anything as steep as the ones you mentioned. Thanks for the suggestions though.
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