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Gym recommendation ?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by volvo_nut, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. volvo_nut

    volvo_nut New Member

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    I'm currently at xsport fitness ( http://www.xsportfitness.com) and pretty happy with the facilities but I'd like to find a gym closer to Broadlands.

    Anyone have a recommendation? I prefer a place that does not try to push products on members (heart rate monitors, vitamins, training sessions, etc)

    thanks.
     
  2. mwb2218

    mwb2218 New Member

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    If you don't mind paying for it, Lifetime Fitness is spectacular. But I can tell you I will be moving to the new Sport & Health in Brambleton the day it opens. Plus: Rumor has it that we Brambleton residents will receive a resident rate.

    Can't beat a 1 minute commute to a gym!
     
  3. ayayagirl

    ayayagirl New Member

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    I second Lifetime Fitness. Our whole family joined and it is definitely worth the price. The whole family can go and enjoy this place! We joined last week and I have been every day since. You could almost spend the entire day there!!
     
  4. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    LTF has all that stuff you mentioned, but they don't push it on you. I've been a member since the day it opened and if you don't ask for it, they don't push it on you.
     
  5. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    Lifetime fitness, ask for Kyle Peters, he is a good guy and won't steer you wrong.
     
  6. JLC

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    I like Fitness First. I only need a gym to lift weights and take a couple of classes so all the bells and whistles don't matter to me. What does matter to me is that at Fitness First I can see my own personal trainer rather than one of the gym's staff.

    It's also only $30 a month and only five minutes away. Two major pluses for me.
     
  7. Pluto

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    LifeTime Fitness......

    Its a great place.. i love it.
    Its expensive than most other gym....if you are going to use classes/swimming pool etc...then its worth joining LTF.

    They also have a child care center (2 hrs).
     
  8. phitnessfiend

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    The new sport&health will be open mid 2010 and will be incredible (pre-sale starts in January). It will have everything Lifetime has (yes, indoor and outdoor pool with a kid "splash area"), just on a little smaller of a scale (I believe Lifetime is about 125,000 square feet and this will be about 65,000). It's a bit of a pain in the a** to get to and from, but if you're okay with that...NICE place!

    Been to Fitness First and it is actually a nice place if you don't need the bells and whistles. Customer Service isn't really there, but a 15lb dumbell weighs the same everywhere, so if you just need a "gym", that's a great place to start.
     
  9. Shyam333

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    Does anyone know if Fitness First always makes you sign a one year contract or do they have options without a contract?

    thank you,
    Shyam
     
  10. Steve Campot

    Steve Campot Broadlands Real Estate Broker

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    I like Fitness First. I can run there, lift and run back home. It has all the basics. I think they are running a month to month special for new members at $19 per month. Stop by and ask for Jack, he is a no pressure GM. Tell him Steve Campot sent you.
     
  11. phitnessfiend

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    I believe they have month to month options, although you may pay a bit more for it. Lifetime is all month to month. They REALLY get you up front though so you won't want to join there if you plan to quit in a few months for one reason or another.
     
  12. Shyam333

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    Thanks a lot for the help Steve and phitnessfiend.

    Shyam
     
  13. lilpea

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    could anyone provide more details on the day care (age restriction etc) at LFT and how busy is it during the day vs. evening (is there a wait for equipment)?
     
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  15. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    Actually, much to the chagrin of people like me who signed up shortly after day one thinking they'd get a better price, they now frequently have $0 joining fees. This economy helps folks who are interested in joining a gym!

    I'm interested in the S&H too, but recognize it will be smaller. But if it still has all the stuff I use and it a lot cheaper, they'll get my business!
     
  16. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    Mornings are busy. There are lots of 9:30 classes and childcare is BUSY. If you go in the early afternoon, the place is empty, as is childcare. Starting around 4:30 or so, childcare gets busy again. But never have I had a wait for equipment or been unable to get into a class, regardless of time of day.

    Your son is a perfect age to enjoy himself and you won't need to call ahead for reservations.
     
  17. volvo_nut

    volvo_nut New Member

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    Are the pools at Lifetime chlorine-free?

    Thanks for all the responses.
     
  18. Chsalas

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    I spoke with my friend, Kyle and he said if anyone has questions or wants a 7 day free pass, give him a call. 703-433-0256. Kyle Peters.


    He'll help you out.
     
  19. Pirate

    Pirate Overland Park Denizen

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    Where is this one going to be located?
     
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