East Shore Athletic Club - Long Point

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I cancelled my membership with east shore athletic club after 2 yrs of membership. I received a phone call 6 months later stating I had never cancelled and I owed them hundreds of dollars . They stated I would be reported to a credit

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I cancelled my membership with east shore athletic club after 2 yrs of membership. I received a phone call 6 months later stating I had never cancelled and I owed them hundreds of dollars . They stated I would be reported to a credit

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Buyer beware here at this organization. Nate and Charles in the Summerville location are absolute used car salesmen when it comes to trying to push you into a membership. The facility is not that great and they lied to me twice about initiation. One gave me one price the other gave me another price. Simply put do not get roped into a membership here or any other location of ESAC. On the horizon is a buyout from O2 Fitness and I'm sure prices will go up..

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Buyer beware here at this organization. Nate and Charles in the Summerville location are absolute used car salesmen when it comes to trying to push you into a membership. The facility is not that great and they lied to me twice about initiation. One gave me one price the other gave me another price. Simply put do not get roped into a membership here or any other location of ESAC. On the horizon is a buyout from O2 Fitness and I'm sure prices will go up..

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WORST customer service I have ever experienced!

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WORST customer service I have ever experienced!

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So I have never felt compelled to write a review online before, but after my new experience East Shore I felt I absolutely had to... and then I log into the page and see all of these terrible reviews?? I don't get it! Maybe it is the

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So I have never felt compelled to write a review online before, but after my new experience East Shore I felt I absolutely had to... and then I log into the page and see all of these terrible reviews?? I don't get it! Maybe it is the

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If I could give my experience a 0 star rating I would. East Shore has so many issues (especially the Dorchester Rd location) that I cannot begin to state them all. Smelly facilities, mediocre equipment that is poorly maintained, and a

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If I could give my experience a 0 star rating I would. East Shore has so many issues (especially the Dorchester Rd location) that I cannot begin to state them all. Smelly facilities, mediocre equipment that is poorly maintained, and a

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Out of all the gyms I've ever gone to these are by far the worst. If you want to use more than one location you have to pay EXTRA?! Dumb. The equipment is always broken (TVs and heart monitors on the cardio equip for ex.)? Yep. The

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Out of all the gyms I've ever gone to these are by far the worst. If you want to use more than one location you have to pay EXTRA?! Dumb. The equipment is always broken (TVs and heart monitors on the cardio equip for ex.)? Yep. The

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I have been a happy member for over a year and am a big fan of ESAC. The equipment has tvs on it and the exercise classes are great!!! I also have used a couple of their clubs because I travel for work so it has made it really easy for me

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I have been a happy member for over a year and am a big fan of ESAC. The equipment has tvs on it and the exercise classes are great!!! I also have used a couple of their clubs because I travel for work so it has made it really easy for me

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BE WARNED!! I

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BE WARNED!! I

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The North Charleston location is a dump. A dump. Machines go unrepaired, the facility is in shambles, and it looks like nobody working there has ever heard of a mop. They are incapable of providing spray bottles and clean towels for each machine.

e-mail complaints go unanswered or after several repeated attempts, someone will promise improvements that never happen. Apparently, they change managers every month.

Recently, I went in with my wife and the music was loud enough for a night club. My wife asked one of the employees to turn it down and he said he couldn't, she (my wife) would have to ask the manager. She had to go find the manager. The manager then told her that the people liked the music loud (even though most of the people were wearing headphones). Eventually, he asked her which section and did turn it down some. Of course when we went to the other areas it was just as loud.

It seems like the place is run for the employees, not the customers.

I'll be gone when my contract is over. There has to be a better place.

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The North Charleston location is a dump. A dump. Machines go unrepaired, the facility is in shambles, and it looks like nobody working there has ever heard of a mop. They are incapable of providing spray bottles and clean towels for each machine.

e-mail complaints go unanswered or after several repeated attempts, someone will promise improvements that never happen. Apparently, they change managers every month.

Recently, I went in with my wife and the music was loud enough for a night club. My wife asked one of the employees to turn it down and he said he couldn't, she (my wife) would have to ask the manager. She had to go find the manager. The manager then told her that the people liked the music loud (even though most of the people were wearing headphones). Eventually, he asked her which section and did turn it down some. Of course when we went to the other areas it was just as loud.

It seems like the place is run for the employees, not the customers.

I'll be gone when my contract is over. There has to be a better place.

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This is the absolute worst fitness company out there. I've been everywhere, but have never experienced or seen such incompetency. The owner has NO fitness experience and doesnt even visit the clubs. The upper management has NO fitness experience and no emphasis on customer service. It is rumored that the GM came from Circuit City! Haha. Are you kidding!? Blind leading the blind. This is a company that is trying like heck to hang on to the box gym mentality of the 80's and cant even accomplish that. The clubs are dirty, the staff under qualified/underpaid, and could care less about service. Stay far far away. You've been warned. They would not have gotten a single star if it had not been required for the review.

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This is the absolute worst fitness company out there. I've been everywhere, but have never experienced or seen such incompetency. The owner has NO fitness experience and doesnt even visit the clubs. The upper management has NO fitness experience and no emphasis on customer service. It is rumored that the GM came from Circuit City! Haha. Are you kidding!? Blind leading the blind. This is a company that is trying like heck to hang on to the box gym mentality of the 80's and cant even accomplish that. The clubs are dirty, the staff under qualified/underpaid, and could care less about service. Stay far far away. You've been warned. They would not have gotten a single star if it had not been required for the review.

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anyone writing a good review of this gym has never belonged to a real gym. I have belonged to various gyms in the several cities I have lived in in the past. Until now I have always enjoyed going to the gym. ESAC has been by far the most horrible gym I have ever joined. the staff is rude and unhelpful, the management is awful and the facilities are run down and not clean. i joined prior to moving to charleston after doing some research online. joining this gym was a HUGE mistake. the group fitness instructors are mediocre at best and rude, the general staff is unhelpful and the lockerooms are disgusting. the management has no regard for customer service and it shows. you cannot even contact someone direclty to address a question about your bill. you have to send an email and wait for someone to get back to you if they deem your concern worthy.
The Johnnie Dodds location is the worst of al the locations. DO NOT JOIN ESAC.

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anyone writing a good review of this gym has never belonged to a real gym. I have belonged to various gyms in the several cities I have lived in in the past. Until now I have always enjoyed going to the gym. ESAC has been by far the most horrible gym I have ever joined. the staff is rude and unhelpful, the management is awful and the facilities are run down and not clean. i joined prior to moving to charleston after doing some research online. joining this gym was a HUGE mistake. the group fitness instructors are mediocre at best and rude, the general staff is unhelpful and the lockerooms are disgusting. the management has no regard for customer service and it shows. you cannot even contact someone direclty to address a question about your bill. you have to send an email and wait for someone to get back to you if they deem your concern worthy.
The Johnnie Dodds location is the worst of al the locations. DO NOT JOIN ESAC.

Pros: none

Cons: terrible management terrible staff horrible locker rooms

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Please shop around before you sign up at ESAC. There are many cons to write about...but I will list a few. The entire business is based on the principle of hiring underqualified staff, pushing them to perform way too much until they finally quit, then they hire another unqualified person, pay them next to nothing until they quit....etc etc etc. Ask any current member and you'll find out how crazy the turn over is.
The equipment seems to be pretty nice, once you wipe off the dirt so you can see it. I honestly don't think they have a cleaning company to come in and help. When the equipment is broken it takes forever to fix it. Also, there is one gym in West Ashley that leaks like crazy and they are always out of shake supplies. Please search around, Blue Fish Downtown and ECO are excellent facilities.

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Please shop around before you sign up at ESAC. There are many cons to write about...but I will list a few. The entire business is based on the principle of hiring underqualified staff, pushing them to perform way too much until they finally quit, then they hire another unqualified person, pay them next to nothing until they quit....etc etc etc. Ask any current member and you'll find out how crazy the turn over is.
The equipment seems to be pretty nice, once you wipe off the dirt so you can see it. I honestly don't think they have a cleaning company to come in and help. When the equipment is broken it takes forever to fix it. Also, there is one gym in West Ashley that leaks like crazy and they are always out of shake supplies. Please search around, Blue Fish Downtown and ECO are excellent facilities.

Pros: Numerous Locations

Cons: Too many to list

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I was a member at the old Coleman Blvd. location, which was a very old school gym and when I learned they were moving locations, I was pretty upset. However, after getting in a routine again with the new equipment, I actually like it better than the old location. The place is and stays clean for once! The 24-hour barcode reader is a whole lot easier to use. The staffed hours are great. They have done a lot for the members in trying to do everything they can to keep them happy. Only problem I have had is with the TVs on the cardio equipment, but I hear they are getting those fixed real soon!

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I was a member at the old Coleman Blvd. location, which was a very old school gym and when I learned they were moving locations, I was pretty upset. However, after getting in a routine again with the new equipment, I actually like it better than the old location. The place is and stays clean for once! The 24-hour barcode reader is a whole lot easier to use. The staffed hours are great. They have done a lot for the members in trying to do everything they can to keep them happy. Only problem I have had is with the TVs on the cardio equipment, but I hear they are getting those fixed real soon!

Pros: Brand new equipment, actually clean, new barcode scanner

Cons: TVs on cardio

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I went to the gym close to my home (right near Publix-the JOHNNIE DODDS location) to find out about rates, hours, schedules, child care, etc. I was quite impressed with the gym. As soon as I walked into the child care room (with my two kids) the child "care" provider began bitc_ing that she just started for the very first time at 4 p.m.
She only "got" (sic) the job because she knows the owner of the kids fitness club right next door. She told me she was 25 and had a real degree in graphic design. She kept asking me what I thought she should be doing in that room. She told me that she hates getting paid 7.50 per hour. She hates it so much that she had decided it was not enough to interact with the kids. She told me that she has no kids of her own that they would make her crazy. This girl told me that when hired she believed she would be working the front desk and just got thown into the kid room. This gal asked me if I could believe she had to clean up at the end of the night and vacuum;she opened that statement by saying Jesus Christ in front of all the kids. I am Atheist so please do not even respond thinking I was all bent out of shape over a curse word. This "worker" told me that she does not do diapers and has to wait a whole year for her Dad who is a CFO to get her a "real" job. I asked this girl about a long list of the gym's policies on a lot of things. Her response was that she had no idea. She asked me if I thought she should work there to which I responded by saying that I had been incredibly rude and had not even asked her, her name. After that I told the guy at the front desk not to worry about me or anyone I know or anyone who might read Craig's list (w/ kids) signing up for a membership with people like this gal (who until 4p.m. that day had never been around kids)"working" in the childcare room.

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I went to the gym close to my home (right near Publix-the JOHNNIE DODDS location) to find out about rates, hours, schedules, child care, etc. I was quite impressed with the gym. As soon as I walked into the child care room (with my two kids) the child "care" provider began bitc_ing that she just started for the very first time at 4 p.m.
She only "got" (sic) the job because she knows the owner of the kids fitness club right next door. She told me she was 25 and had a real degree in graphic design. She kept asking me what I thought she should be doing in that room. She told me that she hates getting paid 7.50 per hour. She hates it so much that she had decided it was not enough to interact with the kids. She told me that she has no kids of her own that they would make her crazy. This girl told me that when hired she believed she would be working the front desk and just got thown into the kid room. This gal asked me if I could believe she had to clean up at the end of the night and vacuum;she opened that statement by saying Jesus Christ in front of all the kids. I am Atheist so please do not even respond thinking I was all bent out of shape over a curse word. This "worker" told me that she does not do diapers and has to wait a whole year for her Dad who is a CFO to get her a "real" job. I asked this girl about a long list of the gym's policies on a lot of things. Her response was that she had no idea. She asked me if I thought she should work there to which I responded by saying that I had been incredibly rude and had not even asked her, her name. After that I told the guy at the front desk not to worry about me or anyone I know or anyone who might read Craig's list (w/ kids) signing up for a membership with people like this gal (who until 4p.m. that day had never been around kids)"working" in the childcare room.

Pros: Front desk staff was extremely friendly and professional

Cons: Child "care" gal was TERRIFYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I was a member of East Shore Health and Raquet before they changed over to East Shore Athletic Club on Dorchester Road, and I will say I am truly impressed. I am so glad that ESAC came in and did a total makeover. They have all new equipment, and fell in love with their new Body Pump Class. I had to get a personal trainer to show me the new spiffy equipment. Since ESAC came in, I have seen more and more smiling faces and the place is much cleaner. The staff is friendlier than the old staff too. There is one new guy there, I think he's the sales manager or something, either way he is hott.(good I candy). I really like what ESAC has done to the place and they tell me there is more to come. I can't wait.

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I was a member of East Shore Health and Raquet before they changed over to East Shore Athletic Club on Dorchester Road, and I will say I am truly impressed. I am so glad that ESAC came in and did a total makeover. They have all new equipment, and fell in love with their new Body Pump Class. I had to get a personal trainer to show me the new spiffy equipment. Since ESAC came in, I have seen more and more smiling faces and the place is much cleaner. The staff is friendlier than the old staff too. There is one new guy there, I think he's the sales manager or something, either way he is hott.(good I candy). I really like what ESAC has done to the place and they tell me there is more to come. I can't wait.

Pros: Massage Club, Nutrition Classes, Group Fitness Classes, Staff.

Cons: Pool needs a little work but that is the next part of their renovations.

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After ONE complimentary day visit, I decided not to join. As many people have already written...The pool is either not available due to a class of some sort, or it's out of use. I was disappointed that they only had a dry sauna and NO steam room. The jacuzzi was out of order. Some excuse about people clogging the vents with magazines...??? The staff I met were friendly and helpful, but as soon as I saw the PRICES, I was ready to forget the whole thing. I'd love to find a place in Charleston where I could swim in a warm pool for a few hours a week, jump into the steam room and sauna and then into a relaxing jacuzzi for a while. All the workout machines are good for those who want them, but I just want to trim a little off my love handles and then unwind. I have no plans to become a muscle bound ad for bowflex. Unfortunately, in this town that's not going to happen. Charleston could be so much more but falls flat. We lack in so many areas of entertainment and relaxation... I'm sure it has to do with the poor leadership handling the growth of our community.... what a shame....

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After ONE complimentary day visit, I decided not to join. As many people have already written...The pool is either not available due to a class of some sort, or it's out of use. I was disappointed that they only had a dry sauna and NO steam room. The jacuzzi was out of order. Some excuse about people clogging the vents with magazines...??? The staff I met were friendly and helpful, but as soon as I saw the PRICES, I was ready to forget the whole thing. I'd love to find a place in Charleston where I could swim in a warm pool for a few hours a week, jump into the steam room and sauna and then into a relaxing jacuzzi for a while. All the workout machines are good for those who want them, but I just want to trim a little off my love handles and then unwind. I have no plans to become a muscle bound ad for bowflex. Unfortunately, in this town that's not going to happen. Charleston could be so much more but falls flat. We lack in so many areas of entertainment and relaxation... I'm sure it has to do with the poor leadership handling the growth of our community.... what a shame....

Pros: Staff I met were friendly

Cons: Unrealistic prices, poor upkeep of pool, jacuzzi and lack of steam room.

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the bottom line is, don't sell memberships to a pool that is either shut down for service or taken up by classes most of the time. i don't have any problem with the rest of the club, the employees, or the equipment, but the pool was part of the reason i joined, and now it's basically off limits.

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the bottom line is, don't sell memberships to a pool that is either shut down for service or taken up by classes most of the time. i don't have any problem with the rest of the club, the employees, or the equipment, but the pool was part of the reason i joined, and now it's basically off limits.

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As far as gyms are concerned, ESAC is alright. Alot of people are complaining about the rates but I've lived in areas where I paid much more for YMCA memberships. The Park West facility is fairly nice and well-maintained. I would give it five stars, but my favorite staff member is gone. If Joy was still there it would be perfect!!!!!! Where'd she go?????

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As far as gyms are concerned, ESAC is alright. Alot of people are complaining about the rates but I've lived in areas where I paid much more for YMCA memberships. The Park West facility is fairly nice and well-maintained. I would give it five stars, but my favorite staff member is gone. If Joy was still there it would be perfect!!!!!! Where'd she go?????

Pros: Decent facility, ideal location.

Cons: Could have better weekend hours, Joys gone.

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I've never written one of these reviews before, but after reading some of the ones below I felt I needed to. It upsets and confuses me what some of these people have said. I've been a member now for 2 and a half years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I work in a high-stress environment, so my workout time is my time to unwind and release some stress. But what really does it for me is the staff at East Shore. I can joke around with the front desk staff, the trainers, and even the managers. They all know me by first name now, and they have my routine down.

I love the classes they offer because they are Les Mills and it has been hard for me to find that in this area. I feel so comfortable going into the class and knowing what to expect each time, but the instructors make each class fun and entertaining. (the new summer classes just started and they're a BLAST!!!) I think people complaining about the classes "not changing" just weren't familiar with the Les Mills style of teaching, but ESAC offers other classes that vary each time too if that's what they are looking for (try Burn and Firm!).

I also think this membership is totally affordable - especially considering you're getting ten gyms for the price of what one normally costs you. I like this a lot because on the weekends I don't get out of work until 8pm...and even when my regular location is closed, I can go to one of the 24-hour facilities nearby. Same thing goes for holidays... they are never really "closed" because the 24-hour gyms are always open.

Anyway, I just hope if you're "shopping" for a gym, you check it out for yourself rather than depending on reviews so you can make your own opinion. I think you'll like what you see. I've recommended it to two friends who've been enjoying it just as much as myself.

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I've never written one of these reviews before, but after reading some of the ones below I felt I needed to. It upsets and confuses me what some of these people have said. I've been a member now for 2 and a half years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I work in a high-stress environment, so my workout time is my time to unwind and release some stress. But what really does it for me is the staff at East Shore. I can joke around with the front desk staff, the trainers, and even the managers. They all know me by first name now, and they have my routine down.

I love the classes they offer because they are Les Mills and it has been hard for me to find that in this area. I feel so comfortable going into the class and knowing what to expect each time, but the instructors make each class fun and entertaining. (the new summer classes just started and they're a BLAST!!!) I think people complaining about the classes "not changing" just weren't familiar with the Les Mills style of teaching, but ESAC offers other classes that vary each time too if that's what they are looking for (try Burn and Firm!).

I also think this membership is totally affordable - especially considering you're getting ten gyms for the price of what one normally costs you. I like this a lot because on the weekends I don't get out of work until 8pm...and even when my regular location is closed, I can go to one of the 24-hour facilities nearby. Same thing goes for holidays... they are never really "closed" because the 24-hour gyms are always open.

Anyway, I just hope if you're "shopping" for a gym, you check it out for yourself rather than depending on reviews so you can make your own opinion. I think you'll like what you see. I've recommended it to two friends who've been enjoying it just as much as myself.

Pros: Les Mills classes, 24-hour facilities, friendly staff

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Let me start out by saying I am not your typical gym member, a little older and a little softer then some. I finally decided to make a change and join a gym a couple months back. I joined East Shore after some recommendations from friends and I am very pleased with my decision. I am retired and typically work out during the day, all the staff know who I am and encourage me to keep going. They also know which protein shake I like (try the one with chocolate and peanut butter YUM). They just added a class that caters to a little bit of an older population it?s low impact and not too fast but still gives you a good workout. The equipment there is really nice and well kept, I always see someone cleaning when I am there. I am excited as well because my granddaughter is moving in with me this summer and going to the college of Charleston in the fall. I bough her a membership and she can't wait to work out with Grandma, she is even got involved with a volleyball league that they are offering over the summer All and all east shore was exactly what I needed, my only regret is that I didn't join earlier!

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Let me start out by saying I am not your typical gym member, a little older and a little softer then some. I finally decided to make a change and join a gym a couple months back. I joined East Shore after some recommendations from friends and I am very pleased with my decision. I am retired and typically work out during the day, all the staff know who I am and encourage me to keep going. They also know which protein shake I like (try the one with chocolate and peanut butter YUM). They just added a class that caters to a little bit of an older population it?s low impact and not too fast but still gives you a good workout. The equipment there is really nice and well kept, I always see someone cleaning when I am there. I am excited as well because my granddaughter is moving in with me this summer and going to the college of Charleston in the fall. I bough her a membership and she can't wait to work out with Grandma, she is even got involved with a volleyball league that they are offering over the summer All and all east shore was exactly what I needed, my only regret is that I didn't join earlier!

Pros: Silver sneakers class, friendly staff, clean

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Dirty. Shower area has alot of mildew. Carpet and bathroom area poorly maintained. Exercise area needs good cleaning. Business is poorly managed.

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Dirty. Shower area has alot of mildew. Carpet and bathroom area poorly maintained. Exercise area needs good cleaning. Business is poorly managed.

Pros: 24 hour excess

Cons: Condition of facility. Price.

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I have seen this gym go down hill since it was sold several years ago. There is a pathological disregard for members and no comments or complaints that i have ever heard members make have been addressed. Staff turnover is high, with no management with any authority to do anything. The facilities in Johnnie Dodds and Coleman just get dirtier all the time. The Real Life "nutrition" program is nothing more than a sales seminar to hawk supplements from which the owner gets a cut. I do find many of the class teachers great, but as with members there is nowhere else to go and teach now that the owner has used our membership money to buy up every bit of competition. Many are really dedicated to their students, though. The justification for the high fees has been the pool, however it was broken most of the past two years and is closed to swimmers evenings and mornings for aerobics classes though these are scheduled at the only times families with children and workers can use the pool. Though most of the water classes have just a few participants and use a small section of pool, many members have requested simply a single open lane and this has never been accomodated. The classes must pay extra. Its hard to feel valued or like a member in this gym, when there is a new face at the counter each time you enter and when it is so apparent that one's value is as a walking wallet and one's membership monies go not to improving services in any meaningful way, built simply to buy up every other gym in town so his is the only choice besides Ecco w/o pool or sauna, or MUSC's Wellness Center.

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★★☆☆☆

I have seen this gym go down hill since it was sold several years ago. There is a pathological disregard for members and no comments or complaints that i have ever heard members make have been addressed. Staff turnover is high, with no management with any authority to do anything. The facilities in Johnnie Dodds and Coleman just get dirtier all the time. The Real Life "nutrition" program is nothing more than a sales seminar to hawk supplements from which the owner gets a cut. I do find many of the class teachers great, but as with members there is nowhere else to go and teach now that the owner has used our membership money to buy up every bit of competition. Many are really dedicated to their students, though. The justification for the high fees has been the pool, however it was broken most of the past two years and is closed to swimmers evenings and mornings for aerobics classes though these are scheduled at the only times families with children and workers can use the pool. Though most of the water classes have just a few participants and use a small section of pool, many members have requested simply a single open lane and this has never been accomodated. The classes must pay extra. Its hard to feel valued or like a member in this gym, when there is a new face at the counter each time you enter and when it is so apparent that one's value is as a walking wallet and one's membership monies go not to improving services in any meaningful way, built simply to buy up every other gym in town so his is the only choice besides Ecco w/o pool or sauna, or MUSC's Wellness Center.

Pros: Locations, Pool

Cons: Filthy, Heavy Turnover

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I would give ESAC an ok rating except for one thing, and for me it's major: the promise of a "swimming pool " at the Johnnie Dodds location is a cruel joke. It's closed down for 5 hours every Friday afternoon for cleaning, raising questions of exactly what kind of contamination is going on there. The weekday morning hours are taken up with wall-to-wall water aerobics classes. Weekends the pool is filled with kids. The manager did absolutely nothing when I complained and she didn't seem to know the pool was not available Friday mornings due to their aerobics schedule. She also said this would probably be a temporary situation, but 4 months later, it seems to be permanent. I cannot understand why the management feels it's acceptable to clean the pool on members' time rather than during their own (plentiful) closed hours. If you like swimming at 6am or 8pm, which I've had to get used to, then this is the right pool for you. Otherwise, keep looking.

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I would give ESAC an ok rating except for one thing, and for me it's major: the promise of a "swimming pool " at the Johnnie Dodds location is a cruel joke. It's closed down for 5 hours every Friday afternoon for cleaning, raising questions of exactly what kind of contamination is going on there. The weekday morning hours are taken up with wall-to-wall water aerobics classes. Weekends the pool is filled with kids. The manager did absolutely nothing when I complained and she didn't seem to know the pool was not available Friday mornings due to their aerobics schedule. She also said this would probably be a temporary situation, but 4 months later, it seems to be permanent. I cannot understand why the management feels it's acceptable to clean the pool on members' time rather than during their own (plentiful) closed hours. If you like swimming at 6am or 8pm, which I've had to get used to, then this is the right pool for you. Otherwise, keep looking.

Pros: Machines and cardio equipment are relatively well- maintained

Cons: No consideration for swimmers

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After reading some of these reviews, I feel as though some people are expecting the four seasons hotel, not a gym! After working in a gym for many years, and still being in the fitness industry today, I can tell you that even if there is someone cleaning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there will still be sweat and dirt. It's a gym! I only go to the ESAC's on Daniel Island and West Ashley, do not do the groupr fitness classes, spinning, or childcare, but I find the equipment, staff and cleanliness to be exceptional. I have both worked at, and been a member of, many gyms in the past, and ESAC Daniel Island and ESAC West Ashley have been among the best. I go to the Daniel Island location during lunch, and each day, am greeted by name with a "hey, how are you doing today" by a young woman named Lauren. My whole workout, she is either chatting and laughing with the members or doing some deep down cleaning. If she happens to be at or near the front desk when I leave, she always says bye, have a nice day, etc. The floor at the DI location is stained, and the showers (at least in the men's room) are in a little bit of rough shape, but I know it's not due to lack of cleaning. I go to the West Ashley location on the weekends, and find that their staff is always friendly, their locker rooms clean, etc. As far as the price, it is expensive, but the equipment is top of the line, with individual televisions on each piece of cardio equipment. You also have access to something like 8 or 10 clubs throughout Charleston, which is a real advantage for for people who live in one area and work in another. Also, I know they have discounts for certain locations where you only get access to certain locations (I know West Ashley is one, Daniel Island isn't one.) Finally, many of their clubs are 24 hours, which is great for me because I love occasional 6am workouts of Sunday mornings, which you can't do at most clubs. So although I pay more, I feel it's well worth it!

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★★★★★

After reading some of these reviews, I feel as though some people are expecting the four seasons hotel, not a gym! After working in a gym for many years, and still being in the fitness industry today, I can tell you that even if there is someone cleaning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there will still be sweat and dirt. It's a gym! I only go to the ESAC's on Daniel Island and West Ashley, do not do the groupr fitness classes, spinning, or childcare, but I find the equipment, staff and cleanliness to be exceptional. I have both worked at, and been a member of, many gyms in the past, and ESAC Daniel Island and ESAC West Ashley have been among the best. I go to the Daniel Island location during lunch, and each day, am greeted by name with a "hey, how are you doing today" by a young woman named Lauren. My whole workout, she is either chatting and laughing with the members or doing some deep down cleaning. If she happens to be at or near the front desk when I leave, she always says bye, have a nice day, etc. The floor at the DI location is stained, and the showers (at least in the men's room) are in a little bit of rough shape, but I know it's not due to lack of cleaning. I go to the West Ashley location on the weekends, and find that their staff is always friendly, their locker rooms clean, etc. As far as the price, it is expensive, but the equipment is top of the line, with individual televisions on each piece of cardio equipment. You also have access to something like 8 or 10 clubs throughout Charleston, which is a real advantage for for people who live in one area and work in another. Also, I know they have discounts for certain locations where you only get access to certain locations (I know West Ashley is one, Daniel Island isn't one.) Finally, many of their clubs are 24 hours, which is great for me because I love occasional 6am workouts of Sunday mornings, which you can't do at most clubs. So although I pay more, I feel it's well worth it!

Pros: Cleanliness, Staff, Equipment

Cons: Older Building at DI location

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Joining East Shore Athletic Club was a big mistake,not only is the staff rude the quality of the equipment is poor and the club at Park West is not clean. Sometime you have AC is the rest rooms and some days all you have is a fan. The instructors are very pleasant but the classes never,never change and even the instructors look bored. Spinning is extra adding insult to injury on an already over priced gym. Look around long and hard before joining East Shore Athletic Club.

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★☆☆☆☆

Joining East Shore Athletic Club was a big mistake,not only is the staff rude the quality of the equipment is poor and the club at Park West is not clean. Sometime you have AC is the rest rooms and some days all you have is a fan. The instructors are very pleasant but the classes never,never change and even the instructors look bored. Spinning is extra adding insult to injury on an already over priced gym. Look around long and hard before joining East Shore Athletic Club.

Pros: Pleasant instructors

Cons: Poor customer service,inadequate A/C,boring classes

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There is always a "wait list" in the childcare room so you can not make your fitness class. I waited there with my son this morning for 45 minutes until I finally got fed up and left. I ran out of time! There were 3 other upset parents as well. The childcare fee is extra per month and seems difficult to even get your child in there. There needs to be more child care workers in the nursery to help out. There was only one girl in there to watch the children so there was a limited amount of children allowed at one time. And...there were other people standing behind the front desk or in their offices.....I am wondering why they did not go into the nursery to help so the customers can have their workout? Afterall, we are all paying for the childcare and the workout! I am frustrated that I had to leave without working out while other staff members were standing around or sitting at their desks. Where was the athletic club's teamwork? It appears they do not care about their customers!

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★★☆☆☆

There is always a "wait list" in the childcare room so you can not make your fitness class. I waited there with my son this morning for 45 minutes until I finally got fed up and left. I ran out of time! There were 3 other upset parents as well. The childcare fee is extra per month and seems difficult to even get your child in there. There needs to be more child care workers in the nursery to help out. There was only one girl in there to watch the children so there was a limited amount of children allowed at one time. And...there were other people standing behind the front desk or in their offices.....I am wondering why they did not go into the nursery to help so the customers can have their workout? Afterall, we are all paying for the childcare and the workout! I am frustrated that I had to leave without working out while other staff members were standing around or sitting at their desks. Where was the athletic club's teamwork? It appears they do not care about their customers!

Pros: convenient weekday times

Cons: wait for childcare, parking, service

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East Shore Athletic club is a great gym only if you have never belonged to a quality gym in the past. I recently became a member after relocating here from New England. The locations are very convienent with good weekday hours but very poor weekend hours. I find the gym is highly overpriced for what you get. The staff is friendly and helpful but the facilities are not always clean,the class schedules are not offered often and the quality of the classes is poor. I think the instructors only know how to teach a class one way and it never changes!. In addition larger towels and spinning classes are extra. I would look around a long time before you commit to this gym

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★☆☆☆☆

East Shore Athletic club is a great gym only if you have never belonged to a quality gym in the past. I recently became a member after relocating here from New England. The locations are very convienent with good weekday hours but very poor weekend hours. I find the gym is highly overpriced for what you get. The staff is friendly and helpful but the facilities are not always clean,the class schedules are not offered often and the quality of the classes is poor. I think the instructors only know how to teach a class one way and it never changes!. In addition larger towels and spinning classes are extra. I would look around a long time before you commit to this gym

Pros: Great locations and Good Weekday Hours

Cons: poor quality classes and the clubs are not always clean

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I've been working out for years, have been in my share of health clubs, and none in this area compare to East Shore! First of all, their equipment is emaculate. You won't find any rusted up dumbbells on their racks, or squeaky machines that don't work. What you will find at East Shore is state of the art equipment that is obviously very well maintained. That's a huge improvement over some of the "sweat shop gyms." Second, you'll find a professional staff that is committed to excellent customer service. For instance, every time I come in, I'm greeted by name and am often asked how my workouts are coming along. Every time I'm in the club, I'll see an employee cleaning equipment, tidying up the weight room, or helping out other members. Third, these guys have eight locations around town, whcih means no matter where I am in the Charleston area, I can get my workout in. Add this all up, and I'm a member for life... no doubt about it!

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★★★★★

I've been working out for years, have been in my share of health clubs, and none in this area compare to East Shore! First of all, their equipment is emaculate. You won't find any rusted up dumbbells on their racks, or squeaky machines that don't work. What you will find at East Shore is state of the art equipment that is obviously very well maintained. That's a huge improvement over some of the "sweat shop gyms." Second, you'll find a professional staff that is committed to excellent customer service. For instance, every time I come in, I'm greeted by name and am often asked how my workouts are coming along. Every time I'm in the club, I'll see an employee cleaning equipment, tidying up the weight room, or helping out other members. Third, these guys have eight locations around town, whcih means no matter where I am in the Charleston area, I can get my workout in. Add this all up, and I'm a member for life... no doubt about it!

Pros: 8 locations, state of the art equipment, clean, professional

Cons: no pro shop

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I can't think of a better health club in ALL of Charleston. No matter where you live, you bet there's an ESAC close to you! I work in West Ashley and live in Mt. Pleasant, so it's very convenient and I can go to all locations!! The staff is so nice and always greets me when I walk in the door. I have been a member of many clubs and this one tops the list. Thanks East Shore for finally getting it right!! : )

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★★★☆☆

I can't think of a better health club in ALL of Charleston. No matter where you live, you bet there's an ESAC close to you! I work in West Ashley and live in Mt. Pleasant, so it's very convenient and I can go to all locations!! The staff is so nice and always greets me when I walk in the door. I have been a member of many clubs and this one tops the list. Thanks East Shore for finally getting it right!! : )

Pros: location, staff, pool, group fitness

Cons: n/a

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I have to say that East Shore Athletic Club is the number one club in the Charleston area that I have been to. I recently moved to Charleston from Atlanta and have been "gym shopping" as people often call it. Out of all the ones I've seen, ESAC is by far the best! What sold me was the variety of amenties that the clubs offer and convenience, not to mention the staff! When I went to check out one of the locations, the staff I met were so nice and they really made me feel welcome, almost like part of the family. Also the convenience is amazing!!! I live in downtown Charleston, but I work on Daniel Island. Depending on the time of day and how I feel, I have to option go to any club. ESAC makes it so I can't forget about taking care of my health and body. I absolutely love that I have the option to go to one club or to go all 8! Everyone should definitely go check them out!!

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★★★★★

I have to say that East Shore Athletic Club is the number one club in the Charleston area that I have been to. I recently moved to Charleston from Atlanta and have been "gym shopping" as people often call it. Out of all the ones I've seen, ESAC is by far the best! What sold me was the variety of amenties that the clubs offer and convenience, not to mention the staff! When I went to check out one of the locations, the staff I met were so nice and they really made me feel welcome, almost like part of the family. Also the convenience is amazing!!! I live in downtown Charleston, but I work on Daniel Island. Depending on the time of day and how I feel, I have to option go to any club. ESAC makes it so I can't forget about taking care of my health and body. I absolutely love that I have the option to go to one club or to go all 8! Everyone should definitely go check them out!!

Pros: convenience, friendly staff, clean

Cons: none

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This is the only chain of gyms in Mt. Pleasant and the prices they charge are ridiculous. Most of their locations are converted supermarkets and still have that grocery store feel (some even have the old grocery store floors showing through...) The spinning classes are pretty good as long as you wear tennis shoes or look cleats on your biking shoes. You will pay $10 extra dollars a month for classes, though. Their fees are a joke for what they have to offer, but that seems to be the standard in this area. I don't get it.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the only chain of gyms in Mt. Pleasant and the prices they charge are ridiculous. Most of their locations are converted supermarkets and still have that grocery store feel (some even have the old grocery store floors showing through...) The spinning classes are pretty good as long as you wear tennis shoes or look cleats on your biking shoes. You will pay $10 extra dollars a month for classes, though. Their fees are a joke for what they have to offer, but that seems to be the standard in this area. I don't get it.

Pros: Several locations

Cons: Overpriced, not enough variety of classes or services.

 

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