City Fitness

★★★☆☆
  • 200 Spring Garden St.

    Philadelphia, PA 19123

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  • 215-923-4114

About City Fitness

Categories
  • Fitness Center
  • Exercise Programs
  • Personal Trainers
  • Weights
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Yoga Activities
  • Yoga
  • Yoga Studios
Details
  • Salsa
  • Kickboxing
  • Pilates
  • Spinning
Hours
M-Th 5am-1am, F 5am-10pm, Sa-Su 7am-10am (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
Keywords
  • fitness
  • fitness club
  • health club
  • gym
  • group training
  • group fitness class
  • group fitness classes
  • weight loss
  • lose weight fast
  • exercise
  • strength training
Products
  • TRX
  • MyZone
  • Fit PERX
  • Tour of the City
  • Group EX
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Samsung Pay
  • Discover
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Check
  • Android Pay
  • Apple Pay
Brands
  • TRX
  • Thrive
Services
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Butts and Guts
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Spinning
  • Zumba
  • Silver Sneakers
  • TRX BootCamp
  • Sweat, Tone & Sculpt
  • Pump
  • TRX Level 1
  • TRX Level 2
  • WOAR
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    Great gym! Not to pricey and tons of great equipment.

    3
    ★★★★★

    Great gym! Not to pricey and tons of great equipment.

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    iThrive is awesome! I pay about $200/month for it, which is about $25 per hour twice a week. Which is pretty good as far as personal training goes. Was can't-go-up-stairs kinda sore for three days after my first session. \r
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    The yoga

    3
    ★★★★★

    iThrive is awesome! I pay about $200/month for it, which is about $25 per hour twice a week. Which is pretty good as far as personal training goes. Was can't-go-up-stairs kinda sore for three days after my first session. \r
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    The yoga

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    City Fitness has been making changes for the better in the past year or so. A brand new turf area now takes over part of the floor where they have group training, WeFit classes, TRX and other equipment. Even when I'm not with the trainers,

    3
    ★★★★★

    City Fitness has been making changes for the better in the past year or so. A brand new turf area now takes over part of the floor where they have group training, WeFit classes, TRX and other equipment. Even when I'm not with the trainers,

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    I absolutely do not recommend this gym to anyone. They nickel and dime anyone they can. In the past 6 weeks I have officially downgraded my membership from the top level to the bottom level on 3 separate occasions with 3 different

    3
    ★★★★★

    I absolutely do not recommend this gym to anyone. They nickel and dime anyone they can. In the past 6 weeks I have officially downgraded my membership from the top level to the bottom level on 3 separate occasions with 3 different

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    My wife and I went looking for a new gym to get fit in 2012. While City Fitness does seem to have some clear plusses: lots of free weights, spacious, a free parking lot, and great hours, we were feeling pretty disappointed about the sign-up process. On our first visit, we were quoted $50/month combined for both my wife and I with no enrollment fee. It sounded like a great deal, but we wanted to think it over for a bit and also check out other gyms like 12th street and PSC. When we returned to City Fitness today, another gentleman greeted us and said it would be $60 a month for the both of us. When I mentioned that we had been quoted $50/month, he began to explain in a very confusing way about all these different extra add-on fees. He then said he was the manager and was surprised that we had been quoted anything but the $60 fee. The manager then summoned the original woman who gave us the $50/month offer and she didnt remember giving us that quote. I felt like it was more of a car dealership experience which was troubling to me because maybe a future billing problem would arise and it would an equally difficult and confusing experience.

    1
    ★★☆☆☆

    My wife and I went looking for a new gym to get fit in 2012. While City Fitness does seem to have some clear plusses: lots of free weights, spacious, a free parking lot, and great hours, we were feeling pretty disappointed about the sign-up process. On our first visit, we were quoted $50/month combined for both my wife and I with no enrollment fee. It sounded like a great deal, but we wanted to think it over for a bit and also check out other gyms like 12th street and PSC. When we returned to City Fitness today, another gentleman greeted us and said it would be $60 a month for the both of us. When I mentioned that we had been quoted $50/month, he began to explain in a very confusing way about all these different extra add-on fees. He then said he was the manager and was surprised that we had been quoted anything but the $60 fee. The manager then summoned the original woman who gave us the $50/month offer and she didnt remember giving us that quote. I felt like it was more of a car dealership experience which was troubling to me because maybe a future billing problem would arise and it would an equally difficult and confusing experience.

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    My wife and I went looking for a new gym to get fit in 2012. While City Fitness does seem to have some clear plusses: lots of free weights, spacious, a free parking lot, and great hours, we were feeling pretty disappointed about the sign-up process. On our first visit, we were quoted $50/month combined for both my wife and I with no enrollment fee. It sounded like a great deal, but we wanted to think it over for a bit and also check out other gyms like 12th street and PSC. When we returned to City Fitness today, another gentleman greeted us and said it would be $60 a month for the both of us. When I mentioned that we had been quoted $50/month, he began to explain in a very confusing way about all these different extra add-on fees. He then said he was the manager and was surprised that we had been quoted anything but the $60 fee. The manager then summoned the original woman who gave us the $50/month offer and she didn??t remember giving us that quote. I felt like it was more of a car dealership experience which was troubling to me because maybe a future billing problem would arise and it would an equally difficult and confusing experience.

    2
    ★★☆☆☆

    My wife and I went looking for a new gym to get fit in 2012. While City Fitness does seem to have some clear plusses: lots of free weights, spacious, a free parking lot, and great hours, we were feeling pretty disappointed about the sign-up process. On our first visit, we were quoted $50/month combined for both my wife and I with no enrollment fee. It sounded like a great deal, but we wanted to think it over for a bit and also check out other gyms like 12th street and PSC. When we returned to City Fitness today, another gentleman greeted us and said it would be $60 a month for the both of us. When I mentioned that we had been quoted $50/month, he began to explain in a very confusing way about all these different extra add-on fees. He then said he was the manager and was surprised that we had been quoted anything but the $60 fee. The manager then summoned the original woman who gave us the $50/month offer and she didn??t remember giving us that quote. I felt like it was more of a car dealership experience which was troubling to me because maybe a future billing problem would arise and it would an equally difficult and confusing experience.

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    Its a clean gym and well priced. But the management has received numerous requests for the most basic equipment -and they've ignored them all. The gym does not have what is called a slant board -- its an inexpensive inverted sit up board and its standard issue for gyms.

    So if you are expecting this basic workout item, don't join this gym.

    1
    ★★☆☆☆

    Its a clean gym and well priced. But the management has received numerous requests for the most basic equipment -and they've ignored them all. The gym does not have what is called a slant board -- its an inexpensive inverted sit up board and its standard issue for gyms.

    So if you are expecting this basic workout item, don't join this gym.

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    Terrible customer service.

    Deployed 2x to Afghanistan (back to back) so I went in to cancel membership before deploying. They offered to freeze membership, and did NOT tell me that a freeze would cost me any money. 1.5 years later I get back and start to go through my financial history only to find out they've been charging me all along. Politely asked for a refund, and was told that ""I should have checked my account regularly."" Oh, I'm sorry, with my VERY limited amount of computer time I was working on my degree and talking to my family, not scouring my finances for a seemingly obscure $15/mo charge. Finally, after over week of calling and asking for a status of their decision on my account, they offered no refund, but did offer a 1 yr free membership--I explained I would prefer the refund, since the military is moving me. They didn't seem to care, and so now I've got nothing back. This month (as if to add insult to injury) they charged me AGAIN.

    City Fitness is NOT military friendly, and I'd imagine they would treat others in uniform just as poorly.

    Join ANY gym except for this one. Seriously. If they treated me this way imagine how they will treat you.

    0
    ★☆☆☆☆

    Terrible customer service.

    Deployed 2x to Afghanistan (back to back) so I went in to cancel membership before deploying. They offered to freeze membership, and did NOT tell me that a freeze would cost me any money. 1.5 years later I get back and start to go through my financial history only to find out they've been charging me all along. Politely asked for a refund, and was told that ""I should have checked my account regularly."" Oh, I'm sorry, with my VERY limited amount of computer time I was working on my degree and talking to my family, not scouring my finances for a seemingly obscure $15/mo charge. Finally, after over week of calling and asking for a status of their decision on my account, they offered no refund, but did offer a 1 yr free membership--I explained I would prefer the refund, since the military is moving me. They didn't seem to care, and so now I've got nothing back. This month (as if to add insult to injury) they charged me AGAIN.

    City Fitness is NOT military friendly, and I'd imagine they would treat others in uniform just as poorly.

    Join ANY gym except for this one. Seriously. If they treated me this way imagine how they will treat you.

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    Terrible customer service.

    Deployed 2x to Afghanistan (back to back) so I went in to cancel membership before deploying. They offered to freeze membership, and did NOT tell me that a freeze would cost me any money. 1.5 years later I get back and start to go through my financial history only to find out they've been charging me all along. Politely asked for a refund, and was told that "I should have checked my account regularly." Oh, I'm sorry, with my VERY limited amount of computer time I was working on my degree and talking to my family, not scouring my finances for a seemingly obscure $15/mo charge. Finally, after over week of calling and asking for a status of their decision on my account, they offered no refund, but did offer a 1 yr free membership--I explained I would prefer the refund, since the military is moving me. They didn't seem to care, and so now I've got nothing back. This month (as if to add insult to injury) they charged me AGAIN.

    City Fitness is NOT military friendly, and I'd imagine they would treat others in uniform just as poorly.

    Join ANY gym except for this one. Seriously. If they treated me this way imagine how they will treat you.

    1
    ★☆☆☆☆

    Terrible customer service.

    Deployed 2x to Afghanistan (back to back) so I went in to cancel membership before deploying. They offered to freeze membership, and did NOT tell me that a freeze would cost me any money. 1.5 years later I get back and start to go through my financial history only to find out they've been charging me all along. Politely asked for a refund, and was told that "I should have checked my account regularly." Oh, I'm sorry, with my VERY limited amount of computer time I was working on my degree and talking to my family, not scouring my finances for a seemingly obscure $15/mo charge. Finally, after over week of calling and asking for a status of their decision on my account, they offered no refund, but did offer a 1 yr free membership--I explained I would prefer the refund, since the military is moving me. They didn't seem to care, and so now I've got nothing back. This month (as if to add insult to injury) they charged me AGAIN.

    City Fitness is NOT military friendly, and I'd imagine they would treat others in uniform just as poorly.

    Join ANY gym except for this one. Seriously. If they treated me this way imagine how they will treat you.

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    There is nothing negative I could possibly say about City Fitness, Spring Garden St, Philadelphia. I have been to numerous gyms in the last fifteen years, and this one is by far the best gym ever!! I have been a member for the last three years, and despite having moved, and having to drive a ways to get there, I will never change gyms. It is one of the cleanest gyms I have seen, has every piece of equipment I could hope for, has a variety of classes, and AWESOME trainers! The entire staff is super friendly and helpful. There are constantly improvements being made, new classes being added, and new and interesting equipment being introduced. Membership is also very affordable. Another great perk is the smoothie bar whose shakes are delicious and put my home made concoctions to shame. The best part of this gym though is the atmosphere! Come check it out for yourself.

    2
    ★★★★★

    There is nothing negative I could possibly say about City Fitness, Spring Garden St, Philadelphia. I have been to numerous gyms in the last fifteen years, and this one is by far the best gym ever!! I have been a member for the last three years, and despite having moved, and having to drive a ways to get there, I will never change gyms. It is one of the cleanest gyms I have seen, has every piece of equipment I could hope for, has a variety of classes, and AWESOME trainers! The entire staff is super friendly and helpful. There are constantly improvements being made, new classes being added, and new and interesting equipment being introduced. Membership is also very affordable. Another great perk is the smoothie bar whose shakes are delicious and put my home made concoctions to shame. The best part of this gym though is the atmosphere! Come check it out for yourself.

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    This review would have probably gotten a 3 star review from me because three stars is average-ish and that's what this place is, average-ish. I dropped it to two stars because of two separate incidents that occurred with front desk personnel that significantly lowered my opinion.

    The gym in itself is just as stated above, average. The cost is tolerable, the hours are nice, but the gym doesn't offer many classes, and has few amenities. ANYWAY, that being said, two incidents have changed my opinion of this place, and forced me to search for another place to tone my fantastic ass.

    When I initially signed up, the sales guy (Quinn) told me that my monthly rates would be $25 due to my student status and that there were no other fees besides the monthly rate. Low and behold the very first month I had a 39.99 charge on my credit card ( the difference of which took 16 days to get placed back into my account). The monthly rate was fixed, however 2 months later I was hit with another 25 dollar charge which was never mentioned to me initially, but later explained to me as a fee that locks in my rate....right.

    Besides the rough billing start, and limited options, things were fine and the I always thought the staff was quite pleasant. Of course that changed with one fell swoop. On my way out one night, I had to tell the girl behind the front desk (Heather) my key number 3 times because she seemingly ignored me or didn't hear me because she was talking on her cell phone. I understand the necessity of the phone, Im a woman, I get it. But the whole matter seemed unprofessional and to top it off as I said good night, I got no farewell in return. Impolite if you ask me, but maybe I was just raised differently.

    So I said seeya City Fitness, and am currently quite happy at Sweat.....(hint. hint. review coming?)

    1
    ★★☆☆☆

    This review would have probably gotten a 3 star review from me because three stars is average-ish and that's what this place is, average-ish. I dropped it to two stars because of two separate incidents that occurred with front desk personnel that significantly lowered my opinion.

    The gym in itself is just as stated above, average. The cost is tolerable, the hours are nice, but the gym doesn't offer many classes, and has few amenities. ANYWAY, that being said, two incidents have changed my opinion of this place, and forced me to search for another place to tone my fantastic ass.

    When I initially signed up, the sales guy (Quinn) told me that my monthly rates would be $25 due to my student status and that there were no other fees besides the monthly rate. Low and behold the very first month I had a 39.99 charge on my credit card ( the difference of which took 16 days to get placed back into my account). The monthly rate was fixed, however 2 months later I was hit with another 25 dollar charge which was never mentioned to me initially, but later explained to me as a fee that locks in my rate....right.

    Besides the rough billing start, and limited options, things were fine and the I always thought the staff was quite pleasant. Of course that changed with one fell swoop. On my way out one night, I had to tell the girl behind the front desk (Heather) my key number 3 times because she seemingly ignored me or didn't hear me because she was talking on her cell phone. I understand the necessity of the phone, Im a woman, I get it. But the whole matter seemed unprofessional and to top it off as I said good night, I got no farewell in return. Impolite if you ask me, but maybe I was just raised differently.

    So I said seeya City Fitness, and am currently quite happy at Sweat.....(hint. hint. review coming?)

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    I WROTE THE RINGER POST FOR CITY FITNESS ( see the first post on this page by "lanafalana ). i was newly employed by city fitness at the time and wrote the FAKE REVIEW WITH THE OWNER and posted it. NEED I SAY MORE about shyty fitness???

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    I WROTE THE RINGER POST FOR CITY FITNESS ( see the first post on this page by "lanafalana ). i was newly employed by city fitness at the time and wrote the FAKE REVIEW WITH THE OWNER and posted it. NEED I SAY MORE about shyty fitness???

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    OK...I was a former member who left the gym when my trainer departed...I'm the type of fitness client that needs someone to hold me accountable and focused for my time in the gym. I'm easily distracted.\r
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    I rejoined about 2 months ago (September '09) when I learned of the $19.99 promotion (which allows access to the gym and it's machines. Classes, tanning, training are all add-ons. I believe yoga is also an additinal cost) that was being offered and thought I'd minimally use the gym for cardio since I already had a gym membership in CC...but then took a class instructed by Dwayne T. and haven't looked back!! Have only taken the boot camp classes taught by Dwayne and it's a serious, no-nonsense workout. I leave in a pool of sweat, exhusted, but feeling AMAZING. SInce then, I cancelled my other gym membership and am solely working out here. \r
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    The gym has changed alot since I first worked out here 18 months ago. The ""contract"" others complain about has been altered since I am significantly paying less than I did previously. The juice bar is now operating-although I have not used it. \r
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    I agree with others, the gym is huge, lots of space to work out and I've never had to wait for a machine or piece of cardio equipment ever. Flat screens on the cardio equipment are also a plus. Front desk staff are friendly. Locker room is clean. \r
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    I've also begun working out one-on-one with Dwayne and after working out with three others trainers in the city, Dwayne is what I've been looking for: a true professional, on-time, educated, dedicated and focused on YOU and YOUR fitness goals. His workouts are INTENSE, pushing you to your limit, changing each session to prevent repetition and keeping you thinking as to what will come next. Just like his classes, it's a no-nonsense workout. As long as Dwayne is there, I am there.\r
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    My only con is that free parking in their lot is limited during peak times-meter parking is always available (when I've been there) on the street.\r
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    I say give it a try...

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    ★★★★★

    OK...I was a former member who left the gym when my trainer departed...I'm the type of fitness client that needs someone to hold me accountable and focused for my time in the gym. I'm easily distracted.\r
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    I rejoined about 2 months ago (September '09) when I learned of the $19.99 promotion (which allows access to the gym and it's machines. Classes, tanning, training are all add-ons. I believe yoga is also an additinal cost) that was being offered and thought I'd minimally use the gym for cardio since I already had a gym membership in CC...but then took a class instructed by Dwayne T. and haven't looked back!! Have only taken the boot camp classes taught by Dwayne and it's a serious, no-nonsense workout. I leave in a pool of sweat, exhusted, but feeling AMAZING. SInce then, I cancelled my other gym membership and am solely working out here. \r
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    The gym has changed alot since I first worked out here 18 months ago. The ""contract"" others complain about has been altered since I am significantly paying less than I did previously. The juice bar is now operating-although I have not used it. \r
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    I agree with others, the gym is huge, lots of space to work out and I've never had to wait for a machine or piece of cardio equipment ever. Flat screens on the cardio equipment are also a plus. Front desk staff are friendly. Locker room is clean. \r
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    I've also begun working out one-on-one with Dwayne and after working out with three others trainers in the city, Dwayne is what I've been looking for: a true professional, on-time, educated, dedicated and focused on YOU and YOUR fitness goals. His workouts are INTENSE, pushing you to your limit, changing each session to prevent repetition and keeping you thinking as to what will come next. Just like his classes, it's a no-nonsense workout. As long as Dwayne is there, I am there.\r
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    My only con is that free parking in their lot is limited during peak times-meter parking is always available (when I've been there) on the street.\r
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    I say give it a try...

    Pros: Fanastic Trainer, Good Classes, Machine Availability

    Cons: Limited Free Parking During Peak Periods

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    City Fitness is an awesome gym. The staff is very friendly and it is definitely a family oriented gym. All of the equipment is new, each peice of cardio equipment has a personal flat screen tv and they have great classes. The juice/protein bar is a great plus too. The prices are cheap! Also, tanning (which is a big plus for me) is only 10.00 a month. They open at 5am and close at 11pm so there are no constraints on when I can go. It's overall a great enviornment. The classes are fabulous and I have never waited in line for equipment. Great place!

    2
    ★★★★★

    City Fitness is an awesome gym. The staff is very friendly and it is definitely a family oriented gym. All of the equipment is new, each peice of cardio equipment has a personal flat screen tv and they have great classes. The juice/protein bar is a great plus too. The prices are cheap! Also, tanning (which is a big plus for me) is only 10.00 a month. They open at 5am and close at 11pm so there are no constraints on when I can go. It's overall a great enviornment. The classes are fabulous and I have never waited in line for equipment. Great place!

    Pros: juice bar, experienced trainers, classes, hours, low prices

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    Clean gym with a nice staff and the prices are stupid-low! I wish they offered more class times but are building two new rooms so hopefully that's coming soon...All-in-all, nothing really to complain about.

    4
    ★★★★☆

    Clean gym with a nice staff and the prices are stupid-low! I wish they offered more class times but are building two new rooms so hopefully that's coming soon...All-in-all, nothing really to complain about.

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    Awesome! Very clean. Staff is so friendly and the trainers rock! Also a new and delicious juice bar. Big Plus.. Lower rate than before! Love this place!

    5
    ★★★★★

    Awesome! Very clean. Staff is so friendly and the trainers rock! Also a new and delicious juice bar. Big Plus.. Lower rate than before! Love this place!

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    They are completely dishonest and tried to double charge me for my membership. I had to call with old credit card receipts to prove I'd paid and even then they didn't believe me! Avoid at all costs!

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    They are completely dishonest and tried to double charge me for my membership. I had to call with old credit card receipts to prove I'd paid and even then they didn't believe me! Avoid at all costs!

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    GYM SEEKERS BEWARE! I've belonged to 8 gyms in my life and this one has the most atrocious business practices of any! They will hit your credit card with random charges and the only way to get your money back is to dispute the charges with your credit card company and change your account number. My identity was stolen from this gym too, since the records with every member??s social security and credit card number is available to the entire, constantly-rotating staff. They will tell you the papers are kept in a locking filing cabinet. NOT TRUE according to fired staff!! They fired their best trainers, likely because they can't even afford to pay their heating bill. The heat hasn't worked for over 4 months. When you ask why, you are told by Carl, (a new manager that has single-handedly wrecked this gym) that they have people working on it. LIES. LIES. LIES. I quit this gym because I moved and they hit my card with over a $100 charge. You won??t find this fee in the fine print of your contract. Since enough people have complained, there is a lawsuit pending, so don??t expect this gym to be around much longer. If you are joining a gym for a healthier lifestyle and to reduce stress, don't join this gym..it will only add further stress. Don??t believe Ann G. I??ve negotiated 8 contracts with no problems. This review is a plant by that control freak Carl trying to save his job! To the incapable owner of this gym..DON??T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB!

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    GYM SEEKERS BEWARE! I've belonged to 8 gyms in my life and this one has the most atrocious business practices of any! They will hit your credit card with random charges and the only way to get your money back is to dispute the charges with your credit card company and change your account number. My identity was stolen from this gym too, since the records with every member??s social security and credit card number is available to the entire, constantly-rotating staff. They will tell you the papers are kept in a locking filing cabinet. NOT TRUE according to fired staff!! They fired their best trainers, likely because they can't even afford to pay their heating bill. The heat hasn't worked for over 4 months. When you ask why, you are told by Carl, (a new manager that has single-handedly wrecked this gym) that they have people working on it. LIES. LIES. LIES. I quit this gym because I moved and they hit my card with over a $100 charge. You won??t find this fee in the fine print of your contract. Since enough people have complained, there is a lawsuit pending, so don??t expect this gym to be around much longer. If you are joining a gym for a healthier lifestyle and to reduce stress, don't join this gym..it will only add further stress. Don??t believe Ann G. I??ve negotiated 8 contracts with no problems. This review is a plant by that control freak Carl trying to save his job! To the incapable owner of this gym..DON??T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB!

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    I loved city fitness when it first opened. They had great classes, everyone who worked there was really nice and friendly. They had fun fitness contests all the time. But in the last six months it has really gone downhill. Management and staff changed, there are still a few good people there, like JP, Jen (hoop-dance instructor) and Chaka. But for the most part the attitude is disappointing. They used to have some really great bikes with a virtual reality ride on them, they mysteriously disappeared. The prices keep changing, going up etc etc. Classes get canceled constantly. I'm sure they've burned just about every good instructor/trainer in town, by letting them go.The instructors are inconsistent. They now have some kind of martial arts school that's slowly taking over the entire gym. I only go there because of the convenient location. I wish they could make it like it used to be.

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    ★★★☆☆

    I loved city fitness when it first opened. They had great classes, everyone who worked there was really nice and friendly. They had fun fitness contests all the time. But in the last six months it has really gone downhill. Management and staff changed, there are still a few good people there, like JP, Jen (hoop-dance instructor) and Chaka. But for the most part the attitude is disappointing. They used to have some really great bikes with a virtual reality ride on them, they mysteriously disappeared. The prices keep changing, going up etc etc. Classes get canceled constantly. I'm sure they've burned just about every good instructor/trainer in town, by letting them go.The instructors are inconsistent. They now have some kind of martial arts school that's slowly taking over the entire gym. I only go there because of the convenient location. I wish they could make it like it used to be.

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    I was surprised and saddened by the 2 reviews I just read on here. I find it humorous that these 2 reviewers want to bash the gym just because they are intimidated and don't have the know-how to negotiate a decent gym membership deal. City Fitness is a great independent gym, that opened during the start of this economic recession and has still found a way to slowly build business because the staff is friendly and the space is comfortable. I'm not sure which members of the staff the 2 reviewers on here were speaking with, but the owner, head desk manager and personal trainers are awesome and go out of their way to be available. The other members of the gym are not pretentious and are friendly, the vibe is great and I love this gym.

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    ★★★★☆

    I was surprised and saddened by the 2 reviews I just read on here. I find it humorous that these 2 reviewers want to bash the gym just because they are intimidated and don't have the know-how to negotiate a decent gym membership deal. City Fitness is a great independent gym, that opened during the start of this economic recession and has still found a way to slowly build business because the staff is friendly and the space is comfortable. I'm not sure which members of the staff the 2 reviewers on here were speaking with, but the owner, head desk manager and personal trainers are awesome and go out of their way to be available. The other members of the gym are not pretentious and are friendly, the vibe is great and I love this gym.

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    I completely agree with the previous review. The management team of the facility is focused on only one thing: get as much money from you as possible. My membership was changed without notification, costing me over a hundred dollar!. And I was told that they were still doing me a favor. Geez, thanks guys. As for their sales force, completely incompetent. Laura rambles at 5000 words/min and by the time you start to understand what the facility has to offer, she starts shoving numbers in your face. And no offense, but my 10 year old is better at using a calculator than she is. Besides pressuring the costumer into buying whatever package and altering memberships without proper explanation, I can say that this has been the most repulsive business ethic I have ever seen.The only good thing about the gym is their machines. The equipment on the other hand, is often taken up, the classrooms are too small, have no ventilation, and the classes' atmosphere is not friendly at all. I've even been to a class where the instructor had NO IDEA what we were doing. Just telling different people to do different exercise, not counting reps with them, and then yelling mockeries when we collapsed b/c we had just been doing right lunges for about 30 reps with no interruptions.DO NOT let the smiles and modern equipment of this gym fool you. The management truly is what ruins the entire experience. Too bad, the facility would be great if staffed in a friendlier, more ethical and costumer-focused manner.

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    I completely agree with the previous review. The management team of the facility is focused on only one thing: get as much money from you as possible. My membership was changed without notification, costing me over a hundred dollar!. And I was told that they were still doing me a favor. Geez, thanks guys. As for their sales force, completely incompetent. Laura rambles at 5000 words/min and by the time you start to understand what the facility has to offer, she starts shoving numbers in your face. And no offense, but my 10 year old is better at using a calculator than she is. Besides pressuring the costumer into buying whatever package and altering memberships without proper explanation, I can say that this has been the most repulsive business ethic I have ever seen.The only good thing about the gym is their machines. The equipment on the other hand, is often taken up, the classrooms are too small, have no ventilation, and the classes' atmosphere is not friendly at all. I've even been to a class where the instructor had NO IDEA what we were doing. Just telling different people to do different exercise, not counting reps with them, and then yelling mockeries when we collapsed b/c we had just been doing right lunges for about 30 reps with no interruptions.DO NOT let the smiles and modern equipment of this gym fool you. The management truly is what ruins the entire experience. Too bad, the facility would be great if staffed in a friendlier, more ethical and costumer-focused manner.

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    Just an all around great gym to work out in. Great classes of all kinds to take (which is always a huge plus!!). Freindly staff (definitely important!). The members/crowd is good too (not pompus, annoying, or totally full of themselves).\r
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    In a nut shell, like I said, an all around good gym!

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    Just an all around great gym to work out in. Great classes of all kinds to take (which is always a huge plus!!). Freindly staff (definitely important!). The members/crowd is good too (not pompus, annoying, or totally full of themselves).\r
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    City Fitness is a very straightforward gym.

    Helpful staff - Very clean environment - Equipment kept in excellent condition

    You can get a good workout in at anytime of the day - no dramas, no people floating around aimlessly bothering you.

    Highly recommended

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    City Fitness is a very straightforward gym.

    Helpful staff - Very clean environment - Equipment kept in excellent condition

    You can get a good workout in at anytime of the day - no dramas, no people floating around aimlessly bothering you.

    Highly recommended

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    When I first joined this gym in March, I really liked it. However, since then, I've realized how dirty the gym is, how the equipment goes missing, how when things break, they don't get fixed, how understaffed it is, how the employees don't seem to know what's going on, and how this gym has not lived up to my expectations. I'm glad I am not locked into a contract because I'm going to start looking for another gym. Oh, I've also heard people have been getting billed incorrectly for their membership. I can't see how this place is going to survive much longer.

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    When I first joined this gym in March, I really liked it. However, since then, I've realized how dirty the gym is, how the equipment goes missing, how when things break, they don't get fixed, how understaffed it is, how the employees don't seem to know what's going on, and how this gym has not lived up to my expectations. I'm glad I am not locked into a contract because I'm going to start looking for another gym. Oh, I've also heard people have been getting billed incorrectly for their membership. I can't see how this place is going to survive much longer.

    Pros: parking lot, cheap meters, no need to sign contract

    Cons: closes early on the weekends, dirty, broken/missing equipment

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    This is the best club I have ever been apart of! The staff is so friendly and all the trainners know what they are doing. I raley have to wait for a machine and the equipment is always kept so nice! I would def. recommend this gym.......just the ab machines always beat me up! Ha-ha

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    This is the best club I have ever been apart of! The staff is so friendly and all the trainners know what they are doing. I raley have to wait for a machine and the equipment is always kept so nice! I would def. recommend this gym.......just the ab machines always beat me up! Ha-ha

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    City Fitness has a great feel inside. They have murals of Philadelphia all over the place it's very cool. Their is plenty of equipment and they offer many different things for members to get involved in not just fitness programs. I am excited for the juice bar to open that will be a great addition. The best thing about City Fitness is they have a 16 week program that gets results not like the other gyms where you get one maybe two sessions and your on your own. They have a real structured program that really makes you feel comfortable and get started on the right track. Def my favorite gym in Philly. If your looking for a place to workout def check it out you won't regret it!!!!!!!!.

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    City Fitness has a great feel inside. They have murals of Philadelphia all over the place it's very cool. Their is plenty of equipment and they offer many different things for members to get involved in not just fitness programs. I am excited for the juice bar to open that will be a great addition. The best thing about City Fitness is they have a 16 week program that gets results not like the other gyms where you get one maybe two sessions and your on your own. They have a real structured program that really makes you feel comfortable and get started on the right track. Def my favorite gym in Philly. If your looking for a place to workout def check it out you won't regret it!!!!!!!!.

    Pros: Open layout good staff cool cardio equipment and great programs

    Cons: Need more locations

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    I love going to City Fitness. The facility is clean and has a tremendous amount of space. Murals of Phila inside and out make it look as nice as it is. My bf is more experienced with fitness than I and is very particular about equipment. He is also a member, I used to only like classes, but now I am strength training and taking yoga. I have never looked or felt better in my life thanks to their customized SPICE program. I have lost 2 sizes!!!!\r
    When I call I am able to get ahold of Laura, who signed me up. She and and my trainer Brie have helped me reach all of my goals and acheive what I never dreamed possible. It's not at all like 1-800- CORP GYM. Even the Sixer's dancers practice there so I figure I'm in good company! I luv City Fitness! Thanks guys!!!

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    I love going to City Fitness. The facility is clean and has a tremendous amount of space. Murals of Phila inside and out make it look as nice as it is. My bf is more experienced with fitness than I and is very particular about equipment. He is also a member, I used to only like classes, but now I am strength training and taking yoga. I have never looked or felt better in my life thanks to their customized SPICE program. I have lost 2 sizes!!!!\r
    When I call I am able to get ahold of Laura, who signed me up. She and and my trainer Brie have helped me reach all of my goals and acheive what I never dreamed possible. It's not at all like 1-800- CORP GYM. Even the Sixer's dancers practice there so I figure I'm in good company! I luv City Fitness! Thanks guys!!!

    Pros: Parking, Yoga and Pilates, not Intimidating, no wait for equipment, babysitting, PRICE

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