Gold's Gym

★★★☆☆
  • 600 Grand Ave

    Oakland, CA 94610

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  • 510-451-4653

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I go to this gym. The reason I choose to go is because it is not a meat market, folks are actually there to work out! I also go because no matter your fitness level there is something there to accommodate you, especially as you advance! I like that and the location makes it easy to get to other places around town fast!

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★★★★☆

I go to this gym. The reason I choose to go is because it is not a meat market, folks are actually there to work out! I also go because no matter your fitness level there is something there to accommodate you, especially as you advance! I like that and the location makes it easy to get to other places around town fast!

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This place REALLY S*CKS! First, whatEVER they tell you about their membership dues on the little sign outside the door is NOT TRUE! Like many scam artists, there's always a hidden fee, activation, fee, processing fee, etc.! Most importantly, the sales staff will lie to you about your ability to cancel your membership. Though my yearly commitment ran out, and I notified them IN WRITING that I needed to cancel my membership since I moved ACROSS THE COUNTRY, they refused to cancel, continuing to rob me for four months after I moved. They insisted that I had to notify them in person, despite the fact that I repeatedly told them that I moved across the country. In fact, they refused to even respond to phone or fax messages. The only way that I found out that my membership had not been cancelled was by calling them four WEEKS after I'd contacted them in writing. They insist that ALL communication be by REGISTERED mail, so that they can maximize the delays and maximize their ability to RIP YOU OFF!

The gym is self is very average. Only three screens to look at in the cardio area, and the audio devices on the cardio machines often don't work. There's no towel service, which is ridiculous at the prices they're charging. The locker rooms, though they look clean, ALWAYS smell of old sweat and fungus. The free weight area is poorly stocked, and populated with a lot of oversized Arnold wannabes hogging the equipment.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place REALLY S*CKS! First, whatEVER they tell you about their membership dues on the little sign outside the door is NOT TRUE! Like many scam artists, there's always a hidden fee, activation, fee, processing fee, etc.! Most importantly, the sales staff will lie to you about your ability to cancel your membership. Though my yearly commitment ran out, and I notified them IN WRITING that I needed to cancel my membership since I moved ACROSS THE COUNTRY, they refused to cancel, continuing to rob me for four months after I moved. They insisted that I had to notify them in person, despite the fact that I repeatedly told them that I moved across the country. In fact, they refused to even respond to phone or fax messages. The only way that I found out that my membership had not been cancelled was by calling them four WEEKS after I'd contacted them in writing. They insist that ALL communication be by REGISTERED mail, so that they can maximize the delays and maximize their ability to RIP YOU OFF!

The gym is self is very average. Only three screens to look at in the cardio area, and the audio devices on the cardio machines often don't work. There's no towel service, which is ridiculous at the prices they're charging. The locker rooms, though they look clean, ALWAYS smell of old sweat and fungus. The free weight area is poorly stocked, and populated with a lot of oversized Arnold wannabes hogging the equipment.

Pros: Well, they have weights

Cons: Terrible staff, unreliable equipment, deceptive membership policies

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Gold's is a pretty good gym - they have maybe a dozen ellipticals and treadmills, and maybe a total of 15 bikes and stair machines, and there usually isn't a wait. It's right across the street from the lake so you can always run around it and get some fresh air and sun. There's a good sized room for aerobics, and a small room for stretching and such. The best thing about this gym is the massive weight room upstairs - and it's not just for beefy guys!

PROS: Large weight room
CONS: none

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★★★★☆

Gold's is a pretty good gym - they have maybe a dozen ellipticals and treadmills, and maybe a total of 15 bikes and stair machines, and there usually isn't a wait. It's right across the street from the lake so you can always run around it and get some fresh air and sun. There's a good sized room for aerobics, and a small room for stretching and such. The best thing about this gym is the massive weight room upstairs - and it's not just for beefy guys!

PROS: Large weight room
CONS: none

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