Marina Fitness

★★★☆☆
  • 14045 Panay Way

    Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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  • 310-821-1662

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Hours
Mon - Fri, 5am - midnight; Sat, Sun, 7am - 10pm

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Website advertised "week free" to "check out the facility"...the scam is they require you "sign up" for a membership and pay the fees prior to obtaining the "free week"...the classes and class schedules were not what i needed...however when i tried to cancel my membership prior to the "free week" expiration, Marina Fitness claimed I was actually only given 3 - "free trial days"...because I had been given a "discounted membership"...(which is not true...)...now i am require to cancel my membership in writing, be liable for a month of membership due and additional pro-rated days past the 30 day cancellation policy...because i signed a contract...i am stuck...

THE FREE WEEK OFFERED ON THEIR WEBSITE IS A BIG SCAM....BEWARE......

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★☆☆☆☆

Website advertised "week free" to "check out the facility"...the scam is they require you "sign up" for a membership and pay the fees prior to obtaining the "free week"...the classes and class schedules were not what i needed...however when i tried to cancel my membership prior to the "free week" expiration, Marina Fitness claimed I was actually only given 3 - "free trial days"...because I had been given a "discounted membership"...(which is not true...)...now i am require to cancel my membership in writing, be liable for a month of membership due and additional pro-rated days past the 30 day cancellation policy...because i signed a contract...i am stuck...

THE FREE WEEK OFFERED ON THEIR WEBSITE IS A BIG SCAM....BEWARE......

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Website advertised "week free" to "check out the facility"...the scam is they require you "sign up" for a membership and pay the fees prior to obtaining the "free week"...the classes and class schedules were not what i needed...however

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★★★★★

Website advertised "week free" to "check out the facility"...the scam is they require you "sign up" for a membership and pay the fees prior to obtaining the "free week"...the classes and class schedules were not what i needed...however

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If you have money, go there by all means You will have the privilege of walking up to someone deemed "less deserving" and displacing them, with a supporting member of management at your side, from equipment that you would like to be using despite the fact that someone else was using it first and there are at least twelve other pieces of the same equipment empty, available, and in perfect working order. You can throw in the acccusation that they need to share since they have been there working out too long already. Love ice cold showers? Wish to be informed that a charge from 4 years ago was not approved? This is the gym for you. Like sitting on toilets that are meant for 5yrs and under while your legs are trembling from your workout? Avoid this gym like the plague if you are truly considerate of others feelings and treat others like you'd like to be treated. Just because people are using a singsong voice to say ugly things does not mean that they are being kind.

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★★☆☆☆

If you have money, go there by all means You will have the privilege of walking up to someone deemed "less deserving" and displacing them, with a supporting member of management at your side, from equipment that you would like to be using despite the fact that someone else was using it first and there are at least twelve other pieces of the same equipment empty, available, and in perfect working order. You can throw in the acccusation that they need to share since they have been there working out too long already. Love ice cold showers? Wish to be informed that a charge from 4 years ago was not approved? This is the gym for you. Like sitting on toilets that are meant for 5yrs and under while your legs are trembling from your workout? Avoid this gym like the plague if you are truly considerate of others feelings and treat others like you'd like to be treated. Just because people are using a singsong voice to say ugly things does not mean that they are being kind.

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Can't beat the prices, has everything I need and if you like raquetball, it's the only option in the Marina area.

The negative comments on here are exagerations, check it out for yourself, it's a good gym.

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★★★★★

Can't beat the prices, has everything I need and if you like raquetball, it's the only option in the Marina area.

The negative comments on here are exagerations, check it out for yourself, it's a good gym.

Pros: Not crowded

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My wife and I joined not long ago, and got a very good deal. They actually offered us a special deal they had going for renewing members, and then tossed in 6 months free when we paid for a year, so we ended up with 18 months at about $11/month each ($22/month for both of us).

We go to the one in the marina.

The place is not the country club, it's a bit dusty and could use a good cleaning (even just a lady with a rag could make a big difference in about two hours), but it doesn't really bother me that much. I'm there to work out, not drink tea with the social club.

Equipment is ok. Never really crowded. Racquetball courts are great, and also not crowded. Staff are generally nice, though some are a bit annoying - they do all try.

I haven't tried to cancel yet, so can't speak to that. I don't plan on canceling any time soon. Probably do it next year when I move. When the time comes, after reading this board, I will likely send them a letter with signature required and a cc to my lawyer. I don't foresee any problems, so long as I know what I am getting into and ready to rumble.

I assume the people who have trouble canceling are the ones who don't really understand the power of a signature required letter and the threat of an attorney.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I joined not long ago, and got a very good deal. They actually offered us a special deal they had going for renewing members, and then tossed in 6 months free when we paid for a year, so we ended up with 18 months at about $11/month each ($22/month for both of us).

We go to the one in the marina.

The place is not the country club, it's a bit dusty and could use a good cleaning (even just a lady with a rag could make a big difference in about two hours), but it doesn't really bother me that much. I'm there to work out, not drink tea with the social club.

Equipment is ok. Never really crowded. Racquetball courts are great, and also not crowded. Staff are generally nice, though some are a bit annoying - they do all try.

I haven't tried to cancel yet, so can't speak to that. I don't plan on canceling any time soon. Probably do it next year when I move. When the time comes, after reading this board, I will likely send them a letter with signature required and a cc to my lawyer. I don't foresee any problems, so long as I know what I am getting into and ready to rumble.

I assume the people who have trouble canceling are the ones who don't really understand the power of a signature required letter and the threat of an attorney.

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I've been working out here for about a year on a month to month basis. I like the gym. It is kinda crappy and dirty, but it isn't crowded or pretentious. I did have one annoying billing situation that was resolved without too much trouble, although I can understand peoples' frustrations. Now I have contacted them to cancel my membership and I am nervous. They say they want a certified letter? That's weird. I should be able to fax something at most. If they try to charge me next month, I will be upset...

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★★★☆☆

I've been working out here for about a year on a month to month basis. I like the gym. It is kinda crappy and dirty, but it isn't crowded or pretentious. I did have one annoying billing situation that was resolved without too much trouble, although I can understand peoples' frustrations. Now I have contacted them to cancel my membership and I am nervous. They say they want a certified letter? That's weird. I should be able to fax something at most. If they try to charge me next month, I will be upset...

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I've been reading all the poor reviews and it seems the reviewers are looking for a social club with all the amenities and perks. It is those same people that are out of shape. A gym is a place to pump iron people and get aerobic conditioning. This place is a REAL gym. No frills, just serious working out at a CHEAP price. Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out at Gold's and World and at the time they were just a hole in the wall. Six time Olympian Dorian Yates worked out in a basement. Get a grip folks, you go to a gym to get results, it is not a social gathering. Who cares if the gym doesn't have the latest "fad" equipment to make your workouts easier. Hello! Easier workouts mean no results. This gym has all the essentials. Yes it is no frills but it is also never crowded. They do a great job repairing what they have and the dues are the lowest in town. Quit worrying about the owner's problems and just worry about yourself. Get in, work out, and get out. End of story. Geeez.

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★★★★★

I've been reading all the poor reviews and it seems the reviewers are looking for a social club with all the amenities and perks. It is those same people that are out of shape. A gym is a place to pump iron people and get aerobic conditioning. This place is a REAL gym. No frills, just serious working out at a CHEAP price. Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out at Gold's and World and at the time they were just a hole in the wall. Six time Olympian Dorian Yates worked out in a basement. Get a grip folks, you go to a gym to get results, it is not a social gathering. Who cares if the gym doesn't have the latest "fad" equipment to make your workouts easier. Hello! Easier workouts mean no results. This gym has all the essentials. Yes it is no frills but it is also never crowded. They do a great job repairing what they have and the dues are the lowest in town. Quit worrying about the owner's problems and just worry about yourself. Get in, work out, and get out. End of story. Geeez.

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I've been a member of many gyms over the past 20 years, working out 5 days a week with my brother Willy.
Marina Fitness is always open, never crowded and has an family atmosphere that is hard to find these days. The staff and PT's are helpful and friendly ! Always there for assistance or advice. Great place to workout and meet great people.

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★★★★★

I've been a member of many gyms over the past 20 years, working out 5 days a week with my brother Willy.
Marina Fitness is always open, never crowded and has an family atmosphere that is hard to find these days. The staff and PT's are helpful and friendly ! Always there for assistance or advice. Great place to workout and meet great people.

Pros: Hours of operation, Staff, Location, Parking

Cons: Only one location

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I had been going to the Marina Fitness center for 2 1/2 years. I never had a very high opinion of this dank gym but I had a very bad experience there recently. I left my phone at a piece of equipment for a moment and when I returned, a gentleman let me know that he turned it in at the front desk. By the time I got to the desk, the person (Marina Fitness Employee) that received the phone had left so I asked the remaining employee if he had seen the phone in the lost and found. He checked and it was not there. I was asked to travel to the employee's "turf" (20 minutes away) to recover the phone- when I did, I noticed that my screen displayed the message "insert SIM card"- In short; the employee pocketed the phone, took it home and inserted his SIM card to send some very lewd text messages with my phone. He forgot to put my SIM card back in before he handed it over- not a very smart man . Thankfully, all I needed to do was purchase a new SIM card to rectify the situation.

Management was indifferent to the situation. Very shady people all around in my opinion.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been going to the Marina Fitness center for 2 1/2 years. I never had a very high opinion of this dank gym but I had a very bad experience there recently. I left my phone at a piece of equipment for a moment and when I returned, a gentleman let me know that he turned it in at the front desk. By the time I got to the desk, the person (Marina Fitness Employee) that received the phone had left so I asked the remaining employee if he had seen the phone in the lost and found. He checked and it was not there. I was asked to travel to the employee's "turf" (20 minutes away) to recover the phone- when I did, I noticed that my screen displayed the message "insert SIM card"- In short; the employee pocketed the phone, took it home and inserted his SIM card to send some very lewd text messages with my phone. He forgot to put my SIM card back in before he handed it over- not a very smart man . Thankfully, all I needed to do was purchase a new SIM card to rectify the situation.

Management was indifferent to the situation. Very shady people all around in my opinion.

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I just moved to the Marina and came across the Marina Fitness Center in a local newspaper. It was such a good deal I had to check it out, eventhough the facility is not new, it offered a friendly atmosphere that most corporate gyms lack. The gym is never crowded and looking over the marina while doing riding the recumbent bike is very peacefull for me. The kickboxing classes are awesome and racquetball is a fun change from typical cardio. I recommend this gym for new residents to the area, it's a great place to meet locals and I never have to search for parking.

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★★★★★

I just moved to the Marina and came across the Marina Fitness Center in a local newspaper. It was such a good deal I had to check it out, eventhough the facility is not new, it offered a friendly atmosphere that most corporate gyms lack. The gym is never crowded and looking over the marina while doing riding the recumbent bike is very peacefull for me. The kickboxing classes are awesome and racquetball is a fun change from typical cardio. I recommend this gym for new residents to the area, it's a great place to meet locals and I never have to search for parking.

Pros: never a wait, always open, friendly staff and PT's

Cons: none

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I just moved to the Marina a month ago and the first thing I did was go gym shopping. After searching for a comfortable atmosphere and place that wasn't overcrowded I was lucky to stumble across Marina Fitness Center. I was eating at the Cheesecake Factory and saw their sign. The staff and fitness instructors are fantastic, always upbeat and call me by my name every time I workout. I never have have to wait for machines and there are racquetball courts so I'm learning how to play ! If you're new to the area I would strongly suggest checking this cool little gym out, it's perfect for me.

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★★★★★

I just moved to the Marina a month ago and the first thing I did was go gym shopping. After searching for a comfortable atmosphere and place that wasn't overcrowded I was lucky to stumble across Marina Fitness Center. I was eating at the Cheesecake Factory and saw their sign. The staff and fitness instructors are fantastic, always upbeat and call me by my name every time I workout. I never have have to wait for machines and there are racquetball courts so I'm learning how to play ! If you're new to the area I would strongly suggest checking this cool little gym out, it's perfect for me.

Pros: TONS of PARKING, Never a wait, friendly people

Cons: There is only one location

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We joined the gym in the summer of 2007. We thought we were just joining for two months but apparently they signed us up on a month to mont contract and I kept getting billed even after we had moved. I tried cancelling with the billing people for 3 months and they kept charging. We finally got our money back. Apparently one of the gym associates who had signed us up, Bruno, had started a scam and put people on these month to month contracts and forged their signatures. He has since been fired but beware of any gym associate named Bruno at any other place.
Other than that, this gym was great.

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★☆☆☆☆

We joined the gym in the summer of 2007. We thought we were just joining for two months but apparently they signed us up on a month to mont contract and I kept getting billed even after we had moved. I tried cancelling with the billing people for 3 months and they kept charging. We finally got our money back. Apparently one of the gym associates who had signed us up, Bruno, had started a scam and put people on these month to month contracts and forged their signatures. He has since been fired but beware of any gym associate named Bruno at any other place.
Other than that, this gym was great.

Pros: location, parking

Cons: con man, gym associate Bruno - made billing a nightmare

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Almost every fitness center on the westside is over crowded and it's next too impossible to find parking and there is usually a wait for cardio. Eventhough Marina Fitness is an older facility, there is never a wait for anything and their cardio and machines are always maintained and in service. I have been a member for 3 months now and this neighborhood gym has given me a great space to train and be around positive people. The yoga and cycling classes are awsome ! The instructors are motivating and full of energy. I definately recommend Marina Fitness Center and appreciate everything they have done for me.

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★★★★★

Almost every fitness center on the westside is over crowded and it's next too impossible to find parking and there is usually a wait for cardio. Eventhough Marina Fitness is an older facility, there is never a wait for anything and their cardio and machines are always maintained and in service. I have been a member for 3 months now and this neighborhood gym has given me a great space to train and be around positive people. The yoga and cycling classes are awsome ! The instructors are motivating and full of energy. I definately recommend Marina Fitness Center and appreciate everything they have done for me.

Pros: Never a wait - tons of FREE parking - friendly staff - open 24 hours during the week

Cons: None

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My wife and I just moved from New York a few weeks ago and needed a gym. We drove to some of the health clubs in and around Venice and Marina del Rey prior to googling a club and I wished I would have done that sooner. I'm not a foo foo type of guy. And like anyone else we wanted a gym that we didn't have to pay a huge price to be a member of. This is actually a perfect fit for someone who wants to get in and out without having to wait in line for equipment. I'm certainly not a bodybuilder but they have some really awesome equipment that you won't find in most clubs. Plus my wife loves the yoga classes and kick boxing with an instructor named Moses. I recommend it for the view too! They have some bikes and ellipticals that look out into the marina... very tranquil as you do your cardio. And the staff was way cool and gave us a pretty nice deal on the membership. So, I'd say if you want a clean club with a good rate, join this gym.

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★★★★★

My wife and I just moved from New York a few weeks ago and needed a gym. We drove to some of the health clubs in and around Venice and Marina del Rey prior to googling a club and I wished I would have done that sooner. I'm not a foo foo type of guy. And like anyone else we wanted a gym that we didn't have to pay a huge price to be a member of. This is actually a perfect fit for someone who wants to get in and out without having to wait in line for equipment. I'm certainly not a bodybuilder but they have some really awesome equipment that you won't find in most clubs. Plus my wife loves the yoga classes and kick boxing with an instructor named Moses. I recommend it for the view too! They have some bikes and ellipticals that look out into the marina... very tranquil as you do your cardio. And the staff was way cool and gave us a pretty nice deal on the membership. So, I'd say if you want a clean club with a good rate, join this gym.

Pros: 24 hours and a great price. Really good parking.

Cons: I really don't have any in mind.

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Aside from the layout being the most bizarre of any gym I have ever been to, the customer service is deplorable. I don't know if it's the toxic fumes of decade old sweat that puts everyone in a mean mood but after 1 week of training there with my World Gym displaced trainer (poor guy had no choice), we were out of there.

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★☆☆☆☆

Aside from the layout being the most bizarre of any gym I have ever been to, the customer service is deplorable. I don't know if it's the toxic fumes of decade old sweat that puts everyone in a mean mood but after 1 week of training there with my World Gym displaced trainer (poor guy had no choice), we were out of there.

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So I use to train at the wonderful World Gym before its sad closing. Went to this place with a couple of clients and they just looked at me with this "are you kidding me look?" - yes, the views are great but the place is old and dated and the staff is strange. And the towel service is not worth it. Bring your own towel to a brighter cleaner more updated gym. I'll let you know where I land... but there is a heads up for all you trainers out there.

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★☆☆☆☆

So I use to train at the wonderful World Gym before its sad closing. Went to this place with a couple of clients and they just looked at me with this "are you kidding me look?" - yes, the views are great but the place is old and dated and the staff is strange. And the towel service is not worth it. Bring your own towel to a brighter cleaner more updated gym. I'll let you know where I land... but there is a heads up for all you trainers out there.

Pros: views

Cons: smelly

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Most of the workout equipment is outdated. Marina Fitness's TV stations' tune satellite system was "stolen" (over 6 months) ago and promises to replace them have gone unnoticed. As a result, there is only one working TV and the others display subscripts on one station only. So you have to be a great lip reader or face watcher to understand what's going on. A big sign says "Tune to station 97.5 - don't bother it doesn't work." If you take too many showers, an employee takes notice. The General Manager plays favorites, terrorizes staff, and claims "some of his best friends are blacks." Sometimes the drink machine will give you a drink for your $2, but most time it just keeps it. Oh, the General Manager refuses to put up a warning sign because of those "rare times" the machine actually works, though the front desk does not give refunds. They have towel service, but I called it "rag" service. If you leave your car keys, there is a 70% chance they'll give you a rag-towel that the Salvation Army wouldn't accept for a donation but they would make good car-wash days.

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★★★☆☆

Most of the workout equipment is outdated. Marina Fitness's TV stations' tune satellite system was "stolen" (over 6 months) ago and promises to replace them have gone unnoticed. As a result, there is only one working TV and the others display subscripts on one station only. So you have to be a great lip reader or face watcher to understand what's going on. A big sign says "Tune to station 97.5 - don't bother it doesn't work." If you take too many showers, an employee takes notice. The General Manager plays favorites, terrorizes staff, and claims "some of his best friends are blacks." Sometimes the drink machine will give you a drink for your $2, but most time it just keeps it. Oh, the General Manager refuses to put up a warning sign because of those "rare times" the machine actually works, though the front desk does not give refunds. They have towel service, but I called it "rag" service. If you leave your car keys, there is a 70% chance they'll give you a rag-towel that the Salvation Army wouldn't accept for a donation but they would make good car-wash days.

Pros: The view of the marina is wonderful. It's small private.

Cons: Clan-ish. Flashy Fakey unfriendly people. GM - Koo Koo.

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This gym is kind of a mixed bag. Seems about on par cost-wise with other gyms in the area. It's definitely an older facility, with especially well-worn free weight gear. In my opinion, they have too much variety in free weight equipment with not enough core items. For instance, not enough flat benches, no dedicated incline bench, etc., but they do have some fairly specialized stuff. The facility is older and kind of dingy, not the most welcoming place ever. It's kind of hard to get jazzed about going to work out there every day. The facility is also layed out kind of strangely, with stuff seemingly crammed into ever nook and cranny. The cardio areas get especially hot because of this layout issue. The coolest things are the cardio machines overlooking the marina and the full-height heavy bags for kickboxing workouts. They also have reasonably priced raquetball courts.

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★★★☆☆

This gym is kind of a mixed bag. Seems about on par cost-wise with other gyms in the area. It's definitely an older facility, with especially well-worn free weight gear. In my opinion, they have too much variety in free weight equipment with not enough core items. For instance, not enough flat benches, no dedicated incline bench, etc., but they do have some fairly specialized stuff. The facility is older and kind of dingy, not the most welcoming place ever. It's kind of hard to get jazzed about going to work out there every day. The facility is also layed out kind of strangely, with stuff seemingly crammed into ever nook and cranny. The cardio areas get especially hot because of this layout issue. The coolest things are the cardio machines overlooking the marina and the full-height heavy bags for kickboxing workouts. They also have reasonably priced raquetball courts.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Very dated , Limited free weights

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Marina Fitness is a great place to goto to exercise and relieve stress. I've been going here for a year now and am impressed by their services. The equipment are all fairly new and clean. There is hardly a waiting line for usage. People who go here are pretty professional and won't harass you. I'd recommend this place since the fees are pretty low also.

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★★★★☆

Marina Fitness is a great place to goto to exercise and relieve stress. I've been going here for a year now and am impressed by their services. The equipment are all fairly new and clean. There is hardly a waiting line for usage. People who go here are pretty professional and won't harass you. I'd recommend this place since the fees are pretty low also.

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This is a great gym for people who really want to just work out. It's a no frills experience but most people there are serious about their workouts. It's rarely overcrowded and most people are extremely nice. If you are tired of the gym scene and everyone trying to look perfect at a high-end club this is the place for you. The trainers Mark & Lou are really great too.

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★★★★☆

This is a great gym for people who really want to just work out. It's a no frills experience but most people there are serious about their workouts. It's rarely overcrowded and most people are extremely nice. If you are tired of the gym scene and everyone trying to look perfect at a high-end club this is the place for you. The trainers Mark & Lou are really great too.

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