Meridian's Bodies In Motion

★★★★☆
Fitness center offers a variety of ways to exercise including weights, personal training, nutrition counseling, aerobics and yoga classes.
  • 900 S Arroyo Pkwy

    Pasadena, CA 91105

    Cross street: East Fillmore Street

    Map & Directions
  • 626-577-2211

About Meridian's Bodies In Motion

Hours
Mon-Thu 5am-11pm Fri 5am-9pm Sat-Sun 7am-7pm

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Meridian's in Pasadena is a great gym! They have all the classes and equipment you could possibly need and it is reasonably priced. You can mix up work-outs easily. In almost two years there has only been one time where I had to wait for a

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★★★★★

Meridian's in Pasadena is a great gym! They have all the classes and equipment you could possibly need and it is reasonably priced. You can mix up work-outs easily. In almost two years there has only been one time where I had to wait for a

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This is a very low frills gym. I really liked the idea of joining an old school gym. Most of the equiptment is decent at best. \r
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They really need to update their cardio machines. They obviously do not put a lot of stock into

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★★★★★

This is a very low frills gym. I really liked the idea of joining an old school gym. Most of the equiptment is decent at best. \r
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They really need to update their cardio machines. They obviously do not put a lot of stock into

Pros: no frills, free towel service, great spinning/kick boxing

Cons: management is not professional, needs updated equiptment

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This is a great gym. The classes are great and the instructors and staff are friendly. I been a member for a year now and I??m excited to hear that they are starting zumba classes. Last week was the first class and it was lots of fun. I have never had an issue that the club has not been able to take care of. Don??t call their billing company for any problems call the gym. They help you out not like their billing company.

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★★★★☆

This is a great gym. The classes are great and the instructors and staff are friendly. I been a member for a year now and I??m excited to hear that they are starting zumba classes. Last week was the first class and it was lots of fun. I have never had an issue that the club has not been able to take care of. Don??t call their billing company for any problems call the gym. They help you out not like their billing company.

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THE GYM IS FUN! THEY HAVE GREAT INSTRUCTORS AND CLASSES. THEY ARE STARTING THEIR ZUMBA PROGRAM AND IM EXCITED! ;) THE STAFF IS ALWAYS FRIENDLY DONT LET THE REVIEWS CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT TRYING OUT THIS GYM. TRY IT ON YOUR OWN AND THEN JUDGE IT!! AND THE GENERAL MANAGER IRMA HAS ALWAYS BEEN FRIENDLY AND HAS ALWAYS HELPED WHEN I NEEDED HELP.

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★★★★★

THE GYM IS FUN! THEY HAVE GREAT INSTRUCTORS AND CLASSES. THEY ARE STARTING THEIR ZUMBA PROGRAM AND IM EXCITED! ;) THE STAFF IS ALWAYS FRIENDLY DONT LET THE REVIEWS CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT TRYING OUT THIS GYM. TRY IT ON YOUR OWN AND THEN JUDGE IT!! AND THE GENERAL MANAGER IRMA HAS ALWAYS BEEN FRIENDLY AND HAS ALWAYS HELPED WHEN I NEEDED HELP.

Pros: GREAT CLASSES, ZUMBA, GOOD LOOKING INSTRUCTORS

Cons: THEY NEED MORE ZUMBA

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I live right behind this gym and the noise level is very loud. Every time we have called the general manager has raised her voiced, yelled and/or hung up on us. She actually told me that this is just the way it is and there was nothing I can do about it. I am a member of this gym and know for a fact that they leave the windows open in the spin class. The one time we filed a noise complaint they started shutting the windows for 3 days and the noise was fine. I like the classes at the gym, but just the fact that the manager is so inconsiderate and rude makes may question my membership.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live right behind this gym and the noise level is very loud. Every time we have called the general manager has raised her voiced, yelled and/or hung up on us. She actually told me that this is just the way it is and there was nothing I can do about it. I am a member of this gym and know for a fact that they leave the windows open in the spin class. The one time we filed a noise complaint they started shutting the windows for 3 days and the noise was fine. I like the classes at the gym, but just the fact that the manager is so inconsiderate and rude makes may question my membership.

Pros: Good instructors

Cons: Noise, care of the manager and manners

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So, I have been a member of BIM, off and on, for about 14 years. The reason it was an "off and on" membership was not for being dissatisfied, but was due to my being transferred too far from a BIM that was close to work; so when I transferred to Pasadena, I joined again. I love my gym. They have great classes, awesome instructors, and the staff members...even the parking guys.. are a good bunch. To: Barry W aka linearvelocity (who has posted the same review twice, using two profiles)..Irma, the person you have slammed on a number of sites, happens to be a great hands-on manager; she very approachable, knowledgeable, actually knows the members and makes a point to greet and converse with them..which is usually a rare find in your bigger gyms. That goes for the trainers, instructors, and staff members as well...they're all there to help and are very friendly. Back to the gym....as I stated, they have great classes and awesome instructors. I joined just for the kickboxing, but was coerced by a friend to "try" RoadRacing (spinning)...and I have become an addict. It's all due to their having a great crew of instructors, each with their own great style...and their own "following". Get there early to sign up, the classes fill up fast! They also have other classes aside from RR, boxing, and kickboxing...if you're ready to work hard, then their Cross Training class will kick your @#*! That's another addiction....There are also specialty classes that are offered for a well-worth-it additional fee, like Boot Camp (great work out!). I do love the fact that you don't have to wait for the weights or machines, as you do at other gyms, and that this place is a "gym" gym; it's not frilly, fancy with bamboo walls, fountains, and members dressing to impress. People are there to work out, and couldn't care less if the shower doors are made of glass with etchings of swans...but I'm not saying the place is a dive at all...they have made this a nice place with the work they put into it. The parking lot does get quite busy in the evenings..but they have free valet, so don't be discouraged! All-in-all...BIM is a good gym for those who want to work out and get in shape!...and Barry, who joins a gym without trying it out FIRST??? Come on.....

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★★★★☆

So, I have been a member of BIM, off and on, for about 14 years. The reason it was an "off and on" membership was not for being dissatisfied, but was due to my being transferred too far from a BIM that was close to work; so when I transferred to Pasadena, I joined again. I love my gym. They have great classes, awesome instructors, and the staff members...even the parking guys.. are a good bunch. To: Barry W aka linearvelocity (who has posted the same review twice, using two profiles)..Irma, the person you have slammed on a number of sites, happens to be a great hands-on manager; she very approachable, knowledgeable, actually knows the members and makes a point to greet and converse with them..which is usually a rare find in your bigger gyms. That goes for the trainers, instructors, and staff members as well...they're all there to help and are very friendly. Back to the gym....as I stated, they have great classes and awesome instructors. I joined just for the kickboxing, but was coerced by a friend to "try" RoadRacing (spinning)...and I have become an addict. It's all due to their having a great crew of instructors, each with their own great style...and their own "following". Get there early to sign up, the classes fill up fast! They also have other classes aside from RR, boxing, and kickboxing...if you're ready to work hard, then their Cross Training class will kick your @#*! That's another addiction....There are also specialty classes that are offered for a well-worth-it additional fee, like Boot Camp (great work out!). I do love the fact that you don't have to wait for the weights or machines, as you do at other gyms, and that this place is a "gym" gym; it's not frilly, fancy with bamboo walls, fountains, and members dressing to impress. People are there to work out, and couldn't care less if the shower doors are made of glass with etchings of swans...but I'm not saying the place is a dive at all...they have made this a nice place with the work they put into it. The parking lot does get quite busy in the evenings..but they have free valet, so don't be discouraged! All-in-all...BIM is a good gym for those who want to work out and get in shape!...and Barry, who joins a gym without trying it out FIRST??? Come on.....

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My wife and I visited Meridian??s Bodies in Motion January of 2009 in a New Years attempt to be more motivated to work out. We signed up and then went for our first workout in the Pasadena Club off Arroyo.
I wish I ??d worked out first because I would have never signed. I mentioned this to Irma after finishing my 1st workout. She said that I should give it a chance and if I still felt the same that she would ??work with me.? I thought that I might be over reacting so I told her that I would give it a chance and in a month I'd let her know what I thought. She said that if I have any issues to just come and see her.
So a month went by and I still didn't like the facility. Some it had to do with the atmosphere but most had to do with the old limited equipment that was biomechanically unsound. I just felt at this point that I was going to be less motivated to workout than I desired so I called Irma, on the phone, and we discussed how I was feeling and that I was still disappointed. Irma still insisted that when I made my decision that she would "work with me" to resolve everything. I took here for her word but didn't realize that she was being cunning and misleading with her choice of words, at least not yet.
So my wife, at this point, was still training with Adrian at the club so, instead of canceling before 30days I allowed the memberships to continue and the monthly to continue being deducted from our account.
I had stopped going to the facility for several months prior to the conclusion of my wife's training with Adrian in May of 2009.
Now I felt it was time. I was less fit than before signing up with Irma at Bodies in Motion and mentally it was taking a small toll on my self-perception and day-to-day "just feeling good."
My wife drove to the club and was told by Irma that there was no way out of the contract at this point. I then drove to the facility and talked to Irma myself, discussing what her and I had talked about the very first day and then just 30days after signing up about "working with me" when I made my decision.
Like anyone confronted with being misleading or just plain lying Irma bounced all around trying to tell me what she "really meant" when she said that she would "work with me". I reiterated that from the very 1st day I was unhappy but, I would give the facility a try noting, that Irma said on the 1st day, "that if I have any issues to come talk with her" and she will "work with me."
Irma insisted that there was nothing that she could do at this point and canceling the membership was not an option unless I could prove I was moving and would be 25 miles from the nearest affiliated facility.
I told Irma that if she would have told me on the very 1st day that I had to make a "clear cut" decision to stay or to cancel I would have canceled and walked away on day one, after my 1st workout.
I'm not sure even still what Irma meant when she said she'd "work with me"
But I do know now it had nothing to do with what she intended it to sound like.
So I??m still paying for a membership, that my wife and I will never utilize, until January 2010, which will be $704 dollars later.
I feel really stupid not walking away on day one and equally stupid that I trusted Irma Vargas.
I have not had work since March 7th 2009 and my wife and I are just barely getting by paying all our bills. Having to pay both of our monthly dues at a Health Club that neither of us are using and, at this point will not go back just because of the circumstances with Irma, really hits harder than it should.

Sincerely, Misled

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I visited Meridian??s Bodies in Motion January of 2009 in a New Years attempt to be more motivated to work out. We signed up and then went for our first workout in the Pasadena Club off Arroyo.
I wish I ??d worked out first because I would have never signed. I mentioned this to Irma after finishing my 1st workout. She said that I should give it a chance and if I still felt the same that she would ??work with me.? I thought that I might be over reacting so I told her that I would give it a chance and in a month I'd let her know what I thought. She said that if I have any issues to just come and see her.
So a month went by and I still didn't like the facility. Some it had to do with the atmosphere but most had to do with the old limited equipment that was biomechanically unsound. I just felt at this point that I was going to be less motivated to workout than I desired so I called Irma, on the phone, and we discussed how I was feeling and that I was still disappointed. Irma still insisted that when I made my decision that she would "work with me" to resolve everything. I took here for her word but didn't realize that she was being cunning and misleading with her choice of words, at least not yet.
So my wife, at this point, was still training with Adrian at the club so, instead of canceling before 30days I allowed the memberships to continue and the monthly to continue being deducted from our account.
I had stopped going to the facility for several months prior to the conclusion of my wife's training with Adrian in May of 2009.
Now I felt it was time. I was less fit than before signing up with Irma at Bodies in Motion and mentally it was taking a small toll on my self-perception and day-to-day "just feeling good."
My wife drove to the club and was told by Irma that there was no way out of the contract at this point. I then drove to the facility and talked to Irma myself, discussing what her and I had talked about the very first day and then just 30days after signing up about "working with me" when I made my decision.
Like anyone confronted with being misleading or just plain lying Irma bounced all around trying to tell me what she "really meant" when she said that she would "work with me". I reiterated that from the very 1st day I was unhappy but, I would give the facility a try noting, that Irma said on the 1st day, "that if I have any issues to come talk with her" and she will "work with me."
Irma insisted that there was nothing that she could do at this point and canceling the membership was not an option unless I could prove I was moving and would be 25 miles from the nearest affiliated facility.
I told Irma that if she would have told me on the very 1st day that I had to make a "clear cut" decision to stay or to cancel I would have canceled and walked away on day one, after my 1st workout.
I'm not sure even still what Irma meant when she said she'd "work with me"
But I do know now it had nothing to do with what she intended it to sound like.
So I??m still paying for a membership, that my wife and I will never utilize, until January 2010, which will be $704 dollars later.
I feel really stupid not walking away on day one and equally stupid that I trusted Irma Vargas.
I have not had work since March 7th 2009 and my wife and I are just barely getting by paying all our bills. Having to pay both of our monthly dues at a Health Club that neither of us are using and, at this point will not go back just because of the circumstances with Irma, really hits harder than it should.

Sincerely, Misled

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My wife and I visited Meridian??s Bodies in Motion January of 2009 in a New Years attempt to be more motivated to work out. We signed up and then went for our first workout in the Pasadena Club off Arroyo.
I wish I ??d worked out first because I would have never signed. I mentioned this to Irma after finishing my 1st workout. She said that I should give it a chance and if I still felt the same that she would ??work with me.? I thought that I might be over reacting so I told her that I would give it a chance and in a month I'd let her know what I thought. She said that if I have any issues to just come and see her.
So a month went by and I still didn't like the facility. Some it had to do with the atmosphere but most had to do with the old limited equipment that was biomechanically unsound. I just felt at this point that I was going to be less motivated to workout than I desired so I called Irma, on the phone, and we discussed how I was feeling and that I was still disappointed. Irma still insisted that when I made my decision that she would "work with me" to resolve everything. I took here for her word but didn't realize that she was being cunning and misleading with her choice of words, at least not yet.
So my wife, at this point, was still training with Adrian at the club so, instead of canceling before 30days I allowed the memberships to continue and the monthly to continue being deducted from our account.
I had stopped going to the facility for several months prior to the conclusion of my wife's training with Adrian in May of 2009.
Now I felt it was time. I was less fit than before signing up with Irma at Bodies in Motion and mentally it was taking a small toll on my self-perception and day-to-day "just feeling good."
My wife drove to the club and was told by Irma that there was no way out of the contract at this point. I then drove to the facility and talked to Irma myself, discussing what her and I had talked about the very first day and then just 30days after signing up about "working with me" when I made my decision.
Like anyone confronted with being misleading or just plain lying Irma bounced all around trying to tell me what she "really meant" when she said that she would "work with me". I reiterated that from the very 1st day I was unhappy but, I would give the facility a try noting, that Irma said on the 1st day, "that if I have any issues to come talk with her" and she will "work with me."
Irma insisted that there was nothing that she could do at this point and canceling the membership was not an option unless I could prove I was moving and would be 25 miles from the nearest affiliated facility.
I told Irma that if she would have told me on the very 1st day that I had to make a "clear cut" decision to stay or to cancel I would have canceled and walked away on day one, after my 1st workout.
I'm not sure even still what Irma meant when she said she'd "work with me"
But I do know now it had nothing to do with what she intended it to sound like.
So I??m still paying for a membership, that my wife and I will never utilize, until January 2010, which will be $704 dollars later.
I feel really stupid not walking away on day one and equally stupid that I trusted Irma Vargas.
I have not had work since March 7th 2009 and my wife and I are just barely getting by paying all our bills. Having to pay both of our monthly dues at a Health Club that neither of us are using and, at this point will not go back just because of the circumstances with Irma, really hits harder than it should.

Sincerely, Misled

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I visited Meridian??s Bodies in Motion January of 2009 in a New Years attempt to be more motivated to work out. We signed up and then went for our first workout in the Pasadena Club off Arroyo.
I wish I ??d worked out first because I would have never signed. I mentioned this to Irma after finishing my 1st workout. She said that I should give it a chance and if I still felt the same that she would ??work with me.? I thought that I might be over reacting so I told her that I would give it a chance and in a month I'd let her know what I thought. She said that if I have any issues to just come and see her.
So a month went by and I still didn't like the facility. Some it had to do with the atmosphere but most had to do with the old limited equipment that was biomechanically unsound. I just felt at this point that I was going to be less motivated to workout than I desired so I called Irma, on the phone, and we discussed how I was feeling and that I was still disappointed. Irma still insisted that when I made my decision that she would "work with me" to resolve everything. I took here for her word but didn't realize that she was being cunning and misleading with her choice of words, at least not yet.
So my wife, at this point, was still training with Adrian at the club so, instead of canceling before 30days I allowed the memberships to continue and the monthly to continue being deducted from our account.
I had stopped going to the facility for several months prior to the conclusion of my wife's training with Adrian in May of 2009.
Now I felt it was time. I was less fit than before signing up with Irma at Bodies in Motion and mentally it was taking a small toll on my self-perception and day-to-day "just feeling good."
My wife drove to the club and was told by Irma that there was no way out of the contract at this point. I then drove to the facility and talked to Irma myself, discussing what her and I had talked about the very first day and then just 30days after signing up about "working with me" when I made my decision.
Like anyone confronted with being misleading or just plain lying Irma bounced all around trying to tell me what she "really meant" when she said that she would "work with me". I reiterated that from the very 1st day I was unhappy but, I would give the facility a try noting, that Irma said on the 1st day, "that if I have any issues to come talk with her" and she will "work with me."
Irma insisted that there was nothing that she could do at this point and canceling the membership was not an option unless I could prove I was moving and would be 25 miles from the nearest affiliated facility.
I told Irma that if she would have told me on the very 1st day that I had to make a "clear cut" decision to stay or to cancel I would have canceled and walked away on day one, after my 1st workout.
I'm not sure even still what Irma meant when she said she'd "work with me"
But I do know now it had nothing to do with what she intended it to sound like.
So I??m still paying for a membership, that my wife and I will never utilize, until January 2010, which will be $704 dollars later.
I feel really stupid not walking away on day one and equally stupid that I trusted Irma Vargas.
I have not had work since March 7th 2009 and my wife and I are just barely getting by paying all our bills. Having to pay both of our monthly dues at a Health Club that neither of us are using and, at this point will not go back just because of the circumstances with Irma, really hits harder than it should.

Sincerely, Misled

Pros: Adrian

Cons: Irma

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Bodies In Motion has just undergone a corporate buy-out and a major renovation. The women's locker room feels more spacious and polished. It has a dry sauna, but not much more in the way of amenities. I've visited the Santa Monica location twice, and Pasadena is bleak by comparison. No hot tubs, no climbing wall. But there is the option of visiting the other locations. The gym, locker room and studio areas are all clean and well-maintained.

When I signed up three years ago, I was thrilled by the variety of classes. Unfortunately, these have slowly been dropping off. Joey's Afro-Latino Groove is a Monday night (only) highlight for anyone that enjoys learning choreography as part of a high-impact aerobic workout. Any class taught by Charletha will teach you something new about your personal fitness. Pilates mat classes are becoming rare, and yoga classes always have been. Their new "yogalaties" class (a word an English professor friend of mine resists saying) will leave you wanting more yoga and pilates. Their kickboxing classes are always solid ways to get in your aerobics, but after two years of classes, I still don't feel that I've been well instructed in the basic techniques.

My gym membership costs twice as much as my sister's LA Fitness membership. I justified that when I joined because I wanted that variety of classes, and I'm still sure that I wouldn't have made it this far without that wonderful jumpstart. But most of the classes I used to attend religiously are gone now (though the instructors are still teaching locally). I haven't switched to a less expensive gym for two reasons: I never have to wait for aerobic equipment, and I'm free to do mat pilates on my own in the class studio when it's available, or in the pt room anytime.

I'm comfortable there. The teachers and staff are friendly, and it's clean. Highly satisfactory, but not as inspirational as it once was due to a depleted variety and number of classes.

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★★★☆☆

Bodies In Motion has just undergone a corporate buy-out and a major renovation. The women's locker room feels more spacious and polished. It has a dry sauna, but not much more in the way of amenities. I've visited the Santa Monica location twice, and Pasadena is bleak by comparison. No hot tubs, no climbing wall. But there is the option of visiting the other locations. The gym, locker room and studio areas are all clean and well-maintained.

When I signed up three years ago, I was thrilled by the variety of classes. Unfortunately, these have slowly been dropping off. Joey's Afro-Latino Groove is a Monday night (only) highlight for anyone that enjoys learning choreography as part of a high-impact aerobic workout. Any class taught by Charletha will teach you something new about your personal fitness. Pilates mat classes are becoming rare, and yoga classes always have been. Their new "yogalaties" class (a word an English professor friend of mine resists saying) will leave you wanting more yoga and pilates. Their kickboxing classes are always solid ways to get in your aerobics, but after two years of classes, I still don't feel that I've been well instructed in the basic techniques.

My gym membership costs twice as much as my sister's LA Fitness membership. I justified that when I joined because I wanted that variety of classes, and I'm still sure that I wouldn't have made it this far without that wonderful jumpstart. But most of the classes I used to attend religiously are gone now (though the instructors are still teaching locally). I haven't switched to a less expensive gym for two reasons: I never have to wait for aerobic equipment, and I'm free to do mat pilates on my own in the class studio when it's available, or in the pt room anytime.

I'm comfortable there. The teachers and staff are friendly, and it's clean. Highly satisfactory, but not as inspirational as it once was due to a depleted variety and number of classes.

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This gym has a lot of potential and unique attributes including kickboxing and spinning classes. You really do get motivated to work out in these classes! When I signed up I inquired specifically about the cancellation policy because I knew there was a chance I would be moving in the future. When I went to cancel, their story changed and they tried to charge me extra, though I did follow the policy and gave more notice than they originally requested. Angel was not very friendly or helpful with this matter and I had to dispute the ?extra? charge on my credit card. The staff there is sometimes friendly, but often chatting and laughing it up behind the counter ignoring their patrons. You?ve seen it before in many gyms - it is more of a ?social occasion? for them instead of a business focused on satisfying customers. I did have some great kickboxing and spinning instructors (yes the gym has potential). Some (just a few) of the weight lifting machines had some broken parts that were never repaired. Additionally, some of the kickboxing bags were not properly attached to the floor, and thus, made patrons' use of these particular bags very annoying and created a safety hazard. The staff does not focus any attention on the machines/equipment (including TV signals) or helping their patrons. After you join you feel as if you are on your own. I was told on my tour of the facility that the restrooms/shower area was kept extremely clean. This was not the case.

One warning about the classes: They are good once you know what you are doing and are in good enough shape to follow the instructors. For one example, in general, most people have no boxing or kickboxing experience, right? I was told the instructors would help me out in the classes since I was new. They really didn't help much. But after being there for a while I learned who the "good" instructors were and went to their classes---which I did enjoy very much.

Provide good, honest service, and patrons will stay.

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This gym has a lot of potential and unique attributes including kickboxing and spinning classes. You really do get motivated to work out in these classes! When I signed up I inquired specifically about the cancellation policy because I knew there was a chance I would be moving in the future. When I went to cancel, their story changed and they tried to charge me extra, though I did follow the policy and gave more notice than they originally requested. Angel was not very friendly or helpful with this matter and I had to dispute the ?extra? charge on my credit card. The staff there is sometimes friendly, but often chatting and laughing it up behind the counter ignoring their patrons. You?ve seen it before in many gyms - it is more of a ?social occasion? for them instead of a business focused on satisfying customers. I did have some great kickboxing and spinning instructors (yes the gym has potential). Some (just a few) of the weight lifting machines had some broken parts that were never repaired. Additionally, some of the kickboxing bags were not properly attached to the floor, and thus, made patrons' use of these particular bags very annoying and created a safety hazard. The staff does not focus any attention on the machines/equipment (including TV signals) or helping their patrons. After you join you feel as if you are on your own. I was told on my tour of the facility that the restrooms/shower area was kept extremely clean. This was not the case.

One warning about the classes: They are good once you know what you are doing and are in good enough shape to follow the instructors. For one example, in general, most people have no boxing or kickboxing experience, right? I was told the instructors would help me out in the classes since I was new. They really didn't help much. But after being there for a while I learned who the "good" instructors were and went to their classes---which I did enjoy very much.

Provide good, honest service, and patrons will stay.

Pros: classes (once you can keep up and figure out what to do)

Cons: poor service, some broken equipment, upcharging

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I love this gym! The people are so great and the staff is gorgeous to look at! The clients are so friendly and I always feel like I can relax and just workout. I don't feel like I have to "get dressed up" to workout here. The classes are awesome and they are what keep me going-I love breaking up my routine!

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★★★★★

I love this gym! The people are so great and the staff is gorgeous to look at! The clients are so friendly and I always feel like I can relax and just workout. I don't feel like I have to "get dressed up" to workout here. The classes are awesome and they are what keep me going-I love breaking up my routine!

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Not like everyone I see in LA, I needed help to get in shape...When I first moved to Pasadena, I went searching for a health club. I toured several of the local clubs and decided to join Bodies in Motion, and I?m so glad I did.

They have the most classes and the best instructors anywhere.

When I first started, the staff (Angel is so awesome!)spent a lot of time with me helping me to make sure that I felt comfortable. They made the transition into my routine as painless as humanly possible. For once I didn't feel out of place about going to the gym! And because of this, I go regularly and I'm seeing good results. This place is different and worth checking out if you feel uncomfortable about working out at gyms.

They have really helped me. Thanks Angel!

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★★★★★

Not like everyone I see in LA, I needed help to get in shape...When I first moved to Pasadena, I went searching for a health club. I toured several of the local clubs and decided to join Bodies in Motion, and I?m so glad I did.

They have the most classes and the best instructors anywhere.

When I first started, the staff (Angel is so awesome!)spent a lot of time with me helping me to make sure that I felt comfortable. They made the transition into my routine as painless as humanly possible. For once I didn't feel out of place about going to the gym! And because of this, I go regularly and I'm seeing good results. This place is different and worth checking out if you feel uncomfortable about working out at gyms.

They have really helped me. Thanks Angel!

Pros: The staff really cares!

Cons: None that I've seen so far

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little else. While some classes are good with qualified instructors (Javier, Tom, Robert, Steven), others are bad. What's with the girls who teach boxing / kick boxing who have never been around the sport before? It shows, and they should not be instructors when they are not at the proper level, because they don't know technique. As a former 5 year member, I signed on at the time they were promoting the "renovation". In five years, it never happened. Questions about the "new locker rooms" etc. were met with blank stares by the staff. "Renovation" talks are a ploy to get you into a long term contract. Also, when you quit, make sure to send notice via certified mail. Their tactic is to try to tack on an extra three months once you've notified the gym (according to a former employee), knowing that most people won't go to Small Claims Court for 150 bucks or so. This happened to many former members, so beware. Generally, this place is poorly managed and has little concern for the members. Other places are more deserving of your money.

PROS: Location, size of facility, open-ness of space.
CONS: Not much else.

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★★☆☆☆

little else. While some classes are good with qualified instructors (Javier, Tom, Robert, Steven), others are bad. What's with the girls who teach boxing / kick boxing who have never been around the sport before? It shows, and they should not be instructors when they are not at the proper level, because they don't know technique. As a former 5 year member, I signed on at the time they were promoting the "renovation". In five years, it never happened. Questions about the "new locker rooms" etc. were met with blank stares by the staff. "Renovation" talks are a ploy to get you into a long term contract. Also, when you quit, make sure to send notice via certified mail. Their tactic is to try to tack on an extra three months once you've notified the gym (according to a former employee), knowing that most people won't go to Small Claims Court for 150 bucks or so. This happened to many former members, so beware. Generally, this place is poorly managed and has little concern for the members. Other places are more deserving of your money.

PROS: Location, size of facility, open-ness of space.
CONS: Not much else.

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This gym has it all-- lots of machines, a full schedule of well-taught classes, a friendly staff, and its never crowded, even at peak times. The facility is nice and has all the standard gym features, but I was most impressed by the extras-- fully-equipped boxing and pilate studios.

I took a kickboxing class and loved it; it was great exercise, a lot of fun, and completely pressure-free despite my beginner skills. They also offer advanced classes for members with more experience.

PROS: No lines for machines, lots of classes, friendly and knowledgeable staff,
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This gym has it all-- lots of machines, a full schedule of well-taught classes, a friendly staff, and its never crowded, even at peak times. The facility is nice and has all the standard gym features, but I was most impressed by the extras-- fully-equipped boxing and pilate studios.

I took a kickboxing class and loved it; it was great exercise, a lot of fun, and completely pressure-free despite my beginner skills. They also offer advanced classes for members with more experience.

PROS: No lines for machines, lots of classes, friendly and knowledgeable staff,
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this place is great, all classes are included in your membership, nice atmosphere.The cost of membership and monthly payments are a little too high though, If money isn't an issue then you'll enjoy this place

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★★★☆☆

this place is great, all classes are included in your membership, nice atmosphere.The cost of membership and monthly payments are a little too high though, If money isn't an issue then you'll enjoy this place

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