I have been a member of Powerhouse Gym for over 4 years and every year it gets better! Powerhouse Gym is the friendliest gym I have ever worked out in. There are people of all ages at this gym. The staff is outstanding and always ready to help you out in any way they can. There's lots of equipment and the classes are fun! This gym has a great atmosphere and their prices are competitive.
I've been a member for almost as long as accredited and the Berlin gym is a very nice place with a knowledable staff with friendly personalities. Also the members help you if you need it also making sure you don't get hurt. The staff keeps the gym very nice and clean along with keeping the weight room safe from people stumbling over weights left out on the mats. The training staff is using up to date group training along with classes for varied fitness goals and programs! So in my opinion you should try Powerhouse Fitness in Berlin, CT if you want to see results!
When I first saw the sign for the Powerhouse Gym, I was excited because of the location - it was on my way to work, and I didn't know it was there until I saw the billboard on the berlin turnpike.
When I saw the name of the gym, however, I was hesitent, because it sounded like a mecca for muscleheads. That turned out to be far from the truth. Sure, there are plenty of free-weight lifting body builders with their weight belts wrapped around their wastes, but there are also a large contingency of senior citizens and young-to-middle aged professionals that seem to work out there on a regular basis.
The price is somewhat reasonable (about $40/month for unlimited access, including many classes), especially considering there is almost never a line at any machines or equipment (at least not at 7 a.m.).
The hours are great - I think they are open from like 4 am til 10 at night!
The only disappointment is the men's lockerroom (can't speak for the women's). While it is bigger than Blast Fitness's locker room, the Powerhouse lockerroom could use an upgrade to bring it up to the level of the rest of the facilities. The lockers are too small for a suit on a hanger, and in the winter there is nowhere to hang them since everyone hangs their coats inside the lockerroom on the hooks near the door. The space is crowded if more than 2 people are using lockers near each other, and the showers look dirty with peeling paint. Also, there are only 2 full size showers which get crowded, and the 3 sinks are not enough to handle the morning commuter crowd.
If you go home to shower after your workout anyway, you'll be very pleased with this gym.
PROS: Big, lot's of stuff, no lines
CONS: locker room