I tried out the behemoth LA Fitness on Roswell Rd.
Located where Harris Teeter used to be, LA Fitness is a cavernous athletics-monster that has every machine and freeweight known to man. How fitting that the place where I used to buy pizza and beer is the same place I try to work off the result!
For any matter, it's as high tech and as clean as you would expect from a modern gym. I prefer it to Gold's, but what I don't like is the huge lines and the crowds of people you see. Sometimes when you sweat, you don't want the hot girl from high school to see you grunting. Everyone and their mother comes to this gym, which is both a testament to LA Fitness' popularity and a warning to those who prefer to workout alone.
PROS: Treadmills and weights galore
CONS: Everyone will be able to see that you can't bench more than 150 lbs.