Lincoln Park Athletic Club

★★★★★
  • 1019 W Diversey Pkwy

    Chicago, IL 60614

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  • 773-529-2022

About Lincoln Park Athletic Club

Hours
Mon 5am - 11pm, Tue 5am - 11pm, Wed 5am - 11pm, Thu 5am - 11pm, Fri 5am - 10pm, Sat 7am - 9pm, Sun 7am - 9pm

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I got a massage at the Core studio across the street last week and WOW, by far the best massage Experience I have ever had. All I told the therapist was where I hurt and a little background and he was able to resolve my low back pain in

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I got a massage at the Core studio across the street last week and WOW, by far the best massage Experience I have ever had. All I told the therapist was where I hurt and a little background and he was able to resolve my low back pain in

Pros: Great massage Therapists, People are friendly

Cons: I don't like havind to bring my own lock

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I agree with the "shut up and sweat" post about this gym. The place just doesn't really care about the members. This is my first post like this, I just get so angry when I think about how much I pay at this place. I left LA Fitness to

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★★★★★

I agree with the "shut up and sweat" post about this gym. The place just doesn't really care about the members. This is my first post like this, I just get so angry when I think about how much I pay at this place. I left LA Fitness to

Pros: location

Cons: essentially everything that makes a good gym, a good gym

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Never join a club that asks you to sign a 1-yr contract. It's obvious that they're worried that you'll leave once you realize LPAC is not a very good gym, which is exactly what happened to me. The pool and basketball court (which is not even a full court) are always taken up with classes or kids programs, so forget about using those areas. You'll always have to wait for machines... especially the cardio machines, which is in a room that is so cold you have to wear a sweater to work out. Now that my one-year of being held hostage is over, I left to a much better club: Lakeshore Athletic Club.

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Never join a club that asks you to sign a 1-yr contract. It's obvious that they're worried that you'll leave once you realize LPAC is not a very good gym, which is exactly what happened to me. The pool and basketball court (which is not even a full court) are always taken up with classes or kids programs, so forget about using those areas. You'll always have to wait for machines... especially the cardio machines, which is in a room that is so cold you have to wear a sweater to work out. Now that my one-year of being held hostage is over, I left to a much better club: Lakeshore Athletic Club.

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It's a good place to work out, BUT, it's expensive for the average person who happens to live in Lincoln Park but does not make a 6-figure salary! Staff is nice, management seems indifferent & they're probably just happy to be raking in the dough from all of us northsiders who are just trying to stay in shape mentally & physically during the Chicago winter!

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★★★★☆

It's a good place to work out, BUT, it's expensive for the average person who happens to live in Lincoln Park but does not make a 6-figure salary! Staff is nice, management seems indifferent & they're probably just happy to be raking in the dough from all of us northsiders who are just trying to stay in shape mentally & physically during the Chicago winter!

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My family had a membership at LPAC for over 8 years. As with all clubs it has its pros and cons. On the plus side the space is light, and open with a good amount of both aerobic and strength equipment. And the Kids Club is the best in

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My family had a membership at LPAC for over 8 years. As with all clubs it has its pros and cons. On the plus side the space is light, and open with a good amount of both aerobic and strength equipment. And the Kids Club is the best in

Pros: great kids club

Cons: no interest in customer satisfaction

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My family had a membership at LPAC for over 8 years. As with all clubs it has its pros and cons. On the plus side the space is light, and open with a good amount of both aerobic and strength equipment. And the Kids Club is the best in the area by far. My major con, and it is a BIG ONE, is that they don??t really care about membership satisfaction. And management is too thin skinned to handle complaints. Specifically if you are a swimmer do not join. My wife and I both find access to the pool to be very important, and throughout the year kids programs and lessons fill the pool. At the most extreme during the summer the pool is largely unavailable to members from 2-5pm on weekdays. No lane is reserved for member use (LPAC is unique in this and even most of their sales team is unaware of this fact). When I suggested to management that they seemed to be focusing on generating revenue from kids by limiting access to facilities for membership I clearly touched a very raw nerve. How do I know??after dropping our membership to find a club with better kids access, I decided to re-join to have access to the very nice kids club for our children??s sake while my wife joined elsewhere with a better pool. We were not allowed to rejoin. Having spent about $25,000 in fees, training, and kids stuff we were very much surprised to find that our money was no good at LPAC. This is not a club who cares about its members, regardless of length of relationship or amount of money spent. Other examples??I asked if it would be possible to get LOOK toe clips on one of the many bikes in the spinning room. It took 3 requests and 2 months until I got a response which was NO. If you join LPAC and you get the feeling that they don??t care if you are happy you are right, they don??t. PS my wife is now a candidate for double knee replacement surgery (one of the reasons why pool access is so important) but she couldn??t park in the handicapped parking spot because the owner parks there. He is not handicapped. Nuff said.

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My family had a membership at LPAC for over 8 years. As with all clubs it has its pros and cons. On the plus side the space is light, and open with a good amount of both aerobic and strength equipment. And the Kids Club is the best in the area by far. My major con, and it is a BIG ONE, is that they don??t really care about membership satisfaction. And management is too thin skinned to handle complaints. Specifically if you are a swimmer do not join. My wife and I both find access to the pool to be very important, and throughout the year kids programs and lessons fill the pool. At the most extreme during the summer the pool is largely unavailable to members from 2-5pm on weekdays. No lane is reserved for member use (LPAC is unique in this and even most of their sales team is unaware of this fact). When I suggested to management that they seemed to be focusing on generating revenue from kids by limiting access to facilities for membership I clearly touched a very raw nerve. How do I know??after dropping our membership to find a club with better kids access, I decided to re-join to have access to the very nice kids club for our children??s sake while my wife joined elsewhere with a better pool. We were not allowed to rejoin. Having spent about $25,000 in fees, training, and kids stuff we were very much surprised to find that our money was no good at LPAC. This is not a club who cares about its members, regardless of length of relationship or amount of money spent. Other examples??I asked if it would be possible to get LOOK toe clips on one of the many bikes in the spinning room. It took 3 requests and 2 months until I got a response which was NO. If you join LPAC and you get the feeling that they don??t care if you are happy you are right, they don??t. PS my wife is now a candidate for double knee replacement surgery (one of the reasons why pool access is so important) but she couldn??t park in the handicapped parking spot because the owner parks there. He is not handicapped. Nuff said.

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I've tried out many gyms, mostly downtown, and I really believe that LPAC up in linclon park is the best gym in Chicago. The equipment, locker rooms and ambience at most higher-end gyms in Chicago are all quite good, so what really makes

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I've tried out many gyms, mostly downtown, and I really believe that LPAC up in linclon park is the best gym in Chicago. The equipment, locker rooms and ambience at most higher-end gyms in Chicago are all quite good, so what really makes

Pros: wow, the student rate here is cheap!

Cons: it's a very popular gym, so it can be busy at times. But you can usually get on the equipment you need.

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Maybe I'm biased because when I was pregnant with my first child almost 2 years ago, there weren't ANY trainers in Chicago that worked with prenatal women EXCEPT at LPAC. I have since had a second child and have been working with the same

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Maybe I'm biased because when I was pregnant with my first child almost 2 years ago, there weren't ANY trainers in Chicago that worked with prenatal women EXCEPT at LPAC. I have since had a second child and have been working with the same

Pros: Close to the El, Prenatal Trainers, Variety of Classes

Cons: Can get crowded, Parking tough at time

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The atmosphere at LPAC is pleasant and not too "locker room." Good amount of cardio equipment and weights (especially free-weights). I set up a few sessions with a trainer to develop a weight routine and my trainer seemed very knowledgeable and listened to what I was asking for.

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The atmosphere at LPAC is pleasant and not too "locker room." Good amount of cardio equipment and weights (especially free-weights). I set up a few sessions with a trainer to develop a weight routine and my trainer seemed very knowledgeable and listened to what I was asking for.

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This gym has excellent cardio equipment - always treadmills or ellipticals available. I've taken a few classes there (body pump was great!), but in general, I find that the class schedule is not terribly convinent for those working a 9-5 job. Many classes begin between 4 and 5pm, and to get there in time from downtown is impossible. There are also a lot of classes offered in the middle of the day. The gym is fairly expensive, but they do have a little-publicized "performing artist discount" program for dancers and musicians.

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★★★★☆

This gym has excellent cardio equipment - always treadmills or ellipticals available. I've taken a few classes there (body pump was great!), but in general, I find that the class schedule is not terribly convinent for those working a 9-5 job. Many classes begin between 4 and 5pm, and to get there in time from downtown is impossible. There are also a lot of classes offered in the middle of the day. The gym is fairly expensive, but they do have a little-publicized "performing artist discount" program for dancers and musicians.

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They've got everything you could want in weights, machines, and programs. The outdoor climbing wall, undoubtedly their most visible feature, costs extra but is a lot of fun and a great workout in itself.

PROS: Lots of amenities
CONS: No pool

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★★★★☆

They've got everything you could want in weights, machines, and programs. The outdoor climbing wall, undoubtedly their most visible feature, costs extra but is a lot of fun and a great workout in itself.

PROS: Lots of amenities
CONS: No pool

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LPAC has very solid equipment. Unfortunately, they do a poor job of labeling it when it's not working and do an even poorer job of repairing machines in a timely basis. At one time, it was was a top notch workout facility where people

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LPAC has very solid equipment. Unfortunately, they do a poor job of labeling it when it's not working and do an even poorer job of repairing machines in a timely basis. At one time, it was was a top notch workout facility where people

Pros: Equipment, Classes

Cons: Price, Attitude

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LPAC is a great club that creates an environment rather than just a health club. The staff of personal trainers cater to your individual training needs. The diversity of equipment and classes raise the bar for other clubs in the area.

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LPAC is a great club that creates an environment rather than just a health club. The staff of personal trainers cater to your individual training needs. The diversity of equipment and classes raise the bar for other clubs in the area.

Pros: classes, personal training, environment

Cons: cost, crowded

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In response to the other review, the equipment was ALL replaced about a month ago-amazing stuff! I love this gym for the community of people that go there-for the non-meet-market vibe-for the incredible options of classes-specifically,

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In response to the other review, the equipment was ALL replaced about a month ago-amazing stuff! I love this gym for the community of people that go there-for the non-meet-market vibe-for the incredible options of classes-specifically,

Pros: Community/members, Class options, parking lot

Cons: expensive, can get crowded

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At one time this club aspired to be an excellent facility with quality trainers. For some reason, most of the fine trainers have left and the quality of the equipment has declined as have the quality of the classes.

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At one time this club aspired to be an excellent facility with quality trainers. For some reason, most of the fine trainers have left and the quality of the equipment has declined as have the quality of the classes.

Pros: Good pool in the city

Cons: Pricey, Yesterday

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This is an awesome health club to join. I do not have an account here, but one of my friends does. I go here with him as a friend and its always so much fun. They have the best facilities here, with tons of machines to work out on. They

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This is an awesome health club to join. I do not have an account here, but one of my friends does. I go here with him as a friend and its always so much fun. They have the best facilities here, with tons of machines to work out on. They

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I looked into LPAC when I was looking for a gym. LPAC is THE place to work out if you're looking to meet people and see pretty people while you're working out. Now, pretty people aside, the facilties at LPAC are terrific; tons of

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★★★★☆

I looked into LPAC when I was looking for a gym. LPAC is THE place to work out if you're looking to meet people and see pretty people while you're working out. Now, pretty people aside, the facilties at LPAC are terrific; tons of

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This is a great place to workout. They are reasonably priced and have great facilities. The entire club is well-kept and mainted really well too. They have a great staff and you can even hire a professional trainer to give you tips or

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This is a great place to workout. They are reasonably priced and have great facilities. The entire club is well-kept and mainted really well too. They have a great staff and you can even hire a professional trainer to give you tips or

 

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