Bac Downtown

★★★★☆
  • 69 Delaware Ave # 2

    Buffalo, NY 14202

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  • 716-845-6660

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Sat-Sun 8am-8pm, Mon-Thu 5am-11pm, Fri 5am-10pm

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I went to the blvd location and the eastern hills location and the staff thinks that they are better than anyone who walks in there especially if you are over weight. they make you feel very uncomfortable!!! now that la fitness bought you i want out of my contract! i did not sign up with la fitness my contract is with back and since you dont exist anymore neither should my contract with you!! the bac only treats you with respect and is willing to help you if you are already thin and fit. well overweight people need assistance and deserve respect too!! why do you think we are going to the gym in the firtst place????!!! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!!!

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I went to the blvd location and the eastern hills location and the staff thinks that they are better than anyone who walks in there especially if you are over weight. they make you feel very uncomfortable!!! now that la fitness bought you i want out of my contract! i did not sign up with la fitness my contract is with back and since you dont exist anymore neither should my contract with you!! the bac only treats you with respect and is willing to help you if you are already thin and fit. well overweight people need assistance and deserve respect too!! why do you think we are going to the gym in the firtst place????!!! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!!!

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I’m sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with your membership. If you would like we can transfer your membership to one of our women’s locations. This must be done by January 31st. I believe the Evans or Colvin locations would be closest to you. Cancellation has to be handled through the new owner of the co-ed locations which is LA Fitness. I can assure you that we care about all of our customers. Again, should you decide to switch over to one of our women’s only facilities, we would be more than happy to set you up with our manager to ensure you have a positive experience. Please contact me if you decide to do so: Gary Rector (716) 204-8880 garyr@ffimgmt.com.
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I love going to the downtown BAC. They have a great selection and variety of equipment available to use. The gym is very clean, and the staff is really friendly and helpful. Martha one of the trainers at this location is awesome- super motivating and very knowledgeable. Overall awesome gym, very happy with it!

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I love going to the downtown BAC. They have a great selection and variety of equipment available to use. The gym is very clean, and the staff is really friendly and helpful. Martha one of the trainers at this location is awesome- super motivating and very knowledgeable. Overall awesome gym, very happy with it!

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I really like the Downtown gym. I have to say the employees are very helpful. I love the classes and they just started an early morning one last week that I am looking forward to trying 6:15 till 7:15. When I joined the gym one of the

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I really like the Downtown gym. I have to say the employees are very helpful. I love the classes and they just started an early morning one last week that I am looking forward to trying 6:15 till 7:15. When I joined the gym one of the

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I am very pleased with the Downtown BAC. I joined in April after moving back from out of state and have lost almost 30 pounds thanks to my amazing trainer, Martha Steele! In addition, the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Downtown BAC if you're serious about getting in shape.

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I am very pleased with the Downtown BAC. I joined in April after moving back from out of state and have lost almost 30 pounds thanks to my amazing trainer, Martha Steele! In addition, the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Downtown BAC if you're serious about getting in shape.

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I enjoy the downtown BAC. I swim and workout and find the club to be clean and the staff very friendly. I have noticed a gradual improvement in the club and the environment. I would recommend the club to my family and friends

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I enjoy the downtown BAC. I swim and workout and find the club to be clean and the staff very friendly. I have noticed a gradual improvement in the club and the environment. I would recommend the club to my family and friends

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i was initially called because i had won a 240$ gift certificate,i spoke with jerry who said i would be paid for the year,but then i was told that they needed a credit card to put on file,and that there would be a down payment fee of 39.95...so i figured it was the sign up fee,but not even a month in i had been charged 10$...what a complete scam...

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i was initially called because i had won a 240$ gift certificate,i spoke with jerry who said i would be paid for the year,but then i was told that they needed a credit card to put on file,and that there would be a down payment fee of 39.95...so i figured it was the sign up fee,but not even a month in i had been charged 10$...what a complete scam...

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The downtown BAC in my opinion is the best health club buffalo has to offer. The people, both members and employees are great. They have a vast selection of both machines and free weights, a decent sized cardio floor and plenty of classes. I've been a member of the BAC for almost 5 years and don't think I willl ever leave.

I love that they have numerous facilities that I can use my membership at. I live in the suburbs but work downtown so this is and added plus. Not only have I found a place that I can get a great workout, I have made plenty of new friends at the club too.

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The downtown BAC in my opinion is the best health club buffalo has to offer. The people, both members and employees are great. They have a vast selection of both machines and free weights, a decent sized cardio floor and plenty of classes. I've been a member of the BAC for almost 5 years and don't think I willl ever leave.

I love that they have numerous facilities that I can use my membership at. I live in the suburbs but work downtown so this is and added plus. Not only have I found a place that I can get a great workout, I have made plenty of new friends at the club too.

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I have worked out in many different health clubs and never have I felt so welcomed as I do at the BAC. Almost all of the staff members know me by name and they say hi or regularly ask if I need any help with my workout. The other members are also great. Unlike other gyms, the downtown BAC has a community feeling to it, where everyone knows everyone, and they are very nice and polite. As far as the gym itself goes, they offer free classes, one of the larger free weight floors I've seen in the area, as well as certified trainers to assist in workouts. I can't say enough about the atmosphere of this place. You have to experience it to see what I mean. I highly recommend it!!!

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I have worked out in many different health clubs and never have I felt so welcomed as I do at the BAC. Almost all of the staff members know me by name and they say hi or regularly ask if I need any help with my workout. The other members are also great. Unlike other gyms, the downtown BAC has a community feeling to it, where everyone knows everyone, and they are very nice and polite. As far as the gym itself goes, they offer free classes, one of the larger free weight floors I've seen in the area, as well as certified trainers to assist in workouts. I can't say enough about the atmosphere of this place. You have to experience it to see what I mean. I highly recommend it!!!

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i originally signed up for the downtown bac about 5 months ago on the 3 month membership special. my fitness coach chris was a major reason i decided to extend my membership for another 2 years. in the first three months, chris set me up with a trainer to help me meet my goals of losing 20 pounds. when i didnt show up for a workout, chris called me to make sure everything was ok and why i wasnt there. i felt he took a geniune interest in me and my work outs. now that i am a long term member, chris is helping me set short term and long term goals to continue my weight loss success. i would recommend the BAC downtown, and especially chris to anyone looking for a great facility that has everything you need!

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i originally signed up for the downtown bac about 5 months ago on the 3 month membership special. my fitness coach chris was a major reason i decided to extend my membership for another 2 years. in the first three months, chris set me up with a trainer to help me meet my goals of losing 20 pounds. when i didnt show up for a workout, chris called me to make sure everything was ok and why i wasnt there. i felt he took a geniune interest in me and my work outs. now that i am a long term member, chris is helping me set short term and long term goals to continue my weight loss success. i would recommend the BAC downtown, and especially chris to anyone looking for a great facility that has everything you need!

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Overall, i really enjoy my time at the downtown bac. the staff is really friendly, and the gym is pretty clean. there is so much equipment you never have to wait for a machine or set of weights like at other gyms i used to belong to. if i get to the gym and i am not really feeling a workout, i always have an option to play basketball or racquetball. the pool is an added bonus too.

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Overall, i really enjoy my time at the downtown bac. the staff is really friendly, and the gym is pretty clean. there is so much equipment you never have to wait for a machine or set of weights like at other gyms i used to belong to. if i get to the gym and i am not really feeling a workout, i always have an option to play basketball or racquetball. the pool is an added bonus too.

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BAC is a great gym. I have been a member since 1994. The instructors are always nice and helpful. Trainers are great. It also has up to date equipment and classes (including Zumba and Spinning). I am glad to have an excellent gym in downtown Buffalo where I work.

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BAC is a great gym. I have been a member since 1994. The instructors are always nice and helpful. Trainers are great. It also has up to date equipment and classes (including Zumba and Spinning). I am glad to have an excellent gym in downtown Buffalo where I work.

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Gym has a large pool, steam room and sauna. Basketball court is a great change of pace from working out. Has a very large space that is always open where I practice break dancing and other things. Staff is friendly and courteous. Very cool people

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Gym has a large pool, steam room and sauna. Basketball court is a great change of pace from working out. Has a very large space that is always open where I practice break dancing and other things. Staff is friendly and courteous. Very cool people

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OMG! This place is awesome! Rob, the General Manager, is truly the best! The trainers and staff are fantastic! Now I just need to do my part, but everything is here for you to do it! There's even a swimming pool and steam room - luxurious! This is where you can meet your goals!

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OMG! This place is awesome! Rob, the General Manager, is truly the best! The trainers and staff are fantastic! Now I just need to do my part, but everything is here for you to do it! There's even a swimming pool and steam room - luxurious! This is where you can meet your goals!

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BAC is a really good place to workout the staff are very friendy and they talk to you with a lot of respect that you don't see in a lot of place also the machine are great to work you entire body i always here in the afternoon and i love every minute of it they also have the pool and the steam room and sauna is really good

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BAC is a really good place to workout the staff are very friendy and they talk to you with a lot of respect that you don't see in a lot of place also the machine are great to work you entire body i always here in the afternoon and i love every minute of it they also have the pool and the steam room and sauna is really good

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The BAC Downtown is an awesome health club. The staff is friendly and approachable, and the trainers are very great! It has a very unique setup (five floors), and lots of extras. You can swim, play basketball racquetball or squash, in addition to the machines, classes and weights.

I was hesitent to join the BAC because i've heard the sales people were pushy and only cared about the sale. That is the opposite of what happened with me. I started with a 3 month trial FIVE years ago, then extend to a yearly membership. I have been nothing but impressed by the improvements made to the facility over my time there.

It is a great place to work out.

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The BAC Downtown is an awesome health club. The staff is friendly and approachable, and the trainers are very great! It has a very unique setup (five floors), and lots of extras. You can swim, play basketball racquetball or squash, in addition to the machines, classes and weights.

I was hesitent to join the BAC because i've heard the sales people were pushy and only cared about the sale. That is the opposite of what happened with me. I started with a 3 month trial FIVE years ago, then extend to a yearly membership. I have been nothing but impressed by the improvements made to the facility over my time there.

It is a great place to work out.

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I love going to the Downtown BAC on my lunch breaks. It is convenient to my job and they have everything you need to get a great workout. They offer classes during the lunch hour that are like no other. Kelly is amazing!

The staff is friendly and always willing to assist with the machines. The locker rooms were just remodeled about a year ago too.

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I love going to the Downtown BAC on my lunch breaks. It is convenient to my job and they have everything you need to get a great workout. They offer classes during the lunch hour that are like no other. Kelly is amazing!

The staff is friendly and always willing to assist with the machines. The locker rooms were just remodeled about a year ago too.

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The Downtown BAC is the place to go if you are looking for a great gym. There is plenty of equipment, and the club is always clean, and the staff is very friendly and supportive. I love coming to this place because it feels like there is

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The Downtown BAC is the place to go if you are looking for a great gym. There is plenty of equipment, and the club is always clean, and the staff is very friendly and supportive. I love coming to this place because it feels like there is

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The BAC Downtown is a good gym with tons of equipment, a pool, steam room, sauna, and basketball court. Staff is friendly and the gym is always well maintained and clean. The gym could use some new machines but overall it is a great gym.

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The BAC Downtown is a good gym with tons of equipment, a pool, steam room, sauna, and basketball court. Staff is friendly and the gym is always well maintained and clean. The gym could use some new machines but overall it is a great gym.

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I was surprised while reading some of these reviews. I have been a member for years and have never had any issues. I have always found the staff to be encouraging, helpful and knowledgeable. I have totally changed my habits since joining the gym 6 years ago.

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I was surprised while reading some of these reviews. I have been a member for years and have never had any issues. I have always found the staff to be encouraging, helpful and knowledgeable. I have totally changed my habits since joining the gym 6 years ago.

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The absolute worst gym in Buffalo. Even after your contract is up they will continue to bill you until you threaten legal action. Some of the pushiest rudest people I have ever come across. DO NOT JOIN.

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The absolute worst gym in Buffalo. Even after your contract is up they will continue to bill you until you threaten legal action. Some of the pushiest rudest people I have ever come across. DO NOT JOIN.

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Nice equipment

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Nice equipment

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This BAC is a crap place. I did not read their online reviews (unfortunately) before I paid them the money. They overcharge you and start claiming a bunch of lies after they steel your money.

Personal trainers do not show up. Just send replacements each time.

Liars: they mention their promotions are the best, next week you will have 50% promotion. You will never be paid back your stolen money.

barely clean bathrooms and showers with a bad smell.

I aleardy paid $200 for them and won't go there. I will sue them just to teach them a lesson of honestness in bussiness.

I gained over 5 pounds after I joined in 4 weeks despite I hired the personal trainer to reduce my 15 extra pounds despite I was following exactly what they tell me to do including food.

Playplace is not good at all. I had my kid there and he was beaten by another kid. The attendent was not there.

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This BAC is a crap place. I did not read their online reviews (unfortunately) before I paid them the money. They overcharge you and start claiming a bunch of lies after they steel your money.

Personal trainers do not show up. Just send replacements each time.

Liars: they mention their promotions are the best, next week you will have 50% promotion. You will never be paid back your stolen money.

barely clean bathrooms and showers with a bad smell.

I aleardy paid $200 for them and won't go there. I will sue them just to teach them a lesson of honestness in bussiness.

I gained over 5 pounds after I joined in 4 weeks despite I hired the personal trainer to reduce my 15 extra pounds despite I was following exactly what they tell me to do including food.

Playplace is not good at all. I had my kid there and he was beaten by another kid. The attendent was not there.

Pros: many machines

Cons: Liars, thieves, overcharge, never make an appointment.

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I started wiht the Bac 3 years ago on a three month membership and have loved everyday. With out any pressure I extended my membership and have never looked back. I use the club 4 times a week. Its great to go somewhere and have people know your name when you walk in the door. The downtown bac is the place to be if you feel like being in a awesome atmosphere and want to exercise with a bunch of other great people. No club is perfect but they have always tried to help me out anytime I needed help. I am sorry that some of you have had negative expieriences because the club is truly a great place to be with a lot of character.

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I started wiht the Bac 3 years ago on a three month membership and have loved everyday. With out any pressure I extended my membership and have never looked back. I use the club 4 times a week. Its great to go somewhere and have people know your name when you walk in the door. The downtown bac is the place to be if you feel like being in a awesome atmosphere and want to exercise with a bunch of other great people. No club is perfect but they have always tried to help me out anytime I needed help. I am sorry that some of you have had negative expieriences because the club is truly a great place to be with a lot of character.

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Go check it out. Do not listen to the negative reviews. I have been a member for 26 years and not have regretted one day. They are always upgrading there machines and they really care about the members.

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Go check it out. Do not listen to the negative reviews. I have been a member for 26 years and not have regretted one day. They are always upgrading there machines and they really care about the members.

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I have been working out for most of my adult life and have memberships all across the U.S. The BAC Dowtown is one of the nicest clubs that I have ever been in. They have all new machines and really care about there members.

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I have been working out for most of my adult life and have memberships all across the U.S. The BAC Dowtown is one of the nicest clubs that I have ever been in. They have all new machines and really care about there members.

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i was eager when i joined in 2003 to lose at least 160lbs. i started with a trial and moved into a 12 month membership in a few weeks. i worked out daily and really started to see progress with my mind and body. i also started to see that things changed with the staff, who were friendly and supportive, now would no longer say hello, and couldn't be bothered with assisting any customers, unless there was a paid session involved.

when asked for "referrals" i gave names and numbers in sincerity, later to be embarrassed by numerous complaints of harassment by these same "trainers" for weeks/ months.

i watched as others, besides myself, often wait for personal calls, personal conversations, and party plans to finish before having their concerns addressed.

parking issues with both d/t and blvd sites at times is horrendous. and don't "bother" the staff either...you're not worth their time. cleanliness - again too much trouble for the staff to clean towels. it takes time away from their socializing and flirtatious activity.

after reading all the comments, i realized not only was i not alone with my experience but that this was the way the BAC conducts business. for those long-time members, i'm sorry if you have to belittle the experiences of others as they don't match your own.

yes i left. Disgusted, disillusioned, and more frustrated than before. fortunately i had a taste of what victory would be like and the next gym was a good choice. no wait time for machines, no parking issues, great hours (5am - 11pm weekdays), professional staff who are considerate, showed up on time, and treat customers as such. it's clean, towels and solution are at multiple stations throughout as well as posted signs encouraging all to wipe down the machines after use. what can i say? it's a great place! i feel good. i've the support i needed. lost the weight i needed. i feel good - damn good! i got my life back and i love it. i can work out now for hours at a time and the feeling is wonderful. i'm not afraid to go to the beach or wear better fitting clothes. i look in the mirror with pride now. this new place is supportive, experinced, customer oriented, cheaper, friendlier, professional, cleaner, just a real pleasure to at.

the BAC was an experience - it taught me all about what a gym is not supposed to be. thanks BAC!

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i was eager when i joined in 2003 to lose at least 160lbs. i started with a trial and moved into a 12 month membership in a few weeks. i worked out daily and really started to see progress with my mind and body. i also started to see that things changed with the staff, who were friendly and supportive, now would no longer say hello, and couldn't be bothered with assisting any customers, unless there was a paid session involved.

when asked for "referrals" i gave names and numbers in sincerity, later to be embarrassed by numerous complaints of harassment by these same "trainers" for weeks/ months.

i watched as others, besides myself, often wait for personal calls, personal conversations, and party plans to finish before having their concerns addressed.

parking issues with both d/t and blvd sites at times is horrendous. and don't "bother" the staff either...you're not worth their time. cleanliness - again too much trouble for the staff to clean towels. it takes time away from their socializing and flirtatious activity.

after reading all the comments, i realized not only was i not alone with my experience but that this was the way the BAC conducts business. for those long-time members, i'm sorry if you have to belittle the experiences of others as they don't match your own.

yes i left. Disgusted, disillusioned, and more frustrated than before. fortunately i had a taste of what victory would be like and the next gym was a good choice. no wait time for machines, no parking issues, great hours (5am - 11pm weekdays), professional staff who are considerate, showed up on time, and treat customers as such. it's clean, towels and solution are at multiple stations throughout as well as posted signs encouraging all to wipe down the machines after use. what can i say? it's a great place! i feel good. i've the support i needed. lost the weight i needed. i feel good - damn good! i got my life back and i love it. i can work out now for hours at a time and the feeling is wonderful. i'm not afraid to go to the beach or wear better fitting clothes. i look in the mirror with pride now. this new place is supportive, experinced, customer oriented, cheaper, friendlier, professional, cleaner, just a real pleasure to at.

the BAC was an experience - it taught me all about what a gym is not supposed to be. thanks BAC!

Pros: location, location, location

Cons: staff, limited equipment, wait time, customer service

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I have been a member since 1997 and for the price you can not beat it. I have been to all the BAC's in WNY and they are constantly updating the clubs and their classes...

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I have been a member since 1997 and for the price you can not beat it. I have been to all the BAC's in WNY and they are constantly updating the clubs and their classes...

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I had been a member of the Eastern Hills BAC for years, left the area for a while & returned to sign up for the 3 month plan again. The new renovations and locker rooms are very nice at the Eastern Hills, the equipment and classes are great (and the instructors are wonderful) but the sales staff will stalk you like vultures until you sign up for a one or two year plan. They come up & start speaking to you, even if you have headphones in or are in the middle of a phone call.

I will say, although annoying, they were all friendly, and most took the effort to remember my name & greet me each time I came in. One in particular spoke with me every single time, we chatted everyday for almost a month and established what I believed to be a small friendship. He talked me into a upgrading to a 12 month plan, and I'm not kidding you the MINUTE I signed that contract, he acted like he had never seen me before in his life! Never said hi, ignored me when I waved to him, and walked right past me. I know it sounds whiney and silly haha but seriously?! I couldn't believe it, and think it just goes to show, they are out for your money honey!

I've recently moved downtown & have started using the Delaware Ave BAC, which is in desperate need of some improvements. There are never towels to clean the machines and the staff here acts the complete opposite as the Eastern Hills - they have never approached me once, welcomed me, or even said hello when I dropped or picked up my card. I'm not looking for best friends or hot dates here, but come on! A little customer service, at the very least, would be HIGHLY appreciated for the money I'm paying.

Otherwise - I've been kicking butt & lost 20 lbs so far & the equipment does the trick. Everyone who posts on this site needs to understand everyone is entitled to their opinions and everyone has had different experiences. It's so crazy to me the people that come on & bash other people for not rating the BAC with 5 stars!?

Where ever you end up- enjoy your workout!

PS. Where/is there even a stretching area in the Downtown BAC?

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I had been a member of the Eastern Hills BAC for years, left the area for a while & returned to sign up for the 3 month plan again. The new renovations and locker rooms are very nice at the Eastern Hills, the equipment and classes are great (and the instructors are wonderful) but the sales staff will stalk you like vultures until you sign up for a one or two year plan. They come up & start speaking to you, even if you have headphones in or are in the middle of a phone call.

I will say, although annoying, they were all friendly, and most took the effort to remember my name & greet me each time I came in. One in particular spoke with me every single time, we chatted everyday for almost a month and established what I believed to be a small friendship. He talked me into a upgrading to a 12 month plan, and I'm not kidding you the MINUTE I signed that contract, he acted like he had never seen me before in his life! Never said hi, ignored me when I waved to him, and walked right past me. I know it sounds whiney and silly haha but seriously?! I couldn't believe it, and think it just goes to show, they are out for your money honey!

I've recently moved downtown & have started using the Delaware Ave BAC, which is in desperate need of some improvements. There are never towels to clean the machines and the staff here acts the complete opposite as the Eastern Hills - they have never approached me once, welcomed me, or even said hello when I dropped or picked up my card. I'm not looking for best friends or hot dates here, but come on! A little customer service, at the very least, would be HIGHLY appreciated for the money I'm paying.

Otherwise - I've been kicking butt & lost 20 lbs so far & the equipment does the trick. Everyone who posts on this site needs to understand everyone is entitled to their opinions and everyone has had different experiences. It's so crazy to me the people that come on & bash other people for not rating the BAC with 5 stars!?

Where ever you end up- enjoy your workout!

PS. Where/is there even a stretching area in the Downtown BAC?

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nothing but a pick up joint for married men. gross. everyone is checking everyone out. not interested.

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nothing but a pick up joint for married men. gross. everyone is checking everyone out. not interested.

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I agree with another poster that said some of the instructors at this location can be a little pushy and rude. Kim in Pilate's on Saturday is GREAT!!! I get a great work out and she's not obnoxious the way some can be. However, one of the spinning class instructors, one in particular, seems to be on a bit of a power trip. She was also a little unprofessional too, in my opinion, with some of her comments about her child's teacher. I mean, do we really want to hear that in a spinning class, Sharon, do we? Just teach the class for Heaven's sake and leave your personal life out of it thank you very much. I've heard great things about Ellen, and she's also been very friendly. The staff in the playroom is also very nice, and my son likes going there. It's only 1.50 per hour too! One thing I don't like is that you have to call ahead to make sure they have enough staff to cover childcare, only once was I turned down because of staffing issues. Also, there is no daycare on Sundays, which I'm disappointed about. I've asked them to extend Sunday hours, but it has yet to happen and it's been open over a year now.The facility is beautiful, but can be crowded during the late afternoon and early evening. I wish they would offer more early afternoon classes. Most start at 4:45 and can get quite packed. Shower facilities are great and they have a sauna that is quite relaxing. There are TVs on all the walls and certain machines have a personal TVs that you can listen to with a headset.As one other poster said, I don't think they are really in the business of fitness,more just making money, because after you sign up, they pretty much forget about you. I have also found this with other health clubs I've joined too. I also was upset when I first joined back in 2002 when I found out later, they gave discounts for city workers, which they neglected to mention until after my husband and I joined. Hmmm.. talk to people about what kind of deal they got and be prepared to walk away if you don't get what you want. It's almost like a car dealership. Trust me, they'll call you back!

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I agree with another poster that said some of the instructors at this location can be a little pushy and rude. Kim in Pilate's on Saturday is GREAT!!! I get a great work out and she's not obnoxious the way some can be. However, one of the spinning class instructors, one in particular, seems to be on a bit of a power trip. She was also a little unprofessional too, in my opinion, with some of her comments about her child's teacher. I mean, do we really want to hear that in a spinning class, Sharon, do we? Just teach the class for Heaven's sake and leave your personal life out of it thank you very much. I've heard great things about Ellen, and she's also been very friendly. The staff in the playroom is also very nice, and my son likes going there. It's only 1.50 per hour too! One thing I don't like is that you have to call ahead to make sure they have enough staff to cover childcare, only once was I turned down because of staffing issues. Also, there is no daycare on Sundays, which I'm disappointed about. I've asked them to extend Sunday hours, but it has yet to happen and it's been open over a year now.The facility is beautiful, but can be crowded during the late afternoon and early evening. I wish they would offer more early afternoon classes. Most start at 4:45 and can get quite packed. Shower facilities are great and they have a sauna that is quite relaxing. There are TVs on all the walls and certain machines have a personal TVs that you can listen to with a headset.As one other poster said, I don't think they are really in the business of fitness,more just making money, because after you sign up, they pretty much forget about you. I have also found this with other health clubs I've joined too. I also was upset when I first joined back in 2002 when I found out later, they gave discounts for city workers, which they neglected to mention until after my husband and I joined. Hmmm.. talk to people about what kind of deal they got and be prepared to walk away if you don't get what you want. It's almost like a car dealership. Trust me, they'll call you back!

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EXCUSE ME. BUT i have been a member with the BAC for over 13 years. I lost 58lbs in my first year there and have maintained it for 12 years!! the bac offers more classes than any other gym in WNY. I am sick of reading ridiculous claims from members that are just bitter tight wades. Sure you can go to a different gym for half the money and you bet your bottom you will get half the classes, half the service, and half the results. Unless you have worked out all your life, you need someone coaching you through it. And so they call your friends and family?? SO WHAT? Everyone needs exercise in their lives!! You dont want your friends and family to get in good health? Seriously, do you people have nothing better to do with your time than sit around and write negative things about a gym that probably did everything they could to make sure you were satisfied. what more do you want for them? to do the exercise for you?? HOW ABOUT INSTEAD OF SITTING AT YOUR COMPUTER YOU GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT AND WORK OUT? THEN YOU WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT1 THE BAC IS FANTASTIC AND BY FAR THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS CLUB IN BUFFALO!

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EXCUSE ME. BUT i have been a member with the BAC for over 13 years. I lost 58lbs in my first year there and have maintained it for 12 years!! the bac offers more classes than any other gym in WNY. I am sick of reading ridiculous claims from members that are just bitter tight wades. Sure you can go to a different gym for half the money and you bet your bottom you will get half the classes, half the service, and half the results. Unless you have worked out all your life, you need someone coaching you through it. And so they call your friends and family?? SO WHAT? Everyone needs exercise in their lives!! You dont want your friends and family to get in good health? Seriously, do you people have nothing better to do with your time than sit around and write negative things about a gym that probably did everything they could to make sure you were satisfied. what more do you want for them? to do the exercise for you?? HOW ABOUT INSTEAD OF SITTING AT YOUR COMPUTER YOU GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT AND WORK OUT? THEN YOU WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT1 THE BAC IS FANTASTIC AND BY FAR THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS CLUB IN BUFFALO!

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I joined last March when it first opened. They definitely misrepresented the fees I had to pay. I originally asked for the 3 month-$99 promotion and was talked into signing a year membership. However, the amount I was charged was more than we had discussed. When I questioned that fee when it appeared on my Mastercard I was told that I must've misunderstood and the girl who signed me up was no longer available (she had been loaned to the Colvin facility to handle the influx of new customers). I used the facilities for a year, and enjoyed working out, but will not rejoin. First-there are no signs posted to tell people to clean the machines after they've used them. When asked, I was told they couldn't post any signs-it was against the law?! Why people wouldn't automatically wipe down a machine after sweating all over it was beyond me. And the towels that the BAC supplied to do so were scummy and never replenished-so you'd be wiping down your machine with a dirty towel anyway. I was also disappointed in the selection of TV programs they had to view on the overhead TVs while excerising. Most of the time they'd have CNN, hockey or football on. I thought this was the BAC for WOMEN...what's wrong with Lifetime, USA or HGTV? I could've stayed home and watched sports with my husband.

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I joined last March when it first opened. They definitely misrepresented the fees I had to pay. I originally asked for the 3 month-$99 promotion and was talked into signing a year membership. However, the amount I was charged was more than we had discussed. When I questioned that fee when it appeared on my Mastercard I was told that I must've misunderstood and the girl who signed me up was no longer available (she had been loaned to the Colvin facility to handle the influx of new customers). I used the facilities for a year, and enjoyed working out, but will not rejoin. First-there are no signs posted to tell people to clean the machines after they've used them. When asked, I was told they couldn't post any signs-it was against the law?! Why people wouldn't automatically wipe down a machine after sweating all over it was beyond me. And the towels that the BAC supplied to do so were scummy and never replenished-so you'd be wiping down your machine with a dirty towel anyway. I was also disappointed in the selection of TV programs they had to view on the overhead TVs while excerising. Most of the time they'd have CNN, hockey or football on. I thought this was the BAC for WOMEN...what's wrong with Lifetime, USA or HGTV? I could've stayed home and watched sports with my husband.

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I think that the downtown bac is by far the best club in Buffalo. I have been a happy member for more 20 years. I??m ashamed that you ??anonymous? members would not even have the GUTS to write your own name. You must be just an overall negative person will nothing better to do then to make false accusations about a beautiful club that I have seen grown tremendously over the years.
First, I have never seen the club dirty. You have to understand, the building is over 90 years old. Management has done a great job at using that to its advantage. The club has more character to it then any club I have ever been a member to. I have been a member to various club in the area and without a doubt, this is the finest establishment money can buy. They are constantly purchasing new machines, and are also aggressive with getting the newest aerobic classes that people want.
You ??anonymous? members are pitiful simply because you want everything to perfection but you never have the GUTS to say anything to management. As a member, I talk to you people and I laugh. You are one of those $99 for 3 month members that are simply lazy and don??t exercise and decide to take it out on the club because you have absolutely no self drive or motivation. Write your name you wimp! I walk in the club at least 3-4 times a week and never do I not get greeted with a smile. These are usually young kids that are working the front desk and always running around because they are simply busy doing work. So I apologize for them for not praising you every time ??anonymous? walks in the door.
The downtown bac is the place to be if you feel like being in a professional atmosphere and want to exercise for a fraction of the cost. I will be honest, I have had issues in the past, but I have approached management and they seemed to fix the problem or at least they will take the time to tell me why they do not do it. This club has been around for longer then any other club in the city. That does not happen if you really do not care about your members. This club does and I am sure that it will always do. Take my advise, do not listen to the negative remarks, they are simply untrue.

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I think that the downtown bac is by far the best club in Buffalo. I have been a happy member for more 20 years. I??m ashamed that you ??anonymous? members would not even have the GUTS to write your own name. You must be just an overall negative person will nothing better to do then to make false accusations about a beautiful club that I have seen grown tremendously over the years.
First, I have never seen the club dirty. You have to understand, the building is over 90 years old. Management has done a great job at using that to its advantage. The club has more character to it then any club I have ever been a member to. I have been a member to various club in the area and without a doubt, this is the finest establishment money can buy. They are constantly purchasing new machines, and are also aggressive with getting the newest aerobic classes that people want.
You ??anonymous? members are pitiful simply because you want everything to perfection but you never have the GUTS to say anything to management. As a member, I talk to you people and I laugh. You are one of those $99 for 3 month members that are simply lazy and don??t exercise and decide to take it out on the club because you have absolutely no self drive or motivation. Write your name you wimp! I walk in the club at least 3-4 times a week and never do I not get greeted with a smile. These are usually young kids that are working the front desk and always running around because they are simply busy doing work. So I apologize for them for not praising you every time ??anonymous? walks in the door.
The downtown bac is the place to be if you feel like being in a professional atmosphere and want to exercise for a fraction of the cost. I will be honest, I have had issues in the past, but I have approached management and they seemed to fix the problem or at least they will take the time to tell me why they do not do it. This club has been around for longer then any other club in the city. That does not happen if you really do not care about your members. This club does and I am sure that it will always do. Take my advise, do not listen to the negative remarks, they are simply untrue.

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I have been a member of the BAC since 1992. It helped me get thru a very tough time in my life and most importantly helped me lose over 100 pounds, however, it was not because of their instructors or trainers it was because I was determined to do it. The instructors looked at me as an over weight person that was going to quit after a month, well I didn't. Over the years I have seen where they are more interested in making money as opposed to making sure that the member was happy. Every year when it comes to renewing my membership, I get a phone call and a postcard. That is fine, however, every year it is a month earlier than the year before. I always keep track of when I need to renew my membership because what they try and do is really make it that you renew a month earlier than you are supposed to, so in reality, you only get an 11 month membership, but pay for 12. I have a membership that renews at the same rate each year, $299 and I use the gym often, so really they don't make much money off of me, but when the employee tells me that if I don't renew right away, I will lose my $299 renewal rate and be required to pay the higher renewal rate. I don't like to be threatened, especially since I have been a member in good standing for so many years. Beware of your renewal and keep your contract handy.The downtown club has made many changes over the years, but one thing that they truly lack is in the area of good classes. It is the same instructor all the time. People want variety and you do not offer it at the downtown location. As a member, I shouldn't have to drive all over the place to take a class with a different instructor or a good instructor. Saturday's you don't open until 9:00 am and then you are closed on Sunday from Memorial Day until after Labor Day. It would be nice to have better hours on the week-ends. I live in the city and I really don't feel like driving to Amherst or Orchard Park to get a work-out in. The weight room is crazy in the evening, unless you are a muscle head, forget it. Whoever designed the aerobics room had no idea what they were doing, half of it is glass and the other half is mirrored. So anytime you do take a class everyone is crammed to one side of the room so that they can see in the mirror and the mirrors don't even go to the floor, so you can't see yourself if you are doing abs, yoga or Pilates.Last but not least, it would be nice if there was a level of professionalism from the staff when you walk in. Half the time they are talking with their friends and don't even acknowledge you or notice that you get towel service, I always have to ask for my towel. I was working out at a club in LosAngeles and let me tell you how nice it was to be greeted with a smile and NOT an attitude when I walked through the doors. I was not treated any differently than a member, it truly was a pleasant experience. That is how every member of the BAC should be treated and they aren't. You should send out a survey to the membership asking what you, as owners could do, to improve the experience of the members, because people do have a choice as to where they work-out, and each day there are more choices popping up. Rick, Bob and Rick, you really need to look at your staff and the services that you offer and ask yourself, 'are we doing all that we can to serve our members to the best of our ability?' I would have to say at this point, you are not. Clean up the downtown club, get some people in there that will make a difference and if you have to pay them more money than do it, because in the end if you don't, you will lose out anyway. I know for you guys it is about the money, but for me it is about my work-out and where I am going to feel most comfortable and appreciated as a valued customer. I am not the only member that feels this way, there are many frustrated people out there.

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I have been a member of the BAC since 1992. It helped me get thru a very tough time in my life and most importantly helped me lose over 100 pounds, however, it was not because of their instructors or trainers it was because I was determined to do it. The instructors looked at me as an over weight person that was going to quit after a month, well I didn't. Over the years I have seen where they are more interested in making money as opposed to making sure that the member was happy. Every year when it comes to renewing my membership, I get a phone call and a postcard. That is fine, however, every year it is a month earlier than the year before. I always keep track of when I need to renew my membership because what they try and do is really make it that you renew a month earlier than you are supposed to, so in reality, you only get an 11 month membership, but pay for 12. I have a membership that renews at the same rate each year, $299 and I use the gym often, so really they don't make much money off of me, but when the employee tells me that if I don't renew right away, I will lose my $299 renewal rate and be required to pay the higher renewal rate. I don't like to be threatened, especially since I have been a member in good standing for so many years. Beware of your renewal and keep your contract handy.The downtown club has made many changes over the years, but one thing that they truly lack is in the area of good classes. It is the same instructor all the time. People want variety and you do not offer it at the downtown location. As a member, I shouldn't have to drive all over the place to take a class with a different instructor or a good instructor. Saturday's you don't open until 9:00 am and then you are closed on Sunday from Memorial Day until after Labor Day. It would be nice to have better hours on the week-ends. I live in the city and I really don't feel like driving to Amherst or Orchard Park to get a work-out in. The weight room is crazy in the evening, unless you are a muscle head, forget it. Whoever designed the aerobics room had no idea what they were doing, half of it is glass and the other half is mirrored. So anytime you do take a class everyone is crammed to one side of the room so that they can see in the mirror and the mirrors don't even go to the floor, so you can't see yourself if you are doing abs, yoga or Pilates.Last but not least, it would be nice if there was a level of professionalism from the staff when you walk in. Half the time they are talking with their friends and don't even acknowledge you or notice that you get towel service, I always have to ask for my towel. I was working out at a club in LosAngeles and let me tell you how nice it was to be greeted with a smile and NOT an attitude when I walked through the doors. I was not treated any differently than a member, it truly was a pleasant experience. That is how every member of the BAC should be treated and they aren't. You should send out a survey to the membership asking what you, as owners could do, to improve the experience of the members, because people do have a choice as to where they work-out, and each day there are more choices popping up. Rick, Bob and Rick, you really need to look at your staff and the services that you offer and ask yourself, 'are we doing all that we can to serve our members to the best of our ability?' I would have to say at this point, you are not. Clean up the downtown club, get some people in there that will make a difference and if you have to pay them more money than do it, because in the end if you don't, you will lose out anyway. I know for you guys it is about the money, but for me it is about my work-out and where I am going to feel most comfortable and appreciated as a valued customer. I am not the only member that feels this way, there are many frustrated people out there.

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It??s obvious that the negative remarks that our said about this wonderful club are being spread from a downtown Bac??s competitor. Whoever this is, unfortunately cannot either afford or have enough creative ability to formulate a positive marketing message but would rather say all negative and incorrect things about this premier health club in WNY. The do have NEW equipment. Ever time I walk into the club there seems to be some machines that I have never seen before. The pool is HUGE. It has 5 lanes and it has to be at least 30 yards long. I am profession biker and I enjoy there brand new spinning bikes in which I never have a hard time finding one because there is at least 60 to chose from. I have been with one of the clubs personal trainers for about 5 months now and he trains me three times a week at 6am and I have never felt better. The rates are great too! I am not employed by the company, nor do I have a personal relationship with anybody there, but I can say that this company is top notch. You must check this club out. By the way, they also do validate parking at all convenient hours. If you would like to work out at a facility that has a bit of trendiness to it, a wide variety of judges and lawyers and other young and old downtown professionals, this club is for you!

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★★★★★

It??s obvious that the negative remarks that our said about this wonderful club are being spread from a downtown Bac??s competitor. Whoever this is, unfortunately cannot either afford or have enough creative ability to formulate a positive marketing message but would rather say all negative and incorrect things about this premier health club in WNY. The do have NEW equipment. Ever time I walk into the club there seems to be some machines that I have never seen before. The pool is HUGE. It has 5 lanes and it has to be at least 30 yards long. I am profession biker and I enjoy there brand new spinning bikes in which I never have a hard time finding one because there is at least 60 to chose from. I have been with one of the clubs personal trainers for about 5 months now and he trains me three times a week at 6am and I have never felt better. The rates are great too! I am not employed by the company, nor do I have a personal relationship with anybody there, but I can say that this company is top notch. You must check this club out. By the way, they also do validate parking at all convenient hours. If you would like to work out at a facility that has a bit of trendiness to it, a wide variety of judges and lawyers and other young and old downtown professionals, this club is for you!

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I joined the BAC Downtown location in 2006. Needless to say, I've been disappointed.
Price: The "Fitness Prime" membership requires a $99 "initiation fee, then $33/month for first 12mo. There is a fee to renew, and the monthly rate increases unless you purchase the "preferred membership" upfront.
Facilities: Not climate controlled (read: no A/C) during summer; it gets extremely warm and dry in the gym rooms. Locker rooms are not as clean as other gyms I've been to. Peak hours it is impossible to find a "good" open treadmill, bike, or elliptical (some machines are older and outdated). Pool is small and can be crowded at times. The stairs can be slippery. Towels for wiping machines are not well stocked.
Service: Printing a free visit certificate online prompts immediate and unrelenting phone calls from their sales staff. A short tour of the facilities is followed by a hard sell strategy that will certainly make you uncomfortable. Short of death or dismemberment, or moving further than 25 miles from any of the BAC's multiple locations, it is impossible to get out of your contract- even if you are dissatisfied.
Parking/Hours: They validate parking in the ramp across the street, but only during non-peak hours. Street parking is metered and often unavailable.
Hours are not early enough-often the 6am shift arrives late (especially during winter), which delays your workout and morning schedule. Weekends feature no early morning hours.
General impressions: Free-weight and nautilus machine area can be intimidating. This is not your average neighborhood gym with average people working out. Unless you live downtown within walking distance, find another gym. There are PLENTY of other gyms that don't require contracts and initiation fees, or direct debit from your accounts. It all comes down to whether you really want to drive downtown, find parking, walk a block or two, wait for a broken elevator, wait for machines, and still be overcharged and unsatisfied.

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I joined the BAC Downtown location in 2006. Needless to say, I've been disappointed.
Price: The "Fitness Prime" membership requires a $99 "initiation fee, then $33/month for first 12mo. There is a fee to renew, and the monthly rate increases unless you purchase the "preferred membership" upfront.
Facilities: Not climate controlled (read: no A/C) during summer; it gets extremely warm and dry in the gym rooms. Locker rooms are not as clean as other gyms I've been to. Peak hours it is impossible to find a "good" open treadmill, bike, or elliptical (some machines are older and outdated). Pool is small and can be crowded at times. The stairs can be slippery. Towels for wiping machines are not well stocked.
Service: Printing a free visit certificate online prompts immediate and unrelenting phone calls from their sales staff. A short tour of the facilities is followed by a hard sell strategy that will certainly make you uncomfortable. Short of death or dismemberment, or moving further than 25 miles from any of the BAC's multiple locations, it is impossible to get out of your contract- even if you are dissatisfied.
Parking/Hours: They validate parking in the ramp across the street, but only during non-peak hours. Street parking is metered and often unavailable.
Hours are not early enough-often the 6am shift arrives late (especially during winter), which delays your workout and morning schedule. Weekends feature no early morning hours.
General impressions: Free-weight and nautilus machine area can be intimidating. This is not your average neighborhood gym with average people working out. Unless you live downtown within walking distance, find another gym. There are PLENTY of other gyms that don't require contracts and initiation fees, or direct debit from your accounts. It all comes down to whether you really want to drive downtown, find parking, walk a block or two, wait for a broken elevator, wait for machines, and still be overcharged and unsatisfied.

Pros: Some new machines, they have a pool.

Cons: Price is expensive, requires a contract, poor service.

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I was a member of the Downtown BAC for 2 years & was not at all impressed. I have belonged to several gyms over the past few years; however, I joined the BAC due to its location. After doing some shopping around, I found the BAC to be the only gym in the area that offered classes and had multiple locations. Unfortunately, the Downtown location was the only one I could use without a 30 min. commute.

The facility and the equipment are extremely outdated to say the least (spinning bikes, etc). The parking situation is sub-par, which happens in the city; however, the BAC only validates ramp tickets between certain hours, so for teachers who are off during the summer and don't care to work out at the crack of dawn, you're paying for your gym membership as well as parking, which can get expensive if you work out every day. And the only personal trainer I ever saw there in the early a.m. was a guy who looked like he was out late the night before, who was usually working with multiple clients & paying little attention to their form, etc as they worked out - his fee was hefty, too. Finally, the classes offered at this location leave a lot to be desired. There isn't much variety - not so much as a single step aerobics class among them.

It's as if this location is being blatantly neglected to let the riffraff work out in a total dump while the BAC pours millions into the suburban locations. What they seem to be forgetting is the people working out Downtown are paying the same membership fees as those who live closer to the updated clubs, so maybe the BAC should consider updating the Downtown location& offering those members just as much for their money.

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I was a member of the Downtown BAC for 2 years & was not at all impressed. I have belonged to several gyms over the past few years; however, I joined the BAC due to its location. After doing some shopping around, I found the BAC to be the only gym in the area that offered classes and had multiple locations. Unfortunately, the Downtown location was the only one I could use without a 30 min. commute.

The facility and the equipment are extremely outdated to say the least (spinning bikes, etc). The parking situation is sub-par, which happens in the city; however, the BAC only validates ramp tickets between certain hours, so for teachers who are off during the summer and don't care to work out at the crack of dawn, you're paying for your gym membership as well as parking, which can get expensive if you work out every day. And the only personal trainer I ever saw there in the early a.m. was a guy who looked like he was out late the night before, who was usually working with multiple clients & paying little attention to their form, etc as they worked out - his fee was hefty, too. Finally, the classes offered at this location leave a lot to be desired. There isn't much variety - not so much as a single step aerobics class among them.

It's as if this location is being blatantly neglected to let the riffraff work out in a total dump while the BAC pours millions into the suburban locations. What they seem to be forgetting is the people working out Downtown are paying the same membership fees as those who live closer to the updated clubs, so maybe the BAC should consider updating the Downtown location& offering those members just as much for their money.

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I have been a BAC member since early 2000s. I have been to all of the clubs, including the womans locations and some of the RACs. They all are great. I have been known to go to the gym 6 to 7 days a week. I would do multiple classes a night. It is such a great workout, about a dozen of us followed our favorite instructor from French Rd to Colvin when it opened. The same people follow her to Evans on Sunday mornings for the best step class in WNY! Each club has more than enough classes, anyone can find one that works for them. From spinning with Christine at French Rd to Step and Kardio Kick with Ellen at Colvin/Eggert, there is something for everyone. The instructors are energetic, people are friendly and the classes are amazing. They do have classes for all levels, so you have to be careful you attend one that is at your level, novice to advanced. Its sad but I currently attend school out of state. I can honestly say I have not found the same quality in the 'national' gym I joined there. I have been known to make special weekend trips home to see family and go to the BAC!

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I have been a BAC member since early 2000s. I have been to all of the clubs, including the womans locations and some of the RACs. They all are great. I have been known to go to the gym 6 to 7 days a week. I would do multiple classes a night. It is such a great workout, about a dozen of us followed our favorite instructor from French Rd to Colvin when it opened. The same people follow her to Evans on Sunday mornings for the best step class in WNY! Each club has more than enough classes, anyone can find one that works for them. From spinning with Christine at French Rd to Step and Kardio Kick with Ellen at Colvin/Eggert, there is something for everyone. The instructors are energetic, people are friendly and the classes are amazing. They do have classes for all levels, so you have to be careful you attend one that is at your level, novice to advanced. Its sad but I currently attend school out of state. I can honestly say I have not found the same quality in the 'national' gym I joined there. I have been known to make special weekend trips home to see family and go to the BAC!

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I could not disagree more with that previous negative review done by ??anonymous?. I have been a member for more than 25 years and I feel that the Downtown BAC has made tremendous strides over the past few years. The Managing Partner in club is extremely aggressive with making sure that the club always has the finest cardio and weight equipment, new classes, and Jeremy is always making sure the club is held to high standards regarding cleanliness. As a member, I have has minor issues in the past, but instead of hiding behind a computer, I confront management and they take care of the problem immediately.
If you want to join the premier health club in wny, the BAC is your best option. All great 7 locations offer very similar amenities with great staff members that put there members first. Come check it out!

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I could not disagree more with that previous negative review done by ??anonymous?. I have been a member for more than 25 years and I feel that the Downtown BAC has made tremendous strides over the past few years. The Managing Partner in club is extremely aggressive with making sure that the club always has the finest cardio and weight equipment, new classes, and Jeremy is always making sure the club is held to high standards regarding cleanliness. As a member, I have has minor issues in the past, but instead of hiding behind a computer, I confront management and they take care of the problem immediately.
If you want to join the premier health club in wny, the BAC is your best option. All great 7 locations offer very similar amenities with great staff members that put there members first. Come check it out!

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This is the best qym I have ever been apart of. I have failed at many other facilities, but I was teamed up with a great instructor that helped me lose 25 pounds. The club has a great non-intimidated feel and the staff and other members are very friendly. You must go check out the Downtown BAC. Its great!!!

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★★★★★

This is the best qym I have ever been apart of. I have failed at many other facilities, but I was teamed up with a great instructor that helped me lose 25 pounds. The club has a great non-intimidated feel and the staff and other members are very friendly. You must go check out the Downtown BAC. Its great!!!

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A very unusual place. Located across the street from the courthouse in Downtown Buffalo, this place seems to attract primarily courthouse personnel and law enforcement types.

5 floors of equipment, 1st floor is a pool/sauna, 2nd is locker rooms, 3rd is weight machines and cardio, 4 is a spinning room and 5 is a basketball court/boxing ring.

Towel service is available $20 for three months. They usually run a special for new signups, 3 months for $99.

Some pluses: cardio equipment (with the exception of spinning cycles) are top-notch. Good selection of free weights. Weight machines are somewhat older but serviceable. Not very crowded.

Minuses: Spinning equipment is ancient to the point of being dangerous (i.e. pedals snap off). Male sales staff treats cardio room like a singles bar, often hitting on single women (and interrupting workouts). "Lifeguard" at pool leers at female swimmers and makes inappropriate comments about bodies. I've heard several complaints about women's showers (mens aren't bad). Group class instructors are uneven at best: some are excellent and some are simply going through the motions.

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A very unusual place. Located across the street from the courthouse in Downtown Buffalo, this place seems to attract primarily courthouse personnel and law enforcement types.

5 floors of equipment, 1st floor is a pool/sauna, 2nd is locker rooms, 3rd is weight machines and cardio, 4 is a spinning room and 5 is a basketball court/boxing ring.

Towel service is available $20 for three months. They usually run a special for new signups, 3 months for $99.

Some pluses: cardio equipment (with the exception of spinning cycles) are top-notch. Good selection of free weights. Weight machines are somewhat older but serviceable. Not very crowded.

Minuses: Spinning equipment is ancient to the point of being dangerous (i.e. pedals snap off). Male sales staff treats cardio room like a singles bar, often hitting on single women (and interrupting workouts). "Lifeguard" at pool leers at female swimmers and makes inappropriate comments about bodies. I've heard several complaints about women's showers (mens aren't bad). Group class instructors are uneven at best: some are excellent and some are simply going through the motions.

Pros: validated parking, convenient downtown location, not crowded

Cons: gigolo staff annoying female members, ancient spinning cycles

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I think there is an excellent array of machines. There are some fantastic instructors for some of the classes.. Yoga in particular at NF BLVD. and pilates at Colvin. HOwever, the personal trainers are not very knowledgeable. Do not know much about osteoporosis, including restrictions concerning this (ie. no spinal flexion or twisting).

During peak hours at BAC for women..at Colvin Eggert, towels are not replenished frequently enough and are wet and soiled with sweat. Yuck! I was actually told I would have to pay 50 cents for a clean towel when I asked at the front desk for one. They did give me one when I explained the problem, but they did not replace the dirty towels in the machine area..
I do not like repeatedly being asked if I know anyone else who would like to join.The one time I did have a question re: having my daughter join, I couldn't get anyone to talk to me! Staff are not always friendly at this location, and I have been treated rudely on a couple of occasions.

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I think there is an excellent array of machines. There are some fantastic instructors for some of the classes.. Yoga in particular at NF BLVD. and pilates at Colvin. HOwever, the personal trainers are not very knowledgeable. Do not know much about osteoporosis, including restrictions concerning this (ie. no spinal flexion or twisting).

During peak hours at BAC for women..at Colvin Eggert, towels are not replenished frequently enough and are wet and soiled with sweat. Yuck! I was actually told I would have to pay 50 cents for a clean towel when I asked at the front desk for one. They did give me one when I explained the problem, but they did not replace the dirty towels in the machine area..
I do not like repeatedly being asked if I know anyone else who would like to join.The one time I did have a question re: having my daughter join, I couldn't get anyone to talk to me! Staff are not always friendly at this location, and I have been treated rudely on a couple of occasions.

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This is a great gym to work out. I do a lot of cardio work and weight lifting since I moved to buffalo. the people there are nice and help you if you need any. they have a huge selection of equipment. the price is above average but i guess its worth it.

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This is a great gym to work out. I do a lot of cardio work and weight lifting since I moved to buffalo. the people there are nice and help you if you need any. they have a huge selection of equipment. the price is above average but i guess its worth it.

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The Buffalo Athletic Club overall is a quality gym. They have several locations in the area which a plus. In my opinion they are slightly pricier than other local competitors but the gym has a wide selection of machines, weights, and free classes. The only problem with the classes is the instructors seem more novice and unprofessional than their competitors. A couple times the instructors didnt even show up for the hip hop class I planned on attending. Stay away from the classes and this place is overall satisfactory.

PROS: Several locations, variety of machines.
CONS: Novice class instructors

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The Buffalo Athletic Club overall is a quality gym. They have several locations in the area which a plus. In my opinion they are slightly pricier than other local competitors but the gym has a wide selection of machines, weights, and free classes. The only problem with the classes is the instructors seem more novice and unprofessional than their competitors. A couple times the instructors didnt even show up for the hip hop class I planned on attending. Stay away from the classes and this place is overall satisfactory.

PROS: Several locations, variety of machines.
CONS: Novice class instructors

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The Buffalo Athletic Club is a really great local gym. The best part is that there are two locations that are just for women. They offer several classes including aerobics, step, pilates, yoga and "get on the ball." The instructors are well qualified. I never have to wait for equipment. The class do get full. The only con is that they are constantly trying to sell to you.

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The Buffalo Athletic Club is a really great local gym. The best part is that there are two locations that are just for women. They offer several classes including aerobics, step, pilates, yoga and "get on the ball." The instructors are well qualified. I never have to wait for equipment. The class do get full. The only con is that they are constantly trying to sell to you.

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