Newtown Athletic Club

★★★☆☆
  • 209 Penns Trl

    Newtown, PA 18940

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  • 215-968-0600

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We have belonged to the NAC for almost four years now and enjoy it immensely. Family came to visit this week and my brother and sister in law spontaneously announced they wished they had a similar club near them as they would join. We

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We have belonged to the NAC for almost four years now and enjoy it immensely. Family came to visit this week and my brother and sister in law spontaneously announced they wished they had a similar club near them as they would join. We

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I have been a member off and on for over a 15 years time span. I have seen a lot of changes at the NAC. If anyone can find a nice or better club let me know... It is amazing! You get a lot for your money...but you have to use the club to appreciate it. If you are an occasional gym going... your wasting your $. The only con to me is the parking lot is huge but people are parking in handicap that are not handicap at all. People drive kind of like they are in rush and you got to watch whether your a driver or pedestrian. I feel the staff is super friendly and helpful! Spin class is my fav. The front desk most always say Hi and Bye to me. The gym is like a 5 star resort so the price is $$$$ too!

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I have been a member off and on for over a 15 years time span. I have seen a lot of changes at the NAC. If anyone can find a nice or better club let me know... It is amazing! You get a lot for your money...but you have to use the club to appreciate it. If you are an occasional gym going... your wasting your $. The only con to me is the parking lot is huge but people are parking in handicap that are not handicap at all. People drive kind of like they are in rush and you got to watch whether your a driver or pedestrian. I feel the staff is super friendly and helpful! Spin class is my fav. The front desk most always say Hi and Bye to me. The gym is like a 5 star resort so the price is $$$$ too!

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I have been a member of the NAC for over 20 years. This staff is fabulous and the club has everything you could need. From a cafe, to a beautiful women's lock room (the showers were just renovated ) and top notch equipment. Simply the best.

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I have been a member of the NAC for over 20 years. This staff is fabulous and the club has everything you could need. From a cafe, to a beautiful women's lock room (the showers were just renovated ) and top notch equipment. Simply the best.

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Great club. The gym in undergoing MASSIVE expansion. It's incredible they are always updating and improving. I also love the cafe.. the chef makes delicious sandwiches and wraps

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Great club. The gym in undergoing MASSIVE expansion. It's incredible they are always updating and improving. I also love the cafe.. the chef makes delicious sandwiches and wraps

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I love the NAC. The kids club staff is great with my kids. They actually look forward to going there.. .can you believe it? Once you try this club you will never use another gym again. They even have a cafe where I get my dinners from on nights that I'm busy to cook. NAC is a lifestyle center.

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I love the NAC. The kids club staff is great with my kids. They actually look forward to going there.. .can you believe it? Once you try this club you will never use another gym again. They even have a cafe where I get my dinners from on nights that I'm busy to cook. NAC is a lifestyle center.

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I have been a member here for a few years now. I will never leave. They are always updating, have some of the most talented personal trainers around and the facility and programs are fantastic. There is no other club like it in this area.

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I have been a member here for a few years now. I will never leave. They are always updating, have some of the most talented personal trainers around and the facility and programs are fantastic. There is no other club like it in this area.

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This gym has everything you could ask for. A newly renovated salon & spa, beautiful premisses and helpful staff. If you are looking for a health club that goes above and beyond.. this place is it. Its not just a gym, its a life style center

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This gym has everything you could ask for. A newly renovated salon & spa, beautiful premisses and helpful staff. If you are looking for a health club that goes above and beyond.. this place is it. Its not just a gym, its a life style center

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Zero stars from the owner right on down. STAY AWAY STAY AWAY
STAY AWAY STAY AWAY. Save your money, rumors about videos in locker room?????

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Zero stars from the owner right on down. STAY AWAY STAY AWAY
STAY AWAY STAY AWAY. Save your money, rumors about videos in locker room?????

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The NAC is a very nice facility, the problem is the prices and unfriendly, uneducated staff. The owner (Jim Worthington) himself has to be the most unfriendly human being on the planet. He has ZERO customer service skills and I have actually seen him get annoyed at members when he was working out himself, waiting for a machine.

He'll also be glad to scalp his Phillies, Eagles tickets to his members for more than face value. If they don't sell he wouldn't think of giving them away either, decreases their value....

Maybe if he wasn't 5 feet tall and didn't have a Napoleon complex, he would actually appreciate his customers. I left recently and am going to a local gym for 10% of the price the NAC charges and am much happier there.

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The NAC is a very nice facility, the problem is the prices and unfriendly, uneducated staff. The owner (Jim Worthington) himself has to be the most unfriendly human being on the planet. He has ZERO customer service skills and I have actually seen him get annoyed at members when he was working out himself, waiting for a machine.

He'll also be glad to scalp his Phillies, Eagles tickets to his members for more than face value. If they don't sell he wouldn't think of giving them away either, decreases their value....

Maybe if he wasn't 5 feet tall and didn't have a Napoleon complex, he would actually appreciate his customers. I left recently and am going to a local gym for 10% of the price the NAC charges and am much happier there.

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Think twice before joining. Being a member for 15 year I question why I continue to put money in their pockets monthly. 3 miles from my home is all I can come up with. The management staff (most have been there for as long as I have) STILL don't seem to recognize me, I've never gotten a simple hello from any of them. The classes are cyclical. They are really good when they are trying to increase their membership numbers.That's when they bring in great instructors (subcontracted I'm sure). Once the membership numbers are up, the good instructors vanish, much to the dismay of the members,and are replaced with employees from the NAC who are not at all qualified to teach the classes. The weight equipment is ok at best, as long as there isn't a sign on it saying it's "waiting to be repaired" or it has been removed due to a leak in the ceiling above it. The million dollar lockeroom lost its luster and cleaning lady 2 years ago. You've come to the right place if you are a family wanting to sign your kids up for every possible activity (an added cost for each) under one roof. The Snack Bar has been enlarged and a new Members Lounge is under construction. Now isn't that what we all go to a gym for?

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Think twice before joining. Being a member for 15 year I question why I continue to put money in their pockets monthly. 3 miles from my home is all I can come up with. The management staff (most have been there for as long as I have) STILL don't seem to recognize me, I've never gotten a simple hello from any of them. The classes are cyclical. They are really good when they are trying to increase their membership numbers.That's when they bring in great instructors (subcontracted I'm sure). Once the membership numbers are up, the good instructors vanish, much to the dismay of the members,and are replaced with employees from the NAC who are not at all qualified to teach the classes. The weight equipment is ok at best, as long as there isn't a sign on it saying it's "waiting to be repaired" or it has been removed due to a leak in the ceiling above it. The million dollar lockeroom lost its luster and cleaning lady 2 years ago. You've come to the right place if you are a family wanting to sign your kids up for every possible activity (an added cost for each) under one roof. The Snack Bar has been enlarged and a new Members Lounge is under construction. Now isn't that what we all go to a gym for?

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I was a member for over 10 years and if you are looking for a full service club then this is your place. My daughter played soccer and hockey at a high level and this place was terrific in getting her in shape for the season. I used it on a regular basis ( 3 times a week)
and found I enjoy going there,which is important, sure I could have found a less expensive place but I am not sure I would have used it as often. What is the price of being healthy? In regards to the staff. I don't remember having any dealings with them. I came and did my thing and went home. I can never remember having to wait for machines and there was very little socializing. For me and my family it was perfect.

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I was a member for over 10 years and if you are looking for a full service club then this is your place. My daughter played soccer and hockey at a high level and this place was terrific in getting her in shape for the season. I used it on a regular basis ( 3 times a week)
and found I enjoy going there,which is important, sure I could have found a less expensive place but I am not sure I would have used it as often. What is the price of being healthy? In regards to the staff. I don't remember having any dealings with them. I came and did my thing and went home. I can never remember having to wait for machines and there was very little socializing. For me and my family it was perfect.

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Great facility but extremely poor customer service. Especially at front desk staff member, they are always in hurry to get you off without listening what you are asking or saying for that matter. If the hire good front desk staff, this place can do so much batter.

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Great facility but extremely poor customer service. Especially at front desk staff member, they are always in hurry to get you off without listening what you are asking or saying for that matter. If the hire good front desk staff, this place can do so much batter.

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I agree with all the comments about the front desk. I enrolled my son for a summer camp, and customer service was horrendous. With the $250/week that I spent on my child I would at least expect decent parking, driveway and professional people working at the dek. BUT NO, front desk is terrible, and I was so glad that my son's summer camp was over because I will NEVER ever go back to that Overpriced place again. Instead of hiring younger people who know NOTHING but fold towels, you should hire mature people who actually know about the GYM.

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I agree with all the comments about the front desk. I enrolled my son for a summer camp, and customer service was horrendous. With the $250/week that I spent on my child I would at least expect decent parking, driveway and professional people working at the dek. BUT NO, front desk is terrible, and I was so glad that my son's summer camp was over because I will NEVER ever go back to that Overpriced place again. Instead of hiring younger people who know NOTHING but fold towels, you should hire mature people who actually know about the GYM.

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The NAC is a state of the art Fitness Club and the staff, programs and club's mission contribute to this.

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The NAC is a state of the art Fitness Club and the staff, programs and club's mission contribute to this.

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This fitness is the best I have ever used. I have travelled the world and this is the best value for what they have to offer. You name it, they have it. They also have a full service cafe serving everything from coffee to full dinners. They also cater! This is the only club I would want to be affiliated with.

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This fitness is the best I have ever used. I have travelled the world and this is the best value for what they have to offer. You name it, they have it. They also have a full service cafe serving everything from coffee to full dinners. They also cater! This is the only club I would want to be affiliated with.

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There are many places to work out, but if you want to experience a full service club...Then the NAC is for you! From the time you walk in door they know you by name and not by a membership # I would recommend anyone who wants to have the ultimate workout with ALL the benefits like the pool, classes, basket ball, and many other options! You join a Gym or you join a lifestyle!

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There are many places to work out, but if you want to experience a full service club...Then the NAC is for you! From the time you walk in door they know you by name and not by a membership # I would recommend anyone who wants to have the ultimate workout with ALL the benefits like the pool, classes, basket ball, and many other options! You join a Gym or you join a lifestyle!

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This club is noted for being family friendly and offers everything you could possibly want in terms of programs and equipment. This reputation is well deserved. I can participate in all the adult classes as part of the membership, including step, spinning, boxing, water exercise, yoga and Pilates. They also have classes for the kids including gymnastics, dance and Taekwondo. There is never a wati for equipment and the hours are long 7 days a week. Just can't say enough about how helpful they are, too.

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This club is noted for being family friendly and offers everything you could possibly want in terms of programs and equipment. This reputation is well deserved. I can participate in all the adult classes as part of the membership, including step, spinning, boxing, water exercise, yoga and Pilates. They also have classes for the kids including gymnastics, dance and Taekwondo. There is never a wati for equipment and the hours are long 7 days a week. Just can't say enough about how helpful they are, too.

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I have been a part of the NAC since 1994 and it is, by far, the best fitness center in the entire area. It offers programs for children all the way to seniors. All the instructors are top notch and thoroughly certified to handle all individual needs. This is the only place I would consider joining.

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I have been a part of the NAC since 1994 and it is, by far, the best fitness center in the entire area. It offers programs for children all the way to seniors. All the instructors are top notch and thoroughly certified to handle all individual needs. This is the only place I would consider joining.

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Signed up for a meditation course through the recreation program. Apparently, there is a lack of communication between the two b/c it took over a month for them to figure out that I didn't have a receipt or some form of id that said I was signed up for the class. Instead, the last class that I paid almost 100 dollars for, I had to waste running home to find a "receipt" to print out to PROVE I had paid for the class. In my opinion, when you sign up for a township program and it is connected to the NAC, save your money and aggravation! There is a very BIG lack of communication there.....

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Signed up for a meditation course through the recreation program. Apparently, there is a lack of communication between the two b/c it took over a month for them to figure out that I didn't have a receipt or some form of id that said I was signed up for the class. Instead, the last class that I paid almost 100 dollars for, I had to waste running home to find a "receipt" to print out to PROVE I had paid for the class. In my opinion, when you sign up for a township program and it is connected to the NAC, save your money and aggravation! There is a very BIG lack of communication there.....

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I joined the NAC over a year ago and I love my gym. Though the gym more expensive than most gyms in the area, the NAC offers many more classes than any other gym I've checked out. I can always find a class to fit my schedule and the teachers are great too. I have heard people at other gyms complain about waiting to use machines but I have never had to wait. The staff has always been very nice to me and very helpful. If you are not rude to them, they won't be rude to you. I am thinking about moving soon, but if I do I know I won't be able to find a gym I like as much as the NAC!

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I joined the NAC over a year ago and I love my gym. Though the gym more expensive than most gyms in the area, the NAC offers many more classes than any other gym I've checked out. I can always find a class to fit my schedule and the teachers are great too. I have heard people at other gyms complain about waiting to use machines but I have never had to wait. The staff has always been very nice to me and very helpful. If you are not rude to them, they won't be rude to you. I am thinking about moving soon, but if I do I know I won't be able to find a gym I like as much as the NAC!

Pros: Lots of classes, nice staff

Cons: Expensive

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Front desk worker was not at all helpful with membership information and was rude when I questioned guest fees. They seem to be too preoccupied to be bothered with questions. Beautiful facility but lacking in costumer service.

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Front desk worker was not at all helpful with membership information and was rude when I questioned guest fees. They seem to be too preoccupied to be bothered with questions. Beautiful facility but lacking in costumer service.

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Business Response:

Director of Marketing and PR Dear Christina - I did not realize that I could respond to your comment in this way, so I apologize that we never did to this point. Thank you for letting us know of your concern about your front desk experience. We do ask our front desk staff to refer questions regarding any fees to our sales department, however, we always want that to be done in a polite manner. As a result of your comment, we will review this policy at our front desk and hopefully avoid creating this situation in the future. Again, thank you for your input.
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I joined the NAC because it was close by and the facade is quite good. You have two major cardio studios with plenty of treadmills, a wide range of classes, a lot of nice services like an on site beauty salon and towel service.

My major complaint is that once they have your money you aren't worth listening to. Their front desk staff and most of their gym staff make up glib excuses for things like why the TVs have not been working for THREE MONTHS. Or why half the treadmills in the cardio center are continually broken. When you try to talk to someone you are fowarded to e-mail addresses that are either no longer working or to people with more excuses.

Sadly, this is all Bucks county has to offer at this time. It does have convenient hours and at heart it is a good gym. If I had an alternative I would not spend my money here.

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I joined the NAC because it was close by and the facade is quite good. You have two major cardio studios with plenty of treadmills, a wide range of classes, a lot of nice services like an on site beauty salon and towel service.

My major complaint is that once they have your money you aren't worth listening to. Their front desk staff and most of their gym staff make up glib excuses for things like why the TVs have not been working for THREE MONTHS. Or why half the treadmills in the cardio center are continually broken. When you try to talk to someone you are fowarded to e-mail addresses that are either no longer working or to people with more excuses.

Sadly, this is all Bucks county has to offer at this time. It does have convenient hours and at heart it is a good gym. If I had an alternative I would not spend my money here.

Pros: very clean, new equipment, good classes

Cons: abyssmal customer service, way too much money

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I called this morning to schedule a meeting with someone to join. I had never visited the gym but because of its locatin I was going to give it a try. While on the phone, I told Trisha, their staff member that their reviews were poor online and if she quickly got defensive and was inappropriate. I do not even want to bother with joining there. First impressions are important and that converstion just confimed why they have such BAD reviews!

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★☆☆☆☆

I called this morning to schedule a meeting with someone to join. I had never visited the gym but because of its locatin I was going to give it a try. While on the phone, I told Trisha, their staff member that their reviews were poor online and if she quickly got defensive and was inappropriate. I do not even want to bother with joining there. First impressions are important and that converstion just confimed why they have such BAD reviews!

Cons: Bad service

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This is a great place for hosting birthday parties whether you are a member or not. The facilities are great and they have a wide selection of party types: swimming, gym, sports etc.

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This is a great place for hosting birthday parties whether you are a member or not. The facilities are great and they have a wide selection of party types: swimming, gym, sports etc.

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This club is great if you have young children. I have 3 young children who all take advantage of the excellent children's programs at this club. The gymnastic coaches are wonderful and very knowledgeable. My children look forward to attending their classes. The price is fair if you can take advantage of all the advantages family membership has to offer. I do agree with the other reviewer that some, NOT ALL, of the people who work the desk and other ares are not quite people persons. I feel you need to warm and inviting in that type of job. Some of the workers are not that warm or inviting, but there are others who are wonderful.

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This club is great if you have young children. I have 3 young children who all take advantage of the excellent children's programs at this club. The gymnastic coaches are wonderful and very knowledgeable. My children look forward to attending their classes. The price is fair if you can take advantage of all the advantages family membership has to offer. I do agree with the other reviewer that some, NOT ALL, of the people who work the desk and other ares are not quite people persons. I feel you need to warm and inviting in that type of job. Some of the workers are not that warm or inviting, but there are others who are wonderful.

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I used to be a member of this gym only because it was a nice place. The people there were mean though and didn't help at all. They gave very general tips that weren't helpful at all

PROS: nice view
CONS: bad workers

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I used to be a member of this gym only because it was a nice place. The people there were mean though and didn't help at all. They gave very general tips that weren't helpful at all

PROS: nice view
CONS: bad workers

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I used to belong to this gym. The building itself is all windows and very modern looking and aesthetically pleasing.

Inside, your membership gets you all sorts of cool things like dance classes, pilates, yoga, etc. I personally was enrolled in tae kwon do, and I loved it. Most of the people there were very nice, even for some people who are anti-athletes - like me :P

There was also all sorts of local things going on all the time, sometimes people would come in and sell jewelry.

The machines were all up to date and modern.
The only thing it needs is tvs on the individual cardio machines - can never see or hear the tvs on the wall!

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★★★★☆

I used to belong to this gym. The building itself is all windows and very modern looking and aesthetically pleasing.

Inside, your membership gets you all sorts of cool things like dance classes, pilates, yoga, etc. I personally was enrolled in tae kwon do, and I loved it. Most of the people there were very nice, even for some people who are anti-athletes - like me :P

There was also all sorts of local things going on all the time, sometimes people would come in and sell jewelry.

The machines were all up to date and modern.
The only thing it needs is tvs on the individual cardio machines - can never see or hear the tvs on the wall!

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Steep pricing, adequete facilities, watch the fine print on the contract and get your copies of everything unless you want to be a lifetime member!

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Steep pricing, adequete facilities, watch the fine print on the contract and get your copies of everything unless you want to be a lifetime member!

Pros: good parking

Cons: unfriendly, uncooperative

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NAC is the most expensive club in Lower Bucks but not the best Fitness Club thought. There are more better options in the area if you are interested.

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NAC is the most expensive club in Lower Bucks but not the best Fitness Club thought. There are more better options in the area if you are interested.

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The NAC is a great suburban fitness club. They offer everything you could ever imagine in a gym and more. There is a full size track that takes up a whole floor for running/walking. The exercise machines are top of the line and they have

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The NAC is a great suburban fitness club. They offer everything you could ever imagine in a gym and more. There is a full size track that takes up a whole floor for running/walking. The exercise machines are top of the line and they have

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This is honestly a very nice facility. They have every machine you could want, an indoor track, basketball courts, and pool. In addition, they provide personal training (for an addition fee, of course). The facilitiy is kept very clean and

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This is honestly a very nice facility. They have every machine you could want, an indoor track, basketball courts, and pool. In addition, they provide personal training (for an addition fee, of course). The facilitiy is kept very clean and

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The premier all inclusive health club in the area. All classes included in membership, Yoga, Pilates, Spin, Step and more!

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Full service 100,000 sq ft family oriented health club offering facilities and programs for all ages. Youth programs include dance, gymnastics, Taekwondo, Kidfit and more. Adult programs include spinning, step, boxing, Zumba, Pilates, yoga and strength

 

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