Westside Athletic Club

★★★☆☆
  • 11 Vaughns Gap Rd

    Nashville, TN 37205

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  • 615-352-8500

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The Westside has something for everyone. I have been a member for 6 years and I would recommend this gym to anyone. The staff is friendly and always working to improve the gym.

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The Westside has something for everyone. I have been a member for 6 years and I would recommend this gym to anyone. The staff is friendly and always working to improve the gym.

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I have been a member for 6 years and the Westside is a great gym. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The Management is always looking for ways to improve the gym and is interested in your opinion on how to improve things. There is a lot of great group classes offered and good instructors. I would recommend this gym to anyone looking for somewhere to join this year.

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★★★★★

I have been a member for 6 years and the Westside is a great gym. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The Management is always looking for ways to improve the gym and is interested in your opinion on how to improve things. There is a lot of great group classes offered and good instructors. I would recommend this gym to anyone looking for somewhere to join this year.

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I have been a member at Westside for 3 years. I rate this gym with 5 stars for a number of reasons. The management and staff are friendly and responsive. After the May flood, the management made immediate arrangements for the WAC

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I have been a member at Westside for 3 years. I rate this gym with 5 stars for a number of reasons. The management and staff are friendly and responsive. After the May flood, the management made immediate arrangements for the WAC

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I'm a current member. A couple of months ago, a fire broke out in the men's locker room. The entire facility smelled like burnt, moldy wood. It gave me headaches just to workout. The place is still a tad bit funky, but not nearly as bad. They shut down the pool and had the audacity to open it up for a nominal fee with hours only useful for stay at home mom's and the elderly. The kids playroom reaks of urine when the door is open. The basketball gym has the same rotted wooden floors as it did in 1998 and it's even worse now. There are buckets (yes, buckets with an "S") on the basketball court for the rain from the leaky roof to accumulate in. There are holes in the drywall the size of basketballs as well. I too noticed the lack of locker room etiquette from the elderly. But I chalk that up to age and them not caring as much. No biggie. While the increasingly slow remodling takes place of the mens locker room, the current state is reduced to a fiberglass shower stall from home depot with water hoses connected to it, located DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE URINALS AND NEXT TO THE TOILETS!!! Sux!

While some of the trainers are friendly enough to speak, others (most notably, the open lesbian ones) make an effort not to do so. It's like a bad episode of the "L" word. Weird...

I've been a member @ Bally's Total Fitness, Lifetime Fitness, YMCA, even a small "mom and pop" workout facility in several different states. West Side is by FAR the worst place I've EVER worked out at. This place ought to be demolished if not taken over by the Y to ensure basic accommodations and safety measures are met. I may just go back to the Y instead of dealing with this disaster.......

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm a current member. A couple of months ago, a fire broke out in the men's locker room. The entire facility smelled like burnt, moldy wood. It gave me headaches just to workout. The place is still a tad bit funky, but not nearly as bad. They shut down the pool and had the audacity to open it up for a nominal fee with hours only useful for stay at home mom's and the elderly. The kids playroom reaks of urine when the door is open. The basketball gym has the same rotted wooden floors as it did in 1998 and it's even worse now. There are buckets (yes, buckets with an "S") on the basketball court for the rain from the leaky roof to accumulate in. There are holes in the drywall the size of basketballs as well. I too noticed the lack of locker room etiquette from the elderly. But I chalk that up to age and them not caring as much. No biggie. While the increasingly slow remodling takes place of the mens locker room, the current state is reduced to a fiberglass shower stall from home depot with water hoses connected to it, located DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE URINALS AND NEXT TO THE TOILETS!!! Sux!

While some of the trainers are friendly enough to speak, others (most notably, the open lesbian ones) make an effort not to do so. It's like a bad episode of the "L" word. Weird...

I've been a member @ Bally's Total Fitness, Lifetime Fitness, YMCA, even a small "mom and pop" workout facility in several different states. West Side is by FAR the worst place I've EVER worked out at. This place ought to be demolished if not taken over by the Y to ensure basic accommodations and safety measures are met. I may just go back to the Y instead of dealing with this disaster.......

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I recently left Westside. I was a member for a few months. It was dark and not windows except when you enter! I felt like I was in a dungeon. Some of the members were nice, others were not. I hired a trainer and they were incompetent. I went to Boost and love it. I would do the same.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently left Westside. I was a member for a few months. It was dark and not windows except when you enter! I felt like I was in a dungeon. Some of the members were nice, others were not. I hired a trainer and they were incompetent. I went to Boost and love it. I would do the same.

Pros: Its being bought

Cons: Everything

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I just joined Westside and am very pleased. I have played tennis there with teams for years and have seen many improvements over the past few years. They are offering some special prices now to join with the option to cancel membership with a 30 day notice, so you are not tied to a contract that you can't get out of. They have also hired a new tennis pro who is really good and trying to build up the tennis program. They also offer some great workout classes. I am also a member of a nearby country club which offers, golf, dining, tennis etc. and for what I pay at Westside in one year I pay in one month at the other club. Westside is not at country club and does not pretend to be. It is a tennis and fitness center which offers clay and indoor courts, so if you are an avid tennis player, and just want a nice place to play tennis and work out, then Westside is an excellent option.

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★★★★☆

I just joined Westside and am very pleased. I have played tennis there with teams for years and have seen many improvements over the past few years. They are offering some special prices now to join with the option to cancel membership with a 30 day notice, so you are not tied to a contract that you can't get out of. They have also hired a new tennis pro who is really good and trying to build up the tennis program. They also offer some great workout classes. I am also a member of a nearby country club which offers, golf, dining, tennis etc. and for what I pay at Westside in one year I pay in one month at the other club. Westside is not at country club and does not pretend to be. It is a tennis and fitness center which offers clay and indoor courts, so if you are an avid tennis player, and just want a nice place to play tennis and work out, then Westside is an excellent option.

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Yeah, the place is under new management, but the renovations are slow and ongoing. The men's locker room smells BAD and hasn't been updated in at least 20 years. The equipment is nice and new-ish, and the staff is friendly enough. But no one's at the cafe in the evenings, though, so you can't get a post-workout shake or snack.

The sales rep tried to entice me into signing up by dropping the enrollment fee and lowering the monthly dues. When I told him I'd wait for the renovation, he seems irritated and cut me off. Wait for the next round of management. Maybe they can fix this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Yeah, the place is under new management, but the renovations are slow and ongoing. The men's locker room smells BAD and hasn't been updated in at least 20 years. The equipment is nice and new-ish, and the staff is friendly enough. But no one's at the cafe in the evenings, though, so you can't get a post-workout shake or snack.

The sales rep tried to entice me into signing up by dropping the enrollment fee and lowering the monthly dues. When I told him I'd wait for the renovation, he seems irritated and cut me off. Wait for the next round of management. Maybe they can fix this place.

Pros: nice equipment, nice workout spaces

Cons: old, smells bad, in need of serious renovation

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When they closed the Greenhills location I was disappointed. The West Meade location is very inconvenient if you dont live on the Westside. They also make you jump through a dozen hoops to cancel membership. The facility is decent I suppose, although a bit outdated even with the supposed upgrades. It definitely feels bush league at times. It frequented by mostly family types in their 40s, gym rats although some 30 somethings (mostly male) frequent. I dont think anyone who doesnt live around the 70/100 split would be interested in this gym. The old man nudity is high in the locker room, I suppose the think it's a country club. It's not threatening, just a little akward at times. Think Adam Sandlers "old balls" comment. Besides location, the occasional shriveled raisins and management hassles it's not all that bad, considering. I am going to the YMCA as soon as I confirm cancellation of my contract. Good Riddance.

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★★☆☆☆

When they closed the Greenhills location I was disappointed. The West Meade location is very inconvenient if you dont live on the Westside. They also make you jump through a dozen hoops to cancel membership. The facility is decent I suppose, although a bit outdated even with the supposed upgrades. It definitely feels bush league at times. It frequented by mostly family types in their 40s, gym rats although some 30 somethings (mostly male) frequent. I dont think anyone who doesnt live around the 70/100 split would be interested in this gym. The old man nudity is high in the locker room, I suppose the think it's a country club. It's not threatening, just a little akward at times. Think Adam Sandlers "old balls" comment. Besides location, the occasional shriveled raisins and management hassles it's not all that bad, considering. I am going to the YMCA as soon as I confirm cancellation of my contract. Good Riddance.

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I joined the club as it was recommended to me by a friend. They have two locations and I chose to work out at the Green Hills club since it was close to my house. The gym was very hot and dark. The Club owners decided to close this gym, so I was forced to drive 15 minutes out of the way to go to the Club at Westside. I could not get out of my contract, as they were able to provide me with another gym within 20 miles!!!!! This gym wasn't terrible except for the overt displays of old men in various forms of undress in the locker room on a regular basis. I once saw an old man drying his privates with a hair dryer with no regard for anyone else. This is beside the point. The real reason why this gym is an awfule place is because of the contract. You can either choose no contract, 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year. The prices drop in accordance with how long the contract term is. Contracts are a normal part of gym memberships, so this is not the big deal. The big deal is when you want to end your membership, you must jump through a few hoops. You must first buy out of the remaining term of your membership. You must then give them a letter stating that you want your contract cancelled, but it would be way to easy to drop it off in person, so they make you send a certified letter. If you fail to or they misplace it, they continue to draft out of your account. If you account has changed, they charge you fees. I have no problem paying what is owed, but having to spend valuable time trying to cancel a membership is not for me. Since this terrible incident, I have joined the YMCA, which is cheaper and has many more locations around Nashville. The facilities are better maintained and the machines are better. The best part is, there is no contract!!

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★★★☆☆

I joined the club as it was recommended to me by a friend. They have two locations and I chose to work out at the Green Hills club since it was close to my house. The gym was very hot and dark. The Club owners decided to close this gym, so I was forced to drive 15 minutes out of the way to go to the Club at Westside. I could not get out of my contract, as they were able to provide me with another gym within 20 miles!!!!! This gym wasn't terrible except for the overt displays of old men in various forms of undress in the locker room on a regular basis. I once saw an old man drying his privates with a hair dryer with no regard for anyone else. This is beside the point. The real reason why this gym is an awfule place is because of the contract. You can either choose no contract, 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year. The prices drop in accordance with how long the contract term is. Contracts are a normal part of gym memberships, so this is not the big deal. The big deal is when you want to end your membership, you must jump through a few hoops. You must first buy out of the remaining term of your membership. You must then give them a letter stating that you want your contract cancelled, but it would be way to easy to drop it off in person, so they make you send a certified letter. If you fail to or they misplace it, they continue to draft out of your account. If you account has changed, they charge you fees. I have no problem paying what is owed, but having to spend valuable time trying to cancel a membership is not for me. Since this terrible incident, I have joined the YMCA, which is cheaper and has many more locations around Nashville. The facilities are better maintained and the machines are better. The best part is, there is no contract!!

Pros: Empty

Cons: Contract, Remote Locations, locker room etiquette

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This place is showing alot of changes for the better!!!! The locker rooms and showers are a huge improvement from what they use to be. (no more mold in the showers, floors clean and both sauna and steam room are CLEAN) I have noticed this change just in the past month and can't wait to see what other new changes are going to come.

Some draw backs to going, a couple of the housekeeping employees (a.m. shift) need to take better care of themselves. ie...Take a shower and brush their teeth clean uniforms should be mandatory. what a bad image they project for a place that has had such a huge makeover in the past 2 months.

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★★★★☆

This place is showing alot of changes for the better!!!! The locker rooms and showers are a huge improvement from what they use to be. (no more mold in the showers, floors clean and both sauna and steam room are CLEAN) I have noticed this change just in the past month and can't wait to see what other new changes are going to come.

Some draw backs to going, a couple of the housekeeping employees (a.m. shift) need to take better care of themselves. ie...Take a shower and brush their teeth clean uniforms should be mandatory. what a bad image they project for a place that has had such a huge makeover in the past 2 months.

Pros: Change in Management

Cons: House keeping employee (a.m. shift) needs to project a better image.

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Westside Athletic Club markets itself as a high-end health club, but compared with the newer clubs that are popping up in Nashville, it is just average. The facilities are old, the cardio and weight room is one big jumble, and the locker rooms are outdated. That said, it is nice to go in and not have to see the spandex-clad girls running around everywhere...this is more of a family environment. But not at all worth the fees they charge to belong. Just because it is in Belle Meade doesn't mean you can sutomatically charge Belle Meade prices.

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★★★★☆

Westside Athletic Club markets itself as a high-end health club, but compared with the newer clubs that are popping up in Nashville, it is just average. The facilities are old, the cardio and weight room is one big jumble, and the locker rooms are outdated. That said, it is nice to go in and not have to see the spandex-clad girls running around everywhere...this is more of a family environment. But not at all worth the fees they charge to belong. Just because it is in Belle Meade doesn't mean you can sutomatically charge Belle Meade prices.

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