I travel for a living and have been a member at several different gyms across the country. I joined LA Fitness simply because of its location and cost, but after going to several vicinities, I'm about to cough up the $400 initiation fee, $138 monthly cost, and 20 minute drive to go to Equinox (great gym in Santa Monica) so that I can feel good, clean, and healthy during and after a workout. LA fitness is the ONLY gym I have belonged to that doesn't supply towels. They have Purell on the walls and occasionally paper towels sitting atop a trash can with which to can clean the equipment. The catch is that I am in the medical field and aware of the fact that Purell is for skin (an antiseptic) NOT a disinfectant which is for inanimate objects. Bottom line, its a poor excuse for a cleaning agent. The gym is also sooo hot! Granted, I understand that the monthly cost is low, but can't some of that money go into air conditioning? My friend and I joke about how we run when we're at the gym simply because the treadmills have mini-fans that create a little breeze. Basically, if you have other options, even if its a little more expensive, I wouldn't choose this gym.