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Abilene?

I’m going to be moving to Abilene, TX and am curious if there are any decent gyms there? Naturally, I joined 24hourfitness because I move around a lot and wanted ONE membership, and they don’t have one there yet.

I live near Abilene and have trained in all three of its major gyms. Here’s my take:

Powershack- Oldest gym in town. More of a hardcore, old school crowd. Some of the equipment is a little dated and it’s kind of grungy, but a good place. Has a pool too.

Gold’s: Typical modern fitness center. Lots of Hammer Strength stuff. It’s okay.

World’s: Two level club. Has the most and newest equipment, but a little crowded it’s so stuffed full of machines. I’m not sure you’d have a place to deadlift in there. Only gym with racquetball courts in town besides the YMCA. World’s tends to be the sleaziest when it comes to pricing. I think this place just went 24 hour, but they charge more for that privilege.

Hope this helps.

Thanks, Chris. Maybe I’ll see you in one of 'em sometime. If I do, I’ll be sure to harass you about the fucking grow bars.