Powerlifting watch lists 1 place.
However, it appears to be more of a personal training studio.
Clayton Fitness looks pretty solid and I was actually kinda shocked when I looked it up.
If anything else exists it must be a well kept secret. I searched the internet for a few months trying to find a decent "gym" not a fitness center.
Now that I live here I still haven't seen anything.
I do know Cary has only "fitness centers". Awesome town to live in, but with some of the yuppee population I doubt it would be very fun to train at any of those places, lol. I can't even imagine how many Squat Rack Curls Stories I would have after one day in any of them.
I elected to go with a bare minimum home gym setup and have no regrets.
In fact I have seen some amazing deals on the raleigh/durham craigslist site.
A couple power racks for sale each month.
I would really suggest that you look into that route if you have the room, it's worth it.
And really the places I called for membership rates do scalp you compared to what I had experienced in another place. You may be able to get yourself a decent setup for just a years membership to a "fitness center"
For the record one of the fitness centers looked to be extremely well equipped, but on their website the membership price says basically, if you have to ask how much it is you don't belong here. lol.
So I guess it also depends on where you are at money wise.