An LA fitness opened up near my house about 1.5 years ago, and i have been going there since september. I’ve never been to another LA fitness, but this new one is great for a commercial gym in my opinion. It basically has all the same stuff that OP mentioned. the DBs also go to 125 which is decent seeing as all the other gyms i trained it didnt go above 100.
Their benches and shoulder press racks SUCK though. It took me a couple months to really get used to the bench press racks there, and i still dont like them. Worst ive ever used, but not so bad once you get used to them i suppose. Another gripe is that they have all this shit ton of equipment, yet about half the clips on the cable machines are missing and they only have one of each type of attachment. One rope, one straight bar for press downs, one v bar…and the rope is falling apart. I know theyve got a closet somewhere full of this shit.
On the plus side, they have every piece of hammer strength equipment i could ever want.
Overall pretty satisfied with it. [/quote]
I have a national LA Fitness membership for when I travel. I’m not sure there’s anything to whine about. They don’t care if you use chalk, deadlift, squat, etc. The dumbbells go to 125lbs in every one of their clubs. Only national chain I’ve seen that has that. They have great opening hours as well.
My pedantic complaint is their sauna is something like 130-140 degrees and I like mine 180-190. That and many of the clubs have 4 towel hangers for 5 shower stalls…
Yeah ive gotta say, they really dont seem to have a problem with anything there. I see guys using chalk, wearing no shirt…sometimes if im in a real hurry i just head straight there from work with my jeans and work shoes on still, no one has ever said a thing. And most of the guys that work there actually look like they lift.
However, the eye candy really kinda sucks at my LA, at least compared to some other gyms ive been to. This is probably most likely to do with the crappy neighborhood its in though.