I lift at a gym in NW Houston. 2 racks, 1 cage, 2 smith machines, DB’s up to 120 (I beleive… I’m a Barbell kinda guy myself) and about 12 assorted incline/decline/regular bench stations. Exotic equipment (kettlebells’, clubbells, sleds, tires, magic jumping beans) pretty much nonexistent. Which is fine by me.
There’s a PL crew that comes in two or three times a week. Big dudes. Benching up to 8 plates a side. None under 250. Never seen any of them squat more than 2 plates. Still big dudes.
Most dudes in the gym are not built. If you want the BB atmosphere, you can find it in the city. Same thing goes for serious PL gyms (Matt’s always up for fresh mea… training partners, or so I hear, in a gym out 59). At mine, there’s the usual crowd of bro-tards and skinny functional kids, some yuppies come in at lunch time, but for an added bonus, half the conversations taken 'tween sets are in spanish (well… mexican, really, but whatever) which I think is kind of neat.
All in all, worth my monthly fee. Now if only they’d replace the poptastic music with something I could SFW to…