Member Reviews (1)
- LA FitnessFirst to ReviewNov 21, 2012
We had been waiting for the opening of this club for a long time as they originally said they were going to open the first couple of weeks in January, well that didn't happen, they just opened 3 weeks ago.
This has to be the worst experience I've ever had at a "new gym". They must have made a deal with "Matrix" brand fitness equipment because that's all they really have and it's not very good. They only have 6 Precor brand elliptical machines and the rest are the crappy Matrix brand with little to no settings and the machines are not very ergonomic either. You can just tell they are cheap and they have the same crappy brand for treadmills, bikes, stair steppers, etc. And to top it off, the TVs on the equipment only have 10 channels!!! How ridiculously cheap is LA Fitness that they can't even pay for a complete package of channels!!! I couldn't even watch the baseball game, at a gym, that's just wrong!!! And when I was working out last just this past Thursday, I found gum on the console of one of the bicycles (gym not even a month old). Gross!!!
They do have a lot of free weights and other training materials such as balls, bands, a ladder and hurdles. So I tried to go over to the stretching/ball area (which is very small) and use the ladder to work on agility training. There was a trainer there also using the area to train 2 people who must have got some free deal because they weren't dressed in workout clothes. So I moved the ladder over to give them space and began my training. Not only did the trainer slowly creep over into my space making it barely possible to workout but he accidentally kicked me and did even not apologize.
So then I moved over to the basketball court which is really just half a court where there was roughly 10 people playing basketball and about 20 people waiting. Couldn't use that space... So then I moved over to the racquetball area to use the space in front of them to do some more agility work. Finally I got some space but there were a ton of unsupervised teenagers messing around in 2 racquetball courts without the proper equipment or shoes. Those courts will be destroyed in a matter of months.
They said they were going to expand the class schedule but that hasn't happened yet. They only have one spin class every evening. What's up with that? Why build a brand new spin class room and only offer one night class? Once I make it to one, I'll write an update but my expectations aren't very high.
Not to mention that this is PACKED!!! Wall to wall people. I had no idea this many people even lived in Woodland Hills! You basically have to wait to use every machine. And this place also has a kids club so not only is it packed but there are unsupervised children running all over the lobby.
I haven't got to use the pool yet because it hasn't opened but it looks pretty nice although small and will probably be packed all summer.
My boyfriend just came home from the gym an hour ago and they kicked him out for some event that "regular" members aren't welcome to attend. They closed the gym 2 hours early, usually closes at 8pm on Saturdays but 6pm today for the event. He got there at 4:45pm and they told him they were going to close at 6 so he went to work our for 1 hour. He was using the group fitness area to use the boxing bags and someone came it and told him to leave at 5:15pm. he mentioned that closing was supposed to be 6pm but she said: "you need to leave." So he did but before leaving he saw a manager and told him that closing was supposed to be 6pm. The manager did not care. I guess us "regular" members who pay the dues monthly, just don't' matter.
So overall, this place is just not good. Once the newness wears off, people will stop coming because frankly, the Spectrum on Sherman Way is still better and this place can't even complete with Equinox. The only reason I go here is because I got grandfathered in at a low rate because I used the old gym from their club across the street. This place better pay attention that this place is mismanaged and members are unhappy. They better make some quick changes or this place is going to fail!