My husband and I have been members here for 6 years and love it. We mostly use the East side location since it's more nearby for us but go to the West side every so often. We also go to the church that meets in the West side location gym Sundays at 10am - it's awesome (there's even free coffee and bagels and it's very family oriented) and sometimes stay for a workout after church. Some people may not be into that but I think it's great that they use their facilities to bless a lot of people. There's also other good stuff happening to help people like Toys for Tots, food drives and lots of other stuff. Some things I love about the West side location is the resistance pool, equipment, steam room (I like the shower head in there so you can cool down without getting out), and childcare. Like I said, I usually use the East side location. I love the equipment - and I never have a problem with having to wait for what I want to use. They get new, up and coming equipment pretty frequently which I can't say for other gyms I've been a member at. I also feel pretty safe using everything and not worrying about getting other people's dirty sweat on me because everyone seems to adhere well to cleaning equipment after use with the spray bottle and cloth. My husband has made so many friends and amazing connections through people he's met there. I love, love, love the childcare. The staff are great and my 5 yr old and 3 yr old boys love going to the gym because it means toys galore, slide, ball pit (and they keep it pretty clean too), and a chance to make friends. I love a couple hours to myself to watch TV or read while burning calories and working out, relaxing in the hot tub and taking a shower with peace and quiet. :) The staff have been only amazing from what I've seen - I'm sad for anyone that's had a bad experience - I never have! Love the free classes. Enough said although I could say more. Great place.
601 Junction RdMadison, WI 53717
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I just wanted to post about my sign up experience today at the Madison West location. After reading some of the reviews, I was very pleasantly surprised today. Everybody that I worked with and talked to was extremely friendly and accommodating. The facility overall was in excellent condition and the environment was pleasant. After their representative gave me a thorough tour of the entire facility, he then sat down with me and explained the different membership options. He was very clear about the prices and was definitely concerned with helping me make the most economical decision. Unlike some of the reviews, I did not at all feel like they were only in it to take my money. I have toured a few of the other facilities in the area and feel that this facility is by far the best in terms of the equipment, technology, and amenities. And, the membership price was very comparable with other facilities including the YMCA and Harbor Athletic Club. I find the membership price to be very reasonable as well. A lot of people have griped about having to sign a contract. I haven't found many facilities that do not require a contract of some sort. Also, if you know you will not be there for the entire contract, you have to option to pay for the number of months that you will be using the facility. This requires you to pay for your membership up front, but that too can be spread out across a few, more manageable monthly payments. Also, unlike most athletic clubs, Princeton Club does not charge an initiation fee. This is a huge benefit as you will not be required to put $100+ down for an initiation fee before even signing up.
I have been a member of the Princeton Club for a few years. I have moved around a bit and have been a member of other gyms, but I would 100% recommend the Princeton Club over any other I have tried. For the price I feel I am getting an incredible value. All the classes are included- which I was so happy about- and there's so many I have yet to try them all. Plus, I have access to the express clubs. I live in McFarland and so it is so convenient to have the club right there- but if I want to go to the bigger one and use the pool or sauna I can. I have yet to hear of another club that have that! With that being said I haven't had to wait for machines or feel too cramped at any PC location- express or mega club. It's clean, and I come at the busier times which says a lot. Any time I have found it dirty has been by the use of a member not putting their stuff away after use. I have always been really impressed with how personal the staff makes any interaction- it makes me feel like it's my club! Overall I feel like the Princeton Club checks all the boxes I'm looking in a gym for and I would recommend it to anyone!