Because of a referral from my Physical therapist, I left my local Ymca to try The Emerald city Athletic club in Monroe. He was convinced that the staff at ECAC had quite a bit more experience and the price to join was right. If you don't use the pool at the Y, only the gym and exercise classes then why pay the Y's high price? Emerald City has a vast amount of top quality weight lifting equipment and cardio machines as well as a very friendly and helpful staff. Chances are they will probably know your name in the first few weeks. I you are results oriented, you will love it here.With personalized plans and nutrional guidelines,the trainers at EC are highly qualified and knowledgable. They will help you the reach the goals your have set for yourself. And then maintain them. I see it over and over again.( myself included- I have lost 21 pounds between oct 2012 and feb 2013 Thanks Ryan!) Don't take my word for it. Stop by and check it out yourself. See everything they have to offer. And by all means take advantage and join!
Finally just joined the gym after 1 week of trying out! Absolutely love this place, the staff and trainers are very helpful. I'm over weight but this place made me feel welcome, it's a place where everyone fits in whether you are a meat head, senior citizen or just plain jane like me everyone is very friendly. I recommend this gym to everyone!