My name is Luke, and I'm addicted to the gym. Not just any gym though- St. Charles Avenue Athletic Club. St. Charles Avenue Athletic Club is such an incredible and comfortable place to work out. I've had several gym memberships over the years (and for nearly two years I've lived in a building with a gym on the bottom floor), but for the last 6.5 months I've worked out there 5-6 days a week every week. I have never in my life worked out as hard and/or consistently since joining this gym. I credit a lot of that to Mario's amazing trainers and the variety of classes offered at St. Charles Ave Athletic Club. The Edge Specialized Indoor training class is easily my favorite. The Edge room is huge and comfortable and air conditioned- and made for that kind of training. The class is designed to give you a full body workout. It's not easy- in fact, it's always hard, but that's how you know it’s working. That, and the results you WILL see if you participate consistently. I've worked out with all of the Edge instructors, and they're all excellent, but because of my schedule I mostly go to Kosta's classes (he's also a great personal trainer). His personality and sense of humor really go a long way when you're pushing yourself to get through one more set of snatches or get-ups. Plus, his awesome, high energy music playlist in another huge motivator that is definitely worth mentioning. I know those details might sound unimportant, but having someone who can push you while making sure you're having fun makes an enormous difference. Think about it- you’re a lot more likely to stick with a workout routine if it’s enjoyable and not miserable- and sticking with the routine consistently is what it’s all about! Join up, and see for yourself. Their terms are really laid back. You can even try an Edge class for free before deciding if you want to commit.
735 Octavia StNew Orleans, LA 70115
From Business: We have been serving the New Orleans area for 18 years. We have recently undergone extensive renovations, full new equip purchases, and re-branded the studio as SMX…
Member for 6 years. Never had a problem with my billing. Several of my friends, coworkers, and relatives have been members of the gym and never had a problem cancelling their memberships when they moved. The gym has A LOT to offer. Its the best deal in town for $49 per month (they have never increased to cost of membership in the 6 years I have been a member). They offer free parking, classes, towel service, lockers and month to month contracts with no penalty to cancel and no enrollment fees. I cancelled my membership when I left NOLA for grad school with no problems or fees and signed back up when I moved back(at the same price). My friend is a teacher and they gave her a discount rate of $39 per month. They do that for teachers, students, and im pretty sure for some other groups. She loves the variety of free classes and the ladies only workout area they have. Although I havnt done any of the classes I LOVE the free weight room they have downstairs. They have dumbbells that go up to about 160/165lbs. The staff is always very friendly and honest and they always smile when you come in. The gym is very clean and there is someone there to help you all the time. Ive even had the front desk people spot me a couple times. They have plenty of equipment for whatever your workout needs are. The layout, despite being 2 floors, gives plenty of room to workout. They have squat racks, benches, and space to deadlift. I strongly recommend the gym. Its the best deal in town by far, its very affordable at 49 dollars, very clean, friendly, honest, offer excellent classes, cardio equipment and it is located in a very safe part of town with convenient hours of operation.
I've been going 3-5 times a week as a member since June 2014, and from the first day it's been stellar. Enough space in the free weight room to not feel cramped, even with 3 or 4 other guys/girls lifting beside you; weight machines for any workout and ellipticals/treadmills/bikes. Bathrooms are beyond clean; showers provided, along with body wash, shampoo, towels, and lockers. Staff has been helpful, polite, and downright neighborly. There's a separate room for just females to get a workout in (never been, as a man, but I assume it's nice, too), and personal trainers or classes for any activity you'd like to sign up for. It's the best gym I've been to in this city.