Started looking for a gym for a bigger size lady like myself, went to a few of the national chains and really felt uncomfortable. I got a free pass for Mademosele and tried it. The average size woman there was not a tiny 20 year old. They said they offer free personal training, so I tried them on a month to month deal. I can now say I am hooked. Classes I take do not make me feel uncomfortable and I feel i can use any of the equipment and pool without feeling like I don't fit in. I do use the free personal training and while she helps me she helps others as well, I feel like I have a chance now to lose some weight and not be treated like an outsider, I'm glad I found Mademoisele.
I joined stages when I was pregnant and now I do the mommy and me program. I'm so glad they are here! When I found out I was pregnant I couldn't find a place to workout where instructors knew how to modify my exercises. I found stages and was able to take prenatal yoga and pilates. I also took their modified aerobics/toning classes. As a result, I had more energy and less back pain! And I didn't have to worry about if the exercises were safe for my baby - they did that for me! Now I'm in the mommy and me classes and love it! I get to workout with my baby and meet other moms! There's truly no other place like it! Love the instructors and the other moms!
Great place to get/stay in shape. Very clean facility, friendly and helpful staff. This is NOT a "meat market" gym or a "body builders" rat hole. The clientle are as nice as the staff and the kids room is practically free ($3 for 1 child, $2 each additional). The trainers are interested in helping you succede and will motivate and support you. You get more for your tiny fee than most gyms charge and arm and leg for.