Family oriented is important to me...they offer lots of kids classes and at least 80 a week for adults. I do like that there aren't kids running around all over the place though. I value my gym time away from the kids. I do mostly classes and I think i've tried all of the class by now. I've belonged to many gyms in the past and these instructors are the best around. Mornings are busy, afternoons you have the place to yourself, evenings pick up again but its good energy. i've never had to wait to use a machine. LOVE the new cardio equipment with individual TV's! There's tons of freeweights out back that my husband uses. He requested a piece of equipment last year and they acutally bought it over the summer. We've been paying $29.95/month for years which I think is a great deal for such a huge place. I don't use the women's only area, it always seems empty when i walk by, but i know they just redid it. If you like to spin you have to reserve a bike online but can do it 36 hrs ahead of time. Oh yeah, they just added HOT YOGA, PIYO and a Nak Muay Circuit class!!!!! I also love that i can warm up in the winter in the steam or sauna. Sometimes i just go for that...no one uses them they are always empty so they are immaculate.
Golds gym is the best gym I've visited so far. The staff is incredibly friendly, and approachable. I walked into this gym as a stranger and felt just as comfortable as someone who has been there for years. Large variety and quantity of each machine, especially the cardio area. There are plenty of machines for everyone to use. Environment is motivating, nonjudgmental, and comfortable. I find it very convenient that there is a special secluded area for women to work out. Locker rooms, showers, bathrooms and sauna's are clean. Definitely the gym to go to if you want to get your moneys worth.
Snap Fitness is the most state of the art gym in the area. Offering plenty cardio, free weight, machines, kettlebells, TRX and the Fitness on Demand room.There staff and personal trainers are second to none. My wife and I walk to the gym from our house. It couldn't be more convenient.