735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 688-1326
Phone: (213) 618-1441
Phone: (213) 255-4361
Gold’s Gym Downtown L.A.
Gold's Gym Downtown L.A.
Price Range : Average
12/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
ARE YOU A GOLD'S GYM MEMBER? ARE YOU CONSIDERING JOINING GOLD'S GYM?
SOMETHINGS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOLD'S GYM & GOLD'S GYM MANAGEMENT
are that if you have an issue with them that you cannot resolve with the in-house manager - you will get NO SUPPORT OR EVEN RESPONSE from his superiors. In fact he will challenge you to subpoena him to even discover the name of his manager. So good luck - if he turns out to be incompetent to resolve, or disinterested in your complaint, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
We finally found his superior through our own efforts, emailed him details of the theft that occurred on Gold's Gym premises, and evidence that theft might be endemic in the gym - NO REPLY. This is a business that wants your custom and your money, but will not treat you as a customer in any normal sense if you have the misfortune to have something bad happen whilst on their premises. Not even the LAPD can get a response out of them. Now why would a business with a theft problem not cooperate with the cops investigating a theft that took place on their premises? What do they have to hide? GO FIGURE.
If you go on line you will find endless complaints of customers who have had similar experiences of NO support whatsoever when coming up against management issues at Gold's Gym, some are even criminal complaints. There are many gyms to choose from downtown and in Los Angeles. Think twice about joining this one.
12/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I'm a female, early 20s and I found the people who go to Golds gym very interesting. There are a lot of locals, my fidm classmates, and some guys from usc. Just keep in mind that this is downtown L.A. so the people there act like they're from L.A. Read: friendly? maybe. creepy? maybe.
The staff there is really outgoing. I'm not that attractive but even the first day I went this salesguy (Jerald) was totally hitting on me and even invited me over to his place! Too bad he's small, in more ways than one :(
While some people might think this is really friendly, this is just not my type of thing... your call.
I would still recommend Gold's gym if you're outgoing and are the adventurous type rather than the shy type. It's definately an interesting crowd there.
01/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Gold's has great machines all around, but it may be that quality which brings it down. one starts to wonder who this gym is catering to. The place is in downtown so you'd think its for the professional crowd (and that notion is definitely confirmed past 5:00 when lines are not uncommon until about 10.) So if you go any other time of day you encounter the vulgarities inherent at an inner city gym. The loud grunting, heavy weights slamming against the ground and a floor littered with un-racked bells all add up to a certain ""macho"" factor that makes working out just annoying. Basically, you get a a bunch of guys with lots of time on their hands and the gym turns into a hang out. Gold's gym is known for being the ""weight lifters"" gym, but seriously, when you get members who are bigger than bulldozers routinely messing up the place thats too much. If I were in charge I would raise the rates just a little bit in order to streamline the client base. I personally would not paying more for a place with a better crowd.
05/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Until gyms like Golds and 24 Hour Fitness learn that downtown Los Anglees is more than for businesss 9 to 5ers, they will continue to lose opportunities for new members. I was all over the idea, until I got about 9 of us from a loft builidng downtown to guest pass it as an initial experience; we discovered the gym closes at 5pm on the weekends and 24 Hour (what's with the name anyway?) closes at 6pm. Try LAAC or a hipper club-face it guys, 20,000 new residents can't be wrong.
12/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I'm an older guy who's been a member of Gold's Downtown for about 4 years now, and I'm generally very happy there. Excellent free weights (beautiful brand new dumbbells and fixed-weight barbells as of Fall '06!), good machines, a variety of cardio stations. If you're into classes (spinning, yoga, . . . ), there's a lot to choose from. Boxing ring too, and a large, attractive pool. Plus free towels.
The clientele is a nice mix of USC kids, older execs, hard-core bodybuilders, and men & women just looking to lose the flab and tone up, in all sizes, ages, and races. Not much ""attitude"" either on the part of members--unlike, say, Gold's Hollywood. (As in most U.S. gyms, members are generally neither friendly nor unfriendly to each other; it's more a matter of, ""You leave me alone and I'll leave you alone."") Every so often you get the ""gym pigs"" who leave barbell plates scattered all over the floor and never re-rack, but most members are fairly considerate and well-behaved. The staff is friendly too.
The only drawback is the usual one: during the after-work rush it gets pretty crowded, and you sometimes have to wait to use the equipment you want. At these busy times, the ""regular"" locker room is often jammed and uncomfortable. (There's an ""Executive"" locker room that's more money and requires a key to get into; I've peaked inside and it looks nice. But hardly anyone seems to have sprung for it.)
I'd like to see some additional equipment (like a 4-way neck machine!), and sometimes the recumbent bikes I use for cardio aren't always maintained perfectly. But those are minor complaints. If you're looking for a fine all-purpose gym in Downtown L.A., Gold's is hard to beat.
By the way, parking in the adjoining structure is free but not unlimited--you get 3 hours. That's generally sufficient for most people, but if you have a long workout and then would like to grab a bite afterwards in the food court outside the gym, you may find yourself over-limit.