1676 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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12/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This gym location has gone out of business more times, changed names than anyone can remember. As a backdoor gym this is one of the worst options on the beach. Crunch was run down by Ballys, sold to new owners, they filed Bankruptcy and now is a low end operation. Sercvice is spotty and classes dont start on time. Laura
10/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
SEEMS THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO CREATE A NEW ""COOL"" AND ""RELAXED"" AMBIENCE BY LOWERING THE LIGHTS TO THE MINIMUM BY COPYING SOME OTHER RENOWN GYM IN MIAMI BEACH. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE CLIENTELE DOESN'T MATCH THE DEMOGRAPHIC THEY ARE LOOKING FOR, THEREFORE PEOPLE WHO REALLY WANT TO WORK OUT, FIND THEMSELVES IN A HEAVY DUTY GYM WITH A YOGA ATTITUDE THAT IS NOT ENCOURAGING BUT DEPRESSING. MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE LIGHTING SOME CANDLES AND MEDITATE INSTEAD OF PUMPING IRON. MY SUGGESTION TO MANAGEMENT: CREATE A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LOVE TO WORKOUT EVERY DAY, THOSE ARE THE LOYAL ONES THAT PAY EVERY MONTH, TAKE CARE OF THEM, HEAR THEM. DON'T TRY TO BE ""SMOOTH"" AND ""COOL"" JUST BECAUSE IS TRENDY. I'M JUST LOOKING FOR A GOOD WORKOUT NOT A ""LATE"".
09/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I would recommend South beach Ironworks to anyone who lives in the area, or works on SOBE. I f you are coming from elsewhere and depend on parking ,this may not be the gym for you. Of course that is not the owner's fault, but let's face it, good safe parking is part of the package. Inadequate parking might be a minus to a prospective member. As far as the gym itself is concerned, anyone who is serious about working out will feel at home. Not too many cardio equipment, but weights, machines and dumbbells are abundant. ANother good thing is that you can find a courtesy wipe down station in case the need arises.
It is a cool crowd who works out here, no overly loud or obnoxious members. I will tell you this: that muscular woman who works their is a real pain. I think she is one reason why I let my membership expire. Oh and men, use the bathroom before going to this gym, or hold it until you get home. The facilities are disgusting.
08/16/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I checked out this gym when visiting South Beach from NY. I checked out all the gyms in the Miami Beach area to see which one I may want to try to work at when I move down. I am a personal trainer and picky about where I'd apply to. This is hands down the best gym I found in south beach. It was a smaller, more personal gym, nice workout room, everything clean, friendly staff. I don't like the big ""cookie cutter gyms"" and this is def not one of them. It seems their memberships are very reasonable too. To the person who posted above.. there are going to be weights left out, people taking on the phone and people juicing at ANY gym... that doesn't make it a bad gym. There are annoying people where ever you go, gym, mall, work, etc.. you have to just ignore them and go to do what you're there to do. WORKOUT.. get in your own zone. Thanks for the chance to write a review.
05/15/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Ironworks has a new owner and is now called SoBe Sports club. The club has undergone extencive improvements, but keep in mind that the standard in Miami Beach is low. People are willing to pay a lot of money for poor quality, just like in New York. If you want to actually work out, SoBe may be your best bet in Miami Beach. It?s basically two large rooms; weights on the first floor and aerobics on the second. The space on the first floor is utilized well with plenty of room to move around and the machines don?t run into each other when they are being used. The equipment may seem antiquated, but it is well maintained. People are personable, but they are there to workout. You might still run into the occasional boy on a cell phone. If you do, just push him out of the way. I would strongly advise not to pay a year in advance. Nothing in Mia mi Beach, including this gym, is stable. Just pay a month or two in advance, and you won?t lose any money if the gym closes without notice, the way other gyms have.