Decent facility but... I was looking for a nice gym that had a good amount of cardio equipment and free weights that was close enough to my work. MAC fit the bill as far as equipment and facilities -- full locker room that could use updating (the men's locker room has a group shower while most other facilities in this price range have separate showers), plenty of treadmills/bikes, multiple benches, racks, and free weights...a little dated but good enough. However, after switching to a new gym I had failed to cancel my membership for many months after non-use. Upon realizing this, I attempted to cancel my membership on 1/24 effective no later than 1/24 but hopefully back-dated a few months since my last use. I was notified by MAC management that not only could I not back-date my cancellation, [MAC management quote: "Also, we have a number of members who pay their dues diligently each month, but haven't been in the club in months. It's out of fairness to them that we adhere strictly to the 30 day cancellation policy and do not issue refunds in the case of non use. I'm sure you understand."] but the 30 day cancellation policy is actually longer. If you don't cancel prior to the 18th of the month in which you wish to cancel, you will be billed again in the following month, per MAC. Also, I guess MAC is being "fair" to its members in a sense by equally screwing everyone who pays without usage. If the MAC really did have the best interests of its members at heart, maybe an automated email message to members alerting them that "It's been X days since your last visit, hope to see you soon or click here to manage your membership" would be better. I suggested this to MAC but I know this isn't really an effective business model for a fitness club. So, this gym is suitable for what gyms are actually for - working out - just be careful around the memberships and business side. The "No Contract" / 30 day cancellation policy isn't quite what it seems. My impression is that this place tries to build a community for its members and wants people to feel like they belong to that community. Turns out that the bottom line is the most important thing...as long as they've got your $$$ they really don't care about the member, which is fine, just don't purport to be something you're not - different than any other gym. Fair enough.
4. Hank's Gym
this small gym located in the Bellaire area is for those who want to work and get in shape. This is not the fancy gym like 24 Hour and Bally's with the pressure salesman/ trainers.. The atmosphere is friendly and family like. All the staff knows what they are doing. There is a variety of wor…
8. P3 CrossFit
5112 Ashbrook Dr Ste BHouston, TX 77081
From Business: P3 CrossFit is the ultimate fitness community. We strongly believe in living the lifestyle we promote and that is why our team of Coaches are not only CrossFit certified, but are also avid CrossFitters themselves. The result is an exceptional clientele experience. Our Coaches provide students with consistent, tangible feed…
8650 Endicott LnHouston, TX 77096
From Business: Founded in 1983, 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. is one of the largest fitness club chains in the United States. The Better Business Bureau accredited company has more than 400 United States clubs in 17 states. 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. has over 3.5 million club members. In addition, the company has centers in numerous countries, …
8715 West Loop SHouston, TX 77096
From Business: About BreakAway Speed Established in 2007, BreakAway Speed Sports Specific Training, LP is being recognized as one of Houston's premier performance training facilities, enhancing the performance of professional and amateur athletes at all levels by specialized programs designed for their individual sport. BreakAway Speed S…
12. Studio Tropa
Insanity rocks at Studio Tropa! I love this place! The classes are fun and rewarding. Jerry thee owner is great and really cares about his clientele and all who are striving to feel good about themselves. Jared his son who teaches INSANITY is Awesome! He goes at a pace to help you learn…
2950 Old Spanish TrlHouston, TX 77054
Get ready for a mostly positive review that hasn't been scripted by someone that works here. I have lived at Equinox since February 2009 (7 months) and am considering moving to another apartment only because the lease is ending and there are so many good deals out there. Equinox is, so far, ve…
4854 Beechnut StHouston, TX 77096
3570 Noah StHouston, TX 77021
From Business: Training and private boxing lessons from Lee Canalito, undefeated heavyweight boxer, formerly ranked 9th in the world. Personally conducted lessons are available for all skill and fitness levels and include bag work, hand pads and other fitness routines. Other times are available by appointment, and group rates are availab…
Not a stable fitness club I doubt that Fitness Connection will stay in business for much longer. They heavily rely on people paying for the membership but not using it to alleviate the costs for the people who actually use it. I'm pretty sure their members/active member ratio is ridiculous and they are making money on a lot of people simply because they don't mind paying the $10 a month just because it's cheap or they simply don't know how to cancel it. It's the information era for crying out loud, people should be able to cancel their membership on site or through a website instead of having to send corporate a letter that they want to cancel(most people don't know this). I asked one of the workers why they don't switch to using a fingerprint scanner instead of using their outdated keycards and he simply replied "fingerprint scanning technology is too expensive and we make a pretty good amount of money on the people who lose their keycards" i decided to cancel my membership based on that alone. I just didn't like the feeling of knowing that they are aware of the damage they are doing to people's wallets. It is only $10 dollars to replace your keycard but i'm pretty sure that money adds up with their multiple locations and thousands of members. Also a fingerprint scanner is dirt cheap and fitness connection won't have to worry about multiple people using the same membership(which is something they also make money on by charging people a fee for letting other people use their membership.) quick story..... my friend tried to sneak his little brother in by letting him use his membership and he got caught so Fitness Connection gave him 2 options. He could either pay the fee which was about $80 or he could sign his brother up with a down payment of $35(at the time) and pay $10 a month with a $25 a year equipment maintenance fee. I mean how scammy is that lol. they could easily avoid this situation by using fingerprint scanner. One finger print to one person so there is no way non-members can sneak someone in. Overall only sign up if you're seriously going to visit the gym regularly and are aware of any fees and the cancellation process.
What I like best about the facility is the child care area. The children's area has a flat screen television, study area, playground, tables with toys and seating. It does however get very, very packed in the evening. They give you two hours to workout before you need to pickup your child/ren. While you are working out they have televisions going that view the children's area which is wonderful. There is a nice enclosed women's section that is not too big and not too small for those who are little bit more bashful. The downfall of the gym is no inside running track, swimming area or wet sauna, there is a dry sauna. On occasion it is hard to find loose weight bars that are light enough for women to use in the free weights area, however you can use a bar in the aerobics area.
Phat body is a good gym to workout at. However the trainers are very nice. The environment is very pleasant and very family oriented.I went into Phat body with concerns on how to better my overall health,I wanted to be able to run on the treadmill for 30 min..and not be tired and feel faint. My eating habits were horrible. The Trainer Deandre was able to help me achieve my goal, thanks to him I've lost 20 pounds in 4 weeks, able to run on treadmill for 45min know and not feel like i need some oxygen : ) or faint. Also my eating habits are great! Deandre is extremely knowledgeable of Health and Fitness. I would highly recommend Deandre...he will achieve the results that your looking for and get the job done for you. God bless..
I was referred to Phat Bodies through a friend and have nothing but good things to say. No its not a typical gym but it will get the job done. As far as the personal trainer Zeno he is honest and compassinate about his job. From the first time meeting he has been pleasant and easy to work with. He is fexible with your schedule and has a good spirit about him. Nothing but high fives and praises for Zeno and Phat Bodies.
Phat body is a very small gym . This is not a gym that you would enroll in for the long-term, no showers, no TV, not very sanitized. But, there are some very good trainers to assist you in reaching your weight loss goals, not Jay the owner, he is never there and has no respect for your age or your size. He only want to take your money.
Love this place the trainers instructors and atmosphere is awesome lots equipment,is just so packed in the evening
I really enjoy my membership here! The classes are great an the ladies room is even better :)
I will never forget this great gym, clean towels and great routine.
Great gym. Friendly staff and very reasonable rates!!