I signed up for the opening introductory offer of 2 weeks free. You could only sign up one day at a time, which made it difficult to get a slot when you wanted it. The exercise class takes place in one room with treadmills, rowers and a small space for strength training. The orange lighting made it difficult to see things well. I didn't like that half the workout was spent on the treadmill with the instructor telling you when to move in and out of heart zones -honestly I can do that on my own. The second half, you transition from the rower to the floor, which was difficult due to trying to slip out of the shoe guards and trying not to bump into the person next to you. The exercises on the floor were displayed on a large screen and there are just too many people in the class for the instructor to really be able to help you with form. I liked the idea of having your heart zone clearly displayed on the large screens, but that was pretty much all I liked. For the monthly price, I would rather join a high end gym and get much more fitness options. Or buy a Garmin and monitor your heart zones.
I love it! My son has been participating in floor hockey for over 3 years now and he loves it! He was never lonely and made friends instantly. Everyone in the center have at least one thing in common -- they all want to play sports. Everyone has fun all the time. It is nice how everyone unites here for all of the sports offered. This sports center encouraged my son to become a better hockey player. He would go to the basement or to the alley and practice with his cousins. I have never seen him more happy and enlightened by sports until I signed him up to MASC. Mike Amundsen and all of the other coaches are really funny and fun to talk to. They know what they are doing. Yes, they fool around, but they know how to be coaches. Who wants boring coaches? My son participated in the summer camp MASC has to offer and he loves it! All of the counselors are kind and know how to handle things. This is a 5-star sports center! I highly recommend this camp for everyone.
This is the premier martial arts and capoeira academy in the city and suburbs. The level of expertise and instruction is beyond compare. My kids have been taking instruction here for about 7 months and it's fair to say they've found a home. Professor Bambu is an outstanding instructor as are his associates--it's hard to even think think this place is a business. Axe Capoeira has excellent instruction in all things capoeira, both for kids and adults, not just martial arts, but music, dance, all in a mixture of cultural immersion. The place gives a warm family welcome to all, especially neophytes just getting their feet wet in this art. You get value for the dollar, and you will be impressed. I love Capoeira because of this place and you will too. Highly recommended.
I join the Midtown Tennis Club because i l love tennis. I never regret to join because they have a indoor tennis courts and the facility is so great, If you want to improve your skills, You can tell then and the instructor will be teaching instantly. If you want to play tennis, this is the place! 18 indoor tennis courts making this the largest in the country! I am a former div 1. player and this is by far the best club i have been to! Great value for what you pay! Awesome courts, great staff and I love the practice lanes! There are always great events happening at Mid Town. Midtown is an excellent facility with an experienced staff and excellent teaching pros. If you want to improve your NTRP Midtown is the place to go.
Forteza is kind of amazing. It's unlike any other gym or martial arts school I've ever visited; you walk in and you feel like you've stepped back a century or three (or five). Here's a group of students training in medieval Italian sword-fighting, over there's a class in Bartitsu, which is a mixed martial art from 19th century England. In the personal training area at the back of the studio, people are lifting kettlebells and hauling around massive ropes and truck-tires. The staff and instructors are very experienced and friendly and there's a really interesting mix of students/members. IMO Forteza appeals best to imaginative, creative people who like a bit of history mixed in with full-on workouts.
The overall appearance outside and inside is fairly clean. Tho I'm a stickler for a tidy bathroom their showers could be more clean.The staff are friendly,the atmosphere is very laid back where trainers aren't in your grill and you can do your own thing. The staff do keep it clean walk around sweep and wiping down and moping.although I've personally seen one member walk away from the equipment without wiping it down first:So just Be sure to clean before and after just to be on the safe side because you never can tell.���� Overall it's good always room for improvement.���� so I'll give them a 3.5
This is not your average gym, the trainers are awesome. I have been workn out at the boot camp four days a week, for about 8 weeks now. We haven't done the same routine yet. Always challenging , but yet fun also. A very friendly family like supportive environment . Results are visable around the room. I strongly recommend checking it out . Whether your trying to loose weight, tone or just improve your cardio. Check it out !
Gosh; it ain't Disney Land, but I've got no place else to go! You never turn down good help, and especially when it's right there at your front door. The best utilization of available resources is the best method of viewing it from both sides of a 2-way mirror. I don't know about anybody else, but I am late for a visit to L.A. fitness. Capital idea, if I do say so myself. Cheerio
The ancient Romans had hot water and steam....But good luck on trying to find a steam room on the south west side of Chicago! At this location.....From 5 AM to 10 AM It's a geriatric Center and from 11 AM to closing it's a prison yard. The pros: cheap, conveniently located, decent equipment and at least a hot shower where I can shave my balls
Great new location for all your fitness and martial arts needs. I have been training with these instructors for 2+ years and I cannot praise them enough! Learning Krav Maga has given me a sense of empowerment I haven't previously encountered. It is a great addition to your workout regimen.