I want to write about my experience at Gold’s Gym so far compared to other gyms. First, I had fairly high hopes about the prestigious gym as great bodybuilders have made a name for themselves such as Arnold Schwarzenegger who was one of the most famous original bodybuilders to use the gym in the 70’s. I can say that I’m not disappointed in the gym, the only negative thing I could possibly say about the experience is that some of there equipment seems a bit old. With that being said, it is still fully functional.
I came from a planet fitness membership, which I didn’t hate, but often the machines I needed to use that day were taken and the gym was very crowded. Other than that, the cost being $10 per month was reasonable and was the main reason I went there. When I work out, I’m usually doing a variety of workouts, for example, cardio (bikes or treadmills), machines (smith machine or various muscle focusing machines) and freeweights (bench or dumbbells). With that being said, I use about 10 different machines or freeweights per workout and if there is only one of a machine then I would wait or do another workout until it was available, it’s not the biggest deal but it was inconvenient. There was an instance at a smaller gym I went to where a group of guys came to workout and they were all using the same machines which greatly increased the time I had to wait to use that machine. It’s much easier to enjoy your gym experience when there are multiple of the same equipment like at larger gyms.
Gold’g gym is huge compared to they gyms I’ve been to in the past which is something I am willing to pay extra for. Of course planet fitness is cheaper but that will also draw more people to use this gym and clog equipment in a way. In addition, Gold’s gym has much more equipment and even has a pool and basketball court, at my location at least. The only workout I had to wait to do was deadlifting as there was only one free squat machine. Thinking back on deadlifting, I could have easily used a benchpress bar for this but I would have been blocking a lot of floor area if I did this which I feel would be a bit rude.
In conclusion, I would absolutely recommend Gold’s gym over others so far as long as you plan to have a membership during the one or two years of the contract. I know I’ll be working out for at least 2 years, and even if I decide not to workout, The fact that I’m still paying for the contract term will further motivate me to attend and put in the effort.
Please let me know what you think of Gold’s gym, or any experiences you had there, good or bad, I would love to hear from others on this topic.