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    Which national gym chain is the best?

    Which of these three national gym chains are the best?
    24 hour fitness
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    Bally's Total Fitness
    and please explain why, I would really like to hear.
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    24 hour fitness, I wouldn't have a clue...

    Bally fitness is cheap, but its for the fitness guys and women really. They don't have a buttload of weight, and have more cardio machines than anything. I remember a guy telling me once the manager told him to leave when he loaded up 400 pounds on a squat rack once, and that he said took him some time to find all of it.

    Gold's Gym is great. So is World's Gym. They got all the stuff a bodybuilder would want, lots of weight, enough cardio stuff too, but its usually in a different part, all the equipment to hit ever single muscle you'd need. Only problem is they're crowded sometimes.
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    I think it really depends on location, I've been to some 24 hours that were really good and some that were crap. Basically had that experience with Gold's and some of the national chains. I would reccomend checking each one out. For example I use the local YMCA when I am in NV home and my college gym during school.
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    yeah, it's the location. the bally's i go to is really clean and nice, but drive south a bit to the ghetto area and the bally's there is like a prison workout facility. same goes for 24 hour.
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    I was a member at 24 hour fitness for about a year and a half and it was a good place, but now I go to Lifetime Fitness and there is no comparison. I am at lifetime almost everyday to workout and its the best part of my day. I even end up going on rest days just to sit in the sauna or whirl pool. The best part is that even when it gets busy and "crowded", they have so many machines and weights you never end up waiting for anything.. theres always stuff open..
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    Planet fitness is the best.
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    Originally Posted by dizzay20 View Post
    Planet fitness is the best.
    damn beat me to it lol
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    I would think that golds would be the best for true working out.
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    Originally Posted by JakeEdwin View Post
    damn beat me to it lol
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    Is Peak Fitness not national? There's at least 5 in my area. It's definately up there IMO if its national
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    i'm a big fan of Gold's. I go to Today's Fitness but up until last year when the owner bought the rights from Golds.. it was a Golds. So it's the same now as it was then... it's got everything i need
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    I've never had to workout at a gym you gotta pay for. I have the pleasure of living in the biggest friggin military city in the coutry so I get to workout at a gym on the military base for free.
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