Glendale >Bally Total Fitness-Galleria
a fabulous club!!!. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Nobody likes a snake!. Well, where do I start? Our car recently got broken into about 15 feet from the entrance at Bally's and to our dismay this has been the norm there for awhile.. There was no consumer warnings or added security for this issue. We our out a lot of money and I have a lot of concerns regarding safety! So when I took this problem to the GM there, he was extremely unprofessional and not sympathetic at all! He never returned our phone calls and passed a message on to the receptionist that the paper work for cancellation was in. I still have not yet spoken with him! Come to find out, he only said that to try and shut us up...I then spoke to a corporate contact and voiced my concerns about the situation and unprofessionalism from their GM and she did not say sorry once!! I now understand why this business is what it is because they are snakes!!
A bit of a dump, but the price is right.. Basically, the gym is full of people who are far from Denver's elite. Expect to see greasy men in tank tops grunting after every rep and frumpy women wearing old XL t-shirts (when you really want women in tank tops and men in XL t-shirts working out quietly). The locker room is about as nasty as the community bathroom in my college dorm freshman year, I advise bringing 'shower shoes' (in other words, bring a pair of cheap flip flops to avoid getting warts on your feet while in and walking to/from the shower). The TVs above the cardio equipment are small, old and strain my eyes. It's 2008, they should really invest in some flatscreen LCDs at this point, a $300 32 inch from Costco would be a 100% improvement. Anyway, I still give it 3 stars because it's only $20 a month. On a positive note, the parking is plentiful and the equipment is well maintaned (even though it's not the most modern on the market).
This budget gym trims the fat off its patrons at streamlined facilities..
Most Ballys stick to the basics for their design. Televisions broadcast silently above multiple rows of cardio machines; mirrored walls act as the primary decorative components. But thanks to high-energy television ads and low-impact membership premiums, this national fitness chain has steadily attracted a clientele bent on saving money while losing weight or gaining muscle.
Using fairly standard strength-training equipment and/or racks well-stocked with free weights, the best of the trainers here, who are classified at four different levels, can be as skillful as those found at costlier gyms. For group classes, signature exercise options include Spinning and Powerflex, as well as a number of patented routines inspired by Tae Kwon Do.
good number of machines.
I used to come here right after work, which is probably the most crowded time. A treadmill was always available, in spite of how crowded it was. The treadmills were also set up in the "second row" so that you could actually watch the television sets up above. Group exercise was reasonably varied and at convenient times in the evenings. Locker room was spacious and clean.
Parking is plentiful if you know about the secret of the parking garage. Which is that, if you Exit the parking garage after 6pm, it's free. And if you exit before 6pm, it's free if Bally's validates your parking. So there's really no need to stalk people walking back to their car out in the parking lot.
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