Thousand Oaks Racquet Club Informative - Thousand Oaks Racquet and Fitness has limited services

Review by activemom on 2006-06-25
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- The family feel that was long associated with Thousand Oaks Racquet Club is long gone, thanks to the recent acquistion of the property by the Blankenship family. These people have gone to great measures to limit the club hours, treat the members disrespectfully, and limit the services and areas available for use.

However, if you are a single person w/o children, and if you want a cheap place to be able to use the weight room, cycles, and swim, then this might be the place for you. The club is open very limited hours, like 7 to 7 M-Th and closes at 8 on Friday and Saturday. The outdoor pool closes 30 min. prior to the club's closing. There are VERY limited aerobic classes.

There are no indoor lounge areas and there is no longer a restaurant, salon or massage center on site. There are a few scattered pieces of patio furniture surrounding the pool.There are no lifeguards on duty in the outdoor pool until 11 AM and there are only TWO lifeguards on duty at a time.

The tennis courts are still great, but you must pay extra to use them.

In short, unless you are a tennis buff, there's not much reason for going to Thousand Oaks any longer. You'd be better off spending a few hundred dollars a year and going to a full service place like Lifetime Fitness or just working out in your apartment complex fitness room.


Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-07-14
Posted by Doc J on 2006-06-25:
It does sound like the place is appealing to the single, no kids, demographic. Early closing because that's when that demographic is most likely clubbing or socializing rather than exercising. Thanks for the informative post. However, some details as to how the facility staff was "disrespectful" would be helpful. However, if you are saying the lack of services and short hours are "disrespectful" I say you missed the meaning of the word. If your position represents the larger number of patrons...my money says they'll change the policy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-25:
Hi activemom, Did you read the other review about this club posted 6/5? Anyway as a mother I feel for you, the good ol' days, (sigh). I'd get away from Thousands Oaks (Some listings for the San Antonio here just copy to your browser's top line. http://www.magicyellow.com/category/Fitness_Centers/San_Antonio_TX.html
Some many fitness center so little time.
Posted by ladykat on 2006-06-28:
Boy how long ago did you go there? I know that place and I know those are not the hours at all. The hours happen to be 6AM to 10PM.

Have you actually tried talking to the new management? I find them very friendly and helpful and they have showed me how all the new changes "THAT ARE IN PROGRESS NOW" are now turning a run down and neglected place is being transformed into and much better place.

Even today I overheard many people comment how the changes are so WONDERFUL.

So I think maybe you should get your facts straight before you dog a place in public.

Thanks for listening to my 3 cents,

a concerned citizen
Posted by MrL on 2006-07-14:
Sounds like ladykat is part of "new management". The physical facility is receiving a much needed face lift, BUT manager even forced the club's swim team to have their annual banquet elsewhere. How's that for poor public relations. How can you talk to someone who hides in her office. We were members for 10 years, but no more. We're outta there.

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