Gold's Gym International, Inc Informative - A Dirty Place to do business - Membership and Facilities
Membership and Facilities
LAWRENCEVILLE, NEW JERSEY -- I recently visited Gold's Gym in Lawrenceville New Jersey to inquire about possibly joining as a member. I currently workout at another facility New Jersey. I was looking for a new workout atmosphere that is more energetic and offers reasonable personal training rates. It is my opinion, the rates at my current gym have become far too expensive at $65.00/hour for the level of inexperienced training offered.
The sales person at Gold's gave me a one week free pass to visit and workout at the Lawrenceville facility. I am writing this review as I was very disappointed in the overall Gold's Gym in Lawrenceville. First of all, there are not nearly enough benches available in the free weight area. The benches that are available are not only dirty, but scary to use for fear they may collapse during an exercise. The nautilus machines were also in horrible condition, and not one single machine had the pin needed to increase the weight in five or ten pound increments. That is pathetic! How can Gold's justify a $49 and month rate for equipment that is not in working order? I spoke to a few members who said new benches were on order for about two months now. Again, this is an unreasonable amount of time for a well known chain like Gold's.
The offer from the sales person at Gold's was for an initial payment of $79, and a monthly rate of $49 plus tax. I am sorry, but I am paying $6 more a month at my current gym and the facilities are extremely better by far. At least the equipment is clean, safe and in working order.
This was so disappointing for a nationally known and respected (so I thought) gym like Gold's. I was expecting Gold's Gym to be much better than what I experienced during my recent workouts and I cannot see paying that kind of money for the embarrassing facilities Gold's offers in Lawrenceville, NJ.
In the current condition, and at the offered rate, I will not be joining Gold's and I would not recommend Gold's to any of my professional friends looking for a clean, reliable, workout facility.