This is the perfect gym for anyone with commitment issues; BodyFit Athletic Club offers contract-free memberships. One major concern for potential members here seems to be the size of the place. The small corner location only has 12 cardio machines, but the staff claims that waiting isn't usually an issue. "We've only had a few instances when every machine was in use, and those were all around the time everyone had just gotten off work." So just be sure to plan your workout around the nine-to-fivers. BodyFit also offers strength equipment, free weights and personal training.
While there may be times when you have to wait your turn for a treadmill, there are definitely benefits to the limited space. The one-on-one attention from staff members is probably the biggest bonus. And if you're in the mood for some fine-tuned training, the club offers several packages to jump-start your routine. These private sessions range from $195-$660 and discounted packages are offered for partner workouts ($150-$500).
Those who have the self-discipline to get in shape without a personal trainer can skip the steep coaching costs and opt for a month-to-month membership. But be forewarned: if you decide to cancel, you must do so a month in advance. And should you decide to give it another go at a later date, you'll be stuck with the $75 initiation fee all over again.
Centerstage Reviewer: Stacy Warden