Fit Xpress Fitness Centers Gym Review


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Fit Xpress Fitness Centers
1615 1st Avenue East, Vancouver
Telephone: 604.255.3489

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Gym Overall Review Score

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Member Reviews

2/10 2.27/102.27/102.27/102.27/102.27/102.27/102.27/102.27/102.27/102.27/10

Reviewer: Syd

Date: 10/27/2015

Horrific, absolutely horrific. I have waited 2 months for a return of my money. The manager does not return any calls. Horribly run facility and a cheap money scam. Im sure if the manager focused more on customers happiness they wouldn't have to cheat people of their money because they would be a success. Managers should be ashamed of themselves for how they run their business.
Do not, EVER, sign up for this gym.

1/10 1.27/101.27/101.27/101.27/101.27/101.27/101.27/101.27/101.27/101.27/10

Reviewer: areyou kidding

Date: 8/21/2015

Cost of membership:too expensive when they don't let you cancel
Pros:I moved to a better gym
Cons:they continued to boll me after I canceled
Thoughts:The woman that runs this gym is a cheat!! Please beware!!!
I was on a month to month plan, no contract, they refused to let me cancel. I was told that I would be contacted before any billing or subscription would resume. I hear nothing from them until 6 months later when I have a nasty email saying that they're sending me to collections!!! This gym billed my credit card with charges I didn't consent to!! AND for services I never used. Watch your wallet at this place!!!
This is a shady business owner!!! Beware!!!!

1/10 1.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/10

Reviewer: Matt

Date: 2/3/2015

Cost of membership: $19.99 apparently.
Pros:apparently cheap.
Cons:It is a scam ,once you need try to cancel the agreement.
Thoughts:They told me that was one year contract paying $19.99; but it is finally one year of obliged payments. We live in a fastpaced world so we tend to believe what people say and trust instead of reading large amount of information.

I moved so I was not using the service and then I was waiting that my annual contract end (According to what they told me) which I continued paying till the end of the year.
To my surprise while I was abroad I realized that they continue charging me on my credit card and I called them because this was not what I was told when I signed the contract. They told me to send them a registered mail (so more restrictions). I asked them to send me the contract by email but after several attempts they sent it to me and after they charge me more than $180.
Long story short if you give an order of no payment they charge you an administrative fee of $40+ $20 of your membership, they did this trick for two months so it was $120+ 40 of the other payments and finally talked to Visa to charge me after all.
We cannot do anything as consumer because it is written on the contract this is what Visa department Resolution told me, but be careful about these situations and trust business who are fair, and the most important. Read the reviews!!

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Brad

Date: 6/24/2014

Cost of membership: meant to be 20 a month, but works out alot more with hidden fees.

Cons: Blender never washed for smoothies, mold can be seen if you look closely. Same goes with the tanning bed.

Thoughts:Join community centers which are close by, far better!

8/10 8.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/108.2/10

Reviewer: Marian

Date: 6/10/2014

Cost of membership:$19.99
Pros: Entire line of brand new equipment
Thoughts: Good price for a gym with all brand new equipment.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

3/10 2.73/102.73/102.73/102.73/102.73/102.73/102.73/102.73/102.73/102.73/10

Reviewer: Helena

Date: 6/6/2014

Cost of membership:
Pros: Cons:
Thoughts:cost effective except when you have to move after signing up. I had to move for family reasons within six months of signing up I asked to have my membership discontinued they said no problem as it was a family emergency. So, unlike the Nova Scotia person, when I stopped payments after they said no problem, they filed a credit complaint word to the wide never ever let them use your charge card. Get the details up front! hidden costs too. Slippery not good business

The best gym in the city is (and why):

8/10 8.47/108.47/108.47/108.47/108.47/108.47/108.47/108.47/108.47/108.47/10


Date: 5/13/2014

Cost of membership:19.99
Pros: All new new upcoming equipment
Cons:only one water fountain
Thoughts:I just joined fitxpress and they are getting all new equipment between may 31 june 7th. all new squat racks, weights, benches, standing calf raise machine and even a stair wheel ! There renovations are really coming along and the change rooms smell fresh. The prices are super cheap and it has everything I need. Great gym for me
The best gym in the city is (and why):

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: John

Date: 4/10/2014

Cost of membership:Too much in the long run when you`re scammmed.
Pros: Closing down soon
Cons: Walter and his little buddy Sean
Thoughts: Owner walks around the gym and is rude to every body. All the negative reviews on here and Google are accurate, the 5 star reviews are management attempting to regain the public's trust after scamming the majority of East Van.

Walter and Sean = Scammers. Join community centers of Spartacus instead for a `safer`experience.

9/10 8.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/10

Reviewer: Chris

Date: 4/8/2014

Cost of membership:$19.99 per month
Thoughts: I signed up 2 months ago for a one year membership and it was about as cheap as you can get in Van. Membership suits me fine, can get in and get out quickly, always able to get workout done. Staff seems nice and manager told me they will be getting a full line of new equipment next month. Worth the price. Better than community center I was working out at.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Johanna

Date: 3/11/2014

Cost of membership: Scam
Pros: None
Cons: Just discovered they scammed us. Claim we had "Open Ended" memberships when we had purchased a short term option. (Mine was a gift and I received no paperwork.) We moved to Nova Scotia three years ago. Seems they've been charging us monthly fees ever since and we had no idea. I've instructed our financial institution to block charges because no one is responding to my concerns.
Thoughts: Go play outside.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

1/10 1.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/10

Reviewer: Britney

Date: 2/12/2014

Cost of membership:
Pros: price
Cons: music is always the same, washrooms stink, tanning bed is filthy
Thoughts: douchebag central, not a place for women to work out
The best gym in the city is (and why): not this place

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Lucas

Date: 2/12/2014

Cost of membership: cheap if you are lucky enough not to be overcharged for something
Cons: There is always something broken. My main issue with this place was the very poor customer service. They make you pay for parking for the year and do nothing when you get parking tickets. I was told sort it out myself, even though I had their parking pass on my dashboard.
Thoughts: Needs a new owner/manager to sort the place out. A cleaner would be good too, I've never seen one there.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

1/10 1.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/10

Reviewer: Mark

Date: 2/6/2014

Cost of membership: 25 a month + 50 to enroll, + 20 yearly
Pros:Gym location
Cons: Extra Fees taken out of your account without your consent. The gym is dirty, need a face lift. The smoothies are all made in the same gross blender. Every time I want to skip downstairs there are karate classes every night.
Thoughts: Better gyms in the area.
The best gym in the city is (and why): Spartacus and Britania community center give you more for your $$$

1/10 1.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/101.2/10

Reviewer: Paula

Date: 1/29/2014

Cost of membership:24.99
Pros: location
Cons:Canceling membership is almost impossible, so many hidden fees. Every time I have called, I am told I will be called back, never happens.
Thoughts:Too much hassle
The best gym in the city is (and why): Spartacus. Same location. But cheaper, newer equipment and offers classes which are included in the membership.

9/10 9.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/10

Reviewer: John

Date: 1/19/2014

Cost of membership: I pay $25 each month which includes unlimited tanning
Pros: Very inexpensive, never busy even with the new years resolutioners, tanning, they just got some new equipment and they said they are replacing all the dumbells and weight plates, close to home, punching bags

10/10 10/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/10

Reviewer: Jeremy

Date: 1/16/2014

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Daniel

Date: 1/10/2014

Manager asks staff to write good reviews. Bad reviews are accurrate. My girlfriend used to work here, staff are treated unfairly, that's why there is a new person working each time you go workout.

Spartacus is better, classes and chilled atmosphere

8/10 8.4/108.4/108.4/108.4/108.4/108.4/108.4/108.4/108.4/108.4/10

Reviewer: Alasia

Date: 1/9/2014

FitXpress Vancouver is a good gym to be a member of because it is a quieter gym, you rarely have to wait to use equipment and everyone is friendly. It has a small town feel to it. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The new equipment the gym just brought in is awesome !! I recommend this gym to everyone !!!

10/10 10/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/10

Reviewer: Brandon

Date: 1/9/2014

1/10 1.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/101.33/10

Reviewer: Rhiannon Morgayne

Date: 12/24/2013

Cost of membership: cheap, but cancelling is virtually impossible.
Pros: Location.
Cons:Canceling membership is like swimming uphill through a treacle waterfall. 3 different people gave me 3 different pieces of information, but it seems like a runaround to me. First they say that I can email them and give me the wrong email address, then they say I need to see them in person, but I've relocated to Nelson, BC, which makes this option impossible, then finally they tell me that I have to send them a registered letter. When I left Spartacus there was none of this fuss and people actually knew what they were talking about. Aside from that, the gym is always dirty and groups of people refuse to share the equipment. On Sundays it is impossible to work out, because people sit around on the machines and read the newspaper. Seriously, go and see for yourself. In terms of canceling membership, this place is like the Hotel California you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
The best gym in the city is (and why): Spartacus. They have awesome classes and they are friendly. The gym is clean. People are considerate.

10/10 9.53/109.53/109.53/109.53/109.53/109.53/109.53/109.53/109.53/109.53/10

Reviewer: Brock

Date: 12/24/2013

9/10 9.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/10

Reviewer: Brad

Date: 12/24/2013

Cost of membership: $20/month
Pros: $20/month membership, friendly staff, I have never had to wait for equipment, all the members are friendly, lots of equipment, renvovations on changerooms/bathrooms apparently coming soon as well as new plates/dumb bells
Cons:only open 53011 (would be nice to have a 24 hour gym), weight plates, locker rooms are getting old
Thoughts: nice local gym close to home, very quiet and friendly atmosphere
The best gym in the city is (and why): Fitxpress! because I train there :)

9/10 9.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/10

Reviewer: Joe Pesci

Date: 12/20/2013

Cost of membership: 19.99

Pros: Super cheap! 19.99/month, have never had to wait for a machine/bench, clean, very friendly staff

Cons: some of the equipment, plates, and dumbbells are older

Thoughts: The new manager (Sean) seems to be really picking the place up. I always see him in the gym improving the place by putting in new lights, painting, etc. even on weekends. Nice to have a manager who cares about the gym. They said they are getting renovations and all new equipment and plates and dumbbells.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Paul

Date: 12/13/2013

6/10 6/106/106/106/106/106/106/106/106/106/10

Reviewer: Eric Phillips

Date: 12/8/2013

Cost of membership: inexpensive membership good value
Pros: 1) gym is quiet in the early am; 2) opening at 5:30 good; 3) lots of stretching area; 4) equipment repaired quicker than in the past; 5) usually lots of cardio equipment never have to wait
Cons: 1) periodically early am staff does not show up (lately this has been much better except for this weekend)
2) repair/renovation of facility itself is often not completed in a timely manner eg flooring, wall repair and lockers (never completed)
The best gym in the city is (and why): I have never used another private gym so cannot comment;

1/10 1.07/101.07/101.07/101.07/101.07/101.07/101.07/101.07/101.07/101.07/10

Reviewer: Mick

Date: 11/28/2013

Cost of membership: 19.99
Pros: cheap
Cons: new staff every day, new manager every few weeks, nobody ever knows what they are doing, anybody who is any good seems to leave.
Thoughts: I have cancelled my membership since the latest douchebag hunted me down like I was thief because I wanted to use the tanning bed which I pay extra for. I wasn't happy and when I complained to the regular front desk person (who has now vanished) it turned out the guy was the manager! No respect for members. Too many billing problems with this gym over the past 2 years I've been a member.
The best gym in the city is (and why): Anywhere else

2/10 1.73/101.73/101.73/101.73/101.73/101.73/101.73/101.73/101.73/101.73/10

Reviewer: sarah

Date: 11/17/2013

Cost of membership:Impossible to cancel
Cons:Overcharge and new staff every day
The best gym in the city is (and why):

9/10 9.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/109.4/10

Reviewer: Pamela

Date: 11/15/2013

Cost of membership:$19.99!!
Pros:Atmosphere, smoothie bar, tanning, don't have to wait for equipment, lots of equipment variety, spacious, friendly people, nice separate workout room for private stretching or exercises, punching bags, Brazilian jiu jitsu classes.
Cons:at first I thought I would have to pay park each time but for $10 I now have a year long parking permit in the covered parking area.
Thoughts:I am so happy with this gym and their new staff, they really have a great atmosphere and I look forward to every visit. Beats steve nash gym's and their over priced, over packed, ridiculous contracts that you can't get out of!
The best gym in the city is (and why): I've been to small community centre gyms, school gyms, steve nash gyms and Fitxpress is the best choice.

9/10 9.33/109.33/109.33/109.33/109.33/109.33/109.33/109.33/109.33/109.33/10

Reviewer: dan

Date: 11/14/2013

8/10 8.27/108.27/108.27/108.27/108.27/108.27/108.27/108.27/108.27/108.27/10

Reviewer: riccardo

Date: 11/11/2013

Cost of membership:
Pros: this gym finally has a new manager (Sean)who is friendly, outgoing and professional, which is what this gym needed!
Cons: layout of equipment could be better! Quite tight in a lot of areas!
The best gym in the city is (and why):

9/10 9.13/109.13/109.13/109.13/109.13/109.13/109.13/109.13/109.13/109.13/10

Reviewer: jordan I

Date: 11/4/2013

Cost of membership: great rate
Thoughts:well layer out. Tons of room to get a good workout in
The best gym in the city is (and why):

9/10 9/109/109/109/109/109/109/109/109/109/10

Reviewer: Ken C

Date: 11/3/2013

Cost of membership: Very reasonable
Pros: Friendly, knowledgeable staff, ample parking plenty of room no waits on equipment
Cons: No pool
The best gym in the city is (and why):

9/10 8.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/10

Reviewer: Marika

Date: 11/3/2013

Cost of membership:$20/month
Pros: Local neighbourhood friendly gym
Cons: slightly older equipment
Thoughts: Great friendly gym to work out
The best gym in the city is (and why):

9/10 9.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/10

Reviewer: Sarah

Date: 11/2/2013

Cost of membership: Lowest I found
Pros: Great space, extremely friendly and helpful staff
Cons: could use updated free weights
Thoughts: Great gym, Lots of room. Nice environment
The best gym in the city is (and why):

7/10 7.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/107.4/10

Reviewer: Terry

Date: 11/2/2013

Cost of membership: Fantastic rates $20ish per month
Pros: Great Atmosphere, nice staff tons of room
Cons: Mildly older equipment/ no steam room/pool
Thoughts: Great work out room. No pretensions, no BS just quality training at a very cheap price does it for me
The best gym in the city is (and why):

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: mike

Date: 10/24/2013

Cost of membership:
Thoughts:i sign a contract a year ago but i moved from there to another province but they charged me even after my contract done .i dont recommend to sign any contract with them and to be honest YMCA is the best..
The best gym in the city is (and why):

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: jessica white

Date: 1/22/2013

Cost of membership:
Cons:dirty scammers
Thoughts:the place is always really dirty, snd they always try to screw with ur billing and rip you off and refuse to fix it.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

5/10 5/105/105/105/105/105/105/105/105/105/10

Reviewer: jessica white

Date: 1/22/2013

Cost of membership:
The best gym in the city is (and why):

2/10 2.13/102.13/102.13/102.13/102.13/102.13/102.13/102.13/102.13/102.13/10

Reviewer: J&R

Date: 12/29/2012

Cost of membership: $78/month for 2 people
Pros: never busy, location
Cons: dirty, old equipment, horrible tanning bed (never works properly either!), billing is horrible.
Thoughts: We were completely disappointed with this gym. The facility was disgusting, the bathroom smelled like mould, the machines are very old, staff are not friendly. We will never recommend fitexpress to ANYONE.
The best gym in the city is (and why): have not found it yet.

4/10 4.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/10

Reviewer: jack

Date: 12/26/2012

The music is always loud and always sucks. I think it's the same techno song playing over and over again.Go with a set of headphones or earplugs.

3/10 2.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/10

Reviewer: Kris

Date: 12/21/2012

Cost of membership:40
Pros:never busy
Cons:unclean, mouldy bathrooms, extra fees everywhere
Thoughts:would never recommend this gym
The best gym in the city is (and why): Denman Fitness, clean affordable friendly staff great atmosphere

3/10 3.33/103.33/103.33/103.33/103.33/103.33/103.33/103.33/103.33/103.33/10

Reviewer: ash

Date: 4/18/2012

Cost of membership: 20
Pros: chape, but you get what you pay for
Cons: they make a lot of billing issues and then take forever to return your calls when questioning them. Every time I call the manager is not there and never returns my calls how can a manager not have worked in the last 3 months??? I have been overbilled by over $130, with lame excuses from their staff, and no contact from a manager after repeated calls.
Thoughts: I wouldn't sign up here again, try a community centre or something else.
The best gym in the city is (and why): n/a

8/10 7.67/107.67/107.67/107.67/107.67/107.67/107.67/107.67/107.67/107.67/10

Reviewer: Fitnessfrenzie

Date: 2/20/2012

Cost of membership: $20
Pros: Lots of room, never have to wait for equipment during the day, friendly staff.
Cons: Busy from 68pm, no swimming pool.
Thoughts: Looks like they are listening to people and improving their image. They just got some new equipment and painted the place.
The best gym in the city is (and why): I have been with them for 9 months and it's looking better in they have my vote.

7/10 7.13/107.13/107.13/107.13/107.13/107.13/107.13/107.13/107.13/107.13/10

Reviewer: Glamour Guy

Date: 1/5/2012

Cost of membership: $20 a month
Pros: Great price, friendly people, no muscle heads
Cons: no dropping weights, too many t.v.'s
Thoughts: I like that it is never very busy during the day and I can get in and out quickly. All the staff seem pretty nice and they have really started cleaning up the place alot lately. It seems like every time I go in there is something new going on. I forgot my towel today and the manager gave me one for no charge. I was even willing to pay and he said no problem it's on me. It wasn't much but it made my day. I recommend them to my friends and been a member for about 6 months.
The best gym in the city is (and why): Don't know. I like Fitxpress as they seem good to me.

3/10 2.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/102.87/10

Reviewer: chris overend

Date: 11/11/2011

Cost of membership:
Thoughts: i as well was ripped off for no apparent reason other than i guess they are just hurting for money. when i bought my pass, i bought a three month pass, and made it very clear from the start i did not want to be charged anything after that. if i wanted to extend my pass i would decide then. a couple weeks before my pass expired, i moved out of the neighbourhood. i called and told them i would not be renewing my pass, and just wanted to double check that i would not be charged any extra charges after my pass expires. the girl told me i had to come down to sign a document to cancel. i did so, and she told me everything was all good. she even went so far as to say if i did happen to notice any charges on my credit card, let her know and she would rectify the problem. sounds pretty nice huh? not so much. a couple days ago, this is like six months later, i get a call saying i owe them $72, and if i dont pay them it will go to collections. i argued for a bit, but they didnt want to hear any of it. they just really needed $72. i went and paid them, what choice do i have, but wow, after two employees assured me i wouldnt get charged extra, what happened? great way to run a business folks.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

5/10 4.93/104.93/104.93/104.93/104.93/104.93/104.93/104.93/104.93/104.93/10

Reviewer: igorvutranivitch

Date: 9/26/2011

Cost of membership: changes all the time
Pros: am on commercial drive; super close to home
Cons: semi scam; good if you meet good staff; shitty if you meet bad staff... .daniel is their new manager amatuer night at the appollo
Thoughts: jenna last helped me. was a good experience. too bad she moved on. daniel is new cat. no idea what he is doing. young, dumb and full of cum
The best gym in the city is (and why): not sure yet. still searching. going back to sparticus. a bit more. 50 per month for month to month basis. but no bs i supposed.

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Janine

Date: 8/19/2011

Worst gym ever. The employees are unhelpful and don't seem to know anything. Most of the equipment is broken or under repair and it nothing is ever clean. Don't ever get a membership here. Not only can you not cancel it on you've got it, unless you move more than like 30 km away, they will not remind you when you're membership has expired, they just automatically renew your membership to month to month!!!!! Because of this gym I am never joining another gym again. They've ruined the whole thing for me.

4/10 3.6/103.6/103.6/103.6/103.6/103.6/103.6/103.6/103.6/103.6/10

Reviewer: TT

Date: 6/27/2011

Cost of membership:$28.00
Pros: cheap
Cons: dirty, dirty, dirty.
The best gym in the city is (and why): this gym is "horrible". They charged each member an additional $20 for maintenance fee but i don't see any changes. the ower pocketed the money probably. Don't recommend this gym to anybody. you get what you paid for.

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Andrew Light

Date: 6/8/2011

Cost of membership:
The best gym in the city is (and why):
These people are not interested in fitness. They are just interested in bilking people for money. The facilities are always dirty.

9/10 8.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/108.53/10

Reviewer: Adam

Date: 5/30/2011

Cost of membership: Cheapest that I have seen
Pros: Lots of light, many different areas to work in, friendly staff, don't try to sell you anything you don't want.
Cons:Newer equipment would be nice, and changeroom renos
Thoughts: Worth the money and they seem to be putting in effort to clean the place up, (they have a cleaner now), I like to do my own thing at the gym so this is perfect for me.
The best gym in the city is (and why):

4/10 4.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/10

Reviewer: EllaB

Date: 1/8/2011

Cost of membership: $20/month on a contract
Pros: Cheap, no frills, not busy, open early (5:30am)
Cons: Dirty aerobics area/equipment, old machines, wornout mats

Thoughts: A very, very basic gym hence the low price. Good if you know what you want to do; not a good place if you want a place full of personal trainers, fitness programs, etc. I do my own custom workouts, so I am happy not to pay extra for gym classes that never fit my schedule. And this gym has what I need (bosu balls, medicine balls, small weights, cardio machines, toning machines, an empty aerobics room for my circuit), so I was happy with the basics after having paid thousands to Fitness World for all their frills.

My biggest complaint, however, is that I rarely see anyone cleaning and I am convinced that I contracted a wart on my knee from using their aerobics floor and some equipment. (I swear I'm a very clean person and I there isn't anywhere else not even my own bathtub where I put my bare knee except for on this gym floor, mats and bosu balls.

Lastly, I was displeased with the extra $20 "maintenance fee" they charged me this summer (2010), especially since they still have such brokendown machines, weights with the rubber ripped off, shredded resistance bands and gross, tattered mats. Would be a perfect gym for me if they just cleaned more often and just replaced the shoddy bits of equipment.

4/10 3.87/103.87/103.87/103.87/103.87/103.87/103.87/103.87/103.87/103.87/10

Reviewer: Carly

Date: 1/5/2011

Cost of membership:22.50/month
Pros:decent facility
Thoughts:We moved AB and they continue to charge us for memberships due to mis communication on THEIR END. BEWARE if you think about joining this gym!
: this is the worst gym experience I've ever had we've been a part of 6 different gyms between AB and BC over the last 15 years and this is by far the worst to deal with from mgmt to office staff.

5/10 4.53/104.53/104.53/104.53/104.53/104.53/104.53/104.53/104.53/104.53/10

Reviewer: Dezi

Date: 8/28/2010

The equipment is new and the price is right... BUT... the new equipment is failing since May and they have done NOTHING to permanently rectify the situation. even their log books clearly show no one had even been in to look at the failing equipment since June!!! this is the end of August. oh and they have an extra $20 charge for equipment maintenance that I paid, yet the equipment remains unusable. Perhaps Wayne is pocketing the extra charges???? and since it's new why wouldn't he get the manufacturer to replace this crappy equipment?

1/10 1/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/101/10

Reviewer: Tracy

Date: 7/30/2010

BEWARE OF THIS GYM!!! DO NOT SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THESE PEOPLE!!! Completely dishonest and shady "business" practices going on here. After I moved away from the lower mainland, I was told that I would still be responsible for paying gym membership fees for the duration of the contract. I could use one of their 'affiliate' gyms in my new town, which was actually not an option for me as it was way too far from where I live, and without a car, that is significant. The 'affiliate' facility informed me that I could use their gym for a couple of months, but then I would have to pay 100 bucks or so in order to transfer my membership, which I couldn't do anyway as it was not feasible for me to get to this other gym. So,I ended up paying out my contract (even though I was not getting ANYTHING for it in return). Jump forward a year, a couple of months after my contract expires, I notice charges (seemingly arbitrary) on my credit card from FitXpress. So I call them to inform them of their 'mistake', and, once again, get the run around. I will actually be filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, but, as I can see on the BBB website, they are not a certified business, and they have many complaints against them already, so I am not sure it will do much good. If you are considering signing up with these people, RECONSIDER if you don't want to be ROBBED.

1/10 1.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/101.13/10

Reviewer: Cindy

Date: 3/25/2010

This gym is a JOKE! The staff are all useless, none of them are helpful or knowledgable about anything to do with a gym! The gym is DIRTY and has old equipment go somewhere else! They even ended up sucking a few extra months of a payment from me apparently signing up for a ONE YEAR contract, means after the 1 year you have to write a letter saying you will no longer be going!!!!

9/10 9.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/109.07/10

Reviewer: Amber

Date: 2/21/2010

Saw ad in Royal for new club opening up on 6th between columbia and royal. Decided to go check it out. Very impressed with the gym and PRICE. I joined.

9/10 8.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/108.6/10

Reviewer: james

Date: 2/21/2010

Just got a sneak peek of the NEW WEST CLUB! Amazing! All cardio equipment had TV'S, all new strength and free weights! SIgned up for only 20/mth and $40.00 enrollment. Thought I would pass on the good word before they raise rates

9/10 8.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/108.8/10

Reviewer: Gymoholic

Date: 12/6/2009

The owner & staff are super nice and know their stuff whenever i have questions. Great gym to workout at but after 6pm i will not go ... TOO BUSY!!! Everyone is out of work at that time and its impossible to get a machine. One thing i would say is that many people don't clean after they use the elliptical or stairmaster machine. Maybe they should post signage for reminder??? Overall, i love the gym =)

6/10 6.07/106.07/106.07/106.07/106.07/106.07/106.07/106.07/106.07/106.07/10

Reviewer: Kevin

Date: 3/28/2009

Happy with it. It's cheap, and there are no lines for equip. Ppl are nice, no drama. May not be the nicest looking gym BUT I go for the good work out, no wait, with nice people + staff, and a cheap price.

7/10 7.07/107.07/107.07/107.07/107.07/107.07/107.07/107.07/107.07/107.07/10

Reviewer: cathy

Date: 3/10/2009

Belong to alot of gyms over the years and this club is good. It;s not a high end club but it has good equipment and not a big social scene. I get in a good work out and take off. The price also helps at $20 a month.

would be nice if they could open one in coquitlam.

4/10 3.8/103.8/103.8/103.8/103.8/103.8/103.8/103.8/103.8/103.8/10

Reviewer: Ellie

Date: 6/23/2008

Very dirty gym, none of the staff gets up to clean or maintain anything. All the machines are out of service all the time. The machines are old and bad for your alignment. They are put together very poorly. The gym smells and there is only one fan for the whole gym.

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