Is 24 hour fitness the most hardcore gym out of all the other famous gym lol??? bally total fitness, la fitness, etc.
i'm from Chicago. so here it's, X-Sport open 24/7 356. and no, i don't work there
I actually liked the 24 hr. fitness chain in SoCal. Mostly because of the hours, but their sections were not bad at all (granted no 115s, but up to 100s.)
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
BPS - Where Body meets Performance
Flawless Skin Couture - We give you the tools to make you Flawless
the 24hr i go to has dbs that go up to 125.
but it also has a lot of douchebags at certain times.
so i use my home gym 1/2 the time to get a break from it all.
the best "famous" gym in CT is obviously Golds Gym... I'm not sure if your even considering it in this question though. Other than that though I worked out at New York Sports Club and if you go at the right time the weights are empty and there plenty of hot moms doin cardio
Biased because I work there, but my 24 Hour Fitness is pretty cool. My old district manager was a world class bench presser. I can use chalk for deads/cleans/snatches whatever. I can make all the noise I want when doing heavy deads/cleans whatever. Dumbbells go to 125 lbs.
Just dont drop the DB's, they do break. If you can't hang on to 125 lbs then you got more to worry about then shrugging it!
My 24-hour fitness has 160lb dumbells.
Not sure if you have "Powerhouse Gym" in your area, but before mine closed down due to competition (24 hour was built 1 mile away), it was hands down my favorite gym of all time. Everything a bodybuilder needs and then some. I miss that place
i go to the 24 down here in miami (kendall area). at least it's has a squat rack and a power rack. i'm very content with the available equipment. i have a bunch of weekend warriors at my gym with the exception of a few swole dudes but i saw someone deadlifting for the first time. as for squatting, everyone either uses the smith and those that do use the squat rack don't even squat below parallel. everyone else is either using the machines or in front of db's looking themselves in the huge mirror that runs the length of the whole db rack after they do their sets of db curls, arnold presses, etc.
i don't go to the gym for the people, i go for the lifting and 24 has provided me with the necessary equipment to get my 5x5 routine done. i'm satisfied