reasonable price, nice nonpretentious place, worst gym, not great equipment, like vibe, helpful front desk people, great classes
awful awful gym, music never works or you can't hear it, the machine's never work, or are fixed....I can't say how bad this place is....only good thing is Sean, the amazing yoga teacher...they used to have good classes, teacher's...went down the toilet
now it's closed,,,go figure...& they're such dishonest pigs they're still charging people's credit cards!scum
Great neighborhood gym.
BHHF is right around the corner from my apartment. I can stop in whenever and get a great sweat on.
The owners are amazing and its nice to see the usual suspects every time I am there.
Convenient, cost effective and great classes!
I Love this Gym!. Ever since I started going to Beverly Hills Health and Fitness and working with the trainer, I have not only lost weight, but am building muscle. The place is convenient, affordable, clean and the staff is great.
Great gym. Great spot. I lost weight and will continue to go. Love the place and like the vibe.
Not worth it even if they paid you to join.
This gym is, to put it simply, awful. The building was clearly once someone's house, and the layout is therefore awkward and strange. A creepy hallway leads you to the various small rooms that house the often broken equipment. And when I say broken, I mean dangerously so. The cable snapped on a shoulder press machine I was using (guess it couldn't handle the 20 lbs I was lifting), and it was obvious that the cable had been close to the breaking point for quite a while. An "out of order" sign was placed on the machine...and remained there for the next three months. I was a member for a year, and in all that time the same treadmill was always "out of order." The place is dirty as well, and just feels seedy and rundown.
There is one barbell bench, which means you're screwed if anyone else is using it. People take the free weights and wander away with them, or else the gym just never had complete sets, because finding two 10-pound weights, for instance, was often quite the adventure. And usually an unsuccessful one.
The ownership of this gym seems much more interested in bringing in movies to shoot, thereby closing down the gym and/or making it really inconvenient for paying members to work out. Not exactly the best customer service. In one year, I counted at least four productions shooting in the gym. And I was out of town for four months out of that year.
Not to mention that when I went to work out with my girlfriend, we were told we couldn't "personally train" each other. We were a couple doing the same work out together, and we explained this, but we were harassed by the staff for the next week until eventually we cancelled our membership. They wanted the money to go to their own personal trainers, and instead they lost two memberships. Worked out well for them, huh?
If all of the above reasons aren't enough to make you go a few extra blocks down to Easton Gym, don't say I didn't warn you.
Won't recommend it at all.
Not terrible, not great, not sure if I'd really recommend it.
I've been a member here for about a year and a half. The equipment isn't great, but it works. There's also not that much of it...so if you felt like doing some bench presses, there's only 1 bench and you may have to wait for a couple guys to stop talking and finish their set before you can get on there. All of this is okay because it's a small place and the price is reasonable.
The management is somewhat less than stellar. Was told I'd get free personal training sessions when I joined, and never did. Was also told that if I paid upfront for a full year and ended up having to move, etc., that I would be refunded for my remaining months. Well, guess who's moving, and guess who "doesn't remember that conversation". The owner, Gio, claims to have no recollection of that agreement, so I'll be stuck either driving from the eastside when I want to work out, or just giving up the money I'm "owed" and join a gym close to my new place.
It's my fault for not getting it in writing, but it's their fault for being deceptive.
I'd say based on that, and the overall mediocre quality of the gym, I'd recommend you join another gym.
Just awful. We joined this gym in October of 2006. At first it seemed like a nice, non-pretentious place to work out. As time went on, however, things became more and more run down. Equipment is frequently broken without ever being fixed. You can't find a 12 lb. free weight to save your life. Money-wise it is cheaper than everything else but I guess you get what you pay for. We go to Crunch now and it is much nicer. I won't even go into the problems I had with Petki over money, but her incompetence at management was unbelievable.
A home away from home!. I joined this gym a few years back, when I first moved out of the Valley. I chose it for it's reasonable price, and because of it's central location, but I keep renewing every year because it just feels warm and cozy to me. I have belonged to a couple of the giant franchise gyms in the past, and I HATE them! They hard sell you, and as soon as you sign on the dotted line, you're treated like a number, and the staff members couldn't care less about you. At BHHF, you're always treated like an old friend, and they seem to genuinely care about keeping members happy. I've made a lot of buddies there, and sometimes hang around after my workout just to chat! And, it's not a meat market, where you feel like you're being judged. Bottom line... it's a great "homey" atmosphere where you can get a good work out, and I LOVE it!
Disappointed. Despite promises to correct the problem of limited workout space, the owners keep subleasing more and more of it to outside users, leaving almost nothing for the members: as of 11/28/08, the amount of free floor space available regularly for stretching, etc., is down to one cluttered room about eight feet by ten feet. Equipment maintenance has also become a problem. That said, the front desk people remain very friendly and helpful, and prices (at least for longtime members) remain low.
Best Neighborhood Gym Anywhere. There really isn't another gym like this place. It has a really friendly vibe and the place is really cool, but not snotty or hollywood-ish. I have been a member for a long, long time - the new owners have done a lot and I heard they are bringing in more new equipment and more new classes - they just added bellydancing and tai chi and I hear kickboxing is coming back. The place also has a boxing ring in the back which is really cool!
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