Written on: 25/11/2010
Up until this month i was a member of the fit4less club in swindon. i had previously been a member when it was run by fitness first but left because it was shoddy and run down. fit4less gave it a paint job and moved some of the rooms around and took away the steam room which i enjoyed using but for only 17 per month i was prepared to give that up.
when i first joined it was ok but generally i feel i got what i paid for. the gym is overcrowded, smelly and dirty and some of the other users are a little bit on the undesirable side. over the last 6 months or so it has gone downhill. the air con broke down in the middle of summer and took ages to be repaired, but it was much better when it finally got done. the equipment isn't great, and just recently always seems to be out of order.
the gym is staffed by overweight, middle aged women who haven't got a clue and look totally out of place. it is not uncommon to get scowled at when you go into the gym, like you are an inconvienience to them for turning up to work out and making them get off there asses to do some work.
they recently installed a finger print scanner to let you into the gym which doesn't seem to work very well and most people just ignore it which just makes the staff even more lazy and uniterested in there customers.
if you want bad service and a shoddy gym then £17 per month is good value. for just £6 more per month I can use the council gym which has better equipment and friendly staff.