Finally, I have found a gym in this maddening city that is prepared to treat me as a client and not just a membership fee.....thanks to the attention of the staff and the unpretentious layout of this gym which includes a steam room (very rare trust me) and heavy punching bags well out of the way of other punters so you can really go to town on them, I have managed to shed 15kg in just over 4 months and the effect on my life has been immeasurably positive.
The annual fee I was offered was more than reasonable and the method of sale employed by the staff was the opposite of the hard sell that is customary in the fitness industry. I was made to feel comfortable and welcome from the moment I set foot inside and this feeling continues to this day.
I have made several friends amongst the regulars and contracted trainers and as for the desk staff I look forward to seeing them each day as their greeting is sincere and encouraging. Their understanding and commitment to the individual progress of their clients is as thorough as it is professional.
I cannot recommend this gym highly enough.