This gym is mostly a neighborhood gym with a staff and ownership that do not work out and therefore know little about what the needs are for their members. Equipment is not well maintained and it is repaired in "quick and dirty" ways instead of taking the time, effort and expense to fix the equipment appropriately. The primary free weight benches which are intended to be bolted down are not bolted down and so they become crooked and dangerous to use. Many pads are broken down and need replacement. Unfortunately it is the best choice inside the perimeter for a lifting gym. If a decent well maintained clean well equipped gym (not a fitness center) opened ITP it would blow Gravity out of the water. Perhaps the writer of the positive review has not spent much time in first rate gyms in major cities, but JT's comments about the cleanliness of the bathrooms is on target. Not a single piece of new equipment has been added to the gym in recent memory Sadly, the attitude of the owner and the daytime manager is as JT describes. The owner does indeed have an attitude that is not inclusive and he and his management are not open to suggestions or criticism. He has many loyal members who are not serious lifters and the environment in the gym would not be welcome to a diverse opinion of the facility, therefore the reason JT and I would prefer not to be identified. I would go someplace else in a moment, but the alternatives in the perimeter are all "fitness centers."
Posted: 8/25/2011 • Last edited: 12/21/2011 • Link to this review
In regard to the review written by JT404404, I must say that this is clearly someone who has some sort of grudge against the gym or it's owner. Everything this person stated in his/her rant is basically false, other than the fact that the owner has a dog. Also note that it appears the complainant signed up just to post this one negative review. I have belonged to Gravity for years and cannot say enough good things about it. I suspect the person who posted the negative commentary is highly likely someone who was booted out of the gym for inappropriate behavior in the steam and sauna area. If that is the case, good riddance.
Posted: 8/22/2011 • Last edited: 8/25/2011 • Link to this review
The Men's bathroom is DISGUSTING!! There is no door between the actual bathroom and locker-room, so any time someone goes in there and blows it up, the smell lingers into the locker-room and eventually into the gym by the front desk area. It's nasty! The smell in there makes me want to hurl sometimes. The carpet in the locker-room is soiled and stained, and also has a foul smell. Half of the faucets don't work, and the mirrors/countertops always have water and stains on them. The place is a WRECK! Also, would it be asking too much to have kleenex in the bathrooms. It's a shame you have to go into those nasty stalls to get toilet paper to blow your nose. The Owner has major attitude, and he dresses like he is going to a night club. Lots of bling, designer jeans, tight flashy t-shirts - it's not attractive. This is supposed to be a healthy, athletic minded environment, not a gay bar scene. I also think his "corner office" with curtains comes across as "I'm better than all of you" type attitude. Again, this is a gym! Why do you need a fancy corner office? The Owner also brings his dog into the gym, and while she seems sweet and nice, it only takes ONE attack or bite to change all of that. Perhaps he hasn't thought of this, but I'm sure he will get sued if/when the dog does eventually snap at somebody. Again, it's a gym, not a doggie day care center. The equipment is average at best, much of it is outdated. This is no state of the art facility.
Posted: 5/18/2011 • Last edited: 8/22/2011 • Link to this review
This is a neighborhood gem, no pun intended. Great equipment, good trainers, competent and friendly staff. As to the other comment about sauna and steam room problems, I have never noticed any issues with either.
Posted: 1/17/2009 • Link to this review
The gym is a nice facility with all new equipment. They have had ongoing problems with the steam room and sauna for over a year. The employees sometimes have difficulty showing up for work on time, and on occasion, the gym is locked when it should be open, leaving members to stand around outside waiting to get in. The locker room is clean in comparison to the last facility I used, but it could be better. The cleaning staff tends to lurk around the locker room watching members change. Several of us have complained to the management.
Posted: 5/01/2007 • Last edited: 12/21/2011 • Link to this review