I have been training seriously now since 1988, and Rock Hard Fitness has one of the best combinations of usefull equipment and serious atmosphere that I have experienced in a long time. I travel quite a bit for business and find myself training at some of the famous gyms like "Gold's Venice" and "Bev's Powerhouse in NY", and I would put Rock Hard right up there with those top gyms. I am making measurable gains since coming to Rock Hard, and I believe having the right equipment and the right atmosphere have made that possible. I can't brag enough on this gym!
Posted: 5/14/2012 • Link to this review
This is a rebuttal to the "review" by Atllifter - Posted 10/29/2010. I do not know who this person is but they must have an axe to grind. My wife and I have been members at Rock Hard for almost 5 years now, and one or both of us are there at least 5-6 days out of the week. The only time I have ever seen the owner get anywhere near to what you are describing is when people don't follow the simple gym rules, or they don't pay their membership fee (and that has only been 1 or 2 times that I have witnessed)To everyone else I would say come and give it a try, make up your minds yourself, you won't be sorry!
Posted: 6/21/2011 • Link to this review
After spending nearly a year at Rock Hard Fitness, I finally got sick of the owner's negative, unprofessional, and downright rude attitude towards his customers. The gym is nothing fancy, basic, aged free weights, most of them mismatched, and decent machines. If you're there for a simple workout, it can be readily achieved at this gym. The majority of the employees, Rock and Barry, are friendly and personable. The owner, however, is another story. As a manager in the customer service field, if any of my employees, or myself, ever treated our customers the way this business owner treats and speaks to his, we would be out on the streets, and rightfully so. In this age of struggling small businesses, and closing gyms, I'd expect to be treated with a lot more respect from a minimum wage employee, let alone the owner himself. I know of others who have left this gym for the same reasons. I have since joined a competing gym, a few miles away, where, for the same amount of money, I find myself surrounded by a much broader array of equipment, and I'm treated with respect in a friendly atmosphere from people who obviously appreciate my patronage. I wouldn't recommend this place of business to an enemy, let alone a friend.
Posted: 10/29/2010 • Last edited: 6/21/2011 • Link to this review
One above review complains about the music/radio being played in the gym. To begin with, if you're rating the gym by what is played over the radio you're there for the wrong reason. Next, if it really bothered you that much all you had to do was ask the owner or one of the trainers to change it, and they would. I have done this myself many times and no one has ever had a problem with it. Rock Hard may not be the biggest, or for some people, the best, but it has everything you need to get yourself in shape if you desire. The price is right, and the staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Those factors work for me, my wife, and many friends that I have made there.
Posted: 5/27/2010 • Last edited: 5/24/2011 • Link to this review