|Address:||700 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008, USA|
|Working:||5AM–12AM 5AM–12AM 5AM–12AM 5AM–12AM 5AM–10PM 6AM–9PM 6AM–9PM|
This is a great gym for lifting, and still is after they changed to "American Barbell". The cardio options are also pretty adequate. However, if youre into that cross-training stuff, this probably isnt the place for you (no space). Ive been going here for a few years and Id say its the best place in town. That said, theres a few things youll need to consider before coming here. A) The GUYS on staff are awesome. Super helpful and knowledgeable about the gym and lifting in general. The GIRLS on staff are worthless. As far as I can tell, their job requires obnoxious laughing and generally being unhelpful in all things. If you know how to use a gym, this really wont be a problem. But seriously. SUPER obnoxious. B) Most of the people who work out here are either illiterate, or mentally retarded. For instance, all the dumbbell have numbers on them to signify how much they weigh. Not uncommon. There are racks where the dumbbells go when not in use that have numbers on them in certain locations. People who can read (and know what numbers are) know that you put the dumbbell back on the rack in the location with numbers that correspond to those on the dumbbells. Members at this gym just put them wherever because reading is hard. In the rest of the gym there are racks where the weight plates go. The weight plates all differ in size (diameter) based on how heavy they are. Now these racks dont have numbers, but generally, if youre not retarded, you would place your weight plate on a rack where an identically shaped pate already is. Or, if that isnt an option, place it on an empty part of the rack. Kind of like putting the square peg in the square hole as opposed to the round one, or the one shaped like a star. I assume most of the members at this gym failed that little game as toddlers and despite continuing to disappoint their parents and teachers throughout adolescence, managed to become adults and pay for a gym membership. Weight plates seem to just be thrown on to the racks in a manner that is best described as "short bus". This isnt really an issue the gym can solve (without a more extensive application process) and I dont fault them for it, but its still something to keep in mind when considering this gym. C) While the main area seems pretty clean, if theres anywhere that even remotely resembles a corner that a standard size vacuum couldnt access when being nonchalantly maneuvered around, expect there to be a bunch of dust and whatnot in said corner. Aside from this, great gym. 5 stars for exercise options and pricing. -1 star for the items listed above.
I have been a member ~4 years, belonged to Right Stuff prior. The best aspect is the large size of facility, choices of free weights and bench-related lifting. Actually, their selection of machines seems excellent. I dont have the knowledge or dedication to comment further on the "selection." Their A/C on the ground floor cools real well. The 2nd level (where most of cardio is located) has less A/C. They clearly under-perform in most aspects of management. They skimp on preventative maintenance. Their weight bearing machines appear to be not regularly cleaned or moving parts lubricated. Pegs & pins are bent, some are missing. Take something as simple as keeping a legible weight stenciled on a stacked plate; those are faded. When I mention this to front staff, I get implausible answers or shrugs. Some groupings of machines are not numbered, so even if a customer takes the time to report a problem, the problem machine w/n be clear to front desk folks. The customers are broad-ranging. Some are very aware of gym etiquette. (Less about how you hydrate and more about not tying up equipment while you use it as a lounge chair to text.) Some are generous with allowing others to work in, others treat their sequence of reps as a religious experience. If you can self-direct your work out and dont need help from the front desk or the paid trainers, this is a good place. If you expect a clean mens toilet, towels or any engagement from the staff, look elsewhere. Excellent physical plant but the folks at the desk seem untrained in running a service business and their main office seems like an absentee owner. (4/14/17) Renamed to "American Barbell." Nice job in adding areas for squats, heavy punching bag and a weight sled. Folks do real good work on the squats. So, if I were rating only by amount of good equipment and space design, Id rate 5-star. Their below-average performance continues in general equipment maintenance (same negatives as my previous posting) and site cleanliness. The 2nd probably boils down to budget; the owner d/n seem to care about this. The 1st is both not spending $ and not even having a system where a customer can I.D. a defective machine by a unique #. So, among the machines that require regular maintenance (.e.g. any cardio machine), assume youll encounter higher % of out-of-order. If you can handle this, then youll be very happy. If not, theyre 3.5 to 4.5 stars, depending on how important a clean gym is to you.
Worst gym experience ive ever had. The staff is rude, and are not there to help.. assuming they think they have some sort of status because they work at a gym? .... I have never received as much attitude as I have here. ( Campbell Location) The gym is filth and smells. There is no ventilation. The bathrooms are disgusting. I went in to cancel, they told me the only way to do so was to email. I emailed 4 times. The final email I sent to cancel was also ignored but the funds stopped coming out for about 2 months.. now I am being charged again!.. I called to get assistance and was told that Emailing is not a way to cancel and if I would like to live in the past, i can call to complain. Gyms are supposed to be inviting, and customer service should be just that.... since the customer is how you make your money. I will never ever recommend this gym to anyone.. and DONT give them your banking information!
Theres so many "restroom"s available here but I choose to get in to use the restroom and take a look of this gym before I go to the culinary class right upstairs. The none smile guy in the front asked me "are you a member?" I said no then he said "the restroom is for customer only". No welcoming no greeting no nothing and its always easy to say a no to a stranger. I think I will not be a member here in the future either. That easy, they just turned another potential customer away by letting me go to whatever next door. Theres Starbucks theres gas station right on the corner you think a customer came in for no reason or just the excuse they tell? More training for sales please.
Ive been a member of this gym for about 1 1/2 years. Its OK. Not the cleanest place (actually, often quite dirty), and they nixed their stretch/ functional fitness spot downstairs next to the weightlifting equipment, but otherwise: they have what you need here, & recently upgraded some equipment (although I miss some of the "classic" pieces for basic exercises). Just clean and stock the bathrooms/locker rooms once in a while, guys! Jeeez. Also: this place stays pretty busy until 10pm often, so peak hours are extended compared to other gyms. Have a great workout, people. ;)