Sunday, September 25, 2016

Olympic Gym, San Antonio, TX

A fine institution! It may also be called "Original Gym" now, it's not clear to me. Regardless, they have fine equipment for powerlifting and oly training, chalk, everything you need. $5 to drop in. I've been twice, and there shall be more visits.
AttributeValue
Deadlift friendlyYes
Safety squatYes
Safety benchNo
Bumper platesYes
GHRYes
Reverse HyperNo
ChalkYes
OrientationStrength
StrongLifts friendlyYes

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LA Fitness, Pompano Beach, FL

Not great, but not bad. Standard gym, plus basketball, a pool, etc. Two cages, two squat racks. No round plates!Site here. $20 for a day pass
AttributeValue
Deadlift friendlyNo
Safety squatYes
Safety benchNo
Bumper platesNo
GHRNo
Reverse HyperNo
ChalkNo
OrientationGeneral
StrongLifts friendlyNo

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Life Time Fitness, Katy, TX

A very general gym that also has many platforms (6 I think) and racks. Most of the people in them were squatting high and whatnot, but there were a few serious guys and gals while I was there doing impressive workouts. It's not the sort of place where you can openly chalk, but you could probably sneak some in. Drag a bench into a rack and you have a safety bench, but they don't have safties on the benches. Also, GHR! Yelp review here. I believe a day pass cost me $25.
AttributeValue
Deadlift friendlyYes
Safety squatYes
Safety benchNo
Bumper platesYes
GHRYes
Reverse HyperNo
ChalkNo
OrientationGeneral
StrongLifts friendlyYes

Saturday, January 31, 2015

X-Treme Fitness, Mount Vernon, NY

A very loud, pretty standard gym that happens to have a few power cages for your squatting pleasure. Sort of BB oriented, but seems to be a fairly friendly place. Wouldn't try to do too much oly lifting there. Nice and cheap too, ~$300 a year as of when I'm posting this. Plus, you can box. Check out their website. I'll probably join here if I end up moving back to Westchester in the next few years. Open 5am - Midnight M-R, 5am-10pm F, 8-8 SS.
AttributeValue
Deadlift friendlyYes
Safety squatYes
Safety benchNo
Bumper platesNo
GHRNo
Reverse HyperNo
ChalkNo
OrientationBodybuilding
StrongLifts friendlyYes

Monday, November 17, 2014

Worst post yet

A friend of mine, who wishes to remain anonymous, but may be awesome, went on a trip and came back with a list of gyms good for doing StrongLifts type programming. I'm presenting it here as a block, to be fixed up later.

Gold's Gym
401 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
$10 for day pass

24 Hour Fitness
1407 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation
641 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
$5 for day pass

Gold's Gym
1900 Duane Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054
$5 for day pass

LA Fitness
3827 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
$15 for day pass

24 Hour Fitness
15301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Couples Swept Away, Jamaica

This is a hotel gym in Jamaica, but is stocked. Oly bars, bumper plates, squat rack, etc. Good times.
AttributeValue
Deadlift friendlyYes
Safety squatYes
Safety benchNo
Bumper platesYes
GHRNo
Reverse HyperNo
ChalkYes
OrientationCardio
StrongLifts friendlyYes

Sheraton Hotel Times Square

The Sheraton at 811 7th Ave at 52nd Street in New York City has a gym that outsiders can join. If you're a cardio bunny or like the machines, you're good, otherwise nope. There is a smith machine, and a squat rack with bumper plates you're not allowed to use without a trainer. Pass.
AttributeValue
Deadlift friendlyNo
Safety squatNo
Safety benchNo
Bumper platesNo
GHRNo
Reverse HyperNo
ChalkNo
OrientationCardio
StrongLifts friendlyNo