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Old 07-19-2011, 01:26 PM
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Originally Posted by ghett61 View Post
dangerously sexy?
I have a feeling you're about to be PMd with a whole bunch of messages reading "Hey yo baby i got what you need! cuz im a pleezer not a teezer. hit me up!"
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:33 PM
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Relatively small and cheap rarely go together. I liked Fitness First, though I know lots of people that don't (and their Tyson's location is better than the Reston one) but it was cheap and worked for what I needed (someplace to work out when it was cold or raining, otherwise I'd rather be outside). I've heard a couple of things about Snap Fitness lately, mostly that they are cheap and no commitment so that may be worth checking out.

Of course you know pricing at a gym is very negotiable. I've never paid enrollment anywhere, and always negotiate my monthly fee (just get it in writing!).
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:13 PM
Location: Reston
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Originally Posted by Carlingtonian View Post
Not sure where you're getting that. I'm married with no kids, and we're not low income (though the price is low for everyone, compared with the chains). As to the weights: If you're trying to be Mr. Olympia or Magnus ver Magnusen, then OK, maybe you'd be disappointed. But for most guys, a few machines, a couple of racks of freeweights, and a few situp boards are more than adequate.

Maybe it varies by location, though. I'm talking about the one in 22207, on N 14th St.


I wouldn’t mind spending $80/month if it was a fantastic gym (it’s pretty much a charity anyway). For me a decent gym would be one that had plenty of plate-loaded machines where each side works separately. At least 2 each of the more popular machines would be ideal.

OP: if you are interested in the YMCA, ask if they have any specials. Also, some employers have special deals at the YMCA for their employees. My employer wasn’t on the list.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:37 PM
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Check out CrossFit Reston. I haven't been there, but I have visited other CrossFit gyms. Even if you don't want to do the CrossFit program, they will have bumper plates, lifting platforms, and power racks. People won't stare at you if you do the olympic lifts and they won't freak out if plates make some noise when they hit the ground (within reason). They might even allow chalk. If they aren't what you're looking for, they can probably steer you toward another gym that might be more appropriate.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:33 PM
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We liked the Sport and Health in Reston okay, and found it much cheaper than the YMCA. We were paying ~$45/month for two of us at S&H, and the last time I looked at the Y, it was at least $80+. Maybe we just hit a good deal at the time we joined (and I think we had some sort of corporate discount), but it seemed a fair price. We moved last year, though, and now the Y is more convenient than the S&H, so we cancelled our membership since we hadn't been going for a long time. Now we need to figure out how to get back to ANY gym!

BTW, Sport and Health is down near the intersection of Wiehle and Sunset Hills, a short drive from RTC.
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