The new fitness center off of Preston Hwy is called Planet Fitness (7450 Jefferson Boulevard). It is right next to the Hobby Lobby and across from Jefferson mall. It is one of the cheapest and well kept fitness centers I have ever been in. The equipment is plentiful and the service is impeccable. I would suggest if you’re looking for a gym to try this one out.
The best thing about this gym is that there are no commitments. You pay $1 down and $10 a month, best price around town. They have elliptical, treadmill, weight stations, etc. No matter what you can find yourself something and not wait in line. I’ve heard if you go around 5 pm you won’t find an elliptical machine or treadmill available though. The reason of course is so many people get off work around this time and go straight to the gym.
But this gym is open 24/7 so if you can go before work or later in the day I would suggest this gym. It has newly opened and is said to have over 3000 members actively using the facilities. That is a big number for such a new gym, so that should say something about how good it is. There are personal trainers available as well so that you can learn to use the equipment correctly. Also, you don’t have to walk far to get to the next station. Everything is out in the open and easy accessible.
Motivation is essential in this facility. There are words plastered over the wall to keep you motivated and on track. One of the walls said “judgment free zone” another said “you belong” and finally “no critics.” This is there so as to notice how no one is focused on you but yourself, and every now and again you have to be reminded of that (I know I do).
Not only is this a motivational and well equipped gym but also one with a tanning bed. Also unlike some gyms they don’t have a movie room to work out in. This can be a positive or a negative thing, some people like the movie rooms Urban Active offers but some people get dizzy and sometimes could get hurt. There are televisions in the main room but I could not see any way to hear them, but there is music going on the entire time which you cannot avoid. The music played sounded mostly like POP music, so if you’re not a fan I’d suggest bringing your MP3 or iPod in with you.
All in all it is a great gym and a facility will also be opening in Clarksville this March. So if you are closer to Clarksville than Preston Hwy you can go to that one. Happy training and remember to eat healthy as well as exercise correctly. Without proper use of both you won’t see the results you want.
Photo by Planet Fitness