LA Fitness welcomes GCC students

By Eric Lopez

LA Fitness opened a location less than a mile away from the GCC main campus at 5810 W Peoria Ave.

The facility has an extensive cardio area, a large weight room, a basketball court, and an advanced cycling studio, and the equipment is brand new.

“We are offering a discount rate for students and working to reduce the initiation fee,” General Manager Bianca Dial said.

The weight training area of LA Fitness Glendale, AZ Aug. 8, 2017

The atmosphere of this location is open with warm lighting, and there are plenty of machines available. This is the only fitness center in the valley with wood flooring, which gives the club a sophisticated look. There is also a lounge area where members can relax after a heavy workout. They are stylish and elegant and offer something for anyone looking to get or stay in shape.

The staff at the club are all very friendly and quick to greet members. Personal training is available at LA Fitness, and when you sign up you are given one complimentary session with a personal trainer to assess your fitness goals.

The pool at LA fitness is situated in the front of the building, which provides plenty of light and makes each stroke more enjoyable than the last. The facility is well maintained and very clean. Locker rooms are spacious and clean.

Members can also check in at the front desk to get the LA Fitness app, which can be used in lieu of a membership card. Members can scan equipment using the app to learn about how to operate the equipment properly.

“We want students to know we are nearby, and come try it out,” Marketing Director Kevin Loeffler, who is often on campus during vending week with promotions for students, said.

Trainers Eric Custudio (left) and V. Fuller (right) pose near a power tower at LA Fitness Glendale, AZ Aug. 8, 2017

LA fitness offers an array of services including their OSR physical therapy office, which specializes in occupational and sports rehabilitation therapy at a very reasonable price. Fitness classes are also available at no extra cost to members. For visitors with children, there is a Kids Club where parents can leave their children for two hours while they enjoy a workout.

Some memberships are limited to the one location, but LA Fitness also offers multiple location memberships for just few dollars more per month.

Because this gym offers so much at such a reasonable rate, it is hard to compare it to others, and students will be glad to know that they can regularly receive one week trial passes to visit before committing.

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