Decent facility but... I was looking for a nice gym that had a good amount of cardio equipment and free weights that was close enough to my work. MAC fit the bill as far as equipment and facilities -- full locker room that could use updating (the men's locker room has a group shower while most other facilities in this price range have separate showers), plenty of treadmills/bikes, multiple benches, racks, and free weights...a little dated but good enough. However, after switching to a new gym I had failed to cancel my membership for many months after non-use. Upon realizing this, I attempted to cancel my membership on 1/24 effective no later than 1/24 but hopefully back-dated a few months since my last use. I was notified by MAC management that not only could I not back-date my cancellation, [MAC management quote: "Also, we have a number of members who pay their dues diligently each month, but haven't been in the club in months. It's out of fairness to them that we adhere strictly to the 30 day cancellation policy and do not issue refunds in the case of non use. I'm sure you understand."] but the 30 day cancellation policy is actually longer. If you don't cancel prior to the 18th of the month in which you wish to cancel, you will be billed again in the following month, per MAC. Also, I guess MAC is being "fair" to its members in a sense by equally screwing everyone who pays without usage. If the MAC really did have the best interests of its members at heart, maybe an automated email message to members alerting them that "It's been X days since your last visit, hope to see you soon or click here to manage your membership" would be better. I suggested this to MAC but I know this isn't really an effective business model for a fitness club. So, this gym is suitable for what gyms are actually for - working out - just be careful around the memberships and business side. The "No Contract" / 30 day cancellation policy isn't quite what it seems. My impression is that this place tries to build a community for its members and wants people to feel like they belong to that community. Turns out that the bottom line is the most important thing...as long as they've got your $$$ they really don't care about the member, which is fine, just don't purport to be something you're not - different than any other gym. Fair enough.
In reply to Amber's negative comment all I can say is WOW! I feel that I have to post this so that people can read the truth and make their own decision based on the facts rather than an unstable persons rant online.Amber registered online and when our receptionist attempted to set an appointment for her 1st class she began using profanity and talking in a very aggressive and loud tone because she did not know all of the details about our 20 different membership options, which, by the way, are explained in detail with a fitness consultant upon the initial visit. After several attempts to set her appointment time to no avail, our staff thought it best that we issue a refund and go our separate ways rather than have a hostile and negative personality in our place. After issuing the refund, Amber continued to register online under different email addresses and aliases and we continued to issue refunds and elected not to schedule an appointment. To be honest this behavior was quite unsettling and we even had to call the police to inform them that she was behaving strangely. After all of these shenanigans she called and left the following apologetic message on our voice mail system:...Hi, my name is Amber Myers and I understand that how I have behaved is not appropriate, so I am calling to apologize. But, I'd still like to come and see your Zumba studio. I apologize if I've offended you, but please call me back at 832-837-9101 because I'm still very interested in seeing your studio...If you or anyone else would like, please call us back and we can play it for you. Well, sorry Amber but your childish behavior behavior is not something that we tolerate or welcome at our place. We have many rave reviews and have helped many women change themselves for the better in our place and your attempt to smear our reputation online will not deter us. We will continue to offer the best classes in the city for women focused on improving their health and self confidence.
I am probably not your average cross fit athlete. I am over 50 years old, do not have a lot of time, travel a lot. But I knew I had to do something as I could no longer carry the groceries from the car to the kitchen, I literally had to carry one page at a time. Al is the best. He is patient, took an interest in my progress, worked with me to get where I needed to be. A year later I have lost 10 lbs (I was never really fat), I can easily run a mile, I can perform rope ascends like no body’s business (i.e., easily) and a feel terrific. My family no longer recognizes me. Best of all, when I get that beer, I feel I earned it.
Slender Peach is a great alternative exercise place for women. They have Toning Tables which move you. There are six different tables and you do ten minutes on each for a one hour session. It will help you tone core muscles, improve circulation & flexibility, help you lose inches and if you combine with a sensible reduced calorie diet, it will help you lose weight too. So, if the gym is not for you and walking or jogging in heat and humidity is not your deal, give this a try. It's in a great location and no problem parking.