As I mentioned during my rant on Gym Judgers, I recently visited a new gym. I went to Xsport Fitness as a guest of my roommate. While there I decided to look around at all the gym had to offer and give you guys a quick review.
The gym offers memberships starting at $9.95 a month (although that rate is for their Express locations) , there’s a 30 day money back guarantee as well as month to month memberships for commitment phobes like myself. There’s towel service and a complimentary training session. Their training packages can be pricy but they are known for being extremely effective.
The gym is located in Alexandria, VA in a residential area. There is a parking garage that is shared with the surrounding establishments so you may not find a close spot but there will always be parking. The gym validates your parking for two hours (although they’ve been known to make exceptions for longer times).
The gym appears to be small form the outside but is incredibly large. It’s three levels and is open 24 hours a day. It has a lane pool, studios, steam and sauna, basketball court, and a café/juice bar with Wifi. There’s also children’s play area. While you’re children are there you can tune in to what’s going from your cardio machine’s television. They offer salon/spa services which I thought was pretty random. Who goes to the gym for a blowout? There are also rows and rows of cardio machine. I went arrived at quarter to 8 and I there was no wait time for the elliptical, treadmill, or stair climber. They also had some contraption I had never used or seen before, I just knew it terrifeid me.
I didn’t attend any of the classes available (yet) but the gym offers over 60 classes a week. Classes include kickboxing, step aerobics, sculpting, group strength, boot camp, dance, indoor cycling, Pilates and yoga. The lane pool is also utilized for aqua aerobics. I haven’t taken a group fitness class with them before but I might try to drop in on their Wednesday Body Pump class.
I don’t have many complaints about Xsport Fitness. The gym is clean, large and beautiful, the staff and trainers are kind and knowledgeable, and they offer a lot for the price of membership. If I was on the market to join a gym Xsport would definitely be the gym I chose.