About two months ago, I joined Total Woman's Gym & Spa and I think it's probably the best choice I've made for myself in a really long time. Not only is it super convenient because it's literally five minutes away from home, but I really love the fact that it's an all women's gym. They offer so many classes that normal gyms don't offer like barre class, belly dancing, Hatha yoga, Power yoga, cycling, kickboxing, steps, pilates, and best of all their Zumba classes are offered almost everyday. I never run out of choices. If you are a mom, they also offer childcare so it's very convenient to work out without having to find yourself a babysitter.
When you walk in, you will NOT smell sweat like you do at most gyms. It smells more like a spa with scented candles and aromas that will calm your nerves for a rejuvenating experience. The receptionist will greet you with a smile, swipe your card, and sometimes they'll offer you free fitness seminars or samples of their spa treatments. Last week they had a $10 sampling package where you can take a tour of their treatment rooms and get a mini facial or sample their many spa treatments (with bathrobes and slippers included).
You can either go upstairs for the mind/body studios or downstairs for the larger group classes. They also have a really nice changing room with full showers that offer shampoo/conditioner, fully covered stalls if you want to change out of your sweaty gym clothes, and a sauna/steam room to help you relax your muscles and rid toxins after a full workout. If you had a really long and stressful week you can also buy yourself a facial or spa treatment at a discounted price if you are a member. There are membership packages that come with treatments every month but it tends to get expensive if you do it that way. I happened to join on their anniversary day so my membership was super discounted. If you are looking to join, I would wait for really good offers. Sometimes having to pay a little extra for a nicer gym will force you to work out as much as possible because you don't want to waste money. If you commit to taking at least 3-4 classes a week, you are definitely getting your moneys worth!
In the downstairs area there are also treadmills, elliptical machines, weight machines, and free weights. I have never waited to get on a machine before. The gym tends to get busier around 5-6pm but even when it's busy, most of the machines are open for use since most people are taking classes. There's also a large parking lot in the front and a smaller parking lot in the back. I've never had a problem with parking even during peak hours. During the day, it's pretty empty. Last week I took a belly dancing class and it was just me and the instructor. I felt like I was getting private lessons! It was awesome. Some of the yoga classes get crowded but if you make it on time, you are good to go. The only class that gets really crowded is Monday night Zumba class and Thursday night kickboxing. There's about 40 people in that one but I really don't mind because everyone is there to have a good time and will give you enough space to move around. It's like one massive party!
Once you have a membership, you can take classes at any of the following Total Woman Gyms: