Springfield was abuzz Wednesday with lobby groups, including a group of about 40 Chicagoland-based advocates, who traveled by bus to Illinois' capital for the second tour of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's (AFC) Lobby Days.
"I've been a member since June of 2005 and can honestly say that this gym is the best, dollar for dollar, anywhere in Chicago. If you care more about ambience than you do about physical results, go elsewhere.
I don't know where the other reviewer comes from when he says the locker rooms and facilities are dirty, they're both far from it. This gym is no-nonsense as is the staff. It's a nice reminder of what gyms used to be before they became politically correct."
"previous reviews have it exactly right, Very good value all around. Great location. Friendly professional staff ; Also has a food/juice bar. The space is surprisingly large once inside, and invites a workout focus! Equipment is good & plenty of free weights & machines.
Small caveat .... there could be a bit more lighting in parts ? Changing room fairly spacious, with large size lockers [ one time visitors bring or buy a lock . Overall grade A !"
"Convenient location, nice prof' ambience, well-maintained, & courteous G-friendly staff. Very good equipment, quality & range. Quality nutrition bar. Dry Sauna was out of commission.
Not a large work-out space so maybe best avoid p.m 'rush-hour' time (?) ... however the eye-candy is def' a "bonus" (!)"
"I'm glad Cheetah Gym survived. It's so conveniently located to my house. The staff is great, the place is clean and includes a nice selection of cardio equipment."
"I feel comfortable going to this location, especially after they did away with the TMA children's program. It's well-kept and the staff is friendly without seeming like they want you to buy personal training packages.
My only issue is with what channels are playing on the monitors. There are times where all three stations are sports stations."
"I had a Bally membership, and out of the blue they sold it to Crunch Fitness. Crunch is too far away for me and is not a viable option when I am not in the Chicago area.
What a crap organization.I had paid my membership fees for years, even after joining another gym, using my Bally's membership for when I travel. Check out The Bally's Sucks Website for more horror stories."