Growing nation wide, Life Time Fitness has been rated one of America's best gyms by Men's Health Magazine. Life Time Fitness has 85 locations in 19 states. They pride themselves in having something for everyone. Each location is well crafted and filled with activities for everyone.
The inclusion of children into the health club environment has been superbly done. Life Time Fitness Centers offer a large child care environment. There are computers, indoor and out door play areas as well as a climbing structure. Pools have family time so that children and parents can enjoy the splashing. Beware that the pool is only open to families as special times of the day. Like wise the childcare may close down the climber or computer area during times when fewer children and staff are present. Be sure to check on the times for your child's favorite activities and plan your gym time accordingly.
There are programs for all ages. Children, as young as three, can take classes on yoga, dance or martial arts. Adults have a wider variety of options. Adult classes range from fun dance instruction to work outs with exercise balls and other equipment.
Each center has hundreds of the latest cardiovascular and weight machines. Indoor/outdoor water parks with water slides. There are sport courts and rock climbing caverns.
One of the nice features is the 24-hour access. You can go any time that fits in to your schedule. There are free lockers and towels. Instead of the traditional lock your membership card serves as your pass to check out a locker. You just slide it into the door and the key releases.
The Website claims "Affordable memberships for any budget". The lowest option is bronze. For around $50 a month you have full access to your club and hopefully a few clubs in the area. As your membership increase you can visit more clubs, enjoy benefits outside the club and other features. With the Onyx level you can visit all clubs nationwide. Currently this is listed as 575. If you travel a lot this feature may be worth while.
According to complaints board .com there are numerous postings about the cancellation policy. Most establishments that automatically deduct money form your account are able to continue to do so until you submit a timely request to stop your membership. It is wise to read the policy and to be sure that you comply in order to not be charged again but if you are concerned than please check out http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/lifetime-fitness-c9845.html
Members receive a monthly fitness magazine and will enjoy the additional club amenities. A spa area with massage tables, a café and a cozy television lounge are all possible features. Visit your club and find out more. http://www.lifetimefitness.com/ will give you an over view. And at the time of this writing a free pass to try out the club.