Austin >Gym One INC
Not the best. If you like to go to the gym and talk and waste your time than this is the gym for you. God forbid if you catch the owner on one of his bad mood days, look out!! But not to worry hes all show and no go. I was asked to leave because there was an issue at the gym and the owner pretty much blamed me,with out any proof!!! It was a pretty crapy thing to do, even though the issue at hand happened to me as well..?? Anyway im better off where i am now, where lifting weights is the only thing that goes on there. " Surrond yourself with people that make you better"
Dirty! Rude staff!. The owner gave me a free week before signing up for a membership. I got some kind of foot fungus in the gentleman's locker-rooms. The carpets were very dirty and it smells like mildew. I approached the owner about this and he got very defensive. Since that time I felt no longer welcome. I am originally from the Austin area and found the people who run this place are very peculiar.
Poor experience. Not worth the price.
Broken equipment taking months to be fixed, rates at more than $40/mo (with tax). Was a longtime member from nearly the very beginning but recently moved on to greener pastures. Reasons? New ownership. Came in with a whole slew of promises and made some changes. Some good like adding a coffee bar, etc. But some not so good, like raising the rates-- in my case by more than 25% a month, costing me more than $120 extra each year. Also, a growning frustration with numerous signs posted on equipment "parts on order" only to find that no one had actually even looked at the bike, treadmill, etc in question. Then, try to get out of their "month to month" contract and see how quickly they get that straight. Take it from someone who was there for years, you'll do yourself a favor by moving somewhere else.
We are unfortunately at the mercy of Equipment repair services/parts. Your acct. was taken care of and I accept full responsibility for the delay. I hope the home gym works out for you.
A rare gem of a gym in Austin.
I have been working out for ten years and have THREE gym memberships at the big chains in Austin. I workout A LOT and get sick of gyms easily, so I like the change of scenery in the other gyms. However, since starting at Gym 1 last year I haven't used the large chain memberships at all! I started training with Lonn Koentopp about 8 months ago, and I venture to say he's the BEST trainer in Austin. He's a knowledgeable, back to basics no nonsense trainer and pushes me hard. I've seen more results with him than the three other trainers I've tried over the years and he's much more affordable.
I absolutely love the atmosphere at Gym 1. After only a short time of working out there you feel like one of the family! It's low on gossip but high on cleanliness and positive attitudes. Bruce is a quiet, unpretentious owner who sincerely cares about his gym and his members. Women's locker room is GREAT! They provide lockers and towels, shower and sauna. Music can be somewhat inconsistent..just bring your iPod.
Plenty of cardio equipment, free weights and machines. Even at 5 o'clock you rarely have to wait on anyone.
I just can't say enough good things about it! I'm so happy to have found a gym that feels like home!
couldnt be any better. For someone without much gym experience Gym One and the owner Bruce were the PERFECT find. A huge variety of equipment and Bruce is always very willing to show you how to use it corectly. The place is clean, the staff is friendly, the price is right and it never has the meathead vibe of the larger chain gyms I checked out. Go to gym one, talk to bruce and you'll be sold.
Best gym to keep your focus on you. Gym One has all the equipment and amenities any gym member could ever need. What makes Gym One truly special is the non-intimidating atmosphere which makes this gym a great place for people to start back into a regular exercise routine. You won't find the muscle-bound guys on steroids grunting and screaming their way through a workout or scantily clad women in spandex looking for their next boyfriend instead of an open treadmill. Everyone's there for one reason - to get back into shape or to keep in shape. What a refreshing change over most gyms I've been to recently.
Austin's own Cheers.
Gym One is a neighborhood gym, ?where everybody knows your name? to quote a famous phrase from the theme song of the TV sitcom, Cheers. And like Cheers, Gym One is a nice friendly place to work out. No matter what type of exercise you desire, it is available and there is a trainer who specializes in it. I find that even when I don't have the desire to exercise, I manage to show up just to see the friendly faces. Of course, then I have to exercise!
If you look hard enough at Gym One, you will find Austin's own personalities of Sam, Woody, Diane, Cliff, Norm, Carly, Fraser and the whole ensemble along with all their foibles and dreams. It's worth a visit, if for no other reason than to see a smile and hear a friendly, ?Hello.?
Very Good Environment Overall. This is a nice place to work out, because of it's "comfortable" surroundings. However, the music has gone WAY downhill since the old owner sold it, and the new owner seems to voice his dislike for some members pretty openly. That's surprising considering he's trying to build a client base, but whatever. Overall, a good gym with GREAT trainers.
True, some do prefer the monotony of radio. My business principles have spoken for themselves. Hmmm...Didn't see you at the X-MAS party. Thanks for the 4/5 stars.
Only place to go!!!. My experience at Gym 1 has been the best since my entrance into the fitness industry in 1998. This is a gym that caters to everyone; personal trainer and member alike. Bruce Casas is a hands on owner. You will see him training a client, working on a piece of equipment or joking with one of his highly valued members. Sometimes you even see him talking to the sound system in no uncertain terms but that is only because he wants the very best in music for his gym. He works at it until it is right and that's a tall order when you're satisfying everyone, especially when it comes to music. We're all so picky!!! One of my pet peaves is the way the personal trainers are treated in corporate gyms. You don't get that at Gym 1. Personal trainers are treated with respect and dignity and encouraged to pursue their job as a profession not a sideline. Only the best independent personal trainers in Austin work at Gym 1. Personal Trainers are treated as members and members are treated as real people with real needs. Every morning I walk in I'm happy and as the day progresses I only get happier. The comraderie betwen members and trainers is awesome making it a great place to workout. No snarls, no arguments just a spirit of fun and an attitude of "let's get 'er done". In all seriousness if you're considering a place to workout for the long haul that is affordable and friendly Gym 1 is the place for you.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!