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Posted by Miranda
Thursday, January 2, 2014
It's been a great three months so far. I am definitely getting stronger and am very happy with the gym. I would like to highlight a particular staff member, who has been exceptional: my trainer, Carmen. Carmen transformed my experience at the gym when I began working with him. With each training session, Carmen goes out of his way to make me and his other clients feel comfortable, welcome, seen, heard and valued. Carmen takes great care with my training sessions, developing programs that are geared towards helping me rehabilitate me knee and rebuild my entire body after suffering septic shock and undergoing several surgeries. I am not an easy client! While I have had various kinds of knee pain with past trainers, with Carmen, I have never had knee pain, or any kind of injury, and my training has not been a source of undue stress or discomfort. Since working with Carmen, my body has only felt better and better - in large part, this is because Carmen has always had time, patience and interest to listen to how I am feeling and what I need. He responds quickly and effectively to all of my adjustment needs - and often he has already anticipated them! Now, I look forward to coming to the gym and I have a sense of well-being and accomplishment after each workout. I also want to acknowledge how much I appreciate Carmen's professionalism and respectfulness of my body, my goals, and my training needs. It is always clear that Carmen values how I feel and what I need, and he is able to communicate with me and help me move forward while always making me feel comfortable, inspired, and empowered to meet my next set of goals. I couldn't have asked for a better trainer. Thank you very much for pairing me with such an exceptional trainer and person. Sincerely, Miranda

Posted by Ryan
Friday, December 27, 2013
City Fitness is the cleanest and best run gym I've ever been a member of. The staff is super friendly and helpful, there are classes for everyone, and there is ample room so you never feel like you're invading someone else's space. I would definitely recommend this gym to anyone looking for a place to work out in the Northern Liberties, Old City or Fishtown areas.

Posted by David C
Friday, December 27, 2013
've had experience with most of the fitness centers in Philadelphia, and I can say with certainly that this City Fitness location is the cream of the crop. New equipment, friendly staff, and incredibly spacious with great locker room and shower facilities. I came here on a seven day guest pass and Ryan, a membership staff person, could not have been more accommodating in getting me set up. If anyone in management sees this, please give him a raise. He even stayed a couple of minutes late on a Saturday to make sure that everything went smoothly. I haven't been to all of the City Fitness locations, but extrapolating on limited experience, I would venture that any location in this chain is a great place to go on a regular basis.

Posted by LAUREN
Friday, December 27, 2013
I've been a member of City Fitness/Graduate Hospital since they opened, and I've always had positive experiences with them. This is my first gym membership outside of college, and it's been really positive. The class instructors are all very engaging, non-judgemental, and informative. Carmencita's Monday night yoga class is especially enjoyable, particularly for beginners in yoga. The staff is always very friendly, and are always happy to help (even in weird situations, such as when I desperately needed a printer, and the staff/management were happy to let me use theirs). I've also had trainers offer to work with me one-on-one free of charge to help me focus on problem areas when I've expressed concern during classes. The gym is clean, offers a good variety of classes, and I haven't had any problem with hidden fees. The only thing I do wish they'd offer is a greater variety of classes starting at 7 pm, since even 6 is difficult during the week. Overall, I'm very happy with my membership!

Posted by Sara
Thursday, August 8, 2013
This is a fabulous gym. Considering the cost, it provides a lot of fitness opportunities. I look for a gym that has a lot of classes at various times so that I can fit in exercise before or after work. As my work start and end times change from day to day, though, I need a gym that has classes at various times throughout the early morning and mid to late afternoon. I found that the class schedule here meets that need. The trainers are excellent. The spin and row teachers are really exceptional. Try the We-Fit class, but expect a huge challenge, even if you are fit. The facility is very clean, but this is a new enterprise, so time will tell if the business will continue to keep things clean and fresh. I love that the women's locker room contains a blow dryer and extra hair ties. These little things make a huge difference. Thanks for thinking of them.

Posted by Taryn
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I am a huge fan of this gym. This gym has EVERYTHING I need for cardio and light weights (my fianc is big into lifting and he also loves it). I love that they have the large stairmaster (other gyms I had looked at in the area do not) and the sauna is a major plus. The areas are very clearly separated with enough equipment in all; cardio area, free weights, circuit weight machines, mat area where they do training with TRX, kettlebells, etc and separate rooms for stretching and classes. I have done a couple of classes (Zumba, spinning) and they have been decent... I would like to do more but I prefer to go to the gym in the morning and most classes are offered between 5:30-7:30 pm. The gym is always clean, staff is friendly and I rarely see or find broken equipment. Price is good for what you are getting (ie: more expensive than Planet Fitness but less expensive than a gym with a pool). I currently live only a few blocks away but I am hoping the parking is as good as advertised because I am moving to a different neighborhood and would like to keep coming here. I know a lot of people that go to this gym and I have never heard any complaints!

Posted by Fallan
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I'm obsessed with my gym! The group classes are great especially the spin classes with Carl and Roody and TRX with Rich and Tony. Staff is super friendly (love seeing them everyday). They have great trainers (Colleen) and unique workout programs such as Thrive (small group training with personalized workouts). I love when they offer additional classes/programs/events - Carl will offer a 2 hour spin class every couple months and they just added a Tough Mudder workout!

Posted by Fallan
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I'm obsessed with my gym! The group classes are great especially the spin classes with Carl and Roody and TRX with Rich and Tony. Staff is super friendly (love seeing them everyday). They have great trainers (Colleen) and unique workout programs such as Thrive (small group training with personalized workouts). I love when they offer additional classes/programs/events - Carl will offer a 2 hour spin class every couple months and they just added a Tough Mudder workout!

Posted by Nicolette
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Nicolette N. Loved the location, size, and variety of classes! Very clean- locker room or work out space never smelled. Sauna, clean showers, lots of mirrors were a plus. They have tanning, towels, and a juice bar as well. Parking is ample but a little tricky to figure out so make sure you ask about that when you sign up..