What is the best fitness complex in Knoxville, Tennessee and the surrounding East TN area? While there are many choices for where to work out, the reviews help make it clearer who has the best workout facilities, most helpful physical training staff, newest equipment, and most sensible club membership policy.
Finding the right health club for you and your family can be a daunting task, and making the wrong decision can be frustrating, stressful, and costly. This document is provided as an educational resource for you to familiarize yourself with the different membership services provided by our local fitness clubs, and to find out which gym is the best for you.
For the basic club membership privileges, you can find more information at Wikipedia's Health Club article. Most fitness centers will provide their members the following amenities with a basic membership:
If these basic provisions are all you require, then your search for the best of all national fitness centers should be driven by services, such as personal trainers and club cleanliness, and membership plans. It can be difficult to find a gym's quality of service without first becoming a member, which can lead to costly mistakes! Fortunately, there are other people in the Knoxville gym market who are making these same choices and talking about their experience online. A quick look at online reviews shows that it would behoove you to avoid both Court South and National Fitness Center. This recommendation is based on accounts of bad business practices, poor customer service, and unfair cancellation policies.
Reviews are in on the new National Fitness Center location off Cedar Bluff and the verdict is similar: bad customer service, unreasonable contract stipulations, and ridiculous cancellation clauses make NFC1 (National Fitness Center) the Knoxville gym to avoid. View some of the NFC1 customer complaints on Google places, where they hold a rating of 5 out of 30.
Many consider National Fitness Center a rip off. You can read stories of ripped-off customers and former customers of National Fitness Center at Ripoff Report - National Fitness Center. A couple of the more astounding examples of NFC1 ripoffs follow.
Thinking of making a New Year's resolution to get fit? Don't get sucked in by New Year's gym deals offered by Court South or National Fitness Center. The practices of their finance company, National Fitness Finance, have been called predatory and unfair. Read reports at MeasuredUp.
The top rated gym in Knoxville appears to be The Rush Fitness Complex - read The Rush Fitness Complex reviews. The Rush Fitness Complex offers Zumba classes, spin classes, and yoga group exercise classes at many of their locations. View class schedules for their many locations here: The Rush Fitness Complex Group Exercise Schedule.
To narrow down the best Knoxville gym for you, you'll want to think about your needs as a member. Many of the larger facilities offer lap pools, dedicated personal trainers, and group exercise classes. Your cost of membership may be higher at a large fitness center like The Rush or National Fitness Center, but you might have access to features like a sauna, or opportunities to meet some fun new people in yoga, zumba, or spin classes.
However, if your needs are more limited there are smaller, more convenient options available as well. A popular small Knoxville health club is Snap Fitness Center, which has three locations serving the Knoxville area and offers flexible month-to-month billing. You'll find smaller gyms focus less on individualized service, but if you're comfortable on your own you can save money and still have convenient access to cardio and weight-training exercise. Some of these smaller gyms (as well as The Rush) offer 24/7 member access, which means you can fit a workout into your busy or unique schedule.