I was a member of Allstar previously and was generally happy. A few annoying things- but I think all gyms do.
I am going to be joining either Allstar or YMCA soon and wondering if I should switch to YMCA.
Pros/Cons that I can tell:
YMCA: PRO: the kids gym-- it looked like a lot more fun. And I'll probably go more if the kiddo is wanting to go there to play. I've heard the pool is better, but haven't used. CON: seemed busier, less equipment, more crowded (mid afternoon/weekday visit) and kids gym closed in mid afternoon.
ALLSTAR: PRO: Familiar with it already. A lot more spin classes. Spin classes located in same building. Great equipment availablity. Childcare open in afternoon. CON: the showers are a bit skeevy.
I need a pool, spin classes, childcare, and ease of equipment availability. I don't care of gym events, whole family activities, etc.
The childcare/kids gym seemed to be the biggest advantage of the YMCA.
Thoughts? Am I missing something? Recent experience feedback? Thanks!