3450 Winton Pl Ste 6, Rochester, NY | Directions 1462343.097099 -77.578873
PHA Health Wellness Center – More equipment and facilities (steam room) than the "other" national gym down the road on Jefferson. Friendly staff and members. Maybe due to "word of mouth," a large proportion of the members are helping and health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, dental hygienists, social workers, teachers, law enforcement ect... The equipment and facilities are new and well maintained. Carpeting and TV's in the locker room, towel service is available (I've forgotten mine more than once and used theirs).
If you need a program for fitness, strength, or rehab set up and supervised, this is the gym to go to. Several healthy insurances (the Blues and Preferred Care - I believe) pick up some, if not all the cost of the strength and rehabilitation programs developed by the certified trainers. The owner is the strength coach for all the Rochester area professional sports teams.
There are several ironies about this gym:
1. Although this isn't the gym known to attract the serious career muscle heads, they have a wider (and higher) range of weights than most gyms I've been to over the years (If you can max the machines, ask them to pull out their extra heavy plates).
2. Their upscale facility has more amenities than most health clubs, but is probably one of the least expensive. I did not sign any binding contract and the lack of a long term commitment is indeed rare - I think they are so sure of their attractiveness that they don't need to lock people into contracts. I don't know what the other reviewer was talking about - maybe his contract with the gym that PHA merged with had some kind of contractual obligation that he needed to fulfill. Anyway, I know that they only sell a certain amount of memberships, and then new memberships are only sold as old members leave so I would hesitate to give up my membership for a short term absence.
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