Atlanta >Fitness > Urban Body Fitness
742 Ponce De Leon Pl NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.774296 -84.363708
Mon-Thurs: 5am - 11pm Fri : 5am - 10pm Sat : 8am - 8pm Sun : 8am - 7pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast, St. Charles/ Greenwood, Northeast
Has Gone Downhill – I have been a member of Urban Body Fitness for 3.5 years now. In the past year, I have grown to hate this place and am thinking of leaving. The owners do not care about the clients. The parking lot is horrible. It's hardly paved. In the evenings, you can barely find a park. We've had to leave and miss our work out because there was no place to park. They are out of towels constantly. Equipment is broken a lot. Most people who go there are not courteous to everyone around them. They'll stand around and have conversations while on machines...making the rest of us wait. The boot camp class is constantly running through all the walkways and stairway in the gym causing a truly hazardous situation for us all. There just isn't enough space for that! Every time I go there I get severely angry. The gym is supposed to be a place I go to relieve stress, not gain stress.
good equipment, average staff – The equipment has been upgraded in the cardio room, which is a big plus! On the downside, the TV's are too small and not positioned well. There is often a wait for the machines at peak times. I like how the gym is divided into area's for what you are targeting. A negative is some of the staff, especially the short girl that never stops talking about nothing.
sub par gym, not clean on weekends – I only have time to workout on the weekends and I can say that I don't find urban body very clean, as some other post said. The woman's locker room is not well taken care of and forget about finding a manager on the weekends. How can a place operate without anyone in charge? The staff are okay but have been much better in the past. One Friday evening I came in to find the employee eating her dinner at the counter. Now, I know everyone needs to eat but there were two employees working - couldn't she take a break? This gym charges about $20 more a month than others and that is not worth a clean towel every now and then.
Cleanest gym around – I have tried Urban Body Fitness. I liked it. It is very clean and nobody else has towel service (I hate taking my own sweaty smelly towels home).
Parking seems to be the big complaint on here. Yes, they need more parking. I was told by Brad (or maybe it was Rad) who is one of the owners, that they are waiting on permission from the City to expand the parking behind the buildings to the next street. I looked...that is a LOT of extra space. He said his plan is to have it ready by the end of February. Guess you can't rush the City.
I also took a tour of the building next door where they do the Yoga and Pilates. I have done both in the past. Definitely a more modern building. Kinda quiet and peaceful.
smelly gym, anteseptic staff – While I didn't join a gym for personality it has to have some role especially if you go everyday. The staff I've encountered are not attentive and usually not around or busy talking amoung themselves. The gym is too packed after 5 pm and I agree with other posts - the parking is not worth the trouble. The recently added space isn't even paved and has huge ruts when it rains.
Cleanest Gym in Atlanta – I have been a member at Urban Body for 6 years and I have never been disappointed by it. You are always greeted by name by the staff, I don't know how they manage to remember so many people. They are always friendly and upbeat. The space is always so clean and you see the staff constantly wiping down the machines, it is a refreshing change in approach to fitness. Add in the popular spin and fitness classes and the wide assortment of weights and cardio equipment and you have to look no further for the perfect gym.
Been A Member for 5 Years / Consistently the Best In Atlanta – I have 3 health club memberships ( 2 free memberships through my work) and Urban Body Fitness health club. I have been a member of all 3 for years and the only one I ever use and would never give up is Urban Body. Urban Body (the health club not to be confused with the Yoga and Pilates Studio Center next door) is always clean, has the best trainers and they are always updating the equipment (they just got all new cardio 6 months ago). Not to mention James Boot Camp Class is the Best in Atlanta. Parking is crowded, but so is every single gym I have ever belonged to my entire life between 5 - 7 pm. I get my hair cut with Jennette and I get the best massage with Will next door at Urban Body Studios. It is the only place in town where I can take care of all three things in my life in one fell swoop. If you are savvy and smart you wouldn't belong anywhere else.
Awesome Gym – I've been a member for the past year and this is the best gym I've seen in this city. I came from Chicago (which has plethora of boutique style gyms) and Urban Body is hands down the best I've seen around! The staff are quite entertaining at times, and are always helpful and pleasant. The equipment is clean and I've never had to wait. I live close by so I walk to the gym most of the time and I've heard complaints about parking, but hey, that's city life...get over it! Two thumbs up. Check it out..
Used to be great, not any more – Urban Body used to be a great place to work out. But, since the owners opened the yoga place next to the gym the place has suffered. Equipment always breaking, poorly staffed and with the addition of the yoga place there is never any parking. I left this month to join another gym. You can try Urban Body but you'll see the cons out weight the pros.
Do yourself a favor, join another gym – Been a member for a couple of years and I can say that the staffing issue has gone down hill over this time. When I first joined, there was always two people at the desk to help customers. Now, you're lucky to find anyone. I asked my trainer and he said the owners are cutting way back cause they are losing too much money. Huh? How can you charge the price they do for monthly memberships and not have any money to pay staff? If you go in the morning you can work out on any machine. If you come in the evening forget it - and forget finding a place to park. I spent 30 minutes the other evening looking for a spot. I gave up and went home. Switching to another gym this week and can't wait.
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