Charlton >Fitness > Sims Health & Racquet
306 Sturbridge Rd, Charlton, MA | Directions 0150742.133218 -72.041412
GREAT CLUB RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE!!!!!!! – I have been a member for two years... during that time I went from 207lbs to 137lbs by working with the wonderful staff and taking all the classes. I have made great relationships with members and instructors. I feel the gym is extremely welcoming and have never found anyone to be less than wonderful. There is a variety of free classes suited to meet everyone's needs as well as free swim and Spin (which most clubs charge for Spin). The place is also VERY clean...they have a cleaning staff that takes pride in what they do. However you'll have to see for yourself. They offer 1 week free trials..so dont take my word for it...check it out...what do you have to lose...???
I have complained to the staff several times about black mold in the back of the upatairs cardio room. IM not sure there aware how dangerous black mold is but it seems they could care less. ive been a member here since before it was sims, back as far as charlton raquetball. i will be quiting shortly.
DON'T GO TO THIS GYM – I feel very uncomfortable at this stuffy gym, very hot humid no ventilation, impossible to take a shower after your workout due to the condensation and humidity in the locker room, mold and dirt add to the disgusting mix. If your a female be prepared to be treated like the plaugue as the female staff cater to the males. If you have an issue do not take it up with the so-called "manager" Jen because she is as unprofessional as one can get. I regret signing up for this gym and will never make that mistake again. I have joined PWER HOUSE and have signed 5 of my friends up there WE LOVE IT SIMS you don't even deserve a half a star GOOD RIDDENS!!! Too bad I have to pay for sims for two more months due to there hidden tricks see that its paid for and i still won't go!!! I hate it there!
Not good.. – Whoever gave this club 5 stars obviously has financial interest in it. It is extremely dated, dark and dingy and unbelievably expensive for what it offers. It is dirty and unwelcoming,personal training is a rip off. No experience with childcare so can't comment on that. The classes are the only saving grace in that they are challenging, however the room is small and is always packed which does not make for a comfortable experience. I decided to work out from home.
SUX! – I'm not sure who wrote the above comments. This place is DIRTY! MOLDY! and UNSAFE workout conditions!! No air conditioning! You can actually see the mold growing out of the walls! The toilets went unclean for over 2 months along with the showers, which has red mold all over them! See for yourself... This place is disgusting!! STAY AWAY!!
Best Gym I've Been In – Sims is by far one of the best gyms I've been in and I've been in gyms all over the world. Sims has an at home feel when you walk through the front door. The staff is friendly and knowledgable about fitness. What really sets them apart from others is the perks of being a member. Free classes, free pool use, weights, machines, personal trainers, health drinks and protien bars, massage therapy on site, and staff members that are really excited about seeing my results. The encouragement is the best at Sims and the feel of family is even better. I'm a 1.5 year member at Sims and miss them when I'm away.
Is this the same place I toured? – I read the comments before Sim's grand reopening on September 21st and almost didn't go. Fotunately, a new friend of mine who has been a long time member convinced me to tour the club. I am new to the area and have traveled all over the US working out in many clubs along the road. I found Sim's to be a high end facility with state of the art equipment. The staff was super friendly and hands down it was the best club I have ever visited in my life. I am happy to say that I am a new member and would like everyone to know Sim's is a must see!
The BEST Fitness Facility in New England – After reading some negative comments I feel compelled to set the record straight. As a ten + year member, there isn't a health club around that even compares to the level and quality of Sims. The staff is always knowledgable and friendly and kidwatch has been nothing but wonderful for my four young children. This club always has the most brand new, clean and very well maintained equipment with no wait times. I give this club an A++ and highly recommend checking it out!
SIM'S HEALTH AND RACQUET CLUB – Sim's used to be a club of high standards for health, caring about its members, and cleanliness. The owner decided to replace all staff which made the club what it was--a facility where a member felt safe in the care of the trainers, where staff came to know you as "family", hence caring about you and your health. Members had a sense of camaraderie--and that was truly wonderful. If you were out sick for a period of time, you were called to find out what was wrong--if it was illness, some of your time was reinstated--without cost. Speaking of which, when you became a member, you were given a FREE evaluation of BP, heart rate, body mass, etc--good for the member as well as the club!! Now, you pay for everything!! You can no longer E-mail them as the site is gone--gee, I wonder if they were tired of getting negative feedback or are they "cutting back" on expenses. Where ever I go and mention Sims, people roll their eyes--the public is in the know--too bad--someone shot himself in the foot!!! Also, no one knows how to operate the equipment so questions go unanswered--someone will eventually get hurt--again, that will be too bad. Machines break and no one know how to fix them, let alone get them fixed by outside repairmen in a fair amount of time. I have been a member there since 2000--I am now a member of the YMCA--very happy there and feel SAFE in their care. My advice, JOIN THE YMCA!!!
What a waste... – This used to be a wonderful club, but with new management everything changed. The gym is overcrowded, they charge for all but one of the pool exercise classes, new staff is dumbfounded on questions from membership on, and the place is fairly dirty... What a waste of 800 bucks... should have opted for the Y
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