1016 Cole Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003834.089510 -118.329757
Mon-Fri: 5:00am-12:00am; Sat-Sun: 7:00am-9:00pm
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
I've been a member at Gold's Gym in Hollywood for 6 years. In so many ways I think it's a really great gym, but tonight for the first time in 6 years I was bullied there. I kept my cool and reported it to the staff. The staff asked me to point the guy out, and I did. He's a tall white guy, straight I believe with a slight slavic accent. I waited 20 minutes for someone to at least go and talk to the guy about the incident. Still nothing. Then I saw the manager Karen and explained the incident to her. She seemed very upset and again asked me to point the guy out. And again, I pointed the guy out to her and another staff member. I waited another 20 minutes and realized that I was wasting my time by waiting. They did nothing. This is exactly how bullies become empowered. The powers that be want to dismiss it. So, I decided that the best thing to do was to go home and write a post about this incident. So I have a question for Gold's in Hollywood. Is bullying older gay men allowed there? If so, I want to know now so that I and others can take our business elsewhere.
Don't go unless you want to get ripped off! – Many of the reviews on citysearch are probably from people who work here. I know many places that make their employees write fake reviews. If you go to a google search you will see the real reviews. They act very nice when you go in and distract you from what you're doing just so that you can sign up without reading the contract. They don't tell you that they are locking you into a contract and there is a fee to cancel. They tell you about classes but don't tell you that many of them cost extra and aren't included in your fee. I complained that I was given false information when I signed up and the guy tried to lie and say he was giving me a discount when what he was really doing was changing my membership plan which took away some of my benefits! This is one of the only gyms in l.a that won't allow you to go to it's other gyms anytime -something they also don't tell you. Once I complained the happy demeanor of the staff quickly changed. It seems they're only nice while tricking you into signing up-after that forget about it!
You can get free weights anywhere-this gym is not worth the money you will pay for it.
POORLY MAINTAINED EQUIPMENT – I have been injured a few times at Gold's Gym Hollywood, because of machines that are not maintained regularly. The repairs are monkey rigged and parts are replaced many times with items that are not proper or safe. The gym is filthy as well as the bathrooms and locker rooms.
When you join you sign a contact that says if you are injured on the equipment Gold's does not accept liability. My front Deltoid muscle was torn last March by a piece or equipment that the bushings were loose and when doing the exercise properly the machine slipped because of the loose fittings and it ripped my deltoid, and caused a neck injury as well.
Gold's is fighting the claim - but you can not contract out negligence. UNSAFE, UNMAINTAINED EQUIPMENT.
Anyone else who has had similar claims please contact me... we will not sit still and let them get away with negligence at the safety of the members. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org o m
Colds Gym Hollywood – This is a fine place to work out if you don't mind cold air conditioned air being blown onto your face while you are on any cardio machine . If you are effected by cold air I would not recommend wasting your time or money.
Aside from that, it is a moderately maintained and moderately clean. It's nothing fancy but, you do get what you pay for. Parking is available one block away.
not just for the muscle-bound – I've been at this gym for 3 years and I couldn't be happier. yeah, there is plenty of free-weight, plate-loaded, and traditional machines for pumping iron, as well as numerous cardio contraptions....however, it should be known that the gym has an extensive list of classes, all taught by highly qualified, energetic, and engaging instructors...everything from yoga and pilates to kick-boxing, hip-hop, or spinning. i barely even lift weights at all anymore (i used to live for it!) but i still feel like i'm at the best gym for just about anything i want to do for my workouts! also, the nice tanning beds and delicious smoothie options certainly add to the experience!
Despite its Hollywood connections, this franchise's focus is on pumping iron, not newfangled razzle-dazzle. – The Scene
Conan the Barbarian and the Incredible Hulk (aka Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno) lifted weights at the Venice, Calif., flagship years ago, but even today, customers frequenting charter locations are bound to encounter serious muscle. Take note: The boys with bulging biceps are the mascots, not the majority.
Gold's generally offers Spinning, aerobics and kickboxing classes, yet the core of the program has always been weight training. Dumbbells and barbells, not spa-like amenities, are the rule. Ultimately, stalwarts at this gym (and its trainers) advocate tried-and-true techniques when it comes to getting in shape.
For the serious – If you're looking for the latest fly-by-night trend, this isn't the gym for you. Although the Hollywod face-lift last year added a trendy juice bar, this gym is still aimed to the serious weight-lifter and excerciser. Gold's Gym has all the right equipment and layout for those who come to workout and lift weights. The equipment is always in working order and even during peak time it isn't too hard to get on the machines you need. There's also a great selection of classes from step to yoga.
A real Gym – No sauna's, spas or valet parking; Gold's Gym is the real thing. The best trainers in L.A. are here, so are the celebs and athletes when they really are in need of results.
See and be seen gym – Lifting weights at Gold's Venice felt like working out at the penitentiary. Not so at ultra fancy Gold's Hollywood! This gym boasts modern equipment that's seldom broken, three well-equipped rooms for classes, and cardio bikes that are hooked up to the internet. Fresh flower arrangements at the front desk and the in-house juice/smoothie bar round out the amenities. Be on the lookout for famous faces.
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