Location & Hours
6am-10pm with staff, 24-hour access by contacting reception.
I didn’t get good photos here, but they have a decent selection of usable machines including chest press, leg press, ab machines, etc. as well as several that seemed odd and out of place (like the disc contraption shown below). The equipment is a bit dated, but everything seemed to function.
The cardio equipment accounts for a majority of the space in the gym, which is an unfortunate reality in most gyms. That being said, the machines seemed to be new and in good shape. They have 5 treadmills, several ellipticals, and a couple of bikes.
A rather poor selection of freeweights, but a respectable dumbbell rack. They have a smith machine as well, but not much else.
Apples, towels, water, and attendant on site during business hours.
Good atmosphere. Not too crowded when I went, the view overlooks the Quill Mall across the street, and the music wasn’t too loud or distasteful.
What confuses me about this gym (and many others) is that there are many machines are single-use and, in my opinion, don’t belong in a gym with size limitations such as this. For example, if space is not a factor then by all means get a machine for every minute muscle group. But if that’s not the case, as usual, then machines should be serving at least one major muscle group if not more. For example, the chest press or leg extension/curl which each serve several purposes. This gym suffered from this fallacy, although everything was still completely usable.
I wouldn’t say this gym is fantastic, but it was perfectly usable and served its purpose.
My Gym Checklist:
- At least one usable cardio machine – PASS
- Dumbbells up to 50lbs or more – PASS
- Squat Rack with olympic bar & plates – FAIL
- Variety of usable machines – PASS
- Cable Crossover – PASS
- Foam Roller(s) – PASS
- Wifi that works in the gym – PASS
- Not overcrowded – PASS
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Brandon Chase is a writer, endurance athlete, and guide based in Maine. He is a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and spent nearly a decade overseas serving at embassies in Egypt, Cyprus, and Pakistan.
Along with a 98-day thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, he has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the West Highland Way, fastpacked in the Himalayas, and trekked around New Zealand and South Africa. He also regularly competes in ultramarathons at the 50k, 50-mile, and 100-mile distances.