Igo to Bannatynes in Newport. I was initially a bit unsure, expecting 30k dumbells max and 1 barbell.. but, alas, its alot better than I expected!
The building is pretty new, only about 2 years old. Theres shedfull's of cardio equipment, and a very good selection of free weights, a power rack, smith machine, 4 benches, loads f dumbells and aout 5 big barbells knocking about with plenty of weights. Changing rooms are big and always cleaned regulary, so's all the equipent. Theres only about 4 regular trainers there, its usually middle aged cardio peeps that go there which means the free weight section is always pretty empty, bonus :) (dont mean anything offensive by that, just not the 'hardcore' element of training)
A JJB opened up down the road, it is cheaper (im paying Â£45 pr month) but I do enjoy the steam room and its just nicer where i am. The JJB was rammed with chavs.... I nearly caught on fire with all that Adidas tracksuit static so I decided against that one.
All in all, it seems that Bannatynes are different wherever you go, but if its a newer one, you maybe laughing :)
post edited by CapnAHAB - 2006/12/29 19:02:26