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DW Fitness Clubs
Member Name: nodbod1
DW Fitness Clubs
Advantages: Lovely pool, Decent value, you can use other gyms in the chain once you've joined one
Disadvantages: Children or grannys jumping around in the pool!
DW fitness is one of the better value gyms and they do special offers for students and certain workplaces - so make sure you check whether you qualify for any of these. For the student membership, doing a part time course is enough to qualify for that rate. They also have special offers with no joining fees and have trial memberships where you can join for a few weeks and so what you think - keep your eyes open for these!
I've been a member a few times on and off. I've very rarely used the actual gym - I mainly use it for the classes and the swimming pool which are great. I have used a number of the gyms in a few different towns and always found them to be clean and consistent. Sometimes the swimming pool is warmer at one gym than at another.
If swimming is your thing, do check the times that they hold classes in the pool - there is usually a lane still open but it's like swimming in a very choppy sea when aqua aerobics is on. Also, if you like to swim in peace, check the times of the children's swimming lessons or you may be in for lot of noise! Many a time I have had the pool to myself though which is lovely.
The classes are very good - you need to book in advance for some of the most popular ones.
I've always found the staff to be very helpful - always looked after my cossie when I've left it behind in the changing room!
All in all I would recommend DW fitness.
Summary: Good value fitness clubs