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4438 E. Pacific Coast Highway — Circle Business Center — Long Beach, CA 90804
  • Therefore, I believe its is a good reason to maintain such a heavily chlorinated pool in order to reduce the risk of bacterial infections
  • My main issue with the weight room is the lack of cable curl machines - there is only one, and there is usually a line of people waiting to use it
  • The gym has updated so much of their equipment in the last year (2007) that it is truly amazing to see the quality you are getting for the price you are paying
  • I like this room more then the weight room because it's smaller and provides me the leisure of staying in the same room
  • The best times to go are around 2pm-4pm Mon-Fri, if you go late then you will hit a major crowd, however if you go too early you will hit the early bird crowed, which is just as bad

    • by Carlos Robles
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      The Bally Total Fitness Gym, located on 4438 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, CA, is surprisingly one of the better and more affordable gyms in the area. It is conveniently located by Cal State University Long Beach and by various apartment complexes, making it an ideal choice for students in the area who cannot afford the more expensive on campus gym.

      This particular Bally Total Fitness Gym is three stories tall. The first floor is the pool and spa, the second floor is the weight room, and the third floor is the cardio and lightweight training floor. The pool is very large and makes up the bulk of the first floor. Located beside the pool is the spa/hot tub, which is used a lot more then the pool. It is a standard spa that many people seem to love using. The pool is heavily chlorinated and can cause major eye irritation if no goggles are worn. I went to the pool wearing black swimming trunks and about an hour-and-a-half into it I got out of the pool, washed my shorts, and they were no longer black. Instead they turned


      into a light brownish red color. This just goes to show how much chlorine is used in this pool. However, it is a gymnasium and lots of sweaty people jump in without taking the required shower after their workout causing lots of bacteria to float around in the pool. Therefore, I believe its is a good reason to maintain such a heavily chlorinated pool in order to reduce the risk of bacterial infections.

      The weight room is MASSIVE! Everything you could want from a gym. There are machines and free-weights so you could use whatever you feel comfortable with. My main issue with the weight room is the lack of cable curl machines - there is only one, and there is usually a line of people waiting to use it. Other then that, everything else is plentiful and set up just right. If you need help, the trainers there are actually pretty nice people and will take the time to help you out, even if you don’t have an appointment.

      The cardio room is the heart of the gym. It is located at the highest floor, making it a workout just getting there.


      • The gym has updated so much of their equipment in the last year (2007) that it is truly amazing to see the quality you are getting for the price you are paying. The treadmills do tend to fill up, but you will rarely have to wait more then three minutes for one to become available. The treadmills are very nice, there are spots to put your Mp3 players and water and they even have built in fans to cool you down. Furthermore, if you like watching TV while you work out then you will be happily greeted by no less then ten LCD screens that you can watch, each with a different channel. In addition, there is a weight room located adjacent to the cardio room that many people use after running. I like this room more then the weight room because it’s smaller and provides me the leisure of staying in the same room. All the equipment in the room works fine, however there is only one of each kind of machine and there is a small selection of dumb bells. Also, I dislike the small area that is used
        for free weights because so many people gather their that it makes it hard to do any advanced weight training, like dead lefts or military presses. What’s more, the mats that they provide for sit-ups are pretty ugly, stained, and small; sometimes you are lying down no more then six inches away from another person, which is rather uncomfortable.

        The best part is the price. Most gyms in this are charge about $32.00 a month with a $99.00 start up fee. I joined with a friend and got a deal for $25.00 a month and a $25.00 start-up fee. You also get $5 off for every person you refer thereafter.

        The pool may be over chlorinated and there may be people lining up to use some of the equipment, but for the price your paying this can be easily overlooked. The best times to go are around 2pm-4pm Mon-Fri, if you go late then you will hit a major crowd, however if you go too early you will hit the early bird crowed, which is just as bad. In all, the gym is mighty nice! Convenience of location and quality has never been so affordable.




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