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Planet Fitness

1842 Douglas Rd
Montgomery, IL 60538 630-896-5500

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this company is a scam that doesnt allow you to cancel their services - May 28, 2020

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Advocate Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center

3551 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-275-2640

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offers an integrated service and makes training easier for me - May 21, 2020

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Life Time Athletic

5330 Old Orchard Rd
Skokie, IL 60077 847-470-8600

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way overpriced - Nov 14, 2017

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Gottlieb Health & Fitness Center

551 W North Ave
Melrose Park, IL 60160 708-538-5790

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Friendly, helpful staff, good music. I like going there. - Jan 17, 2020

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Northwest Community Wellness Center

900 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847-618-3500

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The cost is very steep, I travel a lot , so I do not have a permanent membership.... - May 12, 2020

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Life Time Athletic

455 Scott Dr
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 630-582-4100

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Provides many services and group fitness classes. Very clean and friendly... - May 19, 2020

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Niles Family Fitness Center

987 Civic Center Dr
Niles, IL 60714 847-588-8400

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Good experience overall the past 10 yrs. - May 21, 2020

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Galter LifeCenter

5157 N Francisco Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 773-878-9936

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did my rehab there last year, staff was very friendly and helpful - May 14, 2020

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Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center

200 E Congress Pkwy
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-444-2900

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You have to pay extra for some classes, and some have too many people in them.... - May 13, 2020

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Evanston Athletic Club

1723 Benson Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 847-866-6190

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One of their instructors, Suzy, posted a photo of a swastika on her public... - Jan 06, 2019

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Life Time Athletic

601 Burr Ridge Pkwy
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-230-0011

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Policy on using passes at another facility was not explained - Nov 27, 2012

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Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health & Fitness Center

296 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL 60134 630-208-3933

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An excellent gym for older people, especially old men. For example, the music... - Jun 16, 2020

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Courts Plus

186 S West Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-833-5064

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Excellent facility with reasonable membership fees. - May 08, 2020

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LA Fitness

6821 W Dempster St
Morton Grove, IL 60053 847-967-5800

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Always clean and well maintained equipment. - May 17, 2020

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LA Fitness

1145 Mt Prospect Plz
Mount Prospect, IL 60056 847-463-9295

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They have a good selection of equipment and classes. No one goes out of their... - May 25, 2020

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Riviera Country Club & Sports Center

8801 W 143rd St
Orland Park, IL 60462 708-349-1100

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Constant roof leaks during storms. Men’s shower stall poorly maintained... - Mar 12, 2019

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Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Center

775 Brom Dr
Naperville, IL 60540 630-646-5900

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A great gym. An older crowd but nice people. - May 25, 2020

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Advocate Condell Centre Club

200 W Golf Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048 847-990-5750

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is very good - Nov 07, 2017

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Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Center

6600 Rte 53
Woodridge, IL 60517 630-646-7917

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Only issue is tardiness of the morning staff at the children's desk. - Apr 07, 2018

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Sky Fitness

1501 Busch Pkwy
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-229-0292

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facility is nice, yoga classes are crowded (will need significant adjustment... - May 17, 2020

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