I could forgive the rudeness of the check in, if only the classes made up for it. But, when I signed up they promised there would be yoga every day. Twice a week is not every day, last I checked. And, as much as I like that the class is relatively advanced, I hate that the teacher offers almost no modifications. I’m pretty good at coming up with my own modifications, but a lot of people aren’t. Every class has had one or more people leave in the first fifteen minutes. It was obvious they left out of frustration. I hate seeing people give up on a class they should love!I know I shouldn’t be so negative, but it’s been almost a month now, and I just haven’t seen any improvement. They haven’t added any classes, the staff are getting more rude, and the classes they do have are not exactly welcoming. I think I’m going to find out if there are any options to quit without losing my sign up fee. A gym is not supposed to cause more stress than it alleviates!
I would guess it is fair to say that dealing with the LA Fitness people was definitely the challenge of the day. I did manage to ignore it all and get a decent workout in. I am so glad that the instructors at my primary gym have taught me enough to be really self sufficient!And I am thinking that the surprise of the day is that I really can do enough modifications or substitute poses that I get a great workout, no matter how advanced the class is. Since I knew there was no way I could do the plough pose, I brought my strap and did a series of leg stretches. It felt wonderful and gave me something positive to do while others were struggling with the pose. Independence and self confidence? Who knew!