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terry
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I just love the staff at Flex VI gym on STX. They are so friendly and if they see you doing something wrong they will come over and show you what you ate doing wrong that could hurt you or a better way to do what you are trying to achieve.

In AZ we belong to 24 Hr Fitness, a nationwide gym and while the people are friendly but I have never had them voulenteer any information. If you ask them a question they want to sign you up to several training secession.

If I could find a gym like Flex VI in my area I would switch.

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Topic starter Posted : October 7, 2010 5:27 pm
KLJ555
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That's good to know. This is the gym in the Golden Rock area, is that correct?

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Posted : October 7, 2010 7:57 pm
terry
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Yes that's the one.

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Topic starter Posted : October 8, 2010 10:41 am
MistB'Haven
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Looking for a gym for the winter. Don't know where Golden Rock area is? We will be staying on the east end. Anybody have recommendations? We don't need hard-core stuff - just want to stay in shape while we are there. Thanks!

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Posted : October 9, 2010 1:32 am
Linda J
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golden rock is just west of C'sted. This would probably be a reasonable choice for you.

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Posted : October 9, 2010 10:20 am
terry
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They also have a program for snow birds.

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Topic starter Posted : October 9, 2010 11:07 am
popflops
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There are only 2 choices here that I'm aware of: Flex VI and Beeston Hil Fitness Center. Beeston has more fancy stuff, but I thought it was quite overpriced. I've been very happy with Flex.

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Posted : October 9, 2010 9:52 pm
stiphy
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I workout at Beaston and I think they are excellent as well. They have a pool so if you like to swim then this may be a plus. I'd check them both out when you get here.

Competition is a good thing and my fees at Beaston came down bigtime when flex opened up. Glad to hear they are also providing a great service as it will keep the service levels high at Beaston as well!

Sean

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Posted : October 10, 2010 4:14 am
eeva1122
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I was a member of Flex VI but moved to Beeston Hill because my trainer moved there. It turned out to be a better decision. I like Beaston's equipment better and I like the staff. They also have more to offer for the dollar. There's a deli and I like the idea of a private parking lot and not being so exposed when I work out. If I knew about Beeston Hill earlier, I would not have signed up at Flex.

The long-time Flex trainers have moved to Beeston Hill (I know at least 3 of them). A lot of members moved over too. I heard that the owners of Flex VI are behind in their rent and loan payments and are facing eviction (?) and foreclosure of their equipment. Somebody read this in the VI Commercial Reporter. Too much going on there that don't sound good.

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Posted : October 18, 2010 2:45 pm
lily1025
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my membership at flex expires in 3 months.i am curious what are the yearly fees at beeston hill?is there a new members initiation fee??

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Posted : October 18, 2010 2:58 pm
eeva1122
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Yes, there is an initiation fee. I paid $150 as one-time fee. It's more than I paid at Flex but I think Beeston's is worth it. They have over 45 classes - all kinds like zumba, interval training, bootcamp (by Roberta, who was from Flex), pilates, yoga, zumba water, etc. I use their pool a lot. They also have a day care for my two kids. They have corporate discounts too and the rates are much less but I signed up as individual.

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Posted : October 18, 2010 3:59 pm
stiphy
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lily,

I'd suggest you go check it out and see for yourself. They'll give you a tour and are really nice...then you can compare and decide which one works best for you. I just hope both gyms remain prosperous and competitive as having more than one of anything benefits all consumers!

Sean

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Posted : October 18, 2010 6:37 pm
terry
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Talked with the owners of Flex VI today and they said it was all just rumors and they are here to stay. I certainly hope so as they are so nice.

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Topic starter Posted : October 22, 2010 8:43 pm
mminstx
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One thing I don't understand about Flex is why they won't put up some type of screen so people in the parking lot and people picking up their Pizza from Dominos can't stand there and gawk!

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Posted : October 25, 2010 11:13 am
eeva1122
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The case is in court. That is not a rumor.

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Posted : October 27, 2010 5:19 pm
stx2020
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decent place at best

staff is friendly yes, but... their hours and days closed is ridiculous

every time i turn around i am getting a email from flex vi with "closed" or "closed early" for this and that reason

and now that we are 2 months into winter they are still on the summer hours schedule

but i still get charged full price every month even tho they restrict the hours you can use the gym

stingy on the air conditioning as well, most times i walk in this time of year and its cooler outside than inside the gym

also pretty slow on fixing equipment, always 2 or 3 machines or treadmills are out of order

i remember a couple months back when the leg curl machine was broke for at least 4 weeks

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Posted : January 7, 2012 2:51 pm
bathiel
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We evaluated both before joining Beeston. Fees were slightly (not much) more than Flex, but you do get so much more for the money at Beeston. My wife likes to take classes, and there are many more at Beeston than at Flex--and they're all included in your fees. Plus, as others have noted, Beeston has a pool (Flex doesn't) and the facilities at Beeston just seem to be more up to date and better equipped.

Beeston's snowbird program also is great if you're a temporary resident.

That said, if you're just into weightlifting, Flex would be a good option. They've got lots of machines and free weights.

Bernie

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Posted : January 8, 2012 8:35 pm
Linda J
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For our general workout, 3 days a week, some weights and 30 minutes on the treadmill, Flex was a much better value. I don't know what Beeston is charging now, but ours was $90 sign up and $40 per month (senior rate).

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Posted : January 9, 2012 12:31 am
eeva1122
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I just got back last month. I read a Facebook post from an employee of Flex VI that it is closing next week, on Tuesday. Is that true?
Is Beeston still open? Any new gyms?

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Posted : May 8, 2012 4:02 pm
speee1dy
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beeston hill is still open as far as i know

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Posted : May 8, 2012 5:39 pm
Linda J
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Beeston Hill does a lot of medical/surgical rehab (steady stream of good income). I'd be very surprised if they closed.

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Posted : May 8, 2012 8:07 pm
eeva1122
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Thanks. I just went to Beeston today. They got new bikes and classes! Makes me feel good about paying for the year. They're not going anywhere.

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Posted : May 9, 2012 5:40 pm
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