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Downtown Athletic Club
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999 Willamette St Eugene, OR 97401
999 Willamette StreetUSOregonEugene97401
Gym, Conference CenterToday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 5:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 5:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 5:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 5:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Serving members for almost 30 years, the Downtown Athletic Club is Eugene’s premier athletic and social club. At the DAC, opportunities abound. With more than 100,000 square feet of facilities housed in the historic Ax Billy Building, we serve members of all ages and abilities. Join us to experience why so many local residents choose to call the DAC home.
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Chad Dannen
11 months ago
Love my club! Love the instructors and trainers. Like any business there is always something to improve and work on. The DAC is constantly improving and trying new things. My family loves Wednesday's half price wood oven pizza, restaurant staff is friendly.
Catten Whisperer
2 years ago
The club is wonderful as far as facilities and the staff working there are concerned. But their billing person Susan is absolutely terrible. I had been told that by moving to Seattle I wouldn't have to remain a member for the entire year. I was told that I just needed to send in my new address when I got up there (proof I'd moved) which I did. I then got sent to collections, and went through the same process with the collection agency. I had never been in collections in my life. I contacted the agency and he assured me that he would resolve the issue with the client. That was the last I heard of it before moving back to Eugene and wanting to go back to the club. I contacted them and was told initially that because of what happened last time - the initiation fee would need to be paid in full up front (they offer monthly payments on it as well, but wanted it paid in full). I said that would be fine and arranged a time to come in and sign up. I then was told that Susan - the A/R manager decided that the entire balance of my contract from last time was due in full, and that couldn't be a member before paying that - and a new initiation fee. I spoke with Susan on the phone and she was rude and insisted I now pay for something I'd been told all along was resolved. She said it had not been and that they would pursue it in collections. I sent a letter to the management at the DAC expressing my displeasure and informing them I would not be rejoining. I wanted confirmation that the old amount was dropped. I then was served paperwork for a lawsuit from the collection agency. I immediately contacted the general manager Kevin to work this out - and he and I had a good relationship. He was professional - but apparently while we were working on a settlement Susan had the agency obtain the judgement and send a wage garnishment. I've now contacted the courts and my own attorney to reverse this. I will be pursuing them and the agency for acting in bad faith. Although I can recommend the club and Kevin the General Manager - if you have reason to deal with accounting - I would definitely get an attorney and document everything.
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A Google User
4 years ago
Not sure why these people giving the DAC a negative review focus so much on the restaurant. The restaurant is a small part of the overall club. If you live in Eugene, and you want a nice, clean club with a wide array of equipment and locker room amenities and you can swing the cost, this is definitely where you want to be. If you're looking for a super nice restaurant with a locker room and don't care much about actually being in good shape, go join the Eugene Country Club with the rest of the old fat upper middle class guys. If you like a clean gym, clean towels, and actually are joiningg somewhere to WORK OUT, go with the DAC. The restaurant / bar is mostly for a drink, the food is average at best. But that's not really what this place is about.If you want a good meal, go to Belly ;)
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A Google User
8 years ago
This place is not for families. They do not promote health for children and they have a very strict rule about them. they dont want to teach good habit in children. me and my child were asked to leave when i was teaching her good habits. THEY SUPPORT CHILDHOOD OBESITY!!! you dont get what you pay for. I DONT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE! plus a few of the employees look like drug addicts! not a safe or a place that promotes health!!!
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Forest Weaver
a year ago
So far, I have loved this Gym. They provide parking, and have tons of class options. For the price comparison of other gyms- like cross fit, barre 3, and yoga memberships, I think it is super worth the price. This gym offers barre classes now- which is what got me into the gym… My only complaint is they could be open later than 9. Sometimes I work pretty late and it would be nice to go in around 10. They could update some of their stair stepping equipment too. I think as of 2014 they have really attempted to revamp with better promos and affordability.
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A Google User
4 years ago
For over 8 years I have had the sincere pleasure of being part of an organization that actually cares about their members. The DAC not only strives to provide a positive experience in all points of contact at their beautiful downtown athletic facility, they consistently deliver exceptional member service in arenas of classes offered, locker room options, conference and banquet centers as well as varied restaurant choices. Every time I have used the DAC facilities the staff have been friendly and helpful. The trainers are excellent as are the dance teachers and spin instructors. If you haven't been up to their gorgeous deck overlooking the city and the restored neon sign across the street you are seriously missing some of the best in Eugene. They have a marvelous and every changing food menu, that uses local ingredients handcrafted by an on-site chef and a terrific martini and bar menu. Piles of clean towels, shampoo, lotion, hair dryers and curling irons all grace the locker rooms. If you forget something, they usually have it. In addition to this, they have supported downtown and been stewards of renovation and innovation in a region that has often struggled. I consider them a jewel in our town and look forward to many more years of enjoyment and success for them.
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A Google User
3 years ago
As with any club, you should check your rights before you join. Ask these questions: 1. Will I have to pay the last 30 days after I give my notice? 2. If something changes (moving, lost job) in the first week, can I get a refund on my initiation? You could owe your initiation and last 30 days even if you leave the first week at some clubs. That could be over $500. 3. Is there a club member board and how much influence do they have? 4. How secure are the lockers? Even upscale clubs can have security problems. 5. If you are joining because they offer special classes, what are your options if those classes are canceled? 6. How much staff turn over is there? Do the owners know the staff or just read their badge names? 7. Does if matter to you if the staff get any paid sick leave after some time there? Staff who must work or lose their pay will sometimes work sick. 8. Do the owners see the membership dues as "their money" rather than member's money for services provided? Having been a member of the DAC and with experience working in the industry, I recommend checking all of these things out before joining.
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A Google User
3 years ago
I went for a walk through today, expecting to be wowed. I said wow...not because I was impressed. Extremely dissapointed! It was old and dirty looking, not anything I expected.


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