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Planet Fitness - Amherst, NY
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4090 Maple Road Amherst, NY 14266
4090 Maple RoadUSNew YorkAmherst14266
Gym, Health ClubToday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hoursFriday 12AM–9PMSaturday 7AM–7PMSunday 7AM–7PMMonday Open 24 hoursTuesday Open 24 hoursWednesday Open 24 hours
Planet Fitness Gym – Health Club in Amherst, NY, is home of the Judgment Free Zone.
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"Now that World Gym is offering the same rate, I may try them."
"3.) People talking into their cell phone while walking around aimlessly."
"Numerous signs encouraging people to wipe down machines after use- most do this."
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Spelly Johnson
9 months ago
Because of the lay-out , the trash cans are placed very strategically near each machine. The locker room is very clean as well as the showers . There's more than enough tanning beds so you won't have a long wait , there also an 12 minute ab station that i never seen anywhere else . The staff was very nice & laid back . Best one i been to so far ...
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
We're glad you're digging our feng shui, Spelly! We just love keeping our club as clean as can be and the club floor flowing! Thanks for your review.
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Robt Mallory
a year ago
(REVISED) I joined last month. So far so good. After 15 years at another local gym that's literally falling apart (leaky ceilings, moldy locker rooms), PF is a welcome change. Before I turn my credit card AND checking account information over to a company, I research the company, the owner(s), and everything else. The Buffalo, Albany and Rochester Planet Fitness franchises are owned by David Leon, of Schenectady, NY. By his own account, Planet Fitness has made Mr. Leon a very wealthy man. Publicly available information indicates he grosses $560,000 annually, from just one location. The business model is simple. [1.] Entice customers with a low monthly rate; base rate is 1/3 the cost of LA Fitness. [2.] Lock your customers into a contract and automatically deduct monthly dues from their checking account. [3.] Add a complex opt-out provision, that requires a certified letter, or medical excuse, etc. 85% of the people that sign-up, will rarely visit the gym. Nor will they care about the $10 (base membership) plus $29 annual membership fee that's being deducted from their account. As for the gym (they don't call it a gym by the way): PROS: 1.) Very clean. Numerous signs encouraging people to wipe down machines after use- most do this. 2.) It's never very busy. 3.) There are no gym rats or tweens, yelling, spitting, grunting or using chalk, or jawing on the cell phone on the floor. 4.) Open 24 hrs. during the week. For those of us that work a 4pm-12AM shift, this is ideal. . . . CONS: They demand your credit card, checking account information and name and date of birth. Checking accounts are not covered by the blanket of security that the FTC requires. To an identity thief, those items equal the Holy Grail of information. Let's hope the people at Planet Fitness corporate headquarters are adhering to PCI standards to ensure the security of your information.
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2 years ago
The staff here are super friendly. I just wish they were open a little later on Saturday and Sunday. On the plus side, they're open 24 hours Monday - Thursday. They have a lot of cardio equipment, so even during busy hours it's easy to find open machines.
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Sami Kassem
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John Kage
a year ago
Like their ads say, it's not a gym. It's a place where young adults and college students go to stare into their cell phone. Planet Fitness in Amherst is a colorful, clean warehouse with rubber dumbbells and pin-selected weight machines that are primarily used as sitting stations for self-absorbed people to sit on and stare at the screen of their cell phone for extended periods of time, oblivious to what's going on around them. . It's rarely a problem to work around these distracted minions, but in the 30 Minute Workout area, it's intolerable for a person to be sitting on machine, staring at their phone when you're supposed to be quickly moving from station to station. One inconsiderate idiot will throw off your whole tempo. Signage says the area is monitored by staff, but they are seldom seen outside of the front desk area...staring at their cell phones. Like any gym, the membership represents the local demographic. After 6:00P.M., a majority of the membership consists of: . . 1.) Twenty-somethings that sit on the weight machines, perform a few reps and then stare at their phone for an extended period of time. 2.) Twenty-somethings attired in UB garb, walking on a cardio machine while staring at their phone. 3.) People talking into their cell phone while walking around aimlessly. 4.) The occasional high schooler, amped-up on Red Bull, playing Metallica through their cell phone speaker, and high-fiving each other after each set. 5.) The guy sitting in the locker room "on" his phone. Is he on his phone, or snapping pictures of naked people? 6.) A small percentage of fitness enthusiasts. THE LUNKHEAD/ IDIOT FACTOR and UNENFORCED RULES: Any club that refuses to enforce its own rules will not keep my business. A few weeks ago, there was a guy running wind-sprints between the aisles. Seriously, although I've never heard the lunk alarm activated, they need a special dumbass alarm for people who'd inconvenience and endanger others by repeatedly running through the aisles. Same thing for cell phone use. A gym should offer a respite from the legions of self-absorbed lemmings that yak into their phone while walking around. There's signage restricting cell phone use to the lobby, but what good are rules if you're not going to enforce them? . SUMMARY: If you're looking for a gym where like-minded people go to get motivated, stay motivated and achieve a level of fitness, this is not it. It's more of a place for young adults to hang out when they're not playing video games or doing homework. It's an extension of Starbucks, Hortons or the UB Quad. . $10 a month is reasonable, but customer service is not as important as signing up new members that will use the facility once or twice and never cancel their contract. Now that World Gym is offering the same rate, I may try them.
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Edward Hoefler
a year ago
Excellent. I have easy access to all the equipment most of the time I go. I can also bring a friend whenever I want. For the price it can't be beat!
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Stephanie Bartels
a year ago
Nice enough facility but over priced for what you get, which is basically a home gym and EXTREMELY limited access to anything else. better off going to the new world gym. much cheaper and they offer more.
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