I guess working out and body building is another sport so i'll place this here. We have belonged to our local YMCA for 6 years+. They are closing down at the end of the year so we cancelled our membership and went to the planet fitness close by. The result is like night and day. Better and quicker workout experience and much cheaper. We paid $70 a month at the Y and are now paying $30 a month at PF. Actually it could only be $20 and i'll explain that in a second. At the Y they have one of everything. One curl machine, one bench press etc. PF has 3-4 of everything. And because of their 2 popular work areas one a 30 minute workout and the other a 12 minute ab workout the other side of the building with all the equipment i use is almost empty like i have my own personal workout space. I have never waited to work on a machine. Same with the cardio machines never have to wait for a bike, treadmill or stepper. They have classes several times a day where for 30 minutes they help you work on a particular area like abs, chest, legs arms etc. So while they expressly do not allow personal trainers they offer that. The 30 minute total body workout is not bad and the 12 minute ab workout is not bad. they also have a class every day to help you do your own workout plan. The PF in columbia has only been there for a month and a half so the equipment is brand new and looks and works great. They keep the place clean and they have plenty of staff.