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|2121 2nd Street|
|Mon-Fri 24 hrs|
|Davis Club Website|
24 Hour Fitness is a chain gym. They offer weight equipment and classes, almost 24 hours a day/night. You can sign up for spinning (cycling) classes 30 minutes before the class start time. (At the 24 Hour Fitness in Sacramento's Downtown Plaza, you can sign up for all classes one hour before the class start time.) 24 Hour Fitness is expected to close October 31, 2006; Davis memberships and most equipment will be transferred to Davis Swim and Fitness Club.
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I can't say enough about how poorly I rate 24 Hour Fitness. The first time I went in, I was shopping around for a new Davis gym and just wanted to check out their facilities and prices; it was 10pm and the person at the front counter couldn't/wouldn't give me a price and instead told me I had to come back during regular hours to speak with a 'counselor'. She did let me wander through the facility on a self-guided tour though, and I was surprised to find it pretty crowded at that time of night and downright stanky! No air movement... just thick sweaty air like in a high school locker room. The facilities include a lap pool and sauna, but the lap pool is in a small, even 'sweatier' room and who needs to sit in a sauna when you've already waded through the outer sauna where stairmasters and ellipticals are packed arm-to-arm with only three feet of airspace between you and two more rows? This wasn't my only visit to this particular 24 Hour though, because in 2004 I signed up, desperate for a cheap short term gym in preparation for an expedition. I went to that stinky hole for three months straight around 11pm each night and it was *still* nasty!! —AlphaDog
2005-07-16 14:23:59 I can't respect any place that calls themselves 24 Hour Whatever and not open for 24 hours. —DatNguyen
2005-08-15 15:55:12 Do not, whatever you do, become a member of this gym. They are not open 24 hours, they do not have enough parking for their patrons (the spaces in the lot are striped too narrow for cars to actually fit in them), the machines are old and poorly maintained, and it's Godawfully crowded. Moreover, they like to screw you out of your money, as they require 30 *business* days to cancel your membership, not just 30 days like the charming folks behind the counter told me. I feel very, very cheated, and this gym was never worth being a member of in the first place. Oh, and it's always hotter than hell in there. Please, save yourself some anxiety and money, and don't patronize this gym. —JoannaHeiple
2005-09-15 12:19:23 I never became a member of 24 Hour because when I was figuring out whether to go here or somewhere else, the employee who took me on a tour lied to me and told me not to go to California Family Fitness (a group of gyms in Sacramento) because CalFit was going to be "bought out" soon by 24-Hour. That was a bold lie (a quick call to CalFit's biz office confirmed it was untrue, and this was 2 years ago) and they lost my business as a result. I went to CalFit, and couldn't be happier. —LeightonHinkley
2006-02-19 15:38:54 Yes I agree with all the other BAD reviews of this place. But since I have a membership to any 24hourfitness club I really have no other choice. Equipment is OLD and it's a bit stinky there but I don't think they care to upgrade since it's not a club with much traffic anyway. There are much better alternatives for people who use Davis only facilities like the ARC, Davis Sports Club etc. Stay away if you can! —LookyLoo
2006-03-25 19:38:55 Management sucks. Point out a problem with their equipment, they don't care, never let you know whether it's fixed or not. And then get in your face and act like they're your buddy. Recently, one of their managers unmercilessly flirted with me while I was working out (and I wasn't interested). I'm glad he moved to another location. Oh yeah, management sucks. If you want anything done, stay away from the Operations manager and the short guy with dark hair. Ask the nice staff. —DavisLurker
2006-07-04 15:41:31 Has anybody heard rumors about the club closing down around September? I've heard that their lease is not going to be renewed and they have to make changes to restore the space the way it was before they moved in. Since they do require 30 days cancellation, I'm concerned that they'll just one day be closed but still bill for the last month. —MikeCarr
2006-09-20 09:04:29 They are closing on Oct 31st. —AmandaCaudle
2006-11-01 14:14:38 Do not bother joining this gym. As of October 31st, they have moved out of Davis and will most likely not be renewing any Davis contracts soon. If you are a 24 Hour member, you will need to go to locations in Sacramento, as there are no locations in Dixon, Woodland, Vacaville, Winters or Fairfield. I am also mad that they did not send notification to members, they only posted signs on the gym doors. If you did not initially join at the Davis location, you could not transfer your membership to the closest gym. I renewed my contract in July, and if I had known about this, I would have saved my money and used it to go to another club with better classes and that is open earlier in the day. I also agree, if the gym name is 24 HOUR, it should be open 24 HOURS a day. —TracyChilders
2006-11-02 22:16:18 I was a member of this gym, and remain a member of the national chain. I've read a lot of the complaints on this page and find them to be mostly unjustified. 24 Hour Fitness mailed me and everyone I know who attends this gym to inform them of the closing. They had a booth setup for TWO WEEKS explaining the transition. Members could choose to transfer to Davis Swim and Fitness or keep their 24 Hour membership at the other facilities. And as for their hours, they had the BEST hours of any gym in Davis. The few times that they were closed (Sat, Sun, Mon early AM only), you could use the other 24 Hour facilities. The facility was larger than any other private gym in Davis that I'm aware of, kept better hours, and was better stocked with merchandise than others. I'll keep my 24 Hour membership. If you prefer the SMALL Davis gyms with poor hours or the insanely crowded ARC, then that's your choice. —JasonMathews