The value is so good I can’t reasonably go anywhere else. I first checked out Sky Fitness in December of 2014. Being an avid lifter, college student, and being in the Navy, I needed some place to train back home that would offer me the flexibility I needed while constantly moving around. First impression was how immaculate the facilities are: everything is remarkably clean from the locker room to the machines, weights, and pool area. This has to be the most thoroughly-equipped gym I’ve ever been to. The place has everything you would want or need for all types of training.
However the biggest factor for me when choosing Sky Fitness was the price point. For students, it can’t be beat, with regular specials during breaks that other similar gyms in the area (XSport, World Gym, LA Fitness, etc.) can’t come close to. Regular rates are similarly convenient and frugal. The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. By my third visit, the ladies behind the front desk would welcome me by name. Asking anyone for help so far, whether it be lifting advice or just asking where I could get something, has been on point.
Final Word: this isn’t a dingy old school gym full of bodybuilders or a flashy, loud place where you constantly feel judged. At the same time this isn’t Planet Fitness; you can actually lift and get in shape here. I personally spend most of my time powerlifting or doing bodybuilding-type training. Whether you’re a serious lifter, a shy newcomer to fitness, or just looking for a variety of ways and classes to get started with, I wouldn’t recommend anywhere else around Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, or Arlington Heights besides Sky Fitness. 5.0 star rating 5/21/2015.