A quick look will tell you that the LA Fitness in Pasadena, CA is quite a bit different from most of the gyms in the company stable. The long and the short of the difference comes down to the fact that this gym is built into the ground floors of an office building instead of in a stand-alone format which the company is known for. The result is that this particular club does not come with many of the features which LA Fitness customers have come to think of as standard issue.
So what’s missing? To start with, there are no racquetball courts. In an effort to dedicated the limited amount of space to the areas which see the most use (such as the cardio and strength training zones) the glass-enclosed racquetball courts have omitted from construction. The same goes for the basketball courts. Obviously, league play is not a part of the mix at the Pasadena LA Fitness, so it’s a good thing that your membership gets you into other clubs in the area. Along the same lines, the swimming pool is noticeably absent, so swimming laps isn’t an option.
So what IS available at this particular LA Fitness location? If you’re interested in getting into shape more than you are about friendly competition then this gym has the essentials that you need. Strength training, cardio conditioning, child watch, and clean, well-appointed locker rooms come standard with every membership.
Those looking to improve their strength and muscular fitness can choose between the free weight area and the selectech conditioning machines. Free weight training routines which incorporate such classic movements as the bench press, back squat, deadlift, dumbbell curl, tricep kick-back, etc. have long been the staple of strength training for those looking to pack on slabs of muscle and boost up one’s mean metabolism level. The free weight zone caters to those looking to chart such a course toward physical perfection with thousands of pounds of bars, plates, dumbbells, and cable machines which enable a full range of exercises to meet your strength gain goals. Those who are interested in a more structured strength training routine often look to the conditioning machines for fast results gained from scientific isolation of key muscle groups. Whichever path is best for you is a decision only you can make, but the tools to get you moving from where you are to where you want to be are available at the Pasadena, CA LA Fitness weight room.
Those who crave cardio conditioning will naturally move to the cardiovascular training area with its fleet of treadmills, stair climbers, elliptical, and rowing machines. Almost every machine is loaded with the newest technology including heart monitors which help you determine if you are keeping your heart rate in the desired training zone throughout your workout. Group classes are an option for those who are looking to inject a bit more energy into their cardio routine. Classes schedules are posted monthly and includes such favorites as Latin Heat dance, cardio kickboxing, traditional step aerobics, and more.
As is the case with most LA Fitness locations, the Pasadena club features the company’s award-winning Kids Klub child watch area which enables busy parents to stop in for a workout without having to find a sitter for the little ones. Premium locker rooms with attached cedar walled sauna, a hot tub, and nergize juice bar fit out the gym’s list of side amenities.
Directions to the LA Fitness
in Pasadena, CA
From the North – heading in to work out from the north end of town is pretty much a straight shot down N Lake Ave. Find your way to N Lake and then head South. You should pass under the I-210 expressway and then keep an eye out as you pass through intersections at both Walnut St. and Colorado Blvd. From there keep an eye out for the club which will show up on the right at Cordova St.
From the South – getting to the Pasadena, CA LA Fitness from the south is accomplished simply by making your way to N Lake Ave and heading North. The gym is easy to spot once you get to the intersection with Cordova. If you see either Colorado or Walnut, you know you’ve gone too far and need to double back in order to get to the gym.
From the East – if you’re in the immediate area you’ll want to take either Colorado or Del Mar west until you get to S Lake Ave. If you’re on Colorado, turn left onto S Lake and look for the gym on the right. If you’re on Del Mar, turn right onto S Lake and look for the club on the left. If you’re a bit further away, just get on I-210 West and get off at Exit 26. Turn left onto N Lake and head south until you see the LA Fitness sign on the right.
From the West – the shortest path to get to the gym is to take Colorado East until you get to S Lake Ave and then turn right (South). The gym will be a few blocks further down on the right. If you’re further out, take I-210 East until you get to Exit 26. This will lead to S Lake onto which you’ll turn right and head south until you see the gym on the right.
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