ditto to the negative remarks made re: slimmers.
ditto to the remark made re: new batch of members.
recently, slimmers decentralized their management system...branches work independently and if they don't make money, they close down. so don't be surprised if the quality is different in some branches compared to others. also, the location of the branch makes a difference too--- i heard that the megamall branch at 5pm is a real zoo, esp. from thursday to sunday.
if anybody else is thinking of joining, i suggest you go there at the time you plan on working out... if you plan to work out every 9 am, then check the place and branch out during that time. chances are, that's the likely number of people that you will be working out with.
i used to work out regularly at slimmers too, but i just go there once a week now, to attend my favorite aero teacher's class. i go to another gym now... it is less stressful, i make good use of my time, there is almost no waiting time for the machines, and working out is a more enjoyable experience. i am a lifetime member at slimmers world but now i don't hesitate to discourage people from joining... the owners and management of SWI has become too greedy, and their new policies has caused the rapid deterioration in the quality of their services. people are better served putting their money in gyms where they can function.