Hacienda Business Park getting sporty Sports, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:55 am
The only newspapers circulating at the Tri-Valley Herald's former building on Willow Road will be the ones exercisers will read as they work out on treadmills at a new, bigger 24 Hour Fitness. The proposed 56,000-square-foot facility plans were recently approved by the Planning Commission.
According to city planning documents, the fitness corporation plans to operate a "super sport club," the second-highest level it offers, at 4770 Willow Road in the Hacienda Business Park.
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Posted by Lisa, a resident of Dublin, on Aug 21, 2008 at 1:58 pm
That's great news - I'm just wondering how much they will charge existing members (all club except super sport), to go to this new facility. Since they are closing the existing facility, I would hope they give a discount. Prices I heard they charge range from an additional $10 to $20/month (that's on top of your yearly fee). Keep in mind, these members have already prepaid 3 years dues to get the yearly fee they are paying. I heard it might be cheaper to sign up for their "grand opening" specials - which might be $999 for 3 years and then $19/year after that? Anyone have any experience with these Super Sport clubs?
Posted by mark, a resident of the Vineyard Avenue neighborhood, on Aug 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm
I've been to these before... at the end of the day, it's just another 24 hour fitness, except you have to pay more for a few more machines. It's a bummer they are expanding, because if I am paying for a higher end gym, I'd rather join ClubSport.
Posted by Jim, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Aug 24, 2008 at 3:05 pm
Can't beat Express Fitness on Rosewood... they have everything you need for a very low price. Low initiation fee ($40-$50) and $16/month thereafter. It's clean and they have everything you need for cardio and lifting which includes free weights, and a lot of nice machines. No pool, bar, or luxury locker rooms, but you get what you pay for here... Former member of Club Sport also...too much $ for what I used it for.
Posted by Tony, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Aug 24, 2008 at 11:49 pm
I am currently go to San Ramon for the Super Sport gym there because of how crappy the current one in Pleasanton is. The dues are $88 without any discounts which can be negotiated down. I am paying $44 a month w.o a contract and I didn't have to pay an initiation fee. Also comes with access to all gyms. The Super Sport is basically everything you need that Club Sport has minus the massages, tennis courts, rock climbing, and raquet ball courts. For the $44 a pay a month, I think this is a big bargain compared to Club Sport. This will really give Club Sport a run for the money.
Posted by John, a resident of Dublin, on Aug 25, 2008 at 12:02 pm
I signed up at 24 in San Ramon so I could get the Super Sport membership and everything else below it. My membership gives me access to every 24 except 2 ultra sports (one in Irvine and one currently being built in New York). My pre-pay deal got me 3 years for $1250 and a renewal rate of $149 year for life ($12.50/month), plus 5, 50-minute training sessions (I ended up buying another 10 sessions when that was over with due to good results). When San Ramon renovated and had a grand re-opening in 2006, my wife got 3 years pre-pay for $949, 10 training sessions, and a yearly renewal of $29! I'm telling you, if you're thinking about signing up at a gym, go the 24 route, and DO THE PRE-PAY. I didn't like the idea of dropping over a grand for a membership on the spot, but think about it, if you get a deal like my wife did (or something close to it), when it comes time to renew for the 4th year and thereafter, you're looking at less than $2.50 a month for access to virtually any club.
As far as this new 24 goes, awesome! I go to the Pleasanton location more frequently than I do San Ramon because it is a little closer since I moved to Dublin. I assume the new 24 will be open 24 hours unlike the current Pleasanton club that has some whack weekend hours.
Posted by 24 hour fitness member, a resident of the Rosewood neighborhood, on Aug 27, 2008 at 1:42 pm
Everyone be careful. They recently did this in Moraga and tried screwing all existing members, until Michael Finney/7 on your side profiled it and only then did 24Hour "grandfather" existing members. I'm currently paying $19/all clubs for years and have seen abuses, class action settlements, etc. If you are an existing member, make sure your card is scanned in at least every week till then to establish an attendance record. Same thing in San Ramon few years back.
24Hour is nothing more than a supersales emporium marketing company merely attached to a healthclub. They need to change their name to "Final day fitness" in reference to their high pressure sales pitches.
Posted by carla, a resident of Dublin, on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:46 am
This is excellent! There is such a demand in the area for a super fitness club. Look at the fact that ClubSport has over 5,000 members and it's family membership cost $250/month. Clearly, there is demand and hopefully it will force ClubSport to lower their outrageous fees!!
Posted by Karen, a resident of Dublin, on Oct 16, 2008 at 3:35 pm
Even with 24 coming to Dublin I'm hanging on to my ClubSport membership...I like the resort feel of the place and the staff is really attentive, especially in KidsWorld. I'm sure ClubSport will lose some members due to pricing but I'd rather have the value of what's included at ClubSport.
Posted by 24 Hour Fitness Member, a resident of Dublin, on Feb 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm
I am wondering if people that do not currently have Super Sport Club access, will they have access to this new club? If they won't have access, then they will be screwed because there are not other clubs close by.
Posted by HHR, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm
I was told by a Pleasanton 24Hr employee that they have just signed a 5 year lease on the present location, so my understanding is that there will be 2 locations in Pleasanton. The existing one on West Las Positas, and the new one which will have all the whistles and bells, and will cost more.
Posted by resident, a resident of Dublin, on Dec 16, 2010 at 11:09 am
I just worked out at the new Super Club and it is huge and beautiful. Since I have worked out at the Pleasanton location this year, they grandfathered my membership to this location, so no additional fees. yay :)