I frequently visit South Lake Tahoe and often while I'm there I get a short-term pass to Sierra Athletic Club. If you're coming from the city you'll need to keep your expectations reasonable, this is a city of 22,000 people that cannot support one of those monster 24 Hour Fitness or Gold's Gym type of gyms that has lots of floor space and five different machines for bicep curls. It's a smaller, more intimate club but it has everything you will need within reason to get a good workout. I have never had a problem finding the equipment necessary to do any type of exercise, whether weights or cardio. And it's not usually busy either. And as advertised, the view outside the front windows is spectacular. You may not be able to see it doing weights, but on cardio equipment you'll have all the splendor of the forests and mountains surrounding Tahoe staring you in the face. It's very pretty. I recommend this club.
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