Was a member of this gym when it was Cannons and took advantage of a recent Nuffield Health groupon deal to see in things had improved. On a positive note, it is a very 'adult' focussed club with no kids running around the changing rooms or dive bombing the pool. That is a huge advantage over other Plymouth clubs especially Fort Stanford and The Devonshire. Sadly there are too many poor areas. The biggest by far is the poor ventilation in the gym. It feels like a workout in a greenhouse..this is desperately bad and takes away much of the pleasure of using the gym. In fact I would go as far to say on hot days it is dangerous. The second unforgivable sin is the poor mix of equipment, in particular the lack of rowing machines (there is only four which even at quiet times creates a queue). At this price of membership it is unacceptable. The frequent cordoning off of much of the pool for lessons is an issue. If you pay full membership you do not expect to be confinded to one lane with other members while the rest ofthe pool is used for lessons. Finally the 'coffee area' has really gone down hill and in fact mainly closed at peak times (weekends and evenings) leaving probably one of the worst coffee machines I have ever tried. If you want to relax with a decent coffee and a newspaper after your workout...forget it. The Devonshire wins on this count by miles. If only these areas (in particular the ventilation) could be improved then this would be the best choice of gym for young professionals or older people without children in Plymouth. Unfortunately it misses the mark and therefore cannot be recommended.
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