I joined Austin Fitness Center a couple of years ago and weigh almost forty pounds less. My workout is not about socializing, wearing expensive clothes or paying a lot of money. I was a member of another gym here in Austin for 25 years and paying twice as much. An accident moved me from fitness to rehabilitation. When I was ready to get back to fitness, the cleanliness, professionalism, knowledgeable staff and affordability made my decision for me.
While most of the equipment is weight machines, this is by no means a 'meathead' gym. I feel perfectly comfortable there. No cell phone usage, no deafening music or televisions, and as I said, a good, knowledgeable staff presence that is not spread so thinly that you can't get help should you need it.