The facilities I've been to have always been clean and the equipment is superb. I could do without the meatheads constantly dropping weights loudly on the floor and generally not respecting the gym, but it comes with the territory I suppose.
The transition to LA Fitness was very abrupt and unexpected, but they honored my contract and the only thing that was required of me was getting a new membership card to replace the old UA card.
If you want a gym that has all the equipment you could possibly want, regular classes, personal trainers at your disposal (for a price), and a generally enjoyable workout experience, then this is a great choice for you.
Extremes.... I moved to the Midwest for a short period of time. I was talked into a membership tht offered training sessions weekly. I was excited because with this speciality membership it was still bout the same as just a membership in my east coast town. While I was there I loved the gym! I reached great goals and everyone was friendly. The gym was beautiful and clean. I moved back to the east coast and the cancellation was sort of a nightmare. That's my only complaint. So as long as u will stay in their network it's a great option
I do enjoy the Cardio Cinema rooms -which are only at the former UA buildings. I want to quit, but I'm locked in for a few more months.