Review of PHYT Gym in Puerto Rico
Are you traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico? Looking at local gyms to get your workout on? Have you heard about PHYT Gym and wondering if it is worth the money?
If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. Recently, I vacationed in San Juan, PR to escape the ridiculously cold temperatures in Chicago.
Assuming you are like most fitness enthusiasts, you probably include visits to the gym as part of your vacation. I know this is true for me, particularly if I’m staying someplace for over a week.
In my case, I vacationed in Puerto Rico for nearly two weeks and wanted a facility that I could go to frequently during my stay. While the Air B&B I rented had some cardio equipment, it wasn’t exactly a gym.
With all of that said, here is my review of “PHYT” in San Juan. Before continuing, I want to state clearly that I am not getting paid one dime from the owner of this club for writing this and if truth be told, he doesn’t even know that I penned a post [although I will share].
Gym Membership Fee
Right off the bat, I’ll tell you that I purchased a one-month membership. Yes, I only stayed two-weeks so you may be wondering why?
It’s simple – it cost less. The daily pass is $15.00. The only other option for visitors is a one-month pass. Over the 14 day period that I was in San Juan, I went to PHYT 5 times a week.
When you do the math, you can see $15.00 a day at 10x is $110.00. But if you buy a 30-day pass, you only have to pay $60.00, which comes out to $6.00 a day.
So, the bottom line is I paid sixty bucks for a one-month membership and can say in all honesty that I found it to be worth the money.
What I Liked
PHYT Gym is in the same space as the previous facility that used to occupy it, International Fitness. Upon entering, I was immediately greeted by the owner, Jonas Serrano. He was very nice and took his time explaining membership fees and why the 30-day pass made sense.
Jonas also gave me a brief tour, which I found helpful. Hey, it’s not often that you see this kind of direct customer service, particularly from the person who owns it, you know?
Here is what I was impressed with:
- Decent selection of cardio equipment, like treadmills and StairMaster-type machines.
- An amazing front section of the gym that can be used for stretching, abs, rope-jumping, and boxing.
- A good-sized free-weight area with adequate benches.
- Several great Hammer-Strength machines for chest and back.
- Great machine section for lower body exercises, such as legs and calves.
- Several cable machines
- Decent size floor-space where you don’t feel cramped or on top of others while lifting.
- Lockers to store your valuables.
Room for Improvement?
Honestly, I am REALLY stretching here to find something negative to say. The truth is, I’d be making it up if I did. About the only thing I can think of is the need for an arm machine; something I did not see at this facility.
That said, there are plenty of workarounds available, such as the previously mentioned cable machines.
Is PHYT New York City in PR Worth the Money?
All I can tell you is that I’ve worked out here before when it was International Fitness. The changes and upgrades made by the owner are massive and a sharp improvement over the previous facility.
So, it is worth the money? I’ll let you decide but I am giving PHYT San Juan five-stars. While I worked out here, I’ve got to say that I found each visit to be pleasant.
There’s just something nice about being able to go to a clean, well-organized gym where you can tell that the people who run it care.
Well, there you have it. My review of PHYT in Puerto Rico. They are located at 1131 Ashford Avenue in San Juan (Condado area), kitty-corner from Walgreen’s.
Have you worked out at PHYT San Juan? If so, what were your impressions?