I have recently joined Jetts. I know dissing them is almost de rigueur, especially amongst the bodybuilding types due to the perceived lack of equipment like free barbells (the Jetts I go to does have the Smith Machine and bar) and other things but I am loving it way, way more than the three other gyms I've been to. Love it for the fact that I can go when I want and it eliminates my biggest excuses for not going (hating crowded gyms, disliking being forced to go at peak times because of limited opening hours, and hating non-air conditioned gyms). It's clean and well setup for those more focused on functional fitness, rather than bodybuilding or lifting huge weights.
Compared to Les Mills (the less said, the better) and Club Physical, it is particularly a godsend for me. The lack of group exercise classes mean so much to this guy, who's easily annoyed by all the "pumped up" shouting and all that from the group class instructors, not the mention the absence of (usually) middle age women congregating around the gym before and after classes generally getting in people's way. I also love the fact that the PTs at my local Jetts have much more varied background than the typical bodybuilder/trainer for women's typical insecurities archetypes.
I've gone for the distinctly unmacho option of having a female PT, who is herself an accomplished martial artist (I train karate - and no I am not much good). I love the fact that she's listened to my desire to increase my speed, explosiveness, whilst improving my core stability/balance, in addition to trying to gain some weight. I've been put on a circuit program featuring a mixture of using hand weights, body-weight exercises, plyometrics, as well as abdominal exercises using medicine balls. She's also insisted on a much more serious adherence to proper warm ups, warm downs and stretches. So far, I am getting good results and, most importantly, I don't feel seriously sore and dead the day after exercising. Definitely feel exercised but not wasted all round, when previous PTs have just focussed on single body part isolating weight lifts that involved lifting as much as possible.
And I love the fact that my PT has suggested lesser time spent with me each session (30 minutes as opposed to the full hour in my previous experience) in return for doing at least 3 to 4 sessions a month. It works out much cheaper and she's focussed on keeping me safe, challenging myself when lifting weights, and watching my progress, as opposed to gym-mothering me through warm ups and stuff that I can easily manage on my own. And my doctor other-half, who is herself a far more accomplished athlete than I ever will be, approves of my PT's ideas.
Loving it so far!