Motion Fitness, Lloydminster
4203 70 Ave, Lloydminster, AB, T9V 3L9
Opening Times: Mon – Thu: 5:00 – midnight, Fri: 5:00-22:00, Sat: 7:00-22:00, Sun: 8:00-21:00
Cost: $20 per session for a casual visit.
Membership rates cost as little as $4.99 for 2 weeks, currently without a joining fee. However, you’ll need to give three months notice if you want to quit, ie from $30.
Motion Fitness Lloydminster is a large gym, located a couple of kilometres to the West of the town centre.
Friendly staff greeted me and showed me around the attractive, well-looked after facility. It’s a similar size to both Fit4Less and Servus Sports Centre, with a comparable range of equipment. Motion Fitness probably has the edge aesthetically, due to its windows and natural daylight, in addition to being very clean. Staff informed me that everything is wiped down on a daily basis. (Usually, how often gym machines are cleaned is something of a mystery and something we’d perhaps not want to know the answer to!)
Motion Fitness Lloydminster is spread out over two floors with all the cardio equipment on the smaller floor upstairs, apart from two rowing machines. You’ll find these on the ground floor with all the weights, in an open-plan, easy to navigate, well-spaced out gym.
And for women wanting their own area, I discovered a separate, smaller, female-only gym. I found a good mix of cardio equipment, free-weights, a handful of resistance machines and some functional training equipment here.
Dumbbells go up to 75lbs and barbells go up to 110lbs with a full set of both straight and curled bars. This is in addition to a range of disc weights going up to 45lbs. You’ll find a couple of Smith machines, a squat rack and several benches with racks.
What I liked most about this gym was that the dumbbells ascended in much smaller increments than most gyms (including all others in Lloydminster). So, if 20lbs dumbbells are too easy but 25lbs feel too heavy, come here and get pumping with 22.5lb dumbbells!
The cardio equipment consists of the usual good quality equipment you’d expect to find in a modern gym. Here I found a number of bikes, treadmills, step climbers, steppers, ellipticals and arc trainers. I was also pleased to see more Jacob’s Ladders, an excellent piece of functional training equipment which I discovered yesterday at Servus Sports Centre.
You’ll find a large floor area in the main gym with foam rollers, Swiss balls, TRX’s, mats, ropes, BOSUs, resistance bands, stools, medicine balls etc.
The club has two studios and although these are currently not in use for classes, staff told me they will be shortly; in any case, both are currently open to users to make use of the space for floor work.
Overall, I thought Motion Fitness Lloydminster was a great gym, but the main downside here for me was the price. For a one-off casual visit, this club is by far the most expensive in Lloydminster. The others range from $7.50 to $10.50, sadly making it something of a showstopper if you’re travelling on a budget. For longer stays it may be well worth considering. Check out more Gyms in Lloydminster for details.
In my opinion, the best all round gym is Servus Sports Centre, based on its facilities, as well as the being the cheapest in Lloydminster.
Additionally, one plus point here was the delicious protein shakes on offer. I saw a menu of around 10, all freshly made and the peanut butter one I had was absolutely delicious – recommended!
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