Planet Fitness Salt Lake City – SLC Gym
175E, 400S, #100, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Opening Times: Mon – Thu: 500-2300, Fri: 500-2100, Sat and Sun: 700-1900
Cost: One free pass available here.
Location and Entry
Planet Fitness Salt Lake City is large gym situated in the centre of downtown Salt Lake City. It is typical of Planet Fitness clubs all over the USA, ie very easy to get into once with a free pass from their website. You’ll this SLC gym centrally located downtown, virtually opposite the public library. It’s handily within the free bus zone too! I loved this grid-based city, built on a slight hill for easy navigation. Even I didn’t get lost (much!).
Planet Fitness SLC is large, clean and well ventilated. All the equipment is in good condition at this SLC gym, and you’ll find plenty of cardio machines as well as resistance machines. They’ve also got a (Planet Fitness standard) 30 minute workout zone. Additionally there’s an attractive Synergy area where you can find pull-up bars, overhead bars, resistance bands, skipping ropes, Swiss balls, kettle bells, battle ropes, TRX’s and medicine balls.
The 30 minute workout zone area is a mixture of resistance machines and stepboard-like platforms where you can alternate cardio with weight training, spending a minute on each station, rather like a self-directed circuit class.
The main limitation to this SLC gym is that free weights only go up to 60lbs (barbells), 75lbs (dumbbells) and the more standard 45lbs (discs). Plenty for most people, but not if you lift heavy! There are no adjustable barbells other than those attached to Smith machines, meaning heavier lifters wanting free weights might be better off looking for a different gym. Likewise, other than the Synergy apparatus, you won’t find overhead bars for pull ups, squat racks, or benches with adjustable bars.
Note also that some of the resistance machines are located around the side of the room, in front of cardio machines, instead of being with the rest of the weights/resistance equipment.
On the plus side, they have provided a large number and range of cardio machine here, including treadmills, bikes, stair-climbers, arc trainers and ellipticals. There is also a lot of floorspace in this particular club, at the back behind the free-weights.
Summary of Planet Fitness SLC
Planet Fitness Salt Lake City is an excellent and well-equipped gym if you do not require heavy weights; very easy to get into and you can use any number of clubs across the country; each will allow one free pass every ninety days.
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