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Total Woman Gym and Day Spa preview

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 2219 S Shore Ctr Alameda CA 94501  See map

Total Woman Gym and Day Spa preview site opened at the former Nine West Shoe location (center court near the frog pond). Now is the time to lock in the best membership prices to Alameda's newest Premier Club and Day Spa designed for women. The preview site will offer a complete line of exercise equipment for new members to utilize until the actual club opens its doors mid December. The lowest membership prices are available for a limited time, so hurry down today!

Fitness center hours of operation:

Labor Day 9:00am-2:00pm

M-Th 9:00am-9:00pm

Fri 9:00am-8:00pm

Sat 9:00am-7:00pm

Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

Go to www.totalwomanspa.com or call 510-521-1149 for more deatils!

Jeff Mark October 03, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I'm disappointed that this facility is so unenlightened in 2012 as to be "women-only". Of course, if a man insists on joining, they can't legally refuse him, but a friend of mine reports being told that they would seriously discourage a man, should he inquire. (Let's speculate, for a moment, on the converse situation, where a new "men-only" gym discouraged women members.) I understand the objection many women have to the typical gym scene; I find it rather intimidating myself, and my experience with "typical" gyms has not been encouraging. That's why I was disappointed that Fit-Lite closed, and why I probably will discontinue my "24-Hour Fitness" membership, even tho it's been transferred to the gym on Alameda Av. (I even find the parking lot there intimidating.) But, y'know, women aren't alone in wanting an alternative to that kind of experience. Fit-Lite had women, men, and in particular older folks who wouldn't be comfortable in a large gym, half of whom apparently aren't welcome here, where it's apparently still 1980.
Total Woman October 04, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Thank you for your insight in to the gym atmosphere and how it may be intimidating to some. Total Woman Gym and Day Spa saw the need in 1965 to help women feel comfortable in the gym, which in turn has helped thousands and thousands of women get fit and healthy which also raises their self-esteem and personal body-image. The gym is designed for women with equipment more to their size requirements and class preferences, but men may join in accordance with Calif state law on anti-discrimination. I would like to remind you that it has only been very recently that two woman were allowed to join a 'men only' country club (here in the good 'ol USA), and for centuries, women were not welcomed whenever men wanted a place to themselves. I recently spoke with an older woman who remembers not being able to workout in a 'men only' SoCal gym decades ago, and how thrilled she is that there is a comfortable place where she can now go and just be herself. TW will be that 'little slice of heaven' for weary women throughout the area. There are also numerous women of certain nationalities who are restricted from working out anywhere men may be present. As for the closing of FitLite, they came to the end of their lease, and decided not to renew, and as for your personal feelings of gym intimidation, perhaps more walks on the beach and at-home, online exercise programs are the ticket to get you up and moving!
jeff goldster October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM
the thing with the "rising membership rates" reminds me of the semi-scams that 24-hour fitness used to pull in the 90s. Just be straight with people. Same rate for everyone.
Turnstile November 05, 2012 at 03:30 PM
There's always someone to complain about "Only" establishments. As u stated "they can't legally refuse a man from joining", so join if u want but stop complaining. I'm sure they're "men-only" gyms that discourage women from joining. There's also gyms for Men and Women. So there u go, so many choices. Pick one and stop complaining or start your own gym and call it what ever u want. Sheesh!
Madelyne X March 04, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Yes, and the very first rate on the postcard I received in the mail - $24.99 already said 'SOLD OUT' Um, I'd like to know when the advertised initially at that rate BEFORE it had sold out. I think it's a scam and that they never did off $24.99. Each new post card they hike up the rates. Don't they realize how sleazy that type of marketing is? The place is small and doesn't even have a pool or jacuzzi so how they could keep hiking the rate up to around $64 a month is beyond ridiculous and not competitive with other health clubs.

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